Eleven at Crystal Bridges

4.5
506 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Welcome to Eleven, the restaurant at Crystal Bridges.
We specialize in modern American comfort food with an emphasis on traditions that hail from the “High South” region…the Ozarks. High South cuisine follows a long culinary history steeped in generations of food preparation centered on locally-produced ingredients. Careful never to manipulate the ingredients beyond their intended flavor profile, our chefs are nevertheless able to transform some of the simplest, most basic Southern staples into sophisticated presentations of earthy, rustic flavors and textures. The cuisine of Eleven not only nourishes, but tells a story—a story of the American spirit, inspired by the artworks, natural surroundings, and regional history connected to our Museum.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary Southern, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday & Monday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm
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Phone number
(479) 418-5700
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
William McCormick
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
J Street
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Parking details
We offer both covered and non-covered on-site parking for all guests. We are also walking distance from the Downtown Bentonville Square.
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Entertainment
Join us for “Culture Hour” every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday night from 5 to 7 p.m.— celebrating the American spirit through exceptional prices on food and wine, featuring live music on Friday evenings.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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KH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was excellent, easy buffet to serve yourself noise level low, very friendly staff.

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BT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent! It was so enjoyable that I would prefer to attend every Sunday. The food was delicious and diverse.

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GO
Fayetteville
25 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new Sunday brunch buffet is incredible. All our usual favorites with some innovative twists! We were very pleased. The gluten free chocolate mousse cake is over the top good!

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TE
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The night we had dinner it was the first night for buffet EVER at Eleven. I was not excited about it before I tried it. Now that I have experienced it, I without reservation I recommend it!!! The food was amazing and the experience was outstanding.

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BE
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We went for a nice Sunday Brunch and enjoyed a beautiful fall view, delicious food and excellent service. Enjoyed it very much!

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SD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 4

Wanted to give this place another try, since it’s nice to combine dinner and a museum visit.
Their vegan options are non existent and the waitress was not very open to changing a few items off a vegetarian dish.
There was only one entree item that was vegetarian.
The portion sizes were so small and so expensive.
$19 for quinoa with almost raw carrot and the very end pieces of asparagus, also hard to chew
Our appetizer was forgotten, even though only 3 tables were occupied that evening.
The only two things that were pleasant was the atmosphere and the food was spiced well.
I spent over $100 for 4 people eating the vegetarian entree and one appetizer, the falafel which had only 3 falafel balls and we left still hungry. We only drank water btw
I wish an amazing museum would have amazing restaurant like it once was.
In the past, there was bread or a salad served with your entree, at least for the price, one could get full.
Anyway, I won’t return until the menu changes to have some vegan items on it for an affordable price.

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SH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Our brunch was very good, but the real star is the restaurant itself and the views. This is a spectacular venue and we will come back when we are again in the area.

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JN
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

I recommend a better chef that knows the menu and who does not leave out ingredients. The Bloody Mary's we had were too spicy and had an odd taste. Bloody Mary's are supposed to have a rich tomato taste. And there was no alcohol in it. The eggs benedict - the eggs whites were under cooked and not served with yogurt. The grits and shrimp did not have any andouille sausage or bell peppers as stated on the menu. Pricing would have been fine if we were served what was on the menu. I really like the concept of a restaurant in the museum but it needs to reflect the quality of the museum. Much improvement needed.

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LF
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food and service at Eleven was exceptional. The selection is small, but everything on the menu is delicious. This is the first time we tried the brunch, and found that we prefer the ambience of the evening lights better than the day. The flow of people walking through the restaurant area is my only complaint. But not enough of one to miss the delicious food! I'd recommend a day or night visit to Crystal Bridges and meal at Eleven to anyone!

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I
Little Rock
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and server.

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p
Jacksonville
17 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the lamb which was excellent. By friend had the pork chop which was even better. Amazingly quiet with a pleasant hum that still allowed for conversation. Acoustic engineering must be impressive because it looks like a place that would be noisy. Beautiful views out the glass walls.

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LB
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

All of our meal was wonderful save for the dessert, which was average at best.

