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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
Closed now
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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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South Bend, Indiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 February 2017

I have been very impressed with the ambiance of the restaurant and it is a lovely part of the downtown. A bit loud but upstairs is available.

1 Thank karllotta
South Bend, Indiana
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food is excellent, although the prices have risen substantially recently. Great place to take visitors to impress. Good acoustics in the booths and the upper level.

Thank petebauer
South Bend, Indiana
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130 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Dined at Cafe Navarre during South Bend's Eat Drink Downtown South Bend. The food was excellent and service was great. Three of us all had the same entree - Steak Frites. The meal came with salad, entree and dessert. Just super!

Thank maryluber1
Niles, Michigan
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had an amazing date night here recently! We were treated like royalty by our waiter, Brad, and Chef Donte Shaw. They prepared a special 6 course dinner, all off-menu, with an excellent wine paired with each course. Knowing that I don't enjoy seafood, Chef accommodated us by using all red meats in our dishes. Brad's knowledge... More 

1 Thank msjankoviak
A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 26 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

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
South Bend, Indiana
1 review
Reviewed 23 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!

Thank auntb616
A TripAdvisor Member
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 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
South Bend, Indiana
Level Contributor
81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
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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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 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 

Thank Hoosiermommy22
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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 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

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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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?