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Cafe Navarre

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101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639 (Washington)
+1 574-968-8101
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Open now
All 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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Plainfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I happened upon this restaurant because it appeared to very quiet, elegant and welcoming, and it worked for me, the ambience was quiet and serene although the place is big and busy, I sat at the bar and was waited on immediately, the hostess Kim was warm and greeted me was a smile and carried on a conversation which was... More 

Thank L12y
South Bend, IN
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Café Navarre is located downtown in a 1920s bank building, a very attractive location. The menu is varied, the food good and the service very good indeed. The only problem is the noise level when there is a good crowd in certain locations where the ceiling is lower.

Thank PJF158
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Every part of this restaurant is first rate. The bar area is airy and delightful. The booths and tables have a nice feeling also. Drinks and food couldn't be better. Try the mushroom soup.

Thank Nancy L
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2016

On regular visits I bounce around the top rated SB places, but when I really want a nice dinner, this is the place I find myself returning to. Head and shoulders better cuisine than its neighbor also known for fine dining. The food really is well thought out, creative, and would stand up against high quality restaurants in any major... More 

Thank Bailey01945
South Bend, Indiana, United States
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

An upscale restaurant in the heart of downtown South Bend. Unique appetizers and entrees, full wine list and micro beers on tap, an attentive wait staff, make this a true dining experience. Come dine in an old bank building for a rich experience!

Thank Ken R
Kansas City, MO
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100 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We came for a football weekend and tried Cafe Navarre. So great! I've had duck all over the world and this was the best I've had. It's a very happening place as well and the service was great. Definitely worth the visit!

Thank wpbkc
Saint Joseph, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

This is one of my favorite places in South Bend. I took my Belgian friend who is quite a food snob and he called it the best restaurant he has eaten at in all of Michiana. The wine list, cocktails, presentation and interesting food choices will keep me returning regularly. The bar up front is friendly and efficient with all... More 

Thank Robert W
Elmira, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the ND game and stayed Sunday. We were looking for a great restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday. Cafe Navarre lived up to its great reputation by outstanding waitstaff service and unbelievably delicious food. Great cocktail selection. I had the Shamrock Spritzer. Besides the salads, we tried the small plate of roasted cauliflower. Couldn't believe... More 

Thank CarolN16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

Cafe Navarre is a good choice for many reasons. In warm weather it is nice to be able to sit outside in an urban setting. The inside setting is comfortable for special occasions, group dinners with friends, or dinner before downtown events. The menu changes seasonally as well as being constantly tweaked by the chef. Very good choices. The servers... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Cafe Navarre includes a seasonally changing menu, to reflect what is fresh and available from locally sourced venues. Others will say this, and some succeed, as does Cafe Navarre. Comfortable price point, for the food, service and variety. Did I mention alfresco dining...if you hurry.

Thank N3ll3F0X

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $38
American, Soups
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-968-8101
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?