Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem

4.6
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$30 and under
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Northwest
Bentley's 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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Specials

Tuesday Tinis

Enjoy delicious creative Martinis every Tuesday in our lounge. Choose from 4 different Martini Specials from 3p-6pm!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 22, 2019

Ends: October 23, 2118

Availability: Tue 4:00PM-10:00PM

Daily Happy Hour at Bentley's!

From 3-6pm daily, drop by for our amazing Happy Hour and try one of the new options on our new menus!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 22, 2019

Ends: October 23, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 3:00PM-6:00PM

Bentley's Late Night Happy Hour

From 8pm to close everyday, come in to Bentley's for our new delicious Happy Hour! We have more than 10 different dishes that you don't want to miss! We have brand new cocktail & wine menus as well.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 22, 2019

Ends: October 23, 2118

Availability: Daily 8:00PM-10:00PM

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Spend the evening relaxing by our fireplace with a glass of Willamette Valley wine and an entree featuring the freshest ingredients in the Northwest!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

We would love to host your New Year's Celebration! Invite family and friends to spend the evening dining on delicious food and sampling drinks from our new cocktail menu!

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 808 People Are Saying
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Portland
52 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Possibly the most reliable good hotel restaurant around. Never disappoints the choice and affordable.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts, Orwein!

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CB
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

For the past 2 years my husband and I have been coming here for my birthday. I always have enjoyed the food and the ambiance. I have always been able to hear my husband talk and the service has always been outstanding. We have always been treated like a regular customer. They even made accommodations for my husband who uses a walker. I plan to continue to spend my birthdays here and other times too. Thank you.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on November 25, 2019

Thank you so much foe being such amazing guests and for sharing such special occasions with us, Cecilia! We are so thankful to have you and your husband as patrons, and we are excited to see you again soon!

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R
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Received notice they were going to have music on Thursday and sure glad we reserved a table great food and atmosphere

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on November 18, 2019

Thank you so much for stopping in and listening to our live music, Richduncanco! We hope to see you again soon!

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San Francisco
54 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great place to have Happy Hour appetizers and/or dinner!

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on November 18, 2019

We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our new Happy Hour, Artess1! Thank you!

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RC
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu-good food and excellent service. Very nice bar selection as well.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you so much for your feedback, Rebecca!

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RM
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bentley's is always a pleasure!! Unsurpassed food, ambiance, service - it's the best in town!

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on November 4, 2019

We're absolutely flattered by your review, Renita! Thank you!

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MI
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as always! Very helpful wait staff. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on November 4, 2019

Thank you so much, Michaele!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from food to service was excellent!

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on November 4, 2019

We appreciate the stars!

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HS
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It had been a very long since we had been to Bentley's, and that time was not a memorable experience. This time, however, was entirely an entirely memorable experience. My wife Monica was raised in Seattle, and is very particular about seafood presentations. For starters she ordered the crab cakes, and I ordered the sizzling mushrooms. She took one bite of the crab cake and had an immediate foodgasm. As I did with the mushrooms. She had an urge for a martini for some time before we went, and ordered a martini. She loved it, and nursed it through the entire meal. I ordered some scotch to start with, very good single malt scotch. For an entre we both ordered the wyegu beef tri tip steak. The chef knows how to do steak, ours were done exactly as we specified to the waiter, Walt. If fact, we sent a tip to both the chef, and the bartender is appreciation. And what can I say about Walt. When we needed him he was there, but he didn't hover, or push. We didn't feel neglected, or hurried. All in All it was a wonderful way to spend my 75th birthday.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Have eaten at Bentley’s before and usually things are pretty good. It was noisy and two of our group were elderly - staff seemed distracted. Missed one order. Food was warm not hot. Had lamb which was just not that good.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on October 16, 2019

Hello Guest, We appreciate that you took the time to write to us about your dining experience with Bentley's. We take pride in our service and attention to detail, we apologize that your visit did not meet our quality standards. Please don't hesitate to give us a call at 503-779-1413 should you wish to discuss your visit with us. Thank you.

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Portland
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place for a celebration! We go anytime but we live having special celebrations there. They always do a great job!

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on October 15, 2019

We are honored that you share such special occasions with us, and hope to see you again soon!

