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Cafe Navarre

101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639
574-968-8101
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Ranked #4 of 259 Restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $38
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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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México D.F.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food was nice enough but it was a bit overly pretentious. The short rib and the pork were ok but the mushroom soup was probably the best one I have ever had.

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We recently had dinner prior to seeing a performance at the Morris Civic Theater. The menu is extensive and the choices are many. We had the "Striped Bass" fresh fish special which was excellent. The selection of wines by the glass or by the bottle will provide a choice for wine guru or the casual wine drinker. The portions are... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great food. Vast drink menu. A little on the "gourmet" side of dinner choices, but I had a great NY Strip. Pricey for the area, but it was a great restaurant.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Cafe Navarre is the overall best place to eat in South Bend for cuisine and atmosphere. They have a great bar, incredibly fresh seafood and excellent service. Each meal is a unique experience that has been exceeded each time.

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South Bend, Indiana
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food and service is always very good. The building is very well done and has a very good atmosphere. Great for a night out with friends. The bar is inviting as well.

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I ordered one of my absolute favorites. The Waygu burger. My only comment is that they put the onion confit on top instead of on the bottom, and there seemed to be a lot less of it. This is the best part of this burger to me. I even love the fact that the bun gets kind of mushy from... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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98 reviews 98 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We eat here often. The food is fresh and the atmosphere is lovely. You MUST try the mushroom soup. The best ever. The Lemon drop martini is quite nice too with its lavender bitters.

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South Bend, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I enjoyed the food, chef and staff. Very charming restaurant. One of the best restaurants around. Great place for business meetings. I give this a 5 star rating in all areas.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unless you are on a business lunch you can charge back to your company I would recommend going elsewhere. They have a very limited menu with only a few selections for each category. Service was very slow even though there appeared to be several servers working. You will get better food and choices elsewhere for the amount of money you... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were here both for a casual lunch and dinner and I have to say we preferred the lunch version of the restaurant. The dinner menu wasn't very interesting.

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Additional Information about Cafe Navarre

Address: 101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639
Phone Number: 574-968-8101
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 38
Cuisine: American, French, Italian, Spanish

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