Another Fusion Mess.
In town on business and was taken here. Been to Spaule, Acadia, Peter Brave and a couple of others. Is this all Little Rock knows? I keep finding dishes with so many flavors mixed together I can't taste the main event! This was a hot trend a few years back, but in the big cities the lasting restaurants serve great dishes that are simply seasoned to allow the main item to shine and show through. A shrimp dish we ordered only had 2 shrimp?! The atmosphere could be enhanced with some window treatment. Service was adequate, but I can see why this city is full of chains and people actually rate them some of the best places to eat at.
Thought it was Spaule-West. The interior is nice if you sit up on the raised area, but around the outside the windows could use some treatment. Headlights glaring in are not pleasant during your meal. The menu looks like Spaule/Acadia or a couple of other places in the area. The openness of the kitchen is intriguing to some, but intrusive and noisy to me! Bells, banging and other kitchen sounds of cooking are not what I am looking for. I eat at someone's house, help a bit and get the same thing. Wine list is nice, and desserts have been okay on my visits, but entrees are small and trying too hard to be something they are not.