tonight's features

BT Feature #1

October 30, 2014


farm-to-table pizza

kabocha, caramelized onion, sage, baby kale, walnuts and nordic creamery smoked goat cheddar


tavern stew

braised cannellini bean, portobello mushroom, swiss chard, onion and butternut squash with aromatic five rice blend


lemon pappardelle

housemade pasta with baby kale and pine nuts in light cream sauce


chicken panisse

with mashed yams and lemon roasted brussels sprouts

jumbo sea scallops

seared, with maple bacon balsamic vinaigrette, butternut squash and parsnip purees, and swiss chard

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Hours: Mon-Fri 12-10pm,
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"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.


Open daily for lunch and dinner, and brunch on weekends.


Watch Jenny get cheesy with Graham Kostic of Glossed & Found.


special events

seabass social - oct 3-5

seabass social • october 3-5

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

sushi thursday - oct 16

sushi thursday • october 16

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

Nov 8 - 9 – irock jazz fest presents darius hampton

irock jazz fest presents darius hampton • nov 8 • 9:30 & 11:30pm

Darius Hampton performs live in our dining room as part of iRock Jazz's inaugural one-day festival in New Buffalo. $20 ticket includes admission to all performances, most of which are walkable.