Consistently Innovative CuisineWe often travel to Buffalo, Michigan and always make an effort to eat here. We have dined here many times; the food is consistently good and the cuisine is innovative but not over done. Would definitely recommend.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place!I was trying to find a place to take my husband for Father's Day that he would enjoy but also was kid friendly. Well I found it here! He enjoyed a good beer and we all enjoyed great food and wonderful service over looking the water - was a very enjoyable dining experience :)6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMBentwood Tavern was recommendedBentwood Tavern was recommended as a "must visit " during our New Buffalo trip, and we're glad we did. Weather was beautiful for outdoor patio seating. Elisha was delightful and very knowledgeable. She made us feel welcomed. Many restaurants hurry you through the process, but we felt invited to linger and enjoy the experience of fine dining. She never hurried us through selecting courses and encouraged us to enjoy our time. The avocado tuna tartar appetizer was beautiful and amazing and the Chilean Seabass was wonderfully seasoned, melt in your mouth goodness.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful and inviting atmosphere!Wonderful and inviting atmosphere! View of harbor lovely! Food delicious! Wait staff fantastic! We will definitely be going back!!!6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGlad we skipped the casino buffetMy friend and I chose Bentwood based on recommendations from our Chicago foodie friends. We had the prosciutto & fig pizza, the goat cheese with flatbread crisps, chicken tortilla soup, southwestern salad, & the ono fish special-a white tuna with mango, avocado and cilantro salsa on top of black rice. This was the second best piece of fish I've had in my life... only after fresh tuna caught off of the Half Moon Bay Coast. Generous kids menu. Reasonably priced!
Our waitress & service staff were very attentive & helpful. We were not rushed through our Friday night meal, even though they were busy.
We had considered going to the buffet at the casino before seeing Huey Lewis and the News...I am so glad we chose Bentwood Tavern instead!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMDelighted to find it.Had a terrific dinner, scallops and mahi mahi with lovely wines recommended by server. Perfectly executed fish with creative "sides". Families, sngles, young and with it and seasoned regulars. Upbeat, modern design with marina views made for a real unexpected "find" we hope to return to.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ExperienceThe food and atmosphere were excellent. The dining room got get a little noisy so it was hard to hear. Great view of the marina!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent restaurant. TheAn excellent restaurant. The location is great and so is the food and service.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Dining ExperienceThis is our favorite restaurant. We've been a fan of chef Jenny Drilon's for many years. The food is always fresh, inventive, perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. The dining room is attractive and comfortable. There is a small outdoor dining area that looks over a harbor. This is pleasant, but it would be nice if the owner's would invest a little money for some colorful plantings. The wine list isn't huge, but has some wonderful choices. Besides seafood, meat and poultry entrees, the pizzas are spectacular - right out of a wood burning oven.
I recommend this restaurant highly5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Bentwood Never Disappoints!Always enjoy eating here. We come year round; however, summer dining inside or better yet on the patio is where it's at. They serve a great mix of cuisine, sure to please everyone. They have an excellent staff. We've been coming here for years and not only like the restaurant, but all the familiar faces.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMbrentwood tavernGrdat service, beautiful view, great food ,reasonable prices5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA great night out !Food is always fantastic !!! You can enjoy a burger , pizza , or a fantastic steak or fish dinner . Beautiful views of marina !! Great wait staff and one of the best consistent dinner places around .5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food. Our waitressVery good food. Our waitress was pleasant but a little slow to take our order and slow in coming back with the order. She indicated that there was a delay in the kitchen area but we saw others who had arrived after us receive their orders. While this was Mother's Day and a full crowd, there seemed to be adequate wait staff and adequate food preparation staff. We will be back because the food is great and service usually very good.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMrecommended!Our family searched for a good Mother's Day meeting spot to accommodate members from northern Chicago and Mid-Michigan. We found the Bentwood through an internet search of the highly rated restaurants in the New Buffalo area. The Bentwood provided us with a beautiful and tasteful environment for excellent food and drinks. We will return!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMYum!Food was fantastic. The only complaint was the noise level (very noisy), but the total experience outweighed this one small negative.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat get away. One hour awayGreat get away. One hour away from Chicago. Worth the drive.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMBentwood worth the tripThe food was outstanding and the waiter was attentive and knowledgable. We enjoyed our dining experience and look forward to returning. Definitely worth a trip to New Buffalo!5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food here is consistentlyThe food here is consistently good, service friendly, great cocktails.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFresh and uniqueThe rainbow trout fish special was fresh and cooked perfectly. The plate was almost licked clean! Salads were tasty and healthy. Could have used someone pumpkin seeds on the beet salad to make it more crunchy. The wine and beer were great, tried new ones. Clean and bright atmosphere and very attentive service. Will be returning soon I hope!5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious Dining on the LakeWe so enjoy this lakeside restaurant. Everything about it is welcoming. Dress up or down, small or large table, it's a fun time with the best menu, lots of healthy and scrumptious choices.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMuch smaller than I anticipated,Much smaller than I anticipated, and when we arrived (5:00pm) there was nobody else around. But by 8pm the place we crowded and the ambiance was much better. It was too cold to eat outdoors, which would improve the experience dramatically (outdoor area overlooks a harbor). Bar had excellent beers on tap. Food was very good.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was our first time (allThis was our first time (all 4 of us) we really enjoyed the place and the food!4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMBeachy BrunchGreat brunch option in stylish setting right on the harbor.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful every time!I like to go different seasons and enjoy the menu that reflects it the seasonal changes and cuisine.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service asGreat food and service as always. The fish and chips are to die for. Wonderfull atmosphere and friendly staff. From start to finish a great experience.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM