Enjoyed lunch with girlfriends.
Enjoyed lunch with girlfriends. Not too many people there for lunch today, so it was great to have our conversations. Had Soup of the day and Salads. Only suggestion is that they slice the bread in the kitchen and then bring it out. It's messy at the table and hard to slice from and sitting position.
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was a perfect special occasion restaurant. The Ahi Tuna appetizer was divine. Our steaks were cooked to perfection. Everyone in our party thoroughly enjoyed the complete dining experience at Bentley's.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Sunday night special
Great Sunday night special price fix. Terrific value, great quality
4/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was casual and
The service was casual and friendly, not like Mr. A's, but with more refinement than a beach fish house. I liked the atmosphere. Would like to try outside dining when the weather warms. My medallions were delicious. My husband's filet mignon was slightly tough on the exterior edges because of over-searing, but the center was wonderful. The veggies were crisp, not overcooked. Desserts were wonderful, particularly the lemon posset. I like the fact that wine is served out of the mini carafe. It seems like such a waste to change out wine glasses every time, unless you are changing your wine selection.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Better Than Expected
Very masculine décor but stylish. Everything is dark toned; the layout is good in that the dining area is spread out enough to provide a nice ambiance. The outside dining area is a little more cluttered but seems adequate for larger parties. The steaks were excellent and cooked exactly too order. Our server was very attentive and professional.
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went there for Mother's day. Food was very good. Splurged for a 2009 Duckhorn Cab for $98. Not an unreasonable markup given that it goes for ~$65 in the store. Could have been chilled a bit more (felt like it was room temp rather than low 60s as a cab should be served. Very nice waitress, very good food.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Bentleys has a great Sunday and Monday night special!We go here quite often because of it!
Thanks Bentleys for offering such a great deal! We'll be back :)
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Two of us had the Sunday $15 special entrée, one salmon and one prime rib. Both were cooked just right, were tasty, and the vegetables were good. A third person had a burger, and it was very good too, and LARGE!
I thought the offering of red wines by the glass was nothing special, but I had the Sterling and it was fine.
Cheesecake dessert was also very good, and nice for 3 very full people to share.
5/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
we came to Bentleys with a gift card from a friend. tried it and loved it. great prices for quality meal on a sunday evening. it was crowded the 1st night due to the popluar sunday night deal. we only had to wait for our reserved table for a few minutes. the hist was professional and polite. our wait staff were friendly and fun. the food was amazing...melt in your mouth good! we knew that same night that we would be back. we returned maybe a month later and had an even better experience. our table was out of the main path, so much more romantic. consistent service by all...a great experience and one that will surely have us return and recommend to others.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed Our Evening
Our friends come to visit a couple times a year and we always go out to dinner. This is the first time we have patronized Bentley's together. My husband and I celebrate our anniversary there. The food was wonderful and we all had a very nice time. The service was outstanding. Next time we get together it will be at Bentley's. Truly a wonderful place to go.
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We've been to Bentley's several times and its consistently very good. I love the crab cakes, although this time I got short ribs and my husband got lamb chops. Lamb chops were cooked perfectly. Server was polite and attentive. The atmosphere inside is a bit dark but it feels cozy.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We like the atmosphere on the quiet side, so visited on Sunday eve. The menu was great. Steak & Lobster incredible. Service excellent. Tables a bit close to each other, but very quiet so no worries. Loved it. We'll be back.
6/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks to Bentley's for a
Thanks to Bentley's for a great dining experience!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Open Table said there were
Open Table said there were no available tables for any time from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM Friday when actually the restaurant had no reservation problems when we arrived. Open Table screwed up and probably cost the restaurant business that night.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sunday Special was terrific
The Sunday Special is $15 per person with a choice of Filet, Prime Rib or Salmon. Plus for $15 you can purchase a bottle of wine.
We each had the Prime Rib dinner, which included potatoes, vegetables and bread (great bread by the way). Also had a bottle of Cabernet which was excellent. The Prime Rib is excellent and a decent size portion. Our waiter was very attentive and informative. The weather was perfect on the patio, so all in all, a great Sunday dinner.
6/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service and great food.
Great service and great food. We go to Bentley's often and are never disappointed.
7/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
A GREAT Location!
If you have not dined here, you must! Just outstanding! Prime Rib and the Pork Chops with Maple Sauce were excellent! We will be back!
