John Bentley's second location in Redwood City, California, features Seasonal American
Cuisine served in a sophisticated, comfortable setting. Though there are new
features, like a full bar and two ample spaces for private dining, and the setting
is more urban and sumptuous, the focus at John's Redwood City location remains
the same: The care and quality of ingredients used in John's cooking, combined
with warmth and detailed attention of his staff, combine to make his Redwood
City restaurant, like his original location, a favorite among guests and critics.
"...chef-owner John Bentley's “intimate” converted Woodside firehouse remains an “institution” for its “satisfying” New American food and “unbelievable” “nurturing” service; but the man is now mostly manning his new, larger Redwood City outpost, which features a more casual menu and a full bar; all of this means he no longer runs “one of the best places on the Peninsula” – he runs two of them. "
- 2005 Zagat Guide