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Cafe Navarre
Cafe Navarre

Cafe Navarre Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafenavarre.co
  • Email: info@cafenavarre.co
  • Phone: (574) 968-8101
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm -10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: European, American
  • Executive Chef: Mathew Jay
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Cafe Navarre has 3 private dining rooms available with seating capacity from 14 to 24 in each room.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Washington
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Cafe Navarre
Cafe Navarre, located in downtown South Bend, is the newest hot spot as a restaurant and bar. As a locally owned establishment, Cafe Navarre strives for excellence in producing, and serving, the finest in cuisine. Established in the former American Trust bank building, Cafe Navarre is an architectural masterpiece, incorporating both vintage charm and modern styles. Our cuisine is varied with an emphasis on Mediterranean with an American twist.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "We enjoyed our meals. Amount of food was more than enough. Taste and temperature was really excellent. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. Try it out and enjoy!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We love going to this restaurant when we are in South Bend. It is in a beautiful building and the food is very good. Our service was a little slow but since we were not in a hurry we didn't mind - it might have been a problem had the situation been different."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Kudos for serving late, a rarity in our area. Excellent food and service, and they have on the menu a vegan offering. Very pleasing decor."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "We will defintely go again soon! Wonderful experience!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We went here with my daughter and her boyfriend and dined upstairs, which I find to be a little quieter. Our waiter was most accommodating answering many questions regarding food prep. The kitchen experienced a mishap with ventilation and the upstairs lounge area filled with smoke temporarily, but they quickly and efficiently remedied the situation and all was well."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Three of us dined at Cafe Navarre on 4/10/14. Very nice meal with excellent service. Menu is diverse and the preparation is very good. We had beef, duck and shellfish/seafood and all were prepared well. Decor is fun and upscale. Would recommend."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "The food and atmosphere were both outstanding at Café Navarre. My daughter is in college in Notre Dame, IN and I was able to be in town for a dinner date with her. She is a foodie and really enjoyed the pretty food with loads of flavor."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Loved everything about this place! From the moment I walked in to when I left. Everyone was very nice. Our waiter was simply AMAZING!!!!!!!! Thank you for a great dining experience!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "My sister and I took my mother out to lunch here. The ambiance is lovely. It used to be an old bank building. There are tall windows and lots of light pouring into the dining area. The food is very nicely done and not too expensive for a special occasion lunch. We really enjoyed ourselves."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great, great place....never disappoints. Staff is top shelf, manager Patrick is A+ Always the first stop when I am at ND visiting my daughter."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "This is a favorite dining spot for us with a great selection of main courses preceded by excellent appetizers, soups, or salads whichever suits your taste buds. Wine is a quite good and priced right. Service was good, very efficient and did not fail to pour the wine, could be more personable, but still much better than other restaurants in the area. We will keep this great venue on our list of favorites. Manager also stopped by to check on things and offered dessert to help celebrate my birthday - we appreciated the gesture."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Have no fear and beat a path to Café Navarre and you will be rewarded with creative dishes and friendly and professional service ! They are also open late for this area which is boon for late birds!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Cafe Navarre never disappoints! Amazing food, friendly staff that knows the menu and can give great recommendations, and a beautiful building. My favorite restaurant in south bend hands down."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Cafe Navarre is the best restaurant in the South Bend area. I live here and visit restaurants twice weekly. I have been to all of them, many multiple times. There are 6 very good ones, but Navarre is the best. It has interesting dishes, a changing menu, fresh ingredients well prepared, a good bar, a very good wine list, great service, nice ambiance and Dan DeMeester running things."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This was our first visit. I could not find one thing to complain about. The food was very tasty and well prepared. I highly recommend this gem of a restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Cafe Navarre is a great place to dine with friends or for business meetings. The staff is friendly and professional, attentive without being obtrusive. It is my favorite place downtown! Great soups and a nice selection of entrees. The building is a converted bank , very interesting from an architectural standpoint. Eat up stairs if you can, at least once."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "My husband and I received a card for a free appetizer/small plate when we dined here during Restaurant week in January. The offer was valid in March, so when we discussed where to have dinner, Cafe Navarre came to mind. It was great in January, so we were excited to return. Just like our first visit, this was a pleasant experience. We were happy to be seated downstairs this time, although the view from the upstairs dining area was quite pretty. We're both watching our weight, so we practiced a little more restraint in our orders - we had 3 small plates: the shrimp, the scallops and the muscles. All were delicious "treats" for us. We look forward to coming back when we can be a little more indulgent."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "My fiance and i spent our 3 year anniversary here. We had such a great time here, the service and the food was amazing,"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We often entertain clients here and the food and service was great!"
