Eleven at Crystal Bridges

4.3
557 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.
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SM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Reminded me of my days at The Greenbriar in WV. :)

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H
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

For a "fine dining" restaurant, this was very disappointing. The prices are fine-dining level, to be sure, but nothing else was. The service was incredibly slow, the food decent but not amazing or even excellent (the charred spiced carrots came topped with STALE crackers straight OUT OF A BOX (Mary's Gone Crackers brand, to be exact), the tables only have a single linen on them, and I could go on. Suffice it to say, this place is overpriced, overrated, and understaffed. It wasn't even busy and we waited forrrrrrever for our food, which we asked to be rushed since we had an event to get to afterward. There was no rush, almost more of a delay, and we were quite late to our event. I won't be returning.

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AR
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food! The biscuits- jackfruit and the octopus-grits appetizers were two top starters ever.

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T
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superb. Magnificent enviros. Attentive and skillful service. Fine menu. Delicious offerings

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JL
Shreveport
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing Mother’s Day Brunch❤️❤️ It was definitely worth the $25. The view was amazing, the food was soooo good and their was a variety of options! Will definitely go there again!

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BK
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This setting was the best part of the brunch. Hard to keep a brunch fresh and well stocked and Eleven did just that. Service was great and the ambiance best ever!

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OT
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Salad and appetizer came right after our entree. Would not expect that here.

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PP
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, incredible view. We liked the brunch better than any we've had in the area, and we just can't say enough about the quality of the food. Thanks!

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CA
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We thoroughly enjoyed the new Sunday brunch buffet! Really wish there was chicken and waffles though. Always delicious/fresh food and service is nice.

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch Menu was very limited - The layout of the buffet was very awkward at best - one straight line/lane to one side would have helped - flow of the buffet line was one sided and very cramped even backing up into the other tables - plates were oddly in the middle again with no flow - Food was okay but again limited - and for the most part cold meat, chewy bacon, lukewarm gravy - deserts were wonderful and perfect size portions again though the table for service was limited to a few people at a time - Service was perfect - not too much and always had tea and coffee when needed - atmosphere was wonderful - round table with 4 chairs were very small, would have been perfect for 2 people but was a bit cramped for 3 adults... looked at menu online again limited during lunch and dinner hours and would consider returning but not sure I would crave it again and again but we will see.

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JD
9 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We had the pork cheeks and the chicken pot pie. There was almost No chicken in the pot pie. It was like a warm chicken pudding with about 1/4 of a carrot, 1/4 of a chicken breast and 3 peas in it. The crust was an oval piece of tasteless store bought puff pastry. In the past the food at Eleven was delicious and the past year we have been disappointed frequently. We may still come for lunch but we are finished coming to CB for dinner.

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CM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the first time all six of us had eaten dinner at Eleven. Several of us had eaten lunch there, which is always excellent, so our expectations were high! And we were not disappointed. We had two out-of-towners with us -- guest speakers for a conference the next day at NWACC, so it was great fun to introduce them to such a fabulous restaurant.

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SW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous chicken, sausages, quiche. Great Easter brunch and beautiful view

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EN
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We loved the Easter buffet. It was not too crowded, as they had staggered reservation times. The service was excellent.

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RH
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seating was excellent and Matt was an excellent waiter. I would have liked to have name cards on some of the food items. There was one item that appeared to be Turkey but turned out to be a bread. Food temps could have been a little hotter.

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e
St. Louis
26 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Breakfast brunch buffet was fantastic, and worth every penny. I had the lunch options. Delicious gourmet salads, short ribs, pork loin, roasted potatoes, squash hash, sautéed green beans, and maybe 10 dessert selections. Coffee and soft drinks included. Great service. Can’t say enough.

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

It was very good. The food was amazing and so were the views. Our server Mary was attentive. I can't wait to come back! Also the bloody marys need to be slightly bigger :)

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C
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Eleven on an earlier visit to the museum, so couldn't wait to get back there. The food is imaginative, creatively seasoned, with well-balanced flavors. Most restaurants serve tiny portions of vegetables, and we appreciated being able to serve ourselves two or three times. The server was friendly
and knowledgeable. We only wish Eleven would open a branch in Kansas City.

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SI
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Have been there before and it was outstanding. This time just ok.

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RG
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu and service has really come together under chef William McCormick. The new layout of the restaurant is attractive and welcoming. Our octopus appetizer with grits was delicious, as was the chicken pot pie entrée. The cornbread is to die for. The bartender made us a special non-alcoholic fruit juice spritzer which was sophisticated rather than overly sweet, and beautifully complemented our meal.

