The Hive at 21c

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Contemporary American
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.
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Fayetteville
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 8 hours ago

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

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OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great experience here!
There wasn’t anything left from any course of our meal!

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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AD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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K
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply lovely. Wonderful environment, food, service. After a day of traveling, we felt relaxed—walked over from our nearby Victoria B&B.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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PA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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BB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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f
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

🍽 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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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S
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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MP
Fayetteville
4 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server could not have been nicer or more attentive and my salmon was cooked to perfection!

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was wnderful, very experienced a delight. The meal was excellent.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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SC
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Tri tip was salty on the outside everything else was delish!

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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OT
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best service we have had in NWA

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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V
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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TR
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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JM
New Orleans
25 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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CC
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding food and outstanding service. I think i used the word “amazing” 20x.

Seriously AMAZING food.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 4 days ago

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

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F
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was excellent. Great food and service

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 12, 2019

Thanks for your review and for dining with us!

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JC
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 12, 2019

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!

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T
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 12, 2019

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!

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Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

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!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 3, 2019

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

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DS
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We stood waiting to be seated for far too long and the restaurant was nearly empty. We left without being seated and went elsewhere.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 4, 2019

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

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MT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 5, 2019

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.

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MK
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waitpeson was outstanding - she went far beyond the necessities and made our entire visit very enjoyable

PV
Kansas City
56 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 5, 2019

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!

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JC
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Terribly disappointing from what it had been a year or two back . . .

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 3, 2019

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

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OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well done. Great service

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 5, 2019

Thanks for your review and for dining with us! Until next time!

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JA
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

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!

TB
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

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.

NG
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a very enjoyable evening with friends. The food and service was good. Enjoyed the artwork.

OT
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

OT
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and incredible service!

AH
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner for a group of friends! Wonderful service!

c
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was told to try brunch and it did not disappoint. Make sure you get a biscuit because they do them right!

T
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Not for a date night. Felt more like a causal family environment

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 18, 2019

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.

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F
Memphis
5 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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