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "From the decor to the service to the food, everything was excellent."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "With a broad selection of plate types (beef, fish, lamb, pork) all tastes can be accommodated. Well prepared and generous portions will leave you very satisfied. Extensive wine list and liquor bar. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a dinner date or a meal before a show in downtown South Bend."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We save this restaurant for a special night out. It is on the pricey side but worth the splurge. Excellent food and service! Plate presentation is always impressive."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "We arrived a bit early for our reservation but waited at the bar. The were actually able to seat us a few minutes ahead of our reservation time. The wait staff was attentive and timely in taking care of our dining experience. The menu had a great selection and the food was excellent! I would definitely recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "A very pleasant restaurant scene with soaring ceilings and good food. Friendly service is a plus and kudos for serving past 10 PM."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Vegetarians should be a target clientele--why aim for the steak eaters when they end up going to a warehouse big box charmless shopping mall polyester wearing bicycle hating global warming denying chain restaurant. Vegetarians are hipper and thinner and more fun. You want them in your restaurant."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "If you are looking for a trendy, location in the heart of South Bend this is your spot. The food is good, not amazing but still worthwhile."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Great service, our server Kevin was spot on!! We were at Cafe Navarre to celebrate two birthday's and was not disappointed! Both our small plates, shrimp cocktail and the mussels were excellent. The manager stopped by several times to check on us and to offer birthday greetings. Our party of four enjoyed our entrees and were quite happy that we were able to change up our sides!! We will be stopping by more often now that we have found this gem!! Great food, great service, great restaurant!! Complimentary dessert for the birthday boy and girl was a plus!! Love the creme brûlée!"
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My wife was super satisfied with the service she got there. Very friendly and affordable. It is an outstanding place to take someone on a special date, you will not regret it. great food, nice view, and awesome customer service ---- the setting altogether will make an impact for your date. I love it!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "This is a great spot. The architecture of the place is a real surprise - it's an old bank lobby and beautiful. Food was very good and the menu diverse. I was there on a Monday night in the winter and was surprised at how busy it was. I had a business dinner and would go back again in a heart beat."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "We had a great experience all the way around except for one detail. Our food was sumptuous and there was plenty of it. One small detail was disappointing. We asked our server to box nearly half our meal to take home. When we got home and later opened the box, only our meat was boxed. All the delicious sides were apparently tossed! Disappointing."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We sat upstairs and it was uncomfortably warm. Warmer than downstairs. The portion of the fish special was significantly smaller than the lamb and steak portions the others ordered. The oysters was unusually small too - about the size of a teaspoon. The pork belly and the filet was spectacular. My husband loved his lamb. The table was too small for what we ordered. Overall a great experience, but I won't sit upstairs again."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Decided to head there for date night with the GF. I'd never eaten dinner there but have had lunch a few times. Food was good, service was great, and atmosphere was fantastic. It was loud enough to not feel dull or dead, but not so much that you can't have a conversation. Would absolutely go back."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Had an early evening dinner. Started with oysters on the half shell. They were as good as ones I've had in Boston. The mussels were good as well, I would have preferred them without so much tomato, but that is personal preference. Will definitely be back"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Our daughter was visiting Notre Dame for the night and my wife and I were on our own for dinner. Cafe Navarre looked good on Open Table and it sure didn't disappoint. Our server, Adam, was quick to visit our table, yet he never rushed us. I thought he gave us a great overview of the menu and his recommendations were spot on. All the food came out timely, hot, and fantastic. It was a very enjoyable evening and somewhere we will visit again."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "The food really is pretty amazing. Great dining experience. Comfortable environment. Loved the music. Upscale dining experience, but with a casual, open feel."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "Cafe Navarre is a great place for a business lunch. Interesting options on the menu and very good service."
    Dined on 2/17/2014
  • "My first visit to Café Navarre was the day after Valentine's Day. My wife and I loved the ambulance and the food was outstanding. Our server did an excellent job and was very attentive. We will definitely come back to Café Navarre in the future and recommend this fine dining experience to our friends."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Nice dinner with good ambiance, pleasant server, bar staff a little "rushed" , Kurt does an amazing job with all of his venues. Headed to the Whiskey Bar afterward with friends which topped off the evening."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The food and the service was excellent! We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The mussels are a must try appetizer. They were delicious and plenty of food for 2 people. The ahi tuna special was cooked to perfection and my husband's aged New York Strip was to die for! The food never disappoints."
    Dined on 2/15/2014