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John Bentley's

2915 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061-4003
650-365-7777
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Ranked #4 of 240 Restaurants in Redwood City
Price range: $20 - $40
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
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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Amelia Island, Florida
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139 reviews 139 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
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122 reviews 122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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
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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Sunnyvale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Additional Information about John Bentley's

Address: 2915 El Camino Real, Redwood City, CA 94061-4003
Phone Number: 650-365-7777
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Redwood City
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 40
Cuisine: American, Contemporary

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