About Allsopp & Chapple

At Allsopp & Chapple, world-class cuisine is first nature so you can be sure you’re getting the very best quality and an exceptional dining experience.

Top Skills

Executive Chef James Hale

James Hale 


Chef Hale has the expertise and the passion to create an experience like no other for all of Allsopp & Chapple’s guests.

Chef Hale began his culinary career in New Orleans, however, he has been a mainstay of the Little Rock food scene since 1995. He honed his craft as a sous chef at two renowned Little Rock restaurants – Andrè’s and Spaulè.

Chef Hale opened his own restaurant in 1999 – Acadia in Hillcrest, where he earned a coveted James Beard nomination. Acadia was critically acclaimed, receiving numerous awards and established Chef Hale as one of Little Rock’s premier chefs.

After 16 years at Acadia, Chef Hale joined Little Rock’s iconic Capital Hotel, working alongside a Michelin-starred and James Beard award winner. Soon after joining the culinary team there, he was named the Executive Chef at Capital Bar & Grill.

Allsopp & Chapple was proud to announce Chef Hale as Executive Chef in 2022.

“Our vision is to create impeccable food of the highest quality. We want people to have a memorable experience that you cannot find anywhere else in Arkansas.”

Chef James Hale

Our Story

Where It All Began

Allsopp & Chapple Bookstore was once the premier bookseller in Arkansas, occupying the historic Rose Building shortly after it was constructed. Established by Fred W. Allsopp and James Chapple, the bookstore was a mainstay in downtown Little Rock for over six decades, becoming a landmark of Main Street’s vibrant and bustling business district.

 The iconic Rose Building is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was constructed circa 1900, and named for Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Uriah M. Rose. Famed architect George R. Mann, whose designs include the Arkansas State Capitol, Albert Pike Hotel, Pulaski County Courthouse, and Gazette Building, designed the Rose Building with ornate detailing intrinsic to the beautiful Neoclassic Revival Style.

 Now, as a tribute to a bygone era and in honor of the classic Rose Building, we welcome you to present-day Allsopp & Chapple. Sit down, relax, and savor the highest quality cuisine, fine wine, and handcrafted cocktails. Enjoy the company of others in an ambiance reminiscent of vintage Little Rock.


What We Offer

Authentic Cuisine

No misleading claims here. What we boast is exactly what you get to enjoy in every meal.

Fresh Ingredients

We believe in using locally grown products where possible, so you can be sure the products we use are fresh.

Tasty Meals

Yes, it tastes as good as it looks! The chef’s perfect blend of ingredients and spices leaves you craving more every time.

Hours of Operation

Dinner 4:00pm – 9:00pm

Dinner 4:00pm – 10:00pm


We are closed

Complimentary Valet Service
Monday - Saturday

Corporate/Private Luncheons - By Reservation


311 Main Street
Little Rock, AR 72201

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Happy Hour: Mon-Thurs 4pm-6pm,  Fri-Sat 8pm - Close