The Hive at 21c

4.6
1630 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Offers

  • Afternoon Aperitivo

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 2:15 PM - 5:15 PM, Sat 2:15 PM - 5:15 PM

    Join us for light afternoon bar snacks from Chef Matthew McClure and sip on your favorite from our $7 specialty cocktail list. Available only on Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm-5:30pm.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 1630 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was perfection.

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carolb
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Extensive museum quality Artwork in the lobby is a special treat and why I would send someone here - service and quality/preparation of the food is quite high, but serving sizes particularly the salad for the price are skimpy at best .

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Jess
Denver
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal!!! Probably the BEST steak to ever cross my lips. And, the service was even better! This experience ranks well above them all. So very happy we checked it out! Quite impressive and I'm not easily impressed.

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viphungary
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, relaxed dining with delicious food and wonderful wait staff. And the art placed in the restaurant and hotel are a wonderful bonus. We will remember this special evening in Bentonville.

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vipgoodfood
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was the best food we had since arriving in Arkansas a week and a half ago. Not only was the food great but Neal was a wonderful server. If we are ever in the area again I will make sure to enjoy the chicken again. Thank you!

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vipLynnM
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and a nice atmosphere! We will be back!

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SarahS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined with visiting family and was so pleased with the service and the food. Everything was perfect!!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere. Enjoyed our meal and will be back!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks so much for the review! We look forward to serving you again in the future! -The Hive

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vipJD83
Houston
75 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brit is the BEST waiter! He was fabulous! Attentive, fave great suggestions and enlightened us about the wonderful artwork AND the origins of the “hive” wall sculpture. Food was amazing as well. Cannot wait to return.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving the kind words. We are so thrilled that you enjoyed, and that the team took great care of you. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks so much for the review and for dining with us! We are so thrilled you enjoyed and we look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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Clairram
Little Rock
14 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Friends from out of state.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 14, 2021

Thanks for dining with us! We look forward to next time and the opportunity to earn that 5th star. -The Hive

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, great service!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 10, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us! We are thrilled you enjoyed and look forward to your next visit. -The Hive

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vipLayneU
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience4

The worst service we have had in awhile. Took 1 hour and 20 minutes to get our main dish.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 7, 2021

Hi Layne, Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We apologize if service was a little slow on Labor Day weekend. We cook everything from scratch, and we are the only restaurant open on the square on Sunday nights and with it being a holiday weekend it is even more apparent that it will end up being a busy evening. We apologize that this caused an inconvenience. Please reach out if you would like to further discuss your experience. John Robinson Director of F&B 479.286.6583

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Apersonwritingareview
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Service was poor as was the food. Our waitress didn’t know what things were or meant on the menu. Had to remind her of everything- even to bring our cold food. So disappointed in the food as well- wont be going back.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 6, 2021

Thanks so much for your feedback and for dining with us. We apologize that we missed the mark during your time with us. We have been training many new teammates over the past few weeks and your feedback is valuable in following up with that training. I welcome you to reach out to me directly so we can further discuss your experience. I look forward to the opportunity to remedy the situation and hope that you will return. All the best, John Robinson Director of Food & Beverage 479.286.6583

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SYC001
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience4

Both The dinner and brunch menu was less than exciting. The burger was horrible.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 5, 2021

Hi SYC001, Thanks so much for your review and for dining with us. We apologize that the menus and the Burger were not to your liking. That fortunately isn't something we hear about the Burger often. I welcome you to reach out to me directly so we can discuss how we might remedy the situation. We look forward to the future and hope you'll dine with us again. All the best, John Robinson Director of Food & Beverage 479.286.6583

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at the Hive. Parents and kids approve!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 5, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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JosefD
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Neal, was great and was a joy to have as part of our evening.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 4, 2021

Thanks so much for leaving a review, JosefD. We are so thrilled to hear that the team took great care of you. We look forward to your next visit. -The Hive

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was incredible! From Jefferson, our incredibly knowledgeable waiter, to every single dish we had the experience was top notch! The heirloom tomato salad was especially delicious. My husband had the salmon and our son had the pork chop, both outstanding but the pan roasted chicken with purple hull peas and grits I had won first place! Homemade cornbread! Some kind of peach tart with buttermilk ice cream finished it all off…wonderful wonderful!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for the kind words! We are so thrilled the team took great care of you. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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AdrienG
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrive early for your reservation and take the time to explore the artwork throughout the lobby area! Once seated you will realize the restaurant itself is a work of art! Honeycomb and bees line the walls while the hotel's signature penguins observe everything. If you're lucky, one may even dine with you! Not only was the food absolutely astounding, but the service provided by Neal made the night perfect. I was beyond thrilled that the chef even takes email information and sends their recipes out to guests! I cannot wait to make the summer pasta dish at home for myself, but I know it will never be as good as when I enjoyed it at The Hive!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 31, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving the kind words. We are so thrilled you enjoyed! We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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LoganT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant, delicious food and presentation, impeccable service. we were the only ones there for Sunday brunch for about 45 minutes and I couldn't figure out why. Brunch menu is VERY SMALL but my party of, including an 18 and 14 year old, were able to find something to eat. would go ahead. beautiful

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 23, 2021

Hi Logan, Thanks so much for your review and for dining with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed! We do have a smaller menu which affords us the opportunity to source from local farms/purveyors and to ensure quality and freshness for our guests. We look forward to your next visit with us! -The Hive

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KyleS
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thanks so much, Kyle! We are so thrilled you enjoyed and we look forward to your next visit with us! -The Hive

