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Bentwood Tavern

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American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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600 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1903 (Berrien)
+1 269-469-1699
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't like to much indoor atmosphere, but the moment we stepped outside and were seated on the patio everything changed. Liked the view. Sunset was beautiful. Service overall excellent. Our choices for the dinner turned to be more then appropriate. Both of us enjoyed in tuna avocado tartar. First, we were excited for prosciutto & fig pizza, but after... More 

Thank mirdob
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was highly recommended. It was totally worth the wait. The staff was excellent. The salmon was amazing. Even the water was delicious. I will return.

Thank joseph m
River Forest, United States
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is in the Grand Marina hotel, which, along with its sister hotel, Harbor Grand, are two boutique hotels in New Buffalo. Just down the street from each other, this restaurant is somewhat less elegant than the Terrace Room at the Harbor Grand, but the food was good and the outside patio overlooks the boats in the harbor. The... More 

Thank Marc A
Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked based on reviews in OpenTable. In my opinion, way overrated. Not saying it's bad-- it's definitely not, and they did a great job with a surprise and complimentary birthday dish-- just wasn't worth the rave reviews in my book. Pretty standard fare.

Thank amwilliams3
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We probably go to Bentwoods once a month. The food is that good. For starters the tuna & avocado tartar is spectacular.The first weekend of the month, if you like fish get the sea bass,melts in your mouth. Jenny's Bangkok chicken is also a big hit. They has a great wine list and cocktail specials. During the warmer months, sit... More 

Thank Kathleen M
Sawyer, Michigan, United States
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64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best fancy dinner you can get anywhere in Berrien County. Whether you want a cocktail, an appetizer, or an entree, you're gonna love it! Try to get Klaus as your waiter, because he is very engaging and will help you pick out exactly what you would like! Tyler, the bar manager, makes the best cocktails and is... More 

Thank PrestonBradleyStell
San Francisco, California
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122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were guests at a catered event and it was great! I had salmon, which was perfectly cooked and placed beautifully atop mashed sweet potato puree, and accompanied by asparagus. The dessert was outstanding--mixed berries with a crumbly topping and lightly whipped cream. Service was smooth. All in all, a very excellent venue and meal.

Thank kurseni
Salt Lake City, Utah
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our waitress, Kim, was great. The service was excellent, and our food was delicious. We sat near the window, and enjoyed the view of the boats in the marina. They also have outside seating and a rooftop bar which is pretty cool. Full bar, with some local microbrews. Pricey...I wouldn't come here all the time, but I will definitely return... More 

Thank JenniferEllen1107
Walkerton, Indiana
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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I tried this place because it rated well. It was a little out of the way to find. It is a hotel and this is a connected restaurant. Interior is nice and modern. They did take online reservations from trip advisor. I opted to sit outside. The view is of the boat docks. It does give you something to watch... More 

Thank jreed37
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

We were in New Buffalo for a few days and went to the Bentwood for late lunch, early dinner. We sat outside by the harbor and it was very relaxing. Service was adequate and the food was generally very good. A tad pricey for what you get. The location is great. Reservations are recommended. On summer weekends, this little town... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $25
American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-1699
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?