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TripAdvisor Awards Bentley’s Grill with Certificate of Excellence for the 3rd Year in a Row!

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Certificate of Excellence

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

Now in its 5th year, the prestigious Certificate of Excellence award recognizes establishments that consistently earn great TripAdvisor reviews from travelers.

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 restaurants like us! In fact restaurants account for 52% of Certificate of Excellence winners.

This is a special honor because it is given only to businesses that consistently achieve outstanding guest reviews on TripAdvisor like these:

“The restaurant was extremely helpful and clearly knew the drill making it so easy for me to make decisions. We had our own room called the Wine Nook for 11 people. They had a separate table for delicious appetizers and one for gifts. It was intimate without being claustrophobic. Everyone loved their meal. We had 4 choices and the portions were very hearty. The meat and fish were perfectly cooked. Service by Amber was attentive without being over intrusive. They tailored the menu to congratulate our Willamette graduate. Earlier in the weekend we did wine tasting to chose our wine- which added to the fun. – Karla A May 19, 2015

“The restaurant has a very nice selection of entrees to choose from as well as Soup of the day which was delicious, seafood choices, steaks, etc. I can tell you, I didn’t have a meal that wasn’t excellent.” -pam15801 May 14, 2015

“Bentley’s Grill in the Salem Convention Center was the choice location for a group of British women recently. We meet bi-monthly in friends’ homes but sometimes venture out on the town for a meal. I decided to see how America presented “Fish & Chips” and requested the sweet potato option. When my plate was served, it received “Oohs and Aahs” from the group who all wanted a taste! It was so good, that after sharing, (and eating a small portion) I had the rest boxed up for my husband to taste! I know a group of ladies who will be returning, and I can imagine what their order will be….. And guess where my husband and I will be going and what we will be ordering?” -BritLadyKeizer April 6, 2015


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 being recognized in 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.

Salem Restaurant Week Coming to a Restaurant Near You August 2-11, 2013

Monday, July 29th, 2013

Celebrate Salem Restaurant Week at Bentley’s Grill
August 2-11
3 courses for $29.00

Salem Restaurant WeekSalem Restaurant Week is coming August 2-11, 2013 and we invite you to celebrate it at Bentley’s Grill!

This special week is a celebration of the culinary talents of local restaurants. During restaurant week, we will be offering a specially priced three-course menu:

Choice of First Course
Classic Caesar Salad-Crisp romaine hearts, shaved parmesan cheese and roasted garlic croutons tossed in our house made zesty Caesar dressing
Bruschetta with goat cheese, roasted beets, arugula and candied walnuts
Peach Salad-Baby Greens tossed with pomegranate vinaigrette, topped with fresh peaches, shaved manchego and smoked almonds

Choice of Entree

Chicken Saltimbocca-topped with prosciutto di parma, fresh sage and mozzarella, served with herbed risotto and summer vegetables
Tenderloin Medallions-With red wine shallot butter, sautéed mushrooms, roasted garlic mashed potatoes and summer vegetables
Spinach and Roasted Garlic Tortellini with summer vegetable ratatouille, pesto and saba drizzle

Choice of Dessert

Dark Chocolate Marquise -with hazelnut anglaise, local berry sauce
Cannoli-with ricotta-chocolate chip filling and amarena cherry sauce
Coconut Mango Mousse Cake-with mango coulis and rum caramel

Salem Restaurant Week™ is more than a celebration of Salem’s growing food scene, it gives restaurants a much-needed boost during a time when business often slows. Its economic impact is felt by the many businesses that provide goods and services to Salem’s vital restaurant industry; customers love it because the specially priced three-course menus offer value that feels downright decadent. Salem Restaurant Week’s value is lasting, many customers who try new restaurants because of the event return to dine again. This is being fed by the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce.


Introducing our NEW Private Dining Area!

Monday, March 25th, 2013

Book Your Next Party or Event in The Liberty Room!

This has been a busy winter at Bentley’s Grill!   Last month, we received the honor of being voted  #3 on the Top 10 OpenTable’s Best Ambiance Restaurants – Portland  list and followed up with a makeover of our already elegant interior so we can serve our guests even better!  The best part is, we now have an elegant and comfortable private dining area!

Our newly remodeled restaurant now has a private dining area ideal for rehearsal dinners, reunions, cocktail parties, corporate dinners, birthday parties, wedding or baby showers, retirement party, anniversaries, business meetings, holiday gatherings, work outing or any celebration you can think of! Call us at (503) 779-1660 to find out how we can help you plan an elegant outing for your group!

Perfect for Gatherings or Rehearsal Dinners

Great for office meetings and functions!


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.

Only a Few More Weeks to Enjoy our Dishes Featuring Fall Wild Game Bounty!

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Each October, there is a rich aroma in the air as Chef Derek Ridgway (pictured below) creates innovative appetizers, salads, and entrees featuring the fall wild game bounty.

Now in it’s 7th year, Bentley’s Grill October Game Fest offers new dishes like wild rice and porcini mushroom stuffed quail and Oregon elk steak, flame broiled and served with Oregon white truffle butter, herb roasted Potatoes and seasonal vegetables (just to name a few).

All specials will be paired with exceptional wine selections by our Wine Steward Mark Jacklich.  Our wine list emphasizes Northwest and domestic labels, featuring over 40 wines by the glass and more than 120 red and white wines by the bottle.

So come in, relax by our ambient fire pit in the center of the restaurant and discover new dishes from our Game Fest selections. Be sure to ask your server about the specials.