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
A friend took me to Bentleys for my birthday.
I ordered a steak and it was cooked to perfection and delicious...
Service was great.
I will definitely go back
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Birthday Experience!!!
Took my Mom here for her 77th birthday and had an excellent time. The whole staff could not have been more helpful or accommodating. Having forgotten to make a reservation(I'm a terrible son), the hostess went out of her way to fit us into the fully booked restaurant when I called an hour before when we wanted to eat. Once we arrived we were promptly seated by the very friendly hostess staff. Our waiter was great, friendly and attentive. Everything was perfect, the fillet mignon, crab cakes, veggies, mashed potatoes. Afterword, as we were debating about dessert, our waiter brought out a great lemony dessert as a birthday gift for my mom. It turned out to be the perfect choice. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Extremely Pleasant Experience
My husband and I were back in Encinitas for a visit and were looking to get a nice steak dinner. So that being the goal and having some Sunday afternoon laziness hijack any dining that was too elaborate, we searched the internet for a good chop house. Bentley's was recommended and close by so we made a reservation.
The service was really excellent, the specials were a great bargain and the steaks (petite filet mignon and prime rib) were excellent, as well. The vibe of the place was that it is a neighborhood eatery for a very wealthy neighborhood (which it is). There were lots of families, lots of shorts and hawaiian shirts on the men so it struck the sweet spot of us wanting to go out for food v. go out to be seen.
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for dinner with my wife
Went for dinner with my wife and was met with friendly greetings, warm environment and incredible food. While the table settings were a little dated, the prices on food and wine were very reasonable. Would definitely recommend and will return.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
We love the Sunday special. I always have the steak and it is always perfect. My husband usually has the salmon and loves it. We share a bottle of your $15 wine and this makes for a wonderful dinner. The servers are nice and very accomodating. I recommend it to all my friends.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Again we went and had a truly enjoyable meal in every way. Great atmosphere, pleasant, polite, friendly staff, The chef knows what he is doing, the filet mignon was PERFECT again. The manager cares, I saw him making the rounds checking on things and directing staff. They take pride in Customer service and it shows. I suggest the Ghirardelli Chocolate Fudge Brownie! it is delicious but you may want to share it as it is rich.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice Local Chop House in Encinitas
We went on a Monday and the place was packed. Turns out they have a special Prime Rib Dinner for $15. Add a lobster tail for another $10. Food was very good, service was excellent and we walked out with a bill just over $100 for 4 people.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Overall a very positive experience.
Overall a very positive experience. The only issue was that one order came with the incorrect side dish, but that was quickly corrected. Defineitely would come back again.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of four on Sunday evening . We were seated outside on the beautiful patio.
There are heaters if it gets chilly.We had filet, salmon and prime rib. Also asparagus, salad and a great
bottle of wine. Food was wonderful, service spectacular and we would definitely go back.
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our waiter, Dave, was excellent. We enjoyed our date night out. He did not come to the table too often, yet we were never without anything. It was just perfect. Our compliments to the entire staff. Not only would we recommend the restaurant, we already have ten fold.
9/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
well worth it.
Dinner for two was almost perfect . the scallop starter was melt in your mouth ,followed by the fillet with demi glaze and just enough blue cheese to add flavor the potato selections for sides were awesome . Service was on the ball . Sit out side if you want to talk . We had to move , we were seated in small front room ,it was way to ambient . Bentleys is a gem . We will surely be back.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food & atmosphere
First time experience was delightful. Food was exceptional and service was great.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
went for restaurant week.great
went for restaurant week.great value excellent quality beef and seafood
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great value during restaurant week!
What a find for North County! FIrst time trying it with my wife on our 32nd anniversary, and we'll definitely be back next year! The filet mignon - we are still talking about it 2 days later. Matt was a great server who gave good advice and was a friend by the end of the meal. Bon appetit!
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bentley's was amazing. Boyfriend and I went for Restaurant week and it has us hooked now. Our server Janet was wonderful as well and very knowledgeable. I was worried about eating out side but as soon as we asked out heater was turned on and kept us very warm. The only downside would be we were kind of confused on where it was in the shopping center as well as google kept redirecting us but that has nothing to do with how phenomenal the food and service was.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband had the Peppercorn
My husband had the Peppercorn steak and said it was the best steak he has ever eaten. Great Anniversary dinner!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
We would highly recommend Bentleys, everything about this dining experience was wonderful!! We will surely return!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent "Restaurant Week"
Excellent "Restaurant Week" menu. Food was very good. One negative: I had reservations for two. We (a married couple) were seated at a center room table for four- not very romantic or intimate for a couple. There was a booth available in our area. Later the hostess seated an adult male and 3 kids at the booth table. The hostess needs to be trained to ask if the couple would prefer a table or a booth when both are available.
