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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
Closed 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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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 

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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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This a restaurant that you can feel comfortable dressed up or in game attire after a ND game. And the food is Wonderful! From squash gnocchi to short ribs to filet mignon it's all wonderful! And don't forget the creme brûlée for desert! This is a nice Gem in downtown South Bend Indiana!

Thank jlnssteele
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344 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016

Cafe Navarre offers a first class meal in a wonderful atmosphere. White tablecloth dining at its finest. I enjoyed the bass in a Japanese style preparation. Housed in a grand old building, the atmosphere is great. For a special meal. Beautiful bar area as well.

Thank FredTravelVa
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We ate at Café Navarre during Notre Dame's Freshman Welcome Weekend. Not surprisingly the restaurant was full. Even though we had made a reservation several weeks in advance through OpenTable, our party of four was seated in a back room on the second floor. The room had no view of the lovely renovated bank interior and consisted of four white... More 

Thank missprism
South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

As always, service and food was very good. The atmosphere is inviting. I normally choose this venue for entertaining clients or out of town guests for lunch. I highly recommend their mushroom soup, homemade chips, and lunch entree's.

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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
Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?