tonight's features

BT Feature #1

May 24, 2015


farm-to-table pizza

grilled oyster mushroom, asparagus, sage, garlic oil and asiago reserve

ditalini with asparagus

simple and delicious, with butter and parmesan

grilled rack of lamb

balsamic fig sauce, oyster mushrooms and asparagus with smashed yukon gold potato

silk snapper

coconut sake miso broth, asparagus and forbidden rice

jumbo sea scallops

maple bacon balsamic vinaigrette, butternut squash and parsnip purees, and sauteed kalettes


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, and brunch on weekends. Outdoor dining available whenever weather allows.


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


special events

seabass social - mat 1-3

seabass social • may 1-3

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

sushi thursday - may 21

sushi thursday • may 21

Our final sushi night of the season, join us for maki, nigiri, sashimi and Asian-inspired cocktails. Sushi Thursday will be back in September!

chikaming open lands Give back

give-back dinner • meals on wheels southwest michigan • may 26

Dine in support of important community non-profits, when 50% of all food and beverage revenue is donated. Our May beneficiary is Meals on Wheels of Southwest Michigan. For over 27 years, they have provided senior citizens with hot meals delivered directly to their doorsteps, or located at one of the various senior dining centers throughout Berrien County.

irock jazz fest

irock jazz fest presents shawn maxwell • may 30 • 9 & 11pm

Saxophonist Shawn Maxwell‘s jazz quartet performs live in our dining room as part of iRock Jazz’s two-day festival in New Buffalo. No cover charge.