Arthur's, Oceans Restaurants Find Prime Spot to Set New Stakes

Jerry Barakat, the Little Rock restaurateur behind Arthur’s Prime Steakhouse and its piscine sister, Oceans at Arthur’s, updated Whispers on his plans to move the two restaurants from their location at the Village at Rahling Road, 27 Rahling Circle, to the former Riverside Acura and Subaru dealership at 16100 Chenal Parkway.

He hopes to have Oceans open by mid-June and Arthur’s by the end of July.

A disagreement with his landlord over terms of a new lease helped prompt the move, but Barakat is excited about the new digs, extolling “beautiful outdoor seating” and much larger quarters. “It will look like a resort more than a restaurant,” he said.

Oceans will expand from 4,500 SF to 7,000 SF and Arthur’s from 3,500 SF to 12,600 SF. A banquet room will hold 150-170 people.

Barakat declined to disclose how much the move is costing, but “it’s growing like a mushroom.”