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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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings
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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  • 137
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
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
Another Great Meal

I had dinner there on Saturday night (January 29th) with my parents for my mother's birthday. Weekends can be a bit crowded and a bit noisy, but most tables are separated enough to allow conversation. This is probably my 8th visit there in the last two years and all of them have been wonderful... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
JohnGreaves
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Indiana
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had dinner there on Saturday night (January 29th) with my parents for my mother's birthday. Weekends can be a bit crowded and a bit noisy, but most tables are separated enough to allow conversation. This is probably my 8th visit there in the last two years and all of them have been wonderful. Soups and Entrees are always excellent.... More 

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Thank JohnGreaves
Granger, Indiana
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is convenient to many clients of my firm and is certain to please. I have always had excellent service and mouth watering meals. I particularly like the salmon and soups are always delicious. It is a favorite with many of my business associates and I never fail to run into friends when I dine here. What more can you... More 

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Thank Hellenicphilo
South Bend, Indiana, United States
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cafe Navarre made it exceptionally easy for me to handle the tab - via a quick phone call - when my son took his date for dinner prior to his big high school mid-winter dance. They both were excited dining there - and enjoyed thoroughly. Big thanks to Joel Gard and server Lindsey for their help with my son's special... More 

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Thank John M
North Liberty, Indiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first visit to Cafe Navarre was for lunch and was very impressive. The atmosphere, food and servers were first class. My salmon was cooked to perfection and the server was extremely attentive. My friend accidentally dropped his cloth napkin on the floor and within seconds our server had a fresh napkin at our table. This was right before Christmas... More 

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Thank Sam W
Granger, Indiana
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210 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second New Year's Eve at Cafe Navarre. Full menu even though it was a special evening. The four of us enjoyed the beef short rib, walleye, and two salmon dinners. Each was superb! Wait staff were attentive with the crowded atmosphere. For desert each couple shared a bread pudding and an apple fritter. The fritter was greasy... More 

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1 Thank closch7
South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I was surprised at how laid back the atmosphere was. I always get nervous when going to "fancy" places but the staff was very nice and knowledgeable. It was pricey but the food was amazing and the drinks weren't wimpy. We went for my birthday and it was just a really good time with really good food.

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Thank Marissa L
Yardley, PA
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133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Nice creamy wild mushroom soup and a lean but succulent duck breast that was cooked to be absolutely consistent all the way through. This was not only the best meal I had in South Bend; it was the only good meal I had in South Bend! Didn't try dessert because I was too full, and didn't order cognac because I... More 

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Thank DrGoldin
South Bend, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We were very pleased with all aspects of our visit..service, food, drinks were all excellent. Access and parking have never been a problem.. Warm weather outside cafe style setting is available

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Thank Rivaboatbob
South Bend, Indiana
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Beyond excellent. Awesome staff, exceptional service. Food is always above exceptional. Also did restaurant week there with friends. Going back this week for another dinner meeting. You know the food is fabulous when waitress suggested I try their Brussel sprouts (a veggie despised sincere childhood trauma), I did, and they were phenominal. Just love the place and the decor.

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Thank Willywas
South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The menu is a treat to see and choose from because what you find is not on the chain menu. The service is great and fast. The price is a little on the high side but well sorth it.

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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: Business meetings

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?