Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem

4.6
638 reviews
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$30 and under
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Northwest
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  • Good for a Date
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  • Good for Birthdays
Bentley's Grill offers comfortable fine dining in an elegant atmosphere in the heart of downtown Salem. The menu features Northwest ingredients with items to include fresh seasonal seafood, artfully presented salads or a choice steak like our Filet Mignon served with a Forest Mushroom Demi Glace. Our show kitchen offers an opportunity to see our chefs at work. Service is friendly and knowledgeable, serving clientele ranging from professionals to families with children. Bentley's lounge and wine bar is an incredible place to unwind from a busy day or to relax in the company of friends. Our bar features the Willamette Valley's largest array of premium liquors. Bentley's wine bar has a state of the art wine-keeper using nitrogen to keep open wine bottles fresh and oxygen free, and over 40 wines by the glass and 200 by the bottle.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Northwest, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Mon-Friday: lunch 11:30-4pm, dinner 5-10pm Sat: Dinner 3-10pm Sun: Dinner 5-9pm
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Phone number
(503) 779-1660
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chad Grodio
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Trade St.
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Parking details
We offer free parking to our patrons, space permitted. There is an underground parking garage located at the Liberty St. entrance. There is also free street parking located around the building.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 638 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great setting with fantastic service, only issue was that one of the steaks was a little over cooked. Thank you for a wonderful dinner, we will be back.

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5.0Dined on July 2, 2018

Went for our anniversary. We enjoyed the Ambiance very much. The fireplace in the middle is nice. Sunday night so the noise level was not too bad. Our food was great and our waitress was very friendly. We will be back.

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Our server was very nice, helpful, and attentive to our needs. We were served quickly and didn’t feel rushed to leave. The menu item I really wanted to try (the filet mignon) wasn’t available, so I ordered the butternut squash ravioli. The food was good, but tasted average and wasn’t worth the price. I felt like we were paying for the aesthetic dining experience and not the quality of the food. Overall, the service was great, but the meal was unimpressive.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2018

We were in town for a special occasion, ourselves and another couple. All of us from out of town. Walking in through the hotel lobby we knew we had found a nice place for dinner. The atmosphere is elegant, yet welcoming. We ordered New York steak, rib eye steak, the surf and turf special, and a Mary's chicken. (The chicken was a second choice as at 6:30 in the evening our companion was told the filet mignon was gone?) We had an appetizer and a dessert. All of the food was great, my friend had the seafood chowder and claimed it to be the best ever! (he gets around). Aside from the filet outage we enjoyed great food. Service wasn't terrible, but it wasn't up to par with the overall quality the atmosphere seeks to project. Young and inexperienced, the host seemed unsure where to seat us as we entered dining room, and the waiter knew little to offer related to the menu, and he was less attentive than we would expect from such a place.

I don't want to sound like I am bashing the service but it is honest to state they need more training. They were friendly enough.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2018

I don't live in Salem and I wanted to take my mother to dinner for her 70th birthday. The restaurant is beautiful, the food is delicious (baked Boursin appetizer...OMG) and the waitstaff was super accommodating; my brother and sister-in-law have specific diet restrictions. I would go back tonight...if I lived in Salem!

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5.0Dined on June 19, 2018

The ravioli is absolutely marvelous and the service is always great.

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5.0Dined on June 11, 2018

Greatly enjoyed the meal and the service was very attentive and accommodating.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

This place was amazing. I let them know ahead of time that it was for my wife’s graduation dinner. When we got there they were so happy and congratulating her. Throughout the night the other waitresses were talking to each other and all through the night. New ones would say congratulations and you’re the girl who graduated right??? It felt so good. The fire pits they have you can sit next too are a beautiful part of the restaurant. The way it was so beautiful and classy. But you can be laid back. They have a great huge wine collection. A great place to just go and have a nice glass of wine. The steak was to die for. So perfectly cooked and the rest of the meal was amazing. No one had anything bad to say. The prices were great and reasonable for everyone :) it’s a great place for anything you’re going there for and it’s a block from the waterfront and from other hot spots in Salem. Garage parking right next to it as well.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Eight of us dined at Bentley's on Easter. We had reservations and were quickly seated. Special requests were quickly accommodated. Our waitress was friendly and attentive. All the dinners arrived hot and delicious. We will be back.

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2.0Dined on March 29, 2018

My dinner mates had the fish special and found it very good. I had the pork loin special and the flavors were marvelous. However, the pork was dry and that took away from what could have been a 4 star plate.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The food was great and service even better!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Loved Bentley and Grand Hotel. This was my first visit to Salem area and I really enjoyed the area.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We were VERY pleased with this find! Completely worth the drive. Food was amazing, service was fun and friendly (thanks Jace), and the atmosphere was perfect for our romantic anniversary dinner date.
Did I mention the absolutely amazing food?!?! To die for!
We would very much recommend Bentleys to everyone we know. We look forward to visiting again in the future.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We loved it. The butternut squash ravioli was amazing!

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3.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Their filet mignon is usually very good, but they way overcooked it this time. Medium well isn't the easiest temperature for most restaurants, I know. But when it's way overcooked, no one wants to sit around and wait another 30-45 minutes while your date eats his meal.

So I got halfway through it and couldn't eat any more because it became too dry and tough. I explained this to the waitress, and she was like, "Yeah, it's just too tough, huh?" But instead of taking it off the bill, they bought us a dessert that we didn't even really want. And the manager never came over, which is what usually happens in a decent restaurant when they've fallen short. $36 wasted.

They were very accommodating with my gluten allergy, which is nice. And the spicy peel & eat prawns were modified by using white wine instead of beer, and they were really amazing.

