tonight's features

BT Feature #1

November 27, 2015

farm-to-table pizza

roasted oyster mushroom, sage, pecorino and garlic olive oil


stuffed baby butternut squash

beluga lentils, apple, kale, leek and chevre


shrimp scampi linguine

early girl tomatoes, basil and pine nuts with garlic and shallot white wine sauce


seared walleye pike

tomato herb butter, roasted potatoes and sauteed organic kale


sea scallops

grapefruit butter, sauteed spinach and black rice pilaf


berkshire pork chop

with white beans and kale

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-Thurs 5-10pm
Friday 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 dinner daily, lunch Friday-Sunday, and weekend brunch. Outdoor dining available whenever weather allows.


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


special events

Teddy Bear Tea

teddy bear tea • december 6 • 1-3pm

Our 15th annual holiday benefit for Toys for Tots. Enjoy kid-friendly tea service and treats, chat with Santa, then get your groove on with award-winning kindie band Poochamungas! Admission is $10 per person and a donation of a new, unwrapped toy. For reservations, call 269.469.9900.

Tacos and Tequila

tacos & tequila • every sunday • 2-10pm

Turn up the heat on your Sunday evening and make Tacos & Tequila a new weekly tradition! Authentic Mexican street tacos served ala carte on our housemade corn tortillas, brought to you by Oaxaca native, Chef Alberto Illescas. Explore unexpected mixology with our tequila-inspired cocktails and discover the complexity or simplicity of this south of the border beverage.

seabass social - November 6-8

seabass social • november 6-8

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

sushi thursday • Nov 19

sushi thursday • november 19

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

Give-back program

give-back program

One night a month, January through May, 50% of all food and beverage revenue is donated to select community non-profits. Fundraising without auctions, appeals or raffles, give-back nights are a fun opportunity to make a difference by simply enjoying a night of good food with friends. To date, over $81,000 has been donated. Huge thanks to our wonderful patrons who participate each year!

holiday hours

holiday hours

So our staff can enjoy time with friends and family, we are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And so our staff can enjoy time with each other, we are also closed Tuesday, December 15 for our annual holiday party.