The Neighborhood Is a Food Lover's Paradise

Within a few blocks of most residents' front doors, the neighborhood offers an impressive number and variety of eateries—European-influenced, down-home, New Orleans style, modern American, Tex-Mex and Mex-Mex, French, Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Cajun-Creole and Greek. Here's a partial list of restaurants along Kavanaugh Boulevard and nearby stretches of Rebsamen Park and Cantrell Roads.


A jewel of a restaurant in Hillcrest. Wonderful soups, fish entrees and an extensive wine list. On Mondays and Tuesdays get three courses for the fixed price of $23.50. It's a bargain, and now open for lunch. 3000 Kavanaugh Blvd. Full bar. 603-9630

After dinner, this is one of the best places in town to hear live music; especially well known for its live jazz, blues and other music picks. 2721 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-1196

Boulevard Bread Co.
Fresh bread and pastries, a wide selection of cheeses, meats, side dishes, frozen and canned gourmet foods—all superb. Great coffee. 1620 N. Grant St. 663-5951 and 4301 W. Markham St. (inside UAMS) 526-6661

Brave New Restaurant
The food's great, portions large and prices reasonable. Diners can look into the open kitchen and watch the culinary geniuses at work slicing, dicing and sautéing. It's great fun, and the fish is terrific. 2300 Cottondale Lane. 663-2677

Buffalo Grill
Great, crispy-off-the-griddle cheeseburgers, hand-cut steaks and homemade fries star at this family-friendly stop. Enjoy the Riverdale restaurant with its spacious deck for lunch or dinner. 1611 Rebsamen Park Rd. 296-9535

Burge's Hickory Smoked Turkeys And Hams
Famous for its smoked turkeys and hams, but also offers tasty fried catfish and homemade fried pies. 5620 R St. 666-1660

By The Glass
Looking for a place to relax after a long day? This wine bar offers a selection of appetizers and hors d'oeuvre to nibble while sipping a favorite glass. Impressive list of American and imported wines. 5713 Kavanaugh Blvd. 663-9463

Cajun's Wharf
The venerable seafood restaurant has great gumbo and oysters Bienville, and other options like fine steaks. All served with some of the best nightly entertainment in town. 2400 Cantrell Rd. 375-5351

Offers good burgers and sandwiches, vegetarian selection and salads at lunch, and fish specials and delicious steaks in the evening. This Heights restaurant is intimate and has a nice wine list. 2010 N. Van Buren St. 663-5937

Cupcakes On Kavanaugh
Offering a bevy of tempting, tasty cupcakes, designed to celebrate any occasion or to satisfy any craving. 5625 Kavanaugh Blvd. 664-2253

A laidback wine and martini bar in Hillcrest, serving up appetizers, salads and tapas. Definitely the place to try a new wine or martini. 2611 Kavanaugh Blvd. 414-0409

Dixie Cafe
Abundant inexpensive vegetable choices that are wholesome and satisfying, with meats and fresh rolls to match. 1301 Rebsamen Park Rd. 663-9336

Faded Rose
The Cajun-inspired menu seldom disappoints. Steaks and soaked salads are legendary. 1619 Rebsamen Park Rd. 663-9734

Great seafood, among other things, is served at the Ice House Revival building in Hillcrest. 2601 Kavanaugh Blvd. 603-9208

Haagen Dazs Ice Cream Shop
Looking to satisfy a sweet tooth? This shop has a yummy, flavorful answer. 5911 R St. 664-7888

Hillcrest Fountain
The first pool hall/games/sports-bar club to open in Hillcrest in years. Large selection of wine and beers, and occasionally they have live music. 2809 Kavanaugh Blvd. 614-9818

This American icon continues to please, whether selecting from its breakfast, lunch and dinner menu. Good and fast—whether it's 4 p.m. or 4 a.m. Corner of Markham and University. 664-2014

Jimmy's Serious Sandwiches
Consistently fine sandwiches, side orders and desserts. The chicken salad is among the best in town, but get there early for lunch. 5116 W. Markham St. 666-3354



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