The Hive at 21c

4.5
1010 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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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RG
1.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

First of all, the menu was very limited. We had seen that they had duck on the menu, which my wife likes. However, in the restaurant it was not on the menu! She could not find anything that she liked, so she ordered their hamburger. The taste was below average. (Whole Foods frozen burger patty tastes better). The plate was mounded with french fries of below average quality - almost burned.

We last ate there 3 years ago and the food was good. I guess, they are having good business, why bother with the quality of food

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OT
5.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and the art work very unique! Loved our whole stay!

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OT
5.0Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food at a great price point. Took my boyfriend here for his 30th birthday. Was not disappointed. The incredible art installations were a bonus as well.

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DJ
1.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Terrible...we went for drinks and dinner, left 2 hours and $$$ later. It would take another 2 hours to list complaints, suffice it to say, unprofessional, slow, forgetful service, food poor quality, served cold, waste of time and money.

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OT
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We enjoy the 21c Museum Hotel and so eat at The Hive whenever we stay there. I had a great Solstizio Spritz and the hubs really enjoyed the extensive bourbon list. Our server was very friendly and the whole service was prompt, from serving to clearing, without any rush. The entrees were delicious (burger and ribeye) and cooked as requested. The opening cornbread was dry. I had the chocolate marquise for dessert, which was a bit chalky, but had great toppings. The pecan pie was good. Overall, another satisfying experience at The Hive.

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JH
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The food is always fantastic. Good wine list.....and Angela provided wonderful service. The use of seasonal products is evident in the menu. Great for foodies!

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NB
5.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great and the food excellent. We had out 10th Anniversary dinner here. Made for a very special occasion.

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JF
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambience in keeping with the Hotel 21C property. We had a crafted cocktail and each had seafood entrees - nicely prepared and presented.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good experience and will go back

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SO
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great! Service was Very good! -totally met our expectations. Menu a little small, but that may be what its meant to be. We ordered a cheese board, and pimento bacon jam and toast for appetizers- both very good. Had wine and also ordered salads. Then had steak and hamburger for our entrees. Alot of food.... We love to taste and experience all we can when we have a date night. Too full for a dessert, maybe next time... Thanks for a great dining experience!

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GS
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

My sisters and I went to The Hive as part of our first ever “sisters weekend”. We had done our research and decide The Hive was the place for a special evening. Well, the research paid off. From the moment we arrived, 30 minutes before our reservations by the way, our experience was lovely. The hostess, our waiter, the manager, everyone was appropriately attentive and accommodating. The food was original, interesting AND delicious. We loved it. A special shout out for the 25 minute appetizer. Wow! What a unique treatment with tons of great flavor.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved this place! In town for a wedding and wanted to find a nice place to have dinner. Did not disappoint.

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Y
4.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Birthday. Lovely dinner. Wonderful halibut fresh and creative. Hamburger was big and excellent. Thoroughly enjoyed the meal, service was great!

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OT
5.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Absolutely delicious! Service was phenomenal. Our waiter described in detail how each dish was made. Loved the whole experience!

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OT
3.0Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Food really not great—-ok at best

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OT
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The best ribeye and scallops.

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d
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and outstanding service! a great dining experience.

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OT
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. Loved everything we had. Lots of little surprise free delights. Incredible service. Impeccable cocktails and dishes.

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C
5.0Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow . I'm a picky eater but I had some new things and loved them all. I had forgotten what it was like to have great food. Portions were very good. it was our anniversary and we were treated with a very good appetizer outside my comfort zone and it was very good.

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l
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything homemade.....excellent country pate....informative and attentive server

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JF
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fun atmosphere being in the 21c Museum Hotel with top notch food and service! Can’t wait to go back.

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J
3.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Overpriced and limited menu. It was hot and loud.
Service was good but not excellent. The wine list is limited. In a word, over-hyped.

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F
4.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent food, fun vibe, so-so service.

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C
5.0Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I found a friendly welcome, delicious dining, and a buzzy ambience at this hip, cool and creative dining destination in downtown Bentonville, Arkansas. Each of us started with a Solstizio Spritz that was every bit as tasty as the spritzes served in the square by the Pantheon in Rome. An artichoke appetizer suggested by our waiter was a memorable treat, though they could have been more generous with the dip. We shared an order of Seared Diver Scallops that the staff split beautifully onto two plates. Perfection! Two squares of scrumptious corn bread were served, though somehow only one shallow ramekin of butter; I suppose we should have asked for another. The Pecan Pie was indeed marvelous, though the accompanying Buttermilk Ice Cream seemed hardly the size of a melon scoop. We liked the place and will return but, really, at those prices they shouldn't be stingy.

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DB
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great scallops and great service! Enjoyed the gin and tonic with the house tonic.

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P
4.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

Swishy waiter was not a plus

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LL
4.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent! The menu features great farm to table foods.

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L
2.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This restaurant has been excellent in the past. Had really slipped. The bar was terrible and will not go back.we love the hotel and will always stay there

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DM
5.0Dined on May 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the hive exhibit within the restaurant & penguin sitings!

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G
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great experience Food and fun . Would recommend to friends

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g
5.0Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was the best that we encountered in Bentonville

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g
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

All was good, somehow the reservation was canceled by The Hive staff. We did eat there and not receive credit for dining with them

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w
4.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Really enjoyed, service was friendly and enjoyable. Food was well prepared and delicious.

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M
4.0Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Cold ribeye, sauce was a bit much and forced by being coated on food

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WP
3.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 2

After reading all the reviews, we were excited to have dinner at this award winning restaurant. Reservations were made which we wouldn’t have needed. Very few people in the restaurant...We arrived on time, seated quickly. 25 minute egg beginner and mixed salad was good. Wine selection was good. All was going well. My husband ordered the swordfish (he wanted the Halibut but they took it off the menu that day), he said it was ok but not the best. I ordered the rib eye, medium well. Both arrived promptly, but my steak was almost raw, red running onto the plate. Sent back. Another came about the time my husband was half through with his meal. This one was only slightly more cooked that the last one. Waiter offered to have it cooked yet again, but I refused because I would be eating my myself at that point. I ate the part around the edges and left the rest. We ordered desserts as well since this was a special treat for our 50th wedding anniversary. The desserts were good, but the small tablespoon of ice cream was icy, not creamy. All this for $190.00. We drove three hours to have dinner at The Hive. We won’t return.

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a
4.0Dined on May 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food and service! It was a friend's retirement party and the everything was perfect!

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KS
5.0Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service. Would definitely go back again.

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R
5.0Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Ryan was first class he made the evening totally enjoyable!

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PK
5.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was wonderful, however the service was... odd. The waitress appeared to be impaired in some way. Will go back though!

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J
4.0Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Interesting eclectic menu nicely prepared but limited options. The room is over decorated but tables are spread out such that conversation is possible.

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