Dining in Little Rock's Hillcrest and the Heights

The Heights and Hillcrest are old suburbs of Little Rock, dating back to the early part of the 20th century. The homes are gracious—Tudor, Georgian, Craftsman, and English Revival. Hillcrest and the Heights are walkable neighborhoods, with plenty of great local restaurants to satisfy a variety of tastes. Check out some from this list of 10 of the best in the neighborhood.

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Ciao Baci

Ciao Baci
Ciao Baci
605 Beechwood St #3846, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Phone +1 501-603-0238

Ciao Baci, housed in a Craftsman-style bungalow in the Hillcrest neighborhood, serves Mediterranean food and a huge selection of wine. Its patio is a great place to enjoy some tapas and house-made sangria or a great red.

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Boulevard Bread Company

Boulevard Bistro and Bar
Boulevard Bistro & Bar
1920 N Grant St b, Little Rock, AR 72207, USA
Phone +1 501-663-5951

Boulevard Bread, also known as Boulevard Bistro & Bar, is a fast-casual bakery and bistro where you'll find a menu chock-full of salads, paninis, deli sandwiches, burgers, soups, and all kinds of great bread and bakery treats.

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Cafe Bossa Nova

Cafe Bossa Nova
Cafe Bossa Nova
2701 Kavanaugh Blvd Suite 105, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Phone +1 501-614-6682

If you're in the mood for something a bit offbeat, try Cafe Bossa Nova, which serves up authentic Brazilian food and cocktails in a homey atmosphere. Just reading the menu is an adventure. Get ready for an all-new dining experience.

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So Restaurant-Bar

3610 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205-1834, USA
Phone +1 501-663-1464

So Restaurant-Bar serves brunch, lunch, and dinner. Its eclectic and elegant menu includes steaks, chops, salmon, surf & turf, and a raw bar. Leave room for one of its luscious desserts that include tres leches and peaches and cream.

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By the Glass Wine Bar

5713 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72207-4435, USA
Phone +1 501-663-9463

At By the Glass Wine Bar, you can nosh on hummus and pita, mixed Mediterranean olives, breads, and cheeses as you indulge in a wide variety of fruits of the vine at this trendy place.

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Cheers in the Heights

2010 N Van Buren St, Little Rock, AR 72207-4740, USA
Phone +1 501-663-5937

Check out Cheers in the Heights if you are on the hunt for upscale bar food with a Cajun vibe. You'll find burgers, BLTs, and big salads, but also crab cakes and crawfish tails. Also on the menu: innovative vegetarian choices like cream cheese/olive and avocado/veggies/Swiss cheese sandwiches.

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The Oyster Bar

3003 W Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72205-5853, USA
Phone +1 501-666-7100

The Oyster Bar is all about Cajun food. Its house specialties include shrimp gumbo, shrimp etouffee, and red beans and rice. Clams, tilapia, shrimp, oysters, and catfish are also main players. You want a po-boy? You'll find a large variety. Forget driving to NOLA; get all the Cajun you are yearning for at the Oyster Bar.

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DamGoode Pies

2701 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205, USA
Phone +1 501-664-2239

For some of the very best pizza in Little Rock, check out DamGoode. You can try a specialty pie, build your own or buy by the slice. Choose from thin, hand-tossed, or DamGoode's original double-crust and a long list of sauces that includes red, white, Alfredo, and pesto cream.

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Fantastic China

1900 N Grant St, Little Rock, AR 72207, USA
Phone +1 501-663-8999

Fantastic China deserves its name: It has three big menus plus a list of specialties. Every Chinese dish you can think of is offered up here, a place that has been voted one of the best Chinese restaurants in Little Rock since the turn of the 21st century.

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Canon Grill

2811 Kavanaugh Blvd, Little Rock, AR 72205-3849, USA
Phone +1 501-664-2068

Canon Grill serves all things Tex-Mex, from nachos and quesadillas to enchiladas, burritos, fajitas, and tacos. Or check out the pasta that goes all in for Mexican flavor instead of the usual Italian.

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The Best Places to Eat in Little Rock's Hillcrest and the Heights