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Bentwood Tavern

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600 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1903 (Berrien)
+1 269-469-1699
17:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri 12:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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468 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had fish and chips...absolutely delicious..sort of the place to go if in new buffalo..on a warmer night, i would have eaten putside

Thank AaronFWA
Indianapolis, Indiana
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91 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone in our group was happy with their brunch selection. If you have a large group be sure to call ahead and reserve a table since the restaurant only has room for one large table and rest are tables or booths for 4 people max.

Thank ElliePaige12
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service is consistently very good at this restaurant overlooking the harbor...but I think this restaurant is best enjoyed on a nice summer day when you can eat outside.

Thank Gwstevenson
South Bend, Indiana
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We drove in from South Bend on Saturday night because it was our anniversary and we'd heard so many wonderful things about the Bentwood. When we arrived we couldn't believe how packed it was. We were asked if we had a reservation and we apologetically replied no. We explained that we came from SB thinking we wouldn't need a reservation.... More 

2 Thank pollyannp
Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate here for the first time, and were very impressed. The food is delicious. We both had fish (I had the Rainbow Trout and he had the Chilean Sea Bass) and we were very happy with our choices. Both our meals were perfectly cooked. I asked to substitute the rice for the Yukon gold potatoes and... More 

Thank Royalstreet
Saint Louis, Missouri
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44 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here on cold February night. Nice crowd but service was still quick and attentive. Diverse menu selection including gourmet pizzas as well as pasta, meat and dish. Had Caesar salad with salmon - good flavored and well prepared but salmon serving was a little small. Companion had dish & chips. Huge portion of chips which were very flavorful... More 

Thank mikexyz22
Orland Hills, Illinois
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We went here as a group of six. The food is freshly prepared, and you can tell they use quality ingredients. Everyone ordered something different, and I sampled a bit of everyone's. It was all so delicious. The service was not as great, but it wasn't awful. I just expect a bit more attention to drink refills and checking in... More 

Thank MaggieM04
Chicago, Illinois
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017

We've visited thus restaurant often when in New Buffalo fir dinner. On our last trip we deceived to try brunch. It was a disappointing experience. We waited 15 minutes to be seated at a table that was empty when we arrived. We sat at the table for at least another 5 minutes before a server arrived. She seemed annoyed that... More 

Thank BananaWind2013
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Simple or Elegant, Bentwood Tavern is divine! Excellent atmosphere, excellent food, excellent service! Located inside the Marina Grand Resort, convenience and quality is everything! All entries on Menu are tasty and very reasonably priced, not overpriced as a few are in New Buffalo, it's thrilling to find ambiance and quality, especially as a guest of the Resort. Eat inside or... More 

Thank SeabreezeDrive
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017

The menu is phenomenal everything is prepared to perfection. The daily specials are one to try too. I just had a Noodle bowl with shrimp and a wonderful amount of spicy heat which sent my taste buds into orbit around the culinary moon. You owe it to yourself to stop and visit if only for a appetizer and a drink.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$25
American, Seafood, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Bar Scene
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
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?