About Theo's Fayetteville
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Theo's blends the freshness of coastal cuisine with the comfort of regional cooking and hospitality...simple, yet elegant food in the Contemporary American style. The premier lounge and bar in NWA for the last seven years, Theo's produces the finest cocktails made from fresh ingredients and quality spirits. A smart wine list places equal emphasis on all regions of the world and value at every price point. With it's unique setting just off Dickson Street, Theo's is the perfect spot for happy hour after work or a special night out in Fayetteville. You can also visit the Rogers location at The Shoppes at Pinnacle Hills.
Contemporary American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm -11:00pm.
Lounge and patio open late.
$31 to $50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Valet is complimentary to our Guests and is located on Campbell Ave. between Dickson Street and Watson Street.
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Theo's Fayetteville Ratings and Reviews
My wife's double-cut pork chop was prett ...
My wife's double-cut pork chop was pretty good. A little dry around the outside, but pretty good overall. Our server was friendly. The crème brulee was good, as was the lavender honey ice cream. But...my duck was raw, and then must have waited a bit for my wife's pork chop, and so my whole plate was cold. It was really, really bad. I should have sent it back, but I don't usually do that. I was surprised the server didn't ask anything specifically about it, given the size of the remainder, other than "Are you still enjoying your dish, or may I take your plate?" Hmm. To his credit, the host stopped by later to ask how everything was. I let him know the duck was undercooked and my plate was cold. He apologized and said "Let me take care of these desserts and wine for you." I was ready to forgive and forget at that point. Except then he credited for the desserts but not for any of the wine. So, $10 free against a $36 entrée that was terrible. One last point: I thought the music was weird, too, although not especially loud or distracting. But I think it was 70's rock? Seem to be lots of options in town. I'd probably look elsewhere--or order safe options on this menu.
Theo's isn't a bad restraunt, but the fo ...
Theo's isn't a bad restraunt, but the food and ambiance are not commensurate with a $150 dinner for 2 with drinks. The lack of dresscode in NWA ensures that every male in the place is clad in a polo and board shorts, which is fine for casual dining but I don't feel you can justify calling yourself "upscale". Also, the website clearly states the valet parking is complementary. It is $3. Not a huge amount of money compared to the meal, but it is rather annoying.
Theo's is one of my favorite restaurants ...
Theo's is one of my favorite restaurants in Fayetteville. The service has been excellent each time I have dined at Theo's. The noise level can be a little high if you are looking for a romantic place, but the food is amazing!
Wonderful dining experience
I recently to my wife to Theo's for her birthday dinner. It was our first time to try the restaurant. We went into the bar area first for drinks and an appetizer. They have $5 specials on both, which is a good deal by today's standards. The duck confit appetizer was fabulous, and the martinis were "honest". Then we moved to the dining room, where both the food and service were excellent. My wife had the pork chop, which was delicious and very generous in size. I had the pasta with filet bites - it was good, but not up to the level of her pork chop.
We will most definitely patronize this restaurant - it was quite possibly the best dining experience that we have enjoyed in our four years living here in Northwest Arkansas.
Good fare and vibe
Theo's has a nice menu, and most of the meal was quite savory. One dish didn't hold up to the others, lacking in taste, as well as the risotto being a bit under cooked. The server might have been on his first day, as he lacked the niceties you would expect in a better restaurant, as well as a real understanding of the menu. The bar scene seemed like quite the spot, and upon leaving and heading to another location for a nightcap, we did hear that Theo's is definitely a place for drinks. Overall, a solid meal, and would give them another shot.
Just cocktails; Skip the food
Our bartender was knowledgeable and made great cocktails. However, the food we ordered ranged from bland to creepy. My husband had risotto which had a Halloween-ish green color but was decent tasting. I ordered a rigatoni pasta dish which had a few bites of steak on it and zero sauce. I found a few diced vegetables in the bottom of the serving dish but even a little white wine or olive oil would have been really helpful. Very disappointed in the food.
First visit to Theo's
I had the mussels because I had read raves about them. They were OK; I wish the broth had been a bit spicier. I also had the tuna, which was good. The fried bok choy was a bit hard to cut; sauteed would have been better. The pile of wasabi mashed potatoes was a bit overwhelming, but they were tasty. The coffee was a bit weak.
Four of us dined for the evening. The food was very good for three of us but my wife's plate was not good at all. It was a pasta dish with beef. The pasta and the sauce was nice but the meat was not eatable. She's the type that will not send anything back, just keeps moving.
