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About The Hive at 21c

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.

200 NE A Street
Bentonville, AR 72712
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Southern, American

Hours of Operation:


Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 10:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:30am


Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm


Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm

Lounge & Bar:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - Midnight
Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am
*Late night menu until Midnight - 7 days a week

Cross Street:
NE 2nd St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(479) 286-6575

Website:
http://www.thehivebentonville.com/

Parking Details:
We offer valet parking, parking garage as well as street parking.

Executive Chef:
Matthew McClure

Private Party Facilities:
Whether you’re hosting a big business dinner or
a foodie fete with family and friends, the Private
Dining Room is a comfortable, welcoming setting
for groups of up to 40.

We also have other event space within the 21c Museum Hotel to accommodate groups of almost any size.

Private Party Contact:
Emily Cotterman: (479) 286-6517

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

The Hive at 21c Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (50)
Special Occasion (49)
Local Ingredients (47)
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Creative Cuisine (46)
Good for a Date (42)
Good for Anniversaries (37)
Handcrafted Cocktails (31)
Fun (30)
Worth the Drive (28)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Business Meals (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Healthy (17)
Hot Spot (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Quiet Conversation (15)
Authentic (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Romantic (13)
Seasonal (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Casual (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Sunday Lunch (10)
Cozy (9)
People Watching (9)
Happy Hour (8)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Great Beer (6)
Organic (6)
Disabled Access (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 6 days ago

Again, service was an issue. Servers brought out second course before the first course had arrived.

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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined 6 days ago

The 21c is difficult to find but the Beehive was well worth the effort.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (Charlotte)·Dined 6 days ago

My two friends and I stopped in for brunch before our visit to the Crystal Bridges Museum. Everything on the menu looked delicious, so we asked the table next to us for recommendations. They have dined at Hive many times and said they have never ordered anything that they wouldn't recommend. We decided on the chicken & biscuit, the Hive Benedict, the sweet potato lakte with a side of bacon/sausage and War Eagle Grits. They were all delicious. We also enjoyed cocktails: the Rise and Shine, the Side Car and the Kentucky Daisy. Great food, great atmosphere, great service... what more could you ask for?

Tags: Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

Our special Friday evening occasion was a delightful experience at the Hive. Excellent food and service.

Tags: Late-night Find, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Dallas)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Boring menu that hasn't changed much, ok decor, ok waiters below average quality. Tries too hard to be trendy. How about get a great chef, a better menu and much better quality food. Constant disappointment.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 7, 2017

The vegetarian pansies was excellent. My friend ordered fish and was served two pieces, one of which was tasty and the other tasteless. Another friend found her food good, but unexceptional, given the price.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 6, 2017

This was my first experience with a 21c property and what a wonderful discovery! There are 7 locations in the US currently; we visited the one in Bentonville AR after visiting The Crystal Bridges American Art Museum. The concept is to create an experience to include a hotel, an art gallery and a chef driven restaurant all in one connected space. The food was local and creative; the service was friendly and attentive and the gallery was delightful with interesting works- kudos to the curator! And is open 24/7!!! With no admission fee!! I highly recommend this experience. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Good for a Date, Organic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The Hive provided an outstanding date night for my husband and I. We were visiting from out of town to see Crystal Bridges and wanted to finish the visit with a nice dinner. We picked the right place with The Hive. From start to finish everything we ordered was wonderful. The quail appetizer was wonderful, I like quail and order it ofter, this presentation was excellent. My husband had a steak and he really liked it and I had a fish dish which was perfectly prepared. The chocolate mousse dessert was very nice. Would eat at the Hive often if we lived in the area. The atmosphere was pleasant and service was great. Go and enjoy.

Tags: Hot Spot, Fun, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Oklahoma City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

First visit here while seeing the Crystal Bridges museum. Excellent food and cocktails! Service was terrific as well. Cool decor as well. Went for late lunch. Would definitely go again

Tags: Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Organic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I was quite disappointed with our dinner at The Hive. Our server was attentive, but I feel she should have been more knowledgeable with respect to the wines or had someone else help us. The pork crisps were a very tasty appetizer. My swordfish was overcooked which made it very dry. She told us that it was flown in daily (I'm not convinced that's true). The ribeye steak was tasty but nothing special. It was a Monday night so that may have contributed to the lacklustre experience. My biggest complaint is that the wine glasses had water spots all over them. I believe a restaurant that is striving to impress, needs to have this very basic restaurant standard dealt with.