Also, I understand treating your 'regulars' well, but the whole purpose of "restaurant week" is to possibly create new business to gain more 'regulars'. So it's probably good business to treat a new customer really well or like a 'regular', so they will become one.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food good service
Bentley's is the place to go if you want great steaks and good value.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing filet mignon!!!
Went to Bentley's on the last night of San Diego Restaurant week...so glad we did! The food was outstanding! The restaurant was packed, no doubt due to restaurant week - unfortunately, this meant that it was extremely loud. I won't hold that against them as I'm guessing that isn't normal. The food made up for it anyway. My filet mignon was so tender and tasty - I would go there again just for that! I also had an excellent sidecar to start off the experience which not many bartenders do right. Great place!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried for first time during
Tried for first time during Restaurant Week. Had prime rib and fillet mignon - superb! Sat outside - lovely! Great service!
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal with Restaurant Week
My husband and I met our friends for dinner during Restaurant Week. The menu had great choices and we all had a great meat. 3 of us had the filet mignon - excellent! Bleu Cheese on top made it exceptionally good. The portions were great, just right. My husband suggests that we come back again and we live in Escondido. It was a drive for us, but well worth it! You won't be disappointed.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best
This is one of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. The food was divine. The salmon was flaky and not dry and the basil and black pepper flavoring it excellently done. The prime rib was done to order and was very tender. I recommend the crab mushroom, the cheese sauce covering it is delicious. The service was excellent, and the waitress was friendly and kept everything moving. My family dines out together as a family and no one complained at the table and everyone enjoyed their meal.
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday dinner
Traveling to San Diego for business I found this restaurant with Open Table. The reviews I read were very good, and after my visit, I must agree with all of them. The Sunday dinner special was perfect for my cravings. I sat at the bar; the martini was excellent, the prime rib also very good (though I've had better), the lobster tail delicious, the wine suggested luscious, and the chat with a couple of local ladies a lot of fun. I will definitely be back for more.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Sunday Evening Special
We had a table on the patio (they have heaters). Our server was very nice and took good care of us. We love the Sunday Special and always add a salad and dessert. Can't beat it!
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We selected Bentley's because we wanted to stay in the RSF Road corridor for our little reunion. Staff was very friendly from the moment we stepped in the door. Service was great and caring. Food was fantastic! We were able to visit throughout dinner/dessert and get re-acquainted. Wonderful evening!! Thank you Bentleys!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a wonderful first time experience. The Resturant
was beautiful inside and out...The food and service were wonderfu
We will come back and will be telling others about your
Resturant. Thank you again for a wonderful evening!
Mr & Mrs. Robert Aguilar
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Michael our server was very
Michael our server was very kind and made us both feel important. She recommended a great wine.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Their Sunday Prime Rib dinner
Their Sunday Prime Rib dinner special is excellent. Jen was our server, and she was pleasant, well-informed, and just fantastic. Will definitely return.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had our third visit to this nice tucked away Steak and Chop house, each visit separated by many months/year. We were getting out for a night to toast to the Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day - and my retirement from the same. The restaurant delivered another pleasurable experience with good ambiance, good food, and good company. Its near fine dining without the trouble of traveling too far nor over paying in some high end place. Their wines and steaks are very good and I'll surely be back again - hopefully sooner this time!
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice steakhouse in north county
I've been to Bentley's a few times now. The ambiance is great, especially the bar area. In the past I've had filet, pork chop and salmon. The meats are all very tender and juicy. The vegetables are always cooked just right. This past visit, I wasn't that hungry so I tried the spinach salad. It was fresh and crisp. It would have been been nice to order some steak or chicken to add on. The service is always excellent. I definitely recommend Bentley's.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
This was our first time at this restaurant and would recommend it for a quality dining experience.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a good experience
Have not been disappointed in this place. Filet has always been excellent. Great specials Sunday /Monday . Super patio area when good weather. Service has been always above board
11/30/2013 4:00:00 PM