The service was pleasant but EXTREMELY slow for some reason (and not just the overcooked steak). And the restaurant was dead. We were there so long, we missed our movie. Took about a half hour just to get a second drink. I think the whole meal took us two hours.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had very good service. Someone was helping our server and brought out dinner one plate was wrong...belonged to the table next to us. Oops. When our dinner came it was good. I learned quail is better left running around in the wild. Stuffing was good and it seemed like it was cooked properly but I had to give up trying to eat the breast meat because of the rib bones. I couldn't separate the meat from the bones and got tired of biting into them. No blame on Bentleys just a learning experience.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

My wife and I stopped in on our Drive from Eugene to Portland. What a great surprise. The foot was excellent especially the Mary's Chicken and the Peel and eat shrimp appetizer. It was relaxing and the waitress and other staff were very friendly. If you are in the area you must go to this restaurant. Nice bar and good mixed drinks with an indoor firepit for lounging.

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

We were very disappointed to see that our favorite anniversary menu item (seared ahi) was taken off of the menu. However, we thought that it was an opportunity to sample other offerings. We ordered 3 appetizers that we had not yet tried. The first appetizer, crab cakes, was wonderful and a true delight to sample. The following two appetizers, however, were monumental disappointments which left bad tastes in our mouths (both literally and figuratively). The prawn dish was perhaps the worst preparation of that shellfish we had ever sampled, and the calamari was entirely bland and forgettable. We still tried to enjoy our experience, despite the two poor appetizers, and hope to return once the sting of that experience fades.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing dining experience as always! Thank you for the awesome service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Such a beautiful restaurant with an amazing atsmephere. This is the perfect spot for a date, out waitress Katie was super friendly as well and had a great attitude. We will be returning soon 😊

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

This is my favorite spot for dinner! The food is ALWAYS good, prices are decent, full bar, seasonal menu items. Great service by a friendly staff can always be counted on! Try this place!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We loved the food even though it was a little spendy for. Us. We enjoyed a nice intimTe diner until a large party was seated beside us including 3 small children and 2 babies. The babies cried off and on while the family took pics of the kids. We have kids of our own and understand that Bentleys is family friendly but when we are out on a date we would rather not have to listen to crying. Next time we will consider sitting in the lounge, Our waitress was very nice and even though it was busy our food came quickly and was perfectly cooked.

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3.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Ambiance and our Waitress were both excellent. The quality of the food was also excellent. We were there for Valentines dinner, and it took an hour for our food to be served to us. I made the reservation later to avoid the rush, but that didn't seem to help with timeliness. Our Waitress checked up on us regularly and gave us a free dessert due to the delay which was very nice. Lastly, I ordered the Salmon, that was excellently prepared, but the portion was quite small for the price. We live in the Northwest, and I don't expect us to skimp on Salmon out of season or not at $30/plate.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Was hoping that you would put Rib Eye Steaks back on the menu

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The service was great, the food was amazing... just the wait between appetizers to dinner was a bit long for my liking. But, overall, it was great

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The wait was long due to holiday. Our waitress was great.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Went to Bentley's for Valentine's Day dinner and enjoyed the specials menu that we both ordered off of. We enjoyed a nice romantic evening with great food and service!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Love this place. Is my go to place! I take my closest friends here for a special lunch. Is a great place for a nice professional lunch as well.

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5.0Dined on February 8, 2018

I go to Bentley's every time I stay in Salem. It has great food with moderate prices and a nice wine list. When I go with friends, etc. it is a good place to eat while still being able to have a conversation! The service is always good as well.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

They are the best steak I have found in the city. I go there each time I'm in town

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Always a great place to go. It would be nice to see a change in the menu.

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5.0Dined on January 25, 2018

Best restaurant in Salem, hands down. Service & food were superb they really go out of their way to ensure a good experience.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

We appreciated the fact that the host/hostess was able to accommodate 6 people when we had only made the reservation for 2! Our table was excellent and slightly out-of-the-way from the main dining crowd. The service was outstanding and timely. Highly recommended for any special occasion

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

This was our first time, we really liked the food & the ambiance.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Excellent food, very friendly and helpful staff - even made us a special cocktail (not on their menu) to celebrate a special event for us. Prices reasonable for an upscale dining experience, also a discount for those staying at the Grand Hotel.

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Waitress was very polite and provided great service. Food was good and overall experience was great.

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3.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Nice atmosphere, ok food, limited menu. The calamari is terrible. The workshop was ok. The chocolate marquee was delicious. Seems like this place is kind of overrated honestly.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2018

Went to Bentley's for my one year anniversary with my girlfriend. I chose this restaurant because it had great reviews an was really close to the Grand Hotel where we were staying as a matter of fact, it's inside the hotel. The lobby for the hotel is very elegantly decorated and furnished so the entire area has classy feel. The restaurant has a fire pit in the middle of the second tier seating area, which is just across from the first tier/bar area. It has hardwood floors with a wooden Wayne's coating, brass and copper on the railings guarding the second tier seating, unobtrusive lighting, quiet music/background noise, and a very romantic feel. Staff was courteous and prompt; we stayed, unencumbered until closing where a waitress kindly turned on the fire place and took a picture of the two of us. Food was very good (I had the filet mignon and it was perfect) and not so expensive you'll feel bad horrible about it; especially if it's a special occasion. Loved this restaurant, my girlfriend and I still talk about it. I have recommended it to many. I will go back at some point.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Simply amazing. Katie, our server was outstanding. Very helpful. We loved our meals. It’s very affordable but still have a great atmosphere. We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great New Year’s Eve place for dinner. Food, service, everything was great!

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