The Hive at 21c
The Hive at 21c

The Hive at 21c

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thehivebentonville.com/
  • Phone: 4792866575x
  • Hours of Operation:


    Breakfast:
    Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
    Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am


    Brunch:
    Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 2:30pm

    Lunch:
    Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


    Dinner:
    Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
    Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

    Lounge & Bar:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - Midnight
    Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
    *Late night menu until Midnight - 7 days a week
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Southern, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Matthew McClure
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Whether you’re hosting a big business dinner or
    a foodie fete with family and friends, the Private
    Dining Room is a comfortable, welcoming setting
    for groups of up to 40.
  • Private Party Contact: Celine Peruzzi 4792866518x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: NE 2nd St.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We offer valet parking, parking garage as well as street parking.
A word from The Hive at 21c
Located at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, The Hive emphasizes the unique culinary identity of Arkansas, while articulating chef Matthew McClure’s approach to refined country cuisine. Showcasing the region’s farmers and culinary landscape, chef McClure's menus stay true to the High South, highlighting ingredients such as black walnuts, freshly milled corn meal, hickory smoked hams, peaches, melons and sweet onions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Hive at 21c reviews from OpenTable diners
120 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (82)special occasion (61)vibrant bar scene (47)neighborhood gem (46)hot spot (42)notable wine list (32)good for groups (30)romantic (27)great for brunch (18)great for lunch (18)kid-friendly (11)late-night find (11)scenic view (5)Show More
  • Not good food...GREAT Food!!
    Eggndart
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We spent the weekend at the 21C Hotel and ate breakfast and a lovely dinner in the Hive restaurant. They had healthy options as well as decadent options (Chocolate Satisfaction). The Poached eggs with cheddar and bacon grits and tomato jelly were a breakfast favorite. The service at breakfast left something to be desired, but our dinner waitress was on the ball and did a great job. Highly recommend this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great romantic late night dinner
    Romance43e
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Very unique, fun dining experience. We had late reservations, right before the kitchen closed at 10:30, but we still got great food and great service. Original cocktails, craft beer, interesting dishes! What an adventure. Not to mention the art is great as well.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique, museum dining....
    Art4you
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Might as well have been in New York, Vancouver or L.A. The cutting edge art collection that you dine amongst...the cocktail list, the fresh, local very varried menu was a surprise. Basil citris sorbet, Sour Apple Cotton Candy....Cucumber infused gin with lime.... Your not knocked out by the hippness....The Arkansas friendly vibe, understated chic, a calm and low key ambiance. Went back three times over the weekend!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Hive @ 21C
    jaqir
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    The restaurant is in hotel 21C also an art gallery. A beautiful place to dine. The food is locally produced, with a few exceptions. The mussels and oysters to start were a special and tastely prepared. The pork chop was huge and delicious and cooked to perfection. The shrimp was made with lentils and chow chow, the grouper was fresh and great ( I was told). A great place. The pecan pie yummy. Fine wine list. Ask for a penguin !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique
    McGraw
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Excellent Red Grouper ! Also wonderful pecan pie and zucchini cake. We liked the open kitchen set up and the unique overall décor and ambiance of the restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, not great
    Luvnwa
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    After reading accolades for the chef, we were not overly impressed with our dinner. While it was good, our expectations were high. What was superb was the appetizer of house fries with pan gravy. It was like cheese fry heaven. If the rest of the meal had lived up to those fries, we would be raving in this review. However, our entrees were just good. We has the pork chop and the grouper. The pork chop was cooked medium(suggested by the chef) but was nearly room temp by the time it was served. The best thing on the plate were the red beans. Very flavorful. The grouper was good and had a good broth, but again was not spectacular like we expected. I also had the Tequila Mockingbird cocktail which was very good but not worth the $10 price tag.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful gem
    dfewmom
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    A great place to bring out-of-town guests. Unique venue with friendly personnel and lots of great art to view. Food choices are limited, but tasty and well presented. Somewhat pricey for everyday dining, but great for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Better than expected
    Good
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I didn't have low expectations for The Hive, but I didn't expect to have one of my better meals of the past year or two at the Hive. Everything was cooked perfectly, the service was great, and the cocktails were spot on.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful Surprise
    MarMar
