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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: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene
Description: Chef Jenny Drilon's sophisticated spin on pub fare, responsibly sourced and...
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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  • 145
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  • 111
    Very good
  • 23
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  • 6
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  • 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 food and atmosphere.

Went here with my wife on a weekend getaway. The food was excellent. We both got pizzas, mine had a bacon jam on it. I was hesitant to order it at first, but there was no need. It was delicious. I would highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
RyanV21
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with my wife on a weekend getaway. The food was excellent. We both got pizzas, mine had a bacon jam on it. I was hesitant to order it at first, but there was no need. It was delicious. I would highly recommend.

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Huron, Ohio
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I came here for a date night dinner. I was looking for a relaxing, intimate atmosphere. When we walked in, I was so impressed with how nicely decorated the hotel was. The lobby area was beautiful. The restaurant was full, so I was glad I had made reservations. We each ordered a pizza. We sat near the... More 

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Thank OhioTravelers31
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of us stayed at the Grand Marina and went to the Brentwood Tavern for dinner. The bar was nice and friendly. We had calamari and Ahi tuna appetizers. They were both excellent. The miso mahi mahi was good but a little dry. The vegan Shepard's pie was very tasty and would be ordered again. The carrot cake dessert... More 

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Thank Beavscabin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Been a Chicago suburbanite coming on 50 years and have never had a better pizza. Get the house special and you will go home happy. Crazy busy even in off season so get a reservation. Tight and loud so don't expect a romantic evening. Hats off to chef Jenny! Only complaint was my tap craft beer was stale and a... More 

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Thank Tim P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely dinner with great cocktails. The service was flawless. We had dinner inside even though there is seating outdoors. The decor is fresh and upscale. Reminds me of San Francisco. I love it.

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Thank Baxo1
Columbia City, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

We were very impressed with the food here! So fresh and full of flavors! We were a little taken back by the loud talkers on either side of us, which kind of killed the atmosphere for us. BUT we would go back in a second b/c the food was amazing!!

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Thank EllisSC
Valparaiso, Indiana
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Stopped in for a very late lunch and were pleased to find we could have early dinner, too. The staff greeted us warmly and service was very attentive without hovering. Décor is contemporary but lean, although the full view kitchen adds some interest. In better weather the patio sits right on the marina and offers a great outdoor venue. As... More 

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Thank NotRealHoosiers
Chicago IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

We celebrated my birthday and as always the staff deliver excellence!! Despite being there on a busy Friday night we were treated as if we were the only clients. The wedge salad and the superb scallops were divine and of course salted caramel creme brûlée was the "icing on my birthday cake!" Bravo!

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Thank ParisgalChicagoIL
Zionsville, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We took out from the restaurant two nights as we stayed in the hotel and wanted to eat in our room which had a kitchenette and dining table. Food was very good and very nicely prepared for us to pick up. They called when it was ready. The best was the avocado and tuna appetizer as well as the calamari.... More 

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Thank EagleTravel29
Palos Heights
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We have dined here before and have always had good food and service. We had lunch on our way to St Joe. The clam chowder was excellent as was the squash soup. I had a wood fired pizza that was quite good and have had other dishes that we liked. Good for breakfast, lunch or dinner.

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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: Business meetings, Scenic view, Bar scene

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?