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For 2
Date
Mon, 4/23
Time
11:00 PM
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The Hive at 21c

4.5
955 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Creative Cuisine
Located at 21c Museum Hotel Bentonville, The Hive emphasizes the unique culinary identity of Arkansas, while articulating chef Matthew McClure’s approach to refined country cuisine. Showcasing the region’s farmers and culinary landscape, chef McClure's menus stay true to the High South, highlighting ingredients such as black walnuts, freshly milled corn meal, hickory smoked hams, peaches, melons and sweet onions.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Southern, American
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Hours of operation


Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 6:30am - 10:30am


Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Lounge & Bar:
Sunday - Thursday: 10:30am - Midnight
Friday: 10:30am - 1am
Saturday: 10:30am - Midnight
*Late night menu until Midnight - 7 days a week
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Phone number
(479) 286-6575
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Matthew McClure
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Private party facilities
Whether you’re hosting a big business dinner or
a foodie fete with family and friends, the Private
Dining Room is a comfortable, welcoming setting
for groups of up to 40.

We also have other event space within the 21c Museum Hotel to accommodate groups of almost any size.
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Private party contact
Emily Cotterman: (479) 286-6517
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
NE 2nd St.
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Parking details
We offer valet parking, parking garage as well as street parking.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The staff was spectacular and our food was great! We each had the beef and shared a salad.
I would go back when I return!

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3.0Dined 4 days ago

We had both dinner and breakfast at the Hive while visiting Crystal Bridges Museum. Dinner was an eclectic menu, somewhat unusual and a bit pricy for the result. Decor was stark and of course “artsy” as one might expect. The service was good, and each menu item was fully explained.

Breakfast was quite a bit more disorganized as to service though the menu was more traditional. Pancakes with scrambled eggs and a side of fruit was very good.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The wall decorations make the resturant down-to-earth while the food is out of this world and exceeded our expectations.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fun restaurant. Attention to details. We enjoyed it completely. Had the giant plastic penguin join our table — named her Charlotte (you will understand when you enter the hotel and restaurant)

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This was my second time to dine at the Hive. It was excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

We had a wonderful meal at The Hive with our children and their future spouses during a trip to the Crystal Bridges Museum. Just a wonderful experience. Everyone loved their food, the wine list was outstanding, our waiter was the kind of truly professional waiter you rarely find these days, and the atmosphere was unique but also comfortable. We wanted it to be a special experience, and it truly was.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Our waiter was fantastic. He let us stay as long as we wanted and was very attentive to my three sisters and I celebrating a birthday. As we said a blessing before our meal he stood off to the side without interrupting us. That was very thoughtful.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Anniversary

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Very nice. Great service

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It was great!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very attentive employees! Food was amazing as well.

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4.0Dined on March 18, 2018

The best thing about the Hive is that it is open on Sunday evening - in the past there was no place to eat in Bentonville on Sunday evening and we would leave a day early and go home. Now we go to the Hive, but we always go late at say 8:30 pm to avoid the noie which can be quite bad for any conversation. The staff is remembers us, is friendly, helpful, and the service is excellent as is the food. We have been there many times and look forward to returning again soon.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The service was exceptional, friendly, and knowledgeable. The food was delicious and unique.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

We came for breakfast with 2 kids in our weekend clothes and were quickly made to feel out of place. To keep the kids engaged while waiting for the food we started playing cards quietly but were told that it was "illegal according to Arkansas state law" (something which a quick search on the internet did not seem to confirm). The food was good though, the biscuit and scone were fresh, buttery and flaky and the pancakes were fluffy. The smoothies were cold and not overly sweet. Shortly after we were done eating we were politely asked to leave! I guess one needs to look the part to be treated well at this place.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

It was our daughter’s birthday plus her (and her husband’s) first visit to 21C and to Bentonville. Food was wonderful. Our waiter was most helpful and the funky atmosphere was perfect. It was our third trip and we hope to come back each year from Mississippi. Plus it makes us want to try all of the 21C hotels.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

51st anniversary! Knowledgeable, attentive and out of site wait staff! Excellent recommendation!!

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Service was exceptional! The food was delicious. We had the braised brisket and it was melt in your mouth good! And having a penguin join us for dinner was entertaining.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. Outstanding food and service!! Will definitely go again!

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Great engagement dinner!

