today’s features

BT Feature #1

October 23, 2016

Cooler temps brings a new seasonal menu. With our newly expanded menu, features will be shared tableside or you can call for details. To help you adjust, here is a little tease: Barramundi and Hand-Pulled Noodle Bowl tonight and tomorrow.

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 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

Tacos and Tequila

tacos & tequila • every Tuesday

Turn up the heat on your Tuesday night with authentic Mexican street tacos, brought to you by Oaxacan native Chef Alberto Ilescas. We serve our tacos a la carte on housemade corn tortillas and pair them with tequila-inspired cocktails.

sushi thursday • nov 17

sushi thursday • november 17 • 5-10pm

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

seabass social

seabass social • november 4-6 • 6-9pm

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

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. Purchase a growler or howler to enjoy super fresh draught beer at home. Taps change often and some releases are limited, so check our menu for the latest.

Give-back program

give-back program

One night a month, January through May, we donate 50% of all food and beverage revenue to select community non-profits. This year we donated more than $10,000 thanks to our wonderful patrons.