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Cafe Navarre

101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639
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Ranked #3 of 254 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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Augusta, GA
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432 reviews 432 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I would say that South Bend, being a fairly small college town, is not a mecca for foodies. However, Cafe Navarre is the caliber of restaurant you would desire when you want a nice evening out in an upscale atmosphere (even though people insist on wearing t-shirts and shorts anywhere these days) with an eclectic menu and a great bar.... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Last night my husband and I (and our daughter and her fiancee') went to Cafe Navarre for a "tasting" of possible menu choices for their wedding reception on August 2nd at The Exchange. (Cafe Navarre provides the food for The Exchange.) We felt like royalty, as we were treated royally. Everyone at Cafe Navarre seemed aware that we were coming... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

My first trip to Cafe Navarre with my wife was a great experience. I knew we were in the right place for dinner being that the restaurant was nearly full just past 6:00 on a Monday night. Both my wife and I are in the restaurant industry and know what a Monday night can typically mean for business. We were... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stopped in for the first time to have drinks. The bartender was very friendly & informative about the menu as well. We will definitely return for lunch or dinner in the future.

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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
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87 reviews 87 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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410 restaurant reviews
214 helpful votes 214 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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