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“Wine and appetizers at the bar, so pleasant” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bentwood Tavern

Bentwood Tavern
600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
(269) 469-1699
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Ranked #3 of 38 restaurants in New Buffalo
Price range: $9 - $25
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: "...the area"s newest restaurant and, arguably, its best." --Chicago Tribune Harbor Country's only waterfront restaurant, Bentwood Tavern features "artisan comfort cuisine" crafted by local icon, Chef Jenny Drilon. Bentwood's sophisticated spin on pub fare features gourmet pizzas fired in a wood-burning oven, fresh seafood, Amish roasted chicken, steaks and chops. Everything is scratch made from only the highest quality, and whenever possible, locally grown ingredients. Eight craft brews on tap and a well-curated wine list are worthy complements to the fresh, savory menu. Bentwood Tavern is open daily for dinner and drinks, lunch Friday-Sunday, and brunch from 10am-3pm Saturday and Sunday. Outdoor seating on the marina is open as long as weather permits. Please be advised that the restaurant is operating on Eastern Standard Time.
Hampton, Virginia
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137 reviews 137 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 57 cities Reviews in 57 cities
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
“Wine and appetizers at the bar, so pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Ducked in during a rainstorm to wait it out at the bar. By myself, I just got a glass of wine and a couple appetizers. I ordered the mussels, spring rolls and arugula pear salad. It was all delicious. The setting was lovely, and though there was a rainstorm you can see the marina well from the large plate glass windows,

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kokomo, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Could not be better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I read the menu online and had great expectations, from the moment you walk into the stunning lobby you know the night is going to be great. We arrived a half hour early for our reservation, staff was great and got us seated immediately. Vermont old fashion was perfection, the pub chips were good, the duck tacos were great, the goat cheese dip was amazing! Then came dinner, flank steaks, kc strip cooked to perfection and great flavors with depth. The evening's special of Blue Marlin with wasabi and red curry was a surprise to find on the menu, as marlin is a favorite that's what I got - slightly overcooked for my liking but flavors were on point, very happy.
This was a great find - love the decor, staff was a true highlight, could not have asked for more for the meal at this price point. This was a top five dining experience, and though not cheap maybe the best value I have had in a meal. GO HERE - except when I am in town.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Defiance, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Enjoyable evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The food and drink was very good, but because of the size and make-up of the room, it was a little noisy. Had the salmon simply grilled and it was delicious!

Visited October 2012
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Chicago, Illinois
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
“Attentive service and good pizza”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012 via mobile

Ate here with friends on a Friday night. The restaurant was busy and had a lively atmosphere. Many of us had the individual pizzas which were generously sized and very good. Our waitress was friendly and helpful and gave us ideas for continuing our ladies' night out. The manager was attentive and friendly as well. It is very conveniently located inside the Marina Grand Resort.

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MICHIGAN
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“View, Food, Drinks, Perfect!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I had fish tacos for lunch that were so delicious. Also had one of their $10 martinis made with pomegrant juice. Worth taking a trip to New Buffalo for lunch or dinner and brunch on the weekends. In good weather you can be outside on their patio. Prices are a little high, but worth it.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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