We were referred to Cafe Navarre by a friend who noted the outstanding food and service. The restaurant opened in January 2012 and should have a long and successful run if our experience is typical. Upon entering, we were greeted by a friendly hostess who escorted us past the attractive (not noisy) bar to a comfortable booth in the main restaurant. The restaurant is located in a former historic bank with interior columns, high ceiling, and appropriate lighting (soft but adequate to actually see and read the menus). White linen tablecloths and napkins were matched with sparkling clean glasses and silverware. The waitress was very knowledgeable about the wine list and food preparations. My husband and I agree that the beef filet was by far the best we have ever eaten---far superior to other notable restaurants in major cities. In fact, we are still talking about the restaurant and jokingly asked if "airline delivered takeout was available" as we live 600 miles away. In addition to quality of the food, the meal was creatively presented and the amount of food perfect for a fine meal. Service was attentive without being overbearing. The restaurant manager stopped by our table to inquire about our satisfaction--another example of a fine dining experience. Cafe Navarre is tops on our list when returning to South Bend.