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Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens

24460 Adams Rd, South Bend, IN 46628-9678
574-272-9220
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Ranked #1 of 250 restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
197 reviews 197 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

On the far Northwest part of town lies the Carriage House, a converted church. I believe it to be the best restaurant in the South Bend area. Reservations a must. Full bar and great wines and oysters on the half shell or Rockefeller. We were celebrating an important birthday and with advance notice made a cake for us. Long time... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 via mobile

I just love this place! Great food, great ambience and an awesome staff. I have to say the triple layered chocolate cake with a little bit of Haagen Dazs Vanilla ice cream is a perfect way to end or start a meal...just sayin.

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East Rutherford, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

The drive to this place was a little scary. You have to wind your way through an unlit road, and the parking lot is barely noticeable. But, when we opened the doors, the restaurant was absolutely packed (It was a ND football weekend, so that could explain the crowds). What a surprise! This place is a delight. The filet mignon... More

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Detroit, Michigan
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014 via mobile

We dine at Carriage House infrequently. When we would like to enjoy a fine dinning experience it typically becomes Carriage House, Cafe Navarre, or La Salle Grill. All very fine dinning establishments, but give a nod to Carriage House as the best 6 times out of 10. A very nice atmosphere. Quiet. Out of the way but still close by.... More

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judyoody, Owner at Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you very much for dining at my restaurant. Yes, our Pastry Chef makes all our desserts on premise as well as all our breads. And after dining in New York for the last two weeks, I can safely say that we are an exceptional value for the high quality we deliver. All the best! Judy & Adrian / Owners More

Illinois
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

A couple of weeks ago, we dined at this establishment withe several of our friends..We are long time patrons of the Carriage House; we used to dine here when the current owners dear Mother ran the restaurant. The food was excellent, the selection was great, etc. but the pricing was daunting. Even with all of us at the table being... More

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judyoody, Owner at Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens, responded to this review

Here again we are criticized for not only having luxury items, but guests who order them, say they are too expensive afterward and then comment that our menu is too expensive on tripadvisor based on the cost of our most expensive items (which no one else carries in the region). Yes, we are not Tru or Everest, nor do we... More

Granger, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

This is a gem in the country just outside South Bend In. Everything about this quaint restaurant exudes gourmet. From its award winning wine list to the culinary delights this is the best restaurant in north central Indiana. Like most great gourmet restaurants the owner Judy presides over all aspects of your dining experience. From greeting you upon your arrival... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We are new to the area and had heard this was a special place. WOW! We have lived all over this country and eaten in many renowned restaurants. The old church and interior decor are charming. There was also live music which was wonderful. As for our meal, it was hard to decide what to order. So many excellent choices/specials.... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

It's sadly poetic watching a very good establishment struggle, knowingly or otherwise. There are 2-hour dinners I have thoroughly enjoyed, and then there was my recent visit to the Carriage House. Painful. As we arrived we were told our table was not ready - in retrospect a ham-handed way to push us into the bar area. Upon being ushered to... More

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judyoody, Owner at Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens, responded to this review

Please let me address your concerns as we are a small, family owned restaurant which takes Reviews very seriously. I have already reached out to you via email with Tripadvisor and have requested that you contact me either by phone or email correspondence as I would like to personally talk with you about your less than perfect experience at my... More

St. Joe, MI
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Far from the ordinary, expensive but well worth it. A special occasion place. Hard to believe it thrives in a farm like setting. A real gem; staek Diane to die for, veal dishes with sophisticated sauces. Everything they touch they do well. Great staff. Five star wine list. Amazing desserts all done in house. I have been around the world,... More

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chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Would highly recommend in the spring in the summer and at Christmas. Enjoy sitting outside in a garden atmosphere on warm nights enjoying appetizers wine and music before going into the old Church for dinner . Dinner is first class with top of the line entrées etc . This is not a cookie cutter type of place as its totally... More

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