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Cafe Navarre

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Tue., 12-18
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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings

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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
American, Soups
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Had heard this was a great place for dinner. We dined with another couple and thought the prices were extremely high for what was served. The oysters were great as well as the French onion soup. For dinner two of us had steaks, one had...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank motomanwin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently had dinner here with friends. We were seated upstairs by a beautiful arched window in the historic building. The staff was attentive and friendly. I had the sea bass and Navarre salad. Both were excellent. My husband raved about his salmon dinner and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank 24kims
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The prices are the same but the food and service has gone way down hill recently. Food came 10-15 minutes before the drinks were ever served, steak had a charred taste, wine glasses looked like they came from k-mart (and when you have a premium...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NatalieSP
Reviewed November 12, 2018 via mobile

We had excellent steaks here. No need to ask for well-done if you really near medium. Our steaks were over cooked but our fault. Good wine choices. Portions are large. Couldn’t fit in dessert. Beggars in parking lot.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank w945106
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Great experience booking a private room for a company lunch meeting with a vendor. Everyone was pleased with their options including the vegetarian and gluten-free diners. AV equipment was helpful and wi-fi was available.The room was elegant, quiet, and the waiter did a nice job...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GoddessOGeekdom
Reviewed October 29, 2018

My husband and I were able to walk here from the Aloft hotel and we were SO glad we could. If you are looking for a romantic dinner, fine dining, and good wine, this is your place. We started off with the bone marrow which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Michelle J
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Terrible. The first French onion onion souped was served to me, at the bar with a teaspoon. I was not happy but okay, plus I had no napkin. Then I ordered the whitefish, it came out raw and I sent it back. The manager asked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank 816an
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Came here by recommendation really not knowing what to expect. It was 1A from beginning to end. The place used to be a bank and the layout is rally nice. Service was awesome and the food was delicious. Very ample menu - both for drinks...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank juanchodaccach
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Went for a meal late on Friday of a Notre Dame home game weekend. Seated right away ( had a reservation ) , service was awesome and the meal was equally awesome . Had such a good meal Friday went back Saturday night . Filet...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank M1444PNchrism
Reviewed October 13, 2018

We were able to walk in on a Thursday evening and chose to sit at the bar although they offered us a table. Very friendly bar staff. My wife loved the salmon entree. The apps and the beer and wine list were solid. Location is...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank H4411DLbrianm
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July 10, 2018|
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Response from Cafe N | Property representative |
Hello. We do not serve brunch anymore except for Mother's Day and Easter. Thank you!
February 17, 2017|
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Response from Cafe N | Property representative |
We will be open on Easter Sunday, and yes we do accept reservations. Please call us at 574-968-8101 to set those up.
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