Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro – Little Rock AR
Visited April 26, 2013
200 River Market Avenue, Little Rock AR
My first night in Little Rock I went to my hotel front desk and asked for a restaurant recommendation. I went to a perfectly fine upscale restaurant and had a perfectly fine filet…but the experience was forgettable. The next night I went back to the front desk and the same woman was there. I again asked for a restaurant recommendation. She suggested an italian restaurant on the riverwalk, which sounded a little too touristy to me – so I asked if she knew someplace a little more unique, with more personality. She got this look in her eye and leaned over to me as if to make sure no one else heard her recommendation. She said her favorite restaurant was Dizzy’s Gypsy Bistro, but warned that is was not the type of restaurant that they normally recommend for guests. I said it sounds perfect to me and got directions.
It was perfect. Colorful, with lots of personality and friendly staff….it was clear most of the patrons were regulars. The walls were covered with copies of famous paintings, actual hand painted works of art with the proportions and colors not quite right. Chandeliers in bright blue and purple glass, some with empty wine bottles hanging upside down on them. Barstools have different upholstery fabric on each. Outside the cafe has bright purple drapes offering some privacy at the sidewalk.
Oh, and the food…it was really good. I had bacon encrusted walleye filet with gypsy “cabin hash”. Was delicious, and a good portion. Check out their website
It was exactly the perfect place for dinner. I felt right at home, and it was much more memorable than the restaurant I ate at the night before….what was it called…I do not remember.