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Cafe Navarre

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101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601 (Washington)
+1 574-968-8101
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A warm, inviting atmosphere best defines Cafe Navarre. Clearly one of...
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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    Very good
  • 12
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Mighty Mushroom Soup

I was treated to lunch by my boss and manager and was given a choice. I heard so many good things about Cafe Navarre from another co-worker that I decided to try them. My favorite dish is the mushroom soup. It was so delicious that the next time I wanted soup for lunch, I walked down to Cafe... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I was treated to lunch by my boss and manager and was given a choice. I heard so many good things about Cafe Navarre from another co-worker that I decided to try them. My favorite dish is the mushroom soup. It was so delicious that the next time I wanted soup for lunch, I walked down to Cafe Navarre just... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I've eaten here twice over the last few years, most recently in April. The menu has a nice variety, the staff is very nice, and the food is delicious! Depending on where you sit, it can be noisy.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

A large group of us dined at Cafe Navarre, and everyone at the table raved about their food. They have a large craft beer selection (the Edmund Fitzgerald is delicious!) and a good wine list. I had the pork belly and the bavette, both of which were fantastic, and the portions are very filling - no room for dessert. The... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Solid performance by the team at café navarre. We started with soups. Both were good but my soup, French onion, could have been warmer. For dinner I had the rack of lamb and my wife had the duck. Both were very tasty. For dessert it was crème burlee. The vanilla could have stood out more but it wasn't bad. I... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

First, the interior is beautiful. A converted bank with a second floor balcony where diners are seated overlooking the bar and the main floor of the restaurant. The food is very good and the drinks well made. A surprise in South Bend.

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Granger, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Excellent service. From the moment you walk in you greeted with a smile and by amost gracious host. Had chefs recommendation, and it was superb. Kurt and his staff are first class all the way.

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Granger, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My wife surprised me with dinner here on my birthday. She invited others and they accommodated with a nice table. Their drink selection was very good and appealed to everyone at the table (beer, wine, scotch). The waiter took time to explain the menu and everything we ordered came out the way he described. Our meal, from appetizers through dessert,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

Had dinner here over Commencement Weekend at ND. My wife, daughter and I all enjoyed Surf and Turf from the limited menu available. We started with wine and oysters which were all very good too. Can't say enough about the quality of the service from our waiter who was friendly and knowledgeable. Will definitely return here on my next stop... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

On past visits, I’ve given Café Navarre highly positive ratings, but the restaurant got excessively greedy with their Mother’s Day menu. The extremely scaled down menu offered only four rather overpriced entrees, a chicken, fish, lamb and sirloin steak, and then a few breakfast items. Two of our guests ordered the omelet which was priced at $15.00. What arrived was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

This place is a great place for a very special dinner or party. The lighting and atmosphere is Chicago style for sure. I decided to get what was on special which was the whole fish, she decided to get the chicken dish, all was excellent ! I will post pics

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Additional Information about Cafe Navarre

Address: 101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
Phone Number: +1 574-968-8101
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: French, American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601
    (Washington)
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-968-8101

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 38
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Entertaining clients

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.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?