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“Nice place for a good dinner”

Bentley's Steak and Chop
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Ranked #63 of 302 Restaurants in Encinitas
Price range: US$30 - US$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 13 September 2012

I was part of a 20-person party meeting at Bentley's for a social dinner/evening. We found the ambience in our private room to be fitting for a nice steakhouse. The staff was professional, courteous, friendly and efficient. The have a full bar. Several had the Caesar Salad and a few enjoyed the Steak/Barley soup. Both were very good. The filets were exellent as was their specialty prime rib. Both were served exactly as ordered. The salmon was reported to be mostly lacking in flavor. One dinner agreed, but added that they had had the salmon there about a week ago and it was excellent at that time. The desserts were a Ghirardelli Chocolate Fudge Brownie topped with ice cream or a Creme Brule. Both were really disappointing. The brownies were hard (almost needed a knife to cut them) and very dry. The Creme Brule was served stone cold. While I realize that a 20-person party presents problems to the kitchen, one would expect more from an upscale place like Bentley's. We have dined there before (just my wife and I) and found everything to be really very good.

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1  Thank Gordon C
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Reviewed 24 August 2012

We celebrated our parents anniversary and everyone loved the prime rib special. We also recommend the crab cakes and the chocolate desserts. Sitting outside, great service and good food with fun companions...what could be better on a Friday night?!

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Reviewed 18 June 2012

Snuggled into a lovely shopping area, complete with fountain, seats and foliage, this restaurant may have a relatively low profile, but the locals certainly know its value! The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor seating, both being nicely appointed, lit correctly (not too much, not too little), and well spaced. I saw couples and families all co-existing happily in a moderate noise level.

Stopped in because of a steak craving, ended up having one of the Sunday specials (steak! - i was pretty happy to actually be saving money on a good steak) and a wee lobster tail as an add-on.

My server, Robin, was really pleasant, present, and engaged - a rare occurrence for servers. She made it all easy for me; checking back often but not in an obtrusive way.

The table is started off with a dark bread warmed to crisp the crust, keeping the inside soft and melt-in-your-mouth, with a cinnamon whipped butter - very nice. Entrees were well prepared.

Bentley's has a couple of desserts that are better than the usual enormous, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink desserts. I had a light and yummy dessert made with meyer lemon fluff resting on sweetened graham cracker crumbs, topped with a smattering of fresh berries. It was heavenly.

To recap; wonderful bread, prime rib & lobster tail (smaller portions but perfect if you ask me), veges & garlic mashers, and a divine dessert for well under $50. Not bad folks...

A very good staple restaurant for the beautiful seaside Town of Encinitas.

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Reviewed 15 November 2011

At last a classy dining experience at reasonable cost.

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1  Thank PatrickGe
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

We decided to try the sunday special which was delish and nicely portioned. The steak was delicious and wine excellent. I would definitely go again.

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