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“Big portions, not too expensive”

Bentley's Steak and Chop
Ranked #51 of 314 Restaurants in Encinitas
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Encinitas Blvd.
Transit: Bentley's is easily accessible via the North County Transit System.
Reviewed January 30, 2010

We tried Bentley's for Restaurant week. We did glance at the regular menu, and noted that prices are really not that expensive. The food was good/average.

My main criticism would be that portions were too big (I'm sure this is a plus for some). For restaurant week, we thought that the portions should have been reduced, because it was just way too much food.

We tried the fried calamari appetizer, which was enough for 4 people, but was considered a single serving during restaurant week. We also tried the shrimp cocktail, which was very small (only 3 shrimp). A puzzling discrepancy. Entree was also huge. The steak was decent, cooked very well, but I was not a fan of the sauce that came on the side.

We would probably come here again, but would order much less food.

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Reviewed August 5, 2009

Bentley's is located in the old Marie Callender's restaurant at the end of the plaza and has been totally refurbished with the addition of an outdoor dining area with heaters.
I absolutely LOVE their happy hour. I can't remember what the exact hours are but it is something like 2-6 M-F. The place is usually buzzing.
Our favourites are the sliders and cajun shrimp (5 or 6 shrimp in delicious creamy sauce with garlic bread to mop up the juices) although I confess that we are working our way through the menu!
We have eaten here in the evenings, too, and food is pretty good. The only complaint is the potatoes gratin which are sligtly 'odd' but otherwise edible.
The outdoor deck is so large that I may enquire as to whether it is dog friendly, which would be wonderful.

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Reviewed September 10, 2012
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