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Bentwood Tavern

600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
+1 269-469-1699
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Ranked #2 of 41 Restaurants in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $9 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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: 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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Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

Had a late reservation on a Friday and found the service to be just what we needed at the end of a week. The wine recommendation was delightful and the dishes were interesting and tasty. It's a fun place with good energy, enjoy!

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32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Bentwood Tavern is situated quietly on a harbor in New Buffalo, tucked away from the main segments of tourists and travelers inside of a nice hotel. The menu has a very enticing variety of options, but most of the items are costly and priced for a restaurant one would expect to see as a "Prom date" restaurant. However, the pizza... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

Living in the Southwest Michigan area offers peace and calm but limited good restaurants … Bentwood Tavern helps to remind me of the days at Chicago. Very good food, people and environment … the duck was awesome and the mini pretzel appetizers as well. Their pizzas are just Ok. The only think that we were disappointed was that their salmis... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was our 2nd time here and was very good. We had the Southwest Chicken Salad w/honey-lime vinaigrette, Margherita Pizza (wood fired). Our others guest spit the Ginger Shrimp & Pork Egg Rolls and Skuna Bay Salmon. Good food, service and a view to the marina.

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MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had dinner on a Wed nite - there were 3 of us. Had appetizers and dinner. My 2 companions had steak and I had the scallop special. All were absolutely wonderful. What really topped it off was our waiter Ryan. I can't say enough on how professional and personable he was. What a great young man. We definitely will come... More 

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Libertyville, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a good place to eat in New Buffalo. It isn't cheap but isn't expensive either. The food is really good and the atmosphere is really good. The brick chicken is relatively inexpensive and is really good!

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Chesterton, Indiana
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is the coolest bar in New Buffalo and the bartenders know their stuff. Art Deco vibe, quality drinks poured. And the Marina view inspires a vacation feel. And BTW, food is fresh and creative, although recently the chef owner had gotten a bit too oriental inspired for our tastes. Specials nights for Sushi and Sea Bass draw in a... More 

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Chicago USA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We go to the Brentwood two or three times a year-always in summer and we always sit outside on the patio where we have fresh air, a nice view of the marina and a lot less noise than the raucous interior where people talk loud just to be heard, thus raising the din even higher. If there's no patio seating... More 

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Lemont, Illinois
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46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We have a summer place in the area and have eaten at all the local spots. Bentwoood is one of our standard go-to places. The food is outstanding and we've always had friendly and attentive service. The Fig Prociutto pizza is one of my very favorites, but I'm often lured by their specials too. Also really like the tuna tartare... More 

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Portage, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

What a delightful surprise we had when dining at the Bentwood Tavern last weekend for a family gathering! We walked into a warm, welcoming environment that made us all want to linger. Although located in a small, lakeshore community; it has an upscale Chicago vibe. The service was outstanding with our knowledgable and patient server taking care of everyone's different... More 

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Additional Information about Bentwood Tavern

Address: 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
Phone Number: +1 269-469-1699
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary

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