The Top 10 best Restaurants in Bentonville AR offer some of the top places to eat in all of Northwest Arkansas.

The wildly popular downtown Bentonville restaurants on the square are always brimming with delicious food and fun, however the Top 10 dining can be found throughout the city.

Note:  Businesses can’t pay to be on our Top 10 lists.

From fine dining to longtime standards to fish and Sushi restaurants, the restaurants listed below have one thing in common – delicious food prepared just the way you like it.

Best Restaurants in Bentonville 

Blu Fish Bentonville  $$

607 S. E. Fifth St, (479) 925-5300

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A unique fish house, restaurant and raw sushi bar with an upbeat atmosphere that is conveniently located in the Market District of Downtown Bentonville.

Blu Fresh Fish House offers the freshest fish and other seafood to be found in all of Northwest Arkansas. Shipments of shrimp, lobster, crab, salmon, halibut are flown in daily.

Imagine eating seafood so fresh that it is only hours off the dock. Customers may dine in, order takeout, or buy fresh to cook at home. Blu also features a good selection of wine and beer. 

Eleven at Crystal Bridges $$

600 Museum Way, (479) 418-5700

Best Restaurants in Bentonville Eleven at Crystal Bridges

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Dining at Eleven is an experience long to be remembered.

The dining area has floor to ceiling windows, which overlook Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art’s ponds and woods.

Lunch is a quick-service affair, but dinner is an exquisite fine dining experience including some of the most delicious High South cuisine you will find in the Ozarks.

MELD kitchen + sandwich bar  $$

1120 S Walton Blvd Suite 152
(479) 845-4640

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Many restaurants have soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches and pizza on the menu, but not many offer fresh baked bread, super clean & fresh salads, tasty soups, folded sandwiches and mouth-watering pizzas including a delicious 12” steak variety.  Sink your teeth into a folded Beef Sandwich, and then tell me you won’t be back. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the menu, and the service is fast and efficient too. Great place to bring the family anytime. 

River Grille  $$$

1003 McClain Rd, (479) 271-4141

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Fine dining at its best can be found at the River Grille in Bentonville.

Relax in masterfully upholstered chairs while you enjoy an expertly prepared meal of steaks, chops, seafood or poultry.

You won’t find a more relaxed setting anywhere. The dining room features a warm fireplace, elegant wood paneling and dark wood floors.

While you’re there, check out their schedule of Special Events including a four-course date night, Dining in the Dark, Brewmaster Dinner and wine tastings.

A meal at the River Grille is the stuff of which memories are made.

Downtown Bentonville Restaurants

Bar Cleeta Bentonville $$

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

Bar Cleeta Restaurants in Bentonville AR

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You’re in for an awesome treat when you dine at Bar Cleeta. Everything they serve is delicious and bursting with flavor, the vibe is invigorating and the service is professional and impeccable. Its small plates, cheeses, charcuterie and snacks all encourage sharing.

The ample wine list is curated to pair with the amazing cuisine, and the cocktails are made with the freshest of ingredients.

Wonderful downtown spot for date nights, special occasions or meeting up with friends. 

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Oven and Tap $$

215 South Main St, (479) -268-5884

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Oven and Tap sports a custom built wood-fired oven for turning out scrumptious pizza and pasta fare.

It also has a unique tap wall, which pours forth cold craft beer and other delicious libations.

A quality meal can be expected as Oven and Tap prides itself on attention to detail throughout.

Reservations are advised.

The Preacher’s Son $$

201 NW A St, (479) 445-6065

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Amazing food, drinks, service and atmosphere characterize this beautiful Bentonville restaurant housed in a former church building complete with stained glass windows.

The menu has many Gluten free options and incredible dishes from which to choose including a scrumptious crab fritter appetizer.

For an intimate yet friendly setting, don’t miss the Undercroft, the cozy bar downstairs.

Great place for special occasions and date nights.

Table Mesa Bistro $$

108 E Central Ave, (479) 715-6706

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An upscale Latin American style bistro offering a full range of unique menu items including entrees, burgers, starters and desserts. It is located on the downtown Bentonville Square. Table Mesa offers indoor and outdoor dining.

Table Mesa’s new Breakfast, Bakery and Burger spot offers yummy bakery items including scones, cookies and pastries, biscuit sandwiches, breakfast tacos, French Press coffee, teas, burgers, salads, soups and sandwiches.

The Hive $$

200 NE A St, (479) 286-6575

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Located in Bentonville’s 21C Museum Hotel, the Hive is under the direction of award-winning Chef Matthew McClure.

Refined country cooking with a focus on the traditional foods of Arkansas are featured.

Chef McClure makes use of locally sourced produce in his signature dishes.

You’re sure to have a memorable meal when you choose The Hive.  


Tusk & Trotter $$

110 SE A St, (479) 268-4494

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Rustic, but chic and located only a block off the Bentonville Downtown Square, this award-winning restaurant is designed to accommodate families, traveling gourmets or a group of friends wanting a place to be together.

Owner/chef, Rob Nelson, offers seasonal menus inspired by local fresh produce and other local ingredients.

Even picky eaters will be delighted as the menu is filled with options for everyone to enjoy.

Try the Fried Chicken and Waffles for a taste-treat you won’t soon forget.


Doe’s Eat Place $$$

2806 S Walton Blvd, (479) 254-8081

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Anyone would be hard pressed to find a better steak than those on the menu at Doe’s. Thick, juicy, flavorful, tender and cooked to perfection just the way you like them.

These steaks are enormous, and most will feed two. Once you try one of Doe’s mouthwatering steaks, you’ll be hooked for life.

Tavola Bentonville $$

108 SE A St, (479) 715-4738

Using fresh, quality ingredients, and serving consistently delicious Italian, Mediterranean and American food in stylish, cozy surroundings, Tavola Trattoria is an excellent Bentonville restaurant choice. Always delicious, any dish you choose will be unforgettable.

The staff is friendly, efficient and eager to make your experience with them a complete success. Open for lunch, and has a wonderful Sunday Brunch.

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