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Bentley's

2.9
41 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Kid-friendly
  • Good for Groups
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

Bentley�s is an upscale restaurant that specializes in traditional American cuisine. The restaurant�s interior is tasteful with an intimate and romantic ambiance. Each table is covered with a bright white tablecloth and adorned with a fresh sunflower. Bentley�s also features a full-service bar where guests can choose from a variety of drinks to accompany their meals.

Begin the meal with an appetizer like Mediterranean-style fried calamari tossed with pepperoncini, arugula and preserved lemon drizzled with smoked red pepper sauce or the restaurant�s signature wings with choice of Buffalo sauce, BBQ sauce or harissa chili sauce. For the main course, dig into the chef�s special Bentley burger made with an 8 oz. beef patty and Vermont cheddar cheese. Bentley�s also offers a variety of entr�e dishes. Try the beef brochette prepared using a secret family recipe with marinated cubes of grilled local beef and veggies served over saffron rice.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Moroccan
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Bar opens at 4PM-Close Wed-Sun
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Phone number
(802) 297-6534
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Route 30 and Stratton Access
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Parking details
Located at the Inn at Stratton Mountain the parking lot offers numerous spaces.
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Entertainment
Enjoy a game at one of our big screen TVs in our lounge area or at the bar.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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2.9based on all time ratings
3.0
food
3.2
service
2.9
ambience
Noise · Moderate
48% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on March 11, 2014

Bentley's is the restaurant at The Black Bear Lodge at Stratton Mountain. They have a full bar but a short menu. Hamburger was good, Crispy 1/2 duck could have been crispier but was tasty.

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2.0Dined on February 28, 2014

Nice place physically, very pleasant young server, but they need to get someone in the kitchen who knows how to cook. Turkey burger...tasteless, overdone. That is not exactly a complex dish to do well. Place was extremely quiet because there were only three tables of people in a very large room. Too bad...its location and the room have great potential but it was empty for a reason....the food can't compete with other local restaurants. Empty on a Friday night during ski season? That says it all.

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2.0Dined on February 8, 2014

The food was tasteless and the service was not that great either. The place is not great for vegetarians, may be better for people that eat meat. The black bean burger was pre made (frozen) and seemed that it was not fresh. The wine was bad as well. I would never recommend this place.

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2.0Dined on January 31, 2014

For $100 for a family of four I don't expect stale buns or dishes left on the table when my server comes and goes. I had to send my drink back because the tonic was flat. This may be a personal thing, but in a restaurant where the pasta dishes cost $22, I don't expect the bartender to have a nose ring. Not classy. I Even felt the kids menu was expensive $8.95 each.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2014

Good food, generous portions, adequate food choices, competent waitstaff.
The bar and tvs are visible from your table so this is not your romantic getaway but it was great to dine here and not drive down the access road.
We will definitely return

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2014

Good food, good salads, good ambience for family. Appreciate that they give options other than french fries for kids' meals (fruit cup or vegetables). We very much enjoyed our meal!

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4.0Dined on December 30, 2013

Bentley's is walking distance from town square in Stratton which is a plus in the freezing cold. It does have a somewhat limited menu, but the food is excellent and there are enough choices for dining with kid.s

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2013

food was very good-service as well

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2013

Small menu. No Kid friendly appertizers. Eat there last year it was wonderfull had special menue for Christmas. This year it was a disappointment

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2013

It is such a shame when you have a pleasant experience at a restaurant with great service and then the food is disappointing. We were greeted and treated very well in a nice environment. Unfortunately, the steaks were thin and dry, the pumpkin ravioli was not a good marry of flavors and the bread pudding for dessert was bland and very dry. We would not go back as in the same area there are restaurants with better food. It was also very expensive and not worth it.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2013

I took the family to Stratton Mountain for Christmas and was pleasantly surprised with Bentley's. It was our first time to Stratton Mountain and not knowing the area, we decided to book reservations at the hotel rather than venturing out. We had reservations at 6:30PM and were promptly seated; the menu appealed to the adults and our two teenage boys. The pricing was perfect - middle of the road - our boys ordered a steak and a burger that we delicious. Overall we were very pleased!

