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Bentwood Tavern

600 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1903
+1 269-469-1699
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
600 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1903
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Dining dockside is a great feature of this restaurant on Lake Michigan. The staff is pleasant and attentive. The food is exceptional. My vegan dining partner was pleased with her mushroom, black olive, and vegan cheese pizza, and I was smitten with one of the...More

Thank DouglasJones2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a large party and we wanted to sit outside. They were unable to move two tables together so we had to sit at two separate tables right next to each other. It wasn’t the worst thing, but a little strange. Luckily...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for our anniversary because we wanted to sit outside by the lake. The bar and waiting area were modern and nice, but the actual restaurant and outdoor seating were disappointing. The food however was great! The first weekend of the month they serve...More

Thank jzpurdue
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were trying to waste time for 1/2 hour. Succeeded in doing that and much more! Ended up ordering and sharing several appetizers and drinks. Sat outside on the patio since it was early and they weren't busy. Normally the patio is only for people...More

Thank lolo1865
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Stopped for lunch with friends over the weekend. The location was great and the interior was very stylish. While we did not sit outside, the tables there would offer a great place to watch the harbor. While the menu had plenty of choices, I chose...More

Thank jsachanda
Reviewed 13 May 2018

The Tavern was a delightful place to be. The staff is the best ever... friendly and the greatest attitudes. The mahi-mahi fish tacos, grilled asparagus, hamburgers, wedge salad, pastas, where our favorites.

1  Thank lawrencep614
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Worth a visit when in the area ! Thai chicken is excellent and fish & chips was surprisingly good. Try and get a table outside in warmer weather to look over the marina

Thank RickGB
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Amazing CHEF! Steak was cooked to perfection. Bartender knows her cocktails. The ambiance romantic. Little pricey but your getting your moneys worth. Definitely special night out kind of place.

Thank Alma C
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday for brunch. A group of 7 women celebrating one of our best friends impending marriage. The server was nice, and accommodating. We ordered Bloody Marys. Mixed with a homemade tomato sauce they were naturally spicy and delicious! However they were...More

Thank Dusty F
Reviewed 22 March 2018

We have been to this restaurant severals times and have not been disappointed. The restaurant has a simple decor with a view of the marina or the open kitchen. The offerings are inventive and well prepared. Sometimes the service can be off. but not tonight....More

Thank LFA11111
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21 July 2017|
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Response from TexTrav2012 | Reviewed this property |
Not un-kid friendly at all, but I would say that this is one of those places that people go to for a calm, relaxing meal. So, it depends on the kids! Hope that helps a little!
21 July 2017|
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Response from Stan B | Reviewed this property |
Yes This restaurant is kid friendly for breakfast, lunch and dinner. However I would suggest a different restaurant for dinner such as Redamak's
18 January 2017|
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Response from Inga S | Property representative |
Yes! You can call 269–469–1699 or make a reservation on the Bentwood Tavern website through Open Table.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 600 W Water St, New Buffalo, MI 49117-1903
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Berrien County  >  New Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-469-1699
  • E-mail
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 and a curated wine list. Waterfront dining with outdoor seating available whenever weather allows. Lunch and dinner daily, with brunch from 9am on weekends. Please be advised that the restaurant is operating on Eastern Standard Time.
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