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Bentwood Tavern

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner
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Food
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Food and ambience

Special occasions, Romantic, Scenic view, Large groups, Bar scene

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Menu

STARTERS​
14.00
Crab Cake
Jalapeno remoulade and microgreens, with orange fennel salad
13.00
Calamari Fritto
Marinara and garlic aioli
12.00
Tuna & Avocado Tartar
With crispy wonton chips
9.00
Baked Asiago & Goat Cheese with Flat Bread
Served warm on tomato coulis
15.00
Artisan Charcuterie & Cheese
9.00
Soft Rosemary Sea Salt Pretzels
With​ stout whole grain mustard or aged white cheddar jalapeno dip
7.00
Housemade Pub Chips
With triple onion dip
ENTREES​
39.00
Beef Tenderloin
8oz certified angus beef beef  with port wine  shallot butter, boursin twice baked potato and broccoli
26.00
Chimichurri Sirloin Steak
With mint chimichurri, poblano potato gratin and broccolini
25.00
Slow Braised Pork Shank
With mashed potatoes and brussels sprout salad
25.00
Wood-fired Rainbow Trout
Bacon​ vinaigrette, with warm beluga lentils and sauteed spinach
32.00
Skuna Bay Salmon
Grilled, with warm arugula asparagus fingerling potato salad, roasted baby carrots and mint chive yogurt sauce  (also available poached or simple grill)
17.00
Tavern Stew
Braised cannellini beans, portobello mushrooms, swiss chard, onion and butternut squash with aromatic five rice blend
21.00
Bangkok Chicken
Jenny’s signature spicy asian chicken with steamed rice and cucumber salad
24.00
Crispy Brick Chicken
Half otto’s natural chicken, deboned and pan-roasted with herbed polenta cake and sauteed kalettes
11.00
All-Natural Angus Burger
1/2 lb, served with handcut French fries and pickle
18.00
English Fish & Chips
Handcut French fries and coleslaw
SALADS​
8.00
House
baby greens, butter lettuce and arugula with pomegranate, feta, pumpkin seeds and pomegranate vinaigrette
8.00
The Wedge
Chilled iceberg lettuce, tomato, red onion, crispy bacon and bleu cheese dressing
8.00
with chicken 13.00
with salmon 20.00
Classic Caesar
13.00
Healthy Cobb
Poached chicken, hardboiled egg, broccoli, celery, golden raisins, grapes, avocado and almond with mixed greens and aromatic five rice blend tossed in a light vinaigrette
14.00
Southwest Chicken
Pulled chicken, black beans, corn, avocado and cilantro with mixed greens and shredded cabbage, honey-lime vinaigrette and crunchy tortilla strips
PIZZAS​
Farm-To-Table
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13.00
Prosciutto & Fig
Asiago and garlic spread
11.00
Margherita
Fresh mozzarella, basil and san marzano tomato sauce
13.00
Bentwood Special
Roasted peppers, italian sausage, mushrooms, spinach and goat cheese
13.00
Personal Favorite
Choose​ base, cheese and up to 3 ingredients
SIDES​
5.00
Grilled Asparagus
5.00
Sauteed Kalettes
4.00
Broccolini
4.00
Aromatic Five Rice Blend
4.00
Herbed Polenta Cake
4.00
Poblano Potato Gratin
5.00
Boursin Twice Baked Potato
4.00
Mashed Potatoes
4.00
Handcut French Fries
About
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.
PRICE RANGE
$9 - $25
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
American, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A really great place to wine, dine, and unwind. Enjoying an excellent wood fired pizza and watching the sunset.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Tom S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Horrible cocktails! In fact I sent it back and they tried to sneak it into the bill - deplorable! Food OK at best. Service OK at best. Waited about 45 minutes for the food once I ordered. Place was not busy. Will NEVER go back!More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank mBILLs
RobertKemper, Owner at Bentwood Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are sorry to hear about your experience in our restaurant. We have reached out via email and will try to call you to get some additional information. We are very committed to guest satisfaction and hope you will give us a chance again. We...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had Sunday brunch here at the recommendation of a friend and it was a nice way to end our weekend in New buffalo. we made a reservation ahead of time, which I highly recommend. We had a nice seat outside along the harbor. I...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank pritchma
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with friends as it was in our hotel we were staying at so it was convenient. The wait wasn't very long despite being very busy and all the staff were friendly. The guys in the kitchen said bye and to have a good...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank 366brandona
Reviewed March 4, 2019

We had breakfast Sunday morning. We had the Blue Berry pancakes and the Fertatda, with a side of sausage. Large portions great fresh food. Best breakfast we had in a while. Will definitely eat here again. We got there just when they opened but it...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank TadChicagoland
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Our family dined here for Brunch, and the food and service were excellent. There were eight of us, two with dietary restrictions. Our server, Sue B, did a great job of making sure the dishes chosen were safe for the two with dietary restrictions. We...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank KarenH629
Reviewed February 24, 2019 via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary at the Tavern. Was seated next to the brick oven. Too warm for me as I was uncomfortable, but I am hot natured. The wine portion was better than most restaurants and the tuna appetizer was tasty and plentiful for sharing. The...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank design007
Reviewed November 23, 2018

We were able to get one of the last reservations of the afternoon. I had the Prime Rib and my husband had the Turkey. Everything was outstanding! We did have to bring a little bit home with us for leftovers- but that was no problem!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank naturesdesigns
Reviewed October 31, 2018

The girls went there for dinner after a winery tour. Sat outside on the terrace. Very nice. The food and cocktails were very good

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank gracestern
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The Bentwood Tavern (sort of a misnomer) offers good food at close to top area prices: easy for dinner to be $100 a person, in a space that's only mediocre and service that doesn't match the prices. The drinks are more then generously poured.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank dnakason
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bellestar2018
September 6, 2018|
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Response from lawrencep614 | Reviewed this property |
Their customer service is outstanding. We experienced that also. We stayed that for almost a week and would do there for our meals. One day at lunchtime, they forgot to hold the onions and they replaced both entrees, so... More
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KittyinChicago
July 21, 2017|
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Response from TexTrav2012 | Reviewed this property |
Not un-kid friendly at all, but I would say that this is one of those places that people go to for a calm, relaxing meal. So, it depends on the kids! Hope that helps a little!
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KittyinChicago
July 21, 2017|
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Response from 188stanb | Reviewed this property |
Yes This restaurant is kid friendly for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However I would suggest a different restaurant for dinner such as Redamak's
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