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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: Breakfast, Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, 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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  • 124
    Excellent
  • 91
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
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We always have lunch or dinner at Bentwood Tavern if we are in New Buffalo. First of all we like harbor view - very relaxing. second - service is always excellent . Yesterday we were service by Cathy A. Very friendly, fast and professional. Thank you. We enjoy food,- always fresh. I would recommend... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
Angela231_13
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Chicago, Illinois
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  • Doing business
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We always have lunch or dinner at Bentwood Tavern if we are in New Buffalo. First of all we like harbor view - very relaxing. second - service is always excellent . Yesterday we were service by Cathy A. Very friendly, fast and professional. Thank you. We enjoy food,- always fresh. I would recommend this restaurant to everybody.

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New Buffalo, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Another great meal at Bentwood Tavern, I had the Tuna Avocado Tartare and a Wedge salad, my favorite light warm weather meal and was perfect. My wife had the the Fish and Chips and as usual, had to take 1/2 of it home as it is so big. Great staff, nice reasonably priced wine list and great food. Don't forget... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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149 reviews 149 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Bentwood Tavern features “artisan comfort cuisine”. We started with 2 starters; Ginger Shrimp & Pork Egg Rolls and homemade Pub chips with Onion Dip – They did the job to start the evening. For our dinner we had the following: The featured “Farm to Table Pizza – fired in a wood burning oven it was asparagus, basil, shallot, garlic oil... More 

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Antioch
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

My husband and I both got beef tenderloin and it was delicious and priced for quality meat. The twice baked potato was excellent. We did not get any appetizers or dessert, but did get a bottle of wine. The ambiance and decorating didn't exactly match the prices, but was comfortable and had an outside dining area overlooking the gorgeous boats... More 

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Flossmoor, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Interesting dockside location. Slightly upscale but very comfortable. Entrees from sophisticated to an excellent. burger. The room seemed split between. Had a trout special & a Schezuan Stirfry, the fish was excellent! The sides offered were also excellent. , lots of farm to table freshness.

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Michigan City, Indiana
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78 reviews 78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

They've got everything down pat. From the host to the drinks, servers and of course wonderful cuisine. Always consistent quality and I love their desserts.

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Rancho Mirage, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Had dinner at Bentwood Tavern and we were totally blown away by the restaurant from service to presentation to the food itself. I had tenderloin served with perfectly done broccoli and an awesome "double baked" potato. Portions are plentiful but not overwhelming, but the quality is top notch. Had a pizza for appetizer and the house "special" pizza was excellent,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We enjoyed the spring rolls, wedge salad, orange roughy, lamb chops with seasonal vegetables. The meal was quite enjoyable. I look forward to going back to try their seasonal soups that seem to be quite popular.

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Austin, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Stopped by on a Monday night for dinner with some business associates. Got a nice table with a view of the harbor. Waiter was very good. I had the Walleye with asparagus and potatoes - just right. Will definitely return.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I read the reviews, and thought it would be a great place to go, for my birthday. We walked in and the place looked minimalist and post modern bare, with the staff being just as cold. We ordered starters, a pizza, and some martinis. The starters were over priced, bland, and could of been served at any box restaurant. The... 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: Entertaining clients, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?