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About John Bentley's - Redwood City

Located on the Atherton/Redwood City border, John Bentley's offers New American cuisine, a fun wine list, and warm gracious service with a full bar and banquet facilities.

2915 El Camino Real
Redwood City, CA 94061
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Selby Lane

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 365-7777

Website:
http://www.johnbentleys.com/

Parking Details:
Private lot directly behind the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
John Bentley

Private Party Facilities:
John Bentley's offers private dining downstairs for up to 24 people, and a private dining room upstairs, with private bar, for up to 50 people, equipped for AV presentations.

Private Party Contact:
Rachael Bentley: (650) 365-7777 ext. 52

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

John Bentley's - Redwood City Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.8

ambience

4.5

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (36)
Good for a Date (28)
Good for Anniversaries (25)
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Worth the Drive (17)
Cozy (17)
Fit for Foodies (15)
Authentic (11)
Bar Seating (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Local Ingredients (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Casual (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Healthy (5)
Seasonal (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
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Sunday Lunch (2)
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Fun (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Sports (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 2 days ago

Old Blond Hostess has no clue on how to do her job. Lose her and all is fine with the world😎👍

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent hangar steak. Poor service.

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·Dined on November 12, 2017

We had an amazing dinner with a fabulous server. This is one of my favorite restaurants.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Food is consistently suburb, nice atmosphere and our waiter was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Out of town guests. This is one of the best restaurants around.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and service. Will definitely come back again.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 1, 2017

first timer at JBs. wife and i chose for a milestone year birthday. had a deuce table near the front.

overall, giving it 4 stars. we have high expectations as foodies. the porkchop delivered but the fish was a little overcooked for our tastes, which knocked our rating down to a 4 overall.

service was top shelf and attentive.

desserts were tasty and well portioned. sipped some well balanced Bordeaux throughout the meal, from chop to choc pudding cake.

the other factor that brought JBs to a 4 was the unusually dim lighting and a hint of fish smell that washed over ua upon entering the restaurant.

guess we have sensitive noses and prefer a brighter atmosphere.

will return at some point but lots of other resties to explore b4 doing so.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

In the course of many visits, John Bentley's has never disappointed me. The food, service, and ambience consistently create a very special experience . Most recently, I loved the black mission fig/gorgonzola cheese appetizer and the double-cut pork chop was the best I have ever eaten. Anytime, the sticky toffee pudding dessert is a must!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always love our meals there. Best staff! It's going to be hard to see them go.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Romantic, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

One of my favorite meals in the Bay Area - the hangar steak is beyond delicious.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

After a business meeting at Rosewood we decided to head over to Bentley’s. We enjoyed Tuna TT, Watermelon Crab Salad, Sweetbreads, Veal Medallions paired with Gls Mas Rose, bttl 2014 Turley ZIN Cedarman Howell Mtn. Excellent service. We learned that Bentley’s will be closing their doors next June 2018.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

It has always been excellent and that is why we always come back.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Cozy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

First dinner at this restaurant after having been to many very good establishments in this area. Very good entrees, excellent service in a very nice setting. The one and only downside, loud....noisy. I don't care to hear about someone else's sex life and their history. If you happen to enjoy that sort of information then this is for you. If not you may want to think twice if you prefer a somewhat quiet dining experience. Will we go back? Probably; because the food always wins! Mike from Gardnerville, NV.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Fabulous dinner. The sole excellent and asparagus soup light but very flavourful.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Once again a wonderful meal. Yummy food and great service. I think the value is outstanding.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Nice restaurant with good parking , good food and service! Very cozy and warm ambiance.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Our favorite restaurant in Redwood City; food and service always fantastic!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Cozy, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

Went to John Bentley's for a lunch with a friend that will be leaving the country, sort of a farewell lunch. The food was excellent and tasted delicious. The server was very attentive and the food came out very quickly. No complaints here.
It is a great spot to catch up with friends or to attend for a special occasion like an anniversary or birthday dinner. I highly recommend trying this restaurant out.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We have eaten here several times. Last night I had the delicious pork chop with a chutney sauce, cooked to perfection. Our guest had ahi which as a German was a real treat, and my husband had the veal medallions. The tomato & burata starter and the grilled watermelon salads were delicious. Beautifully presented. Our server was excellent, very experienced and personal. John Bentley's is a hidden gem!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

We had another amazing meal at John Bentley’s! This is a favorite destination for our family for any and all occasions. The food is always excellent with much seasonal variety and many very creative specials. Always a treat that seems to get better each time.

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Amazing food and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Excellent food and great service. This is a great place. Quiet enough to carry on a conversation. Always a great experience.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Each time I dined at John Bentley's, the fare was delicious, and was agreed by all at the table. I enjoy the ambiance at John Bentey's; it has a bit of old world charm, which I love , and the wait staff waste no time in offering their guests a drink, &. telling us about their specials . The wait service is excellent throughout. One of our group had never had the experience previously, however, he cannot wait to go back!

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, People Watching, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Afternoon Coffee, Quick Bite, Paleo Friendly
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Our waitress was wonderful. We gave her a very old bottle of wine to uncork and she did it with ease. She was attentive but not too attentive. The food was good, artistically prepared. Maybe a little on the noisy side. We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Ridiculous corkage fees. Really spoiled the entire experience just that o e little thing. Really $30 a bottle. Who charges that? I was prepared for a big bill. Sorry won't return. Really want a refund . Greedy beyond belief.

Tags: Business Meals, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Outstanding flavors in the food, great ambiance, and a delightful atmosphere! Highly recommend!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Another great dinner at Bentley's! Easily the best restaurant in Redwood City. Great atmosphere, great food, great staff. You honestly can't go wrong with anything on the menu. Thanks again for another wonderful evening!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Feel prices are high. $34 for filet of sole, I would expect a starch besides a melange of vegetables and a caper Buere Blanc. The artichoke soup was good. The baby iceberg salad was overdressed.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Monday we had calamari special. It was wonderful, I would definitely order it again. Good ribeye and the lemon cheesecake was a nice finish.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Terrific place all the way around... including, food, service and ambience

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good Service and food is prepared well. The portions are small . The prices for appetizers are on the high side . The main dishes are prepared well though portions are small.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great service and great food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

My wife and I figure John Bentley's our favorite restaurant for lunch, diner and special occasion.
Always very good service and great food!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Organic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Healthy, Business Meals, Romantic, Happy Hour, Cozy, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

A responsive staff with a great bar and excellent food. A relaxing evening, unhurried and personal service. The fish dishes were excellent.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Never disappoints. I wish I could learn to cook scallops like this. Heaven.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

I had the special and it was AMAZING! Service was excellent. All around great experience and fantastic meal!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2017

All food was fantastic. Great appetizer calamari in a mango sauce. Sweetbreads the best ones ever also terrific sole. Desserts were terrific too Sticky Toffee cake and a great lemon curd dish. All in all a great evening

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

You can always count on great food and excellent service at John Bentleys. Sometimes it's a little too loud and dark for me but the food and service never disappoints.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

When you go to John Bentley's you can always count on great food and great service. The menu is outstanding and John's dishes are creative and ample. We have been a customer of John Bentley for over 20 years. It is always a delight.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 16, 2017

We always enjoy John Bentley s.--Very friendly, courteous atmosphere

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly
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