Preacher's Son

4.7
1350 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Rustic American restaurant in a historic church located in downtown Bentonville, focusing on local and sustainable cuisine. 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. In 2015, Chef Matthew Cooper, son of a Methodist preacher, becomes the executive chef of this restaurant. In 2017, We proudly connect these moments to open The Preacher’s Son.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1350 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.8
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4.8
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4.2
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TobyG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience5

Food just was not good. Ribeye for two was awful. Gnocchi was not good either.

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PeterC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

My family enjoyed it, though it was difficult to hear eachother at a 6 top. I can't imagine there's much they can do as the design itself creates an echo of noises. The duck was fantastic and by all accounts, everyone else's meal was great. Our server, Daniel seemed a bit in the weeds but certainly made up for it with his attitude and desire to make sure everyone including our 6 year old had a great experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Little Rock
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service!
Such a cool venue too!!

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4Got
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attractive setting and food. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Food delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m a regular of Preacher’s Son. The food, service and ambiance is great. The new chef is outstanding and only restaurant that offers branzino in the area. I will continue to dine in this restaurant. Highly recommend it.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Very disappointed in limited menu, high price of food, lack of sides with dinners (no bread, salad or vegetable). Wife and I had the ribeye steak to designed to share that was 30%+ fat (globs that should have been trimmed) and got a cup of fries as its accompaniment. Another guest ordered rare steak and received medium, but he enjoyed it otherwise. Bar was also closed on a Wednesday - bummer. Prior visit a year ago, before COVID, the food was superior for all present.

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vipdallasina
Dallas
111 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way. The modern interior placed into a former church is a great space, menu for craft cocktails and dinner deserves the title of ‘top-notch’. Cool drinks made with unusual ingredients artfully done. Very nice steak tartare and the whole fish Branzino was perfectly prepared. My gluten-free companion was able to enjoy the evening as well with a few very kind cooking accommodations done without complaint.

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CapG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding experience! Food was delicious! Service was excellent. Ambience was delightful! Will return and recommend highly!

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Quail
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and atmosphere are wonderful. Noise level is too high for easy conversation. While the food is top quality, I feel it is overpriced and turns me away except for special occasions. There needs to be a $5-6 side salad offering on the menu to go with the entrees. Our group had a great meal and a good time.

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Bill
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

This was our second time at Preacher's Son. Was very impressed with everything on the first visit so selected this venue for our 5th anniversary. It will probably be awhile before we visit this restaurant again. I had specified it was our anniversary when making the reservation a few weeks in advance and again when I was called the night of our dinning to confirm reservations. Upon arrival, there was minimal wait time but was offered a very small table just on the other side of the check-in counter. We were told that our 90 minute time limit had begun and waiting for another table would cut into our meal time. Since our reservation was for 8 pm I felt this was a bit unnecessary, but we took the tiny table and proceeded with our evening of dinning.
No complaints with our server. She id a wonderful job. My wife and I felt the menu was lacking in selection. Unless I wanted a flank steak or a ribeye for two, I was limited. The menu did include a duck dish that I would have ordered accept I had duck the night before. The menu included sea bass and I really like it, but it came by itself with no sides, plus it cost $45. I ended up ordering the sea bass and it was flavored well. My wife had Parisian Gnocchi. Her dish was sub par in flavor.

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quadgirl
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Spicy pork griddled crepe was AWESOME! Wish I'd had more. The trout with beets got a little too red all over the plate . . . but I DID lap it up.

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vipSkittles
Dallas
44 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this dinner was good. Part of that is probably because we are just now venturing out after 16 months of no restaurants. Tess was our server and she was quite competent and friendly. Meal was well paced. Wine list had good choices at different price levels. We split the endive salad. I had the duck and my husband had the fusilli. Because of social distancing, the noise level was great. We could see that when fully occupied it would be quite noisy.

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ErinM
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is delicious and the space is beautiful!

