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Cafe Navarre

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101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639 (Washington)
+1 574-968-8101
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 23:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We had a great dining experience, started w bourbon bramble cocktails, mussels were awesome, wild mushroom soup, tenderloin medallions and creme brûlée, uppercut cab. Brad was an awesome waiter

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South Bend, Indiana
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Every part of our evening was wonderful. We had a group of ladies for dinner and our server was very attentive, and knowledgeable of the menu and wine selections. The sturgeon was to die for as was the bison short ribs. Cannot wait to go back to try more!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This by far is the best place to unwind & feel like your being Spoiled .....!! The service is fast !! We stop in once a week on our lunch break... And the wait staff are dedicated to giving you an Amazing Cafe Navarre experience :) The food is amazing as well! Never disappointed when me and my friend stop... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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63 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very nice restaurant with a good ambiance, nice menu and good wine selection. It is on the expensive side, but worth it as it is one of the top 2 or 3 restaurants in the whole area. The cocktails were also very nice. I am looking forward to going back.

Thank NatalieSP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

My co-workers and I have been coming here regularly for about 2yrs for lunch. Never have we ever had bad food or service. We are promptly seated and our food arrives in a timely manner. The French onion soup is the best I have ever had. The sandwiches are all delish and love the haricots vert. Very affordable for lunch.... More 

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KJanowsky, Owner at Cafe Navarre, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. We appreciate the loyalty. If you write to me at kurt@cafenavarre.co I would love to buy your lunch next time you are in. More 

Plainfield, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

I happened upon this restaurant because it appeared to very quiet, elegant and welcoming, and it worked for me, the ambience was quiet and serene although the place is big and busy, I sat at the bar and was waited on immediately, the hostess Kim was warm and greeted me was a smile and carried on a conversation which was... More 

Thank L12y
South Bend, IN
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43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Café Navarre is located downtown in a 1920s bank building, a very attractive location. The menu is varied, the food good and the service very good indeed. The only problem is the noise level when there is a good crowd in certain locations where the ceiling is lower.

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New York City, New York
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18 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Every part of this restaurant is first rate. The bar area is airy and delightful. The booths and tables have a nice feeling also. Drinks and food couldn't be better. Try the mushroom soup.

Thank Nancy L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

On regular visits I bounce around the top rated SB places, but when I really want a nice dinner, this is the place I find myself returning to. Head and shoulders better cuisine than its neighbor also known for fine dining. The food really is well thought out, creative, and would stand up against high quality restaurants in any major... More 

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South Bend, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

An upscale restaurant in the heart of downtown South Bend. Unique appetizers and entrees, full wine list and micro beers on tap, an attentive wait staff, make this a true dining experience. Come dine in an old bank building for a rich experience!

Thank Ken R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$38
American, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  South Bend
  • Phone Number: +1 574-968-8101
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.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?