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Bentwood Tavern

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American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary
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600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117 (Berrien)
+1 269-469-1699
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 118
    Excellent
  • 85
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Favorite in New Buffalo!

This is our favorite restaurant in New Buffalo. We stop in every year on our annual summer vacation to Lake Michigan. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Right on the marina for gorgeous views.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
Christa M
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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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235 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

This is our favorite restaurant in New Buffalo. We stop in every year on our annual summer vacation to Lake Michigan. Perfect for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Right on the marina for gorgeous views.

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Travelers should definitely book a reservation as this is a neighborhood favorite - especially during sushi night. The food and service was excellent. Drink menu showed some personality and the management was friendly and accommodating. We will definitely return.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent dinner with wonderful service. A bit overpriced but i imagine the summertime brings the out of towners with more money than the locals. Sits on a marina so very nice .

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Valparaiso, Indiana
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had a fabulous experience here in mid-February. We loved the venue, the service, and the food. The menu offers lots of choices and we were delighted with our selections. Our server was friendly and helpful. The restaurant itself is simply decorated and very pleasant - and not overly noisy, which is important for me. We live an hour away,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Not a huge place, so reservations recommended. I would guess dinners in summer it would be crowded--we were there in winter. Great variety and quality of food. We enjoyed it.

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Chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

we enjoyed a nice dinner last friday with friends. service was excellent and the sea bass was excellent. but two of us had chicken that very mediocre and a friend had a flank steak with a very odd chimichurri sauce. great wine and bread pudding!

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New Buffalo, Michigan
2 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Tuna Tartar, pizzas, seabass, handcut fries, fish and chips best ever. Jenny Drilon has created a great, consistent, balanced menu and features her Thai Chilean Seabass and Sushi once a month. The view of the harbor is unexpected and fun. The Marina Grand hotel is classy and fun. You can walk along the harbor a few blocks into downtown.

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By the lake in Indiana
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

The wood fired pizza was exceptionally good and I am ready for another one!! The crispy brick chicken was just ok - not really anything to write home about. We had a very efficient, friendly, funny waiter and I was sorry I didn't get his name! Pretty view overlooking the marina (even though it is winter). I would go back... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

it is a wonderful place to go with family/friends. There is something wonderful for everyone. The variety on the menu is great..salads, sandwiches, and main entrees. Great cocktails and good desserts...The Healthy Cobb is wonderful and very healthy

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Zionsville, Indiana
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

Love this place. The marina is very pretty, outdoor dining overlooks beautiful boats on Lake Michigan marina. This is also a good meet friends for drinks kind of place. Quick drive from Laporte where I'm originally from. Good food and ambiance.

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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

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
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

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