42 bar and table at The Clinton Presidential Center

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314 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
42 bar and table, the Clinton Presidential Center’s award-winning on-site restaurant, features unparalleled views of the lighted pedestrian bridge and a menu with a delicious blend of local favorites and internationally-inspired cuisine.

We do have outdoor tables available for booking. Please note, these tables will not be available in inclement weather and we cannot guarantee inside seating in the event that the outdoor tables are unavailable.

We’re happy to offer FREE valet parking for dinner guests. The FREE valet station is located in Celebration Circle.
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M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and service was great

L
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my family to celebrate an event. My mother loved it! She had never been (the rest of us had only been to brunch) and had a lovely time. Good combination of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options which is great because some of us are vegetarian. Staff was lovely. They had our table ready as soon as we walked in. We will totally be back.

DG
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and food delicious. I would definitely go back again to try the other menu items but the salad with the seared tuna was delicious and I would order it again.

ES
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food is always good when I go. Fast services. Only disappointed in the dessert.

H
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch place. Awesome drinks and food was delicious.

AR
Little Rock
19 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and excellent service. My wife and I love the great selection of wines by the glass and the food is always wonderful. Try the chicken pot pie for a wholesome, delicious, walk down comfort food lane. My wife’s favorite is the ahi tuna salad.

OT
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Excellent food. Great view. Will definitely be back for more.

BA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, lovely time and if youre a drinker - we LOVED our cocktails. Our waiter, Von, was awesome - for sure for how packed it was on NYE!

JM
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always - super service and delicious food. This is one of my favorite places to come for lunch. But this visit was for a dinner and it did not disappoint. Great spot!!

PP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dwayne was an exceptional and attentive server and Chef Andre Poirot’s delicious, creative menu did not disappoint. The filet with lump crab was tender and well-seasoned and the salmon entree was cooked to perfection. Highly recommend 42 for any occasion.

P
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very helpful to us in choosing out meal. Thank you!

AP
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and Service very nice. We consider it to be a fairly upscale restaurant. Your managers’ attire detracts from that ambience. Pot belly with suspenders holding up too small pants over a slightly soiled open collar white shirt just does not look right and detracts from enjoyment.

g
Fayetteville
9 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

All good big crowd

H
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Usually good but on this occasion, I ordered the soup of the day and it was not hot and not even warm.

Ordered the Poboy, which I have not ordered before and it was very marginal and the fries were cold as well.

MF
Memphis
16 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Many Options, reasonably priced. Only thing better would be a connection between the menu & the Clinton's

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time; will be back! William our waiter was great!

MM
Little Rock
13 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On a busy busy night it was a wonderful place to celebrate a birthday. Food was excellent, vibe was exciting without being too loud, and service was spot-on. A great spot for a special meal.

MP
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fabulous food and service. Could not believe how reasonable the prices are.

K
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and service. Our waiter was just attentive enough, and the food was both delicious and plentiful at brunch. Well worth what we paid.

J
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was recommended to us and everything's was wonderful!

C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant is sensational! It's one of my favorite spots in Little Rock! The food is always wonderful, one can't beat the service. The atmosphere is always lovely! What 42 offers is what keeps me coming back. 🙂

e
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a lovely restaurant with an entire wall a window on the Arkansas river. The menu is small but with a lot of variety to suit any diet. The food is good; the service is good. The prices are very reasonable, especially for such a great setting.

GW
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, but the food was not warm once served.

AB
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dewayne, our waiter was awesome!

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

I enjoyed the meal, but it wasn't as good as the reputation. I heard 42 was outstanding, but I thought the meal was just pretty good. The french onion soup was good, but not delicious, and the osso bucco was also good, but lacked some of the flavor I was expecting. Although the tenderloin and lamb also ordered at my table were very good. Service was good, enjoyed our server, JB. Great view, will come back.

p
Miami
46 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Better than one would expect from a tourist site restaurant. The staff really cared-exceptional friendly, courteous and efficient. My friend raved about the fried catfish special. My husband like his salad very much and my friend and I each got the soup and 1/2 sandwich. The soup was tasty but I did not care for the quality of the turkey on the sandwich -kind of straggly pieces mushed together. Our water glasses were kept full and the soda replenished with out asking. All in all a very nice experience.

DA
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Took a large group, most had never been there and all were pleased with food.
Friday nights has a 3 course fixed price option.
Several did that and all was very tasty, others ordered menu items with good results as well.
Friendly attendant upstairs and friendly reception.
Overall a fun place that we visit frequently on weekends.
You can get a glimpse of the Clinton Library, an interesting place as well, a good hub for downtown LR

MN
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience1

So, we went in for brunch and the older lady at entrance of Clinton center gives me a brochure and when I say we are going to eat instead of tour, she YANKS the brochure OUT of my hand!!! Extremely RUDE!!!

Then, when we get to restaurant, we have a waitress, I think her name was Carly after looking at ticket, she’s extremely rude to me! I wasn’t happy with food, she was never around, when she finally rubs by for a second, she just says in a rush, I’ll get you another tea, passes our table 15 minutes LATER with still, NO tea! I had to remind her and she says she’s busy, she will when Dan! There were 4 tables the whole time we were there!!!!

Everyone else was very nice!!!!! But, this woman was just awful, never able to tell her my food was not good so, I paid the bill and got out of there!

SC
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary at 42. The staff went out of their way to make us feel extra special. Service was impeccable and we are still raving about the food!!! Thank you all so much for an exceptional experience!

C
Little Rock
6 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was great. Ambience was great. Location is great. Service was mediocre. Waiter was personable. However he seemed more interested in the table next to us than he did us. Waiter forgot my drink order and brought it with dessert and I had to gulp it down. Not fatal but annoying.

OT
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and fabulous food

RW
Little Rock
29 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love dining here. Never disappoints

OT
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for brunch to celebrate my mom’s 71st birthday. Our waiter was wonderful and everyone loved their food. The views, drinks, ambiance — all great. Good value too. We will definitely be back!

c
Little Rock
102 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

No valet parking for Sunday brunch. My mimosa was flat. I mentioned it to the waiter (he did remove it from the bill). Monkey bread was hard; to cut it required a knife and fork. Crab cakes benedict had 2 asparagus spears as an embellishment; I wouldn't call it a 'side.' Probably won't do brunch here again.

MD
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside and it was fantastic. Great service and food

DB
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love 42 and are always impressed with the meal and everything accompanying it.

JJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My salmon was OUTSTANDING. My wife wants to return for the vegan meal.

LR
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and a lovely setting. The portions are large. Had the gazpacho and oyster sandwich. I am from New Orleans area but this was the best fried oysters I have had. Others had the salmon salad- delicious and large. Love this place.

OT
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Restaurant was unprepared for crowd for Sunday brunch.
Service was slightly slow. Food arrived cold. Even though brunch food was not hot, we ate it because it had good flavor. Atmosphere was good. I would give it a second chance.

E
1 review
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food is excellent. Usually service is good but they were slammed with many large parties. Fortunately the food didn’t suffer. The monkey bread was incredible!