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“Delicious Food With Great Views of Lake Michigan” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Bentwood Tavern

Bentwood Tavern
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Ranked #3 of 45 Restaurants in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $25
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Scenic view, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Drinks, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Berrien
Description: 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.
Cincinnati, OH
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116 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Delicious Food With Great Views of Lake Michigan”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Bentwood Tavern offers a sophisticated decor in an upscale casual setting. The food is eclectic with everything from wood fired pizza to sushi to award winning Chilean Sea Bass. The restaurant is located in New Buffalo Michigan just 1.5 hours from Chicago on the shores of Lake Michigan.

  • Visited November 2012
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Dyer, Indiana
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Excellent food and eclectic ambience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Cute little place right off the marina--great food and service, not overpriced! Would be a great place to eat in the summer outside on the outside deck!

Visited November 2012
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Hampton, Virginia
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222 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
“Wine and appetizers at the bar, so pleasant”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Ducked in during a rainstorm to wait it out at the bar. By myself, I just got a glass of wine and a couple appetizers. I ordered the mussels, spring rolls and arugula pear salad. It was all delicious. The setting was lovely, and though there was a rainstorm you can see the marina well from the large plate glass windows,

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Kokomo, Indiana
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Could not be better”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

I read the menu online and had great expectations, from the moment you walk into the stunning lobby you know the night is going to be great. We arrived a half hour early for our reservation, staff was great and got us seated immediately. Vermont old fashion was perfection, the pub chips were good, the duck tacos were great, the goat cheese dip was amazing! Then came dinner, flank steaks, kc strip cooked to perfection and great flavors with depth. The evening's special of Blue Marlin with wasabi and red curry was a surprise to find on the menu, as marlin is a favorite that's what I got - slightly overcooked for my liking but flavors were on point, very happy.
This was a great find - love the decor, staff was a true highlight, could not have asked for more for the meal at this price point. This was a top five dining experience, and though not cheap maybe the best value I have had in a meal. GO HERE - except when I am in town.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank john b
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Defiance, Ohio
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Enjoyable evening”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

The food and drink was very good, but because of the size and make-up of the room, it was a little noisy. Had the salmon simply grilled and it was delicious!

Visited October 2012
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