The Hive at 21c
Horrible, used to come here all the time, I have no idea what has happened. Last 3 times service has been so bad. I had a friend come into town and wanted to try so I made reservations. I can't comment on the food as we were never served not even water we sat for 15 minutes in a restaurant that was not busy at all. Well actually the staff was very busy telling stories about the Saturday night they all had. We won't be back. I did post some pics of brunch I walked down the street to at Trusk and Trotter. Buyer beware. If I were the Chef because he is talented I would either open my own place or move on from this one lots of options.
Hello, Thank you so much for your feedback. We can't apologize enough that we fell short during your visit. That level of service is not what we aim for by any means. Please reach out to me directly if you would like to further discuss your experience. We look forward to remedying the situation in the near future. Sincerely, John Robinson Assistant Food & Beverage Director 479.286.6583
Great experience here!
There wasn’t anything left from any course of our meal!
Thank you kindly, Anonymous! We are so happy to see you had a great experience and that you found every morsel delicious. Please come back and see us again soon! -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
Our server, Ben, was spectacular! We have a lot of food allergies and special requests. He handled all of our requests professionally and with a smile. Kitchen staff was a hit too. Took care of all our needs both big and small. Will definitely go back!
Thank you for dining with us, Amy! We are so happy to see you had a great experience with Ben and sincerely appreciate the kudos to our teammates. We absolutely hope you'll be back and we will look forward to your next visit with us. -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
Simply lovely. Wonderful environment, food, service. After a day of traveling, we felt relaxed—walked over from our nearby Victoria B&B.
We are so happy to see that we were the perfect way to end your day of traveling, Kath! We are overjoyed to see you had a great experience and we will look forward to your next visit with us. -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
Perfect dinner! We had the tri tip roast (sous vide for 72 hours) based on our servers recommendation and it was just delicious! The ricotta campanelle appetizer was over the top delicious too. For dessert we got a complimentary chocolate mouse type dish and it was very good too.
LOVE this restaurant and highly recommend:
1) interesting up scale seasonal food combinations 2) flavorful food cooked to perfection 3) complimentary delicious cornbread 4) really good value for excellent food
We are so happy to see that you had the perfect dinner with us! Thank you for this amazing review. We can't wait to share it with our team and hope you'll be back again soon, PAMD! -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
The chef was very accommodating and sensitive to my dietary needs as a diabetic. The 72 hour TriTip with cauliflower cooked 2 WSU’s was not only succulent but also the perfect Keto meal.
Thank you for the compliments to the chef, Brian! We are so happy to see you found the perfect meal and enjoyed it. We will look forward to your next visit with us here at The Hive. -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
🍽 Outstanding food, service, and ambiance. Pricey. Great location. ... Art displays were ‘over the top,’ but fun. Used valet parking, since it was Friday night and parking was (very) sparse.
Thank you for this great review, fmcduff! We are thrilled to see that you had outstanding food and service and that you enjoyed the ambiance and art. We hope you'll be back soon! -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
My fiance and I were celebrating our recent engagement and my birthday. The staff was kind enough to offer us a few flutes of champagne to help us celebrate the occasion. The food was also beautifully prepared. And our server was very thoughtful and welcoming.
Congratulations to you and your fiance! We are so honored to have celebrated your engagement and birthday with you. Thank you for letting us know you had such a wonderful experience and we hope you'll be back to The Hive soon, Sithaim! -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
Our server could not have been nicer or more attentive and my salmon was cooked to perfection!
Thank you for the kudos, Marsha! We are so very thrilled to see that you received such great service and that your meal was cooked to perfection. We will look forward to your next visit! -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
Waitress was wnderful, very experienced a delight. The meal was excellent.
Thank you very much, Anonymous! We are so happy to see your server delivered wonderful hospitality and service and that your meal was excellent. We hope you'll be back soon. -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
Tri tip was salty on the outside everything else was delish!
Thank you for dining with us, Shannon and for giving us the feedback about the tri tip. We hope you'll be back again soon! -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
The best service we have had in NWA
Thank you so very much, Anonymous! We are so happy to see you had a great experience and greatly appreciate this praise. We will sincerely look forward to your next visit with us. -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
Was absolutely blown away with the place. The staff was professional. It was a very personal atmosphere. The decor was nice. The green penguin was a hoot. The food was perfectly seasoned, and delightful to eat.
