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Cafe Navarre

101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639
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Ranked #3 of 253 restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $38
Cuisines: American, French, Italian, Spanish
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington
Description: A warm, inviting atmosphere best defines Cafe Navarre. Clearly one of downtown South Bend's most attractive buildings from the exterior, and the view from inside Cafe Navarre is nothing short of breathtaking. The fusion of Old World style architecture with natural light and the finest interior furnishings, the ambiance of Cafe Navarre is truly one of a kind.The style of food offered by Cafe Navarre includes French, Italian and Spanish. Cuisine distinguished by simplicity, full flavor, and healthiness describes the overall style. Cafe Navarre's menu also offers more fresh fish options than what other local restaurants typically offer.Dishes created with farm to table sources are unmistakable in flavor and quality. These are regularly featured at Cafe Navarre, along with an array of top shelf wines at prices that our customers return frequently to enjoy.Private Rooms: For your special event or business meeting, Cafe Navarre can seat up to 20 guests in each of three private meeting rooms.
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90% Recommend
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English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

I went hear with a relative for dinner one night and really enjoyed it. We had to keep pushing out the reservation on a busy night due to some traveling issues but they were very flexible and still kept a table for us. The food was very good and the menu had nice variety. We had a dessert that was... More

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Chicago, Illinois
20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

When visiting a relative in South Bend, a dinner plan was needed. He suggested the Cafe Navarre as he frequents the restaurant often, usually for lunch. We found out why! This unassuming place on a street corner in downtown South Bend is not extremely flashy (quite comfortable, however) but who cares? It does boast some of the best food in... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent cuisine and ambiance in the heart of a revitalized downtown. Good for lunch, evenings out.

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New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

South Bend does not have great restaurants but this place is one of the best. The ambiance is great; a converted bank building that maintains the balcony and has private dining areas. Service is excellent and the food is solid and reasonably priced. If you are looking for a pleasant place in South Bend for a good meal with a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I've been three times now, and I'm quite impressed with this restaurant. The space is an old bank building, and it has been renovated but the designers managed to keep the charm of the old bank. The staff is extremely friendly. The menu offers an ample selection of mostly American fare and is reasonably priced. Nice, value priced wine list... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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569 reviews 569 reviews
408 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Excellent service. Good winelist. Pleasant ambiance. Varied gourmet menu choices. Reasonable prices. Full bar.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It was a great meal for a special occasion and the staff was attentive to our needs considering two very young children were in our party. The restaurant helped us out with a private room, which was great considering two children were with us under 12 months of age, and our waitress recognized this dynamic and ensured that dinner flowed... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food was incredible, the service impeccable and the setting so very fine. Since there were 8 adults & 2 little ones (10 months & 3 months), the staff provided a separate room that made the experience even better. My husband & I enjoyed the special of the evening - cobia, a very nice white fish that was prepared so... More

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London, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Cafe Navarre is one of the best restaurants in South Bend hands down, it has an unpretentious atmosphere as well as great food and impeccable service. Go for the gnocci appetiser, the french onion soup or the Navarre salad. The steaks are a great go-to for mains.

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Miami, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Our group was 12 people. Everyone enjoyed this restaurant. The service was outstanding. The waitress knew the menu well and made good recommendations for food and drinks.There was something on the menu for everyone. The food was excellent. Good quality meat and well prepared.

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