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Elegant and Easy Wedding Rehearsal Dinners at Bentley’s Grill

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Rehearsal Dinner Salem Oregon

Anyone planning wedding or celebration in the Downtown Salem, Oregon area should know that there is no better place to host your rehearsal dinner than Bentley’s Grill!

If you are searching for a rehearsal dinner venue that is elegant but not stuffy, provides service that is attentive but not overbearing, and features Northwest wines and cuisine in a convenient downtown Salem setting with free parking……you might want to check us out!

Our goal is to make every event special, no matter the occasion. The Bentley’s Grill catering team brings the Northwest’s freshest seasonal offerings to the table. Select items from our extensive menu or work with our staff to create a customized meal that you and your guests are sure to remember. Here is sneak peek at a sample rehearsal dinner menu:

First Course

(Please select one)
Classic Caesar Salad: Crisp romaine hearts, shaved parmesan cheese and roasted garlic croutons
tossed in our house made zesty Caesar dressing

Bentley’s House Salad: Mixed greens tossed in honey balsamic vinaigrette, topped with
sun dried tomatoes, grilled onion and roasted garlic croutons

Entrée Course

(Please select one)
Black Angus New York Steak: Open fire grilled to order and served with roasted garlic
mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables finished with your choice of…Red wine demi glace, Sauteed medley of farmed and foraged mushrooms, Oregon blue cheese butter

Steelhead: Fresh filet served over Herbed Risotto finished with warm Oregon white truffled Crab & Arugula Salad

Artichoke Chicken: Pan seared breast of chicken topped with a sauce of artichoke hearts, Roma tomatoes, capers, white wine and lemon, served over herb risotto with seasonal vegetables

Butternut Squash Ravioli: Tossed with sage– parmesan cream sauce and topped with crushed ameretti biscotti


(Please select one)
Crème Brulee with rolled gauffrette cookies

Dark Chocolate Marquise with hazelnut anglaise, local berry sauce

Rehearsal Dinners

We understand that every rehearsal dinner is different and we are here to accommodate your group and your wishes. But don’t take our word for it- just ask these happy customers who have shared these recent reviews:

“The atmosphere is great for small meetings; we visit frequently for business meals, friends getting together or even a romantic night out. I personally enjoy sitting by the firepit for ambience. When I end up in Salem, I can’t think of a better place to dine!”
-Jeff A. on Yelp

“We chose Bentley’s for a family dinner after our daughter’s graduation because of location. We will return for the food and service!”-Kathy B. on TripAdvisor

“Ever get the feeling like you want to run back to the chef and give him a high five? Well that’s how I felt while dining here at Bentley’s Grill.” -Cassandra E. on Yelp

“Bentley’s is a great place if you want to take someone special to impress, meet your friends for a drink or take business clients for lunch. Great atmosphere and with great food and drinks, definitely a winning combination.” -lcm51 on TripAdvisor

“A group of about 20 people was in our dinner party. We had a room to ourselves. The servers were very good and attentive, which can sometimes be a problem in large groups. Not here, everything was perfect.”-Cody P on TripAdvisor

“…I was absolutely astonished how wonderful everything was. From the employees, to the atmosphere, to the wine selection to the quality of the food.” -Buzz M. on Yelp


So which room is right for your rehearsal dinner? Here are some locations you can choose from:

The Liberty Room

  • Newest Private Dining Area inside Bentley’s Grill
  • Versatile seating arrangements
  • Can accommodate up to 30 people in a banquet setting
  • Ideal for Holiday Parties, Reunions, Business Luncheons, Rehearsal Dinners, Small Receptions, Birthday & Anniversary Parties

Wine Nook

  • Semi-private dining environment in Bentley’s Grill
  • Guests will enjoy the elegance and atmosphere of our restaurant
  • Perfect for smaller groups up to 15 people, birthday/anniversary celebrations, after hours cocktail party and more.

The Board Room

  • 1,204 square foot meeting room inside The Grand Hotel in Salem
  • Catering Available from Bentley’s Grill
  • Flexible, elegant, meeting space
  • Can accommodate up to 60 people
  • Ideal for corporate events, trainings, special events, and cocktail receptions.

The Marion Room

  • Spacious room inside the Grand Hotel in Salem
  • Can can accommodate up to 100 people
  • Available after 12pm each day
  • Ideal for corporate breakout space, luncheons, receptions, hosted dinners, hosted dinners, and more!!

For questions and space reservations, please contact Soraida Cross at 503-779-1413 or email

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Bentley’s Grill Serving Tasty Bites at the 2014 Deepwood Wine and Jazz Fest

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

Deepwood Wine and Jazz FestThe annual Deepwood Wine and Jazz Fest has grown into one of the most beloved local events of the summer, and we are honored to be a part of it once again!

This elegant affair features music, food and fine wines from local wineries and will take place in the beautiful gardens of Salem’s Historic Deepwood Estate Saturday June 28th, 2014 from 4-9pm.

Bentley’s Grill is proud to join other local gourmet food vendors to offer small plates priced at $5.00 or under selected to pair with the wines offered.