Thank you for this wonderful review, Valor00! We are delighted to see that you were blown away by your experience. We (and the penguins) will look forward to your next visit with us. -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
Food was excellent, service was excellent, but the seating was a bit tight. I felt like we were sitting family style with strangers. Everyone, including other guests , were pleasant, but if you want a private conversation it would be best to request a private table. Maybe the staff should ask the guest their seating preference before taking them to a table.
Thank you for dining with us, Tina and for giving us this feedback so that we can improve upon our hospitality! We are so happy to see you had a great experience and we will look forward to your next visit with us. -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
We had a wonderful dinner and celebration. All staff members serving the table acknowledged the anniversary celebration and they went out of their way. We appreciated the special surprise dessert. Thanks for making it a memorable event.
We are so very happy to see that you had a wonderful anniversary dinner with us, Judith! Thank you for choosing to celebrate the occasion with us and we hope you'll be back before your next anniversary. -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
The experience was overall very good. We were seated early, but always find it interesting when you are seated right next to another group when you could be spaced out evenly for a more intimate setting.
We were celebrating our anniversary, and they very nicely brought us over some complimentary champagne (Nice touch)!
I knew that cornbread was part of the meal at the beginning, but I did have to ask for it. And, we did not receive the cotton candy at the end :(.
Bu, overall very nice tasty food (I had the Campanelle and my husband the Hog chop).
We will come back for another special occasion in the future.
Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us, Anonymous! We are so happy to see you had a great experience but are sorry that we missed the mark with the cornbread and cotton candy. We appreciate the feedback so we can improve upon our hospitality and we will look forward to your next special occasion with us! -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
Outstanding food and outstanding service. I think i used the word “amazing” 20x.
Seriously AMAZING food.
This review is simply amazing, Christi! We are so happy to see you had an outstanding experience and we will look forward to your next amazing visit with us. -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
Celebrated my 5th year anniversary at the Hive and I gotta say, it was all worth it. The manager, servers, and food were all perfect.
Thank you for celebrating your anniversary with us, Anonymous! We are so happy to see you had a perfect experience and we hope you'll be back with us again soon. -Laura Elwyn, Corporate Guest Experience Manager
The restaurant was excellent. Great food and service
Thanks for your review and for dining with us!
A perfect place for a romantic anniversary. The staff was incredible - knowledgeable about the menu and good with recommendations on signature food and drink. They really went to extra mile and treated us to both an appetizer and dessert as a way to thank us for celebrating at their restaurant. They were attentive but not overly hovering and the food was phenomenal. Would recommend the gazpacho which paired well with the baked ricotta appetizer. They also even made me a special mock tail as I was not drinking.
Hi Jess! We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us! We're always happy to hear it when we can take your special day to the next level. Our team takes great pride in bringing unique and local foods and drinks to the table. Thank you so much for the kind words and taking the time to write your review! Until next time!
Waiter was awkward, talked too much, and didn’t get things right. I also dislike multiple stopping by the table and interrupting conversation just to “check on us”. Food was good, not great.
So sorry we missed the mark with your visit. We'd love the opportunity to make it up to you. Thank you for your review and for dinning with us!
Worst experience ever received in a restaurant especially one that a second place runner up for a James Beard award runs! Had reservation for 8p, as a hotel guest, arrived on time and was told there was a waitlist of 30 min. After talking to the manager she was able to get us a table after a 15 min wait. Sat at table for 20 min before waitress arrived. The gentlemen at the table next to us had to get up and pour his own water as they were not serving them either. Waitress arrives with attitude and we wait another 20min before drinks come. Horrible service and food was not edible. Beef tenderloin was chewy and full of fat. Salmon was over cooked. Never saw the waitress again until I got up and asked her for the bill. I told her the food was bad and asked to talk to Chef Matthew and was told he was not working that evening. I asked that my meal be comped as I did not eat it and she told the manager I wanted the entire meal comped - not what I requested. Only saving grace was the poor young manager who sat with us to apologize & explain they were having issues all night. When watching the kitchen we could tell the chefs were extremely frustrated with the Asian woman who was supposed to be managing the food tickets for them. She was a hot mess and should be removed from that position. My recommendation would to be to stay clear of the Hive or you will be stung!
