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Carriage House Dining Room & Gardens

24460 Adams Rd, South Bend, IN 46628-9678
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Ranked #1 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We go to the Carriage House for special personal occasions because dining there is the ultimate culinary experience. Beginning with the special "pate and pickles plate", through the delicious appetizers to the melt in your mouth main courses, the food (and service) is the finest we have experienced. I took my Phoenix-based boss there one evening and he proclaimed the... More

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South Bend, IN
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I recently visited South Bend (my hometown) and took my two daughters and a friend to the Carriage House for dinner. We sat in the lovely garden and our server was attentive, helpful and very pleasant. We had several dishes and shared. We had a pizza (that is only served in the garden), the scallops and duck. They were all... More

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Evanston, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

I came to the Carriage House anticipating a great meal and left with the eager desire for more of their exquisite offerings. I value indoor dining, but love when the opportunity to sit outside surrounded by the very garden the Chef prepares from and the beauty of nature's poignantly designed composition. We started with Scallops that could certainly suffice as... More

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South Bend, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This was not our first visit and we love going back . Each time it is a delight from our arrival at the beautiful grounds to the welcoming staff and exceptional food and service by a well trained staff in the front of the house. In the back of the house , a kitchen staff that prepares food fit for... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

For a special occasion recently, my husband and I enjoyed an expertly prepared dinner al fresco at the Carriage House. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, we might as well have been in Europe! The ambiance was the same! The restaurant owner and staff go out of their way to be friendly, but not overly friendly, and to serve the best quality... More

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South Bend, IN
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94 reviews 94 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Amazing wine list. We ordered a 2012 Rodney Strong Russian River pinot noir. My rack of lamb was prepared perfectly and glazed with red wine/balsamic reduction. The bed of rice and lentils was prepared with what tasted like curry, cardamom, and corriander. Really tasty. My wife had Veal (with a light breading) Baltimore with chunks of crab. The crusty but... More

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Granger, Indiana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
29 helpful votes 29 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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