tonight's features

BT Feature #1

February 28, 2015


farm-to-table pizza

fig and black tea spread, shaved garlic, arugula and capriole chevre


baby kale salad

mango, smoked bacon, candied horseradish and crispy chickpeas with lemon parmesan vinaigrette


fettuccine con capesante

bay scallops, blue scotch kale, sundried tomato pesto and kenny's farmhouse reserve asiago


seared tilefish

warm artichoke puree, sage emulsion, oyster mushroom and kalettes


wood-fired mediterranean-style bronzini

braised red cabbage, fennel, carrot and pearl onion


lamb chops

caper olive relish, roasted acorn squash, brussels sprouts and fingerling potatoes

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."

"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."

"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."

"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

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 $8 includes eight tastings and savory snacks. For reservations, call 269.469.9900.

seabass social - january 2-4

seabass social • february 6-8

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

sushi thursday - Feb 19

sushi thursday • february 19

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

samaritan counseling center Give back

give-back dinner • samaritan counseling center • february 24

Dine in support of important community non-profits, when 50% of all food and beverage revenue is donated. Our February beneficiary is Samaritan Counseling Center. With two La Porte county locations, Samaritan provides affordable counseling and education services to individuals and organizations in need.