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The Hive at 21c

4.7
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1395 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My husband said the hog chop was the best he had ever had. We had the Mexican Chocolate Cheesecake for dessert and it was elegant, unique, and delicious.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 19 hours ago

We are so glad you enjoyed! Thanks for leaving a review! -The Hive

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KristinC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely evening at The Hive recently. Great food, wine and atmosphere. Wait staff was excellent! Enjoyed viewing the artwork in 21c Museum Hotel after dinner.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Kristin. Thanks so much your review! Hope to serve you again soon. -The Hive

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vipSuzyF
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was lovely!?

The Hive at 21c
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks, Suzy. Glad you enjoyed! -The Hive

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best honey fries I have had!!! The whole experience was great!

The Hive at 21c
Responded 2 days ago

We are so glad you enjoyed! -The Hive

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Abby
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food and drinks were good. It's not the best brunch I've ever had, but our waiter was so nice and the outdoor seating was very enjoyable.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 15, 2020

Hi Abby, Thanks so much for dining with us and for your review. We hope to serve you again soon. Thanks, -The Hive

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vipTeresa
Oklahoma City
20 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely hyperlocal food that's well thought out & expertly executed.
Delightful.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thanks so much for the review, Teresa. We hope to see you again soon! -The Hive

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JeremiahA
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing time from the wonderful staff to the delicious food! Great value all around for some incredible food! Having the art gallery attached made for a nice after dinner experience!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 13, 2020

Thanks so much for the review, Jeremiah! Hope to serve you again soon. -The Hive

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LaurenM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The meat was cooked to perfection and the flavors delectable. I loved having wine paired with my specific dish and felt pampered and very well taken care of. We'll be back!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thanks so much for the thoughtful review and for dining with us! -The Hive

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Service with Anthony was excellent; the pimento cheese appetizer was wonderful and so was the cod.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 7, 2020

We are so glad to hear Anthony took great care of you. Thanks for dining with us! -The Hive

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JamieW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely time at the Hive. They brought us complimentary champagne flutes when they learned it was our anniversary.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thanks, Jamie! We are thrilled you enjoyed! -The Hive

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salongirl
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cod with couscous was wonderful!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thanks so much for the review. We are glad you enjoyed! -The Hive

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William
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The ambiance was relaxed and interesting giving a relaxed feel to this place . I definitely would return to try more dishes. The gazpacho was refreshing. One person went for steak while the other went to the ocean and had Cod both delightful. Service was well-timed and friendly, wine recommendation was superb and came with a delightful tale of its history. A memorable 34 wedding anniversary which was delightful in a restaurant handling the pandemic with class and care. Thank you for a delightful evening!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 7, 2020

Hi William. Thanks so much for the thoughtful review! We are thrilled you enjoyed. -The Hive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Weekend getaway

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 7, 2020

Thanks for joining us! Hope to see you again soon! -The Hive

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vipCruella
Dallas
125 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fresh Arkansas peaches and tomatoes in several dishes were a real treat!

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Stacy
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious. Wonderful waitress. Outside seating.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks, Stacy! So glad you enjoyed! -The Hive

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, service was outstanding

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FtWeater
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food - a bit salty, but it is Southern fare, so not unexpected. Appropriate physical distancing of tables, and staff appeared careful and mindful of safety precautions.

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DA622
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great choice for brunch, tomato gespacho was a great starter
Only a handful of entree choices but all sounded good and we were pleased with our choices
We were staying at the 21c, thus very convenient after a morning bike ride

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4466STL
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We stayed two nights at the 21C and ate dinner at the Hive both nights. Service was excellent and the food was quite good. They are doing a good job of social distancing in the dining room and bar area. We love this hotel and its restaurant.

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RickL
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My second time here, with the first time pre-COVID. I did like the temperature screening before coming into the restaurant.

Additional measures were taken compared to other restaurants that social distance guests.

Server was nice.

Food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son moved to Bentonville the first of April and this is the first opportunity to visit him from Tennessee. This restaurant was highly recommended and did not disappoint!

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BrHo
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience was great! Excellent drinks, great food, and the environment was very relaxing. Highly recommend and will definitely be coming back often!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 4, 2020

Thanks for your review. We are thrilled you enjoy our beverage program. Our goal is to provide a comfortable space for all of our guests to relax and enjoy themselves. We look forward to your next visit and hope to see you soon! -The Hive

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JohnS21c
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food1service5ambience5

Our entries were not cooked to medium. They were very rare.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 4, 2020

Hi John, Thanks for dining with us and for leaving a review. We're sorry your food wasn't prepared to your specifications. We'd love to make it up to you sometime. See you soon! -The Hive

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Michael
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food! Ambiance was very nice as well. Service was out of this world. Would definitely recommend!!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on August 4, 2020

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! -The Hive

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vipBeckTreks
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Hive has just started serving brunch, so there weren't very many there while we were dining. The menu was a bit limited, but I am hopeful they will expand it as more people begin to go there for brunch. We will definitely eat there again next time we are in town.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hello, Thanks for dining with us and for leaving a review. You are correct! Because we are just getting back after being closed for a few months, we are working towards broadening the menu as we start to see more guests. We look forward to your next visit! -The Hive

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Patron1
Little Rock
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Stonewall Inn and Halibut were amazing!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 27, 2020

We are so glad you enjoyed! See you again soon. -The Hive

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vipMatthewR
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This restaurant is consistently good. It was a strange feeling this time due to a majority of the tables being removed.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hi Matthew, Thanks for your review and for dining with us! The dining room certainly feels much larger with the new socially distanced tables, we hope this leads to our guests feeling safer and more comfortable. Hope to serve you again soon! -The Hive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Best restaurant in NWA far and away. Been to several other of the highly touted restaurants, and left disappointed. Not at all how I felt here. Will be back again this season for the menu!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thanks so much for dining with us and for the review! We can't wait to serve you again in the near future. -The Hive

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AllyS
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was fantastic! She was so sweet and always on top of it. Of course the food was amazing, but what’s new?

