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Bentwood Tavern

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American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117 (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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Jeanirwin
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely view of harbor. Appetizer and white sangria was excellent. Hostess a bit snooty...when I asked to sit outside, she said "Are you ordering food? You have to order food to sit outside". This was on a Monday afternoon..not packed. I planned to order an appetizer anyway; I was waiting for my husband who was out on a boat. Food... More 

Thank Karen S
Valparaiso, Indiana
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been here a few times, it's about a 40 minute drive but typically worth it even during peak season because the food is good. Even though it was high 80's outside, we wanted to sit outside to have an unobstructed view of the harbor. Hostess was happy to oblige. We were unaware they had completed... More 

Thank bpasphalt
Katie C, Manager at Bentwood Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback with us regarding your meal and dining with us. We appreciate the honest feedback and hope that we can convince you to try us again. I will share these details with our team so that we can work to improve. More 

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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are looking for something unique, contemporary and trendy then this is the place for you. But bring a thick billfold because very pricey. TripAdvisor lists at $$ but suggest $$$. Steaks were good but very elaborate and posh menu. Only went to celebrate mother's 80th birthday. Glad that only happens once.

Thank Linda S
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious sirloin, fish and chips, pizza, burgers. Great variety for our families tastebuds. Great food and service all the way around!

Thank Gtroyer
Belleville, Michigan
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was excellent and had something for everyone. It was on the more expensive side, but service was excellent and outside seating was available to overlook the marina.

Thank hbitmf
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the food here was pretty good, and not too expensive for being a nicer place. my only gripe was that the food took a long time to come out (45 minutes?) and sitting outside at a windy time made the wait a bit more trying.

Thank Leo C
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every visit to family in Michigan is a chance to have a great dinner at Bentwood Tavern. The friendly staff and delicious food never fails. I'm lucky to have hit it while they offered the sea bass special. Delicate, buttery fish with a scrumptious sweet Thai glaze. The cucumber salad was the perfect balance. Other favorites at our table were... More 

Thank Cindy B
San Antonio, Texas
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84 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Bentwood Tavern is located on New Buffalo's harbor and has a nice deck overlooking the boats that Chicago weekenders park here. Interior is very noisy during the summer so try for outside! Food is consistently good and even more creative than its competitors in this summer dependent town. Wait staff is among the best in town and service prompt .... More 

Thank Frisco6
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have followed Jenny, the chef, for many years. She really knows her stuff!!! Her award winning recipe for Thai Chilean Sea Bass is heaven. I don't care for the side she puts with it but They allow other options. It's only available on the first weekend of the month. Everything else there is good too. They even have a... 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, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI 49117
  • 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?