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Our New Happy Hour Menu Will Make You Even Happier!

Thursday, December 4th, 2014
Zucchini Fries with chipotle ranch just added to our new Happy Hour Menu.

Zucchini Fries with chipotle ranch just added to our new Happy Hour Menu.

Just when you thought our “Happy Hour” couldn’t get any happier, Bentley’s Grill has added DELICOUS new menu items!

Our new happy hour menu features many of our classic favorites and new menu items with the Northwest diner in mind. Pairs these dishes with our specialty cocktails or a selection off our extensive Oregon beer and wine list to enhance your dining experience.

Our daily Happy Hour is 4-6 p.m. All food must be consumed on premises (no to go orders). Follow our Facebook Page and Instagram feed to get the lowdown on our weekly Lounge Lizard Monday, Tuesday Tini and Wednesday Ladies Night specials!

Dungeness & Rock Crab Cakes.

A classic! Dungeness Crab Cake.

Korean Lettuce Wraps

Just added to our Happy Hour menu- Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Roasted Chicken Quesadilla- with Jack and cheddar cheeses, lime crema and salsa casera

Dungeness Crab Cake-Accompanied by Asian slaw, pickled ginger and tobiko aioli

Classic Caesar Salad-Crisp romaine leaves, shaved parmesan and roasted garlic croutons

Baked Goat Cheese & Romesco- With toasted garlic ciabatta

Happy Hour Salad- An ever changing selection featuring the freshest ingredients of the season!

Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps- Crispy fried garlic and chili marinated chicken tossed in Korean BBQ sauce, topped with spicy cucumber kimchi

Roasted Garlic Polenta Cakes- Grilled and topped with basil pesto

Zucchini Fries- Dipped in tempura and seasoned flour, fried golden and served with chipotle aioli

Mediterranean Salad- Garbanzo beans, Kalamata olives, cucumbers and roma tomatoes in lemon vinaigrette, topped with feta cheese

Coconut Prawns- Gulf shrimp coconut crusted, served with mango and pineapple salsa

Bay Shrimp Cocktail- Oregon bay shrimp with classic cocktail sauce, garnished with fresh lemon

Seasonal Soup- A cup of our house made selection

Pair the above with one of our specialty cocktails for the true Bentley’s Grill “Happy Hour” experience!

The “Grand “ Margarita- Don Julio Blanco Tequila, Tuaca and Grand Marnier, shaken and served on the rocks with all the usual trimmings

Bentley’s Flirtini- Stoli Strasberi vodka with Cointreau, pineapple and cranberry juices, shaken and served on the stem, finished with a float of champagne

TLC- Tanqueray English gin, muddles limes and tonic, served on the rocks with a slice of cucumber

Bentley Breeze- Absolut and Absolut Citron vodkas with Chambord black raspberry liqueur, sour mix, muddled lime, lemon and orange slices, served in a chilled martini glass

Toasted Almond- Ciroc Amaretto Vodka and Kahlua Coffee Liqueur with a dash of cream, served on a swirled chocolate stem

Electric Lemonade- Ketel One Citroen Vodka, DeKuyper Blue Curacao, muddled oranges and lemons with a splash of lemonade, served on the rocks

Chocolate Addiction Martini- Absolut Vanilia, Godiva liqueur, Kahlua, chocolate syrup and a dash of cream, served on the stem

Raspberry Pear Sidecar- Wild Roots Raspberry Infused Vodka andn Clear Creek Pear Brandy, shaken with muddled lemons and served on a sugar rimmed stem

What to Pair with Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps?

Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

Korean Lettuce Wraps

To get the most out of your dining experience, it’s important to pair your meal with the right wine. To help our guests navigate their way through our wine and food menu, we have asked our Wine Steward, Mark Jacklich, to share some of his recommendations. Here is his latest recommendation featuring a popular dish off our new Happy Hour Menu!

Mark’s Food and Wine Pairing of the Month

This month I would like to highlight a popular item that has hit the menu recently, the “Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps”.

This appetizer features chicken marinated in garlic and chili then *crispy fried and tossed in a savory Korean BBQ sauce.  The dish is then topped with house made spicy cucumber Kimchi and sesame seeds. Kimchi is a traditional fermented Korean side dish made of vegetables with a variety of seasonings. It is often described as spicy and sour.

The wine paring I suggest with this dish is our dry 2011 Brooks Riesling.

Brookes Riesling

With flavors of Bartlet pear, honey and lemon, this wine is medium bodied with great acidity and a dry finish that makes it a perfect counter part to the complex flavors of the Korean Chicken Lettuce Wrap.  Enjoy!

*There is a gluten free option on this dish where we skip the crispy fried part and pan sear instead.

Bentley’s Grill has one of the most extensive selection of Oregon wines in our region.  We hope you will come in and try this pairing, or check with Mark for other suggested pairings and ideas.   Learn more about our wines in Wine Notes with Mark. Enjoy!

