Bentwood Tavern

4.4
834 reviews
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$30 and under
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American

About

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, a curated wine list, and a waterfront view.

Join us for dinner daily, lunch Friday-Sunday, and weekend brunch. Outdoor dining available whenever weather permits.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Monday-Thursday 5-10pm
Friday 12-10pm
Saturday-Sunday 9am - 10pm

Times are EST
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Phone number
(269) 469-1699
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jenny Drilon
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Private party facilities
Stylish event spaces with high ceilings and windows accommodate as many as 120 or as few as ten.
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Private party contact
Alison VonEhr: (269) 469-2027 ext. 407
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Berrien
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Parking details
Easy on street and lot parking is free and close to the entrance. For boat parking, please call Oselka Marina at 269.469.2600 or City of New Buffalo marina at 269.469.1500.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.4based on all time ratings
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MH
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having brunch on the Bentwood Tavern patio in front of the Marina is a visual joy! Add to that the great flavors created by the restaurant staff and the great waitstaff and you have perfection.

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I
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had numerous issues with our order which affected the Mothers Day meal. One of our meals came out 100% incorrect. When they remade it, it wasn’t fully cooked. Everyone else was done at this point. They finally offered to credit the bill. Food and service generally good but not on point today. Fries were soggy, steak over cooked, soup and soup salty.

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D
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their Sea Bass, only available the first weekend of the month, is delicious! Paired with a Mai Tai, and the harbor view - it's wonderful...

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MF
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Celebrated a friends birthday. Great evening!!

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4
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food just not a great date place . Lots of big tables of girls so it was very loud and hard to carry on a cubcersation

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D
Chicago
260 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Sarina is a wonderful server! They had a break in the water pipe but she did above and beyond to give us a great experience!

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J
Chicago
48 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with friends

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l
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 2

I ordered The Wedge salad---never made it to table before main entree.
Wanted mashed potatoes substituted for fries...they sent fries.
Ordered steak medium...came quite rare.

They did make up for the mistakes by comping the salad (they brought me one while the steak was sent back to be cooked longer) and comping a dessert.

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CB
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and friendly service. We had a very pleasant evening. Looking forward to a return visit.

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SM
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We went for breakfast while staying at the Marina Grand Resort. It's great to have a nice restaurant attached to a resort for when you do not feel like traveling into town.

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H
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

The chicken was dry as was the fish. Service was terrific.

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OT
Detroit
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wonderful service!

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MS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jenny’s Sea Bass never fails to delight! Worth the drive! One of our favorite restaurants in Southwest Michigan!!!

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W
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious food! A decent selection of gluten free options, however they use a shared fryer, so be mindful. Highly recommend.

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D
Chicago
53 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This our must do place when we do a getaway in SW Michigan. The menu is a nice mix of dishes, all well prepared and presented. Some more formal and some casual but always tasty. Great seafood options and salads. Always worth a visit.

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DR
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were glad to get last minute reservations on Easter Sunday for a quick lunch and had a wonderful time. We had our usual calamari, house salad and Marguerita pizza all of which we split. Had excellent service from Olivia (I think) and enjoyed the food, the people watching and the whole experience. We love Bentwood.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic class 1 fare, wonderful wait staff, west coast MI destination, wonderful Lake Michigan experience!

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OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is always excellent here and this time they did not disappoint. We enjoyed the view of the marina and enjoyed a leisurely dinner. Thanks for a great time!

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BG
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional. The employees were very polite. The food was excellent. The environment was great. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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MF
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. Spent St. Patrick's Day there. Fantastic!!

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Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My sisters and I were going to the Earth Wind and Fire concert and wanted someplace close to eat. I found Bentwood Tavern on Open Table and what a gem!

The foot was delicious and Kara, our server, was wonderful. She made our occasion that much more enjoyable.

Thank you so much.

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F
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is consistently delicious at Bentwood. It is my favorite restaurant in New Buffalo. I highly recommend it.

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f
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We love the food - and the choices at Bentwood. It is extremely noisy and impossible to hear conversations - even at your own table. We enjoy eating outside in the summertime the most.

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Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant and go consistently. The atmosphere is beautiful and I love the outdoor area especially. Sometimes we even bring our dog with us.

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DN
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Enjoyed taco Tuesday night menu.. tried all five of the tacos ..all were great

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AR
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again another great meal at Bentwood! Great atmosphere!

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NH
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Bentwood for any meal anytime ! The staff is friendly and professional, the food is amazing and drinks superb .
I am so lucky to live in New Buffalo because we are here at least once a week !

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C
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuesday Tacos and Tequila was a hit! I look forward to the next T&T.
The tacos were yummy, guacamole so good too. Well of course the tequila rocked

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DF
New Mexico
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service and atmosphere.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great time here! The food was outstanding - really diverse menu and everything was done well.

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MJ
Detroit
22 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent menu and service. Our group of six was well taken care of by the waitress. Great food and interesting menu choices.

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M
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Michigan Blueberry Pancakes and real Maple Syrup with Applewood smoked Bacon for me, Mediterranean Frittata for my beautiful Wife. Patsy rocked her service with extra Maple Syrup, Strawberry Preserves and extra coffee to go! Thanks, Patsy!

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We had Spinach Salad and Whitefish entree-both outstanding. Our server, Kathleen, was terrific

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b
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always delicious and the service is warm and friendly. A little pricey but I always enjoy the meal.

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OT
Portland
30 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff here are all always so friendly with quick service, the food excellent, and oh-what-a-view! We enjoyed a family Sunday brunch here and the children were well catered to as well. Will come back every time I'm in town.

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Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place as usual

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m
Grand Rapids
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were vacationing in SW Michigan and came upon the library benefit at Bentwood Tavern. Had a lovely meal there and really appreciated participating in the fund raiser.

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NS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Bentwood Tavern is a wonderful restaurant if you are looking for a nice atmosphere, great tasting food, and attentive and pleasant service. I've dined here many times and I've never been dissapointed. In the Summer, I love being able to sit outside with my dog to enjoy a great meal. Highly recommend it.

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G
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food...MUSIC TOO LOUD!!

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M
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was absolutely amazing and our server was wonderful but the restaurant was very noisy

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