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D
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at Eleven. Beautiful food thoughtfully prepared, always tasty. Service friendly and efficient. Delicious cocktails.

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LH
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I ordered cider for my beverage, but there was none to be had. My husband had the fish of the day which he enjoyed. I had the chicken pie which arrived lukewarm and the only herbs seemed to be the wilted ones laid beside the dish, which was odd. The pie had no real seasoning. The salad is ho, hum and is the salad dressing, one or the other ought to have some personality. The cornbread and herb butter are top notch and memorable. The roasted asparagus was also delicious. The dessert we chose based on the Fuller dome was fun if a challenge to eat. I think I would choose to eat lunch there again, but not so excited about dinner again.

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SR
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The restaurant is in the most beautiful setting. The architecture is amazing and the beauty of the environment makes it a very special place. The entré offerings were somewhat limited, but the food was very fresh and the portions were quite large. We started with the roasted carrots and some delicious mushrooms. Both were great. I had red snapper served over a very flavorful cornbread pudding. It was tasty but a bit heavy. We enjoyed the live music as well. The acoustics in the dining room are very good so it was an enjoyable evening.

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JK
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Eleven completes the CB experience. The hall converts to a fine-dining restaurant with good menu diversity, and we are very glad we chose to complete our day there.

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JF
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

St Patrick’s Sunday brunch $25/person buffet. Menu option not available. Pricy. Delicious
Variety of choices in buffet for anyone’s preference. Recommend going at least once.

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OT
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Thick cut bacon is wonderful.

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S
Dallas
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 5

The setting was wonderful, as was the live music. The menu was not good, in my opinion. It was trying to be too unusual, too avant-garde. Also, the portions on some items were too small. There were 4 of us, and only 1 of us could find an entree to order. The rest of us had appetizers.

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Gorgeous building and great food, but very loud (voices echo) and staff was overwhelmed tonight by a couple of large parties. We had a reservation, but were out at a table too small for our party. Plates did not fit well and was very crowded. Staff kept apologizing, said they don’t typically place parties of 4 at these tables, but it was still very cramped. Waiter seemed to be new and got a few items wrong, but tried to talk us into keeping wrong items vs correcting. This was not a typical experience, just an off night - I will definitely be back again!

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C
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eleven is THE SPOT for Sunday brunch in NWA with a glorious spread of high south options. There is something for everyone at the buffet and Patrick's Bloody Mary is the bomb!

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An amazing beautiful setting for a true Brunch of well prepared food. Presentation was delightfully done. Lemon bars got the best taste award.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Meat was kit as good.
Everything else was ok.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

It was my 2nd trip there from Tulsa. A 2 hour drive. The first time was order off the menu at a decent price. I brought two friends. One from Chicago and one from Nashville. Only buffet was offered for $24. The food was a terrible disappointment. All high fat. Mystery meat. May have been pork ?? Not tender. Odd scrambled eggs..we all thought it was macaroni until we found the macaroni. Out of cinnamon rolls. It will be awhile before I make the 2 hour trip with guests.

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E
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Eleven is a gorgeous restaurant in a perfect spot at the museum. I’ve heard people rave about this place, and I was impressed with everything except for the actual food. It lacked creativity and wasn’t particularly flavorful. I honestly wouldn’t characterize the buffet as “brunch” food either. It was more of the banquet variety (if that makes sense). The waiter was fantastic and I’d recommend this to a friend for the experience of being here alone...just not for the cuisine.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef McCormick is amazing!

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Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very enjoyable. We for the Valentines Day prix fixe, and had a beautiful evening.

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DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

After we were seated we saw others around us, seated after us, receiving the appetizer. It took over an hour to receive our order. I had ordered the fish. I was brought the steak. I elected to keep the steak. It was cold. My wife mentioned she was curious about the fish, so they brought a sample so we could taste it. I’m glad I stuck with the steak. The fish was horrible. Not fresh, over salted. Dessert was good. It appeared the servers were overwhelmed with the Valentines nite dinner, even though only a little over half the tables were occupied.

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OT
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Wonderful Sunday brunch. Buffet style.

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KD
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I requested a bottle of wine prior to showing up and it was not there. Oh well

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JB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the price is a bit expensive, the quality (and quantity) of the food makes it worth it. It will have to be more of a special occasion spot for me because of the cost, but I will definitely come back!

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KM
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 5

Was not made aware when making a reservation that their kitchen was closed and they were offering a very limited buffet. The food in the buffet was mediocre to bad. We have eaten at Eleven many times and enjoyed dinners. We assumed the buffet would provide their usual quality. Wrong. Won’t eat there again until the kitchen reopens. Also, their remodel status should be posted when making a reservation.

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