Only the best locally grown produce, including items from the on-site garden, freshest local seafood, and choicest meats are brought to the kitchen of Benbow Inn. Rising star, Executive Chef Dustin Vallance, guides the culinary team as they prepare each day’s selections. With seasonally rotating menus, the hotel features a blend of International flare and local farm-to-table freshness. The dinner menu is an eclectic variety of the best flavors, products, and styles from around the world.
Pastry Chef Jennifer Springer-Vallance has created a delicious dessert menu, with items including decadent cheesecake, pastries, and chocolates that are sure to please any palette.
The Tudor style dining room with white table clothes and sparkling dinner ware is a glimpse into the simple elegance of the 20s. With high ceilings, antique furniture, and a wall of windows to the patio gardens, the dining room provides a relaxing and upscale ambience. Service in the dining room reflects the meticulous training of the Maitre d’. Gracious and unobtrusive, the dining-room staff help make each meal a memorable experience.
For a more casual elegance, the Lounge offers the same great menu and service in a “Gentlemen’s Club” atmosphere. Cuddle up in front of the fire in the leather loveseats or soak up the the sun and redwoods on the front porch or patio. The talented team of mixologists, led by Bar Manager and Sommelier Steve Tuten, has created wonderful cocktail menus of classic drinks as well as local seasonal favorites.
The award-winning wine list features some of the best wines from Humboldt, Sonoma, and Napa Counties, California; the Northwest; Europe; and South America. With over 450 selections, the exceptional wine list has received the "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator Magazine for the past 11 years running and they have reviewed Benbow as “One of the best restaurants in the world for wine lovers.” With a focus on food-friendly selections, the Benbow Inn dining experience encourages guests to expand their palette to exciting new and diverse wines from around the world to complement the international cuisine.
The dining room is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week.
Dinner reservations are highly recommended. Walk-ins welcome for all meal periods.