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Preacher's Son

4.7
4.7
1533 Reviews
$31 to $50
American

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 !

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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (479) 445-6065

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Neal Gray

  • Neighborhood

    Bentonville

  • Cross street

    NW 2nd St.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

Menu

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What 1,533 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Overall

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Food

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Service

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Ambiance

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Best Value

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Romantic

  • Northwest Arkansas

    Special Occasion

  • Northwest Arkansas

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  1. PC

    PhilCT

    New York Area

    51 reviews

    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice venue, friendly and efficient service. We had the charcuterie board, mixed greens salad, swordfish and pork chop, split a panna cotta dessert and had herbal tea and everything tasted great with nice flavor combinations. It’s a popular restaurant so suggest early evening reservations.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great experience overall. The ordering experience was different with having to order starters and entree at the same time. Would have liked an explanation of the cheese board to know what was what.

  3. L

    Larry

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food and service was very good. There was a large party that made for a little excessive noise. However, there is always higher levels of noise at this resturant.

  4. W

    Welpo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charming venue. The food is creative, incredibly good.

  5. SA

    StacieA

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had the Steak dinner for two! The best steak I have probably ever had, cooked to perfection, glaze was to die for, melted in your mouth!

  6. RG

    RobG

    Little Rock

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time here but will not be the last time!!

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Little Rock

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a favorite place to dine when we are in town. The mussels are the best ❤️

  8. R

    Rusty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely excellent! It lived up to everything we had heard and exceeded our expectations!

  9. BA

    BigAL

    Tulsa

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, atmosphere and service.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Meeting my boyfriend’s mom for the first time, we had a lovely evening that we’ll never forget.

  11. BL

    BradL

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall1food4service3ambience4

    As we were came in to set down the manager took our table from the hostess to set another couple not happy with their seating arrangement. She said I’m about to set them and he said in front of us, “ well not any more they are setting here”. Right after she said ok follow me. What professionalism. I could complain about a few other things but too tired. This is just last time we will go there. Too bad really liked this place.

  12. CM

    ChefMalfest

    Orlando

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, food and drinks

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Overall very good visit to Preacher Son. Only issue was that one meal (steak) was cold, not once but twice Ruined a very good night

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything was lovely. One of my very favorite restaurants

  15. GP

    GeorgeP

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Setting inside is awesome. Food was very good, but fairly pricey. Unique but somewhat limited choices. Service was great.

  16. D

    Diane

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Out of town dining.

  17. H

    Hanksterman

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    2.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    We were anticipating that dinner at Preacher's Son would be a highlight of our visit to Bentonville. Unfortunately, it was quite the opposite. The renovated church that houses Preacher's Son is truly beautiful and makes an excellent venue for a special evening. But everything else was a major disappointment to our party of four. We knew the menu would be limited, but didn't realize just how limited it was. On the evening we were there, we had less than a half dozen choices including mussels, a swordfish stew, gnocchi, branzini, pork chop, steak with an egg, and steak for two. By 7:30 a chicken selection was sold out, our waiter informed us. The steak for two was $115 and was quickly eliminated. We had pork chops the night before. So one of us settled on an appetizer and two got pork chops again. The pork chops were served sliced and were under a bed of slaw and beans. Every bite was fatty and contained gristle. This disappointment was enhanced by martinis and a cosmopolitan that were served in small fruit cup style glasses rather than full size martini glasses. We asked why the menu was so limited and why there were no specials. The waiter seemed a bit irritated and said Preacher's Son had done it that way for years. The bill for each of the couples exceeded $120 and none of us felt we had gotten a good meal. Preacher's Son obviously has a loyal following,. The room was crowded and people were having a good time. But we expected something special and that did not happen.

  18. w

    wendyb

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    outstanding in everyway - so delicious with excellent service and atmosphere.

  19. OT

    jOTTER

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good cooking. Service excellent. Host a bit crisp. Coffee cups unstable. But still the best overall

  20. MT

    MaddockT

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Ordered the Ribeye steak for two. My end was a bit tough. Lacked some flavor. The sides were very good especially the Cole slaw which normally I do not like - but this Cole slaw was great! Service perfect. The value of the dinner for the price should have been top notch given the price paid. Would return again, but not order the steak.

  21. M

    Max1

    Little Rock

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall3food4service4ambience5

    Menu is limited. Atmosphere is great; beautiful building and decor.

