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Annual St. Patty’s Day Celebration Featuring the Salem Professional Firefighters Pipes & Drum is a Local Favorite!

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Salem Professional Firefighters Pipes & Drums are always a treat!

Bentley’s Grill is THE place to be for Saint Patrick’s Day on Tuesday March 17, 2015! Come out, join the party and bring all your friends with you. Good food, great specials and the best wine selections available in downtown Salem. RSVP TODAY: 503-779-1660.

Our annual St. Patty’s Day celebration will be on Tuesday March 17th and will include Irish-influenced meals such as chicken wings tossed in Guinness stout barbecue sauce, Guinness-braised short ribs, Corned Beef and Cabbage, and so much more.  We can’t wait to reveal our delicious St. Patty’s Day drink specials, you won’t want to miss out!


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

While our guests always enjoy our Irish inspired menu and Drink Specials, it is perhaps the spirited performances by the Salem Professional Firefighters Pipes & Drums that everyone seems to enjoy the most. Decked in full kilt regalia, the Great Highland bagpipe and Highland pipe-band style drumming band never disappoints.

The annual Salem Professional Firefighters Pipes & Drum St. Patty’s Day Pub Crawl has been a favorite local tradition since the organization launched in 2008. The purpose of the organization is to support the Salem Professional Firefighters by performing at parades, memorials, fire department functions, and other civic and community events as requested.

On their way into Bentley’s Grill! Image Credit: The Salem Professional Firefighters Pipes & Drums

All of the musicians are Salem firefighters, but it is not an official function of the fire department. And none of them knew how to hold a bagpipe, let alone play one, when they joined the corps.“Our main mission, though, is to honor firefighters and public-service officers through their promotions, graduations from the firefighting academy, retirements and memorials,” says Station No. 4 Battalion Chief Cord Von Derahe in this Statesman Journal article.

See them here on St. Patrick’s Day March 17, 2015 from 4:00-5:00 PM and again from 8:00 PM to 9:00 PM. Here are some pictures from previous events on The Salem Block. Learn more about the organization and how you can support them at

If you have not made your reservations, be sure to call 503-779-1660 or book online.

Celebrate Fat Tuesday February 17th here at Bentley’s Grill!

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Tuesday, February 17th is known all over the world as Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras, the festival New Orleans is famous for; but if can’t make it down to the French Quarter this year, celebrate Mardi Gras with us at our annual Fat Tuesday celebration!

We are  bringing in the spirit of New Orleans with delicious Cajun food &  Drink specials!

Fat Tuesday, or Mardi Gras, occurs on the day before Ash Wednesday and is a day of celebration and the opportunity to enjoy that favorite food or beverage that you give up for Lent.

New Orleans has made this celebration famous and has a long standing tradition of wearing Mardi Gras beads and giving them to others. So Bentley’s will of course be providing Mardi Gras beads!!!

You don’t have to be in New Orleans to have a great time on Fat Tuesday!!   Come to Bentley’s for some fun!If you know of another party as cool as this one, we’d be surprised! Make your reservations today!!

Best Wines to Pair With Valentine’s Day Dinner

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Valentine's Day

Through the years, our restaurant has become an increasingly popular destination for couples to spend a special night out. Perhaps it’s our downtown location, delicious food, cozy atmosphere, full service lounge bar or a combination of all the above. We almost forgot to mention our wine bar offering more than 200 premier red and white wines by the bottle and over 40 by the glass!

Inside the Restaurant

When couples are looking for the finest in Willamette Valley fare, they come to us. Valentine’s Day weekend is around the corner and we recommend making your reservations as soon as possible by calling (503) 779-1660.

To get the most out of your dining experience, we have some tips to help you pair your meal with the right wine. Our Wine Steward, Mark Jacklich, is here to help our guests navigate their way through our wine and food menu.

