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About Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem

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.

291 Liberty Street SE
Salem, OR 97301
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Northwest, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Trade St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(503) 779-1660

Website:
http://www.bentleysgrill.com/

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.

Executive Chef:
Chad Grodio

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

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.3

service

4.5

ambience

4.5

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
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Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (9)
Business Meals (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Notable Wine List (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Casual (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Disabled Access (5)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Cozy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (1)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
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 (Portland)·Dined 3 days ago

One of my favorite spots for dinner and conversation, but I am especially glad when I can get a quiet booth by the window, which I request and usually get by setting up a reservation on OpenTable. The menu is does have a lot of items that have been on the menu for years (Bentley burger, and their seafood chowder) because they are good and favorites, and the menu doesn't have a large number of choices, but I can always find something I like. The Harissa Steak Salad is one of the newer items, yummy, for about $16

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 7, 2017

I had big expectations for Bentley’s as I truly ll bowl of clam chowder) it was nothing spectacular. I’ve had better salad at Applebee’s. I ordered light because I had every intention of ordering dessert as it was my birthday, yet I was not offered anything other than my check, which was offered midway through my salad. My server did always make sure my glass was filled, yet I come from a background in customer service so it was not great not terrible. Overall the place is beautiful but the food and service was not what I remember and not worth the price. Unfortunately I will not be coming back or recommending to friends.

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We both had great steaks filet and a New York that’s both very tasty.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Everyone in the party enjoyed their food immensely. When we mentioned we had a play to go to, the food was delivered quicker than normal. We appreciated that gesture immensely.

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 (Portland)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We come to Bentley's every year on our anniversary and have never been disappointed. The food is always very good & the ambiance is quiet and romantic. Service was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great location for meeting friends by the fire pit. Smoked Mac and cheese is the best. The service was really accommodating and friendly. I did have difficulty understanding how to reserve a table on line for more than 2 people. I ended up going back in to the reservation system after I received initial email confirmation and was able to edit the number of diners. The system was not very intuitive and seems to operate different each time I use it.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Casual
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 (Portland)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Best Lemondrops in Salem.
Food is consistently good.
Love the fireplace room on a cold rainy night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Happy Hour
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very Happy with the server and the Food is Delicious!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

15 dollars for two crab cakes was way over priced especially because they tasted fishy

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on October 7, 2017

We arrived promptly for our six o'clock reservation to find the reception area clogged as the computer had failed (What? No backup?). We noted that all the booths on the fireplace level - where we had requested a booth - were filled. The harried receptionist apologized profusely but said she no options following the computer foul-up. When I noted two large tables with reserved signs in the area, and questions their status, she offered something about large groups were noted differently, etc. She then offered a small two chair table in a hallway where we could wait for a booth there to clear. I noted that booths along the front window aisles were vacant. She then offered us any one of those booths and would comp us an appetizer and each of us a drink for the trouble.

From then on things went very nicely as she (I don't recall her name) had informed our waitress Jamie of the situation.

The service was prompt, the food was delivered on time, hot and well presented. My wife's fillet and my rib-eye were cooked perfectly and, I must say, my ordering the rib-eye was a risk as their quality in Salem is rarely good, was the best experienced around here. We were not rushed with time to enjoy the complimentary birthday desert and a shared coffee nudge.

We were both able to thank our waitperson and the receptionist for a quality level response to a business foul-up.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 1, 2017

Had a very nice time for me and my husband's date night/ 2nd anniversary

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Romantic
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·Dined on September 30, 2017

We really enjoy having dinner at Bentley's. The cocktails are great. The food never disappoints. One request that would make dining there complete: better bread, warmed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Loved it! Excellent food and service. We were saying goodby to a dear friend who was moving away and we couldn't have asked for a better location.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great overall experience and the Blackened Snapper was Amazing. Ordered a beer but took quite a while for it to be brought to me. Other than that the food was Amazing and was a very nice place to have a dinner at.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Romantic
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·Dined on September 21, 2017

The food at Bentley's was very good. The service was appropriately attentive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 14, 2017

Service slow and poor. Food overcooked, small portion, taste old. Had the expensive halibut, very disappointed. Took over an hour to get dinner.

