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101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639
574-968-8101
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Ranked #6 of 261 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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English first
Granger, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The chef has fresh options with good standard menu and specials. Great bar, wine and beer selection. Decadent deserts. They did a great job of keeping the architectural details from the bank that once occupied the building. Modern but elegant like the food.

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South Bend, Indiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

On New Year's Eve we found the meal to be just all right and the service was fine. Bread was disappointing. For the prices, our expectations were not met. The old bank makes for a rather loud setting. Seating in a booth may have been better. Compared with fine dining elsewhere there is a way to go.

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Granger, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We ate dinner her for the first time on New Years Eve. We had party of 12 so we were put in a large room upstairs. It was nice to have the whole room to ourselves. The servers were very good. We started with French Onion soup and Cesar salad. Then scallops and risotto. Dinner we had surf and turf... More 

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Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Food and sevice were very good but entree was overpriced. Have been there a few times and knew what to expect.

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South Bend, IN
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My first visit was enjoyable. I was there with a small group from work and the place was very busy. We were attended by the wait staff quickly and the food came in good time. The food was delicious (I got the grilled cheese sandwich. It was like none other.) The fries were also good; they looked dark (burned) but... More 

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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
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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2 reviews
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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 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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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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