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hi Ally, Thanks so much for dining with us and for the review. We are thrilled the team took great care of you. -The Hive

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RyanD
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service. The Ribeye was excellent and so tender!
Will be back again!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 27, 2020

Hi Ryan, Thanks so much for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed. -The Hive

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BethB
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even with the limited menu due to COVID, it was a wonderful meal. The food was great and so was our server. The ambiance suffered a bit but I appreciate all the precautions they are taking.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 22, 2020

We are so happy to see that you enjoyed such a wonderful meal, Beth! We are thrilled you enjoyed the food and genuine Hive hospitality. We appreciate your feedback regarding the extra precautions we are taking for the safety of our guests and teammates. Thank you again and we hope to see you soon, Beth! -The Hive

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Danicady
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was OUTSTANDING. We order two appetizers - the cavatelli and the pork belly. Before they arrived, the chef sent out an amuse bouche, just a spoonful to taste. This little spoonful set the scene for an amazing meal. Seemingly simple, including cucumber, yogurt, fennel frond and a thin slice of aged sausage, it was a surprising contrast in both flavor and texture, really awakening the palate. The pork belly was sweet and came with radish and sour pickled fennel, so that all combined they were well balanced and interesting. My favorite dish of the meal was the cavatelli. Clearly handmade, delicate, with a light sauce hinting of lemon, I could have eaten that all night. For our entrees, we ordered the hog chop and the prime ribeye. Both were cooked well, but for me, the chop was underseasoned, easily overshadowed by the fantastic pickled peaches and fried shallots. The steak was tender and flavorful, but not extraordinary. The cold fingerling potato salad was disappointing and did need more seasoning, but the accompanying fried zucchini bites were a hit. We also ordered the panacotta , which came with basil shortbread and marinated fresh peaches. This dish was memorable, and the kitchen was kind enough to send out an entire bowl of peaches upon request. Throughout the evening, we also had several cocktails - the Veruka Salt, which was not on the menu but I had seen in other reviews, the Beauty School Dropout, and the Hive n Dime. Each was refreshing, well balanced and a total experience, not just in taste but also in aroma. And speaking of experiences, the Hive’s decor is unique and conversation worthy, befitting the fact that it is located within a museum. In fact, we enjoyed roaming several exhibits while awaiting our reservation time. I can’t wait to go back for another enjoyable night.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 14, 2020

Hi Danicandy, Thanks so much for dining with us and leaving your review. Wow! We are so pleased you enjoyed and that the team took great care of you! We look forward to serving you again soon. Sincerely, John Robinson Food & Beverage Director

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DeanM
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was so good to be back dining at the Hive. The menu was a bit limited but the food was as good as ever. We were placed in the bar area which seemed a bit odd but the server made everything perfect. It will be nice when the world can return to normal.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 14, 2020

Hi Dean M, Thanks so much for dining with us and leaving your feedback. In order to socially distance our guests we have expanded dinner seating into the space that was once our Lounge. We are so happy the team took great care of you! We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, John Robinson Food & Beverage Director

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Service was stellar. Will be back!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 27, 2020

We are so thrilled to hear you enjoyed and that the team took great care of you! -The Hive

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NathanR
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for my wife's birthday and had an absolutely incredible experience! Whether it was because of her birthday, or just the good nature of The Hive, we were offered complimentary sparkling wine prior to our appetizer coming out. They also treated us to free dessert for her birthday. In addition to the generosity and delicious food, the service was fantastic. The entire staff was very attentive, prompt, and polite. We plan on making The Hive one of our go-to places for celebrating.

One quick note: I said that the noise level was quiet, but that was because we visited during phase two of the COVID reopening. I'm not sure what the noise level is like at other times.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 11, 2020

Hi NathanR, Thanks so much for dining with us and for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you in the near future. Sincerely, John Robinson Food & Beverage Director

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Foodluver
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Drinks are always amazing but the food was more than lackluster and definitely not worth the price.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 6, 2020

Hi foodluver, Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving your feedback. We apologize that the experience left you wanting more. We always appreciate opportunity in the moment to fix anything that a guest is not 100% happy with. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. Please reach out if you would like to further discuss. Sincerely, John Robinson Food & Beverage Director 479.286.6583

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Michelle
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personable and food was delicious. Clean and wonderful atmosphere

The Hive at 21c
Responded on July 5, 2020

Hi Michelle, Thanks so much for the review and for dining with us. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, John Robinson Food & Beverage Director

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great experience during our visit to Bentonville! Every blog I’ve read prior to our visit said The Hive was a must! It did not disappoint!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, Anonymous! We are so happy to see that you had such a great experience and will look forward to serving you once more! -The Hive Team

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Mike
Fayetteville
13 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hive was not what I expected. The service top notch, the food fresh with a variety of items. Our table was comfortable. We had the Rib eye, broccoli and cheesy grits. Topped off with the Hive Cookie Assortment. I see another visit in the near future.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on March 19, 2020

Thank you for dining with us, Mike! We appreciate your patronage and love seeing that you enjoyed your meal and that service was top-notch. We are so happy to see that you enjoyed your experience and will look forward to serving you once more! -The Hive Team

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Rebecca
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Good food, but not as creative as I like.

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