John Bentley's - Redwood City
Desserts especially deliciousAll of the courses were excellent. The desserts were standouts.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the few really good placesI wish John Bentley's was still in Woodside as well so it would not be so hard to get a table. There are so few good places to eat these days. This is a great place with wonderful food...6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA little hard to find (driveA little hard to find (drive right past it the first time), but definitely worth a little hunting.
The entrees were excellent, but make sure you save room for some Sticky Toffee Pudding!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent high qualityBentley's is my go-to place for a great meal or special occasion. The food is consistently high quality and the menu provides great choices. The dessert offerings are some of the best I've ever had--anywhere.
Prices are comparable to other fine dining restaurants in the area but unlike a lot of the others, you do get what you pay for.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMJohn Bentley's was very nice.John Bentley's was very nice. The food, service, ambiance was all perfect. Just a tad cold in the beginning - but that did not last very long as they fixed it for us. Very nice people and very accommodating with food requests and anything else.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. Dale our waiterFood was great. Dale our waiter was great. He gave us great suggestions and the evening ( celebration of our 30th Anniversary) was perfect. John also gave us complementary desert which was unexpected but greatly appreciated.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner at John Bentley'sDinner was excellent. As was the service. The only negative were the following and they were minor:
1. We sat at a table immediately inside the door to the restaurant. So, it was noisy and had lots of traffic. Would have much preferred sitting away from the entrance.
2. Their beer menu was rather limited to ales and wheat beers. A nice Corona would have been cool!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappoints!John Bentley is a wonderful restaurant. The food is delicious, the service is fantastic and the overall experience is outstanding.
I highly recommend!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNever dissapointsCan't say enough about this place. I have never had a bad experience here. Everything is near perfection and I keep going back time and time again.
Everyone should try it!5/30/2013 12:00:00 AMOur first time won't be the lastExcellent preparation and attractive presentation of fresh seafood, lamb and vegetables. Though not large, the wine list contained many quite good selections. Everything tasted scrumptious, and it was a memorable birthday celebration for my wife. The wait staff were very attentive and our waitress knew the menu well enough to guide us through all of our courses.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem in Redwood CityIf you are looking to impress your foodie friends....this is definitely your choice. First rate service and first rate dishes that are not only a work of art, but delightful to your palette. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough....enjoy5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMWe keep coming backThere are so many great restaurants to choose from in the Redwood City are that I almost feel guilty eating at John Bentley's so often but I just can't resit. It is nearly perfect in every way.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining Experience!We were looking for a great restaurant and John Bentley’s did not disappointed.
The wait-staff was prompt and attentive and the ambiance was the kind of quiet elegance I associate with fine dining.
I started with the pressed duck with mango salsa. It was incredible! My lady friend chose white prawns over baby arugula. She was likewise pleased by her selection.
For entrees, my companion had the broiled Shetland Island salmon. She especially liked the unusual toppings. I went for the double-cut pork chop. It was huge, lightly breaded and cooked to perfection. It was served with an awesome apricot-cherry chutney.
We both topped off our meal with the sticky toffee pudding cake and a very good cup of coffee. Altogether a great meal!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways amazing!We're never disappointed! The hard part is deciding what to order...our favorites include the Pressed Duck, Quail, Tuna Tartar, Scallops, Veal Medallions, Salmon, Pork Chops, Stick Toffee Pudding. Need I say more??5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHigh praiseI had not been to John Bentley's since the move from the Woodside location and am sorry I waited so long. Menu is imaginative, service attentive without being intrusive, one of the best meals I have had recently anywhere. Absolutely recommended!!4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVEry good food. DeliciousVEry good food. Delicious Specials. Jan, our server is wonderful.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA bit pricey but the foodA bit pricey but the food was excellent and the ambience was very nice.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBeyond My ExpectationsGreat service...food was beyond my expectations; I just expected a good meal...I got a very good meal.
Cream of asparagus soup...butter, but not too much cream. Very good, from first taste to the end.
Grilled watermelon, dungeness crab, avocado, and jicama: a nice blend.
The special, lamb chops served with roasted garlic mash, and haricot verts. Superb lamb, very tender, outstanding taste.
Grilled and marinated rib eye steak, roasted garlic mash, broccolini, Gorgonzola Cabernet demi glace. Superb sauce, tender tasty steak that pretty much melted in our mouths. On both dishes, the garlic mash was a very nice accompaniment.
And, the best for last, sticky toffee pudding cake, caramel gelato, chocolate sauce. Every bite was a d4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a special dinnerThis was a special dinner with my Mom who had travelled from Illinois. We had an excellent dining experience. Our server was humorous, knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. Everything course was extremely fresh with a beautiful presentation. Great Scotch Old-Fashioned. Salad, entree, and dessert specials were great.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMDid not disappoint!!!It was our first time visiting as we are fairly new to the area. I read the review on-line and hoped it would be as good as it sounded. I have been disappointed before. Well, we were not disappointed! In fact, we are now raving fans! The food was fantastic and the service was great. One of the best meals we had had in a long time...and we eat out a lot! We really enjoyed ourselves and I am certain we will be going back again...and telling our friends about it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a very fine restaurantThis is a very fine restaurant I am also very pleased to eat here and to recommend it to others.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMI love John Bentley's, thoughI love John Bentley's, though being precharged for gratuity put a damper on an otherwise perfect dinner experience.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our favoritesThe company I work for almost always pick this restaurant for dinner with our board of directors. Food here is very good and service is friendly and efficient. My husband loved it when I brought him here the first time and ever since then he would lean towards picking this restaurant whenever we dine out. Prices are very reasonable as well.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a late night dinnerWe had a late night dinner with another couple. Romantic feel and very good food. Service was great, we will for sure go back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOld fashioned dining excellenceJohn Bentley's is one of our favorite restaurants in the bay area. When we have a reason to be on the peninsula we make a reservation to have dinner there. They have white table cloths without the annoying paper protecters which I especially appreciate. The service is outstanding and always the food is consistently great!!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great food.Consistently great food.
Not pretentious...simply super well-done.
Make your reservations many days in advance
If you can, request Rebecca. Fun, smart straight-shooter. Knows every detail of the menu.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMBentley's under the Marquee MoonWe enjoyed a great meal on a Tuesday night. the restaurant was full but service was impeccable (Dean was personable and engaged). Food was stupendous- everyone devoured their salads and entrees (all creative and excellently plated with a range from fish to scallops to pork chop). desserts were split and plates well cleaned. just a wonderful experience.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent! Cocktail,Consistently excellent! Cocktail, wine selection,food, service truly outstanding! Great atmosphere suitable for intimate dinner or group event!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMthere were 5 of us - I triedthere were 5 of us - I tried several dishes and they were all very good3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again my wife and I hadOnce again my wife and I had a most enjoyable lunch at John Bentley's. Their soup of the day and Chinese Chicken salad entree are always outstanding as is the service. This is a great choice for dining to impress a special someone or have a business lunch.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AM