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ED
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

We were very disappointed and left without eating. The brunch advertised vegetables, freshly made Eggs Benedict, and a great buffet. Our reservation was at 1 PM and we were told no more eggs, there were no veggies, the grits looked dried out and the salad was very picked over. At $24 per plate, this was not acceptable.

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JA
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We had the Veterans Day Brunch it was delicious!! The Shrimp and Grits were delicious as was everything else. The 24.98 for the Buffet was definitely worth the price!! All the food was Fresh, Hot and Tasty. Even had a Bloody Mary Bar. Don’t miss attending a brunch here.

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LC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our waiter was very accommodating to our son’s gluten free needs and asked questions to clarify.

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BD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

There appeared to be too few wait staff. We waited 50 minutes from ordering to getting our food. Our waitress, Mary, busted her butt but there was nothing she could do to speedup service. The long wait has happened before. Will try the Hive at 21 next time attending an event at Crystal Bridges.

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GB
Kansas City
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

EXECELLENT FOOD... HORRIBLE SERVICE! Had to ask our waiter where our food was and he said they were very busy yet other tables around us were waited upon well before we were! Needless to say he only got a 10% tip

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TA
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I both had the pork chop which was amazing. The setting was glorious and the food was exceptional. Our server was wonderful And offered me fresh fruit instead of bread when he found out I was gluten free. And he brought cornbread bread for my husband.

Only one drawback to eating here is that it’s slow food. Don’t go there if you’re in a hurry. That said, it was well worth the wait.

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OA
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed brunch before touring the museum and exploring the trails. Service was good however food took quite a while to get which we did not mind because of the beautiful views around us!

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. Always a treat for me and my hubby for Sunday brunch.

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MM
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an elegant museum restaurant with great options for both lunch and dinner, very good wines, good service, beautiful views, reasonable prices. I couldn’t have been more pleased..

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E
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner at Eleven on our recent visit to Crystals Bridges. The menu selection was impressive and the food was very tasty. Our waiter, Matt, was great. He made suggestions about the menu and also gave a lot a good information about the museum. The setting for restaurant has a beautiful view of the water feature and the another portion of the museum. Matt pointed out some of the art we were looking at and was knowledgeable about the artists.

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HJ
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come for the incredible art and nature venue, stay for the food!

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LD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful. Love the food. Fast and courteous service.

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p
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Lovely view and great service. Our waiter was wonderful. Food was good although my partner thought the Benedict was a bit ordinary. Value, given the atmosphere, was about right.

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GO
Fayetteville
26 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely beautiful dining room! We enjoyed the live music and the excellent waitstaff. We were very well cared for. From the hand crafted cocktails to innovative desert every morsel of our meal was superb !

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MW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Well prepared good in an incredible space which changes as night falls. Evening music added to ambiance. Perfect steak, delicious lamb.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jerome is our favorite!

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Special experience to dine right in Crystal Bridges and still feel as if on an island. Food, service and setting made for a special, easy time with loved ones. Will definitely return.

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JN
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

We brought out of town guests to see the museum and tour the FLW house. One of us had the shrimp and grits which was good. Three of us had the Lafayette sandwich which was very disappointing. The ham was not shaved as described on the menu, was too tough to chew because of the fat and gristle. My egg was overdone.

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EO
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The setting is so serene, you’ll tell your grand children about it.

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K
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoyed our visit. Thank you. Nice all inclusive day out with art and dinner.

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DJ
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy going for Sunday brunch. We need to go in the evening firing the week.

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JN
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

People in the group would have liked more choices on the menue.

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AB
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous brunch and excellent service!

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p
Oklahoma City
10 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening in every way!

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were there on a Thursday night. the food was very good and out of the ordinary. we especially loved the jazz duo. I would go back to hear them often. the service was super! she checked on us, answered all our questions and was pleasant all around. it was so nice to be in that atmosphere and enjoy our meal.

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RG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Eleven. My sister and I visited Eleven on our vacation to the area in 2016. Now, we've moved here and intend to stay, and we will be frequent visitors to Eleven forever more. Eleven is WONDERFUL!

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k
Memphis
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful meal to end our day at Crystal bridges. Food was creative and well prepared.

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OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried the Tasting Menu . . . AMAZING!!!

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