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Bentwood Tavern

600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
(269) 469-1699
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Ranked #3 of 41 Restaurants in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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84% Recommend
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Glenview, Illinois
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

from their appetizers, tuna tartar, calamari to main courses, fresh fish and burgers, yes, burgers --- great quality and prices.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I am a self proclaimed food snob. Spending time in this region on vacation has its limits regarding great dining options. There are good options, just nothing really GREAT. However, Brentwood is in the great category. The décor and ambiance was lovely when you came it. I would call it "boating chic". We started at the bar where we chatted... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Started the day by relaxing on outdoor terrace for breakfast: Great bloody mary.. & Mediterranean frittata..served with a side of roasted potatoes. Ate dinner at the bar..Farm to table pizza..toppings included kale, sweet potato, caramelized onions chevre cheese..DELICIOUS! Also enjoyed the rolled eggplant with spaghetti... Impressive wine list...Be sure to try the house made red or white sangria! Love this... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It really feels like a vacation by lake but with that little extra. Wait for an outdoor sitting for dinner, is gorgeous and romantic, I think. The food is very good too and the staff very nice and service directed. Really enjoyed!

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Tinley Park, Illinois
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here, it was a great little find. The menu is not large but it is very tasteful and offers many options. We had the pizza of the day which had kale, sweet potatoes, onion jam and goat cheese on it - it was lovely. NIcely done in a wood fired oven. Drinks were excellent, I... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I lived in New Buffalo for 15 years and return now and then. This is still the best restaurant in town. The Executive Chef, Jenny, is terrific and makes very good meals, from thin crust pizza, to Chilean Sea Bass, which is her Signiture dish. There's something for everyone here, great service and reasonable but Chicago type prices. If you... More

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Noblesville, Indiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We love this restaurant! My wife had turf and surf and I had a filet mignon. I'm pretty sure that they hand select their cuts of meat and they cooked it to perfection. My side of potatoes was special. Service was excellent. We will always eat at this restaurant when we are in this area.

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McHenry, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were here with a party of 10 and had a reservation. We know we would be split into 2 groups of 5. We sat inside, as there was a long wait for outside. Our waitress was really efficient and accommodating, as was the server at the other table of 5. There is a nice variety of food to choose... More

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Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The restaurant has a good menu selection, okay bar area, and a really nice deck for dining. They offer decent specials so odering off that menu is a good idea. I had the ribs and they were super. During the summer the place stays busy so be prepared to wait just a bit.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Last Saturday, I was 1 in a party of 7 at the Bentwood Tavern not an easy task to serve but our waitress did great. We all ordered drinks/cocktails, wine, appetizers, entree's, and desserts. ALL were delicious and I thought very reasonably priced for the ingredients and serving size prepared. I am not sure what the other reviewers ordered but... More

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