The Menu at The Bench

Inspired by a variety of global styles and methods, The Bench serves up mouth-watering flavors fresh out of the oven or hot off the flame.

Menu Last Updated: September 18th, 2018*

Bench Starters
  • House-Made Soup

    Chef's seasonal specialty

  • Portobello Mushroom Fries

    Smoked cheddar-parmesan dip

  • Wood Grilled Broccolini

    Lemon, garlic, Parmesan

  • Crispy Falafel “Panzanella”

    Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, mint, cilantro, lemon vinaigrette

  • Duck Fat Potatoes

    Truffle salt, black pepper

From the Oven
  • Spicy Fire-Roasted Shrimp

    Calabrian chili, butter, oregano, garlic, grilled bread

  • Fire-Roasted Beets

    Smoked honey & pickled mustard seed, goat cheese, chives

  • Blistered Shishito Peppers

    Sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon

  • Bench Mac & Cheese

    Fontina cheese, Parmesan bread crumbs

  • Brussels Sprouts & Wild Mushrooms

    Brown butter-sage vinaigrette, fresh huckleberries

  • Bread Balloon

    Mediterranean dips, dry herbs

  • Margherita Flatbread

    San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, basil

  • Organic Mushroom Flatbread

    Triple cream brie, goat cheese, sherry vinegar

  • Ratatouille Flatbread

    Eggplant purée, zucchini, grilled onion, fennel ricotta, heirloom tomatoes, basil

  • Bench Bacon Flatbread

    Fontina, grilled & pickled red onion, arugula

  • Spicy Pepperoni Flatbread

    Calabrian chili oil, dry oregano, Belfiore mozzarella

Salads
  • Butter Lettuce

    Creamy tarragon dressing, herbed bread crumbs, pecorino

  • Arugula-Radicchio & Strawberry Salad

    Bench ricotta, zesty macadamia nuts, honey-cider vinaigrette

  • Heirloom Tomato-Watermelon Salad

    Feta cheese, mint, chili-lime vinaigrette

  • Sweet Gem Lettuce

    Olives, roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, herb vinaigrette

Mains
  • Black Mussels

    Coconut chili-lime broth, ginger, cilantro, garlic rubbed grilled bread

  • Roasted Pork & Italian Pepper Pasta

    Garganelli, grilled broccolini, scallions, pecorino

  • Tortiglione Bolognese

    Hearty veal & pork sauce, pecorino cheese, love

  • Roasted Cauliflower

    Herb chickpea puree, black olive tapenade, pepitas

  • Falafel "Burger"

    Cucumbers, tzatziki, tomato jam with beet salad

  • The Bench Burger

    Half pound, smoked cheddar, house sauce, salt & pepper fries
    Add Farm-Fresh Fried Egg or Bench Bacon

  • Spicy Chicken Sandwich

    Sriracha aioli, Bench butter pickles, mozzarella, brioche bun

  • Bench Smoked Pastrami Sandwich

    Horseradish crème fraiche, whole grain mustard, house butter pickles, jalapeño slaw

  • BLT Salad

    Bench Bacon, farm fresh egg, avocado, rustic croutons, grilled red onion, creamy shallot dressing

  • California Chopped Salad

    Avocado, 6-minute egg, whole grain mustard vinaigrette
    Add chicken, 5oz salmon, or 5oz hanger steak

Bench Starters
  • House-Made Soup

    Chef’s seasonal specialty

  • Crispy Pork Belly

    Sweet onion purée, radicchio salad

  • Crispy Falafel “Panzanella”

    Cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, mint, cilantro, lemon vinaigrette

  • Wood Grilled Broccolini

    Lemon, garlic, Parmesan

From the Oven
  • Spicy Fire-Roasted Shrimp

    Calabrian chili, butter, oregano, garlic & grilled bread

  • Fire-Roasted Beets

    Smoked honey & pickled mustard seed, goat cheese, chives

  • Blistered Shishito Peppers

    Sea salt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon

  • Bench Mac & Cheese

    Fontina cheese, Parmesan bread crumbs

  • Bread Balloon

    Mediterranean dips, dry herbs

  • Margherita Flatbread

    San Marzano tomatoes, mozzarella, basil

  • Bench Bacon Flatbread

    Fontina, grilled & pickled red onion, arugula

  • Ratatouille Flatbread

    Eggplant purée, zucchini, grilled onion, fennel ricotta, heirloom tomatoes, basil

  • Organic Mushroom Flatbread

    Triple cream brie, goat cheese, sherry vinegar

  • Spicy Pepperoni Flatbread

    Calabrian chili oil, dry oregano, Belfiore mozzarella

  • Brussels Sprouts & Wild Mushrooms

    Brown butter-sage vinaigrette, fresh huckleberries

Salads
  • Butter Lettuce

    Creamy tarragon dressing, herbed bread crumbs, pecorino

  • Arugula-Radicchio & Strawberry Salad

    Bench ricotta, zesty macadamia nuts, honey-cider vinaigrette

  • Heirloom Tomato-Watermelon Salad

    Feta cheese, mint, chili-lime vinaigrette

  • Sweet Gem Lettuce

    Olives, roasted peppers, cherry tomatoes, herb vinaigrette

Mains
  • The Smokey Joe

    24 oz short rib, smoked for 10 hours, Bench pickled vegetables, Italian butter bean-tomato gratin

  • Wood Grilled Hanger Steak

    Swiss chard, wild mushrooms, sweet potatoes port wine sauce, blue cheese cream

  • Chili-Spiced Rubbed Jidori Chicken

    Pozole broth, cabbage, crispy hominy, avocado & lime

  • Berkshire Bone-In Pork Chop

    Hoisin glaze, Bench kimchi, sesame fried rice, egg

  • Roasted Cauliflower

    Herb chickpea purée, black olive tapenade, pepitas

  • Pan Roasted Scallops

    Pear-celery root purée, Brussels sprouts, wild mushrooms, yuzu

  • Black Mussels

    Coconut chili-lime broth, ginger, cilantro, garlic rubbed grilled bread

  • Oak Grilled Autralian Swordfish

    Charred tomato sauce, pearl pasta, Swiss chard, capers, olives, fresh basil

  • Pan Seared Verlasso Salmon

    Yuca root, Roma tomato-oregano broth

  • Roasted Pork & Italian Pepper Pasta

    Garganelli, grilled broccolini, scallions, pecorino

  • Tortiglione Bolognese

    Hearty veal & pork sauce, pecorino cheese, love

*Our menus are specially prepared by our chefs, using their creativity and inspiration. Items may change daily, based on local availability. For additional information about current menu items, please contact the restaurant at .

Unforgettable Dining Experiences Await at The Bench

Located at The Lodge at Pebble Beach

1700 17-Mile Drive, Pebble Beach, CA 93953

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