It’s official; as of April 4 The Saint at Isabella restaurant has opened and welcomes diners seven days a week.
The Hot Springs Village Property Owners’ Association entered into a contract with Marc Owen for the facility at Isabella course. Alanna Hernandez will operate the restaurant. Owen and Hernandez also own and operate Melinda’s Coffee Corner on Highway 7.
A native of Hot Springs Village and graduate of Jessieville High School, Owen is married with two children. He also has a marketing enterprise outside the West Gate. “We're so happy to open and serve the residents in my hometown,” said Owen.
Hernandez moved from Texas where she had extensive experience in corporate fine dining restaurants. “This is an honor to be a part of this great community,” said Hernandez. She has a daughter attending the University of Arkansas and another daughter at Christian Ministries Academy.
The Saint at Isabella hours of operation are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.
The breakfast menu offers a variety of favorites, including a signature “Saints on a Shingle,” aka S.O.S, scrambled eggs, andouille sausage, fried potatoes and gravy served on Texas toast.
Sunday brunch-style menu includes spicy chicken biscuits, migas, shrimp and grits, and eggs Isabella.
Lunch and dinner serves up a variety of popular burgers and some interesting twists on entrées, with American specialties, as well as Cajun fare, including a Boudreux Melt burger and Cajun pasta. Not to be overlooked is chicken, shrimp, steak, catfish, tacos and a plethora of side dishes. And not to be forgotten are appetizers, soups, salads, baskets and po’boys. Who could ask for anything more?
Finishing a dining experience, you would not want to miss the bread pudding topped with whiskey sauce and vanilla ice cream.
“My breakfast was wonderful, and along with my golfing buddies, we’ll be regulars,” said first customer, Dick Weber.