If You Thought We Were Good Before, Just Wait Until You Try New Lunch Menu!

Thursday, November 6th, 2014
Cobb Salad

Cobb Salad

What happens when you take our classic favorites like “The Bentley’s Burger” and “The Dagwood” and combine it with our newest menu items like our Harissa Steak Salad and made-from-scratch soups with seasonal ingredients?  Only the best lunch menu ever!  We recently revealed our NEW lunch menu and the feedback has been overwhelming!

We could tell you about it, or we can show you!  Warning- these photos can cause extreme cravings and an overwhelming desire to eat lunch at Bentely’s Grill.  Please transport yourself to the restaurant at your earliest opportunity as calmly and orderly as possible. 

Items from our new lunch menu are available Monday-Saturday 11am- 4pm, along with other delicious and amazing lunch specials that you just have to taste for yourself!  Follow our Facebook Page and Instagram feed to see some of our popular lunch specials.

Join our E-Club today to start receiving special discounts and coupon codes!

Pulled Pork Sandwich

Pulled Pork Sandwich topped with Tillamook cheddar cheese, Memphis slaw and frizzled onions at Bentleys Grill.

Harissa Steak Salad.

Harissa Steak Salad.


 fish and chips

fish and chips


Greek Shrimp Salad

Dagwood Sandwich

Dagwood Sandwich

Greek Chicken Salad

Greek Chicken Salad- Free Range grilled chicken breast over a spinach Greek salad with feta cheese, kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, red and yellow peppers, cucumbers and tossed with a lemon vinaigrette.

Dungeness & Rock Crab Cakes.

Dungeness & Rock Crab Cakes.


Bentley's Burger

Bentley’s Burger



Featured Pairing of the Month: Pan Roasted Smoked Duck Breast with Stafford Hill 2011 Tempranillo

Friday, October 24th, 2014
Salem Oregon Fine Dining

Pan Roasted Smoked Duck Breast with Marsala Jus, Saffron Risotto and Grilled asparagus

We know that pairing the right wine with your dish can enhance your dining experience which is why we have asked our Wine Steward, Mark Jacklich, to share some of his recommendations.

One of Bentley’s new specials is Pan Roasted Smoked Duck Breast with Marsala Jus, Saffron Risotto and Grilled asparagus. Mark suggests pairing this dish with Stafford Hill 2011 Tempranillo.

Stafford Hill 2011 Tempranillo

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Stafford Hill is a second label under Holloran Vineyard Wines, which is a winery in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of West Salem. Stafford Hill use the same vineyard sources as well as the hand-on, traditional, small production regimen as Holloran Vineyard Wines.

This wine offers good weight in the mid-palate with out being over powering.  The wine pairs well with this dish because it finishes dry with subtle nuances and depth on a lingering finish while offering a pleasant flavor contrast.

Bentley’s Grill has one of the most extensive selection of Oregon wines in our region.  We hope you will come in and try this pairing, or check with Mark for other suggested pairings and ideas.   Learn more about our wines in Wine Notes with Mark. Enjoy!

Taste Chateau Bianca & Namaste Vineyards at Bentley’s Grill this Month!

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

“The Oregon Wine region has become synonymous with high quality Pinot Noir, and rightfully so,….. Within the Willamette Valley, there are six sub appellations all with their own sub climate and terroir. The single vineyard Pinot Noirs from these areas are some of the highest rated wines in our Oregon Wine Reviews.” -Posted by wine reviewer Paul Gregutt on

Chateau Bianca

Namaste Vineyards Wine Tasting October 22, 2014

Namaste Vineyards Wine Tasting October 22, 2014

At Bentley’s Grill, we support the Oregon wine movement!  That is why we host wine tastings from local wineries every other Wednesday from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.

Stop on by every second and fourth Wednesday of the month and taste new wines from our featured winery.  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.

Our featured wineries this month are:

Oct. 8  5 p.m.-6 p.m. Chateau Bianca

Located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Chateau Bianca offers a variety of premium whites and reds as well as some additional niche products. Winemaker Andreas Wetzel’s attention to detail consistently results in many prestigious wine awards. Andreas’ great-grandfather began wine production in the region of Wurzburg, Germany. This love of winemaking continues, four generations later, here in the United States. Experience the Wetzel family’s passion for fine wine by enjoying the fruits of their labor! Click here to learn more and Like them on Facebook!

Oct. 22  5 p.m.-6 p.m. Namaste Vineyards

Award Winning. Hand-Crafted. Limited Production. Family Owned. Need we say more? Namaste Vineyards use only the finest grapes handpicked from our six estate vineyards that are nestled on gently rolling hills in the world renowned Willamette Valley region of Oregon and from exclusive others. “From our vineyard to your table every meal is enhanced with the right bottle of wine and we are thankful for this invitation to dine with you.”
Visit to learn more & Like them on Facebook.

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

Nov. 12th Cubanisimo
Nov. 24th Willamette Valley Vineyards
Dec. 10th Eola Hills Wine Cellars