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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
  • 114
    Excellent
  • 84
    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
nice casual place

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!

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
vhadquin
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Chicago
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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230 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Chicago
Senior Contributor
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
141 reviews 141 reviews
103 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
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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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Illinois
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Had a late reservation on a Friday and found the service to be just what we needed at the end of a week. The wine recommendation was delightful and the dishes were interesting and tasty. It's a fun place with good energy, enjoy!

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Bentwood Tavern is situated quietly on a harbor in New Buffalo, tucked away from the main segments of tourists and travelers inside of a nice hotel. The menu has a very enticing variety of options, but most of the items are costly and priced for a restaurant one would expect to see as a "Prom date" restaurant. However, the pizza... More 

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Living in the Southwest Michigan area offers peace and calm but limited good restaurants … Bentwood Tavern helps to remind me of the days at Chicago. Very good food, people and environment … the duck was awesome and the mini pretzel appetizers as well. Their pizzas are just Ok. The only think that we were disappointed was that their salmis... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

It was our 2nd time here and was very good. We had the Southwest Chicken Salad w/honey-lime vinaigrette, Margherita Pizza (wood fired). Our others guest spit the Ginger Shrimp & Pork Egg Rolls and Skuna Bay Salmon. Good food, service and a view to the marina.

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MI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Had dinner on a Wed nite - there were 3 of us. Had appetizers and dinner. My 2 companions had steak and I had the scallop special. All were absolutely wonderful. What really topped it off was our waiter Ryan. I can't say enough on how professional and personable he was. What a great young man. We definitely will come... More 

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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?