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Bentwood Tavern

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600 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1903 (Berrien)
+1 269-469-1699
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Carmel, Indiana
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70 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2014

It really feels like a vacation by lake but with that little extra. Wait for an outdoor sitting for dinner, is gorgeous and romantic, I think. The food is very good too and the staff very nice and service directed. Really enjoyed!

Thank UpscaledIsGreat
Rockford, Illinois
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203 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed August 13, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner here, it was a great little find. The menu is not large but it is very tasteful and offers many options. We had the pizza of the day which had kale, sweet potatoes, onion jam and goat cheese on it - it was lovely. NIcely done in a wood fired oven. Drinks were excellent, I... More 

Thank tinleyparktraveler
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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113 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2014

I lived in New Buffalo for 15 years and return now and then. This is still the best restaurant in town. The Executive Chef, Jenny, is terrific and makes very good meals, from thin crust pizza, to Chilean Sea Bass, which is her Signiture dish. There's something for everyone here, great service and reasonable but Chicago type prices. If you... More 

Thank Bob H
Noblesville, Indiana
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed August 10, 2014

We love this restaurant! My wife had turf and surf and I had a filet mignon. I'm pretty sure that they hand select their cuts of meat and they cooked it to perfection. My side of potatoes was special. Service was excellent. We will always eat at this restaurant when we are in this area.

Thank Vilson53
McHenry, Illinois
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2014

We were here with a party of 10 and had a reservation. We know we would be split into 2 groups of 5. We sat inside, as there was a long wait for outside. Our waitress was really efficient and accommodating, as was the server at the other table of 5. There is a nice variety of food to choose... More 

Thank shoppergirl624
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440 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has a good menu selection, okay bar area, and a really nice deck for dining. They offer decent specials so odering off that menu is a good idea. I had the ribs and they were super. During the summer the place stays busy so be prepared to wait just a bit.

Thank djdahlen
Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014

Last Saturday, I was 1 in a party of 7 at the Bentwood Tavern not an easy task to serve but our waitress did great. We all ordered drinks/cocktails, wine, appetizers, entree's, and desserts. ALL were delicious and I thought very reasonably priced for the ingredients and serving size prepared. I am not sure what the other reviewers ordered but... More 

Thank Burdi3
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158 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2014

I have long admired Jenny's cuisine and have seen her do amazing things. But the day we lunched here was pretty ordinary. This is a busy restaurant with a nice ambiance and certainly worth a visit.

1 Thank Willco
Bend, OR
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here! Ordered two salads and fish tacos to share. Patio is great, service was good. Would definitely go back!

1 Thank mccoolc
Huntington, Indiana, United States
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 2, 2014

Disappointed after reading all the reviews. Overpriced--drinks about $12. Also, guests can only sit outside on the patio overlooking the marina if they order an entree...if you just want drinks and appetizers or dessert, forget it. The menu did seem to offer unique entrees, but if you are on any type of budget go elsewhere. Very loud on Friday night... More 

1 Thank Denise K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$9 - $25
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Scenic view, Families with children, Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 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?