Eating out with friends is more fun. Finding a spot for all 500 of them… Not so much. Thankfully we have you covered. These places can handle everything from a large dinner to a corporate lunch.
Afterthought Bistro and Bar
A great place to gather a bunch of friends, especially on one of their many nights of live entertainment. Check their website for a calendar of live events such as Open Mic Night, Jazz Night or even Comedy Night. You can make reservations on the Afterthought’s website for up to 8 people. For larger parties, give them a call.
Phone: (501) 683-1196
With locations on Kavanaugh, Cantrell, Rodney Parham and in the Rivermarket, you have several locations to choose from to have a great time with you and your guests. A laid-back atmosphere, big screen televisions with crystal-clear resolution and a great selection of local beer. Call ahead to let them know you’ll be bringing a lot of people.
Phone: (501) 664-2293
Three Fold Noodles and Dumpling Co.
Three Fold is a Little Rock hot spot for lunch, but there’s enough space to seat 30 people comfortably in a side dining location that can be made private. Upon reservation, guests can elect to either order their meals through the regular service line or they can order a catering spread, which is set up ahead of time.
Cache can accommodate up to 150 people in its banquette room. Or, for a more intimate setting, your party or corporate event may prefer the upstairs balcony, which overlooks President Clinton Avenue.
Seats up to 150
Phone: (501) 850-0265
Up to 80 people can be seated in Trio’s Pavilion Room, which is a large private space with two private restrooms available for you and your guests. For a standing room only event, the room can fit about 100 guests. Depending on the number of guests you expect to bring, your menu and rental fee will vary. Prices for the rental fee are $50-$125, plus a $100 deposit to reserve your date. For groups of 25 or fewer, a full menu will be available for ordering. Trio’s recommends selecting three to five items for groups of 25-35 guests. For groups of 35 or more, a confirmed number of pre-selected entrees is required.
Seats up to 80
Phone: (501) 221-3330
A multitude of offerings can be found at Cajun’s Wharf Restaurant for seating, with the cost for booking beginning at $200. The Pontchatrain Room seats 200 or 350 for cocktail reception. The Louisiana Room can seat 60 people or 100 for a cocktail reception. The Charles Krug Room seats 10 people for an intimate setting. The Sterling Room can offer accommodations for up to 16 people. Finally, the Beringer Room seats up to 20 people. Speaking of decisions, there are just as many options in selecting food as there are for seating. For groups of 35 or more, multiple buffet menus are available. For smaller groups, a preselected menu with a headcount is also available. Full details can be found at www.cajunswharf.com/pages/banquet.
Seats up to 200-350
Phone: (501) 375-5351
For parties of 7 or larger, the staff asks that you give them a call to help them plan your reservation.
Phone: (501) 660-4100
Ya Ya’s Euro Bistro
For parties of 7 or larger, the crew at Ya Ya’s asks that you give them a call to set up accommodations.
Phone: (501) 821-1144
The Great Hall, at a whopping 5106 sq. ft., has a capacity to seat 250 guests or 500 standing. Standard fees for the Great Hall vary, depending on the time and day of your reservation, expect to pay a fee of $1,000-$3,000. To reserve Forty Two, a 1962 sq. ft. restaurant that seats 100 or about 175 standing guests, a standard fee of $1,250-$1,500 is required (rate varies depending on time and day of event). Not only will you wow your guests with the lavish décor of the Clinton Presidential Center, but the views of the Little Rock skyline and Arkansas River are the best in the city.
Phone: (501) 537-0042
Seats up to 500
One Eleven at the Capital
For a party of 6 or larger, you’ll need to give the restaurant a call so they can make accommodations for you and your guests. The folks at One Eleven have just about every facet of food covered: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, coffee, wine and cocktails.
Phone: (501) 370-7011
The folks at 1620 Savoy have a wonderful private dining space fit for business meetings, parties, or professional organizations. Your party will have access to virtually the entire menu and award-winning wines and delicious cocktails are available for you and your guests upon request. Get in touch with the Private Dining Manager to make sure your event gets the proper attention to detail.
Phone: (501) 221-1620
Whether it’s a wedding reception, a themed party or just a large group of friends wanting to get together, the Copper Grill has an impressive array of options that will leave you and your guests very happy. The Private Copper Grill Room is a great option for a seated dinner (75 guests) or cocktail reception (100 guests). Depending on how many guests you plan on brining and how much space you want to use, expect to pay a fee of $25-$100. Menu options and bar options vary. A full list of details can be found on the website: http://www.coppergrilllr.com/catering.aspx. Get in touch with Teryn Horton to book your reservation. A $200 deposit is required.
Phone: (501) 375-3333
Seats up to 100
SO has a tasteful private lounge located beneath the main dining room. The lounge is ideal for about 35 seated guests or up to 45 for cocktail parties. The lounge is equipped with a dedicated bar, outdoor patio, restroom facilities, sound speakers and a flat-screen television with satellite tv. Call the restaurant to make a reservation. No rental fee after a $500 minimum.
Phone: (501) 663-1464
Seats up to 45
A large private dining space can accommodate up 30 guests. Acadia has audio and visual equipment available for use, which is great for meetings or programs. You can expect an impressive, award-winning wine list here. Wine Spectator magazine awarded Acadia the “Award of Excellence” each year from 2004-2009.
Phone: (501) 603-9630
Seats up to 30
South on Main
South on Main has two private rooms available for rent that can host anywhere from 20-100 people. The main dining area is also available to rent.
Phone: (501) 244-9660
The Pantry features a private dining area at both locations.
Phone: (501) 353-1875
Graffiti’s offers a party room that comes with your own bar and bartender, private restroom.
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