There's no way better to experience contemporary American cuisine than to dine in an elegant waterfront setting at Bentwood Tavern. Located at the iconic Marina Grand Resort in the heart of New Buffalo, Michigan, this restaurant is the perfect venue for a first date or an anniversary dinner. If the harbor-front setting was not enough then Bentwood Tavern also offers amazing service and a lovely indoor dining room. Must-try's on the menu include the Bone-in Kansas City Strip Steak, Lemon Rosemary Shrimp and Tuna & Avocado Tartar. An exceptional wine list complements the food selections and rounds off the experience with a finesse. Reservations are highly recommended.
Panini Panini is a European style bistro that pampers your palate with enticing European flavors. Ensconced in a simple neighborhood, this bistro specializes in sandwiches and also offers a variety of other delicacies like salads and pastas for you to devour. Keep some room for desserts as this restaurant is known for serving heavenly desserts like Avocado and Coconut Cheesecake, pies, pastries and many other sinful delights to satiate your sweet tooth. Its friendly staff is known for their prompt service and make this place a great spot to drop by for a quick bite on a busy day.
Wine enthusiasts will appreciate the chance to learn more about wine and sample local wine and food from the Shady Creek Winery estate. Within an hours drive from Chicago, visitors have a chance to not only try the various wines manufactured and produced by the estate, but also experience a gourmet dining experience in a beautiful setting full of warmth and charm. Guests visiting on Sundays can even enjoy live music sessions along with their meal. The winery offers complimentary wine tasting of 5 tastes per person at their tasting room. Often hosting local events as well as stalls and art and crafts by local artists, it's a nice place to check out when visiting the area. Tours are not available as the winery does not have a farm attached to it. For additional details on what is currently on, visit the website.
Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine in a lovely waterside setting or in the warmth of a fireplace at the Terrace Room. Located at The Harbor Grand, this quaint Italian restaurant is an ideal venue for family dinners, romantic dates and special occasions. The concise menu highlights homemade rustic Italian cuisine, with specialties like Beef Carpaccio, Ravioli Bandera, Bistecca Fiorentina and Melazene alla Parmigiana. Decadent desserts and choicest wines complete the whole dining experience. A certain must-visit in New Buffalo!
Nestled in the Four Winds Casino on Wilson Road, this installment of the world-renowned Hard Rock Cafe chain is a music lover's paradise. It is one of New Buffalo's most-frequented rock and roll-themed partying and dinner destinations, thanks to its trademark decor and world-class service. The place serves some of the most authentic American delights in the city, such as their signature Rockin' Wings, Local Legendary, and Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken & Ham Sandwich. The establishment also features a rock shop from where you can get your hands on some limited edition merchandise and memorabilia.
Overlooking the Coffee Creek Park, Octave Grill is one of the best burger spots in town. The brainchild of Casey Petro, this restaurant has built a reputation of creative and delish burgers that will make you travel the distance to just take a bite of their fabulous creations. Its eclectic light fixtures, photo frames on the wall, wooden flooring and blackboard display give it a hip vibe. Build up your appetite with their appetizing starters like taco tots and goat cheese fondue. Dig into their burgers like hot pants, figgy piggy and clawhammer. You can also build your own. Their sandwiches are equally noteworthy. Such as the swine mountain and sloppy Joe. Complement your meal with beer or wine.