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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2012

Love John Bentley's. I eat there often. Great food, attentive service, always a treat.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 1, 2012

Had a great time. Enjoyed the specials and the wine selection. Our friends had a great time too. For us this is a highly reliable 'special occasion' restaurant - never fails, and guests enjoy it too. Will definitely be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 29, 2012

Always Excellent. Just a real nice place to go. Has great Special and their presentations of food fantastic.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2012

A fine evening with very good food and excellent service. The noise level was a bit louder than I like.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2012

We go to John Bentley's when we want a wonderful meal in a very enjoyable location. This is my favorite restaurant in the Bay Area. The tuna tartare appetizer is the perfect combination of tastes and the hanger steak is outstanding. I love the ambience and the service is very attentive. I highly recommend!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 24, 2012

Service and foods are excellent. The only disappointment was that one of my lamb chop had more than 50% fat.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 21, 2012

Wonderful restaurant with the best sweet breads in the Bay Area!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2012

great place--always a fine experience--fg

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2012

We are so stuck on JB's there just aren't words. The most well-composed beet salad I've ever laid eyes on, let alone tasted. First-name basis with many servers. Dad orders the salmon every single time, and raves. On the way there, we make bets on the dessert. Will it be the bread pudding, or the baked-Alaska lemon semifreddo? Oh brother, just the thought of either makes the mouth water.

Do your taste buds a favor and pay JB's a visit.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2012

Best Pork Chop on the Planet!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2012

We have been dining with John since his beginning in Los Altos. Recently he added a new vegetarian entree using trumpet mushrooms as a pasta.....outstanding! And I'm not a vegetarian, but this dish could possibly convert me. I can't wait to get back to order it again! My husband had the lamb special and was taken back to the days it was on the menu in the Woodside location. If you have not eaten here, check it out.....you'll be happy you did!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 11, 2012

We were celebrating our anniversary with another couple and had a wonderful time and enjoyed a wonderful dinner. We ordered a sparkilng wine to start and I brought an older vintage (1983 Dunn, Howell Mountain Cabernet Savignon) which worked perfectly with our various dinner choices. A grilled Rib-eye, double cut pork chop, lamb chops and Trumpet Mushroom “Pappardelle". All of these were done to perfection and we shared bites among us as we each declared our dinner choice as the best. John Bentley's is the type of restaurant that one would more likely find in San Francisco, but I'm quite happy that it isn't. We will be back...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 10, 2012

Fine 'old school' dining. Very attentive staff.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2012

Incredible flavor profiles with exceptional ingredients and masterful techniques. Molasses lacquered pork belly is the bomb. Try it for dessert with a scoop of vanilla! Brilliant blends of deliciousness in elegant styles. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2012

Always consistently excellent! Service and food outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2012

A place to go for special occasions.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2012

Good Job "Open Table"....Bentley's was excellent is every way! We'll be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2012

The food and service are consistently excellent. We have been several times and will continue to go back.

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vip
 (東京)·Dined on July 25, 2012

Good for a nice dinner. Quality of foods is very good, wine list is ok.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 20, 2012

One of the few places in the area that really great food and wine is available.Love this place. Too bad no longer in Woodside..

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2012

The entire experience was simply outstanding and we appreciated your passing on the fact that it was our 55th wedding anniversary!

When greeted at the door the woman noted that it was a special occasion for us, and as she seated us in the booth we had requested, she noted that as well.

The waiter was helpful and professional - unobtrusively checking back for any needs or questions and the complimentary dessert was much appreciated!

May we also compliment Open Table for making all the reservations so easy and complete.

Thank you so much

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2012

We enjoyed our dinner immensely. We come down from San Francisco which should say alot since there are plenty of places to go there with great food, service, etc. We used to frequent the Woodside location but we brought family from the UK for a special meal and were very pleased. We will continue to frequent this establishment.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on July 16, 2012

John Bentleys is fantastic! We were seated promptly and the greeter and busboy were excellent. Our waiter, Che, was knowledgeable, friendly and always looking after us. As it was our 46th Wedding Anniversary, John gave us a complimentary dessert. We will return to John Bentleys...and soon. An A+ experience!

As an aside, I unknowingly dropped my dark glasses on the floor under our table and received a phone call from the restaurant when we got home that night telling me so and they arranged a time for me to return the next day to retrieve the glasses. Very efficient!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 16, 2012

John Bentleys is the most consistent restaurant I have found--always superior food, always excellent friendly service, I have never been disappointed. My guests are always impressed!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2012

The planko crusted pork was out of this world.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2012

My wife, daughters and I went to Bentley's for our 42nd anniversary. Our table was ready right at our reservation time. The flowers I ordered on Open Table were on the table as requested. The food was excellent, though a little pricy, but worth it. John Bentley gave my wife and I deserts at no charge and they were wonderful. The waiter we had was very well trained and very attentive to our needs. All in all we had a wonderful night and I would definitely go back again and definitely recommend Bentley's

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 11, 2012

We have spent many special occasions at John Bentley's and the food and service are spectacular. Many thanks to John for creating such a wonderful atmosphere.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2012

We enjoyd a wonderful meal last Monday night with an out of town friend from Ninnesota. Just happened to select Bentley's on Open Table but we had not been here before. The place was nearly full so the only detraction was the noise level. The service was impeccable and the food excellently prepared. Appetizers were creative and the lamb and ahi tuna were cooked to perfection. Will return.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 6, 2012

The BEST halibut I've ever had!!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 5, 2012

Very good consistent food. Interesting and delicious seasonal specials. A great restaurant

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2012

The food was very good and the wait staff very pleasant. When I made reservations, they asked if it was a celebration, and noted that. We had a variety of fish dishes, and all were delicious. Only one note: When servers announce their evening specials, I believe it should be a restaurant policy that they also let the diner know the prices. I don't care how nice the restaurant, or in what price range the restaurant operates in, it is respectful to give the prices at the end of the description.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2012

Started with the stuffed figs -- very nicely done, and not overly sweet. The roasted watermelon and crab salad was unique and delicious. The best part were the seared scallops, which were buttery tasting and perfectly cooked.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2012

We have been going to John Bentleys' for years. Often we made reservations at the
Woodside Restaurant. Since that restaurant is no longer a "Bentley" we go to the
Redwood city venue. I just had the calamari salad--really refreshing and good and
as always the Ahi Tuna. I dream about that dish.
The restaurant has a warm, club like feeling.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2012

The food and service here was excellent. I had the diver's scallops and they were cooked to perfection. They crispy on the exterior and were moist and tender inside. Served on a bed of garlic mashed potatoes and a tangy slaw on the side which balanced the flavored and textures perfectly. Will definitely return here!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 26, 2012

Nice to have fine dining on the peninsula

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2012

I love this place, on every visit the food and service are consistently good. I've eaten dinner here a few times and it's always a treat. You won't be disappointed!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 23, 2012

The watermelon, crab, avocado, jicama appetizers are delicious. The duck was succulent and very tasty.
John Bentleys is our favorite neighborhood restaurant for special occasions and to bring visiting friends and relatives.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2012

Fabulous. A wonderfully fresh and creative menu with the best ingredients of the season. Consistently excellent food and service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2012

Food is good for special occasion

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2012

What a special birthday party. We all had a marvelous time.
what a friendly warm restaurant!!!!

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