Excellent food, service and atmosphere.
My wife and I went to Theos for our wedding anniversary dinner before a show at the Walton Art Center. Everything was excellent. Our waiter was very professional but also personable. They added a few special touches to help celebrate our anniversay and the food was absolutely great. We had never been there before but we will definitely go again.
Our new favorite spot in Fayetteville
The food was beautifully plated and more importantly it was delicious. Our table ordered a variety of dishes each one cooked to perfection. The pork chop was so tender you could cut w fork! Ahi tune fresh and delish marinated chicken was great. Favorite appetizer was ahi tacos. Best martini in town
Absolutely blown away by this little place on Dickson street. Food is inventive comfort food with layers of flavor beautifully presented. Rigatoni with tenderloin outstanding. Ravioli superb. Salads are perfection. And desserts and cocktails awesome. Atmosphere is great for quiet conversation but it's not a stuffy place at all. New favorite in Fayetteville.
Just the most amazing meal and service!
From the valet service, to the friendly hostess, to the attentive and kind waiter, we loved every minute of our special night out! All of those things, although wonderful, don't even come close to the amazing meal! We started with a crisp glass of Prosecco. Followed by a basket of bread that included a seasoned, crunchy flatbread and warmed french bread slices. I would highly recommend giving the flatbread a try. It was really different, and SO tasty! Then we were brought our main courses of ahi tuna and the filet mignon, both opting for the smashed potatoes that were out of this world, heavenly! I may have to see if they would sell orders of just the potatoes, to go. Mine don't hold a candle to smashed they serve! Then we had the decadent molten chocolate cake, which isn't your run of the mill molten cake - it was richer and so amazing! We also had the creme brulee, again amazingly prepared and so delicious, and finished with a dessert drink that I think was called an Almond Truffle, made up of Amaretto, White Chocolate Godiva, and a splash of cream. It was the PERFECT ending for a delicious meal!
Out of sync
Our time was generally delightful; however, we encountered serious problems with our meal. Drinks were promptly delivered although the appetizer came lots later. We were confronted with our meal well before we finished the appetizer. There appeared to be little to no coordination among wait staff, bartenders and the cooks. A wine recommendation was generally inept, but the wait staff was kind to remove the charge from the bill. In short, excellent food, disconnected service. I expect better of a four Benjamin meal.
Used to love Theo's
In the past four years, Theo's has been one of our top three favorite restaurants in Fayetteville. However, our experience this last Saturday was less than ideal. The appetizer we ordered (blue cheese bacon dip) was excellent, as was the bread that was provided. The arugula salad was great as well. However, my main dish was a filet, mashed potatoes, and asparagus. The filet was terrible. The meat tasted bad - I could only eat two bites. The mashed potatoes were average. I did have two glasses of wine, but it was a shame to pay $100 for a terrible meal. The service was not good at all. We normally have good service at Theo's, but our waiter seemed annoyed with us and was inattentive. We had to wait for 20 minutes just to get our check. And he didn't even inquire as to why two of us hardly touched our steak. We may have to take Theo's off our list, especially given other great places in town. Too bad since it has been good in the past.
Theos continues to have top notch foods with a menu that changes slowly, allowing you to choose from faithful standards to new entrees and specials. The small restaurant and separation from a large bar helps minimize the volume. While you won't find an out-of-the-way table for a romantic dinner, the dark interior gives a perception of a luxurious room. The shrimp risotto is top notch, and was a previous standard now offered as a special. The fish of the day was a tender, fine white-fleshed fish that is often served over-cooked...but not here! Done perfectly, melting in your mouth. Service is excellent, yet not annoying.
This was a birthdY celebration!
The evening started with seeing our favorite bartender. The restaurant was busy, but our service was excellent. Nether meal was delicious, and they were gracious enough to alter a dish to better suit what I wanted - I didn't want my avocados tempura-fried in the tuna tacos. And they treated my husband to free desert - a Brandy Alexander! It was a fun evening!
Disappointed once again
For some reason, this restaurant never fails to disapoint me. My husband's $34.00 filet was very low quality. He wanted to send it back, but didn't want to ruin the evening. My sole (the special) was just okay and not presented like the waiter described. It seemed all the wait staff were running around like it was a fire drill and the restaurant wasn't even busy. The woman who delivered our food clearly did not want to be there. We will not be going back again.
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