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John Bentley's

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2915 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061-4003 (Selby Ln.)
AC Transit
650-365-7777
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Delightful candle light for a special occassion

Was taken here for my surprise birthday dinner, I had never been before but it was on my list. I started with a delicious lemon drop then followed with a green "house" salad and then Peppercorn Crusted Ahi, Pickled Ginger Soba Noodles, Goma Wakame. Our server, Amanda, was charming, with wit and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Redwood City, California
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English first
Redwood City, California
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Was taken here for my surprise birthday dinner, I had never been before but it was on my list. I started with a delicious lemon drop then followed with a green "house" salad and then Peppercorn Crusted Ahi, Pickled Ginger Soba Noodles, Goma Wakame. Our server, Amanda, was charming, with wit and humor and made the night very special. The... More 

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Redwood City, CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My husband surprised me on our 10th anniversary by inviting 8 of our friends. None of the others had ever eaten at Bentley's. However, after our wonderful meals-no one duplicated an entree-everyone was greatly impressed by the service,presentation, and quality of the meals. All said they would return. It was a perfect evening. I recommend the scallops. The desserts were... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I met with a friend of a friend to get some business advice over lunch. John Bentley's was just awesome. The Hostess graciously handled the fact we did not know each other. The food was just spectacular. The wait staff was the most attentive even as we entered our 3rd hour of discussion. What a first class operation!

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Pittsboro, North Carolina, United States
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171 reviews 171 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Had dinner here with two colleagues. They first brought a sliced loaf of delicious bread. I had the caesar salad for a starter. It was okay but it tasted a bit too much like anchovies. We each ordered the scallops and everyone loved them. The chef created each one of our dishes differently as we had special requests and he... More 

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Redwood City, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

My husband and I have gone to this place when it was owned by someone else. This is a great restaurant with good food and good service!!! We enjoyed all!!

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is one our favorite restaurants on the Peninsula. The food is always so good and consistent. The service is always amazing. It's great for couples and groups. We are so lucky to have this restaurant in our neighborhood.

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New York City, New York
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334 reviews 334 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

One of the best dinners we had in our 6-day San Fran-Palo Alto stay. Just simple excellence. Wine terrific. Salmon starter lovely. Fresh sea bass prepared with just the right amount of flavor and textures and colors...good presentation, good service and really good food... perhaps more old school in terms of decor but rather welcome compared of too trendy that... More 

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Kansas City
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

I was at John Bentley's to celebrate a friend's birthday and had such a nice evening, including one of the best meals I've ever had! I was tempted by everything on the menu, but the mushroom "pasta" dish peaked my curiosity. Thankfully! It was delicious AND healthy! The dish included trumpet mushrooms, tomato, garlic, basil, Kalamata olives, edamame and Pecorino... More 

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Portola Valley, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The Hanger Steak is excellent. It is served in a different way from most restaurants and is just delicious. We have been clients of John Bentley for years and always come in with a smile. We have never had a disappointing meal at John's!! When we are not too hungry, we eat at the bar and are served fantastic artichoke... More 

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Nome, Alaska
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118 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Our food was excellent. The ahii tuna and the hanger steak were both delicious. We shared an entrée portion of the pasta, which was equally delicious but so skimpy that had it been ordered as an entrée it would have been inadequate. As an entrée, split, it was 4 modest mouthfuls. This is in stark contrast to the very adequate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2915 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061-4003
    (Selby Ln.)
  • Public Transportation: AC Transit
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
  • Phone Number: 650-365-7777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?