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MP
Portland
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The cocktails were outstanding. The ambiance was gorgeous. The food was good but not what I expected given the prices. My husband had the NY strip steak, and I had the lamb shoulder. The lamb was moist and tasty; the sauce was the best part. The mashed potatoes were subpar. The bread was average. We did very much like the Ahi Appetizer - very flavorful and fresh.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on October 8, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your visit, Mrs. P! We greatly appreciate guest feedback, and use it as a tool to improve our service, Your comments will be shared with our staff in our next training session, and we hope to see you again soon!

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LL
Portland
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husbands birthday dinner. The food was fabulous including the flatbread, salmon, and filet. The only thing missing was my husband’s favorite beer, Corona, as the bar was out of it. He was very disappointed. The birthday dessert which was shared by all was a perfect ending to the meal. The service was perfect.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on October 7, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing such an important evening with us, LouLou! We hope to see you again soon!

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KH
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

There was no front of house person so people would come in and have to wait for someone to noticed they were there. The food and service was great. I did order a meal because it said it came with Butternut Squash, when it arrived at the table it was Butternut Ravioli which I can’t eat because of a Gluten allergy, which was disappointing. I did let our server know and she was very apologetic. Overall, it was a great meal and we loved the vibe

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on October 1, 2019

Hello Kelly, Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your dining experience here at Bentley's. Your review is incredibly important to us, and we use guest reviews in our training and to provide examples of the level of service that we strive for every day. We also want to sincerely apologize that those standards were not met on your visit, but do hope that you will give us another chance. Thank you, and we hope to see you again soon.

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SK
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall, good food. The steaks were undercooked but tasty. Service was good, regular service meaning they asked what we wanted and brought it out. Didn’t see server until after one of us was completed which made it difficult to try to re-cook one of the steaks that was rare when asked for medium. Overall good food and service, probably would try another place in the area next time.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your experience, Steve. We always appreciate guest feedback, and use it as a tool for improvement! Your review will be shared with our staff and Chef in order to educate and improve the service that we provide. We hope to see you again soon!

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TK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a girls night out dinner here and it was outstanding!! I had the shrimp fettuccine and Caesar salad... AMAZING! I would recommend Bentley’s for any occasion. We had an amazing server who we were able to have fun with, he was not at all stuffy.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on September 30, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing such a fun evening at Bentley's, Tiffy! We loved seeing you at the restaurant, and hope to see you again soon!

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RL
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating; we ordered one cocktail which was excellent (and beautiful) and our dinners were superb. We'll be back!

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on September 30, 2019

We're so happy to hear that you loved your dining experience, Rose! Thank you!

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K
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Waiter was very poor. Took 10 min for him to get to our table. Then we ask for a bread basket
and it never came.
Had to ask for a refill on waters.
Salads took 25 min. to come.
When I paid he forgot to bring my credit card back with the bill to sign, I had to ask
him for it.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on September 18, 2019

Hello Kent. I would like to sincerely apologize for your recent dining experience here at Bentley’s. What you described is not the level of excellence in food and dining that we strive for here at Bentley’s, and we would truly appreciate the opportunity to make it up to you. I would like to mail you a gift card and invite you back to dine with us. Please don't hesitate to contact me in regards to your review and the gift card. - General Manager, 503-779-1413

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Portland
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waitress was awesome! She was patient and helpful. What we really appreciated was not feeling rushed and having a relaxing chance to visit .

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on September 18, 2019

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit, Glammo! Thank you so much for sharing your experience!

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JB
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, food that taste even more delicious than it already looks. The ambience is amazing.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on August 28, 2019

We absolutely flattered, Jason! Thank you so much!

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SV
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasantly surprised by the great meal we had. The ravioli and shrimp with lobster sauce was outstanding.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on August 28, 2019

Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us, Steve! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience!

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D
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service here is exemplary, as in the entire Grand Hotel. Our friends enjoyed the Korean Chicken wraps, quesadilla, crab cakes. Tips not melt in your mouth tender though very tasty. Airline chicken a disappointment. Dry, scant...almost capon sized. Squash presentation and execution uninspired. But because of staff and atmosphere we had a great time. Birthday treat!

