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“Beautiful Elegant Classy”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Navarre

Cafe Navarre
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Ranked #3 of 293 Restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $20 - $38
Cuisines: American, Soups
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Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Beautiful Elegant Classy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

The historic building this is located is in has recently been brought back to life beautifully! The food was top notch & service absolutely excellent. Best of all you can see into the kitchen from the back of the restaurant & it was immaculately clean. A wonderful place to dine!

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English first
Goshen, Indiana
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Outstanding Birthday dinner!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

I was advised by Marshall King, Managing Editor & Food Critic for the Elkhart Truth to visit Cafe Navarre to celebrate a birthday for a special friend. I was able to book a reservation on line. We showed up and they were waiting with open arms. The flowers I had ordered were waiting at the table. The menu had a "Happy Birthday" message on the inside. The staff was fantastic, the food was out of this world. The wine and beer selection is hard to beat. Thanks to Dan DeMeester, manager for a wonderful dinning experience. We will diffidently be returning.

  • Visited March 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Really good...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014

We just moved to the area and had Cafe Navarre on our list for a while. Our evening started out a little bit bumpy, it was a Saturday night and the place was packed early for the pre-theater crowd when we got there. We were given a table upstairs that was kind of stuck in the very back corner, for such a beautiful place it was about as bad as a table can get. Though to be fair this setting is so nice, even the bad table was fine. And the staff seemed overwhelmed by getting the theater crowd out the door on time, so the service was very slow at first. However things got better from there, the service recovered. The food was flat out excellent, we had Caesar salads, the lamb shank and the beef medallions and all were superb. The wine list is solid though not really more than that, and the wine service was quite good. I highly recommend, the setting and the food are excellent, so much more than you would expect in a smaller city.

  • Visited March 2014
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South Bend
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2014

I have fine dining experience and you will find that at Café Navarre. knowledgeable staff and excellent food. I would and have recommended café Navarre to many and I will return.

  • Visited December 2013
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South Bend, Indiana
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2014

This is our favorite fine dining place in South Bend. We have been for lunch and dinner and have not been disappointed. When we are going out for a birthday or special celebration this is always the first pick. (My nine year old loves it too and there is no children's menu.)

  • Visited November 2013
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