Houndstooth

4.9
241 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Houndstooth is an adventurous sibling-chef led kitchen in the Arts District of Benton Harbor, Michigan. The open-kitchen concept allows guests to dine at the counter and feel immersed in this unique experience.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 241 people are saying
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Lynne
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is hands-down one of the best restaurants I’ve been to. If this were in Chicago or New York:
It would take months to get a reservation
Probably would be triple the price

You won’t be disappointed!!

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vipjohnslubowski
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. Some of the best I have ever eaten in Southwest Michigan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, beautiful presentation and Cheyenne passionately described the wonderful ingredients in each dish. Logan was very knowledgeable about the menu and chose his favorite dishes to serve us-they did not disappoint. We love the variety and the opportunity to taste new and unusual plates at Houndstooth. We will be back soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant, food and drinks were top notch.

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DebO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great, as usual.

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KelseyV
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great attention to detail.

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MikeMc
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner outside on one of the last fine autumn evenings. Food was excellent and service was courteous and efficient. We’ll be back!

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KariS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was spot on. Every detail is thought out and well executed. I’ve eaten here twice now and can’t wait for the next time.

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DerekB
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The menu reflected the overall feel of the restaurant- unique, swanky, and fun. While the place is small, the style is big. My wife and I consider ourselves to be foodies. The baby back rib tartare was small, and tasted mostly like pickles-it left much to be desired for an almost $20 small plate. The swordfish dinner and scallop small plate were tasty and we'd enjoy having them again, but were small as well (maybe 5oz swordfish steak) and seemingly overpriced due to the size. The cocktails are a craft and delicious. One of the best cocktail places around.

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fabulous and the new outdoor seating with heaters is great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have never been disappointed by Houndstooth. Food was great. The hot Nashville scallops are something else. The go to grilled carrots are fantastic. We really like the nice combination of flavors and great service. The owner always comes out to talk. A warm and friendly touch.

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Boss
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the Best meals I’ve had in a long time. We highly recommended this incredible restaurant.

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PatriciaC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Houndstooth exceeded our expectation! Very creative ambience and menu. We celebrated my husband's birthday there and were very pleased with everything. Highly recommend.

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Loftinspace
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing like this in SW Michigan. This place is big city creative.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience. I highly recommend Houndstooth!

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KTidey
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's hard to believe this is in Benton Harbor. Everything is spot on at this restaurant: service, food, cocktails and ambience. The bartender there is exceptional and makes great cocktails. The food is phenomenal and out of the norm.

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RonF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If they gave out Michelin stars in this part of the U.S., Houndstooth would have one for sure. Everything from the food to the drink to the service was flawless. We spent the weekend in Southern Michigan (from Chicago) and this experience was at the top of many highlights. We will return, and soon.

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Lynne
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you are in the St Joe/Benton Harbor give it a try. Definitely will need reservations but this is bar none one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to!!

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vipRickC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply put, this is a fantastic restaurant. Creative cuisine, really good spirits and wine selections, knowledgeable servers, comfortable and well-spaced seating, reasonably priced. This will be my “go-to” when I’m in the area!

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KatherineC
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So yummy! The staff was informative and attentive. Awesome vibe. All around fabulous!

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vipCoachV
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food, as always was on point! Our server was a bit slow but still an top notch 5 star experience.

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GregD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was nothing short of exceptional.

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Drew
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly the best meal I think I've ever had in 34 years of living. The flavors in each dish were just absolutely phenomenal, and the menu had so many different options. Everything is small plates, which come out one by one, allowing for plenty of time for enjoying each bite, and having conversation. Perfect place for a date night. The cocktails we had were delicious as well, and make sure to save room for dessert. Definitely will be making multiple trips to this place each year!

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DavidE
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful small plate restaurant. Food was wonderful, great service and excellent drinks with well crafted cocktails.

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Anna
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything. The atmosphere was just right and I wanted to stay all night talking. Food was completely beyond what you can get anywhere else around - so delicious, well thought out and perfectly presented.

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CarlaC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just amazing food, presentation, and fab service!!! So greatful to have in our neck of the woods

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MPsilakis
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seasonal changing menu by an adventurous unique team. Service is comparable to the excellent kitchen. All in all a boon for the community.

KC
KCEL
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outside, it was super nice. Food and service were amazzzzing!

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TammyB
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding and creative. EVERY dish that we had, we would order again.
Great service and atmosphere.

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vipJudyjo
San Diego
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really interesting menu. Ravioli with figs and pistachio was absolutely terrific. Pickled beets very good. Steak perfectly cooked and tender, and crispy potatoes crispy on the outside, soft and creamy inside. We sat outside with the heaters. Tables are spaced apart and it felt very safe. Lovely dinner! Will definitely go back before winter kicks in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love everything about Houndstooth!

JM
JuliaM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time. Every single dish was Great.

DB
DavidB
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing, along with the service. All dishes came out and were better than the last.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the unique and tasteful small plates and our entrees were amazingly delicious! Each bite melts in your mouth! Can’t forget about the specialty drinks from the bar as well!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place.

CA
CAROLYNM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious, interesting food. Definitely recommend!

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NickL
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is fantastic, and well worth the price. The owners are behind the counters handcrafting these meals together. Been there a couple times, would recommend making a reservation to assure a table. BBQ Carrots, Slow rolled steak, and shrimp are my go to's!

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WendyH
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire staff made us feel very welcomed. The food is amazing. We will be going back. This is a must try.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire meal was outstanding but the steak was one of the best I’ve ever had.

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vipAnzchic
Cincinnati
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

FAQs

Houndstooth offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (269) 252-5250.

Houndstooth is rated 4.9 stars by 241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.