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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
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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Granger, Indiana
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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96 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank Susan Z
chicago, illinois
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193 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I really appreciate that this restaurant allows our dog family members to join us for dinner on the patio. The view across the marina is very pleasant, and overall it's a lovely place for dinner. I enjoyed a very interesting vegetarian stew that was full of flavor. My better half gave a thumbs up to his chicken entree. The wait... More 

Thank spotdog
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82 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a couples dinner here (35-40 yr. age range). Gorgeous night on the patio. The food was delicious and service was attentive/friendly. It's connected to a hotel, so it's always busy and a little on the pricey side. Considering this town is a Midwest Beach Vacationers spot... it's probably on par with other restaurants. The decor is modern and warm.... More 

Thank Michelle R
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I had a terrible experience at another restaurant in New Buffalo and decided to eat dinner at the Bentwood Tavern. We at on the outside Patio which was adjacent to the Harbor. What a view! The service was friendly and it was not long and we felt that we were part of an extended family. The waitress... More 

Thank heitmann
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very bland and expensive. There was a nice view of the marina. I will say the drinks were nice & strong!

Thank Lisa R

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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
Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
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?