John Bentley's - Redwood City
A 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 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 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