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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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Princeton, Illinois
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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19 reviews 19 reviews
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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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We've been here at least 4 times in the past year. The food is really good. There's an innovative menu that's always changing. Love the hip, hectic atmosphere and the bar crowd is highly engaged! We've had the same server a couple of times - Hans? - he's so full of himself. It's like he's doing us a favor to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

great place to grab a bite to eat - good atmosphere, selection of beer. get the pizza! it was very good.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Seven of us enjoyed dinner here; three had steaks, two had salmon, one had a noodle bowl and one had brick chicken. Everyone raved, not only about their entree but also the side dishes. Then we ordered three desserts to share and the raves stopped. Chocolate pie, lemon cheesecake and a rhubarb dish got shrugs. Excellent service, nice harbor view... More

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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Some restaurants try to be everything to everyone, and inevitably fail. Bentwood Tavern does not seem to be plagued with the same identity crisis. A very modern yet warm atmosphere compliments a nice view of the harbor. The dining room is cozy but not crowded, and the noise level is pleasant without feeling like a library or a nightclub. Sometimes... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you live nearby or are visiting for a long weekend be sure to make reservations for dinner at this delightful restaurant. You can eat outdoors overlooking the marina or indoors. Nice bar if you have to wait for friends. Delicious fresh food and interesting flavor combinations. Also some nice choices for diners who like a vegetarian option. Great cocktails... More

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