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About Eleven at Crystal Bridges

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.

600 Museum Way
Bentonville, AR 72712
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary Southern, Comfort Food

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Lunch: Wednesday - Saturday & Monday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Brunch: Sunday 11:00am - 2:30pm

Cross Street:
J Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(479) 418-5700

Website:
http://www.crystalbridges.org/eleven/

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.

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.

Executive Chef:
William Lyle

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Eleven at Crystal Bridges Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.6

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (26)
Special Occasion (18)
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Good for Birthdays (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Creative Cuisine (13)
Local Ingredients (12)
Great for Brunch (11)
Good for a Date (10)
Waterfront (9)
Casual (9)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Authentic (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Business Meals (6)
Romantic (6)
Fun (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Music (3)
Cozy (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great Beer (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined 3 days ago

We are so glad we decided to give it a try! The food was amazing!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Omaha)·Dined 5 days ago

Service was impeccable. Server’s knowledge of food and menu was impressive. Food, though, was a disappointment. Chicken Marsala was tasteless and no lingering flavor of Marsala wine. Risotto was bland. Beer cheese soup had some flavor. Beautiful location. Crystal Bridges just needs to make the food world class, like the museum, its art, and building.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Little Rock)·Dined 7 days ago

Took my wife their for Valentine’s Day and it didn’t disappoint. Did the chef’s special and the served me biggest bone in ribeye known to man. Will definitely be be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

Great Valentine’s Day dinner with special menu

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined 7 days ago

Lovely. Scallops were delicious. Bummed that they ran out of the crime brûlée but the cheesecake was good.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined 7 days ago

A beautiful venue, great staff, but food was a little disappointing. Atmosphere to die for...food not so much.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined 7 days ago

Great Valentine's Day dinner. The staff were great. The ambiance was perfect. We opted for the dinner for two special. It was amazing! The steak was HUGE! Scallops were perfectly prepared.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 9, 2018

This was one of the best meals we’ve had in years. I would highly recommend! We went to celebrate a birthday and had a wonderful time and an absolutely incredible dinner and dessert.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Local Ingredients, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Was less than impressed. Our waiter was bizarre. Did these weird dancy turns around the table and was quite rude. Made us very uncomfortable. Food was okay-ish, but very bland and extremely over priced.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on January 28, 2018

This brunch was perfect for friends getting together after an absence. The food was good (not remarkable) service was great and the poker was comfortable.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Shrimp and grits were fine. Quiche not so good. It was cold. I should have sent it back to be heated.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Good food, attentive service, unparalleled environment! Love It!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Just lovely

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Great food, beautiful setting! Crystal Bridges is an awesome setting and someplace everyone in NW Arkansas should visit and support.

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very good Sunday brunch. Great atmosphere and delicious food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It is a great experience to eat in this beautiful room built over the water. The food is always well prepared and they offer a great selection of foods. Plus you can visit the museum exhibits afterwards.

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Very excited. Unfortunately it wasn’t clear on website that everything was closing at 3:00 on Christmas Eve and our reservation was at 2:00 so we were a bit rushed for meal time and didn’t get to experience the museum. Staff was very friendly and food was excellent.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The service was initially OK, it somehow became less and less attentive. By the time our food arrived, the eggs Benedict were just slightly warm and the muffin tough. No suggestion of dessert or coffee after, very little service after. We have had brunch before and it was very nice, this was considerably less than hoped for. No we did not complain....it was Christmas and we did not want to have that for anyone.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 15, 2017

The food was tasty, but I felt the portion sizes were very small for the price. Also, only one small vegetable was served with each entree, and no salad.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 7, 2017

The Happy Hour gimlet was fresh and delicious, as were the minestrone soup, filet mignon, and celery root mash (which tasted like good mashed potatoes). The spiced pear, cashew, cranberry, greens and diced garlic infused yellow squash salad was terrific, as were the roasted carrots and fresh bread sampler.

The dining room was beautiful at dusk, with the lights of the wooden ceiling beams reflected in the glass, and the soft lighting making for a very relaxed and romantic mood!

All in all, a perfect dining experience. We highly recommend Eleven (at 5ish).

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Scenic View, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Afternoon Coffee, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The food was very good. We had smoked trout club and eggs benedict. Both well executed and very tasty. Service was attentive but not overbearing. Bloody Mary had a pickled okra (new and very surprising positive taste for me). The cheesecake creme brulee was excellent!

The museum surrounding was wonderful although a bit stark in the dining area.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on December 1, 2017

A rather lonesome evening dining experience with very sparse occupancy for an 8 pm time slot, but our server was anxious to please. Not a large wine list but a few gems, and nice shareable appetizers, especially the carpaccio and pate. Nice to see the Crystal Bridges complex at night, such a beautiful setting. Entrees were good but a few nit picks for each. Would go again anyway.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Fantastic! Highly recommend lunch and dinner. Wonderful surroundings!

