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“Nice and Efficient”
Review of Bentwood Tavern

Bentwood Tavern
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Ranked #5 of 48 Restaurants in New Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$25
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Seafood, Contemporary
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Berrien
Description: Chef Jenny Drilon's sophisticated spin on pub fare, responsibly sourced and beautifully prepared. A warm, friendly gathering place featuring eight Michigan craft beers on tap and a curated wine list. Waterfront dining with outdoor seating available whenever weather allows. Lunch and dinner daily, with brunch from 9am on weekends. Please be advised that the restaurant is operating on Eastern Standard Time.
Reviewed 7 August 2014

We were here with a party of 10 and had a reservation. We know we would be split into 2 groups of 5. We sat inside, as there was a long wait for outside. Our waitress was really efficient and accommodating, as was the server at the other table of 5. There is a nice variety of food to choose from. If you can, book far in advance to sit outside, as it is on the water. We had a nice dinner, and the prices are reasonable.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

The restaurant has a good menu selection, okay bar area, and a really nice deck for dining. They offer decent specials so odering off that menu is a good idea.
I had the ribs and they were super. During the summer the place stays busy so be prepared to wait just a bit.

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

Last Saturday, I was 1 in a party of 7 at the Bentwood Tavern not an easy task to serve but our waitress did great. We all ordered drinks/cocktails, wine, appetizers, entree's, and desserts. ALL were delicious and I thought very reasonably priced for the ingredients and serving size prepared. I am not sure what the other reviewers ordered but we only experienced delicious, fresh, ingredients at a fair price. For example, the Tuna fish ceviche (not a cheap ingredient) was amazing, fresh, and healthy at what I think is a reasonable price for a fresh fish ceviche with avocado and loads of great tuna. We were served large nicely presented, fresh pieces of tuna in the ceviche. Another example is the tuna tacos. Again, delicious and healthy. I am not a meat eater, so I can only recommend the fish dishes but the Chilean Sea Bass was again, delicious, (still hot when it arrived, very important) well prepared, well cooked, and nicely presented. Chilean Sea Bass is usually my "Go To" fish and this dish did not disappoint. I like to eat healthy, enjoy every bite, and breath in the atmosphere of a nice restaurant and that is exactly what we all (collectively) enjoyed. Lastly, the wine list offered many great wines with a nice range of prices so you did not feel forced to buy a very expensive wine. This is the only restaurant that I was able to try while I was in New Buffalo but I will say this beautiful little town is very lucky to have a great restaurant with a very passionate chef behind the "Helm."

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Reviewed 6 August 2014

I have long admired Jenny's cuisine and have seen her do amazing things. But the day we lunched here was pretty ordinary. This is a busy restaurant with a nice ambiance and certainly worth a visit.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely lunch here! Ordered two salads and fish tacos to share. Patio is great, service was good. Would definitely go back!

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