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Looking for upscale Dining Experiences in Bentonville AR. Where are they?

Places that aren’t just a somewhere to grab a meal, but an actual dining experience.  We are talking about places to help celebrate life and all the signifcant events that beg to be celebrated.

For the purpose of this list, we are defining the best dining experience as one that offers a delicious meal, impeccable service and a unique inviting unique atmosphere.

The restaurants on this list have all these characteristics and offer a unique culinary experience.

Your dining experience at these restaurants can be part of the celebration.

Top 10 Upscale Dining Experiences in Bentonville AR

Aoi Sushi On The Square $$

211 NE A St

AOI located in downtown Bentonville, just off the square, is a Japanese restaurant.. The restaurant also features a full bar, with a selection of Japanese beers, wines and spirits, and has a full menu of cocktails.

AOI is known for its fresh and high-quality ingredients, friendly service, and great ambience. You will want to make reservations because it fills up fast…especially on the weekends

Note:  Image at top of the page is courtesy of AOI.

Bar Cleeta Bentonville $$

110 NW 2nd St #110, (479) 553-7006

You’re in for an awesome culinary experience  when you dine at Bar Cleeta in downtown Bentonville. Everything they serve is delicious and bursting with flavor, the vibe is invigorating and the service is efficient, professional and impeccable.

Bar Cleeta’s small plates, cheeses, charcuterie and snacks all encourage sharing and allow you to try many things and experiment with pairings from an incredible wine selection.  Cocktails are made with the freshest of ingredients.

Wonderful  spot that offers a cozy environment you won’t want to miss.

Bar Cleeta Restaurants in Bentonville ARImage courtesy of Bar Cleeta

Conifer $$$

321 SE 2nd St Suite 100, (479) 203-5999

The Conifer is located in downtown Bentonville inside The Howard (an upscale apartment community) on East Central.  The Conifer offers an extraordinary culinary experience. The amazing menu consists of fresh farm to table ingredients, as well as meat-free and dairy-free options.

Owner and Chef Matt Cooper creates all the magic while still maintaining a gluten free menu. Wonderful ambience and excellent staff.

In addition, Conifer is now offering private chef catered services in your home or event space.

Eleven at Crystal Bridges $$

600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700

Eleven at Crystal Bridges is a farm-to-table restaurant located inside Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and features a modern and elegant décor. The dining area has floor to ceiling windows, which overlook Crystal Bridges trails, ponds and grounds.

They are open for lunch every day except Tuesday when the museum is closed.  Eleven is open for dinner Thursdays and Fridays until 8:00 pm.

Dining at Eleven is a unique, one-of-a-kind experience with beautiful views and a special atmosphere, delicious food, friendly service, and a relaxed atmosphere.

Best dining experience Bentonville Eleven at Crystal Bridges

Imag courtesy Arkansas Tourism

Louise at Thaden Field $$

2205 SW I St, Ste 100, (479) 250-0477

The Louise at Thaden Field is known for their delicious classic American fare of burgers, salads, sandwiches, breakfasts and their idyllic location at the Thaden Field House.

This is an amazing place to eat and or grab some amazing drinks in Bentonville. The food is incredible, the planes landing and taking off along with a view of Lake Bentonville makes for a fun dining experience for everyone.

Service is friendly, well-trained and efficient.  Wonderful place to bring the entire family, but also a great place to catch up with friends.

Added bonus, After you eat, you can go enjoy a walk at the adjoining Osage Park.

Petit Bistro $$$

2702 N Walton Blvd, (479) 464-9278

Petit Bistro serves French and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine with a modern twist, offering a variety of dishes including seafood, steak, pasta and pizza. They also have a wide selection of wine, cocktails and signature drinks to pair with your meal.

This small and intimate restaurant, with a cozy and romantic atmosphere is the perfect place for date nights, special occasions, or small gatherings with friends or family.

Reservations are recommended.

The Preacher’s Son $$

201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065

The Preacher’s Son is a farm-to-table restaurant located in a renovated church, and features a gorgeous modern and industrial décor.

The menu offers a variety of dishes with a focus on locally-sourced, seasonal ingredients. They have a full bar with a variety of  amazing craft cocktails, beer, and wine.

The atmosphere is elegant and warm and provides a perfect spot for a special occasion or a romantic dinner.

The Preacher's SonPreacher’s Son – Image Courtesy Cammy Jo McClain

River Grille Steakhouse $$$

1003 McClain Rd, (479) 271-4141

Fine dining at its best can be found at the River Grille in Bentonville. They are known for expertly prepared meals of locally sourced USDA prime steaks, chops, seafood or poultry.

River Grille also offers abundant wine and drink selections. The staff is attentive, knowledgeable and efficient. The atmosphere is upscale and relaxed with a soothing fireplace, elegant wood paneling and dark wood floors

A meal at the River Grille is the stuff of which memories are made. Reservations are encouraged especially on the weekends.

River Grille Restaurant -

Image courtesy of River Grill Steakhouse

The Hive $$

200 NE A St, (479) 286-6575

The Hive is known for its focus on farm-to-table cuisine and locally-sourced and seasonal  ingredients.  They have a full bar with a variety of craft cocktails, beer, and wine.

The Hive is located inside the 21c Museum Hotel – Bentonville a contemporary art museum and hotel. The atmosphere is elegant, with a warm and inviting atmosphere.

the Hive 21c Dining Experiences in Bentonville AR

Image courtesy of The Hive @21c

Tavola Bentonville $$

108 SE A St, (479) 715-4738

Tavola Trattoria serves Italian, Mediterranean and American cuisine with a focus on fresh, high-quality ingredients. They offer a menu of classic Italian dishes such as pasta, risotto, meat, and fish dishes.
Tavola also has a well-curated wine list with options from various regions of Italy.

The restaurant has a warm and cozy atmosphere, making it a great spot for a romantic dinner or a special occasion.

They are known for their friendly service and excellent food. Open for lunch, supper and has a wonderful Sunday Brunch.

Dining Experiences in Bentonville AR Tavola Trattoria

Image Courtesy of Tavola


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