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The Hive was both interesting and delicious! We very much look forward to returning soon. One on the cooler venues ever!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Recommended by a friend, well worth the drive from Tulsa.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Overall dining experience was awesome. We enjoyed high quality and healthy food for dinner.

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The service was attentive, but this was our second trip to the Hive and it did not impress the way that it did the first time - another special occasion. The steak loomed large but was propped up by succulent potatoes. The prime rib had a fair amount of waste - gristle and fat - and I still dont know what the creamed vegetable was...my guess Kale to be trendy. The ambiance was good, noise somewhat elevated. I've paid less and had a better meal, Ile also paid more and not had as good a meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (Memphis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Very limited menu at lunch - not what was displayed as Lunch Menu on Website. Not crowded, maybe 4 or 5 other tables seated at lunch time, yet the wait for a beer was a bit long - they had to find the bartender. Try Tusk & Trotter in Bentonville instead.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Tulsa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

absolutely outstanding and innovative food! we tried a little bit of everything off the brunch menu and it was all very good.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Wonderful atmosphere, eclectic menu and excellent service!

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 (Little Rock)·Dined on October 26, 2017

When planning my trip to NWA I was urged to have dinner at The Hive. It was truly a highlight of the week. My scallops were cooked to perfection and my friends pork was tender and juicy. Thrilled to have experienced the restaurant. Our waitress was friendly and informative as well as the hotel lobby staff who helped us interpret the art. Love the green penguins.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 26, 2017

The service is excellent. The Price Fixed menu is innovative and delicious. Parking is easy in a garage behind the restaurant. Near the Walmart Museum and central square.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (Richmond)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Restaurant was fun and busy. Not enough servers- service was slow. Food was great- interesting choices. Very loud!

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I'm sorry to say our experience was not very good. The host was rude and not helpful despite having a reservation. They ran out of the food and we had to change our order. Our server was very nice and apologized profusely. We drove 3 hours and The Hive was a destination restaurant. We were very disappointed. $168 to be served our second choice didn't seem right. Other restaurants in Bentonville were much more rewarding.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 23, 2017

We arrived at The Hive around 7:15, at the time of our reservation. After we were seated, our server, "A." gave us a glowing overview of the farm to table menu and told us there were 5
special Sunday Suppers left and that we should order quickly if we wanted one....then she disappeared for about 15 minutes. By the time she got back the dinners were gone. We ordered the pimento cheese appetizer (so-so) after it arrived, we waited, and waited around 8:30 we started to talk about leaving (we had not seen our server for quite some time) when the manager appeared with small cups of soup "compliments of the chef" We expressed our concern that our meal had not arrived, he told us that they had a large group they were serving --pointed out that was not our problem and they should be able to serve everyone in a decent time. He apologized and we see a conversation with the server and manager. The manager came back to our table and told us that the server had told him that we had requested that she wait to put our order in. Absolutely not true. In the end, we got our food at 9:00. We were able to watch the server talk to another server as she gestures and points at our table. The manager did comp our meal, which was appropriate for the service and attitude we received from our server.

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 (Austin)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The squash soup, Hog chop & pecan pie were all amazing! We will be back to enjoy this seasonal menu. Spot on!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Fun and Energetic place! Waiter was very knowledgeable of the food and drinks. We had the pimento cheese with bacon jelly to share and it was delicious. Entrees included Pork chop, Ribeye and Swordfish. All were very good and cooked well. Dinner was accompanied with cornbread which was one of few disappointments. The bread was very firm and tasted of baking soda plus barely room temperature. It would have been wonderful warm and softer with the sorghum butter. Dessert was freshly made pecan pie a la mode. Delicious! We will be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fun
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We loved outback experience at the hive! It was our anniversary and were so pleased to have great food, drinks and service! Will definitely make the drive from Kansas City back to Bentonville!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Over rated. Reception desk was poor. My "highly rated" fried chicken was nothing special. The side dish was terrible: way undercooked green beans in a gooey, flavorless mushroom sauce that didn't have many mushrooms.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

What a dissappoinment! I am not a food snob at all...but this ecperience was marginal at best. I cant believe this place has been written up in magazines!!!

