you for taking time to get to know who we are. We are a business that
is in love with our customers and want you to know all about us!!!
Street Bistro has been a staple in Conway, Arkansas for 18 years. We
strive to bring the best flavors and combinations of ingredients to our
customers dinning experience. You will find the freshest local
ingredients, time-honored recipes, and freshest cuts of meat at the
Bistro. Our customers leave with a full belly and a wealth of knowledge
about different dishes they might have never tried before; including our
new signature Shrimp & Grits. Come in and enjoy the beautiful decor
and the wonderful aroma of fresh cut flowers and the lingering fresh
brewed Paradise Tropical Tea.
with our lunch and dinner dining, we offer catering for business
events, weddings, rehearsal dinners, showers and special occasions. We
continue to strive to meet the needs of our customers during their most
Oak Street Bistro Reservation/ Party Policy:
Available Private Dining Rooms:
Private Meeting Room: 8-15 people
Garden Room: 10-30 people
All Reservations require name, number of guests, and phone number.
for our private dining areas for groups larger than 15 people require a
credit card to hold the room. No cash or check deposits. If the
reservation is not cancelled 2 hours before, a $15 room fee will be
charged. The fee may be waived upon Manager discretion.
beyond 2 hours in a private dining area will be charged $25 per full
hour after the initial 2 hours. This includes business meetings, company
dinners, educational presentations, etc. A charge will not be applied
for the first 2 hours as long as the party is ordering off the menu or
customized arrangments for thier event have been made. Exceptions apply
for special events. Contact a Manager for further information.
all specialty parties or any events that require customized menus or
special set-up, the Bistro asks for at least 24 hours notice. Contact a
Manager for further questions.
Oak Street Bistro reserves the right to add 18% gratuity to a party of 8 or more. All gratuity is suggested. The gratuity can be adjusted as you wish if you feel the service does not reflect the gratuity. style="background-color: #f9eabe; margin-top: 0px; font-family: Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif; color: black; margin-left: 0px; font-size: 10px">
Certificates for sale at the restaurant. See a server for details.
Oak Street Bistro Offers Uptown Food
by Don Bingham from 501 Life Magazine
It’s nice to visit with old friends; I decided to stop by the new location of Oak Street Bistro on a recent cool fall afternoon, just after the noon rush hour to visit with an “old friend in the business.” Pam Trent and I sat and reminisced over the history of the Bistro, Rollin’ In The Dough, the ups and downs of catering, and the wonderful world of the culinary arts!
At one point in our conversation, Pam disappeared into the kitchen and came out with what one would have thought was the latest and greatest Christmas gift for that special someone. When unveiled, the box was really a treasure — it was full of Artisan Lettuces — red leaf, oak leak, green leaf — and Pam was as excited about the quality and freshness of the product, as one could possibly be! This is the spirit and attitude I find in Oak Street Bistro.
The concept began because of Pam Trent’s love of cooking and the creativity involved, when in 1992 the first small, but delightful shop opened called Rollin In The Dough, located on Prince Street. The establishment then moved to Oak Street, and then expanded on to the new location at 800 Fourth Ave. in Conway. The regular customer favorites still appear on the menu, such as the white cheddar and dill soup, the spinach dip and the hot crab sandwich. But I also noticed the new lineup for the fall and holidays, among which are a Waldorf and Roasted Turkey Salad, a Moroccan Marinated Tuna Sandwich and a Bistro Style Shrimp PoBoy!
The new atmosphere is delightful, comfortable and upscale. Seated across from my table was a local bank staff, and around the corner in the room connecting the Bistro and Tipton and Hurst Florist, was a bridal shower luncheon — everyone was engaged in good food and good conversation.
Pam’s conversation with me was expressed in our mutual love for quality and excellence, for the personal touch in menu and food production and the desire for retention in the customer base. We discussed the future arrangement the restaurant has with two local farmers for the “farm to market” concept of product usage, the rewards of using locally made honey, and how the “online” ordering has changed in the recent food genres.
Oak Street Bistro is open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, and until 9 p.m. Thursday- Saturday. It is open for Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There is catering, catering delivery and availability for private parties.
For ordering online, the web address is oakstreetbistro.net and the phone number is 501.450.9908. Oak Street Bistro is a home-town , locally-owned and operated oasis for fine dining with “uptown” menu and atmosphere. For good conversation and great food, it’s Oak Street Bistro!
Pam was happy to share two of her favorite recipes with 501 LIFE readers. Bon Appétit from the Lady Chef at the Bistro!
Crunchy Pea Salad
1 bag frozen peas, thawed
2 stalks celery, diced
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1 can water chestnuts, sliced
1 bunch green onions, diced
Put everything in a bowl and toss with enough dressing to coat.
1 cup creme fraiche
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
Whisk all ingredients together.
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup whipping cream
Whisk together and let rest overnight on counter.
You might not need to use all the dressing. Add a small amount at first then add more if you need to.
Dressing and Creme Fraiche will keep refrigerated for a week. Pea Salad will keep for several days. Best used the first day.
4.5 cups canned clam juice
1 -10 oz. can baby clams, including all juices
1.25 lbs. white-skinned potatoes, washed but not peeled, and cut into ¼-inch dice
3/4 cup celery, cut into ¼-inch dice
3/4 cup carrot, peeled and cut into 1/4 “ dice
1/4 lb salt pork, trimmed of rind and coarsely cubed
2 cups onion ¼-inch dice
2/3 cup flour
3 cups whole milk, heated
2 cups cream, heated
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
2 tablespoons butter
Salt and pepper to taste
Put clam juice in a two-quart saucepan. Add drained juice from clams into the saucepan. Heat clam juice to simmer. Add potatoes, celery and carrot. Cook over medium heat until tender. Drain vegetables, reserving clam juice.
In a food processor bowl equipped with a steel blade, process the salt pork until very finely ground (or chop by hand, very very fine). Place ground salt pork in a four-quart saucepan. Heat over medium heat, add onion, and cook until onion is translucent. Add flour and cook, stirring for 5 minutes, making sure flour does not brown. Add reserved clam juice and cook until smooth and thick. Fold in reserved vegetables, reserved clams, milk, cream and parsley. Stir in butter and adjust seasoning. Enjoy with a loaf of artisan bread and a big chunk of cheese!!
Note: “Granted, there are already more than enough versions of clam chowder. When I first opened in 1992, I was on a mission to find the perfect one and I found it. I have used this recipe ever since and that’s been 18 years. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have. It’s been a Bistro favorite."