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Waterfront, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on December 1, 2017

We found some of the food to be way too sweet, such as the bruschetta and the Autumn Harvest salad. Strange combinations for other dishes, such as steelhead trout with pork belly. The toast served with the chicken liver pate was fried in way too much butter. The basic bread seemed OK, but I think that it should be just dry toasted and not fried. The chicken liver pate was excellent. The dessert (figgy toffee pudding), on the other hand, was not sweet enough. The pudding tasted of too much baking powder/baking soda, which was rather unpleasant. Not enough toffee sauce. Service was awkward, as the main course served while we were still eating the appetizers, and the dessert was served while we were still eating the main course.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Eleven is located inside the Crystal Bridges museum. We have dined one other time when we were going to the museum to see an exhibit and remembered it being a nice place. It was Sunday so we both ordered shrimp and grits from the brunch menu. It was very good and service was good as well. We enjoyed having brunch and the location was excellent. We highly recommend Eleven.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Interesting menu + locally sourced food + excellent service + unique setting = amazing dining experience!

Tags: Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Very disappointing. Seafood pasta was overcooked and portion was extremely small. Not even a salad, just a very small bowl of pasta for $32. We decided against wasting even more money on dessert. Major walkway for the museum cuts right through the restaurant, so it's extremely noisy. Crystal Bridges is a treasure--it deserves a much better restaurant, or give up on the idea of fine dining and turn it into a sandwich place!

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Food was very good. Nice selection. Our Waitress turn out to be delightful. One hitch. They were not prepared for us despite reservations. Had to wait for table to be set up . Also need something to block sun. Had to wear sun glasses, as did several people.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Britni was an awesome server/bartender. Mushroom lasagna and flourless chocolate cake are a must! Took a solo 24hr trip to Crystal Bridges. Dinner was the icing on the cake!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on November 8, 2017

One of the BEST meals we've ever had! My husband is a chef and we've owned a restaurant. This was beyond 5 stars!!! Thank you.

Tags: Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Excellent meal in a beautiful setting. Food was well prepared and the meal was a delight.

Tags: Waterfront, Great for Brunch, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

All of us thoroughly enjoyed our meal! We were especially impressed by the quiet atmosphere... we knew it would be a great setting but didn’t realize we’d like it so much!!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Great service, excellent food in a unique atmosphere. Well done. A must do if you are in Bentonville.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

My date and I had been to Crystal Bridges several times and were looking forward to trying Eleven. We decided upon trying their current tasting menu, and although the portions were very large so that we were almost full after the second course, the pork and cheesecake were quite tasty. We also ordered the wine tasting to go with each course. Unfortunately, we didn't receive the corresponding wine pairing until after we were half way through two of the courses. The server actually tried to box up one of the courses before the wine arrived, and we often could not find her when we needed her. The views are very beautiful, but when spending $200 for two people, having the courses explained and having the wine pairing when your course arrives is a reasonable expectation.

Tags: Scenic View, Live Music
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 27, 2017

This was not my first time to dine at 11, nor will it be my last. I ordered the scallops for $32 and was disappointed to find only three on a pile of macaroni. Everybody else enjoyed their entry and I have always enjoyed mine previously. The red cabernet I had was excellent.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Authentic
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Our experiences at Eleven have been very uneven. The service has always been excellent, and the lunches and fresh salads very good. Sadly, our recent evening meals were disappointing. I ordered lasagne, and it was a solid rubbery block which I had trouble cutting.. The individual ingredients did not stand out, and there was almost no spinach or arugula which I was looking forward to. There were no pine nuts. The tomato half was uninspired. I missed some vegetables and flavor. My husband's chicken marsala was also disappointing. The chicken was tender and flavorful, but the gnocchi were flavorless and gummy, and the "grilled local mushrooms" consisted of a single mushroom slice. The bread, butter, and beer were superb. We would like to eat here again, but would be somewhat wary. For a restaurant as beautifully situated as Eleven one would expect a finer dining experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Local Ingredients
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Not overly impressed with menu or food. Nothing bad - just ok in my opinion.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Girls' trip. Appreciated that restaurant was open for lunch as well as dinner since we were there for night showing of Chahuli as well as daytime viewing of regular museum, then a walk in the sculpture garden. We didn't have to leave and then come back. Perfect

Tags: Worth the Drive, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Disabled Access, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 26, 2017

disappointed with the service and one steak entree ordered ‘medium ‘ was rare. Not up to previous high standards

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 26, 2017

We loved it. We're from Tulsa and this was our second time at Eleven. Wonderful food and atmosphere -- and terrific service. I'd give anything to know how you make your sweet tea -- best I've ever had!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Pre/post Theatre
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