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“Still the best Sunday brunch in all of Michiana”

Tippecanoe Place Restaurant
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Ranked #6 of 301 Restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $34
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed March 12, 2012

It had been a few years since we last had the Sunday Brunch at "Tippe", but it did not disappoint. They have all of the standard brunch fare but they kick it up a notch. For breakfast have Belgian waffles, but offer multiple fruit toppings along with maple syrup and powdered sugar. (They also had French Toast) In addition to link sausage they had both crisp and limp bacon. They have eggs, but rather than just scrambled, they were in a light and fluffy veggie soufflé or as a made-to-order omelet. They also had a large selection of fresh fruit and typical breakfast breads. For lunch items they started with good sized shrimp cocktail and several salad offerings and clam chowder (sadly, the chowder was the weakest part of the meal). There were a few other vegetables to go with your choice of hand-carved prime rib (with au jus and/or horseradish) or hand-carved ham. To finish off they had a nice assortment of small dessert options from petit fours to little chocolate mousse.
But in addition to all the good food, the house itself is incredible. A mid-1800’s masterpiece. All around, this is still the best place in all of Michiana for a Sunday brunch.

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Reviewed March 11, 2012

Everything about the evening was wonderful. The young lady at the front desk was very nice and helpful answering questions about the house. Our waitress was great! The wine and food was exceptional. We were even encouraged to tour the house. What a treat! A wonderful experience.

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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Good food in a somewhat typical old mansion setting. History buffs experience opportunity. Busy in holiday times.

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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Enjoyed dinner on the Saturday night before Valentine's day at Tippe.
I had chicken primavera and my husband had prime rib. Both entrees were very good. Service was okay but not as good as one would expect at this higher caliber establishment. I believe they were short staffed as our server had two tables of 6 and 8 seniors, a party of 3 middle agers, our party of 2 and another young couple. 21 people were sat within 15 minutes of each other in the same room. The server was doing what he could to keep up and smiling all along. I love the architecture and history of the mansion. It is worth a little time to tour all three floors before or after dinner as each room has its own decor and feel.

I felt bad for the two 20-somethings who were clearly there for a romantic meal but were placed in this dining room full of geriatrics and boomers...all talking very loudly... not so romantic.

They only had 3 desserts on Valentine's day...carrot cake, german chocolate cake or key lime pie...what happened to the wonderful mousse and cheesecake they used to have?

All in all, I will go back to "Tippe" because I enjoy having a good meal while enjoying the charm of such an historical beauty.

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Thank Cheryl W
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

From the outside, this is a beautiful historic stone mansion. The inside is in period decor with much of the original woodwork, etc. in place. The lobby is very ornate and grand! I am somewhat dissappointed in the lack of choices on the menu as well as the food being "not so special". They specialize in prime rib, which was fairly good., but for the money we just didn't feel like the food was that special. Our reservation at 5:30 on Saturday before Valentine's lasted 1 hr. and 40 minutes when we finally told our server we had to run in order to get to another engagement! It seemed as though they could not handle the small crowd at the time. They were also out of baked potatoes already!! They substituted Yukon golds (boiled) and were going to give us butter and sour cream, but that came so late that we hardly were able to use it. Maybe they were having an "off" night? We will try again for another special occasion, but mainly for atmosphere, love the old historic homes!

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Thank Nana.lisa
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