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Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens

24460 Adams Rd, South Bend, IN 46628-9678
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Ranked #2 of 255 restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $50
Cuisines: Continental
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Indiana's most nationally recognized restaurant - 24 years AAA Chicago Four Diamond and 28 years Wine Spectator "Best of Award of Excellence". Main Dining housed within historical 1851 building featuring the freshest farm-to-table foods and one of the finest wine lists in the world.America's only outdoor fine-dining facility, ALFRESCO FINE DINING & GARDENS, featuring French WoodFire oven, patio seating adjacent to outdoor stage exhibiting local musicians every weekend during summer.Two Excellent Venues - One Superb Restaurant!
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87% Recommend
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English first
Granger, Indiana
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Very good restaurant with great menu and non-typical options (pheasant). We go on special occasions. It is on a country road with beautiful surroundings. Staff is nice and friendly.

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Waco, Texas, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We found this restaurant on Wine Spectator, and had to give it a try, especially since it had a 2 wine glass rating, and we were over pleasantly surprised. The Caesar salad was super, except it could have had actual anchovies with the anchovy dressing that would have taken it over the top. We had the baked chicken and the... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I have been to the Carriage House Gardens at least once every summer for the past three or four years. It is a beautiful, idyllic setting out on a country road where one forgets that they are in South Bend. It could be almost anywhere you imagined it to be. On my most recent visit, the gardens were blooming profusely... More

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This is an excellent restaurant.! We have eaten at The Carriage House several times before. We chose this restaurant to celebrate our daughter's graduation from a Notre Dame's Law School, along with visiting there every time we travel to South Bend. The food, ambiance & service have always been exceptional. For this visit, my husband ordered Dover Sole. He loved... More

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Elkhart, Indiana
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is hands down my families FAVORITE restaurant! They always have the best food! Steaks, chicken, fish, you name it- it's delicious! The staff at the carriage house is AMAZING! Everyone makes you feel very special, like you are a family friend! Highly recommended!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

My honey and I loved this restaurant. Yes, it was pricey, but it was one of the nicest dining experiences I've had. The ambience is delightful; the service impeccable; the food very good to excellent. We started with a comfortable and enjoyable chat with the bartender at the tiny and cozy bar while we waited for our table and were... More

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Niles, Michigan
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

There are some great restaurants in this area but the Carriage House is our favorite. The setting is intimate and elegant, the wait staff is attentive and personable, and the owner is a delight, but it is the food that makes this place a treasure. The menu offers creative seasonal selections as well as traditional favorites made from the finest... More

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Fort Lauderdale
18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

I was recently taken to dinner there. The place was originally, many years ago, a church and has unique features including the garden area and an area in the rafters where a jazz band plays on occasion. The menu has a broad variety of items and every dish was beyond excellent. I had the lamb, delicious, and the other people... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Local hotel recommend this restaurant. Food is tasty,price reasonable...overall good exprience. would recommend this restaurant.

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Granger, Indiana
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Carriage House does it all. It serves up a professional, caring staff, fresh and original food creations, fine wines, crisp and elegant table decor, stunning floral, and intimacy with special touches. Go! You won't be disappointed.

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