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Brewsters Italian Cafe, New Buffalo, MI

Brewsters Italian Cafe

4.8
4.8
1099 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!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 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 1,099 people are saying

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

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Ambiance

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Best Value

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

    Outdoor Dining

  • Grand Rapids / Western Michigan

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  1. C

    Clementine

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic garden atmosphere, great service, yummy food - a lovely summer destination!
  2. KA

    KimberlyA

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent as usual. We had the dinner for two and it was VERY filling, delicious, and a great deal! I highly recommend it!
  3. J

    Josh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We celebrated my husband's birthday this weekend at Brewsters and the food was amazing! We were seated within 5 minutes of our reservations despite the business of a Saturday night. Our server was accommodating, but appeared rushed and annoyed by any additional questions. Also, there were flies swarming on the ceiling that all of us were observing in our area of the restaurant. Overall, we would definitely come again and we recommend the sourdough pizza!
  4. l

    lincolnparklover

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful garden. Great service. Good food.
  5. CM

    CarlaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall3food5service3ambience4
    The food is great as always. After we finished our meal, we thought we’d peek at the dessert menu. Our server said, “ You only have 10 minutes of your time left”. Really??? There were empty tables too! Ridiculous
  6. DM

    DeniseM

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was the best it’s ever been! We’ve celebrated many of our anniversaries here and will continue to do so. Love sitting outside. Dinner for two is always more than enough food! Will be back for sure!
  7. LL

    LoraL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Great salads for lunch. Minimal service to say the least.
  8. KS

    KatieS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious dinner. Our son is gluten free and plenty of options. He had a great dinner!! The bruschetta was to DIE for as wel as the chicken parm!!! We will continue to go back to this amazing restaurant!!!
  9. A

    Anna

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Family here from Seattle.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we pass through town this is our favorite spot! The patio is magical and the food is wonderful!
  11. RN

    RobinN

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great food, setting (outside courtyard) and service. If anything could have been better, it would be for the hostess stand to acknowledge/inform a patron with a reservation about status when the patron has not been seated 10, 15, 20 minutes after their reservation time.
  12. CL

    ChelseaL

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    LOVE this restaurant! My mom and I come here every summer and we always have a wonderful time. Delicious food, wonderful service, and a great ambience! Cant say enough great things about this place!
  13. PP

    PamP

    Grand Rapids

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My favorite place to eat in New Buffalo. Glad I discovered it several years ago.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Seating was not the best. We were at a high top, which is fine, except it felt like we were in a hallway. There were only 3 tables in this area which was sort of between the kitchen and the main dining area. Lots of people walking through to be seated or to use the bathroom and servers running passed on their way to/from the kitchen.
  15. LA

    LynnA

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday at Brewsters and were more than pleased as always.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We did the dinner for 2, and it was excellent. Our server was quick and attentive! Favorite place to go when we visit New Buffalo!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful place to celebrate our Anniversary! I believe our waiter was Cory- wonderful service!!
  18. PB

    PamB

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You have to try the lemon cream cake for dessert after a delicious dinner!
  19. M

    Miggs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Easily changed reservation at the door for outside dining, which was very comfortable and intimate for our group of five. Service was impeccable.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful!
  21. D

    Dennis

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have dined in your patio setting 3 times in the past 3 weeks. We LOVE being out there. This experience, enhanced by the service staff and the food makes for a delightful evening! We'll be back several times before bad weather sets in. Dennis L. Bowen
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Weather threatened to ruin our outside dinner reservations but in the end the storm cleared and we were able to sit right at our reservation time! Food was great as always and service too!
  23. EF

    ElizabethF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Dan was excellent! We had a great time and would definitely go back!
  24. g

    greg

    Indiana

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice server and very good food. Had the Dinner for 2 special pizza and meatballs
  25. EL

    ElizabethL

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food
  26. CC

    ChaCha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brewsters Italian Cafe is one of my most very favorite place to go for an always excellent quality meal, lovely ambiance, and enjoyable dining experience. The perfect location for a girl's luncheon, family dining or romantic dinner.
  27. L

    Laineyloo1948

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always lovely. Never fails. Food fresh, interesting, delicious. Service perfect!
  28. RW

    RachaelW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dara was a fabulous waiter. We all agreed he made our experience at your wonderful restaurant beyond enjoyable! Food was amazing! We all left with full bellies and happy hearts. Thank you for making our friends 40th such a special night!
  29. DN

    DonN

    Indiana

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wonderful service!
  30. AO

    AnabelO

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice ambience on the patio!❤️
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Worst lifetime experience. We went to celebrate a birthday. In short, THEY delayed taking the order, THEY delayed in bring the food (I.e., 40 minutes to bring out the pizza, then THEY brought us the dessert and coffee in brown bags and cups to go because according to them, our time was up for the reservation (90 minutes). In the meantime, WE ordered plenty of drinks to pass the time, yet WE get kicked out of the restaurant for THEIR time mismanagement. We attempted to talk through this issue with their management - and told to leave. It is obvious this restaurant does not care about people or their experience. Nice try for attempting to ruin our Sunday evening. The word will eventually get out!
  32. SS

    SueSews

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    7/24/2022 We’ve been here numerous times and the food and service is always great. We sat on the beautiful patio on a windy day but the trees and bushes really cut the wind down. We usually try to stop at this restaurant whenever we are near SW Michigan. You need reservations almost always!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Lala P. made our experience very enjoyable!! We felt very well taken care of and the food was great!! Thank you!
  34. TR

    TerryR

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the courtyard at Brewsters is great, you feel like you are out in the woods The food is also great, and our server Bridget was fantastic !
  35. PP

    PamP

    Grand Rapids

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took friends to lunch. It was there first time eating at Brewster's. They loved the food, service and atmosphere. 👍
  36. LC

    LynnC

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! Will definitely be back!
  37. KL

    KathyL

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a great lunch on the patio. Food and service were excellent as usual!
  38. t

    tamarap

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Brenna was an outstanding server. Love this place - went twice during our week there. We come back every year!
  39. D

    Dennis

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Your patio is FANTASTIC - like another world! We LOVE being there. The ambience is conducive to the fine dining experience. Our server, "Lala" (I think ) was terrific. Was able to banter when appropriate. Keep her happy - she's a winner
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Food was was really good kinda pricey for only such a small pizza wish the pizza was bigger or it was cheaper, nice date night place but too experience for everyday dining. If there prices went down a little this place would be a go to date night but the price was just a little too high good for an occasion though. Service was pretty normal nothing special overall probably a 7/10!

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 1099 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 56 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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