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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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Sunday
Closed
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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: Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Hanger Steak

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
mocheB20A
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Portola Valley, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Reservations
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Portola Valley, California
Contributor
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
Top Contributor
135 reviews 135 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Redwood City, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

This local restaurant consistently produces wonderful lunches and dinners in a very pleasant environment.

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Amelia Island, Florida
Top Contributor
148 reviews 148 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Friends of ours from Palo Alto suggested John Bentley's as a rendezvous point for three couples converging from three points in the Bay Area. My wife and I came from our Berkeley VRBO. This being California and Rush Hour, it took us an hour and forty minutes to get there. The food and ambience were so good I'd do it... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We've been going to John Bentley's for years, both the old and new location on El Camino. John's an amazing, inventive chef. There are so many favorites, the best thing I can do is list them...Grilled Marinated Quail, Molasses Lacquered Pork Belly, Tuna Tartar, Pressed Duck, Salmon, Scallops, Ahi, Veal Medallions.....all topped off with the Sticky Toffee Pudding. TDF (to... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

John Bentley's hosted our private dinner for 25 upstairs in their private dining room. Couldn't have asked for a better venue. Parking was convenient, service was exceptional and the food was outstanding. The staff was very easy to communicate with in planning the event and made the whole process very easy. Definitely recommend.

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San Carlos, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is an amazing restaurant that I kept putting off for 3 years. Everyone on the peninsula should try it.

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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Pros: 1. Easy Parking 2. Excellent menu selections with fabulous presentation 3. Food outstanding, the sweetbreads and veal chops cooked to perfection John Bentley remains one of the best chefs in our area Cons: 1. We recently celebrated a birthday at John Bentley’s Restaurant the reservation desk was aware of this and still the wait staff attempted to hurry our... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?