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John Bentley's

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American, Contemporary
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2915 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061-4003 (Selby Ln.)
AC Transit
650-365-7777
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 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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  • 16
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 4
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Classic fare

Good food from an accomplished Chef. Nothing too 'experimental' on the menu. Great for meat or fish dishes. Very comfortable and quiet atmosphere. Service is very attentive. Do not bring your own wines as they have a nice selection from their cellar and their fee corkage is excessive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Mitch L
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Redwood City, California
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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Good food from an accomplished Chef. Nothing too 'experimental' on the menu. Great for meat or fish dishes. Very comfortable and quiet atmosphere. Service is very attentive. Do not bring your own wines as they have a nice selection from their cellar and their fee corkage is excessive.

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Nome, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We enjoy JB every time we visit. The staff is professional and the food is very nicely done. We particularly enjoy the specials, especially the fish dishes.

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Stanford, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Will be going back there in 2 weeks for my birthday dinner, can't wait. Food is excellent, service is a close second, it is consistently good. It is very quiet too, a rare find in the Bay Area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great service, Great Food for a special occasion, one of the few special resturants in Redwood City!

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Warwick, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

One of the best meals I had in California. The scallops were delicious and the appetizer was interesting, creative, refreshing and a delicious combination of flavors.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

It is very hard to find a restaurant up to our expectation in Redwood City. Finally we found one we will go back. We always have problem of restaurants in US, the main course usually too big to finish if we have first course. We ordered 3 first courses and one main course for two of us. The portion was... More 

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Redwood City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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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

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