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Bentwood Tavern

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American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117 (Berrien)
+1 269-469-1699
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Chef Jenny Drilon's sophisticated spin on pub fare, responsibly sourced...
Chef Jenny Drilon's sophisticated spin on pub fare, responsibly sourced and beautifully prepared. A warm, friendly gathering place featuring eight Michigan craft beers on tap and a curated wine list. Waterfront dining with outdoor seating available whenever weather allows. Lunch and dinner daily, with brunch from 9am on weekends. Please be advised that the restaurant is operating on Eastern Standard Time.
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  • 132
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  • 99
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Kudos for holding our res for longer than necessary

We were running late due to traffic and Brentwood kindly held our reservation on a busy summer Fri night. We dined indoor. nice décor, but LOUD. Since it was busy the service was somewhat brusque but in a nice way. We liked the menu and went with two specials - grilled trout with a mango-corn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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CHicago, IL
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We were running late due to traffic and Brentwood kindly held our reservation on a busy summer Fri night. We dined indoor. nice décor, but LOUD. Since it was busy the service was somewhat brusque but in a nice way. We liked the menu and went with two specials - grilled trout with a mango-corn salsa, excellently prepared and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had to wait for a table here, but it was worth the wait. The menu was great and the service was friendly and efficient. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the views of the marina.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We ate at the Bentwood Tavern and were able to sit at an outside table. We waited on the rooftop deck for our table to be ready which was a great way to pass the time since we wanted to sit outside. All of the meals were delicious- our table had scallops, shrimp, salmon, chicken, and steak- we covered all... More 

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Osceola, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We visit New Buffalo several times a summer. Our go-to restaurant used to be The Stray Dog. However, that has changed after tonight. We found the Bentwood while driving around searching for a restaurant. The town was very busy, so we were looking for something off the beaten path. The Bentwood is inside of the Marina Grand Hotel. It's a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This was our first time to at this establishment. We didn't have reservations and although it was busy, they sat us right away. They have a good selection on their menu and were all happy with our food choices (wedge salad, burgers and a beef tenderloin) and I would say it was an average wait. Staff was friendly. No complains,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Everything was fantastic, from the appetizer to dinner to dessert. Asiago/Goat Cheese in tomato sauce, Brick Chicken, and Lemon Poppyseed cheesecake. I'd eat them all again. Looking around me everyone else's food also looked good. Wine list is good. The restaurant was loud, soundboards didn't seem to help much. But, I'll definitely be returning the next time I'm in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The service and food were fantastic and the server was so happy to help us out! The wait was not to long if you got there early. The atmosphere can get loud but we were seated comfortably in a nice booth. We have gone here before and my family and I think it just has gotten better this time. I... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We called ahead for a group of 8 for a late lunch and the table was ready when we arrived. Took awhile to get water, but after that the service was good. I had the "upscale" grilled cheese--very good and a large portion so I took half home. Good homemade fries.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Love this place and the patio on the water! The staff has always been great, our kids are always welcome and they have the best sangria I have ever had!

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Joliet, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We tried Brentwood tavern for the third time and had a disappointing experience and adequate food. We had made reservations on Open Table and requested to be seated outside. We arrived at the restaurant about a half an hour before our reservation time and we're told it would be about a half an hour. No issue with that. We went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
    (Berrien)
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-1699

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Chef Jenny Drilon's sophisticated spin on pub fare, responsibly sourced and beautifully prepared. A warm, friendly gathering place featuring eight Michigan craft beers on tap and a curated wine list. Waterfront dining with outdoor seating available whenever weather allows. Lunch and dinner daily, with brunch from 9am on weekends. Please be advised that the restaurant is operating on Eastern Standard Time.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?