tonight's features

BT Feature #1

January 26, 2015


farm-to-table pizza

butternut squash, baby kale, red onion, garlic oil, parmesan and everton alpine-style cheese


asian pear salad

field greens, butter lettuce, roasted cashews and ginger miso vinaigrette


four mushroom campanelle

shiitake, oyster, crimini and hon-shimeji mushrooms with kale, asiago fresca and san marzano tomato cream sauce

braised pork stew

butternut squash, fennel, tomato and brown rice

parmesan baked tilapia

steamed red potatoes and broccoli

seared tilefish

leek risotto and tomato lobster jus with sauteed spinach

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."
"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 knowledgable 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 • january 2-4

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

sushi thursday - dec 18

sushi thursday • january 15

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

nbhs marching band Give back

give-back dinner • nbhs marching band boosters • january 20

We’re kicking off the give-back season with New Buffalo’s very own High School Marching Band Boosters! The band is raising funds to help cover travel expenses to Disney World, where they'll perform and participate in workshops. On this evening, 50% of all food and beverage revenue will be donated