tonight's features

BT Feature #1

December 21, 2014

farm-to-table pizza

brussels sprouts, shallot, fennel and sarvecchio parmesan, with butternut squash and housemade ricotta spread

pork salsa verde

braised in tomatillo and green chile with brown rice, grilled zucchini and squash

hand-pulled noodle bowl

beef, pork, broccoli, bok choy, bell pepper, ginger, carrot, cabbage and mushroom in oxtail broth, with traditional garnishes

grilled swordfish

tomato basil vinaigrette with capellini aglio e olio and grilled asparagus

seared tilefish

crispy herbed polenta and warm salad of oyster and asian mushrooms, asparagus, red onion, sage and lemon vinaigrette 

Bentwood Tavern

600 West Water Street
New Buffalo, MI 49117

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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

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

seabass social - dec 5-7

seabass social • december 5-7

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

teddy bear tea

teddy bear tea • december 7 • 1-3pm

Our 14th annual holiday benefit for Toys for Tots. Enjoy kid-friendly tea service and treats, chat with Santa, then get your groove on with award-winning kindie band Poochamungas! Admission is $10 per person and a donation of a new, unwrapped toy. For reservations, call 269.469.9900.

sushi thursday - dec 18

sushi thursday • december 18

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

holiday hours

holiday hours

So our staff can enjoy time with friends and family, we are closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And, so our staff can enjoy time with each other, we are also closed Tuesday, December 16 for our annual holiday party.


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

Holiday gatherings where
all you have to lift is a glass.


festive spaces ∙ friendly faces
food you love

View our holiday-inpsired
private dining menu.

For more information, contact

"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!”