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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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English first
Portage, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW 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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Chicago, Illinois
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362 reviews 362 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It was cold out but we forgot about that when we were welcomed in! We have eaten here a few times and will continue to return. Inspired: great friendly staff Service: Jason R was excellent Atmosphere: modern Food: very good Return: yes Discovered: walking by

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New Buffalo, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The Chilean Sea Bass served the first weekend of each month is terrific. There is usually a fire going in the winter and Jenny comes around to make sure you are enjoying yourself.

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Franklin, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This restaurant adjoined our hotel, the Grand Marina. Very good indoor and outdoor dining. Beautiful spot with lots of good and diverse food choices.

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Chicago, Illinois
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The Bentwood Tavern has an urban atmosphere. The ambience was warm, busy, bustling, and inviting! The Waite staff was great, attentive, and friendly. The food was awesome. Located right on the shore with a great view! Home away from home!!!

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have eaten at Brentwood Tavern many times and the menu is outstanding and truly the best place to eat in the area. Wonderful diner specials and martini's. Even in the off season you need reservations as tourist and locals enjoy this place regularly. In season the porch faces the marina, when it's cold the place takes on a nice... More 

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Michigan City, Indiana
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73 reviews 73 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Don't let the name fool you, nothing about this place reminds me of a tavern. It's a little hidden behind the houses, sits right on the marina but you can't get to it from the main street. Lovely modern atmosphere, windows look out at the marina (little patio outside), you can watch what's going on in the kitchen. We came... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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61 reviews 61 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This place is rated number one on TA, and it did not disappoint. The food was delicious (we had the chicken and pizza) service was top notch as well.

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LaPorte, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was my girlfriend's birthday and this is where we went for her birthday dinner. I have never been so impressed! Our server always made sure we were ok without being pushy. We started with the calamari. The garlic sauce that was with it was great and gave the calamari a new spin. For our main dish, we both got... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

There is a nice variety of choices without it being overwhelming and at good prices. Great interior...but the view of the Harbor at the tables out back is even better!

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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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