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on August 13, 2019

Dear Daryl, Thank you for taking the time to let us know about you dining experience with us. We always appreciate guest feedback, and want to apologize that your dinner did not meet your expectations. We are currently going through a transitory period with our new menus, and would hope to see you again soon. Thank you.

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BE
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service and ambiance for a reasonable price! We came for an anniversary dinner and had an amazing expirience we will definitely come again.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on August 13, 2019

We're honored to be a part of such an amazing celebration, Belinda! Thank you for choosing to dine with us!

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JC
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

John, our waiter, was a very nice young man. Quite helpful on helping us select our meal. Some of the definitions, on the menu, were unclear. The Sole covered in crab, had an egg batter. I assumed it meant like an egg type tempura batter..........no, it was eggs poured over the top. Coated it kind of like an omelette. Different, not good. I didn't get it anyway. The Paella was very good! Shell fish cooked to perfection! Salad was great with a hearty blue cheese dressing with plenty of nice, large, pieces of blue cheese in it! They didn't have my beer selection so I compromised. They carry it but were out. A bit disappointing for a nicer establishment. Overall, a great experience. Oh, and complimentary desert since it was our anniversary! Chocolate ganache cake! YUM!!! We will be back.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on August 13, 2019

Thank you so much for taking the time to write to us about your anniversary dinner experience, Jim! We definitely appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you again soon!

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JS
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

All things considered the best upscale restaurant in Salem. Server Emily was Great!

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on August 13, 2019

This is an absolutely outstanding review, John! Thank you so much!

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CJ
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

My wife and I have been going to Bentley’s since it opened and have never been disappointed with service or food. Both have been beyond expectations and we will continue our tradition there for as long as it is around.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on August 5, 2019

We are honored to have such amazing guests in you and your wife, Cristian! Thank you so much!

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OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, as always.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on August 5, 2019

Thank you!

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LJ
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful discovery as we were just passing through Salem. If we are back in the area we will go again. Pork Chop was delicious.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on August 5, 2019

We're happy to hear that we could make your visit to Salem memorable, Larry! Thank you!

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OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around starting with seating, and on to the service, menu and entree presentation and taste. Also, I recommend the berry and lavender infused version of the French 75!

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on July 29, 2019

Thank you so much for being an amazing guest! We're so happy to hear that you loved the new menu!

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BG
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Some of the food we ordered was good, some was not. I ordered scallops and they were tasteless. No seasoning that I could taste. I was disappointed. My husband ordered the seafood chowder and he enjoyed it. The calamari appetizer was okay but I would not order it again. It was served on a stick which we thought was odd. Basically the chef needs to use more seasoning on his food. The service was okay but we never did get our server to refill our water glass. The atmosphere was very nice. It would not take much to make this a five star restaurant. Bentley's staff needs to be more attentive to its patrons.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on July 29, 2019

Hello Barbara, We want to sincerely apologize that your dining experience with us didn't meet your expectations; we were surprised to read your review, and wanted to let you know that we appreciate you taking the time to write to us. We just introduced our new menus, and our staff is in a transition period at the moment. We would greatly appreciate the chance to talk to you further about this. Please give us a call at 503-779-1413 to speak with Soraida Cross. We look forward to hearing from you

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CG
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the new menu. Lots of great options that make us want to come back.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on July 26, 2019

Thank you so much for choosing Bentley's, Cynthia! We hope to see you again soon!

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OT
Seattle
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great experience. I have always expected Salem to have better restaurants. This is one of the few truly good restaurants within 1 hour of Oregon’s Capitol.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on August 20, 2019

We honored that you enjoyed your dining experience! Thank you so much for your feedback!

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RW
Houston
36 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were served lunch and found the ambiance pleasant with a fire set. There is an impressive bar area and looks like it could have a lively evening crowd. The service was very good and the lunch selections were a good variety. A good choice for business lunch or date night.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on July 29, 2019

We're absolutely flattered, Robert! Thank you so much for dining with us!

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JC
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Limited menu choices. My Mac and cheese was lackluster and oddly sweet. Waiter asked if I wanted soup or salad with my meal and it turns out it wasn’t included so I paid seven dollars for a side salad. Some kind of electrical fire filled the restaurant with smoke.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on July 24, 2019

Hello JuCi, Thank you for taking the time to write to us about your experience. We were surprised to read your comments about your visit; we have no record of any incident that matches the description you gave us. Please give us a call at 503-779-1413 so that we can speak with you further about this. We look forward to hearing from you.

