Only the best locally grown produce (some from our hotel gardens), freshest seafood and choicest meats are brought to our kitchen. Our Chef's sure hand guides our culinary team as they prepare each day's selections. We also offer an award-winning wine list, which features some of the best wines from California, the Northwest, and a sampling from Europe. Our rising star Executive Chef Dustin Vallance, brings his passion for food and wine creating several delightful pairings featured in our current Winemaker Dinner Series and evident in our excellent wine list. Click here for our Full Wine List. Also, for our younger guests, a special child's menu is available. See our current Dinner Menu, or see all of Menus.
"At the Benbow historic Inn we welcome our guests, whether from our beautiful North Coast or the other side of the world, with a wine list emphasizing food-friendly selections to enhance our seasonal cuisine. We feature local Humboldt County and West Coast wines, while maintaining a foundation of Old World terroir driven classics and international selections. With over 450 selections, we encourage you to open your palate to exciting new and diverse wines, from those made from ancient grapes rediscovered in Greece or experimental techniques made with yeasts native to California.
Service in the dining room reflects the meticulous training of our Maitre d'. Gracious and unobtrusive, the dining room staff help make each meal a relaxing and pleasurable experience.
We want our guest to be comfortable, so recommended dinner dress is casual elegance. Many guests prefer to wear coat and tie or cocktail dress to dinner, but polo-type shirt, Dockers, slacks and nice jeans are perfectly acceptable also. We do ask that no sandals, shorts, bathing suits or bare feet find their way into the dining room, although dress shorts and dress sandals are acceptable on the Terrace.