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Dine at Forty Two

1200 President Clinton Ave, Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR 72201-1749
+1 501-537-0042
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (18 reviews)
“soup” (6 reviews)
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1200 President Clinton Ave, Clinton Presidential Center, Little Rock, AR 72201-1749
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Reviews (71)
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This restaurant is terrific. There was something delicious for everyone in my family (three of us) and the chef was happy to accommodate some requested changes to his menu items. Atmosphere was very pleasant (dress ranged from casual to formally dressed). The idea of having...More

Thank dageff
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is located inside the Bill Clinton Presidential Center right on the Arkansas River. We ate outside on the patio beneath the Presidential Library. It was a beautiful & serene location for a delicious lunch. We chose a sauté of coffee-rubbed flank steak, sweet...More

Thank Manhappiness
Reviewed 12 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"...More

3  Thank Jon M
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
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...More

2  Thank IrishGenie
Reviewed 4 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...More

Thank PHurdlik
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...More

Thank ABurns
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...More

Thank jentronica
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
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...More

Thank TexasPF
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, 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
  • E-mail