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Bentwood Tavern

4.4
4.4
763 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday 12-10pm Saturday-Sunday 9am - 10pm Times are EST

  • Phone number

    (269) 469-1699

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jenny Drilon

  • Private party facilities

    Stylish event spaces with high ceilings and windows accommodate as many as 120 or as few as ten.

  • Private party contact

    Alison VonEhr: (269) 469-2027 ext. 407

  • Neighborhood

    New Buffalo

  • Cross street

    Berrien

  • 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, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 763 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4Value

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  1. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Reviewed on April 17, 2019

    overall1foodserviceambience
    Horrible cocktails! Food is OK at best. Would NEVER eat there again! Save your money and eat at home!
  2. MH

    MinnetteH

    Chicago

    58 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    58 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  3. I

    Indiana1989

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2018

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    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.
  4. D

    Dave

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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...
  5. MF

    MFReview

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Celebrated a friends birthday. Great evening!!
  6. 4

    4ate

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 29, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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
  7. D

    Docc

    Chicago

    334 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    334 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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!
  8. J

    Jojogo

    Chicago

    79 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner with friends
  9. l

    lovedembears

    Chicago

    39 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2018

    overall2food4service3ambience2
    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.
  10. CB

    CherylB

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Good food and friendly service. We had a very pleasant evening. Looking forward to a return visit.
  11. SM

    SteveM

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  12. H

    Henry

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2018

    overall3food2service5ambience3
    The chicken was dry as was the fish. Service was terrific.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service!
  14. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jenny’s Sea Bass never fails to delight! Worth the drive! One of our favorite restaurants in Southwest Michigan!!!
  15. W

    jWahl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food! A decent selection of gluten free options, however they use a shared fryer, so be mindful. Highly recommend.
  16. D

    Denny

    Chicago

    56 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  17. DR

    DRobert831

    Chicago

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic class 1 fare, wonderful wait staff, west coast MI destination, wonderful Lake Michigan experience!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    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!
  20. BG

    BretG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was exceptional. The employees were very polite. The food was excellent. The environment was great. Would highly recommend for any occasion.
  21. MF

    MFReview

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Spent St. Patrick's Day there. Fantastic!!
  22. SB

    StacyB

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  23. F

    Foodie2

    Chicago

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is consistently delicious at Bentwood. It is my favorite restaurant in New Buffalo. I highly recommend it.
  24. f

    foodie

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    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.
  25. 3

    3oaks

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  26. DN

    DennisN

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Enjoyed taco Tuesday night menu.. tried all five of the tacos ..all were great
  27. AR

    AnneR

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Once again another great meal at Bentwood! Great atmosphere!
  28. NH

    NoraH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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 !
  29. c

    chicabythebeach

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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
  30. DF

    DaveF

    New Mexico

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, service and atmosphere.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great time here! The food was outstanding - really diverse menu and everything was done well.
  32. MJ

    MarqetaJIm

    Denver

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu and service. Our group of six was well taken care of by the waitress. Great food and interesting menu choices.
  33. M

    Michael

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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!
  34. MS

    MichaelS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2018

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    We had Spinach Salad and Whitefish entree-both outstanding. Our server, Kathleen, was terrific
  35. b

    breadwineandchocolate

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always delicious and the service is warm and friendly. A little pricey but I always enjoy the meal.
  36. ML

    MaylanneeL

    Portland

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place as usual
  38. m

    mombob51

    Grand Rapids

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    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.
  39. NS

    NancyS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.
  40. G

    Goldy

    Chicago

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great food...MUSIC TOO LOUD!!

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Bentwood Tavern is rated 4.4 stars by 763 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Berrien

  • Neighborhood

    New Buffalo

  • Hours of operation

    Monday-Thursday 5-10pm Friday 12-10pm Saturday-Sunday 9am - 10pm Times are EST

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Jenny Drilon

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (269) 469-1699

  • Private party facilities

    Stylish event spaces with high ceilings and windows accommodate as many as 120 or as few as ten.

  • Private party contact

    Alison VonEhr: (269) 469-2027 ext. 407

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