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

It was a wonderful experience for me and my family.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Driving down from Seattle to take my parents out for a special dinner on their 52nd wedding anniversary. Although the food presentation was not notable, the food was amazing. I ordered the crab cakes as an appetizer. Large cakes which could actually be split between 2 people, but why? Filet mignon tasted so delicious. I did order it med/rare and it came more med to med/well, but was still soft, moist and delicious. My dad had the blackened snapper which he was very happy with. Mom had the chicken fettuccine, which was also great. Cocktail list had great options, wine list was lengthy as well. I will definitely visit again and next time share with my husband. Very satisfied visitor.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Disabled Access, Romantic, People Watching, Great Beer, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas
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·Dined on August 30, 2017

Great for visiting (and visiting and visiting). We weren't rushed, the food was great once we finally did order (we forgot to look at the menu because we were visiting), wait staff were pleasant. Food was excellent!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

The food was very good however the platting of the food not so good. The waiter was very busy and couldn't take time with each table service. Great for out of town guests or special occasions! Super menu with great choices ....

Tags: Quick Bite, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food was superb. Not only taste, but preparation, visually and right temperature when delivered. Good menu selection too. Service excellent.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 8, 2017

Birthday dates

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·Dined on August 4, 2017

Met friends here for lunch. The chowder rocks! Had a lovely green salad, too. One of us had a burger which was done to perfection. We'll be back!!!

Tags: Healthy, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We have been to Bentleys many times since it first opened. It has always been consistent in its service and food. The bar and happy hour are a nice place to get some good treats and friendly service.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (Portland)·Dined on August 3, 2017

The wait-staff was very attentive. We were seated in a good area for the time of day: still light out and we were next to a window.
I had my favorite Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps and I added Baked Goat Cheese and Romesco. Super!
It was easy to make a reservation on line, too.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Steak and chicken were over cooked. Server threw our bill - crumpled paper - on the table, not in a portfolio or anything. Not horrible, but not great either. Disappointing.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Environment was very welcoming, great wine list! Good for romantic date nights. Everything was great until our entrees came. The meat was very undercooked (which was later explained that is their policy). I would suggest to explain that when ordering meat. My medium cooked ribeye was still bloody which was very noticeable from the plate. Should have been pink with no blood. Side Veggies were cut in thin 2inch long portions where one half was warm and the other half was ice cold (bf confimed different temps). Brought up to server but It is made in bulk amount that top of pan got cold while to bottom was warm so when served it mixed the cold veggies with warm. Definitely a place to try but at least get advised on their meat policy to not be disappointed later. I am willing to try it again as I been told their are switching their menu soon.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

The menu is brief, but the food was delicious. Our server was attentive and our meal was enjoyable. Will definitely recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I'd like to see more meatless options. Great food otherwise.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 14, 2017

I had a Caesar salad and the homemade dressing was great. Both my husband and I had pasta with scallops and asparagus. There were several large scallops in the pasta. It was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 8, 2017

We celebrated our eighth anniversary this weekend. Most of our anniversary dinners have been at Bentleys ... which really says more about the arid Salem restaurant scene than anything else. We have no complaints but Bentley's remains a Salem restaurant with Portland pretentions and prices.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Food had no flavor extremely bland for that kind of money , The food should have been a party in my mouth . Don't bother looking at the online menu they have posted because it in no way reflects the actual menu. The actual menu is less than half of what is posted online very sad

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Was what you'd expect for a restaurant of this price and quality. Nothing extraordinary, but certainly quite good all around. Service was good (not great). Again, what I would expect, but not extraordinary.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 1, 2017

This is our go to place. The only suggestion I would have would be to expand the menu. It is somewhat limited. Quality of the food is always excellent and the service ranges from very good to excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Every thing at Bentley's was great. We did have trouble booking the reservation through Open Table. Every time we changed for a time and a date, Bentley's was booked? We tried over a week long period and finally called on the phone. After a couple of transfers, we got to the Hotel desk and they must have said something to the reservations clerk, because suddenly we could book through Open Table (we've used it before and it works fine.) Dinner was great, service was great and it's a beautiful room with a good menu, great wine list, and friendly staff. We'll go back, just hope Open Table works first try (which is usually does.)

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 24, 2017

We enjoyed celebrating Father's Day at Bentley's. We were impressed by our server, the atmosphere, and the food. The wine list was impressive. We really enjoyed our evening. Thank you!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Service was excellent and the food was generally very good. Arnold Palmer was not good and the Snapper Fish & Chips was very small for what you paid. The fish and chips were also a bit oily. Hamburgers and salads were very good.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The service was hampered by the kitchen not prioritizing the order. We came in when business was slow and couple of large groups came in afterwards. instead completing the orders first in / first out. They took care of the large groups first. This cause delay in our meal service. Attention to detail on customer service should never waiver.

Tags: Fun, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 15, 2017

First visit to Bentley's Grill. Good service and good food.
Would return and recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quick Bite
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 (Portland)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Out of green beans for vegies. Substituted asparagus. Out of asparagus :(

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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