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

The ambiance is wonderful – you’re surrounded by sculptures of bees and hives. We even had a green plastic penguin sit with us. The food was moderately good but not the fine dining I was expecting, especially not for that price. Fun night out but will not return for food.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Great server! Friendly, helpful and accommodating

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We are regulars for breakfast - I think Hive pancakes are the best in town, and I can get peanut butter on the side to go on them with no problems. My grandson loves the sorghum sausage, mixed berries, and the skillet potatos (he ate them ALL!). We noticed a HUGE improvement with the service - much more attentive and on the mark - Ben was excellent, and the other staff members we had contact with as well were very kind - even showing our grandson the cooking fire and explaining it to him. Great experience

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3.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and especially the service.
My husband and I had the Mushroom Soup and it was wonderful. I had the Cod, he had the shrimp...both were very salty. Would not order again. It’s a pretty cool restaurant. Considering the limited menu, we had higher expectations.
The service was excellent as well as the wine!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Outstanding brunch. Servers were very friendly and helped each other when need be

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

The Hive is a great restaurant in the 21c hotel. The service was outstanding, and the appetizer (white bean soup) and main course (hog chop) were really tasty! The desserts were good but a not quite to the standards of the other two courses. My wife and I had a wonderful meal and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Hive! I would definitely recommend the Hive to anybody visiting Bentonville.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Overall this was a good experience for our party of 6 from a food perspective. However before I arrived I had commented to my friend that I really hoped we didn't have the waiter we had had the last time we dined there, as 'luck' would have it unfortunately we did.
I am not going to name the gentlemen on here however he seems to not understand the concept of what it is to wait table. Examples of this are interrupting constantly when we were having conversations and talking over people. Also we are pretty wine savvy and ordered a favourite bottle of ours. He took the order then 30 seconds later came back and said 'actually I don't think that wine is very good, this one is much better and is only $10 more a bottle'. When I then said we would stick what we had ordered this was met with silence and a glare.
I like to think I am very respectful and polite whenever I go into a restaurant as I know what a tough job this is but honestly this waiter is just not in the right profession, or in need of some serious training.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Best experience we have ever had in a restaurant. The hostess started it off amazing when I asked for accommodations for our night.

My husband has a week to deploy and they made it beyond special. ❤️

The waiter attended to all our needs promptly.

The management came out to personally help out with my special request.

Love 21c!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine’s date night. They had a special 5 course meal. The first course was oysters. They were extremely salty. 2nd course one of us had the chicken livers and the other the pork belly. The pork belly was delicious but the chicken livers more salt than chicken liver. The salt was so overpowering that it almost ruined the rest of my meal. The beet soup next was ok. The beef tenderloin was good and seasoned perfectly. Dessert was tiramisu eclairs. They were ok but not my favorite.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed our Valentines evening at the Hive. Nice creativity on the 5 course meal, a little pricey but the quality was very high and better than I expected for a Bentonville restaurant. Great wine, beer, and spirits selection at a reasonable price so that made up for the smaller portions. The service was impeccable. Once we get moved to the area permanently we will return!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Superior service, excellent food

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4.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Everything was delicious and perfectly seasoned. Service was low-key but attentive and helpful.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

The atmosphere was great, the food was great, and the service was great.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food and service

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Great food. Ribeye steak is the best in town. Hog chop was also great but slightly pricey.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

We love The Hive. AND WE LOVE WILL!! We have never been disappointed. Great food!!

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5.0Dined on January 20, 2018

It was a unique experience! We loved having art all around us. The staff was exceptional.

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

Wonderful lunch! Great menu!! Outstanding service!

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

High expectations were not met. Award-winning entree of chicken in biscuit was only okay. Friend’s frittata very disappointing. Service great, however. Loved the lobby and hallway artwork.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We live in Bella Vista and was so disappointed with Lakeview restaurant so we decided to try the Hive and compare. There is no comparison. The whole experience at the Hive was great. Our server Anna really made us feel welcome and explained the dishes and helped us decide. She is a gem. The food had such wonderful layers of flavor. Had a great dinner and a even better time. Will be back

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

We love the Hive. The food is great and the service is amazing. The cod I had was so good that I almost cried... well not really but it was so amazing!! Love this place. I would recommend to anyone for a cool and different take on food. Dessert is a must!

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