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Cafe Navarre

101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639
+1 574-968-8101
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“mushroom soup” (24 reviews)
“bouillabaisse” (6 reviews)
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American, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601-1639
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is definitely a 5 star restaurant. Fabulous food, service and ambience. If you're in South Bend, this is definitely a restaurant to put on your list.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 353betty
Reviewed 4 days ago

I took my husband to Cafe Navarre for Christmas before going to hear South Bend symphany. The Food was delicious and the staff was very friend and helpful. Service was over and beyond our expectations!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Nita G
Reviewed 6 days ago

A consistently great experience. Very attentive staff, great cocktail and wine menu. There's always a delicious vegan entree available. I've hosted a few events there and the food was always superb and the staff was tremendously helpful.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank GoddessOGeekdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun drinks (tasty and unique) Veggie option, while limited, was delicious! Mushroom soup was fabulous! Tenderloin, lamb and short rib were all well prepared and delicious. A good place for a special occasion!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Gilreign
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a quiet dinner for two and based on the restaurant's reputation we expected to be wowed by the food, service, and general ambiance. As it turned out the service was fine, the food so-so (limited vegetarian/vegan offerings), but the atmosphere was that of...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank magnariderv45
Reviewed 13 December 2018

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 5 December 2018 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 AnnS-032
Reviewed 26 November 2018

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 12 November 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 11 November 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
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Questions & Answers
10 July 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Cafe N | Property representative |
Hello. We do not serve brunch anymore except for Mother's Day and Easter. Thank you!
17 February 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$38
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 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
  • E-mail
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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