Clarion Hotel Medical Center-Midtown
925 S University Ave
Little Rock, AR 72204-1601
Phone: (501) 664-5020
Fax: (501) 748-4758
Bars & Cafes
With live nightly music and a mouth-watering menu of delectable American cuisine, its easy to see how Afterthought Bistro & Bar is a local favorite. This popular establishment serves hearty bistro cuisine with brunch offered on the weekends. The bar portion of Afterthought offers simple bar bites, beer, wine and specialty cocktails. Visit the website to find out more about the live music and see when your favorite local band will be playing next.
River City has just the gift you need for a birthday, wedding or anniversary. Its beautiful gift baskets are filled with delicious shortbread cookies, flavorful coffee, imported jams and rich fudge. Or, create your own personalized basket with the shop's wonderful selection of aromatic specialty coffees, delectable hand-dipped chocolates and soothing teas in a variety of flavors. They offer shipping world-wide.
So Restaurant Bar is one of the neighborhood favorites. Their ambiance is upscale, elegant and great for romantic dinners. The outdoor seating proves a great experience with a great view. Some of the dishes you may try here are mushroom risotto, steaks, primo louis fillet, born in pork chops, and lots more. The desserts here are unique; do try the chocolate box. The cocktails and wine selections are extensive and a must with your meals. The lounge is well equipped with television screens and wi-fi internet access for the patrons. They also offer their space for private events, functions and celebrations. For more information and reservations, call ahead.
Come to Zaza and experience amazing salad, pizza, and gelato. The salad ingredients are fresh, and you can build it with your favorite veggies and dressings. The pizza here has a crunchy, thin crust, and comes in varieties such as four cheese and feta, potato, and rosemary. Gelato flavors include pistachio and dulce de leche. The atmosphere is casual, and it's a popular spot for lunch on weekdays.
Cajun cooking does not get any better than in this "deliberately dingy" restaurant with splintering walls and a melange of odd items along the walls. Famous for their oysters, the rest of the spicy food is noteworthy too. Enjoy Zydeco music as you peel and eat large juicy shrimp, or try a huge po' boy sandwich filled with shrimp, fish or chicken. The crowd is diverse and thick on weekends. Happy hour is daily from 3p-6:30p.
This Japanese food joint features the typical chef dynamics on the hibachi grill as entertainment. So while you wait for the grub you watch it diced, cooked, flipped and flopped all over the place at speeds that almost defy sight. While Shoguns is perfect for a group or even when dining alone, if you care to have intimate conversation this is not the place to do it. All meals are served to groups of 10 as the comical chefs prepare food fresh on the hibachi grill. Choose from chicken, steak or shrimp stir-fry, or a combination
Looking for the best place for live music in Little Rock? Your search ends here at The White Water Tavern. Unarguably the busiest live music venue in the city, the WWT (as regulars call it) has live acts by local or international bands every other day. The small size of the venue makes the audience feel closer to the bands on stage, while the affordable beer keeps the energy going. And if you're in the mood to chat up with some one, then the friendly bar staff will make sure you're don't feel lonely.
A year after the establishment of the Pavilion in the Park shopping center in Little Rock, Trio's opened as an informal eatery. Back then, it was known for the wonderfully delicious eclectic cuisine as it is today. If you do visit here, ensure you check out the daily specials before browsing through the menu. Fresh fruits served with yogurt and poppy seeds, or homemade soups are the lightest appetizers you will find. Their signature Chicken Salad comprises tarragon and walnuts and comes with banana bread and 'Mattie's bing cherry jello'! The menu, however, changes very often and seasonal offerings are the best. Trio's own Orange Crush, Watermelon Crawl or Cuban infusion are excellent thirst quenchers.
Comedians travel far and wide to entertain Little Rock at Loony Bin's Comedy House. It has hosted the likes of Jeff Foxworthy, Bobcat Goldthwaite, and ventriloquist extraordinaire, Jeff Dunham. The intimate space seats a mere 250 so everyone can be a humor target. Dress casual and be ready to laugh. The menu features an array of fun drinks and the typical beers by the glass or bucket. Food choices include a few sandwiches and a wealth of appetizers.
Conveniently located in west Little Rock's Embassy Suites Hotel, this is a great place for a quiet, working lunch, or a rowdy night with newfound friends. The giant, 10-foot video screens make it easy to catch the game. A popular spot for local 30-something socialites, get there early on weekends if you want a table. The martinis are great and the food is tasty; try a club sandwich or a bowl of fajita soup.
Offering alternative music shows, the best brews and great food for little money, Vino's Pizza-Pub-Brewery is a popular spot for a variety of crowds. The restaurant features huge portions of pizza, sandwiches and salads at great prices. The pizza margherita is incredible. The pub boasts 10 special brews, including Shamrock Stout and Quapaw Quarter Porter. The back room sees the most excitement, with nightly performances from alternative bands to poetry slams.
The brainchild of father and son duo, Guillermo's Gourmet Grounds is more than just your average coffee shop. Coffee shop by day and bar by night, this establishment draws in locals and visitors from far and wide for its amazing selection of gourmet coffee hand picked by owner, Hans Oliver himself. From frou frou beverages like lattes to strong and peppery Guatemalan black coffee, Guillermo's Gourmet Grounds is sure to give you that caffeine fix you crave. Comfy couches, cozy fireplace, tables strewn about and an exposed brick wall make for a homey and welcoming atmosphere. A small menu of sandwiches and pastries keep patrons hunger pangs at bay and the occasional live music session entertains the denizens of Little Rock.