Participating wineries include: Abiqua Wine Vineyard, Ankeny Vineyard Winery, Arcane Cellars, Bradley Vineyards, Cubanisimo Vineyards, D’anu Wines, Gilgamesh Brewing, Hanson Vineyards, Honeywood Winery, J. Wrigley Vineyards, Keeler Estate Vineyard, Macindoe Family Cellars, Methven Family Vineyards & Winery, Nobel Estate Vineyard & Winery, Ribera Vineyards, Stangeland Vineyards, Trinity Vineyards, Willamette Valley Vineyards

This year’s event also features two stages with two fabulous performers: The Ivie-Meziere Band featuring Ellen Whyte … and Picante’ bringing Hot Latin Rhythms to the gardens!

The Deepwood Wine and Jazz Fest benefits the Friends of Deepwood, a non-profit organization preserving Historic Deepwood Estate, a Salem Oregon treasure. Tickets can be purchased at all 9 Roth’s Fresh Market locations beginning May 15, 2014 or by clicking here (scroll to the bottom of the page). For more information call (503) 363-1825 or email

Deepwood Estate

2014 Deepwood Wine and Jazz Fest
Saturday June 28th, 2014 4-9pm
Historic Deepwood Estate
12th & Mission Streets, Salem, Oregon
Free parking at 12th & Lee Streets

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Celebrate Oregon Wine Month With Us!

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Oregon Wine

Are you a fan of Oregon wine? If so, you probably may have heard that May is Oregon Wine Month!  Did you know that Oregon is home to more than 450 wineries and Oregon Wine is a $3 billion industry? That’s cause for celebration!

Oregon Wine Month was established by Gov. John Kitzhaber in 2012 to celebrate and support the growing community of Oregon winemakers. Throughout May, many of Oregon’s wineries will have special promotions, activities and tastings to celebrate.

OWMFeaturedMore than 150 wineries and tasting rooms will open their doors to the public May 23-25, 2014 for special tastings, food, entertainment, tours and more.

Click here for a list of events happening all month.

At Bentley’s Grill, we treat every month like Oregon Wine month! Willamette Valley wines have developed a reputation of being among the finest in the world, and many of it’s acclaimed wineries are right here in our own backyard!  Every second and fourth Wednesday, we feature a local winery from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.  Our featured wineries this month are:

May 14th – Eola Hills Wine Cellars

May 28th – Trinity Vineyards

This is a wonderful opportunity for our guests to enjoy wine from some of the best winemakers in our region. Special food pairings and happy hour options will also be available for purchase during the tasting.

Be sure to celebrate Oregon Wine Month by visiting your favorite winery, and purchasing Oregon wine at participating restaurants and retail locations.

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Namaste Vineyards & Willamette Valley Vineyards Are Featured Wineries in April!

Monday, April 7th, 2014

Wine Tasting

We are lucky to be in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country, where local wineries produce what many consider to be among the finest wines in the world!

There are so many wineries in fact, we decided to feature two of them every month at Bentley’s Grill.  Join us every second and fourth Wednesday of the month and taste new wines from our featured local winery from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Namaste Vineyards and Willamette Valley Vineyards are two of the most beloved wineries in Oregon and both will be here this month for a very special tasting just for Bentley’s Grill guests so mark your calendars:

April 9th – Namaste Vineyards Wine Tasting 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Namaste Vineyard is a local family owned winery that uses only the finest grapes handpicked from their six estate vineyards. Handcrafted in style, they strive to produce wines of great balance and complexity so each individual vineyard is able to express its true nature and unique character. Vintage after vintage, they are delighted to taste the delicate nuances each seasonal combination of summer sun and cool coastal breezes brings forth in their bountiful harvests.

April 23rd – Willamette Valley Vineyards Wine Tasting 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Willamette Valley Vineyards was founded in 1983 by Oregon native, Jim Bernau, with the dream of creating world-class Pinot Noir. It has grown from a bold idea into one of the region’s leading wineries, earning the title “One of America’s Great Pinot Noir Producers,” from Wine Enthusiast Magazine. All the vineyards, the Estate Vineyard, Tualatin Estate, and Elton vineyard, have been certified sustainable through LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe programs since 1997. Willamette Valley Vineyards also produces wines under the Griffin Creek and Tualatin Estate labels.

Special food pairings and happy hour options will also be available for purchase during the tasting.*This schedule is subject to change at any time without notice, please contact us at (503) 779-1660 for information.

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Another Sensational St. Patrick’s Day Celebration at Bentley’s Grill!

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

In case you haven’t noticed, St. Patty’s Day is kind of a big deal around here.  We do it up big each year with Irish food, cocktails, beer, and lots of spirit.

Just check out the video below posted in an article about the Salem Firefighters Pipes & Drums corps on the Statesman Journal this week!

Thanks for everyone who joined us on Monday!  If  you missed our St. Patty’s day celebration this year, here is what you missed:


Salem Professional Firefighters Pipes & Drums did not disappoint!

We were all smiles as we got into the spirit! Nice kilt Justin!


Jess & Abby kept everything running smoothly at the bar!


Traditional Irish menu…nom nom!


Corned beef & cabbage- Bentley’s Grill style. YUM!

Photos by Kristi Reed