tonight's features

BT Feature #1

April 30, 2016

farm-to-table pizza

asparagus, basil, shaved garlic, extra virgin olive oil and sarvecchio parmesan

michigan asparagus salad

crispy pancetta, spiced pepitas and chevre with mojo rojo vinaigrette

ditalini with asparagus

simple and delicious, with butter and parmesan

spicy seafood & chorizo stew

shrimp, mussels, clams and mahi in savory tomato broth with grilled sourdough

wood-fired bronzini

heirloom tomato caper relish with michigan asparagus

grilled lamb chops

with lemon oregano potatoes, cucumber feta salad with tzatziki sauce

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

Saturday Seminar Series

saturday seminar series • saturdays • 3:30-4:30pm

Explore tasty Michigan microbrews and premier wines from around the globe with our charming and knowledgeable beverage experts. The perfect mix of fun and information, grab a friend and say cheers! Admission of $10 includes eight tastings and savory snacks. For reservations, call 269.469.9900.

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.

sushi thursday • april 21

sushi thursday • april 21

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

Fernwood Give-Back

fernwood botanical garden give-back dinner • april 27

Join us in supporting local not-for-profits that build strong and vibrant communities in our region. On April 27, 50 percent of all food and beverage revenue goes to benefit Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve. Fernwood is devoted to enriching people’s lives by awakening and deepening their appreciation for nature.

Taste Event

taste california • april 30 • 6-9pm

Join us for a unique food and wine tasting event featuring 30 of our favorite California wines from Paso Robles, Napa Valley and Russian River regions paired with fresh Cali-style fusion cuisine and gourmet donuts from chefs Jenny Drilon and Alberto Ilescas. To reserve tickets click here.

Vertical Tasting

cabernet sauvignon vertical tasting • april 30 • 7:30-8:30pm

Expand your palate and explore the subtle evolving character of each of these fine cabernet sauvignon vintages — Far Niente vintage 2008, 2009, 2010; Groth vintage 2005, 2006, 2007; Simi Vineyards vintage 2009, 2010, 2011. To reserve tickets click here.

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.