501 Prime

4.7
962 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Hot Springs premier steak and seafood restaurant. Offering USDA Prime Beef, Fresh Seafood, Oyster Bar, Fantastic Wine list, Pub Style Beers on Tap, and one of the best Bourbon/Whiskey selections in the state.
*Note: If you are unable to find availability online, please contact us directly and we may be able to accommodate. all guest on our Patio must be 21yrs old
Reservation Policy:
To insure your satisfaction, Weekend Reservation at 501 prime shall be reserved with a Credit Card, you may cancel your reservation any time, 24 hours or before (your scheduled time) with no fees applied, any cancelation with the 24 hours or a No- Show, shall be charged $30 per seat of the reservation, if you are running late please call and let us know, more them 15 minutes late, with out a call, will be considered No-Show.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 962 People Are Saying
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Wareagleks
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Do yourself a huge favor and ask for Emerald to be your server! She is AWESOME! Her attention to detail and caring for her patrons is beyond the call of duty. While the food and beverages were everything we had hoped for, her service was the ABSOLUTE best I've ever had and I'm 71 years old and have dined in some of the best 5 star restaurants in the US. Also do yourself a favor and try the duck egg rolls for your appetizer. I could make a meal off them alone! We'll be back to Hot Springs next year and 501 Prime is the first place where we will dine out!

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JaredW
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time to dine here. Exceptional service. Exceptional food. Exceptional atmosphere. If you like fine dining this should be on your list.

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MNTG
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Surprisingly great steak. Highly recommended for special occasions. A little bit pricy for everyday dining.

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WrayP
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large portions. Excellent entrees. Awesome service. Food came really fast.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great very accommodating food was wonderful desserts were exceptional

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vipcatgal2412
Oklahoma City
8 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best meal I’ve had in awhile. Really wonderful. Had Lemoncello Fizz, cheese board, filet, asparagus with blue cheese fondue and lemon cheesecake.

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LAGG
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding: food, service, ambiance.

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RobD
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meals and the service was excellent.

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DexterW
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great overall experience! I was there for a birthday celebration and was very pleased with the quality of food and service. I highly recommend 501 Prime.

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LloydS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was top notch and the GM was very helpful.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons birthday

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WayneH
1 review
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this place is top rate. From the moment we walked in until we left we were taken care of. The food and cocktails were outstanding. Expect to spend some money for this.

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Loving501Prime
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, excellent service (Joe Don is our favorite waiter).

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 1 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family get together! Fabulous food and service! Oysters, burgers, steaks and pork chops!! Everything was delicious! Emerald was a great server!

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Trish
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing from beginning to end! I defend recommend the pork chop, hands down the best I have ever eaten!!! We loved the calm, cool, and intimate atmosphere of the restaurant. We celebrated our 9th anniversary here and they did not disappoint.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Servers were impeccable. Food fantastic.

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TURKEYMAN
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wednesday night Buck a Shuck oyster special. Oysters were wonderful. Also split double-cut pork chop with my girlfriend. Amazingly tender and delicious. Service was excellent

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Nick
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Memorable; the perfect steak - having travelled the world and visited most of the famous steakhouses in the US I did not expect find the perfect steak in Hot Springs - but I did. Grilled over a wood fire with a perfect char, exceptional quality meat and just salt/pepper, simple cooking at it’s best. Friendly service in a nice family owned restaurant, what else would you want?

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience3

This is the second time we have eaten at this restaurant. Everybody talks about how great it is and that it is the best restaurant in Hot Springs. From the time I made reservations on OpenTable I was inundated with reminders for the reservation. I got no less than 10 reminders in two days on notifications and it was extremely annoying. We were required to put a credit card on file to make a reservation. On the day of the reservation we got another reminder along with a limit for how long we could stay for dinner. My husband is a diabetic and has strict dietary restrictions. It was very disappointing when he ordered the halibut and was told he could not substitute another vegetable for the mashed potatoes that come with the meal. The whole experience made me feel like they were doing me a favor by letting me eat there, they are extremely pretentious and haughty. I would like to say that the hostess was extremely friendly and helpful and our server, Bernie, was extremely accommodating and as nice as the restaurant would let him be. That will be our last visit to 501 Prime…there are other wonderful restaurants in Hot Springs that make us feel more welcome and know how to cook a steak.

501 Prime
Responded on 23 August 2021

The chef/owner is also diabetic and would have been more than happy to accommodate any request for your husband. The kitchen was never notified of a dietary restriction so we failed at the point of service and communicating your husband's dietary restrictions to the kitchen. We typically don't substitute on dishes, but we can work around dietary restrictions. It is extremely helpful when a reservation is made to either add notes or call in dietary restrictions so the kitchen can be prepared.

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vipBIRTHDAY
Atlanta
50 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always. Great service. A bit pricey, but worth every penny. We’ve been here several times before and will be back.

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FoodieWannaBe
Little Rock
13 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Seated at the upstairs bar, fun to watch perfectly cooked w/nice sides of rice & veggies.

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Marsha
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff are exceptional every single visit. Best steak in town.

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JohnL
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice restaurant!

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vipAnnH
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible! Fresh fish selections and fresh vegetables. Service was great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The tuna was fantastic! Ordered the 20 oz prepared “black & blue” and it was nicely cooked. Great cocktails too!

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SheilaP
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

We loved our meal as always! Just a little disappointed in our seating.

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RandyS
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Over all it was good my strip steak had a lot of gristle in it. Unable to eat half of it. My wife’s swordfish was very good

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality steak aged well for flavor and tenderness!

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Datenightfor2
1 review
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Overpriced food that was mediocre at best. Okay environment. Good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Completely out of all seafood options for 745PM dinner. Was told by management to come earlier if we wanted seafood, around 5 o’clock. Waitstaff was fantastic but the manager was very argumentative and also eating food off the line.

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NicRol
1 review
Dined on 10 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday dinner celebration and we’re not disappointed! The truffle chicken and bousin filet were both superb!!!

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vipBARCA
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around an excellent meal. Cozy atmosphere, great food and very nice service. What more could you ask for, especially in a small town. Would definitely go back again if I were in the area

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful! Fantastic food and great service. Can’t be beat

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CinB
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Did not get seat / booth requested to sit beside each other. Steak not medium as ordered . Seated at very very small table.

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BarryS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place in Hot Springs. Great food, great drinks and great service. Highly recommend to anyone.

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vipMrsJC
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and service!

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JoeV
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aboslutely delicious! This is the second time I have eaten here and will be back again! Staff was great, the manager checked in on us and server was on top of everything.

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ChrisM
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic place…pricey but worth it. Great date night restaurant. After dinner hit the bourbon bar for a relaxing hangout

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NoraG
1 review
Dined on 5 August 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience3

My reservation was supposed to be seating in the bar area. We were seated at table. The waiter who took out order stood at our table for 5 minutes after getting out order, then stood behind us for an additional 2-3 minutes. We watched when the lady who had our food come out of the kitchen, she walked around the area, then proceeded to go back into the kitchen. She couldn't find us. The food is always good, but that night the service was less than desirable.

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OpenTable Diner
Amarillo
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Service, from the host to the GM. The food was phenomenal! We had 4 people with us and all had 4 different things, including dessert. Not one complaint. Highly recommended!!

FAQs

501 Prime is rated 4.7 stars by 962 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.