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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: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 105
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Very Nice Upscale Restaurant

Would have got 5 stars but two in our party had the mushroom soup which tasted great but didn't sit so well in the tummy. Both had upset stomachs the next day and we figured that's what they both ate in common. On the plus side, shrimp and tagliatelle was a light and tasty dish. Generous serving... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Alan B
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  • Entertaining clients
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Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Would have got 5 stars but two in our party had the mushroom soup which tasted great but didn't sit so well in the tummy. Both had upset stomachs the next day and we figured that's what they both ate in common. On the plus side, shrimp and tagliatelle was a light and tasty dish. Generous serving of large and... More 

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I loved everything about this place! I have never had a bad experience here!! All of the servers are so professional and accommodating. The mushroom soup is to die for! It's the best in the city!

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South Bend, Indiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Had cocktails and apps before taking in a show. Bar staff was very courteous and friendly. Appetizers were fresh, martini's were flowing. Stayed so long, were almost late for our show.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Each time I go there the food is well presented and excellent. The service is wonderful, and the atmosphere is comfortable.

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Saint Joseph, Michigan
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109 reviews 109 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Very "clean" inside...somewhat crowded and noisy but a good place to relax, eat and enjoy the time. Food was very good as was the service. Menu was interesting but flavor filled.

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South Bend, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My wife and I went to Cafe Navarre with a business associate. It is definitely upscale for the area. The mushroom soup was probably the best that I've had. I had the lamb shank, though a bit fatty was very tasty nevertheless. Service overall was very good.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

My husband and I visited Cafe Navarre for Valentine's day (actually went the day after). The staff was very friendly and the atmosphere was amazing! We ordered the Burrata as an appetizer and really didn't care for it. There wasn't enough bread to even come close to finishing the burrata and the lemon pudding (that I knew was involved before... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

We were there for a paired wine dinner, and we were not disappointed. Superbly prepared courses were masterfully paired with high end wines. We feel like we are in a much larger, food oriented city when we go to Cafe Navarre. I highly recommend this establishment to visitors looking for great, innovative cuisine.

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Elkhart, Indiana, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

So much to say about this delightful experience that words cannot truly express how special it is to dine at Cafe Navarre. The atmosphere is perfect; the food is fabulous. The service is beyond most in the area. Five stars for each and every part of Cafe Navarre. #1 on our go-to places to eat.

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is a wonderful place to go for a nice "fancy" dinner. The food is phenomenal, and the atmosphere is very comfortable. Although I would definitely call it a fine dining restaurant, it is casual enough so you can enjoy yourself and relax. Any meal I have ever had here is excellent, and they do a great job at providing... More 

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