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2013

We went to Bentley's on CHristmas Eve as we were staying near Stratton Mountain. The food was less than average, and the risotto that accompanied my duck was truly inedible. Salad with cranberries and pears was good, but tomato soup tasted like it came straight out of a can. They do have a kids' menu which is nice. Room is quite large (it's in a ski lodge after all) so kind of has a cafeteria feel to it. Don't reallly recommend this place over the cuter restaurants in the actual village of Stratton.

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2.0Dined on December 14, 2013

We've always liked Bentleys but this visit was far from their best. They claimed they were "not ready" for the season - what kind of excuse is that? There were only 4 items on the menu and they were out of two of them by 7 PM!. The fall back burgers were small, overcooked and came with soggy frozen fries. We complained and they comped our dinner which means we may forgive them and try them again, but that's not why we went there in the first place. Straton Mt, needs a quality but not over priced dinner (not pub) venue in the Village area - right now they have none.

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3.0Dined on December 14, 2013

Good choice near the mountain. First time dining here even though we have been coming to Stratton regularly for years, chose it as we can now reserve on open table. Good food although limited menu choices and attentive service from our server Lori. Will go back again this season if it does not get over-run with crowds

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4.0Dined on November 28, 2013

This is the second year enjoying Stratton for Thanksgiving. A difficult decision for me personally as most of my family memories come from childhood Thanksgivings. That being said - we decided to spend some quality time with our two kids on the slopes. It's been an incredible experience, from the time on the mountain with each other to lively dialogues on the chairlift...I wouldn't change a thing. Part of that experience has been our dinners at Bentley's. Hard to believe but yes this is one of the things we look forward to on our trip. The chef does an incredible job with Turkey and all the fixings - DELISH.

Thank you for helping us create new traditions. See you next Thanksgiving.

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2013

Side dishes were omitted, entrees were not cooked through. Sad as the place was only at maybe 70-80% capacity and the setting appeared relaxed and laid back. The service staff was great and attentive. A shame as this was a pre-conference group meal

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1.0Dined on March 17, 2013

We selected Bentleys for a family dinner after a day of skiing because it seemed to be somewhere between basic pub food and the upscale options at Stratton (e.g. Verde). However, the menus we received at the restaurant were missing half the items on the website. So we were in effect stuck with basic pub food. The first four types of beers we ordered (all listed on the menu) were unavailble. The waitress wasn't at all apologetic about this. She seemed annoyed that we ordered something at all. It took a half hour to get a few beers and chocolate milks for the kids. The highlight of the meal was the woman who refilled our water - she was attentive and friendly.

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2013

Food was surprisingly good. Service was slow. Waitress seemed clueless but pleasant. Great location convenient to mountain.

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1.0Dined on March 3, 2013

resturant was half empty yet we had to wait a long time for he food. Some meals were ok others awful. OK for kids would not go back there again

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2013

Upon arrival a bit early thinking we would have a drink by the bar before dinner, the hostess said "come back at your reservation time, I can't seat you prior". So we went to the bar. We sat and sat and sat. Checked in a few times with hostess only to be told after an hour and 30 min. that could seat my family of 5 at a table for 4 and it will be a little tight.
Very poor job of coordinating people to open tables on top of that, if you wanted to speak to someone in charge there was not any.
On the upside, the food was extremely good.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2013

Bentley's was extremley croweded with a mix of adults and children, VERY LOUD. Waitress kept saying sorry for the slower than normal service due to being very busy. The Ambiance is blah, just a big open room with very dated exposed framing. No character, No table cloths, exposed wait station. They seemed to be short of help becuse the staff was nearly running to attend to duties but could never get ahead of client needs. The food was just o.k. the cost was on the upper end. Many tables in the room creating tight conditions.

This is NOT the place I would take a guest to impress, or even a special occasion night out. It serves the hotel guests and families (young children) but lacks a childrens menu.

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4.0Dined on February 23, 2013

Great choice when you're at Stratton. Food is very good and reasonably priced. Menu has a lot of variety.

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3.0Dined on February 21, 2013

Service is what brought this down for us. The food was good, for a Ski resort restaurant, but ther service was horrible. Too many waiters standing and talking to each other, instead of focusing on their job. It made me wonder where the heck management was, as clearly it wasn't managing, not to mention it was only half full when we were there.