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StevenW
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The service was good. The food is average and not worth the cost . Wait person was great . Anthony was great .
Hours of operation is good. My overall impression was ‘ok’

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service at our table!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Very pricey. Charged for extra bread. Food was good but felt like it was priced high for what it was

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vipRick
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great evening.......a little noisy, but it might have been our table ;-).

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vipSteff28jee
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Food was delicious

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ChocolateLover
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Preacher's Son was an outstanding experience. The beauty of the building was rivaled only by the delicious food.

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RobertB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great ambiance. Not over done just done perfectly!

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vipAlfredoM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The building is beautiful.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Preacher’s Son never disappoints. Delicious food, great atmosphere, excellent service. Will continue to be a favorite.

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vipOhYumm
Nashville
73 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! The ambience is amazing. Beautiful light filled dining room with spectacular stained glass windows and blond wood was a perfect introduction to our delightful meal. The service was excellent as was our dinners...wonderful fresh salad, duck and strip steak with perfectly paired accompaniments. Preachers Son was by far our best dining experience in Bentonville.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The strip steak was delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!

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Hathasam
Memphis/West TN
14 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again, we had an outstanding meal at the Preacher's Son. The service was perfect; friendly, helpful, and sophisticated. The arugula salad with shrimp and giardiniera was bright and exciting, the scallop appetizer was fabulous, and we loved the seared duck breast with Carolina gold rice. The wine list is superb. This place continues to be one of our top three restaurants in the state.

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vipFlyBob
Orlando
61 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I agree that it was one of the best salads we have ever had! Mushroom pasta was perfect as was the gnocchi! We live 1000 Mike’s away, but we will be back again!

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ChrisB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The latest menu is delicious, we started with Pimento cheese fritters and my wife enjoyed her gnocchi with chicken and basil. I had the strip steak with gulf shrimp and roasted Brussel sprouts and my old fashioned was perfect. Definitely excited to head back and enjoy the outdoor rooftop seating again!

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vipclutj
Houston
38 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great from start to finish. Creative cocktails, a salad infused with smoky bacon flavors, a creative grilled ribeye with mint leaves, perfect fries, a coconut dessert and creme brûlée to die for... Also a small, well curated and interesting wine list. Josiah was an excellent guide through it all. So well done.

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CasR
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Non-fussy, upscale restaurant with expensive food that is worth every penny. Cocktails bring several smiles with every sip and the food is both like comfort food and a new culinary experience simultaneously. The staff makes sure the evening with them is perfect with their attentiveness that is just right, caring, and friendliness. Desserts become pleasant memories along with the evening. The windows are worthy of a trip by themselves, but nothing will be disappointing. The covid arrangement of tables is much better as I have been there when it was too noisy to have a conversation because of the beautiful non-carpeted floors and high ceilings, but with the tables spread out the noise was not an issue at all. Lovely experience.....every time.

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CherylN
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Probably one of the best meals I’ve had. Great atmosphere and culinary experience.

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Speer
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Definitely one of my favorite spots in Bentonville!

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KarenT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, the ambience, the service, just everything was beyond compare.

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bunny
London
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful venue and comfortable. Asparagus toast was welcome relief to avocado. Steak for two perfectly cooked.

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mindyloo
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Limited menu. Charcuterie board was very good. Service was good and friendly. The noise level was extrememly high, which made it difficult to have a conversation and a relaxing dinner. The beautiful windows should be lit so guests can enjoy their beauty after dark.

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vipJoeD
Cincinnati
12 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aaron was great ... and good was awesome

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JonL
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server was great and the environment/ambiance is really nice. I love the simple elegance to the space. Our apps were really good. My steak was just ‘ok’. I’d ordered it medium rare, but it was medium to medium well unfortunately. I’d return again as the food is really fresh and the menu has very interesting items.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The building is amazing and the food is always good. We seem to have very slow service when we eat here - maybe that’s just the way it’s supposed to be?

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service. Sat on the rooftop area and was very nice.

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frequenteater
Minneapolis
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Family dinner; sat on patio. Not busy. Great service and food. Pretty spendy. Love the rooftop bar!

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Preacher's Son is rated 4.7 stars by 1350 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.