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Dining in Hillcrest and the Heights

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Acadia in Hillcrest

Acadia in Hillcrest

Amanda Galiano

Hillcrest and the Heights offer a few great dining choices but they don't have the variety you can find downtown. Many of the restaurants in the area are consistent, older establishments ran by locals.

I've put an * by my personal faves, and you can add or read reviews.

Fine Dining:

*Acadia
3000 Kavanaugh Blvd.
11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5:30-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday
501-603-9630, Facebook
Acadia has a Cajun flair and is what I would term casual, yet fine, dining. Great soup an extensive wine list. $$$
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Ciao Baci
605 Beechwood
11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday for dinner, Bar stays open until "whenever"
501-603-0238, Facebook
Great tapas and seafood served in an eclectic and appetizing manner. $$$
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Rocket Twenty One
2601 Kavanaugh Blvd.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday - Friday , Tuesday - Saturday 5:00 p.m. - until close
501-603-9208, Facebook
Upscale burgers at lunch, a menu heavy on fish and steak at night. The atmosphere is perfect for a romantic night out. $$$$
Fresh seafood and oyster bar. Fine dining with a French flare. $$$
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So Restaurant-Bar
3610 Kavanaugh Blvd.
501-663-1464, Facebook
Fresh seafood and oyster bar. Fine dining with a French flare. $$$
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Vieux Carre
2721 Kavanaugh Blvd.
501-663-1196,Facebook
11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Sunday, 5-close Monday-Saturday
The name is inspired by the French Quarter in New Orleans and so is the food. Great seafood. Full bar. $$$$
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American:

Boulevard Bread
1920 N. Grant St.
7 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday
501-663-5951. , Facebook
This locally owned chain offers bread, sandwiches and fresh pastries. $
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Burge's Hickory Smoked Turkey's & Hams
5620 R Street
Weekdays 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
501-666-1660
Great place to get some home cooking. They also cater. $$
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By the Glass
5713 Kavanaugh Boulevard
Monday-Wednesday 4-10 p.m., Thursday 4-11 p.m., Friday-Saturday:4 p.m. to midnight
501-663-9463
Nice little wine bar. Knowledgeable staff, wines change frequently. $$
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Cheers in the Heights
2010 N. Van Buren St
11 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday
501-663-5937, Facebook
Cheers is American but it has Cajun tendencies. You'll find an excellent Creole here. $$
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*Cupcakes on Kavanaugh
5625 Kavanaugh Blvd
Tuesday - Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
501-664-2253, Facebook
Delicious cupcakes made fresh daily.
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*The Oyster Bar
3003 West Markham Street
11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday 501-666-7100, Facebook
They have a great gumbo in a rustic atmosphere. One of my favorite places to get lunch in the city. $
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RJ Tao
5501 Kavanaugh Blvd
501-603-0080, Facebook
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Tuesday-Friday & Sunday, 5 p.m. to late on Tuesday-Saturday
A funky, modern Asian steakhouse with a twist, RJ Tao has some exotic meats and Asian tapas. Funky, hip atmosphere. $$
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Rosalie's Family Bakery
2701 Kavanaugh Blvd
501-319-7035, Facebook
7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday
Known for their baked goods (they even have gluten free items), they also have some Brazilian specialties. It's not just sweets, they also have bread. $
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Scallions
5110 Kavanaugh Blvd
501-666-6468, Facebook
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday-Saturday
This is a nice little lunch spot, with great soup and fresh sandwiches. $
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Terry's Finer Foods
5018 Kavanaugh Blvd
501-663-4154, Facebook
11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday
Terry's offers take home items in their small market and a small restaurant serving French bistro style food. $$
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Chinese/Japanese/Asian:

Fantastic China
1900 N. Grant St., Little Rock
11 am-2:30 p.m. everyday; 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday
501-663-8999
Great Chinese food and fun atmosphere. $$
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Sushi Cafe
5823 Kavanaugh Blvd
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday - Sunday 5 p.m. until close.
501-663-9888, Facebook
Pretty great sushi. Fresh, with a good selection. They also have American foods like hamburgers and hot dogs. $$
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Italian:

*Cafe Prego
5510 Kavanaugh Blvd
Monday - Friday; 11:30 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. and 05:30 to 09:30 p.m.; Saturday 05:30 to 10:00 p.m.
501-663-5355, Facebook
Great Italian food, located in a remodeled house so can get tight when they're busy. $$
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*Damgoode Pies
2701 Kavanaugh Blvd
501-664-2239, Facebook, Twitter
Unique pizza toppings and sauces, often voted the best pizza in Arkansas. $$
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US Pizza Company
2814 Kavanaugh
501-663-2198, Facebook
Pizza and sandwiches. Good family dining. $
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Pizza D'Action
2919 W. Markham St.
11 a.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Thursday, Saturday; 11 a.m.-1:30 a.m. Friday; noon-10 p.m. Sunday
501-666-5403
An old standby for pizza in Little Rock. Consistently good pizza and pasta. $
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ZaZa Fine Salad and Wood-Oven Pizza Co
5600 Kavanaugh Blvd. (behind the Heights Theater)
M-Th: 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; F-S: 10:30 a.m.-10:30 p.m. and noon-7 p.m.
501-661-9292, Facebook
Fun place for lunch or a light dinner. Interesting selection of organic salad and pizza toppings, try the gelato too. $$
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Mexican/Brazilian:

Browning's
5805 Kavanaugh Blvd.
501-663-9956, Facebook, Twitter
Browning's offers more of an Arkansas take on Mexican food. The food has been called a bit bland but I love the unique flavor Browning's, probably because I remember it from childhood. $$
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Canon Grill
811 Kavanaugh Blvd.
501-664-2068
Tex-Mex food and appetizers. Great place for lunch. $$
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Cafe Bossa Nova
2701 Kavanaugh Blvd.
7 a.m.-9 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Sunday
Brazilian themed bistro. $$
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Indian:

Banana Leaf Food Truck
201 A St.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
This food cart serves up excellent Indian Food. $
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Greek/Mediterranean:

Leo's Greek Castle
2925 Kavanaugh Blvd.
7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sunday
501-666-7414, Facebook
Great Greek food is served at this family run restaurant. They do serve breakfast. $
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