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Your Favorite Appetizers, Drinks and Entrees at Bentley’s Grill

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

“I’ll Have What They’re Having!”

One of the advantages of living in the digital age is the ability to decide which dish you’d like to order before you even set foot in the door of a restaurant!

Whether you’re a meal pre-planner or a try-your-luck kind of a diner it can never hurt to see what people are saying. Many of our guests are able to find photos and read real reviews about our dishes before they come in. To save you some time, we thought we’d share some of these recommendations with you!


Favorite Appetizers

Best Crab Cakes in Salem

Crab Cakes

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

“The crab cakes. Goodness. Best ever. “

“I highly recommend their steak, burger, crab cakes and pork chop.”

 “I ended up ordering their crab cakes and they were amazing!  They were mostly crab and didn’t have a lot of filler.”


Northwest Clam Chowder

“The second night appetizer we shared a bowl of the Northwest Seafood Chowder – this is definitely a must try – our daughter says this is now her favorite ‘soup’ “

“I had a cup of Northwest seafood chowder and the filet mignon, both were delicious and my steak was cooked to my order. “

“Bentley’s attentive staff, fresh foods and delicious seafood chowder make this a great place to have a good visit with friends while enjoying a meal in a lovely atmosphere.”


Baked Goat Cheese and Romesco

“The latest time we started with the baked goat cheese in romesco sauce appetizer, it was delicious!”

“The goat cheese and romesco dip, I could have eaten a vat and not gotten sick of it.”

“The Goat Cheese, Romesco Sauce, and Crispy Bread were delightful as well.”


Favorite Entrees

Black Angus New York steak with melted blue cheese butter, mashed potatoes and vegetables

New York Steak

“Both my wife and I had the Black Angus New York Steak with roasted garlic mashed potatoes and seasonal vegetables – again an A-MAZING dish! Phenomenal!!”

“The steaks are always cooked perfectly and last night was no exception.”

“…it had perfect marbling, a nice crust, and cooked to a perfect medium rare (the way all steak SHOULD be cooked).  Served at a 30 degree angle, resting on a serving of garlic mashed, I was in pure heaven.  One of the best steaks I’ve ever had.  “


Free Range Chicken

“My favorite so far is the free range chicken with potatoes and veggies. Ask for the Dijon sauce on the side: you’ll get more of this amazing “gravy” that you can dip your chicken in. Best ever.”

“Myself I had the Free Range Chicken with sautéed medley of farmed and foraged mushrooms – A-Mazing!”

“Fabulous food!!! The roasted chicken with potatoes were wonderful! The chicken flavorful and moist, even the breast!!”


Pork Rack Chop

“Eating at Bentley’s is a real treat. The double thick porkchop is cooked to perfection. “


Favorite Drinks


“I met a friend for lunch and had the best Absolut dirty martini. Nice big fat olives and wonderful flavor.”

“The Oregon Pinot Noir wine was to die-for and the service was attentive and kind.”

“The martini offerings were good and they were excellent.”

“…And finally, both evenings we enjoyed their “Grand” Margarita, grand, very grand!”


What They Love About Our Restaurant

Fire Pit at Bentley's Grill

“The food, ambiance and the service were first rate. If we were back in the Salem region we would visit Bentley’s.”

“If you have an event to hold, I highly recommend working with Bentley’s Grill.”

“There is a lovely firepit in the center of the restaurant to warm you up during cold rainy days, I tried a lot of different dishes, and loved them all. I don’t think you can go wrong with anything you order.”

“Needless to say, both evenings were spectacular; seating was immediate, ambiance great for ANY occasion, and the staff was extra friendly and provided great service even when things got to be a bit busy. This restaurant is a must-try if you are in the Salem area!!!”


If you’re so inclined we’d love to have your thoughts too! This feedback is greatly appreciate by us and extremely useful.

As our chefs create new items for the menu they consider and review guest input which means YOU can play a crucial role in the next great dish at Bentley’s Grill! Feel free to review us at any of the following websites:


Open Table

Urban Spoon

Trip Advisor


Bentley’s Grill is Among Gerry Frank’s Picks!

Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Gerry Frank

Gerry Frank. Photo via;

It’s been a great month at Bentley’s Grill! We were thrilled to see that our restaurant received a big time shout-out from writer Gerry Frank in February 5th edition of The Oregonian/OregonLive.

“Whether you’re visiting for lunch, dinner or a drink in the lounge, Bentley’s offers a creative spin on traditional fare. Their innovative lunch and dinner menus reflect a Northwest-inspired cuisine with occasional Asian flavors in select dishes. Much of their focus remains on choice steak, fresh seafood like Oregon bay shrimp, pastas and salads – hearty and light. Their crab cakes are an especially good choice of appetizer and the Korean chicken lettuce wraps are quite popular amongst the regulars.”-Gerry Frank

Click here to read the entire story on The Oregonian.

This is high praise coming from the guy that literally wrote the book on Oregon living (seriously, check out the bestseller, Gerry Frank’s Oregon sometime)! Gerry also writes a regular column for the Oregonian, Gerry Frank’s picks, where the Oregon guru shares his recommendations on local gems worth checking out along with a bit of Oregon history and trivia.

A special thanks goes out to Gerry Frank and The Oregonian for featuring us!

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:


Open Table

Urban Spoon

Trip Advisor


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


“….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 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:



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