tonight's features

BT Feature #1

May 29, 2016

farm-to-table pizza

grilled oyster mushrooms, asparagus, sage, garlic oil and saxony alpine cheese

grilled asparagus salad

sun gold and cherry tomatoes, basil, feta and avocado vinaigrette

ditalini with asparagus

simple and delicious, with butter and parmigiano reggiano

lake superior whitefish

avocado corn relish featuring organic tomatoes and basil, with grilled asparagus

jumbo sea scallops

with warm kale, quinoa and pistachio salad

steak frites

8oz certified angus beef sirloin with horseradish butter and handcut fries

sweet chipotle sakura bbq ribs

with handcut fries and citrus coleslaw

Bentwood Tavern

600 West Water Street
New Buffalo, MI 49117

Bentwood Give-Back Program Logo

Chikaming Open Lands

Five nights each year, 50% of all food & beverage revenue is donated to support important non-profits in our community. To apply on behalf of your organization, please click below.

Give-Back Application


You can make reservations online!

You can also make reservations by calling 269.469.1699

Mon-Fri 12-10pm
Sat-Sun 9am-10pm
Times are EST

You bring the people.
We'll bring the party.

Special events made easy, because parties should be fun. Experience full-service planning, culinary expertise and stylish event spaces for 10 to 120. For more information, call 269.469.9900, x406.

"Wonderful service with a smile."

"Loved the casual atmosphere with the above casual cuisine."

"Always a pleasure to be your guests!"

"Beautiful evening spent enjoying a great meal and a wonderful view."

"Really enjoyed the beautiful views and great features."
"...the area's newest restaurant and, arguably, its best."
"The best restaurant of our three day coastal excursion."

"Couldn't have asked for a better evening."

"The outside seating is pure paradise for curious toddler eyes."

"Dessert made me cry like poems by Emily Dickenson."

"Every morsel of food is quality and beyond delicious!"

"Absolutely fresh and wonderfully delicious."
"The halibut is one of the best fish dishes I've had."

"If it was any better, it would be illegal!"

"I laughed. I cried. I gained 15 pounds. An experience to remember!"

"We live in Chicago and eat a lot of pizza. Bentwood’s is some of the best."
"If a restaurant can make an omnivore enjoy a meatless dish, they're doing something right!"

"Some of the best food we've had, coast to coast."

"Sushi was fabulous – as good as any place I’ve been!"

"THE place to eat in New Buffalo, MI. The food is innovative and wonderful; the service first rate."

"Unbelievably crowded, but worth the wait."

"Great spot to sit outside and watch the boats."

"Great staff. Great food. Perfect location. We will be back!"
"The seabass was amazing. Well worth driving an hour to have!"
“Your food is sublime!”

Waterfront Dining on the New Buffalo Harbor.

Bentwood Tavern features “artisan comfort cuisine” crafted by local icon, Chef Jenny Drilon. Bentwood’s sophisticated spin on pub fare features gourmet pizzas fired in a wood-burning oven, fresh seafood, Amish roasted chicken, steaks and chops. Everything is scratch made from only the highest quality, and whenever possible, locally grown ingredients. Eight craft brews on tap and a well-curated wine list are worthy complements to the fresh, savory menu.


Join us for lunch and dinner daily, with brunch on weekends. Outdoor dining available whenever weather allows.


Watch Jenny get cheesy with Graham Kostic of Glossed & Found.


special events

Tacos and Tequila

tacos & tequila • tuesdays • 5-10pm

Turn up the heat on your Tuesday evening and make Tacos & Tequila a new weekly tradition. Authentic Mexican street tacos served a la carte on housemade corn tortillas, brought to you by Oaxaca native Chef Alberto Ilescas. Experience our tequila-inspired cocktails and discover the complex simplicity of this south-of-the-border beverage.

seabass social

seabass social • may 6-8 • 6-9pm

Jenny’s legendary Thai-style Chilean Seabass, served only the first weekend of every month. (while supplies last)

sushi thursday • may 19

sushi thursday • may 19 • 5-10pm

Join us for maki, nigiri, sashimi and Asian-inspired cocktails on the third Thursday of the month.

Boys & Girls Club Give-Back

boys & girls club give-back dinner • may 25

Join us in supporting local not-for-profits that build strong and vibrant communities in our region. On May 25, 50 percent of all food and beverage revenue goes to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Benton Harbor in its mission to inspire and enable all young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens.

Growlers & Howlers

growlers & howlers

Michigan produces some of the best beer in the world, and we’re proud to offer a curated tap line-up representing the best of the best, from lager to stout. Now available for purchase by growler or howler, enjoy super fresh draught beer at home. Taps change often and some releases are limited, so check our web page for the latest.