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CF
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress and bar staff were excellent. We all enjoyed our meal

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on July 17, 2019

We will be sure to let the staff know, Celeste! Thank you!

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CW
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is wonderful!! Super friendly and attentive. The food and drinks were great. We loved the many different food options on the menu. It was hard to choose what to have first. We will definitely go back and try some of the other great sounding fare.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on July 9, 2019

We definitely look forward to seeing you again soon, Candace! Thank you so much for being such an amazing guest!

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Portland
5 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Two good dinners in a nice place. Service was terrific and food was very good - salmon and halibut. Dessert was even better. It's a special place for special days - like 51st anniversaries. We'll be back.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on July 5, 2019

We're absolutely over the moon that you loved your dining experience with us, Nickel! Thank you so much for sharing your special day with us!

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OT
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Waiter was attentive and very quick to serve. Food was mediocre. Butter salad was weird. 2 scoops of goat cheese on either side unappealing. No taste to salad at all. Needs more to spruce it up. Halibut was over done.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on July 2, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay, Guest. We were surprised to read your comments, given the overwhelming amount of wonderful reviews we have gotten concerning our new menus, but want to sincerely apologize that your experience did not meet your standards. If you would like to discuss this further, please contact us at (503-779-1413).

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C
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was top notch and serving sizes were spot on.

The first course was preceded by a pleasant surprise; an excellent glass of iced tea. I am told they brew the tea, let it cool, then pour it over ice to cool to serving temperature just before it is sent to the table. I love iced tea and theirs is intense without being too bold with an underlying fruity flavor; delicious. Warm bread with herb butter was also served and it was excellent.

I had the crab cake appetizer with Asian side salad. The crab cakes were perfectly seasoned and without an overdose of paprika. I liked the dressing, poppy seed, I think, but I thought the fresh, shaved ginger was sushi and... boing! Too intense for my palette. My wife had the seafood chowder appetizer, which I sampled liberally, and found it to be a fresh and flavorful take on chaudière. I am an aficionado of iced tea, clam chowder, and bouillabaisse, including cioppino, so...

For the main course, I had the seafood stew with fennel broth and I loved it! This came with a side of lightly toasted and buttered herb bread, which I used as a sop. Some might find the broth slightly on the salty side, but I did not. For those who do not know, getting salmon, whitefish, along with prawns, mussels, and steamer clams, still in their shells, to cook together evenly without overcooking any of them, is a delicate balancing act requiring skill and timing. This is especially true of clams and mussels. Put them in too soon, and you are chewing on hard, tasteless pencil erasers. Get it right, and you are in culinary heaven. They did and I was.

My wife had the fettuccine prawns. Naturally, I sampled it, too. The sauce was excellent, light and creamy, rich, but not overly so. The pasta was perfection; I do not care for pasta molto al dente, but a scoshe beyond al dente, which it was. Both meals had an ample quantity of prawns.

The food was faultless and as close to dining perfection as I have experienced. Bravo chef!

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on July 5, 2019

We are honored that you took the time to write to us about your dinning experience, Chowderhead! Our staff was so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening, and we appreciate that you were such an amazing guest. This is such an outstanding review, and we will definitely be sharing it with the staff as an example of the service that we strive to provide for you everyday. Thank you!

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

June 17, 2019. The hostess and waiter were excellent, just as expected and as previously experienced at Bentley's. However, the food was not up to standard. Calzone as burnt on the bottom and had to be sent back. I took a chance on something unusual for me - the Veal Weiner Schnitzel. The meat was tough and chewy. For $25 I would hope for more. The waiter gladly took the first dish back and comp'd it and 10% of the entire bill. It was replaced with the house burger and fries. Really good fries. We will be back because its one of the nicest restaurants in town.

Bentley's Grill - The Grand Hotel in Salem
Responded on June 27, 2019

Dear Rich, We are sorry to hear that your experience with us did not meet your expectations and that you found the food lacking. We appreciate that you took the time to write to us, and always value your feedback. Should you wish to speak with us further about your review, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 503-779-1413. We look forward to hearing from you.

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