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“Great place to dine in downtown South Bend”
Review of Cafe Navarre

Cafe Navarre
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Ranked #3 of 295 Restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $38
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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.
South Bend, Indiana
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119 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Great place to dine in downtown South Bend”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

This is a great place to dine for either lunch or dinner. The service and food are both outstanding. I have dined here several times and everything I ordered was delightful!! The only downside might be trying to find a parking place since there is no parking lot, but normally we have found an on street parking place without too much difficulty.

  • Visited April 2013
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Mishawaka, Indiana
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142 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Upscale most popular place since its opening”
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Right downtown, this successful restaurant attracted the crime of the crop of experienced chefs, servers, and wine bar tenders since its opening within the last two years. Very good value for great food. Friends visiting from New York say they would be paying triple the price for food and service like this experience in the Big Apple. The restaurant is located in corner building in historic setting recently restored with balconies and dining areas on two floors. This is a favorite for business lunches, friends meeting for dinner or lunch, couples out for nice dinner or special occasions. Nice wine and bar. Cosmopolitan feel, white tablecloths, exposed brick, windows to downtown, experienced staff, great food. You can't go wrong.

Visited March 2013
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Thank KAP245
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Bremen, Indiana
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Awesome”
Reviewed March 23, 2013 via mobile

What a great place to eat! The atmosphere is amazing....the while staff are very kind and inviting! You will not be disappointed!!!

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Hampden Sydney, VA
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“Best of the Midwest”
Reviewed March 10, 2013

I am delighted every time I enter Cafe Navarre. The food is creative and expertly prepared, the service is friendly and professional, and the bar has everything you would want and staffed by great people. I agree with the beet salad review and would add the mussels, the Steak Diane, and many other dishes. The small plate concept is also attractive to me. The room is elegant, dramatically lit, and comfortable. You will enjoy every moment there.

  • Visited March 2013
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West Tisbury, Massachusetts
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96 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful restaurant with great food”
Reviewed February 27, 2013

Beautiful setting in an old bank. Excellent service. Very good food, with good variety. Is one of the two best restaurants in South Bend. Fairly expensive.

Visited January 2013
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