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This restaurant is such a treat! Inside the gorgeous 21c hotel, this is the place to go in Bentonville and they are very fortunate to have it. This chef knows what he is doing, from the simple but delicious lettuce and sorghum viniagrette salad to the 25 minute egg, to the deboned quail, to the awesome shrimp and red peas. Unique and delicious. Nice complimentary wine list as well, and excellent service. The hotel manager and the restaurant manager both visited the table to assure satisfaction and we were satisfied indeed! Great job!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southern comfort food and service
    Chinissa
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Great regional and local ingredients wrapped into flavorful and tasty entrees and sides.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • With friends at The Hive
    wuzagreattime
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Thoroughly enjoyed the first dining experience at The Hive. The food was wonderful. One person didn't enjoy the bacon jam on her sandwich, but the catfish and buttermilk chicken dishes were outstanding. The server was helpful with the menu, personable and pleasant. And when our dessert was too frozen to cut into, the price was deleted from the bill (we still devoured it....picking it up with our fingers....delicious).
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Loved this place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The only reason I put a 3 under ambiance was of how close the tables were together if you were at a table for two. I understand wanting to fit more tables but I felt like I was having dinner with two other strangers..and the guy was a creep. I wish that they would have at least been sat at an empty one a few tables down but I worked at a restaurant and I know how thought out the seating chart can be. I just couldn't focus on my own date because I was weirded out by the date happening next to me. Other than that I'm in love with the food and the atmosphere and our service was the nicest lady ever. Just please move the tables a bit!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kansasfoodie
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We ate at the Hive because we were staying in the hotel. It is over-priced for the quality of the food.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little less casual
    HensAus
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Neat, modern layout. Open cook area could be viewed or you could sit in another area. Casual is certainly in at this restaurant but at these prices it would be nice if they would at least ask male guests to remove their baseball or gimme caps.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Loved the food, would come back to try other dishes. Everyone at the table ordered different items and all enjoyed their meal. The Pimento Cheese was awesome, would come back for lunch and order the sandwich. The burger looked amazing! My husband had the pork chop and would order it again. Waiter was great, wine great and company great!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Could have been better
    kdlosVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Have eaten here several times in the past and it didn't seem as good as it has been. The music was very loud and not conducive to a good dining experience. The food was good but not outstanding. The menu hasn't changed in some time and has limited variety. The chocolate desert was outstanding however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food and service!!
    EuropaFan
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We were in NWA and had heard great things about The Hive at 21C. We were not disappointed! The food was fantastic and they had a great craft cocktail menu. The service was stellar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fair
    ItsMe
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Our first time at 21 c hotel and thought it would be nice to try out the new restaurant while staying there. Found it uncrowded & convenient however the menu is limited & I found the food to be fair. Nothing so great I would look forward going back for.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jane Stolt
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I would appreciate seeing gluten and dairy free options. Twice I have eaten something I assumed would be fine; it wasn't. The menu is creative and the presentation is beautiful. I would just like to eat it. I did appreciate the gluten free bread.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Hive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    This was, so far, the best meal I've ever eaten. The pork chop was fantastic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ambience was disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food and service were very good, but the ambience was lacking vs. what I expected. Too much light and too loud. The tile floors made all conversations loud. We dine our frequently and travel as well. For the price $95 for 2, I would choose somewhere else if I am looking for a special occasion or romantic couple meal, but again the food and service were very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A different kind of place
    Walkernd
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The style and ambience has a different flavor which makes it appealing. Very nice and efficient service from the wait staff. Different and delicious food preparation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Buzzing with Energy
    behanclan
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I hosted a group of 7 for dinner and it was outstanding. Everyone LOVED their food and our server (Amanda) was fantastic. Would definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Breakfast
    MTPec
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Met friends there on a Saturday morning for breakfast. The food was really good and our server was friendly and informative. I liked the fact that you didn't have to stick with the menu as it was written...we could switch out the way the eggs were prepared and substitute all kinds of things. The ambiance wasn't what I expected. It was a little more contemporary than I thought it would be but nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • dejsigns
    djdesignsVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    A big city restaurant inn elegant hotel in a beautiful village
