Veggies and Vegans can eat here....There always seems to be a vegan entree, which is wonderful.......thank you. I am vegetarian, but do not eat cheese since most of it contains animal rennet (from dead cows' stomachs) so I appreciate a cheese-less entree. However, i do eat cream, butter and eggs, so it would be nice to have a richer vegetarian option on the menu as well (that I could omit the cheese on). Also, would love for one of the three soups to be made with veggie broth rather than chicken or beef broth. Food here is very good and some items are from local farms. The staff kindly agreed to prepare the yummy gnocchi appetizer without cheese so that I could enjoy it....great! Very nice ambiance....great addition to SB restaurant scene. Very helpful and kind wait staff.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMNo Complaints!Navarre is probably my favorite lunch, dinner, and meeting spot in town. Great menu, great service, excellent cocktails, expansive wine list... what's not to love?6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA place to be!The service there was wonderful and the food there was excellent. I went there with a friend for her birthday dinner and we both enjoyed every minute of it. Our waiter was excellent and I can't wait to go back there.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMClassy Well Cooked FoodUpscale dining with an enjoyable menu and staff - we really enjoyed our food. The downtown location is nice, but not amazing. The interior of the building however, is lovely.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday celebrationWe went to cafe Navarre to celebrate family birthday. Everything was perfect from drink selections to entrees. Thank you for a wonderful night!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAffordable lunch spot!Excellent service, beautiful restaurant, very affordable lunch options. Save room for dessert, the creme brulee and flourless chocolate cake are amazing!5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great dinnerThe food has always been outstanding at Cafe Navarre, no difference this time - scallops & oysters appetizers delicious and duck and whitefish dinners were cooked perfectly. Eric was the best server we have had in a long while as service sometimes does not match the food. He was very friendly, efficient, and professional.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!I thoroughly enjoyed my lunch at Cafe Navarre. The hostess greeted me at the door. She made conversation with me while taking me to my table. The service pace was perfect. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable of the menu. Looking forward to a return visit when business takes me back to South Bend!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery pleasedI have been to Cafe Navarre about a half dozen times, either for lunch or dinner. I have never been disappointed. Food is consistently outstanding and the service very professional. My most recent visit was a lunch business meeting. I was very pleased.5/20/2013 12:00:00 AMGraduation dinnerFamily celebration dinner at Cafe Navarre was great. We were all tired and hungry. Our waiter did a great job taking care of us and the food was very good. The atmosphere is very clean and bright and was nice.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food for a special occationWent to Café Navarre for graduation weekend and the food was fantastic. Definitely one of the best restaurants in the area.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoy this placeWe have been here several times and have never been disappointed in the high quality of food, service and atmosphere. Quite enjoyable.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat placeWe love to find local places with unique ambiance. This re-purposed bank building fits the bill. Great food. We sat upstairs. Only complaint is that the two top was next to the server station. Otherwise, great place. Highly recommended.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat every time!Planned "date night" for my husband and I with dinner and then to see the musical "Wicked." Cafe Navarre is one of our favorite restaurants in the area and each and every time we have a wonderful experience with the service and food. The staff is always friendly and the food is great. We must say, if you go, make sure you try the Wild Mushroom soup. It is the best! Great to have consistency and a "top notch" restaurant to look forward to dining at.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat WaitressGood food, great waitress. Went after a show at the Morris and it was very nice and relaxing.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst visitCompletely impressed when I entered this beautiful space. Loved the service and the special that was recommended the night I was there. If you like whitefish, make sure to try the Sturgeon!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAn excellent choice downtown SouthNavarre has found a good combination of interesting dishes and reasonable pricing. They also have a specific offering for vegans and vegetarians on the menu. The booths are very comfortable if a little awkward for service. Attentive and friendly service. Open late for our area. Keep up the good work!5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMThis has become my restaurantThis has become my restaurant of choice when staying in South Bend. Great location, wonderful food, responsive service and a unique atmosphere.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat friendly service. DeliciousGreat friendly service. Delicious food every time we went. Reasonable prices in an elegant setting. It has become our favorite restaurant!4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA+ from start to finishWe all tried a different main course and were each pleased. Desserts are heavenly.
Service was outstanding and attention to detail is much appreciated.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWhat an elegant yet hip restaurantWhat an elegant yet hip restaurant in the heart of South Bend. The was prepared exquisitely and the service was impeccable! Would definitely return.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOur favorite Michiana restaurant!Our favorite Michiana restaurant! The food and food presentation is awesome! Service has always been good and we love that this is not a "chain" restaurant.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMFatastic food. ExcellentFatastic food. Excellent wine list. The service left a little to be desired. Our group of six was there on a Thursday evening when the restaurant was not very crowded. We were at our table for quite some time and were not offered drinks or menus. The service improved after this long delay.4/11/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great evening-ambianceHad a great evening-ambiance was wonderful, food was great, server- Adam-was attentive but not overbearing. All 4 of us had a delightful time.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service excellent.Food and service excellent. Thank you for reviving a landmark building downtown.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed Saturday evening.Enjoyed Saturday evening. Food was wonderful as well as our waiter.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMCafe Navarre was absolutelyCafe Navarre was absolutely great! The service was wonderful and the food was outstanding. The waiter was fast, friendly and caring. He was awesome. We sat upstairs and it was right after work at 5:45PM so it was very quite. Which was great because I was there for mainly a business meeting.
I'd recommend this resturant to anyone. It's in a grown, sexy and romantic setting. I'm not even sure if children are permitted with the long bar and it doesn't open up until 4:00PM.
Can't wait to go again.
Cheri3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMLove Cafe NavarreLove Cafe Navarre! It's one of our favorite places to go. The Mushroom Soup is Fantastic!!3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Navaree GrillThe food at Navaree Grill is outstanding. This is the second time for me eating here and it did not disappoint. The mushroom soup was delicious. The big eye tuna appetizer was very good, but the portion was not very big for the price. The ahi tuna at Ruth's Chris is a better value. My entree was fantasic! Striped Sea Bass with risoto and green beans was out of this world!
We enjoyed a bottle of Louis Martini Cabernet that was a fair price for a nice bottle of wine.
The only negative would be the noise level. It gets very loud in there.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent quality, great settingThis is becoming one of our favorite restaurants in the area, and this experience solidified our thoughts. Food is always great and wine selection is very good with selection choices from lower to upper end. If you want great food, consistent service, and good surroundings, Cafe Navarre is your choice in Michiana.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a delightful lunchWe had a delightful lunch with great food and gracious folks taking care of us. Will be back to enjoy a dinner next time, and will highly recommend your cafe to anyone that will listen. How about that one.
Thank you again.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe appreciate the vegan dishWe appreciate the vegan dish on the menu, thank you! For my part I had an excellent "plat du jour:" skatewing. On the other hand the "jamon serrano" was lacking in flavor. Nonetheless these dishes are a nice effort considering our area that is so traditional in its food choices. Nice wine list with a number of reasonably priced wines.3/7/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall a very enjoyable experienceOverall a very enjoyable experience. I will always request the upstairs dining room facing east ( arch window) nice quiet setting.
Excellent menu!2/15/2013 12:00:00 AM1. Food was excellant 2.1. Food was excellant
2. Your entire staff were curtious and friendly
3. Our waitperson was Holly, she was the best,very attentive,not overbearing,
4. Will tell our friends about your great resturant.2/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is reliably good andFood is reliably good and service is great. Noise level varies. I am a fan of their menu. My favorite lunch spot.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely fantastic!! Bravo.Absolutely fantastic!! Bravo. Good Fish special. Great dessert. Thanks for a great lunch.2/1/2013 12:00:00 AM