The Hive at 21c

4.6
1678 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 1678 people are saying
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MirandaW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Hive delivers on service, atmosphere, and of course - food. Our kids wanted to try a "fancy" restaurant, so we chose The Hive. While it's truly a 'come as you are' vibe, we knew the food would hit the "fancy" note. Exquisite meal. Exquisite service. One of the best restaurants in Arkansas. Try The Hive.

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vipChaz
Houston
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service3ambience1

What is this Freddy Kruger meets Lisa Frank honeycomb rainforest cafe nightmare decor?

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Chaz, Thanks so much for your review of our art installation Buzzkill that is in the Dining Room. This is an art piece by artist Johnston Foster. If you Google Johnston Foster it will take you to his website so you can learn more about the immersive art pieces he creates! We hope to see you again soon. All the best! -The Hive

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vipdolly
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere, service!

Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing!

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vipKeithZ
Dallas
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner 2021 and we may have a new tradition dining here. We drove up from Dallas for the week & The Hive was an excellent choice. The service was impeccable & suggestions were warranted. We dined on gnocchi, mushroom tart, pumpkin soup and a Turkey/dressing entree. I would be hard pressed to pick a favorite. The entire experience will be cherished in our memory….until next time. Hats off to Chef….I may never cook another Turkey for Thanksgiving.

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vipKCRoyalsgirl
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was wonderful 🙏

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Thanksgibing

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Midtowncouple
Dallas
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Went for the first time for Thanksgiving dinner, will be back! The only drawback was kids running around - but can’t blame the restaurant. Great food, signature drinks.

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Lanny
Orlando
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

It was over 300.00 for a poor turkey dinner for 4.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

Hi Lanny, Thanks so much for dining with us for Thanksgiving. We apologize that you didn't enjoy our Thanksgiving dinner. Our goal is to exceed guest expectations, and we apologize we missed the mark during your time with us. We always appreciate the opportunity to solve these issues in person, but I welcome you to reach out to me directly if you would like to discuss your experience further. All the best, John Robinson Director of Food & Beverage 479.286.6583

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BruceW
Tulsa
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have driven from Tulsa to Bentonville over the last few years for Thanksgiving, and The Hive never disappoints. This year, post Covid, was especially pleasant. It was nice to see the restaurant busy, staff masked as were the patrons. We continue to be careful, and it is nice to see others do as well. Our waiter was personable and suggested trying a couple of appetizers which were wonderful, as was the rest of our meal. After we finished, Chef Matthew McClure dropped by our table and introduced himself largely because he understood the distance we came to enjoy his excellent cuisine. He is very well regarded in his profession, and it was pleasant to visit with him. The best Thanksgiving ever.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner at The Hive was delicious! We took our kids and they loved it too!

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Tbone
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Thanksgiving again at The Hive. I think this is my 4th Thanksgiving at the Hive, they never disappoint. Almost hate to put a great review because I hope to be able to get a reservation for next year!

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fanofParis
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff went out of their way to make this a special night for our family - including an 8 year old and 10 year old. That fit well with our Bentonville weekend of fun.

Thank you!

Mina

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vipKenG
Kansas City
7 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Love the hotel and the Hive...The brunch menu was very limited but good.
Will definitely go back and try it out for lunch or dinner.

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vipStephenP
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing everything

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for dining with us, Stephen. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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PaddingtonB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was utterly charming, gracious, and helpful.

The Hive at 21c
Responded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for dining with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed and that the team took great care of you! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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CraigG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Hive is always a nice play to have dinner. Food is good…..not spectacular. Nice service

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 20, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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trainrech
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner with excellent service.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 20, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for the kind words! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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ThomasW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Loved the wait person. Helpful and vibrant. Food was excellent

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 20, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed and that the team took great care of you! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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TimS
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Neil was an attentive and gracious waiter. Food was great. This was a celebration for three special events and couldn’t have been more welcoming. I’ll always recommend the Hive to others.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thanks so much for the review, Tim! We are so thrilled to hear that Neil and the team took great care of you. We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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SaraT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Neil made recommendations that helped narrow down vast choices
Loved the surprise treat brought with the check!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very trendy, neat restaurant! Great food and service

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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TeresaD1
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was lovely and the food spectacular. Wish we lived closer. Always a wonderful experience.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us and for the kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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vipMel123
Dallas
26 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I love the decor, the hipster vibe. I think their kitchen got way behind on orders leaving us waiting for an hour after ordering for our food to arrive. And when it arrived it was inedible. I want to give them another try cuz I’m hoping this was just a fluke. The bartenders were fantastic!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