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LESLIEHB
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A special meal for my daughter’s 29th birthday! We had the swordfish and chicken and both were out of this world delicious! Of course the pimento cheese with bacon jam is always a hit with beat cocktails!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for choosing us on such a special occasion. We are so thrilled you enjoyed and we look forward to your next visit with us! -The Hive

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DaveK
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the dining experience we had at the Hive. The cheese plate and pork belly appetizers were rather small for the price but tasted fantastic. The pork chops and ribeye steaks were cooked perfectly and very delicious.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 17, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving your feedback. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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MeganC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, great atmosphere and staff. Highly recommend!!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving the kind words! We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Everything was excellent. Service, Enviornment and food!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We are so glad you enjoyed! We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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John
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were super impressed with The Hive and will definitely return. Better than other highly acclaimed restaurants in the neighborhood.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 11, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words, John. We are so glad you enjoyed! We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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DeanJ
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience. Both the food and the service was excellent.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 23, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words, Dean. We are so glad you enjoyed and look forward to next time. -The Hive

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vipdeewass
Milwaukee
86 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing find. No idea where we wanted to eat and thank goodness for Open Table rating. The food was fantastic, the service even better (ask for a table with Jefferson as your server). Great wine selection. Highly recommend this for dinner if you are in Bentonville. Can't wait to go back and try more dishes.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 7, 2021

Wow! Thanks so much for the kind words. We are so happy you found us! We look forward to your next visit. -The Hive

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DarrellW
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went with friends and loved everything about the hive. Great food and service. Try the pork belly 🏀🏀

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks so much, Darrell. We appreciate the feedback and are so glad you enjoyed. We look forward to your next visit. -The Hive

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vipMaryL
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Nice evening with attentive service and good food

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We are thrilled the team took great care of you. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and service was impeccable

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving the kind words. We are thrilled the team took great care of you. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The host and waitress were great, very friendly and attentive. The food was very good except the cornbread and butter — the cornbread was almost cold and both the cornbread and butter were fairly flavorless. After dinner, the waitress acknowledged that to be the standard feedback about both.

Our main issue was that dinner service was exceptionally slow (it was clearly not the waitresses fault) and all three of our meals were missing part of the order. Dinner service took at least 45 minutes from when we ordered. When our meals were served, we mentioned the missing items and our waitress immediately addressed it with the kitchen, but seemed to be having issues with them. For reference, two of the items were the cornbread, which was a component of our meal. It was served cold after we had finished eating, maybe 15-20 minutes after we were served. The other was a special request of a fried egg served on our son’s burger. The egg didn’t come with his meal as ordered and it took ~10 minutes to get it. The waitress seemingly hovered over the kitchen to get both the egg and cornbread.

A bit of extra context — the restaurant was maybe 25% full, so this shouldn’t have been a capacity issue. That being said,

I went ahead and gave them 4 stars because it was a beautiful place, most of the food was excellent, and our waitress was great. I’m hoping the issues with the kitchen are uncommon, but it would have been nice to at least have had an apology for delayed service and incomplete meals.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks so much for leaving us your feedback. Reviews are extremely important to us as they shine a light on where we can do better in our day-to-day. It certainly sounds like we could've done better and we apologize we dropped the ball during portions of the experience. We look forward to inviting you back in the near future. Sincerely, John Robinson Director of Food & Beverage 479.286.6583

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I wanted to rate this higher, but could not. First, our Farmer’s “peach” salad had 1 peach slice cut into three mouse size bites. Pathetic. Steak was very gristley with a ton of fat. It was my birthday, which I mentioned in my reservation, but neither the hostess nor the waiter even acknowledged. Save yourself a disappointing experience and go to the Preacher’s Son instead.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 30, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us. Our goal is to exceed expectations of every guest and we apologize we fell short during your time with us. Please reach out to me directly, as I would like to remedy the situation in any way possible. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, John Robinson Director of Food & Beverage 479.286.6583

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BradG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fun atmosphere. Staff was attentive and fun.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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BarbaraB
Little Rock
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server (Jeffrey, I believe) was excellent.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We are thrilled to hear that the team took great care of you. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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GSMC
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The heirloom tomato salad was excellent. The pasta, swordfish, and clafoutis were good but not especially so. The yellow squash soup was disappointing.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving us your feedback. We apologize there were parts of the experience that were lacking. We look forward to your next visit with us and the opportunity to remedy the situation. -The Hive

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ReneeS
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was the bomb !!!
Jefferson took our already fantastic experience to the next level !
Knew the food as if he was the chef :)

Food was awesome, ambiance terrific , manager charming , waiter the best .
Would highly recommend this charming restaurant !

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. We are thrilled Jefferson and the team took great care of you. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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vipHuff
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal as always!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving the kind words. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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Mycocoabubbles
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for my bf's bday. We were treated to a free fruit, yogurt, and honey appetizer. It was delicious. My burger was perfectly cooked with a huge portion of fries. His 25 min egg were huge and well worth the wait. We were surprised with a decadent fudge brownie to end the date. It was perfect.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 5, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving the kind words. We are thrilled you enjoyed and that the team took great care of you. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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ScottD
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was quite average. The food was average and not plated very nicely. Our server was nice and brought our cocktails promptly.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 20, 2021

Hi Scott, Thanks so much for your feedback. Our goal is to exceed expectations and we apologize we fell short of that goal while you were with us. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. -The Hive

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The Hive at 21c is rated 4.6 stars by 1630 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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