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Our Quest for Excellence: Bentley’s Grill Recently Honored as a Top Performing Restaurant!

Friday, September 27th, 2013

You may have noticed a special badge on our website recently that looks a lot like this:



That’s right! Bentley’s Grill joined the ranks of our fellow Vip’s Industries Inc. properties, Grand Hotel in Salem and Grand Hotel Bridgeport, in an elite category for hospitality businesses: 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence recipients.

But wait, you thought TripAdvisor was only for hotels and resorts, right? Actually, the Certificate of Excellence award recognizes businesses with outstanding reviews by TripAdvisor travelers in all sectors of the hospitality industry including restaurants, bed and breakfasts, bakeries, attractions, parks and museums and more.

We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor!

It’s an honor to be recognized by the world’s largest travel site* for hospitality excellence, but it is an even greater honor to receive this award that is based solely on feedback from those who matter most – YOU-our customers!

We love our customers!  Thank you for your great reviews!

We love our customers! Thank you for your support!

Hey, we are not saying that we are always perfect, but we strive for perfection and your feedback helps us to grow and to serve you even better. Let us know how we are doing!  Visit to share your opinion.

Here are some of our favorite reviews that have come in recent weeks:

“Wonderful food and wonderful ambience”
…….everything about the food and service is absolutely perfect….

“Not your typical menu”
A nice choice of menu items. From Mac & Cheese to Scallops. They even had some gluten free items. Each ordered meal was delicious!

“Pretty Good Menu and Service”
Always specials, always a wine flight, always a nice setting. Bentley’s is our go-to restaurant downtown in Salem.

A comfortable place to enjoy a meal”
This is the type of restaurant where the atmosphere fits your style of dress. If you’re in shorts it is a casual restaurant, if you’re in dress slacks you feel like you’re in a little more formal restaurant. You are made to feel welcome whatever your attire. The food on the regular menu is your basic steak, pasta, burger, etc. the specials can be a little more adventuresome. I had a risotto topped with a lobster tail that was very good and quite reasonably priced.

“Nice restaurant with good prices and terrific wine list”
The atmosphere was nice, the service very friendly, the wine reasonably priced with a terrific selection and a knowledgeable wine server. I would go out of my way to eat here again.

*Source: comScore Media Metrix for TripAdvisor Sites, worldwide, March 2013

Now is the Time to Book Your Space for Upcoming Fall and Holiday Events!

Friday, August 30th, 2013


We know, we know…. it’s Labor Day weekend and we are already talking about the holidays! However, when it comes to planning a seamless event or party, timing is everything.

Got an event coming up? Holiday party? Reunion? Rehearsal dinner? Here is some advice: Space tends to fill up during the months of November and December so now is the time to start booking your event space!

We have some of the most beautifully appointed event spaces in Willamette Valley. The event spaces at Bentley’s Grill and The Grand Hotel Salem are perfect for everything from holiday parties to wedding receptions, rehearsal dinners to reunions, we can even accommodate corporate meetings.

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.


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

The Liberty Room

  • New Private Dining Area inside Bentley’s Grill
  • Versatile seating arrangements
  • Can accommodate up to 45 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!!

Your event guests will also enjoy free covered parking, free Wifi, convenient downtown Salem location, and a flexible and knowledgable event staff.  Just hear what the others have to say their experience (reviews posted on TripAdvisor)

“Excellent food or drink” Very nice venue that provides good food at an affordable price. Dark wood enhances the atmosphere. The bar area is extensive and the drinks are excellent. Meet friends for drinks or sit down to a delicious meal that will remind you of great times. Check it out!

“Good dinner, nice atmosphere” It was a quiet, nicely decorated restaurant right in our hotel. Great comfort food- good wine.

“A comfortable place to enjoy a meal” This is the type of restaurant where the atmosphere fits your style of dress. If you’re in shorts it is a casual restaurant, if you’re in dress slacks you feel like you’re in a little more formal restaurant. You are made to feel welcome whatever your attire

“Delicious”-The food, the ambiance, and the service all hit the nail on the head. The Oregon salmon was exquisite: Grilled over risotto with arugula and shrimp. The atmosphere is warm an inviting. Wide range of menu items.

Don’t wait too long! For questions and space reservations, please contact Soraida Cross at 503-779-1413 or email

Best Ambiance Restaurants in Portland, Oregon on OpenTable!

Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Bentley’s Grill received some exciting news!  We are already proud of our outstanding wines, menu & service,  so you can imagine how happy we were to learn that we have been recognized onOpenTable’s Diners’ Choice Awards in the Best Ambiance Restaurants – Portland / Oregon category.

In fact, we are in the top 3!  This is a great honor considering all of the fine restaurants in the Portland and Salem area.  However, when you dine with our cozy fire pit and open kitchen as the backdrop, or unwind in our Lounge Bar, it is easy to see why our Open Table diners agree!

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 Diners’ Choice lists are generated from Dining Feedback Forms provided to OpenTable diners once their online reservations have been confirmed as “seated” by the restaurant. Using the Diner Feedback Form, people rate the restaurants and identify any specific characteristics, such as “romantic,” or “great for groups.”  Here is how it works:

Diner's choice awards

We are proud of the glowing reviews that many of our diners post about us in Open Table!  Please visit our Open Table site.

OpenTable is a leading provider of free, real-time online restaurant reservations for diners and reservation and guest management solutions for restaurants. OpenTable has more than 27,000 restaurant customers, and, since its inception in 1998, has seated more than 400 million diners around the world.

Salem Block Nominated in Annual Best of the Mid-Valley Poll

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Salem Block Nominated in 2012 Best of the Mid-Valley Poll

It’s that time of year again!  The Statesman Journal is asking readers to vote for their favorite people, businesses and things to do in Marion and Polk counties in their annual Best of the Mid-Valley Poll .

Last year more than  819,000 votes were tallied in the 2011 Statesman Journal Best of the Mid-Valley Poll and The Grand Hotel in Salem was voted “Best Hotel ” while Bentley’s Grill won first place in “Best Creative Cocktails” and “Best Business Lunch” for the second year in a row.

We are pleased to tell you Bentley’s Grill, The Salem Convention Center and The Grand Hotel in Salem have again been nominated in several categories and we need your help!  Please visit the Statesman Journal Best of the Mid-Valley 2012 Poll before Sunday, April 8 and cast your vote! We have some very big competition and it would be an honor to win “Best Of” in any of these categories:

Salem Conference Center is nominated for

  • Best Wedding Venue
  • Best Use of Social Media
  • Best Caterer
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Green Business

The Grand Hotel in Salem is nominated for

  • Best Hotel
  • Best Green Business
  • Best Customer Service
  • Best Use of Social Media

Bentley’s Grill is nominated for

  • Best Restaurant
  • Best Family Restaurant
  • Most Creative Cocktails
  • Friendliest staff
  • Best Business Lunch
  • Best Happy Hour
  • Best Burger
  • Best Romantic Dinner
  • Best Place To Impress a First date
  • Best Use of Social Media

Voting for the 2012 Best of the Mid-Valley Poll ends on Sunday, April 8th. The winners will be announced on Sunday, April 29th.

Please spread the word and remember you can vote everyday….Thank you for supporting us!