Eleven at Crystal Bridges

4.5
494 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.
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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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ED
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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
20 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
25 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
Nashville
5 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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DH
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

I was disappointed in the small variety of food selection. The selections were only morning brunch items and we were there at noon. Portions were small.

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CP
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy eating at Eleven. Love to bring friends who have never eaten there, they are always surprised. The staff is wonderful! The view is so beautiful.

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first time time dining at Eleven. The food was wonderful! Usually food at museums is high priced junk food, I had the trout sandwich and it was amazing!

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KS
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Location amazing!
Menu selection was disappointing With new chef...food quantity & quality was less also...very expensive

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MC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Service was terrible, food came out cold. Beautiful views!

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F
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Eleven in conjunction with a visit to the museum. The pork chop was among the best ever.
There was a jazz combo playing which made the ambiance exceptional. Overall, the best meal of a three day stay in Bentonville.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine at 11! Went up to visit Crystal Bridges and we took advantage of being there to have dinner at 11. The four of each ordered a different entree and we agreed they were all great - excellent preparation and taste. Wait staff was personable and on top of everything. So nice to run into this consistency.

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GS
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

We had a Sunday brunch reservation for 11 am on July 8. We were there promptly and were seated at about 11:05. We got drinks promptly and ordered from the menu -- quiche, a burger and The Lafayette. At 11:50 am we were finally served. There was not a crowd; the dining room was about half filled by the time we were served.
The quiche was extremely over-cooked, the burger was greasy and the Lafayette was nothing that should have a name attached to it.
We have eaten many times at Eleven over the past few years, and the quality of the food has gone steadily downhill from a very good menu in the beginning to what now I would judge unacceptable if our experience yesterday is an indicator.
I will recommend to my friends that they not eat at Eleven.

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RR
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dining while watching the fish in the ponds of the Crystal Bridges museum and the birds in the woods is an experience. The appetizer (trout ruillet) and main courses (flat iron steak, leg of lamb) were great. One of the desserts (pineapple pound cake) was ordinary but the other (flourless chocolate cake) was superb. Will return again if opportunity arises.

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

I made reservations to avoid an excessive wait. Service was cordial but slow initially, just to get water and take our order. After almost an hour, guests at other tables who arrived after us were served. Apparently, our food was given to a different table. Instead of telling us initially, no updates were given and excuses were made. Our meals were eventually served, and although not hot they were generally good. I would have appreciated a more upfront approach to the mistake as opposed to trying to mask it. The waitress offered a very sincere apology and the manager did not charge for our meal. I think under other circumstances this would have been a better review, but it may be a while before I go back.

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B
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It would be so nice on summer events in the Forest Saturday nights if Eleven would NOT close at 6 pm,.

It would be nice to have dinner at Eleven /drinks and then walk over to the Concert in the Forest.

Because it closes at 6 on Saturday nite we had dinner at another location on the square and then came back for the Concert in the Forest .

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JH
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We make it a point to eat at Eleven every time we visit Bentonville. It is one of our favorite night's out.

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