Samantha's Tap Room & Wood Grill

4.8
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406 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Samantha’s is upscale hop with down home comfort. It’s the only Arkansas restaurant to have all beer and wine offerings available on tap; 32 and 20 respectively. The freshest locally-grown ingredients are on hand whenever possible as Samantha’s cooks by way of the oldest form: Wood fire.
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Samantha’s menu is diverse with a broad selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and main courses. Uniquely, all items are à la carte.
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2015 KEGGY “PEOPLE’S CHOICE” AWARD WINNER
As one of the few restaurants in Arkansas that serves wine directly from kegs, we were awarded the Free Flow Wine’s 2015 KEGGY “People’s Choice” award for our Wine on Tap program.
What 406 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.6
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Fabulous!!!!

AJ
1 review
Dined on 8 January 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Only issue-hostess told us to park in Valet area as we arrived a few minutes early for our 5pm reservation. Not long after 5 we were informed by the valet a tow truck had been called to tow our vehicle. His attitude was awful even after it was explained to him that the hostess told us to park there. Hostess told us later they usually check with her before calling a tow truck but did not that night.

OT
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was above our expectation. Our server was attentive and did well at offering specials. Love the atmosphere and valet parking. This is a must try.

OT
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 26 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Samantha’s. One of my favorite places to dine.

TR
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved Samantha’s!! Everything was great!! We will be back!!

OT
1 review
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Very good experience. The food was ready in ten minutes. Very fast. Thank you Samantha

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had an amazing time. Service, food, beverages were simply amazing. I always have the lamb chops w/ the Asian BBQ when I do attend. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.

OT
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! Highly recommend!

S
Little Rock
10 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of the meal was memorable and delicious. We each had a cocktail, shared an appetizer and salad and our own entrees. We finished it off with a shared dessert. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive. We will definitely be back soon!

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening of drinks, food and fun.

TG
Little Rock
29 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love Samantha's! I believe they put something addictive in the jalapeno stuffed, bacon wrapped, quail in black cherry demi-glaze? I get it to share even if I'm getting a different entree. Their gumbo is as good as anybody's. Get reservations! if you plan to go!

R
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing else to say at this time

TB
1 review
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Would recommend to anyone going through Little Rock!

OT
1 review
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Girls night!

k
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

professional service, lively atmosphere, well-crafted drinks (we had old-fashioneds), decent pricing, and an intriguing menu. loved the grouper tacos and the portobello sandwich. the craft of water on each table is a much appreciated pleasure.

J
Little Rock
5 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were celebrating two birthdays. The food was delicious and the noise level was high. It was a Saturday evening and the acoustics make it difficult to carry on conversations. That’s my only issue with Samantha’s. I wish there were places for people who want to visit while enjoying the food, rather than just enjoy the food. It is not a place to take someone you haven’t seen in a long time.

OT
1 review
Dined on 16 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food great atmosphere very enjoyable

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

It was my daughter’s birthday 21 and the hostess wasn’t friendly and didn’t seem happy to have us there. The waitress rush us to make our drinks orders and we didn’t know what the special of the day was. I asked them to bring a desert out in my quest and never got it. We really wanted to make it a special dinner but instead it wasn’t!! Our streaks weren’t cooked the way we wanted. I won’t be back

j
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

The appetizer was excellent, fried green tomatoes, the wine, $22 a glass was weak, more like a house wine, and the main course was a conglomeration of red snapper, green olives, other cooked relish and Brussels sprouts, there wasn’t a division of the food and it all ran together...as too much in a small space....nothing stood out as delicious...way overpriced...the crepe brûlée was very good. I should have gotten appetizer and dessert and saved $65.

DS
1 review
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was excellent and very personable. Everything was delicious! The noise level was high which makes it hard to have a conversation but it just means that everyone is enjoying themselves.

Thank you

m
Atlanta
40 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We had high expectations because it always seems to be booked. It was good and I would return but would not wait or make a special trip.

LR
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

I would visit for a casual dinner but I would not be back to celebrate a birthday. I made a birthday cake for my son and the host told us it would be a $20 charge to eat the cake there. He wasn't friendly even when we walked in. No smile or nothing. The server was very friendly.

OT
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always have s great experience at Samantha’s. I’ll definitely be dining there again.

C
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Server was not good, and in fact seemed disinterested when we asked for suggestions. Very inattentive.

ST
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! Our first time in Little Rock and i chose Samantha’s for dinner based on other good reviews here on Open Table. All 4 of us absolutely LOVED it! The appetizers, entrees and dessert (the Chocolate Bag OMG) were each delicious. The queso was so good we got a second order of it. My husband said it was the best steak he’s ever had- cooked to perfection. Our service was impeccable. The beer selection was the best we’ve ever seen and the specialty cocktails were really great too! If we find ourselves ever back in little Rock this will be our first stop!

HH
Fayetteville
20 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A gem in downtown Little Rock. This is a must visit American classic restaurant

AC
Memphis
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sean was AMAZING!!!!! Definitely ask for him the next time you visit sams! He is awesome! Food was excellent! I love this place!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic!

MW
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, as usual. This place never disappoints.

OT
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Concert and dinner night

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was very nice.

AK
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I have dined at this restaurant before and enjoyed it so much that I decided to bring my mother for a birthday lunch. She doesn’t usually dine at restaurants downtown so she had never been. We all really enjoyed and she was glad I brought her. The food was great, the atmosphere was so nice, and I love the decor. We will definitely be returning for our special occasions and just because.

k
Dallas
23 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The chopped salmon salad was delicious & I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys salad & salmon! The blackened grouper sandwich was one of the best kept secrets in town. Great wines by the glass.

AP
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, service, food and drinks! We will definitely be going back! Sooner rather than later!

HH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Really enjoyed my meal, did not like that I bought a bottle of wine and it came to the table in a decanter. I would have like it to come to the table in the bottle and then poured in the decanter. Besides that I’m enjoyed my meal.

LT
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience4

I would recommend Samantha’s but our waiter was horrible!! He really gave a bad impression of the restaurant so I most likely won’t be going back.

DD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great, food was excellent!

R
Little Rock
7 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have lunch at Samantha’s often with girlfriends but this was a date and AR Rep Theatre night for my husband and me. We always love Samanthas, Spencer our waiter was great with suggestions and my Salmon salad was delicious along with a couple of Old Fashion cocktails. My husbands lamb chops were a little overdone but he said they still tasted great. We will definitely come back very soon as we thank you for making our date night special.

PK
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good was great. Server upset bc we didn’t order drinks, a little condescending.

OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was Awesome as always!!!

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