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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.

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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

Sharing is Caring! Share Your Bentley’s Grill Experience With Others!

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
Now you can follow us on Instragram! Click on the photo connect.

Now you can follow us on Instragram! Click on the photo connect.

As a local business, nothing means more to us than our customer’s feedback.  We are thrilled to see so many ways our guests can follow up with us about their experience in our restaurant.

Whether it’s TripAdvisor, OpenTable, Urban Spoon Yelp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and everything in between- there is a place for our guests to connect with us.

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!

Share photos of your Bentley's Grill experience!

Share photos of your Bentley’s Grill experience!

Here are some of our favorite reviews that have come in recently

“This is my favorite place to go in Salem. The décor is beautiful, it’s quite and intimate enough for a romantic dinner yet they cater to families as well. They have a great selection of wine and the price of food is outstanding for what you get……Bentley’s blows the competition out of the water with the quality of both atmosphere and food.”

-Posted on Yelp by “Carlie B.” from Salem, OR 9/12/2014

“Bentley’s Grill has a very warm and welcoming atmosphere with lots of dark wood and soft lighting. A huge circular stone fireplace in the middle of the front dining section adds to the cozy atmosphere. A separate dining area can be reserved for special occasions, in this instance for an upcoming engagement dinner……Both of us were in a pasta mood and two of the selections caught our attention: Gorgonzola Butternut Squash Ravioli tossed with sage–parmesan cream sauce and topped with crushed ameretti biscotti. The second one: Chicken Fettuccine with breast of chicken, broccoli, leeks, garlic, thyme and sun-dried tomatoes tossed with fettuccine in a white wine Alfredo sauce. Both dishes were excellent…….The next time we visit Salem, Bentley’s Grill will be our restaurant of choice and we look forward to sampling more of their menu. 

Posted by the Daring Gourmet, food and travel blogger from Seattle Washington on Urban Spoon 8/23/14

“Excellent place for wine and great food……We were staying in the Grand Hotel for four days and ate at Bentley’s twice as well as had drinks in the bar area. It’s very lovely, dark wood, huge old fashioned bar. Great service. Amazing wine list!!! Our dinners were delicious and our experience overall was great!!!” -Posted by “TravelingHobos” from Colorado on Trip Advisor 9/28/2014

We had a lovely 36th anniversary dinner at Bentley’s Grill. Our hotel (the Grand Hotel in Salem) provided a 10% discount card. It was nice to walk across the lobby to the restaurant. Our server was Bailey. She was attentive and knowledgeable about the menu. We started with Baked Goat Cheese & Romesco. With toasted garlic ciabatta. It was served in a small skillet and was quite tasty. I had the daily special: Steelhead grilled and served over parmesan risotto with fresh vegetables. It was delicious. Husband had OREGON ROCKFISH: Fresh fillet topped with parmesan-herbed bread crumbs,served with lemon beurre blanc, risotto and seasonal vegetables. He ate every bite. We shared dessert: Currant Bread Pudding with spiced rum anglaise and coffee ice cream. The pudding was house made and yummy. The restaurant comped our dessert as it was our anniversary. Very classy.” -Posted by Lori W from Redmond OR on Trip Advisor 8/22/2014