We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bentwood Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$
American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117 (Berrien)
+1 269-469-1699
Website
Today
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, 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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 254 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 126
    Excellent
  • 95
    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
Great Little Hideaway!

Indoor & outdoor seating in the harbor area...boats and water! The bier selection is very good! I happen to enjoy bier with a high HOPS content. The food selection is short..but everything is good. The ambiance is fantastic. Mix and mingle with Chicagoans escaping the city for the weekend and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
DaBaronVH
,
Chicago
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo Write a Review

254 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Chicago
Level Contributor
100 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Indoor & outdoor seating in the harbor area...boats and water! The bier selection is very good! I happen to enjoy bier with a high HOPS content. The food selection is short..but everything is good. The ambiance is fantastic. Mix and mingle with Chicagoans escaping the city for the weekend and letting their hair down.

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Buffalo, Michigan
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Bentwood is by far the best restaurant in New Buffalo, Michigan. Both food and service. The training shows. Fresh always and presented well. Five star all the way. Always our go to place. Always busy. Call ahead.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

very accommodating, we call in to let them weather had slowed us down, by fifteen minutes, was not a problem. Seated immediately. High noise level. Server was excellent, very personal service, there when needed, never had to look for her. Excellent presentation and taste, portions were just the right size for us. Will be back.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Westerville, Ohio
Level Contributor
16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

We had dinner and drinks there. Sitting outside on the water is a must. Waitstaff was great and helpful. Both meals were great and the trio app and strawberry shortcake. A must do when you are in town.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
northwest indiana
Level Contributor
63 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

My husband and I had a wonderful evening here. Drinks in the foyer area on comfy couches while waiting to be seated for dinner. Steaks were cooked to perfection and server was attentive. Atmosphere was fantastic also. A must try when in New Buffalo!

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Stepping into the building you get the impression of elegance, and although this is fine dining, the clientele are all casually dressed. The bread served before the meal was scrumptious, and the seafood dishes we chose were delicious. Still, without any drinks and sharing a dessert, our meal came to over $50.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
New Buffalo, Michigan
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Saint Joseph, Michigan
Level Contributor
150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Antioch
Level Contributor
42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Bentwood Tavern also viewed

New Buffalo, Berrien County
New Buffalo, Berrien County
 
New Buffalo, Berrien County
 

Been to Bentwood Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

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 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
Average Prices: USD 9 - 25
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Doing business, Entertaining clients

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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Bentwood Tavern and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Bentwood Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?