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place
    yukon70
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Our first time staying at a 21c museum hotel and eating at its Hive restaurant. Just a great place with excellent food, great service and nice atmosphere. Really have nothing negative to say. Even the prices were reasonable. I'll make one comment on their signature Corporate Manhatten cocktail. Very good but I prefer on the rocks. There, how's that for a negative comment! What can I say, the place is great. Holly was our waitress and she was friendly, knowledgable, and she moved the three foot green penguin close to us for a picture. You'll have to go to restaurant to understand what that is about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with Penguins
    simplyreddish
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Enjoyed the green penguins joining the guests. Food excellent and accommodated dietary issues. Started with Girl Gone Bad cocktail and succulent pork chops. Finished with homemade lavender ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner at the Hive
    Choy190
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Great restaurant. You enter the restaurant from a modern art gallery, very interesting art. Food was excellent. I had pan-seared grouper, prepared expertly. The manager, John came over to introduce himself, and to insure all was ok. It was a lovely restaurant find in the small town of Bentonville
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Hidden secret
    Schoolrunner
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Amazing drinks n apps. Atmosphere is fun and modern---unique drinks and food. Awesome, modern food drinks and art in unexpected location!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Hive Needs Work
    voodooengineer
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was "Very Good" but the rest is nothing special. If you in Bentonville and want a high-quality meal, this is the place, but don't expect stellar service. The wait staff are adequate, but nothing special. Your order may badly timed, or missing items. All will be corrected, but it is these little annoyances, including the wide-open noisy seating and lack of seat cushions, that make the experience less than perfect. Note: closest toilets are around the corner behind the bar. This may not seem like an important detail now, but you'll thank me later.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Unusual Dishes
    Bentondinner
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The Hive had some well prepared unusual dishes that any foodie would love to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/13/2014
    Very pleased with the food and service for dinner. However, we returned the following morning for brunch and was most disappointed in the food and service. We had three different people attempting to serve our table--neither of which was very professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovefunfood
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    A bit pricy. Food and service excellent. The restaurant was too casual for price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting Menu-Good Service
    AndyVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Interesting menu and good service. Unique interior. They have green penquins standing around which is highly amusing for children. Our waitress, Holly, was excellent. They bring you complimentary green cotton candy with your check. Another fun, lighthearted touch.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Farm to Table
    ninerdiner
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Our dinner in the Hive was very nice. Our waiter was really good and explained everything about the menu. My complaint is that the menu is very limited. I ended up ordering two apps and they were both good and the quail could have been great except it was a little too salty and there wasn't enough of the sauce on the plate to cut the saltiness. I would eat there again. The restaurant was not too busy while we were there but we did eat on the early side.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really nice service.
    Tlbrooks
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Only issue ran out of Savignon blanc by the glass. Spinach pansies I can do without. Loved all the seasonal vegetables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    Birthday14
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The food was excellent. We had a very friendly wait staff; the specialty drinks were very unique. We enjoyed the art exhibit which is a great reason to go there as well.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A TREAT!
    Goodeater
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food excellent. One in party had to-die-for filet with truffle butter...trés expensive but exceptional. Another had grouper that was excellent and unique preparation and third had the chicken dish, which had very tender, juicy pieces combined with several veggies...not just a sautéed chicken breast with veggies plopped on top. Had appetizer of a house-made pasta with caramelized onion, mushrooms, almonds...had a little, repeat little, heat...meaning just the right amount...absolutely wonderful! Very good wine list for glasses and bottles in wide variety of choices and prices...something appealing to our party! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful surprises
    Foodicious
    Dined on 7/1/2014
    Having a meal at the Hive is a fun and unique experience. The clever way they combine herbs and spices gives you a meal you most likely have never had before. The wait staff is friendly and professional. It was a memorable dining experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun and Creative
    Judybee
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    We enjoyed the creative cocktails and southern classics with a twist. The salads were wonderful, as was the blackberry cobbler! Bacon jam topping pimento cheese is a wonderful addition but the cheese itself is overworked and oily. One of the best aspects of dining here is wine by the quartino (9 oz), allowing two to share a moderate serving of different wines with different courses.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.