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Bentwood Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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600 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1903 (Berrien)
+1 269-469-1699
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Middlebury, Indiana
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A smallish and quiet spot on the harbor with excellent food and atmosphere. Take in a early meal or wait until dark to enjoy The ambience.

Thank Gfore
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met family for Saturday evening. There were six of us. Everyone ordered something different. One ordered the Chilian Sea Bass, One had swordfish, One had steak, One had pizza, and two had fish and chips. Everyone said their meal was delicious. The wait staff and servers were friendly. We all enjoyed our experience. I can see a return trip in... More 

Thank George E
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite place to eat in New Buffalo. Located right in the marina has a nice outdoor area, indoor seating with a view and a wood fired oven viewed from the dining area . Breakfast and brunch are great here, lunch and dinner have creative and delicious choices every time. The pizzas are best in town and offer original topping... More 

1 Thank TomWilKal
Atlanta, Georgia
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143 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice view from the marina area. Service was good and nice atmosphere. The filet was very tender, tasty, and juicy!

1 Thank DJ82184
Granger, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is quite good and the ambiance lovely, but overall, the staff leaves you with the feeling of doing you a favor by serving you. There are lukewarm greetings and little personal exchanges. One should feel more welcomed for the price.

Thank alisafisher
Libertyville, Illinois
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here before a cycling event the following day. Very gracious; good food. I had the pizza of the day which had a great crust. Fennel and caramelized onions: great. My son had the burger. We'd both go back.

Thank Okeydokey1956
Dearborn Heights, Michigan
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They went out of their way to accomodate my allergy issues. They even called the chef to check on ingredients! And then there is the patio and the marina... plus a rooftop for an after dinner snifter of port. Hard to beat.

Thank michiganwanderer7
Grand Island, Florida
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter and son-in-law from Chicago decided on a small wedding and this is where they had the main meal. What a FABULOUS choice!! Service was outstanding with food to match! I had steak and it was cooked perfectly! We literally had 'white glove' treatment with delightful serving staff. This is the place to go for a great meal and... More 

Woodridge, Illinois
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant was not overly busy considering it was post Labor Day rush and we enjoyed the serenity. We went for dinner and ordered blackberry bourbon drink with mint which was served in a large glass and was fantastic! Next fried calamari which was well prepared and served with two sauces. Husband had the fish and chips (COD) . Two nice... More 

Thank vacationer185
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

A relaxed waterside eatery with a limited menu. The fish and chips were delicious, the angus burger good and the tavern stew a little out there. Of all the meals had by my group the fish and chips was definitely the best. The atmosphere was lovely, however it did get a little bit loud after 6p. Our server was friendly... More 

1 Thank Susan Z

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $25
American, Bar, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Scenic view, Romantic, Large groups
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?