  22. L

    Lawtraveler

    Kansas City

    63 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall2food2service1ambience4

    Beautiful space. Was so excited to try here and it ended up being such a disappointment. Server seemed like he didn’t care about us. Food actually came out too fast. Food at table before wine. Had to flag down the manager to get our bottle of wine. Way too expensive of a night for the food and service. Go there for a drink.

  23. AV

    AntonioV

    Cincinnati

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    Service continues to be a massive gap in this otherwise beautiful restaurant. Makes you think twice about the overall value.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2021

    overall3food3service5ambience5

    This old church turned restaurant has a beautiful interior but the food does not match the awesome atmosphere

  25. EB

    ElizabethB

    Fayetteville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a great destination for visitors and locals when wanting a delicious menu. Menu changes regularly. Suggest looking at menu online before dining. Atmosphere casual yet sophisticated.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was incredible. Absolute artistry. I had the beet appetizer and mussels. My husband had the scallop appetizer and steak & eggs. A fantastic meal. Peaches and cream for dessert. Drinks were delicious. Daniel was our server and was helpful and fun. Would recommend and will be back if we’re ever in the area again.

  27. AP

    AttyandPEdatenight

    Little Rock

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    The atmosphere, including the decor, is lovely. The service was impeccable. The Charcuterie board was exquisite -- all our favorites, without even having to ask -- and the portion size was generous. With a salad, the board would have been plenty as a meal for two. The gnocchi was Out.Of.This.World. So so delicious! The chicken was overcooked, but still very tasty. We will definitely be back for the Charcuterie and the gnocchi.

  28. M

    Michelle

    Kansas City

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was my second visit to The Preacher’s Son and it did not disappoint! The menu had changed enough to feel like a whole new dining experience. I had the steak and egg with crispy potatoes. The steak was grilled perfectly and the potatoes were nothing short of magical—soft on the inside and oh, so crispy on the outside. The seasoning that envelops the potatoes is very tasty. I highly recommend this dish. Cocktails are a little pricey but it’s to be expected when you pay for quality. Perfect spot for a celebratory dinner anytime of year and for any occasion.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience5

    This was our second time here but did not compare to the last. I realize that 6:30 on a Saturday evening is a bust time but the service was very slow. The food made up for it though!

  30. w

    wanderingcrow

    Dallas

    45 reviews

    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This restaurant is visually appealing. We tried the roasted beets app and the cauliflower app. Both were delicious! Our son had the Parisian truffle gnocchi which was wolfed down at breakneck speed. My husband and I split the steak and egg dish. I don't usually like strip steak but this was SO tender and perfectly portioned. No dessert because we are always too full. We went down to the basement speakeasy bar to listen to the live band that started at 8 pm and was quite impressed with the wonderful Hallowe'en decorations and delicious libations. Def recommend this pace for a special date night outing!!

  31. C

    Cheryl

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server Tess was great. She knew the menu very well and was able to help us narrow down our selections. The Kale Caesar salad was exceptional and the gnocchi was the best I've ever had, so light and airy.

  32. T

    Tablefood2021

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place to eat. Our special occasion go to place. Would love to see some menu changes. Food is exceptional and service is always spot on.

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Fayetteville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely. Enjoyed the food immensely

  34. T

    Thunder

    St. Louis

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Ambience nice but way too loud. Ordered variety of dishes to share. One was excellent two were good, 1 fair and one not good. The beet salad, burrata were good, the swordfish was excellent and the cauliflower and kale salads were not good. Very expensive for the value.

  35. B

    Berry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Preacher’s Son has a really cool vibe. Set in what was originally a church, it has been beautifully remodeled. The food is very good, but the menu is rather limited. I had the gnocchi and loved it. While my dish had more than I could eat, some of the dishes served at my table were a bit skimpy. The prices are very high for what you get. All in all, I really enjoyed my experience at Preacher’s Son and plan to return. Note: I would not recommend this restaurant for children.

  36. LS

    LS987

    Fayetteville

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall3food2service5ambience5

    I wish it was still all gluten free

  37. DC

    DorisC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was so beautiful and the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

  38. a

    aliciam

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing meal. Server was knowledgeable and super friendly. Loved the ambiance.

  39. LT

    LauraT

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Everything was lovely- from the food to the excellent service.

  40. P

    Ps88

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 17, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Excellent food.

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Preacher's Son is rated 4.7 stars by 1533 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for Preacher's Son

201 NW A St. Bentonville, AR 72712

  • Cross street

    NW 2nd St.

  • Neighborhood

    Bentonville

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
    Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American, Farm-to-table

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Neal Gray

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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