Hi Mel, Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your feedback and for dining with us. Yes, our kitchen did become a little backed up the evening you dined with us and we apologize for any inconvenience. We always hope for a better experience than that for our guests and we welcome you back in the future so we can remedy the situation. Please reach out if you wish to discuss further. All the best, John Robinson Director of Food & Beverage 479.286.6583

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Jwellborn
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We shared a meal tonight with friends and it was so nice. We were not disappointed nor were we pained by the bill because the food and experience were worth the price of admission. And cotton candy with the check. As for the chef it envoked memofor all of us too.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thanks so much for the fantastic review. We are so thrilled you enjoyed ad that our team could create a memorable experience for you. We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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Kyle
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Britt was a fantastic waiter who offered amazing service and insights into our food and drink. I would highly recommend the Hive as a nice dining experience in Bentonville. The food was fantastic and cooked to perfection.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words and for dining with us. We are thrilled Britt and the team took great care of you. We look forward to serving you again in the future. -The Hive

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vipTru56qw
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time doing the chefs tasting menu and wines. A really nice evening!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us. W are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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RonC
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Angela was outstanding! Great vibe and the food was tasty.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

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

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and cocktails in a beautiful atmosphere with attentive and kind staff! House made pasta was delicious as was the winter squash soup.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

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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vipDannyH
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Love the penguin art!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us. W are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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Beteavon
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had excellent waitstaff, Jenna, and the food and wine were very good. We shall return.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

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

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Foodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fun ambiance, and outstanding service!

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LorraineK
Shreveport
15 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Tasty and well-prepared. Jefferson is a friendly, attentive, knowledgeable, and professional server. He was a good photographer, too--a penguin joined us for dinner, and we asked Jefferson to take some photos of us, sharing our wine with our green dinner guest.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 19, 2021

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

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Wrinky
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A complaint about the bar/lounge : 4 cocktails and two bottles of wine for 6 of us and NO snacks accompanying the drinks! Small munchies, just some nuts or crackers are standard at any bar! We ordered some snacks from the “bar menu” and tables so small there was hardly room to set them down! Not good!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 4, 2021

Thanks so much for your feedback and for having a few drinks with us! We apologize that there were pieces of your experience that fell short of expectations. We do have quite a few appetizers/bar snacks on our menu; it sounds like you found those and we hope you enjoyed! We look forward to your next visit with us. -The Hive

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MeredithH
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening. Fantastic food. Rhonda, our waitress, was outstanding.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on November 2, 2021

Thanks so much for dining with us. W are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed! We look forward to serving you again in the near future. -The Hive

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DQNana
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

The tomato soup is terrible. More likely something for pasta or pizza. The “grilled cheese sandwich” was lacking in cheese, more like a ham sandwich with minimal cheese. The chicken sandwich with coleslaw was not good. Chicken was tasty but too much other stuff on it. Wouldn’t recommend and won’t return.

The Hive at 21c
Responded on October 30, 2021

Hi DQNana, Thanks so much for dining with us and for leaving a review. Unfortunately we're having trouble linking your descriptions of dishes to anything on our menu, but we would love to be able to apply this feedback! Please reach out to me if you would like to further discuss your experience. Sincerely, John Robinson Director of Food & Beverage 479.286.6583

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EllenM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere. Rhonda was our server and she was fabulous. The Autumn squash soup and pork chop were delicious. Highly recommend

The Hive at 21c
Responded on October 30, 2021

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

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JackL
Houston
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Last evening my wife and I had a wonderful meal, that was extremely well prepared and nicely presented. For a starters we shared the Farmer’s Salad (Roasted Beets, Apple, Blue Cheese & Pistachio nuts) and a Pork Belly dish and for our main courses we had the Hog Chop ( with yellow corn grits, cider braised cabbage and pecan relish) and the roasted chicken ( with wonderfully seasoned greens and puréed butternut squash). We passed on dessert but were served some white cotton candy , which was the best cotton candy either of us tasted. Our server was excellent - very knowledgeable and appropriately friendly and fun. All in all — an outstanding meal!

The Hive at 21c
Responded on October 30, 2021

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

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SamW
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb! All of the courses were well prepared and combined excellent flavor combinations with exquisite presentation

The Hive at 21c
Responded on October 25, 2021

Thanks so much for the kind words, Sam! We appreciate it! 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 1678 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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