The Hive at 21c

4.6
1640 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 1640 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for our wedding on Saturday and visited on Wednesday. Fortunately during the week they have their tasting menu so we had the opportunity to try multiple dishes. The campanelle was beautiful and the wine pairing was fantastic. Strongly recommend this for any date night. It was awesome to be able to walk around the gallery after dinner.

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Tiff
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food quality wasn’t the same as the last time we were there. The menu was also more limited as well

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BobinPlano
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Chicken was so tough that the serrated knife could not cut it. The pork chop was vey tasty but the grits were a little too runny for me. The serrated knives were very dull. This was our second visit to the hive in 3 months and was a disappointment after the great meal we had in July.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 2 days ago

Hi Bob, Thanks so much for your feedback and for dining with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your first visit so much that you came back! We apologize the chicken on the second visit wasn't to your liking. We do wish we could've remedied the situation in the moment and had you leave happy. Please reach out if you would like to discuss your experience further. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. All the best, John Robinson Director of Food & Beverage 479.286.6583

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MarjorieL
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinners were fabulous! No negatives at all. The chicken liver mousse and the cod were both great. Our server Rhonda was the best🥰

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

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

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LacyM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience at The Hive! Our servers were very friendly & showed personal interest making sure we were completely satisfied. When they realized it was our anniversary they brought out champagne and a dessert to celebrate on the house. We would definitely return and recommend the Hive!!

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much, Lacy! We are so thrilled you enjoyed and glad to hear the team took great care of you. We look forward to next time! -The Hive

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience- The service was amazing, delicious food from appetizers to dessert. Will definitely come back.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind words! We are thrilled you enjoyed and we look forward to next time. -The Hive

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VivianH
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food here is delicious and crafted with care. My vegan dish was the best I’ve had in a long time, and my guest loved her burger. Can’t wait to go back!

The Hive at 21c
Responded 2 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
9 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Small menu but excellent food and service, with nice bar.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for dining with us! We do have a smaller menu, which affords us the opportunity to source our ingredients from local farms/purveyors and to focus on quality in each dish. We look forward to your next visit with us! -The Hive

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LaceyD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing, the food was delicious and the atmosphere of the restaurant was cozy and romantic.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

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

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Wsto
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was just amazing. Great staff and very efficient service. Food is some of the best in the city.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

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

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DudleyB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent quality food, deliciously prepared and service was outstanding.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the kind words, we are thrilled you enjoyed! We look forward to next time. -The Hive

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JoeC
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The menu reflects local cuisine with a modern touch. The ingredients are locally sourced from in season fruits and vegetables. I had a home style buttermilk fried chicken plate that included braised greens on a bed of creamy polenta. It was great!

The service was good and the waiter offered some local insight about the restaurant and chef.

Only negative was the bathrooms are in need of an update. They were clean but did smelled a little funky.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for the feedback, Joe. We are thrilled the team took great care of you and made for a memorable experience! We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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vipCC23
St. Louis
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and cocktails were amazing as was our server Britt! We truly could not have had a better evening! After dinner we enjoyed a stroll around the art gallery. We were there about 3 hours just taking our time with great company, food & cocktails & it was worth every penny!

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

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

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vipPattyH
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Poor service. Food was okay

The Hive at 21c
Responded on October 5, 2021

Hi Patty, Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving your feedback. Our goal is to exceed expectations on both the food and the service fronts and we apologize if we fell short during your time with us. We look forward to serving you in the future. Please reach out directly if you would like to further discuss your experience. All the best, John Robinson Director of Food & Beverage 479.286.6583

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BethS
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great (thank you, Nick), and the meal was delicious!

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant was perfection.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 29, 2021

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

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carolb
Memphis/West TN
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
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 .

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 29, 2021

Hi Carol, Thanks so much for your review and for dining with us. While we do prefer the opportunity to fix issues and exceed expectations while you're dining with us, we value the feedback. We look forward to your next visit. -The Hive

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Jess
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words, Jess! We are honored and thrilled! We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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viphungary
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
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.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 29, 2021

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

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vipgoodfood
Orlando
31 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
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!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 29, 2021

Wow! Thanks so much for the kind words and for dining with us. We are so thrilled to hear that you enjoyed. We look forward to next time! -The Hive

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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!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thanks so much, Lynn! We look forward to next time. Thanks for dining with us and for leaving a review. -The Hive

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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!!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on September 29, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us, Sarah! We are thrilled you enjoyed and we look forward to next time. -The Hive

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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
76 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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The Hive at 21c is rated 4.6 stars by 1640 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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