One of the best things about traveling to new cities for business meetings and conferences is all the tasty fare you can enjoy. For anyone wanting to be a local for a few days, here’s your guide to some of Little Rock’s best-known lunch locales. While there are many to choose from, here are a couple that are just a few steps away from three of the city’s premier conference spaces at Robinson Conference Center, Statehouse Convention Center and the Clinton Presidential Center.
Lunch at the Capital Bar & Grill at the luxurious Capital Hotel is a must. Little Rock’s oldest and finest boutique hotel never disappoints and won’t break the bank. Where deals are done, this landmark is a favorite among Arkansas legislators and Little Rock’s business sector. Tip: Order some house made spiced pecans while you wait.
Located inside the Clinton Presidential Center, 42 Bar and Table provides the ultimate executive experience. Enjoy fantastic cuisine while you take in the Clinton Presidential Park Bridge and Arkansas River views. Local Fave: Arkansas Traveler Burger
For a more laid-back approach, head to Café @ Heifer. Located at Heifer International’s world headquarters, enjoy the freshest farm-to-table creations where ingredients are grown right there at the Heifer Urban Farm. Lunch and Learn: While there, experience Heifer Village to discover the organization’s mission to end world hunger and poverty.
The perfect place to take a big group is the River Market’s Ottenheimer Hall, home to multiple international food vendors. Whatever your palate prefers Italian, Southern Soul Food, Indian, Thai and more, the market hall has you covered. Pleasant Surprise: Eat inside the food court, or venture out back to the open-air pavilions overlooking the beautiful Arkansas River.
From corporate to business casual, find your perfect place to lunch in Little Rock.