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Bentwood Tavern

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American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117 (Berrien)
+1 269-469-1699
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, 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.
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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 6
    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
Bentwood

This was our first time to at this establishment. We didn't have reservations and although it was busy, they sat us right away. They have a good selection on their menu and were all happy with our food choices (wedge salad, burgers and a beef tenderloin) and I would say it was an average wait... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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  • Doing business
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

This was our first time to at this establishment. We didn't have reservations and although it was busy, they sat us right away. They have a good selection on their menu and were all happy with our food choices (wedge salad, burgers and a beef tenderloin) and I would say it was an average wait. Staff was friendly. No complains,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Everything was fantastic, from the appetizer to dinner to dessert. Asiago/Goat Cheese in tomato sauce, Brick Chicken, and Lemon Poppyseed cheesecake. I'd eat them all again. Looking around me everyone else's food also looked good. Wine list is good. The restaurant was loud, soundboards didn't seem to help much. But, I'll definitely be returning the next time I'm in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The service and food were fantastic and the server was so happy to help us out! The wait was not to long if you got there early. The atmosphere can get loud but we were seated comfortably in a nice booth. We have gone here before and my family and I think it just has gotten better this time. I... More 

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Batavia, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We called ahead for a group of 8 for a late lunch and the table was ready when we arrived. Took awhile to get water, but after that the service was good. I had the "upscale" grilled cheese--very good and a large portion so I took half home. Good homemade fries.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Love this place and the patio on the water! The staff has always been great, our kids are always welcome and they have the best sangria I have ever had!

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Joliet, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We tried Brentwood tavern for the third time and had a disappointing experience and adequate food. We had made reservations on Open Table and requested to be seated outside. We arrived at the restaurant about a half an hour before our reservation time and we're told it would be about a half an hour. No issue with that. We went... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We had dinner reservations at 8pm on a Sat. night. Once we sat down we did not get anyone to stop by for 20 minutes. Once the server came over she was very nice. But service all night too a long time. Dinner was 2.5 hours. It took over an hour after ordering dinner to get our food. Once we... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Get a reservation and sit outside. The food is quite lovely for New Buffalo For an appetizer, try the home made potato chips with onion dip. They are a real find

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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.

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New Buffalo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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.

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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 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

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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

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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?