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What Do You Recommend Ordering at Bentley’s Grill?

Monday, April 13th, 2015
The Dagwood

The Dagwood is one of our Signature Favorite Sandwiches at Bentley’s Grill

These days, restaurant patrons have more options than ever when it comes to choosing where to dine, and what to order. Many of our guests do their research in advance and leave feedback of their experience on review sites like:

Yelp

Open Table

Urban Spoon

Trip Advisor

Yahoo

As restaurant, we value your feedback on these sites. We want to know what we are doing right, and what we could do better. In fact, our Chef reviews all of our guest input when working on our new menu items. We realize that we are not always perfect, but we aim to please and to earn your patronage.

We also appreciate knowing what your favorite menu items are. Next time you are wondering what to order, or looking to try something new, check out some of the recommendations from these guests we found on the review sites mentioned above.

Great Specials

Pan roasted smoked duck breast

Pan roasted smoked duck breast

“Had the duck special – it was perfectly cooked and delicately seasoned. A very enjoyable meal.”

“Grilled Steak Salad- this was a special on the menu, I loved it so much the first night that I decided to have it the second night. I recommended it to my dinner companion and she loved it too.

“Fabulous food!!! The roasted chicken with potatoes were wonderful! The chicken flavorful and moist, even the breast!! My husband has the pork tenderloin with pomegranate and garlic sauce, so much flavor in one bite!!”

Pork chop

Pork Chop at Bentley’s Grill

“Gotta Try the Crab Cakes”

“Have been three times now, every time they had very good food especially the crab cakes!!!”

“Great happy hour menu – gotta try the crab cake!!”

Dungeness & Rock Crab Cakes.

Our Crab Cakes are one of our most popular food items

Guests are Happy with our “Happy Hour” Specials

“The happy hour appetizers are delicious and could easily become a meal.”

“The service is always consistent friendly helpful staff. The food has always been pleasing as well price, and portion, I really enjoy the happy hour menu- cocktails….”

“Excellent lemon drop martini and the Best restaurant macaroni and cheese….We will be back!”

“The scallop and lobster crepe with the garlic cream sauce is perfect. The seared ahi is good, but very small pieces compared to many others. The goat cheese and romesco dip, I could have eaten a vat and not gotten sick of it.”

Coconut Prawns with Mango Salsa for Happy Hour @ Bentley's Grill daily from 4-6pm in bar

Coconut Prawns with Mango Salsa for Happy Hour @ Bentley’s Grill daily from 4-6pm in bar

 

Crispy zucchini fries

Have you tried our Crispy Zucchini Fries?

Ahi Tuna Bentley's Grill

Ahhhhhh….Seared Ahi Tuna. Mmmmmmm

Korean Lettuce Wraps & Veggie Stir Fry

Korean Lettuce Wraps

Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps are always a hit!

“Always come here when I’m in the area, usually for lunch. The veggie stir fry is really good and just recently tried the Korean chicken lettuce wraps which were great!”

“Just tried the Korean lettuce wraps they were spicy and slightly sweet. Try them.”

“The veggie stir fry is really good and just recently tried the Korean chicken lettuce wraps which were great!”

“The first night I had an appetizer which was a Korean lettuce wrap, slightly spicy but great.”

Vegi Stirfry

“Cheesecake to die for!”

Turtle chocolate cheesecake

Turtle Chocolate Cheesecake

Great Steaks

“My steak was cooked perfectly, garlic mashed potatoes and a side vegetable were great too.”

“This was an amazing steak! Yummmy and the mushrooms were heavenly. Toped it off with a bottle of wine and enjoyed my amazing room and hotel.”

Black Angus New York steak topped with blue cheese butter

Black Angus New York steak topped with blue cheese butter

 

Fine Dining Bentley's Grill

Burgers, Sandwiches & Fries

Bentley's Burger

Bentley’s Burger

“My husband ordered the Bentley burger and he ordered it med-rare and it came out exactly the way he wanted it with a plate full of fries. The fries were hot and crunchy and I was lucky he was willing to share.”

“I tried the Cubano sandwich. The sandwich is a treat: a taste sensation.”

“Their burger was very reasonably priced at something like $10-$11, and it was very good, the bun seemed homemade and really made the burger for me. Will definitely go back at some point!”

“…a Bentley Burger grilled exactly as ordered, well-done yet not dry and thin fries that had that perfect crispness.”

Fish & Chips

Fish and Chips

Chowder

“….it was the best clam chowder soup I had ever had.”

“The Thai Spice Mussels (special) were unbelievable….had the seafood chowder which was excellent.”

Seafood chowder

Oregon Rockfish

“I have eaten here on two occasions and have been very happy with both meals. The first day I had the Oregon Rockfish entree which was excellent. My second meal was the Free Range Chicken with roasted red potatoes.”

“Food choices arrived including a classic Caesar salad with chicken (the small size being perfect with the added meat), Oregon rockfish (moist, accompanied by veggies..delicious)…. All four of us left happy and full.”

Rockfish Bentley's Grill

Rockfish at Bentley’s Grill is a popular choice

Next time you dine with us, let us know how we’re doing! Ask your server about our daily specials and seasonal dishes. Hope to see you soon!

We Rock!! Bentley’s Grill Receives TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence! Again!

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Certificate of Excellence

For the second year in a row, we have been presented with a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site!

That’s right, we said travel.  Did you think TripAdvisor was only for hotels and resorts?

Nope!  The Certificate of Excellence celebrates excellence in all sectors of the hospitality industry including bed and breakfasts, bakeries, attractions, parks, museums, and restaurants like us!

Making You Happy Makes Us Happy.

Making You Happy Makes Us Happy.

This is a special honor because it is given only to businesses that consistently achieve outstanding guest reviews on TripAdvisor…..that means YOU!  Our customers!

Establishments awarded the Certificate of Excellence are located all over the world and represent the upper echelon of businesses listed on the website. To qualify for this award, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by TripAdvisor users.

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!  We are not 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 www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review to share your opinion.

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:

trip-advisor-cert

 

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 www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review 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

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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.

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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 soraida@bentleysgrill.com.

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!

Bentley's Grill

 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.