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Brewster's Italian Cafe
Ranked #4 of 48 Restaurants in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $60
Cuisines: Delicatessen, Italian, Pizza
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Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Over the last 25 years, Brewster's Italian Cafe` has grown from a small bakery to a full-service Italian restaurant in the heart of Harbor Country. Located in downtown New Buffalo, Michigan, Brewster's offers seasonally-inspired items and locally sourced ingredients that change every meal, every day. Our chefs meticulously select only the highest quality ingredients that reflect the true nature of what it means to eat rustic Italian cuisine. Whether you're looking for a classic plate of spaghetti and meatballs or a handmade pizza from our wood fire oven, Brewster's Italian Cafe is more than just your average Italian restaurant. Along with our ever-changing menu, we also make most of our desserts right here at the restaurant, including our creme brûlée and tiramisu. We proudly serve local craft brews from the likes of Greenbush Brewery and Bell's Brewing along with our extensive craft cocktail list featuring the finest of liquor from Journeyman Distillery. Our outdoor patio is perfect for any occasion as we accommodate to your specific needs-whether it be a special event or just a night out with the girls, Brewster's has something for everyone. Our menu changes every day, our chefs are constantly creating new dishes and flavor combinations, but our tradition remains the same from day one: provide the highest-quality ingredients that reflect the beauty in the simplicity of Italian fare.
Reviewed October 15, 2013

Met for lunch with two others to discuss business. Brewster's has a very good reputation. Based upon this particular lunch, I would not say the experience was anything special. Food was fine. Service was perfunctory.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We ate here one night on our recent trip to Michigan. It is a block off the main road and had lots of outdoor seating with heating pillars. The food itself was fabulous with good drinks also. It is a very intimate restaurant and is very romantic. We were pleasantly surprised!

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

When we arrived we were told the wait time of 1 hour and thought, no problem, we'll grab a drink in the bar. We waited in the bar 30 minutes for a server/bartender to take our order. Then, only half of our drink order was ever served. And finally after 1.5 hours we were seated at a table. We then waited another 15 minutes for a server to come, and when he did he was the most condescending server we had ever encountered. We asked a few questions about the menu and he said he would be back for our orders. After another 15 minutes of him literally walking past us and ignoring us, we got up and left. Waste of time. If you are that busy hire more people, maybe some that aren't rude. If you are looking for somewhere to eat in New Buffalo - try the Stray Dog instead of this place.

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Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have been visiting this restaurant for 15 years. Our last visit on 10/5 was excellent. My wife had a meatball and pasta dish that was excellent. We sat outside and enjoyed the cool weather and sounds of the critters. Great atmosphere, great food. don't miss it!

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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

Delicious wood fired pizza and large salads. Loud atmosphere but attentive server. Long wait 45 min and their no reservations policy is sketchy. You can call ahead and put your name in, only if they have a wait. We called, they wouldn't take our name because they weren't on a wait, we walk over, and suddenly there's a 45 min wait.

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