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Dine at Forty Two

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1200 President Clinton Ave, Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR 72201-1749
+1 501-537-0042
11:00 - 14:00
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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536 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

A great place to have an "upscale" lunch at a great price. I've eaten here a number of times over the last 5+ years. Each time EXCELLENT. The staff is all over it. Limited but very good selection. You can't go wrong with the "club" sandwich or the "burger". This time I had the chicken ceasar salad and it was... More 

3 Thank Jon M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I always enjoy eating at 42. The menu gives you a taste of Arkansas produce. I have never had a bad meal. I have also, eaten at special events and it was excellent.

3 Thank CCromer
South Carolina
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122 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We met an old friend for lunch here on our way through town. It was easy to get to, free, easy parking, reservations were nice as it was crowded. The food was interesting, wonderful to taste, beautifully presented and the setting was awesome looking over the lake and the pedestrian bridge. However the staff was probably over whelmed and not... More 

2 Thank IrishGenie
New Orleans
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72 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Fairly standard museum fare, salads, sandwiches. An ambitious desert offering. Convenient as the museum isn't in the heart of downtown. I continue to be puzzled by some aspects of southern restaurants, however. For instance, what was that ice cream-size scoop of pimento cheese doing on my cobb salad plate? Maybe locals know the answer...

Thank PHurdlik
Little Rock, Arkansas
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81 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Think it could be considered a miss today. Last time the food was phenomenal, the atmosphere is great, and so is the view. I had the tomato bisque soup which was too spicy and had very little taste. The kale and salmon salad was a generous portion. The salmon was tender and had lots of flavour, the dressing on the... More 

Thank ABurns
Northwest Arkansas
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a great place for business lunches, special events, any time you want to feel classy and eat a delicious meal. They are only open at lunch, and sometimes it may take more than an hour so if your work schedule is strict, you may let the server know you are under a time crunch. They usually have a... More 

Thank jentronica
Little Rock, Arkansas
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Cafe 42 has a seasonally inspired menu filled with local foods. My favorite items include the sweet potato fries and the SSS salad. The prices are reasonable, the service attentive, and the venue attractive. This is a terrific spot for a business or social lunch.

Thank WBowman
Irving, Texas
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016

On our way into Little Rock, we looked at restaurant reviews, and almost went to what Google said was Bill Clinton's favorite restaurant. As usual, we were running late, so we instead decided to grab a late lunch at the museum. The prices were reasonable and the workers friendly and helpful. However, the fried fish was very salty and had... More 

Thank TexasPF
Little Rock, Arkansas
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536 reviews
370 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

They have a wonderful menu selection, white linen table cloths and excellent service. Even if you don't visit the museum above, the is a great spot for lunch. Soups and chicken are excellent! Great view of the surrounding grounds on the lower floor. Elegant style but very affordable - they even will make accommodations for children.

1 Thank Jon M
Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Fantastic restaurant right on the arkansas river at the presidential museum. Elegance and affordability best describe it. Perfect menu, reasonable prices, and beautiful decor. Absolutely loved it.

1 Thank KimRider

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 President Clinton Ave, Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR 72201-1749
  • Location: United States  >  Arkansas (AR)  >  Little Rock
  • Phone Number: +1 501-537-0042

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?