Hello, Thank you for visiting us and for leaving your feedback. We clearly didn't execute well during your time with us. We look forward to the opportunity to remedy the situation in the future. Please reach out to me directly so we can further discuss your experience. Sincerely, John Robinson Assistant Food & Beverage Director 479.286.6583
We stood waiting to be seated for far too long and the restaurant was nearly empty. We left without being seated and went elsewhere.
Hi Denise, Thank you for leaving your feedback. We apologize that we missed the mark during your time with us. We hope to remedy the situation, please reach out to me directly so we can discuss. Sincerely, John Robinson Assistant Food & Beverage Director 479.286.6583
My scallops were delicious, however my husband had the bone in pork chop and it had very little meat that was edible. Lots of tough meat that was not chewable.
Hi Melodie, While we're thrilled you enjoyed your scallops. We're disappointed the Hog Chop fell short. We'd love another opportunity to make it up to you both. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review.
Our waitpeson was outstanding - she went far beyond the necessities and made our entire visit very enjoyable
Amazing! What a incredibly flavorful meal. The hog chop and gazpacho were delicious. Ashley, our server, was outstanding. The food and beverage manager made sure we were enjoying every aspert of our dinning experience. An experience we will always remember. Thank you.
Good food and atmosphere
Great service, pleasant and comfortable ambiance, good location for downtown Bentonville right off its historic and fun town square. Varied menu with opportunity to try good Southern food. Really enjoyed our meal and evening!
We're thrilled you enjoyed your time with us! Our team takes great pride in bringing unique and local foods and drinks to the table. Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review! Until next time!
Terribly disappointing from what it had been a year or two back . . .
Hi Joseph, Thank you so much for your feedback. We apologize that your experience was less than you'd hoped. We look forward to your next visit and the opportunity to remedy the situation. Please reach out to me directly if you would like to discuss further. Sincerely, John Robinson Assistant Food & Beverage Director 479.286.6583
Well done. Great service
Thanks for your review and for dining with us! Until next time!
Experience was excellent as usual. Server was not as attentive/experienced as I usually experience and steak was a little tougher than usual. Overall experience was great and love dinning at The Hive!
Elevated “southern style”. Our table order three different entrees (pasta, scallops and pork)...all delicious. The pork chop is the best I’ve ever had.
Meal was great overall but our waitress could have been more attentive. She got our appetizer order wrong (we got no “sorry about that”) and her manager had to correct it. I have high expectations from highly acclaimed restaurants but the food made up for what lacked in service. Definitely order the hummus appetizer - that was delicious.
Had a very enjoyable evening with friends. The food and service was good. Enjoyed the artwork.
We were visiting Bentonville and Crystal Bridges. Had a late dinner at The Hive. Even though the menu is not extensive, the choices are intriguing. Started with one of their special cocktails- The Black Dahlia. Word of warning- sip it very slowly- it packs quite a punch! Service was impeccable. The decor is funky/artsy. The restaurant is part of the 21c hotel that displays art shows. There’s an intriguing video of ‘bees’ at the restaurant reception desk. You’ll have to go and see it to understand why I put ‘bees’ in quotations. Food was delicious. We started with their unique hummus which was served with a dash of chili oil. I had the pork and my dinner partner had the burger. Both were served at the same time and both were hot. Pork was tender and moist as was the burger. We will definitely go again when in Bentonville.
Excellent food and incredible service!
Great dinner for a group of friends! Wonderful service!
Was told to try brunch and it did not disappoint. Make sure you get a biscuit because they do them right!
Not for a date night. Felt more like a causal family environment
Hi Thomas, Thanks for your feedback and the 5 stars! Our goal is that every guest feel comfortable in our space rather it be for date night or a family outing.
After a month long road trip, this was our last meal before heading home. One of us had the salmon and one had the scallops, the gazpacho and the hummus. Yum