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[activecampaign form=13]Hot new restaurants in Bentonville, Eureka Springs, Fayetteville and Springdale (Northwest Arkansas) are always a popular list, it’s extremely difficult to select the top restaurants in this category. New restaurants typically offer a completely new cuisine or they offer a traditional one with a different twist. Many diners are averse to trying new restaurants, instead preferring the old-tried-and-true. If at all possible, we should all make an effort to include a new restaurant in our eating out rotation.




See the list below for Top new restaurants near you in 2020:


AOI Sushi $$$
211 NE A St,(479) 367-2825

For the freshest, best tasting and beautiful sushi in the region, make it a point to dine at AOI Sushi. It is a sister restaurant to Blu, which has its seafood flown in daily from both coasts and the Gulf. Signature roll combinations are simply delicious, and the drinks are divine. AOI promises and unforgettable experience.

Aoi Sushi downtown Bentonville Arkansas

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Table At The Station
409 SE 6th St, Bentonville, AR
(479) 273-0553

Open Tues – Fri 11 AM – 8 PM and Sat from 8 AM – 8 PM. Offers appetizers, burgers, a variety of sandwiches, tasty daily features and yummy desserts (try the chocolate cake). Service is friendly and attentive, and there’s also a patio. Note: Image at top of the page courtesy of Table at the Station.



Sweet Scoops Blender Bar $
68 E Main St (479) 267-9000

Serving a wide selection of taste-treat-delights including creamy ice cream, toppings of your favorite cereal, fruit, nuts, syrups, waffle pops and specialty handmade pliable waffle cones. Sweet Scoops also has diet friendly Fruit Sorbets and Guilt Free Fruit Blends. When your sweet tooth needs attention, take your taste buds on over to Sweet Scoops. 

Sweet Scoops Blender Bar Restaurant

Sweet Scoops Blender Bar Restaurant photo courtesy


Atlas The Restaurant $$$
208 N Block Ave, Fayetteville, AR 72701
(479) 332-4601

Providing a beautiful fine dining experience from beginning to end, Atlas The Restaurant orchestrates and delivers the very best food, service and ambiance for your dining pleasure. Excellent wine, creative cocktails, flavorful menu options and impeccable service all work together to provide a delicious dining event to be savored and remembered.

Atlas The Restaurant Fayetteville AR

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Feed and Folly $$ 
110 S College ave, (479) 935-3537

Local pub and rooftop bar featuring scrumptious sandwiches, smoked meats, charcuterie plates, and delish small plates. The Reuben and The Philly Cheesecake are marvelous as is the Cheeseburger. This is the go to place for great local beer and amazing cocktails.

Saffron Indian Cuisine Bar & Grill- Fayetteville $$
401 W Watson St, (479) 935-3009

A decidedly different Indian restaurant featuring delicious, creative, authentic Indian cuisine, inviting open dining areas and a friendly accommodating staff. The naan bread is heavenly here. This is truly North Indian food at its best. Open for lunch buffet, dinner, take out and group reservations. If you enjoy Indian food, you must give this delightful spot a try.

NWA Gyros & Grill $
1139 N Lindell Ave, (479) 435-9010

Has amazing Gyros, fries, yummy wings, sandwiches and more. These huge wings and Gyros rank right up there with the best you’ve ever tasted, and the service is so friendly and helpful. If you’re craving something a little different, this may be just the spot for you. Prices are very affordable and food is generous and filling. Do yourself a big favor and visit them soon.

Tokyo House Sushi & Ramen $
1818 N Crossover Rd, (479) 442-9995

East Fayetteville Japanese restaurant specializing in sushi and ramen offers fresh sushi, delicious hibachi, yummy ramen, Bento boxes and more. Order online for pickup if you like, or pay a visit to the restaurant for a sitdown meal, the choice is yours. In either case, the owners will treat you like an honored guest. GF options are available too.

1 E Center Street #160 Pryor Center
(479) 439-9899

Authentic Mexican cuisine from scrumptious street tacos to mole poblano is served in a hip restaurant with a great vibe. Local ingredients are used to create dishes including fresh produce from Ozarks farms. You can literally taste the freshness in every bite. Staff are friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. Specialty drinks are amazing. Go visit soon!

Ohana Poke Hawaiian Cuisine Fayetteville, AR $$
1135 W Martin Luther King Blvd
(479) 935-3689

Fresh Hawaiian cuisine served Subway style. Poke’ bowls are the speciality, and you can pick the items you’d like in your bowl or select one of the fixed menu bowls. If you’re on a diet, it’s easy to find a variety of items for your bowl. Build your own to have it personalized for your particular needs. Poke’ is a traditional Hawaiian dish, it’s kind of like sushi in a bowl. Great for a light lunch anytime. Service is friendly and efficient.


The Pits: A BBQ Meatery $
108 S Main Street
Springdale, Arkansas

Open 11 AM – 7 PM, Mon – Fri in downtown Springdale, and serving world-class, perfectly seasoned, wood fired bbq and amazing sides including such favorites as tender, melt-in-your-mouth brisket, piled pulled pork sandwiches, fall-off-the-bone ribs, smoked cabbage and more. If you haven’t tried this food truck yet, you’re missing out. Grab some lunch or take some home for dinner soon.

Wellington’s $

7253 W Sunset Ave, Springdale, AR 72762
(479) 334-5657

New NWA concept featuring mixologist crafted cocktails, creative brunch, happy hour on the patio, cigar lounge, premium whiskeys, delicious grease free plates, excellent delivery and stellar service and much much more. Upscale, modern take on the classic lounge, and a great spot for drinks, lunch and dinner and even romantic date nights. If you haven’t tried it yet, what are you waiting for?