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Brewsters Italian Cafe, New Buffalo, MI

Brewsters Italian Cafe

4.8
4.8
1028 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
A beautiful, locally owned restaurant located in downtown New Buffalo, Michigan; Brewster’s Italian Café puts a modern twist on traditional Italian fare. Our Chef uses a wide variety of fresh, innovative ingredients to create dishes from the many regions of Italy. Anti-pastas, salads, wood-fired pizza, pasta and homemade desserts are featured on our seasonally changing menu. Our sommelier and bar manager take pride in curating the finest selection of liquor, beer and wine, including wonderful locally and Michigan made specialties.

Join us for lunch or dinner near a fireplace in the winter or in our beautiful garden during the summer; slow down with us on a Saturday or Sunday morning when we also offer breakfast. We are open every day, all year round! (Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day)

We look forward to having you as our guests!

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 51 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (269) 469-3005

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Konnor Koch

  • Neighborhood

    New Buffalo

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,028 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Food

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Brunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Great for Lunch

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Outdoor Dining

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Most Booked

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  1. MS

    MelindaS

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent food and exceedingly pleasant atmosphere sitting on the patio.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We made a reservation, gotta there on time and we’re started right away. Had a nice quiet both. The server was pleasant and offered great suggestions
  3. DB

    DavidB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    One of our favorite go-to places; especially sitting outside in good weather.
  4. MS

    MarloS

    Detroit

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Monterrey

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great place to celebrate my birthday. Everything from starters to dessert was really good.
  6. WD

    WayneD

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good meal. Be aware that Lasagna is no longer on the menu
  7. R

    Richie

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Returned after 26 years to the same spectacular restaurant. Had recommended appetizer. Panzetta which was delicious. Followed by the special lamb and pork ragu. Exceptional. Very nice affordable wine list. Had a bottle of Sangiovese. Sat in main dining room in a booth which was very private.
  8. F

    Flipflop

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant for last 30 plus years. Never had a bad meal or bad service.
  9. o

    oftendiner1

    Chicago

    174 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    174 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dinner and enjoyed everything about our experience. Loved the cocktail selection and will be back!!!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Brewsters!
  11. SH

    SueH

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food. Would recommend and plan to go back.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and great atmosphere. Celebrated our anniversary.
  13. r

    richardv

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Delicious food of all types. Love the apps and enjoyed our oven fired pizza…perfection! We sat on the outdoor patio surrounded by lush greenery and soft music…such a delightful experience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was excellent and our server, Maria, was outstanding! She was very friendly and had excellent customer service. We will ask for her when we come again.
  15. VW

    VickieW

    Grand Rapids

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor seating is perfect for a summer day! The food is great.
  16. JZ

    JennyZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding atmosphere, drinks, appetizers and food. Best restaurant in New Buffalo
  17. PP

    PamP

    Grand Rapids

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another awesome experience. Food, service & atmosphere top notch!
  18. TC

    TCDining

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brewsters is always a great place. Great outdoor venue as well. Very nice professional staff and awesome food.
  19. SR

    StefanoR

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Sat outside, which is nice with all of the trees and bushes that make each table semi-private. Solid meal overall, and good service. Typically pretty hard to get in without a reservation.
  20. FV

    FoodieV

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I really enjoyed this restaurant. It was our first time there. We made reservations for the patio and were looking forward to the sourdough pizza! The patio was absolutely beautiful- one of the best patios we’ve been too. It was nicely shaded and lush with all the plants around. We had the cauliflower starter which was surprisingly tasty and the $5 house salads were a steal! Why don’t other restaurants do this? We ended up ordering the vedura alla marinara pizza and was delicious! We would order it again the next time we are in town. Brewsters is a treat to go too.
  21. AH

    AmyH

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful outdoor patio, attentive service, delicious food!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love your restaurant!! Always great food. My friends and I loved the patio and the begonias 😄 Server was terrific. The heat came just as we left. An all over terrific time at Brewsters ❤️
  23. E

    Erin

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Try your hardest to get a table on the patio. A wonderful evening with great food and a beautiful ambiance.
  24. MH

    MaryH

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love the privacy and shade Brewsters outdoor patio has. The food was plentiful and delicious. It is one of our favorite restaurants in New Buffalo.
  25. LS

    LilSpoon

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are vegan and I asked if they could modify a few things and everything was tasty! Very reasonably priced as well!! Delicious left overs too!!
  26. RS

    RayS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The service was fast, the food ordered was also fast. Our Waitress was outstanding.
  27. BJ

    BridgmanJohns

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outdoor seating is intimate and quiet. Food is extraordinary. Everything is perfectly attended to.
  28. GR

    GRKR

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was great (as always) and the service (Dara was our server) was as well. It was really nice to see that Daniel was back!
  29. SB

    SusanB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We loved our server Dan. Have been coming to Brewster’s for years and were happy to see him back. Dinner was amazing with the exception of the Rib-eye which was very mediocre and disappointing. I will stick to the pasta.
  30. JS

    JeffSamelson

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The hostess was great, the server was great, the food was great. Good value. Our favorite place.
  31. SB

    SamanthaB

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    I had made my reservation for Father's Day 2 months ago and requested patio but when we got there, they couldn't seat us on the patio as there was no room. They put us in the restaurant by the kitchen where it was excessively hot and loud. I would estimate that it was probably in the upper 80s. We have gone to this restaurant multiple times and last night's experience was the worst.
  32. CK

    CathiK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brewster's has been a favorite of ours for over 20 years. The food and service are always wonderful. Highly recommend!
  33. IS

    IleanaS

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and delicious food. The special dinner for two is a great value but more than we could eat. We had an enjoyable Father's Day dinner.
  34. t

    tcup

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was the second year we went for Fathers Day and once again it was excellent. I had meatballs which were delicious. Our friends had the grilled cheese ( not your normal grilled cheese) and they were delicious. The Cali pizza was also great. Love this place and will go back next year. Beautiful setting and service was excellent .
  35. PP

    PamP

    Grand Rapids

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brewster's food and service never disappoint. The patio is my favorite place so sit.
  36. AB

    AliciaB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to celebrate my husbands first Father's Day and had an absolutely amazing meal. We had our infant with us and the experience was perfect for us to all enjoy our brunch with excellent service. Highly recommend
  37. QL

    QuestLuv

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My daughter invited me for Father’s Day breakfast. The service, food and area that were seated was excellent. I highly recommend.
  38. BB

    BostonBruins4

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and a lovely patio in the summer. The wine list improved since the end of last year and has some really nice options. The food was delightful and there isn't a poor option on the menu!
  39. BB

    BeckyB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have eaten at Brewster for over 15 years for birthdays and special occasions and never once had a bad meal. Excellent food, staff and atmosphere!!
  40. PH

    PaulH

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The patio was great. We felt a little rushed because almost everything came at once. Would have been nice to have more time with our appetizer before everything else. Food wasn’t quite what we expected, but I think that is because they were still on their lunch menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Brewsters Italian Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 469-3005.

Brewsters Italian Cafe is rated 4.8 stars by 1028 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Brewsters Italian Cafe

11 W Merchant St New Buffalo, MI 49117

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    New Buffalo

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Italian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Konnor Koch

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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