Restaurants & Bars


Benihana offers a sushi bar, hibachi-style Japanese fare prepared in a memorable performance right at your table, and is Arkansas’ premier Japanese steakhouse. Famous for its atmosphere, service, food quality, outstanding chefs and overall dining experience. Live entertainment Friday and Saturday in the lounge. Take out available and room service also available to Wyndham Riverfront Hotel guests only.


Cregeen’s features authentic Irish favorites, fresh salads, sandwiches, fish and chips and much more. As home to the perfect pint, Cregeen’s has unique beers on tap, bottle beer and a full bar. Live entertainment is featured weekly. Cregeen’s Irish Pub is the quintessential neighborhood bar at the gates to the Argenta Arts District. Outdoor seating is available.

Crush Wine Bar

Argenta has a new kind of bar. Joe St. Ana, with over 15 years of retail experience in the wine and liquor industry, has moved Crush Wine Bar to Argenta. The wine tasting venue offers 100 kinds of wine sold by the bottle, 50 by the glass, and appetizers to complement the wines. Wine tastings are offered on alternate Mondays. Local artists’ paintings add an artistic ambience to the tasting venue.

Mugs Cafe

Mugs Café is a place to eat and drink without the pressure to consume and move on. Our vision is to be Argenta’s “third place.” Third places – a term coined by Ray Oldenburg in his 1989 book The Great Good Place – are informal gathering places where people in a particular neighborhood meet to develop friendships, discuss issues, and network with others. Their menu features coffee and espresso, breakfast served all day, burgers, tacos, sandwiches, wraps, salads, and ice cream.

Reno’s Argenta Cafe

Reno’s is an eclectic dining experience, specializing in sandwiches, salads, wraps, soups and pizzas. Reno’s is known for its laid back atmosphere and exceptional service. They offer a full bar with an extensive wine list. Live music starts at 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Ristorante Capeo

Ristorante Capeo is an intimate and romantic gem of an Italian restaurant. Capeo offers dining with an extensive wine list from the onsite wine cellar. Classically trained award-winning Executive Chef Eric Isaac trained in Italy. Traditional dishes such as lasagna, osso bucco and tiramisu are complimented by house specialties duck valentine and a wonderful elk chop.

Riverfront Steakhouse

Riverfront Steakhouse serves prime steaks prepared using a special process which results in a distinctive flavor. The atmosphere is elegant and relaxed – an excellent choice for parties, entertaining business associates or a romantic dinner for two.


Experience Sidetracks, a hot spot for locals and out of towners to gather for happy hour. Sidetracks is surrounded by art gallery’s and great restaurants and only blocks from Verizon Arena with a trolley stop at the front door. Built during Prohibition, locals have long talked about the unusual phenomena and ghost sightings that have occurred in this historic building. You are on the right track at Sidetracks.

Starving Artist Café

Owned and operated by Chef Jason Morell, the Starving Artist Café features paninis, crepes, gourmet salads, and daily soup, quiche, fish and pasta specials for lunch. For dinner, try the lamb, seafood, filet mignon and prix fixe specials. Dine alfresco on the New Orleans style patio. Look for monthly wine dinners. Reservations accepted.

The Joint Coffeehouse and Theater

The Joint is Greater Little Rock’s coolest place to hang out, offering the best custom-roasted coffees in Arkansas, a variety of craft beers on tap, premium bottled beers, a choice selection of wines and champagne, specialty cocktails, plus a variety of food, snacks, and desserts. With ample indoor and patio seating, you’ll be able to get comfortable as you use our free WiFi, talk with friends, listen to live music, or watch some free programming on our big screen.

Attached to the coffee shop/bar is a beautiful new 105-seat cabaret theater, which is a fun space to relax with friends, or watch a sporting event on our giant projection screen. It’s also available for private parties and events. On Wednesday nights, The Joint Venture, our hilarious comedy improv company, entertains at 8:00 p.m. Thursday nights, our Rock in the Joint calendar showcases top regional bands – and it’s also Big Dam Beer Night,” offering large and inexpensive beer specials.

And, every Friday and Saturday, The Joint has the very best in live comedy entertainment, featuring our resident professional comedy company…a world-class trio of actors and musicians known as The Main Thing. Their work has been featured on Saturday Night Live, MTV, HBO, Off-Broadway, and on Dick Clark’s United Stations Radio Network. They now make their permanent home right here, creating and performing original comedies year-round. We feel safe to say that The Main Thing’s shows will be the funniest live comedy you’ve ever seen! Tickets are just $20 per person and reservations are recommended.



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