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Bentwood Tavern

600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
(269) 469-1699
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Ranked #3 of 39 restaurants in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Berrien
Description: "...the area"s newest restaurant and, arguably, its best." --Chicago Tribune Harbor Country's only waterfront restaurant, Bentwood Tavern features "artisan comfort cuisine" crafted by local icon, Chef Jenny Drilon. Bentwood's sophisticated spin on pub fare features gourmet pizzas fired in a wood-burning oven, fresh seafood, Amish roasted chicken, steaks and chops. Everything is scratch made from only the highest quality, and whenever possible, locally grown ingredients. Eight craft brews on tap and a well-curated wine list are worthy complements to the fresh, savory menu. Bentwood Tavern is open daily for dinner and drinks, lunch Friday-Sunday, and brunch from 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday. Outdoor seating on the marina is open as long as weather permits. Please be advised that the restaurant is operating on Eastern Standard Time.
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English first
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on the patio overlooking the marina. While I'm not usually a fan of outside dining, the table umbrellas kept the sun at bay. Our server was courteous and knowledgeable. When I ordered the Summer Margarita, she warned me there would be a kick from the jalapenos. (It was more of a taste of jalapeno as... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

Met good friends so the evening promised to be good. Our service was great. My buddy ordered a pizza that came late because they dropped it and they comped us deserts. They didn't have too. I had the amberjack and it was good...may be a tad over cooked but very good. My wife had the chicken and she thought it... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful evening spent enjoying a great meal and a wonderful view. We ordered the grilled escarole salad which was amazing to see and tasted delicious. For the main course we ordered the following: White bean Stew and the Crispy Brick chicken. They were both delicious. The chicken was perfect.....crispy with wonderful seasonings. Our waitress told us from the start that... More

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Chicagoland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We eat here whenever we stay at the Marina Grand Resort, and always get a waterside table. Our server this year was named Cathy and she was superb! Such a great personality! Attentive, but not phony, and genuinely charming. She was also knowledgeable about the menu. I had the rum punch, which was very tasty and so pretty, with layered... More

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We had such a nice evening from the food being fabulous to the outstanding service!!!! Dustin, our bartender and Sean k, our server were just awesome....very nice and great at what they do! We had the calamari, Bangkok chicken, and the Bentwood special pizza...ohhhh so good!!!!! Totally recommend it!

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Princeton, Illinois
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

My whole family was there for a weekend wedding. Myself along with 3 of my kids, my sister and her two kids. All 12-31 years. Plus the parents! The menu offered something for everyone! Including my gluten intolerant self. Ribs for grandpa, fish for grandma, pizza for teens! Nice wine list. We ordered a bottle of French rose. Delightful.Everyone was... More

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Danville, Illinois
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Bentwood Tavern is a small restaurant on the waterfront. They do have outside dining on the patio. Limited menu but very good. It is an open style kitchen, which I like. Our service was good and food excellent. We will be returning there this summer to enjoy another great meal. It is family friendly. Reasonably priced.

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Wheaton, Illinois, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Very good food. Accommodating to our dining with a baby. Nice outdoor patio. Excellent service. Would definitely recommend!

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ohio
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We were looking for a place for dinner with great atmosphere. We stopped in for an afternoon drink to check the place our for dinner and realized this wasn't lake front but on the marina. After checking out the menu we decided if we wanted atmosphere we might as well go back to the Stray Dog. We did have a... More

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Pullman
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I stopped by mid-day for a snack, a drink and some waterfront dining, this seemed to be one of the few places right on the water, even though it is just a marina not the lake or a river. The deck was nice though, and the service was fairly prompt. The menu was limited at that time of day, but... More

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