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Diners' Choice: Best Food restaurants in Northwest Arkansas

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants with the best overall cuisine in Northwest Arkansas? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

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4.8
4.8 (2268)
$31 to $50
American
Bentonville
About the restaurant
The Kitchen at The Preacher’s Son is led by Neal Gray- a native of Arkansas with tenures at Stone Barns in NY and The French Laundry in Napa. We feature Local, Sustainable, Farm to Table cuisine, friendly and professional service paired with cutting edge cocktails and a deep wine list. The Preacher's Son offers stunning stained glass windows by George Dombek, garden patio seating, a rooftop bar and a fine speakeasy - Undercroft Bar.

In 1849, John Ruskin wrote The Seven Lamps of Architecture which spread Gothic Revivalism across the western world. In 1904, that same style is used for the First Christian Church in downtown Bentonville. We proudly connect these moments at The Preacher’s Son.

Come join us for a memorable night!
Top review
mwmusser
Dined 5 days ago
Nice place for a business meal with good food in NWA.
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4.7
4.7 (615)
$31 to $50
French
Bentonville
About the restaurant
Located, two miles from Crystal Bridges Museum, in a rustic stone building on north Walton Blvd, this French Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge has something that will entice anyone.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 8, 2024
Absolutely wonderful meal shared with my wife to celebrate our anniversary. The quality of the food was superb and the flavors were simply delicious. I will be thinking of the beef short rib for years to come!
A photo of Grotto Wood Fired Grill & Wine Cave restaurant
4.7
4.7 (1649)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Eureka Springs
About the restaurant
This place is a hidden Eureka gem and located in the beautiful downtown district. The original structure was built on solid rock which has had an active spring running constantly. This unique rock formation provides a comfortable romantic setting for a great dining experience.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
The food is always great. It’s become a tradition every time we visit Eureka Springs & never disappoints. My only complaint this time is that they were out of the chocolate dessert and I was craving it.
A photo of Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse restaurant
4.5
4.5 (23)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Eureka Springs
About the restaurant
Gaskins Cabin Steakhouse is built around a 2-room log cabin built in 1864. Originally the home of John Gaskins and his family, it was a private home for 120+ years. Oven roasted prime rib highlights the menu, with hand-cut, char-grilled steaks being classic favorites. Enjoy a delicious meal in an historic location.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
I asked for medium rare prime rib and that’s exactly how it came. Excellent cut of meat. The mushroom soup was heavenly. I was very pleased with everything—and I’m a New York City gal so I know good food.
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4.8
4.8 (75)
$31 to $50
Italian
Fort Smith
About the restaurant
Owned by a trio of talented chefs, the menus at Prima Italia were developed to offer patrons authentic, contemporary Italian cuisine. The highest quality raw ingredients, such as eggs from Happy Egg based in Rogers, AR, who also supply Michelin starred restaurants in New York and Los Angeles, are used to create fresh pasta daily. The pasta is made using equipment by Imperia & Monfeṙṙina imported directly from Asti, Italy. Breads are sourced locally from Harvest Moon Bakery.

We are excited for Fort Smith to experience our cuisine in this beautiful space!
Top review
Allen
Dined 4 days ago
Great ambiance, food selections and service were outstanding. Food in general seemed mediocre and not to the quality I'd expect for the prices. I want to go back and try the pork chop dinner and then rate them again.
A photo of Ruth's Chris Steak House - Rogers restaurant
4.8
4.8 (1596)
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Rogers
About the restaurant
Ruth's Chris Steak House serves the finest aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef. Broiled in a trademark 1,800° oven & served on a plate heated to 500 degrees, your steak is presented sizzling hot at your table.
Additionally, the menu includes select fresh seafood & other meat entrees, including seasonal specialties like foie gras, buffalo strip & scallops. A variety of fresh-cooked vegetables, including seven kinds of potatoes, salads, homemade desserts & an extensive selection of over 100 domestic & imported wines complete your dining experience.
Ruth's Chris never fails to please!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Food was absolutely fantastic, not to mention our serve Jacob was very knowledgable about everything that was asked!
A photo of Vetro 1925 Ristorante restaurant
4.7
4.7 (974)
$31 to $50
Italian
Fayetteville
About the restaurant
At Vetro 1925, we serve classic Italian flavors with a touch of sophistication. Everyone thinks Italian food is pasta, but it’s so much more than that! Chef Alan Dierks specializes in local ingredients, sustainable seafood and fine cuts of meat. He and his staff strive to preserve simple, clean flavors, using the freshest ingredients. Our meats are sourced from local farms practicing the humane treatment of animals. We import our aged prosciutto, cheeses, and Sicilian olives from Italy. Depending on the season, you may see a few surprises on the menu in addition to your old favorites. A large portion of our menu is gluten-free, and we always have a vegetarian and vegan option as well!
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 4, 2024
First time and great Experience! Not that expensive either, you can get bread, two pastas for under $75 for two!
A photo of The Hive at 21c restaurant
4.6
4.6 (2213)
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bentonville
About the restaurant
Located at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, The Hive emphasizes the unique culinary identity of Arkansas.
A communal gathering place, The Hive prepares locally sourced ingredients to showcase the unique culinary identity of Arkansas. The restaurant and lounge are perfect for catching up over drinks friends, entertaining important clients or simply grabbing a bite with friends and family in Bentonville

Top review
CaryWvip
Dined 2 days ago
Excellent food and flavors. I would have rated this with all 5 stars, but we actually were upset that the servers didn’t leave us alone. They came back every 5 minutes to see what they could take away. They took our bread & butter plates before we were done. They continuously interrupted our conversation with thoughts of clearing plates. The ambience was great. Loved the eclectic vibe.
A photo of Texas de Brazil - Rogers restaurant
4.4
4.4 (487)
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Rogers
About the restaurant
Texas de Brazil, is a Brazilian steakhouse, or churrascaria, that features endless servings of flame-grilled beef, lamb, pork, chicken, and Brazilian sausage as well as an extravagant salad area with a wide array of seasonal chef-crafted items.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 7 days ago
5 star experience ! Everything was perfect!!!!!!!!
A photo of Cheers at The Old Post Office restaurant
4.7
4.7 (495)
$30 and under
Grill
Fayetteville
About the restaurant
Come enjoy a delicious meal right off the wood fire grill! We are located right in the heart of the historic Fayetteville square, and welcome you to join us for an incredible meal in an inviting, lively atmosphere. Our kitchen uses only select mesquite wood to insure every item has just the right amount of smoky flavor. For a grilled lunch or dinner, we offer classic steaks from ribeye to filet mignon as well as a few outside of the box items like lamb chop lollipops and jalapeño-stuffed quail breast. We also have sandwiches, salads, soups, and house-made desserts.

About the Building

Built in 1911, this historic building began its important role in the Fayetteville community as the city Post Office. In 1974 it was saved from demolition by a citizen-led petition, and gained National Historic status. We are honored to continue the tradition of bringing people together and celebrating the citys history in the beautiful Old Post Office.
Top review
JonS
Dined 4 days ago
Steak salad was very good. The grilled chicken was very dry and smoky. Would not recommend it. Bit expensive for what we had. Salad, chicken and 2 drinks..$70 with tip. Service was very good.
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