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“Good choce for South Bend dining”
Review of Cafe Navarre

Cafe Navarre
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Ranked #3 of 297 Restaurants in South Bend
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$38
Cuisines: American, French
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Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Washington
Description: 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.
New York
Level 5 Contributor
77 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Good choce for South Bend dining”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

South Bend does not have great restaurants but this place is one of the best. The ambiance is great; a converted bank building that maintains the balcony and has private dining areas. Service is excellent and the food is solid and reasonably priced. If you are looking for a pleasant place in South Bend for a good meal with a bit of upscale feel, this is a good fit.

  • Visited June 2014
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
“A very good choice when in South Bend”
Reviewed 5 June 2014

I've been three times now, and I'm quite impressed with this restaurant. The space is an old bank building, and it has been renovated but the designers managed to keep the charm of the old bank. The staff is extremely friendly. The menu offers an ample selection of mostly American fare and is reasonably priced. Nice, value priced wine list also. South Bend desperately needs more unique restaurants to off-set the glut of mostly chain restaurants in this area. Here's hoping this downtown location lasts.

  • Visited May 2014
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2 Thank Bob C
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
968 reviews
724 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 334 helpful votes
“Comfortable Upscale”
Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Excellent service. Good winelist. Pleasant ambiance. Varied gourmet menu choices.
Reasonable prices. Full bar.

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Thank MarshBruce
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Cleveland, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Service was quite attentive, food was very good”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

It was a great meal for a special occasion and the staff was attentive to our needs considering two very young children were in our party. The restaurant helped us out with a private room, which was great considering two children were with us under 12 months of age, and our waitress recognized this dynamic and ensured that dinner flowed along smoothly and quickly. The food was very good and the portions were on the larger side, which provided take home for many in the group. In South Bend, there are not that many original, non-chain higher-end restaurants that get it, but Café Navarre is one of the good ones.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank CLEShawn
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Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“60th Birthday Celebration”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

The food was incredible, the service impeccable and the setting so very fine. Since there were 8 adults & 2 little ones (10 months & 3 months), the staff provided a separate room that made the experience even better. My husband & I enjoyed the special of the evening - cobia, a very nice white fish that was prepared so well. Our sons & their wives & our daughter & son-in-law tried many of the other items on the menu. Everyone felt their selection was the best! The wine that was recommended by our waitress was incredible - a Patz & Hall Pinot Noir, Oh so yummy! Thank you for making my husband's 60th birthday be even more special.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Tabdah00
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