About Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill
North Little Rock, AR 72116
With a Chef inspired menu, signature wine and martini list and the atmosphere of an old Montana lodge, Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill is one of Arkansas's most unique and affordable dining experience. Tender steaks, fresh seafood and a variety of American fare including salads, pasta, chicken and pizza's prepared in a wood burning oven, Saddle Creek has something for everyone. Be it business or pleasure Saddle Creek is your restaurant for special gatherings. We have 2 private dining rooms that seat up to forty guests and offer a personalized menu designed specially for your event. In the fall/winter warm up by the fireplace or during the spring/summer relax on the patio. We offer dine-in or take-out. One of the best happy hours in town 7 Days a week from 4pm til 7pm. We hope to serve you soon.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:30pm; Lunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Mc Cain Blvd
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact us for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Ashley Henry: (501) 812-0883
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Saddle Creek Woodfired Grill Ratings and Reviews
I give this restaurant low marks because my husband's "medium" prime rib first came raw. It was barely rare. The second time it came to the table it was close to medium rare. The THIRD time they brought it to the table, it was nearly medium. At that point, I was done eating and my husband just ate the parts that were close enough to medium. The server comped my bowl of soup to make up for the inconvenience and acted like he was doing us a favor. Very disappointing because my soup cost under $10. My husband's prime rib was nearly $30. We won't go back!
Downside: Booked online, but table was near 20 minutes delayed, plenty of tables visibly available without being approached by staff with explanation. Upside: refreshingly different atmosphere than Texas roadhouse/outback and the likes, food great, waiter outstanding, but also approximately 1/3-1/2 times the price of Texas/outback and such.
I have dined here midday twice previously in which the food and service was excellent. Had out of town visitors and wanted to take them to a great steakhouse; so we made reservations and made the 45 mile trip.
Sadly, the waitress was horrible. Switched to drinking water because we had to refill our own glasses due to the absence of the waitress. Ordered 4 steaks in total and not one of them was cooked properly, however, only sent 1 back. Also ordered french fries as a side item...HUGE mistake. The french fries were shoestring potatoes and cold. We were all astonished that shoestring potatoes were served at a fine dining restaurant. When the manager returned with the steak and fries, the fries were swimming in oil. He did discount the steak that was sent back.
We did ask our waitress (twice) as she scurried around if we could order dessert. She finally brought the tray 18 minutes later.
We would have been better off and saved about $50 eating across the parking lot at Longhorns. So... save your money and time.
My wife has food allergies, primarily gluten and dairy. But they were able to concoct a non-dairy martini for her without using Bailey's Irish Cream. She's not a drinker but enjoys a chocolate martini at times. I had the prime rib and our friend had a ribeye, both very succulent.
Manager didn't seem to know what I ordered when he brought it to the table. He said it was a 6 oz and I told him I ordered a 9 oz and when the waitress brought me my steak it was the same one and when I questioned it she said the manager told her it was 9 oz so it must be. My side was wrong also but was corrected. The manager seemed perturbed that I didn't order what he brought. And the waitress while nice would disappear for 10 and 15 minutes at a time even with empty drinks.
Enjoyed the food here once again. It's been a few years but they have not missed a beat. The crab cakes we done well, cedar planked salmon was perfectly cooked and the steak was excellent. I recommend you save some room for the bananas foster cheesecake. Nicely done!
The food was great! The meal delivery was extremely slow! The appetizer took more than 30 minutes to arrive. The meal took over an hour to arrive. The manager was very apologetic and offered a free desert. If the restaurant was busy, I could understand the delays, however, our reservations were for 4pm, and they weren't busy at all. Our dining experience was 2 hours entirely related to the length of time it took to receive our dinner.
Saddle Creek is an attractive restaurant whose varied menu has something for everyone. The wood-fired grill turns out steaks, pizzas, salmon, and burgers with nice sides. Other choices include salads, sandwiches, prime rib, ribs, and a full bar. I love the cole slaw! Waiters are unvaryingly polite, helpful, and knowledgeable. One of the best franchises in North Little Rock. And what a buffalo head!
The music that was playing at the entrance was very loud and annoying. Whatever genre of music they were playing, it sounded like at times, a 5 year old banging trash can lids together.
This being the first impression to your restaurant, it set a negative tone.
I had the 16 oz Prime Rib, was very tasty, but I felt it was on the fatty side. I know Prime Rib is a fattier cut( flavor), but your purveyor I think could have done a better job with the trimming.
My fiance and I were in town visiting for a night, saw the rave reviews online, and decided to give it a shot. The service was abhorrent/non-existent, the salad looked like it was straight out of the grocery store bag, and the sides we ordered tasted like they were microwaved. My experience was sub par at best; I will not be dining there ever again.
My wife and I celebrated our November birthdays here last year, nice experience. A friend is moving from North Little Rock to Northeast Arkansas in a few weeks so we met her at Saddle Creek to spent a nice evening before she leaves. It was a very nice occasion. Our waiter Alex was very attentive and at times entertaining. My wife has gluten allergies and several other allergies. He helped her select a dish she could eat without consequences. We'll be back at a later date I'm sure.
Delicious appetizer that showed off the chef's skills. Good quality steaks, done a little bit on the rare side of med-rare and med, respectively, but quite good even so. Sides were tasty. The decor is pleasant pseudo-rustic but wood, brick and other hard sound-reverberating materials. Very little noise-attenuation in the place. Thankfully a medium sized and moderately loud adjacent group left early in our meal. Service was good, though suffered from a characteristic that is all-too-common these days of interrupting conversation to fish for compliments: "how is everything?". Waiters need to be available but unintrusive! A little eye contact will do nicely. If something were needed, we'd be looking around for the wait staff.
We really like this restaurant and go there often. This was an unusually slow night, but it was Valentine's Day. Our reservation was for 5:30 and we were seated at 5:40. Our food came after 6:30 and we had wine and bread while waiting. It was relaxing though, and not loud. Our server John was good. We will go again.
I was immediately warmly greated and seated by the hostess, waiter arrived soon after, very pleasant. I arrived for dinner around 8:30. The restaurant was winding down, however, the service and food did not. I ordered the prime rib reccomended by the waiter. I ordered a red wine that paired beautifully with my meal. The BLT salad was good, however, the dressing was a little heavy for my tastes. I prefer to get the dressing on the side, but it seemed this salad is prepared with dressing since it was mixed throughout. The prime rib was excellent, perfectly seasoned, warm red center with brown seasoned edge. I ordered the baked potato. The waiter asked if I wanted it loaded, I said why not. It was delicious! Hot moist with salted skin, loaded with fresh bacon, butter, sour cream and cheese. Not too much, just enough to to make it perfect. A meal throughly enjoyed from the moment I arrived until I was again warmly greeted at the door by the hostess upon my departure.
2hours before arrival we made reservations when we walked in we sat at our table pretty quickly which was good our service was great the appetizer was really good only complaint I had was i ordered a 9oz fillet medium and it came out rare as could be the outside looked done but under the crust not so much I did bring it to the waitress attention and told her we will still pay for it but just wanted them to be aware due to the next customers may not be so easy the manager would not have it he took the meal off our ticket anyways and offered something else but we were almost done eating so I decline the offer since he wouldn't let me pay for the meal I took the money I was going to spend on it and placed the amount on the tip side but I will for sure come back for another meal
We chose to sit at the bar. Rob, the bartender, provided very attentive and timely service. His bar skills were interesting to watch, as well, and made the best chocolate martini. All of the servers were friendly and helpful. The steaks were cooked perfectly, and the portions were more than adequate. I will definitely return.
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