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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Not to be missed!! I tried a new dish, panisse, that I have never had and it was one of the best meals I have ever had!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Great Beer
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 12, 2017

We had a lovely early dinner with fun professional service by Karina. The quail and sweet potato biscuit app was terrific - intriguing flavors of the honey-cayenne glaze. Perfect thing to munch on with our drinks. Then ricotta cavatelli with wild mushrooms for me and a fabulous rib-eye steak for David. This is our second trip to Bentonville and staying at the 21c and eating at The Hive are big inducements to return.

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 (San Antonio)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Jefferson, our server, was outstanding!! He was knowledgeable, informative, and tolerant of my professed knowledge of wines. Especially those of the Willamette valley of Oregon.
He helped me, and my wife, through the typical dinner selections and never missed a beat.
One of the best in my experience( which covers the USA, Asia, and Europe).
The food was quite good. Not up to the expectations I had developed considering the
chef's awards.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We really enjoyed the Sunday evening menu. We were in Bentonville to celebrate our anniversary and The Hive was a perfect place to celebrate. We had the very good BMF chicken Sunday dinner. Very fresh and expertly prepared. The dessert with dinner was great. A perfect end to our weekend get a way.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Organic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Dinner on Saturday night...Our server (I do not know her name) forgot about us... she did not tell us there was a special....we ate rib eye steak., not knowing we could have enjoyed grouper...The meat was well seasoned and cooked at perfect mid-rare...unfortunately, the quality of the product was sub standard...heavy grissel in the meat forced us to leave half of it on the plate... server failed to bus the table before the dessert arrived... no one asked us if the meal was good even though most of the food was still on the plate...by the way, the potatoes were delicious...toward the end of our meal our server completely disappeared from the dining room... other servers filled in and saved the day...then as we were ready to leave our server reappeared with cotton candy....all in all, not the experience we expected for dinner....then came the good news....the next morning, Sunday, we visited again for brunch....the experience was night and day....Josiah was our server for brunch.... he was extraordinary....food was very good...tasty and served with style...

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

The design of the wall art is spectacular. Service was friendly and efficient. Cuisines were inventive and delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Scenic View, People Watching, Fun, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Healthy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Houston)·Dined on October 6, 2017

It was fabulous. Food was very special. Loved the penguin, delicious cotton candy and the dessert of assorted small sweet treats. All very fresh. Very sweet and efficient waitstaff in spite of the busy time at dinner. Thanks so much. P.S. the art in the lobby was outstanding. Such a wonderful showcase for artists and paricularly innovative yet well crafted work. Spread the buzz!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Authentic, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Paleo Friendly, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful dinner. The Berkshire Hog Chop was seasoned wonderfully and the Cranberry Beans were delicious. The Ribeye was okay, but the Chop was definitely better. Our waiter offered GF options for bread. The Peach Sorbet was delicious.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Nice hotel, close to town square and short walk to crystal bridges museum

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Naturally as a foodie, whenever I travel I look for local restaurants with acclaimed chefs and/or superb reviews. The Hive at 21c fit the bill and didn't break the bank. Honestly it's one of the best meals I've had under $100/pp. Although the menu changes seasonally and with the availability of local ingredients, if the following are on the menu, order them. Pork Cracklins with apple jelly and malt vinegar; they melt in your mouth and finish with a crunch. Grilled quail with sweet potato biscuit and cayenne honey; sweet and savory with a touch of spice. Potato gnocchi with braised goat, pumpkin, and collard greens; by far one of the best dishes I've ever eaten. There's a reason chef Matthew McClure was a 2017 James Beard Award semifinalist: everything was memorable. And if you're I the mood for a cocktail, try a bourbon and tonic, which is made in house; excellent.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Food and service excellent. Setting is cool and too plastic feeling.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 2, 2017

My second visit, each time our wait staff seems occupied by other guests or internal situations. First visit the cornbread had not been thawed out and heated so we were given rolls. I don’t want to know I’m “dining” in a high end restaurant and being served frozen anything! I’ll go back for bar beverages but not food, had scallops first visit , mediocre, had Sunday special this visit and ran out of Sunday soup was offered daily soup. Chicken was excellent!! Pork chop was delish too. Apple crisp nothing special. Atmosphere is fun.

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

The food was delicious and served in an attractive way. The wine list was well appointed. The ambiance was Spartan and quirky but the food and service more than made up for the interesting atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun
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