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Cafe Navarre

101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639
574-968-8101
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Ranked #5 of 259 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
South Bend, Indiana
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I ordered one of my absolute favorites. The Waygu burger. My only comment is that they put the onion confit on top instead of on the bottom, and there seemed to be a lot less of it. This is the best part of this burger to me. I even love the fact that the bun gets kind of mushy from... More

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South Bend, Indiana
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91 reviews 91 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

We eat here often. The food is fresh and the atmosphere is lovely. You MUST try the mushroom soup. The best ever. The Lemon drop martini is quite nice too with its lavender bitters.

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South Bend, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I enjoyed the food, chef and staff. Very charming restaurant. One of the best restaurants around. Great place for business meetings. I give this a 5 star rating in all areas.

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Mishawaka, Indiana
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Unless you are on a business lunch you can charge back to your company I would recommend going elsewhere. They have a very limited menu with only a few selections for each category. Service was very slow even though there appeared to be several servers working. You will get better food and choices elsewhere for the amount of money you... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We were here both for a casual lunch and dinner and I have to say we preferred the lunch version of the restaurant. The dinner menu wasn't very interesting.

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Wayzata, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This restaurant, housed in an old bank building, is what every urban center should do to re-purpose buildings. Cafe Navarre offers a traditional venue with some very inventive food. Classic cocktails and a great bar are the beginning of an evening that can be casual or upscale. Going forward, it is our go-to place in South Bend.

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Taverham, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

This was my first time eating at Cafe Navarre. It was a Monday lunch time and quiet. Nice atmosphere and good service. I ordered the Chicken Salad and it was super delicious. My husband had a vegetable sandwich and it looked yummy! Would definitely go back again and have a meal.

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Delafield, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

My husband and I were traveling and needed to find a place in South Bend that stayed open late, so we ended up at Cafe Navarre because they were serving until 11PM on a Friday night. What a pleasant surprise when we walked in to find this restaurant housed in a magnificent old bank building! We were able to be... More

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Maple Ridge, BC Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We went the night before a ND football game, it was quite busy, but our waiter, Cesar was awesome. We never felt rushed, he was so friendly and professional. I wanted to try a local beer and couldn't decide, so without asking, he brought me two testers that he thought I might like, and he was right, I did order... More

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South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Love this place, you get great food, great service and a great atmosphere. They have the best martini's hands down!

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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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