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John Bentley's

2915 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061-4003
650-365-7777
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Ranked #3 of 234 restaurants in Redwood City
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Selby Ln.
Transit: AC Transit
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English first
Laguna Beach, California
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Everything was so good that I only wish I had arrived with a bigger apitite, but then again there are return visits which will for sure be in the future. On this evening I had an artichoke soup which was very nice and the grilled watermelon salad with crab which was great. Also at the table was the duck salad,... More

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Emerald Hills, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We have been here several times and always have a great meal with excellent service. John changes it up depending on what is in season and I love that. Can't wait for those fig appetizers with gorgonzola cheese - so good!

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Sunnyvale, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Convenient El Camino location. Good food, reasonable prices. This is a restaurant where you will meet all your local businessmen.

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

This is the second time I have visited John Bentley's. The previous time I was with friends from the area who dine there regularly. This time we came on our own because my wife liked the look of the menu. I did not realize until we were pulling up to the restaurant that I had dined there before. We shared... More

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Menlo Park
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

we go to JB's for A LOT of celebrations...b'days, anniversarys, whatever, and have NEVER been disappointed. We were there Oct.23rd...wonderful as always. The duck salad is always excellent, as is the ahi, hangar steak, scallops, and everything else on the menu. The service is very attentive without being overbearing! One of our favorites!

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san diego
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27 reviews 27 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

A stylish old school but not stodgy place. The food was good, especially the gorgonzola-stuffed figs and the lingcod special. The bartenders and servers were also very professional which tips this review up to four stars.

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San Jose, CA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Found John Bently's on google and decided to make reservation without even reading reviews. Called on a Friday night (June 14) for a 9:30 reservation and the man answering the phone said they were full. When I explained we were picking up our son at the airport at midnight, he put me on hold to double check. He came back... More

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San Jose, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

Recently dined here and was most impressed. I had not eaten since the move from Woodside to Redwood City and the atmosphere and excellent food traveled well.The menu is relatively small but quite imaginative (e.g. sweetbreads with bacon mashed potatoes, asparagus, etc.) Nice wine selection, friendly but efficient service. Meals were delicious. A favorite...

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Redwood City, California
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108 reviews 108 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The service and the Food is always good, We have never had a bad meal, The presentation is first class. The watermelon salad is wonderful.

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Redwood City, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

John Bentley's is a place usually high in contention for special occasions, their food is very consistently very delicious.

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