A loyal reader sent me this review of Bentley's via email.
How do you goof up a $26 New York Steak?
Go to Bentley’s
Well, I have been putting off a visit to Bentley's looking for an “occasion” since I knew going in it was in the upper price range. I was looking for somewhere nice for my wife and I to go out. We chose St Patrick's day since they would have the Salem Fire bag pipers from 5:00 to 6:00.
First, I could not get there until 5:30. As I show up, the bag piper are leaving (NOT 6PM as told to me on the phone). My wife and I order, she gets Prawns and other seafood. I get the New York steak with mushrooms on it. To make a long story short, the food arrives. My Steak had a covering of tomato PASTE with mushroom mixed in, not a nice thin sauce but PASTE. The paste was burnt on top it off. The presentation was nice in that it was on a bed of mashed potatoes. But, I asked for it not to have any potatoes. My wife’s dinner, albeit good, had a decoration element of Hummus. In our opinion, not a good combination.
As to the atmosphere I felt like I was in an “all you can eat” restaurant. No privacy, TONS of noise and the only thing resembling atmosphere was a central fire hearth.
Service was average, items came slow and we were never asked for even a refill of water. Drinks were not cheap. Both being $4.50 and one was just a straight shot.
My recomendation, pass on Bentleys’ go to Sizzler. You get better food and better atmosphere at a much reduced price!