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3.0Dined on February 19, 2013

food is generally good. nice menu choices for all family members. service is prompt. atmosphere is ok but can get noisy. its a large room with many tables spread out across the floor. there is a small bar and bar area with leather couches and large screen tv.

it has improved substantially from years ago. it appeals to ski families who don't want to spend lots of money on dinner. it seems to struggle with being a sports bar and elegant family restaurant at the same time. I would suggest that they use linen table cloths for the evening to present a more classy affair. Also suggest room dividers to create a more intimate setting. its just a giant room with a sea of tables and that is not appealing.

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3.0Dined on February 18, 2013

This was a definite improvement over the old Bentley's.

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2.0Dined on February 16, 2013

There were 5 of us for dinner. Three had steak and all three were horrible cuts of steak. The other two dinners were satisfactory. We ate there the next morning and
the breakfast buffet was good.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2013

Hostess was not friendly or welcoming. By contrast the waitress was warm friendly and interested.

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2.0Dined on February 9, 2013

We were disappointed in the food at Bentleys the evening we ate there, especially for the prices charged. The bread served was stale. I ordered a burger - medium and it was very red on the inside and burnt on the outside, the roll tasted and felt stale. The steak my husband ordered was par. My daughter had the mac and cheese which was good.

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3.0Dined on February 5, 2013

I had the half chicken with wine sauce. The chicken was overcooked and dry and there was not enough wine sauce to compensate for the dryness. The mashed potatoes were brown indicating they were sitting for a while. The asparagus was very good.
My husband had the Meatballs with pasta. He was happy with his food. Prices are very high for the food being served. It was a good thing that we had vouchers towards our meal. We did the ski and stay package. We would not have eaten there if it was not part of the package. The ski and stay package is a great deal compared to other resorts in the area.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2013

Bentley's is a solid place to dine. If you are expecting a NYC style gourmet experience, you will be disappointed. That being said, there was something on the menu for everyone to eat. The food was good -- we had no particular complaints. We have eaten at many restaurants in the area over the years, and have encountered really horrible stuff. In comparison to its local competitors, Bentley's is a solid option. I gave the service a "fair" rating, only because everything (the appetizers and the entrees) came out almost all at once. The staff was certainly friendly and helpful and the room is pleasantly decorated.

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2013

My friend and I went there for an early dinner with our four kids. The menu ranged from burgers, pizza and salads to chicken, fish and beef entrees. I had the prime rib special and it was cooked perfectly. My friend had the chicken from the menu and it was also cooked perfectly, crispy skin on the outside and juicy on the inside. The prices were reasonable and the service was good. We will be going back.

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1.0Dined on January 20, 2013

This place is a glorified Denny's. Basically - it sucked.

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2.0Dined on January 20, 2013

We went for dinner with a large group with small children. The food took awhile to come out. This was difficult with the kids. When the food did arrive, it was mediocre to poor. The pork loin was dry and tough, cheeseburger was overcooked as well as the steak tips. Would not return.

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2.0Dined on January 12, 2013

Food was good considering convenience. Basic fare was good. Service was poor (entree arrived just after the appetizer, and inexperienced wait staff)

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2013

Had a wonderful experience. Worried about reviews but found the Inn to be very clean and comfortable. The shuttle ran every 10 minutes or less. Everyone went out of their way to be helpful. The food was delicious after a long day skiing and window shopping in the Village. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2013

I made a reservation expecting a nice table... We were seated as if we just walked in off the slopes.

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4.0Dined on January 3, 2013

Never had a good place for apres ski dining with/without family....finally varied menu, hearty soups, good service......after many years, HURRAY!!!!

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2.0Dined on December 31, 2012

We expected more from this established resort restaurant on New Years Eve. Service was poor even though we were an early reservation (5:45pm) and the restaurant was not yet crowded.

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1.0Dined on December 29, 2012

dont take reservations if you cnat keep them on time. food average at best. Too expensevise for average.

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2.0Dined on December 27, 2012

Service seemed disorganized and food was fair.

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