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Cafe Navarre

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101 N Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601 (Washington)
+1 574-968-8101
16:00 - 21:00
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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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South Bend, IN
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39 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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.

Thank PJF158
New York City, New York
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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
Kansas City, MO
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We came for a football weekend and tried Cafe Navarre. So great! I've had duck all over the world and this was the best I've had. It's a very happening place as well and the service was great. Definitely worth the visit!

Thank wpbkc
Saint Joseph, Michigan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This is one of my favorite places in South Bend. I took my Belgian friend who is quite a food snob and he called it the best restaurant he has eaten at in all of Michiana. The wine list, cocktails, presentation and interesting food choices will keep me returning regularly. The bar up front is friendly and efficient with all... More 

Thank Robert W
Elmira, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We were in town for the ND game and stayed Sunday. We were looking for a great restaurant to celebrate my husband's birthday. Cafe Navarre lived up to its great reputation by outstanding waitstaff service and unbelievably delicious food. Great cocktail selection. I had the Shamrock Spritzer. Besides the salads, we tried the small plate of roasted cauliflower. Couldn't believe... More 

Thank CarolN16
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Cafe Navarre is a good choice for many reasons. In warm weather it is nice to be able to sit outside in an urban setting. The inside setting is comfortable for special occasions, group dinners with friends, or dinner before downtown events. The menu changes seasonally as well as being constantly tweaked by the chef. Very good choices. The servers... More 

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South Bend, Indiana
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Cafe Navarre includes a seasonally changing menu, to reflect what is fresh and available from locally sourced venues. Others will say this, and some succeed, as does Cafe Navarre. Comfortable price point, for the food, service and variety. Did I mention alfresco dining...if you hurry.

Thank N3ll3F0X
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This a restaurant that you can feel comfortable dressed up or in game attire after a ND game. And the food is Wonderful! From squash gnocchi to short ribs to filet mignon it's all wonderful! And don't forget the creme brûlée for desert! This is a nice Gem in downtown South Bend Indiana!

Thank jlnssteele

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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
USD 20 - USD 38
American, Soups
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
  • 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?