Arygle 2010 Brut Rose

“Valentines day is always a good reason to share some bubbly with that special person that is near and dear to your heart,” says Mark. “Arygle 2010 Brut Rose almost goes hand in hand with this special day.”

Arygle 2010 Brut Rose was reviewed by Wine Spectator gave it a score of 91 points and described it as “delicate wisps of watermelon, rhubarb and loamy earth combine enticingly in the aromas and flavors of this delicate and dry rosé sparkler”.

Stolen Kisses

Another wine Mark suggests for your lovely evening out is “Stolen Kisses” by Treos. This wine is predominately a Pinot Gris with a “slight kiss” of Muscat. Wine Spectator says, “Stolen Kisses is a deliciously refreshing wine with a blissful aroma and a touch of sweetness that lingers on the lips and in your memory”.

Dine with us on Valentine’s Day when Bentley’s Grill will offer Stolen Kisses by the glass as well as an irresistible cocktail topped with St. Germain Elderflower liqueur and a twist. Make your reservations now!

More Great Wines to Sample at Bentley’s Grill in 2015!

Friday, January 9th, 2015
Cubanisimo Wine Tasting

Debra from Cubanisimo Vineyards at a recent wine tasting

Stop by Bentley’s Grill the second and fourth Wednesday of the month and indulge in a fantastic wine tasting hosted by our featured winery from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Plan to stay for dinner (reservations recommended) and satisfy your palette by pairing it with seasonal Pacific Northwest cuisine.

Our wine tastings are a wonderful occasion for our guests to enjoy wine from some of the best winemakers in our region. During the tasting events, guests can also enjoy special food pairings and happy hour.

Seasons Cellars, one of Southern Oregon’s newest wineries, kicked things off yesterday.

Season Cellars Wine Tasting

Did you miss out? No worries. We have lined up some of our regions top wineries this year. All tastings are between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please note, this schedule is subject to change without notice.

Bentley's Grill Wine Tastings

January 28th: Van Duzer Vineyards
February 11th Bethel Heights Vineyard
February 25th: Firesteed Cellars
March 11th: Pudding River Wine Cellars
March 25th: Johan Vineyards
April 8th: St. Innocent Winery
April 22nd: Left Coast Cellars
May 13th: Mahonia Vineyard
May 27th: Chateau Bianca Winery
June 10th: Cubanisimo Vineyards
June 24th:Namaste Vineyards
July 8th: Willamette Valley Vineyards
July 22nd: Van Duzer Vineyards
August 12th: Eola Hills Wine Cellars
August 26th: Bethel Heights Vineyard

Join Us for an Eola Hills Wine Tasting December 10th!

Monday, December 1st, 2014
Eola Hills Winery

Photo @ Eola Hills Winery on Facebook

“Wine is bottled poetry.”-Robert Louis Stevenson

The holiday season is here, another successful harvest season has concluded and it’s time to celebrate! We hope you will join us once again for our popular wine tastings from local wineries every other Wednesday from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Stop by Bentley’s Grill & The Grand Hotel in Salem lobby on Wednesday, December 10th (no tasting on December 24th) for our final wine tasting of 2014!

This is a wonderful opportunity for our guests to enjoy wine from some of the best winemakers in our region. During the tasting events, guests can also enjoy special food pairings and happy hour.

Bentley's Grill Salem Oregon

Our featured winery this month is:

Eola Hills December 10, 2014 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Eola Hills produces award winning red and white wines from Oregon wine country. Established in 1986 by founder Tom Huggins, Eola Hills Wine Cellars owns and farms sustainably managed vineyards in the Eola-Amity AVA just west of Salem, Oregon. Their best-known wines include Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurtztraminer, and limited quantity Reserve and Late Harvest dessert bottlings. The winery even has their own custom Christmas Wine Reindeer Label Series. To learn more, view their Wine Catalog and join their Wine Club

Can’t make it this month? Here’s whats coming up next month!

January 14, 2015 Cherry Hill
January 28, 2015 Van Duzer