SHERWOOD, Ark. — Sometimes we sacrifice comfort for an up-scale dining experience, but not anymore!
Bennett’s by Keith and Co in Sherwood prides itself as being a casual dining restaurant with an upscale vibe all while maintaining an affordable menu.
“This is a casual dining restaurant. When I opened this, I wanted to create an experience where people could get good food at a reasonable price and feel like they had went to a high-end restaurant,” said owner Darin Keith.
The menu itself, while expansive, is carefully crafted by an experienced chef.
You’ll find steak and pork chops to tacos and nachos. Keith described the menu offerings as “American blended with everything else.”
Keith said many people encouraged him to launch this classy-casual concept in Little Rock, but he proudly chose a location on Kiehl Avenue in Sherwood and has never looked back.
Sherwood locals have fallen in love with Bennett’s. Most days you’ll find a line of people waiting to quench their hunger.
Locating his new restaurant in a location contrary to his advisors isn’t Keith’s only rogue move. In fact, Keith’s background is in commercial construction. Despite going against the grain, it’s clear Keith’s skillset extends far beyond just a skill saw. No doubt he know his way around a kitchen!
“I just wanted to open a place for people to eat and have a good time, and here we are in Sherwood,” he said.
Leading the kitchen at Bennett’s is Head Chef Guillermo Guzman. His resume includes long stents at some of Central Arkansas’s nicest restaurants.
He proudly shares that he began cooking at age nine with his mom and has only gotten better since then.