The best thing about the Hive is that it is open on Sunday evening - in the past there was no place to eat in Bentonville on Sunday evening and we would leave a day early and go home. Now we go to the Hive, but we always go late at say 8:30 pm to avoid the noie which can be quite bad for any conversation. The staff is remembers us, is friendly, helpful, and the service is excellent as is the food. We have been there many times and look forward to returning again soon.
We came for breakfast with 2 kids in our weekend clothes and were quickly made to feel out of place. To keep the kids engaged while waiting for the food we started playing cards quietly but were told that it was "illegal according to Arkansas state law" (something which a quick search on the internet did not seem to confirm). The food was good though, the biscuit and scone were fresh, buttery and flaky and the pancakes were fluffy. The smoothies were cold and not overly sweet. Shortly after we were done eating we were politely asked to leave! I guess one needs to look the part to be treated well at this place.
It was our daughter’s birthday plus her (and her husband’s) first visit to 21C and to Bentonville. Food was wonderful. Our waiter was most helpful and the funky atmosphere was perfect. It was our third trip and we hope to come back each year from Mississippi. Plus it makes us want to try all of the 21C hotels.
51st anniversary! Knowledgeable, attentive and out of site wait staff! Excellent recommendation!!
Service was exceptional! The food was delicious. We had the braised brisket and it was melt in your mouth good! And having a penguin join us for dinner was entertaining.
Thoroughly enjoyed our Sunday brunch to celebrate a birthday. Outstanding food and service!! Will definitely go again!
Great engagement dinner!
The ambiance is wonderful – you’re surrounded by sculptures of bees and hives. We even had a green plastic penguin sit with us. The food was moderately good but not the fine dining I was expecting, especially not for that price. Fun night out but will not return for food.
Great server! Friendly, helpful and accommodating
We are regulars for breakfast - I think Hive pancakes are the best in town, and I can get peanut butter on the side to go on them with no problems. My grandson loves the sorghum sausage, mixed berries, and the skillet potatos (he ate them ALL!). We noticed a HUGE improvement with the service - much more attentive and on the mark - Ben was excellent, and the other staff members we had contact with as well were very kind - even showing our grandson the cooking fire and explaining it to him. Great experience
We thoroughly enjoyed the ambiance and especially the service.
My husband and I had the Mushroom Soup and it was wonderful. I had the Cod, he had the shrimp...both were very salty. Would not order again. It’s a pretty cool restaurant. Considering the limited menu, we had higher expectations.
The service was excellent as well as the wine!
Outstanding brunch. Servers were very friendly and helped each other when need be
The Hive is a great restaurant in the 21c hotel. The service was outstanding, and the appetizer (white bean soup) and main course (hog chop) were really tasty! The desserts were good but a not quite to the standards of the other two courses. My wife and I had a wonderful meal and thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Hive! I would definitely recommend the Hive to anybody visiting Bentonville.
Overall this was a good experience for our party of 6 from a food perspective. However before I arrived I had commented to my friend that I really hoped we didn't have the waiter we had had the last time we dined there, as 'luck' would have it unfortunately we did.
I am not going to name the gentlemen on here however he seems to not understand the concept of what it is to wait table. Examples of this are interrupting constantly when we were having conversations and talking over people. Also we are pretty wine savvy and ordered a favourite bottle of ours. He took the order then 30 seconds later came back and said 'actually I don't think that wine is very good, this one is much better and is only $10 more a bottle'. When I then said we would stick what we had ordered this was met with silence and a glare.
I like to think I am very respectful and polite whenever I go into a restaurant as I know what a tough job this is but honestly this waiter is just not in the right profession, or in need of some serious training.
Best experience we have ever had in a restaurant. The hostess started it off amazing when I asked for accommodations for our night.
My husband has a week to deploy and they made it beyond special. ❤️
The waiter attended to all our needs promptly.
The management came out to personally help out with my special request.
Valentine’s date night. They had a special 5 course meal. The first course was oysters. They were extremely salty. 2nd course one of us had the chicken livers and the other the pork belly. The pork belly was delicious but the chicken livers more salt than chicken liver. The salt was so overpowering that it almost ruined the rest of my meal. The beet soup next was ok. The beef tenderloin was good and seasoned perfectly. Dessert was tiramisu eclairs. They were ok but not my favorite.
Thoroughly enjoyed our Valentines evening at the Hive. Nice creativity on the 5 course meal, a little pricey but the quality was very high and better than I expected for a Bentonville restaurant. Great wine, beer, and spirits selection at a reasonable price so that made up for the smaller portions. The service was impeccable. Once we get moved to the area permanently we will return!
Superior service, excellent food
Everything was delicious and perfectly seasoned. Service was low-key but attentive and helpful.
The atmosphere was great, the food was great, and the service was great.
Good food and service
Great food. Ribeye steak is the best in town. Hog chop was also great but slightly pricey.
We love The Hive. AND WE LOVE WILL!! We have never been disappointed. Great food!!
It was a unique experience! We loved having art all around us. The staff was exceptional.
Wonderful lunch! Great menu!! Outstanding service!
High expectations were not met. Award-winning entree of chicken in biscuit was only okay. Friend’s frittata very disappointing. Service great, however. Loved the lobby and hallway artwork.
We live in Bella Vista and was so disappointed with Lakeview restaurant so we decided to try the Hive and compare. There is no comparison. The whole experience at the Hive was great. Our server Anna really made us feel welcome and explained the dishes and helped us decide. She is a gem. The food had such wonderful layers of flavor. Had a great dinner and a even better time. Will be back
We love the Hive. The food is great and the service is amazing. The cod I had was so good that I almost cried... well not really but it was so amazing!! Love this place. I would recommend to anyone for a cool and different take on food. Dessert is a must!
Wonderful food, wonderful flavors, and have no complaints--just very full at the end. Especially loved the touch of the sour apple cotton candy at the end!
Why do they have Wasps on honeycombs and not HONEY BEES! These things are scary with huge stingers and have absolutely NOTHING to do with honey.
Disappointed. Steak was cold and soup was cold. Never got second round of drinks. It was
New Years Eve.Be better prepared. Wait staff was grumpy.
The menu was somewhat limited- food was very good; waiters excellent.
View: I got tired looking at the hive, the bees, etc. It wasn’t a pleasant scene for a meal.
Fantastic food and great atmosphere! The scallops and the hog chop were phenomenal. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who doesn't mind paying a little bit more for amazing, healthy, fresh food. We actually returned to the restaurant 2 days after our date night for brunch, and the brunch food was just as great.
Very nice dinner time. The food was exquisite, very seasonal and fresh! Enjoyed very much!
consistant, premium quality, original take on comfort food, unusually delicious food combinations, very creative
We enjoyed our dinner very much. Good Burbon list, great cocktails. Appetizers varied. Liked what we had. Our waitress was very good and also friendly. The bar got more active as the evening progressed. Seems like a good place for drinks even if not dining. Will go back next time we're in town.
Our steak and chop were way to fatty. Chop was under cooked. For the price we expected better food.
Great ambiance, original dishes, and fantastic service! Would go back in a minute!
while visiting crystal bridges museum my mom and I enjoyed checking out the local scene in Bentonville and we really enjoyed this place. food was great, service was great, atmosphere was entertaining!
This restaurant came highly recommend and it lived up to its rave reviews. The food was incredible and our waiter couldn’t have been more accommodating and helpful and kind. We will tell anyone going to Bentonville that it’s a must!
Jodi Vander Woude