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LaSalle Grill
LaSalle Grill
  • Address:
    115 West Colfax Avenue
    South Bend, IN 46601
    South Bend
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $30 and under

LaSalle Grill Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lasallegrill.com/pdfs/menu.pdf?var=4020
  • Phone: (574) 288-1155
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch (Thursdays and Fridays in December Only): 11:30AM - 1:30PM

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Tom Sheridan
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Events with Style Catering is the off-premise catering arm of LaSalle Grill. Events with Style specializes in all sizes of catered events in a 60 mile radius of South Bend, Indiana. We are particularly adept in executing difficult events in unusual locations. As founder Mark McDonnell likes to say, "difficult is not impossible". It's the little details that count. They make the difference between "a nice event" and "a great party!" At Events with Style we pay attention to all of the little details of your event - from the preparation and presentation of exceptional food to outstanding service.
  • Private Party Facilities: La Salle offers 2 private dining rooms. The larger accommodates from 15 to 80 guests. The smaller accommodates up to 26 guests. Bothe are located on the 2nd floor.
  • Private Party Contact: Linda Hall (574) 288-1155
  • Entertainment: LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern located on the third floor of the building, offers an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, folk, indie rock and R&B is offered on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 PM until 12:00 midnight.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Multi-course wine pairing dinners are offered on the third Tuesday and Wednesday of every month.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There are over 600 parking spaces in a one block radius of LaSalle Grill. A parking deck is located across the street from the front door of the restaurant. Most nights parking is free after 5:00 PM.
A word from LaSalle Grill
LaSalle Grill, a fine-dining restaurant and steakhouse, is born of the dream of experienced restaurateur Mark McDonnell. Like the restaurant’s namesake, noted French explorer, Robert de LaSalle, McDonnell set out to explore the uncharted waters of downtown South Bend, Indiana. In April of 1991, McDonnell opened a lively and exciting restaurant unlike any other in the area - LaSalle Grill.

LaSalle Grill is committed to providing guests with excellent service, great atmosphere, an award-winning wine list and, most importantly, delicious cuisine that is artfully and dramatically presented.

The Grill has been presented with the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award every year since 1996.

Set out to explore the "art of fine dining" usually found only in major metropolitan cities, visit LaSalle Grill.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "Inventive approach to side dishes. Fish was not over cooked, a Midwest problem. Fresh, house created deserts are well presented."
    Dined on 8/25/2014
  • "We had a perfect late (9 p.m.) dinner on a Thursday night at La Salle Grill. We had fine and attentive service with helpful recommendations. The empanada and brie appetizers were a great start. My NY strip was outstanding. All the food presentations were creative and appealing. I wouldn't change a thing and can't wait to go back!"
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "The new chef is doing an excellent job. Zoran is the master of wines as always, what a great sommelier!"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Lasalle never disappoints! The NY Strip and Filet were expertly prepared. The mussels with heirloom tomatoes were exquisite. Service was unbelievable!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Our trip West brought us to South Bend, Indiana - famous for its Fighting Irish of Notre Dame - but we found another winner in that town - LaSalle Grille. A friendly greeting, an attentive waiter and excellent food and drink was our reward at LaSalle Grille. I had the pork chop - prepared exactly as I requested. Nice portions and a warm, pleasant atmosphere at LaSalle Grille made our one night in South Bend a most enjoyable one."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Great menu for little money in support of restaurant week in South Bend."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "The food,the service were excellent. We were entertaining visitors from Cal. And they were very Impressed. I highly recommend La Salle Grill."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Once again a great wine dinner organized by Zoran. This time German cuisine and wines were the focus and as usual it was a total success! We will be back again for the next one!"
    Dined on 5/21/2014
  • "This was my 4th time to dine at the LaSalle Grill and I return whenever in South Bend as it is an excellent restaurant for my taste - - - low noise level, tasteful ambiance, very good service and excellent menu."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "We had an excellent wine, the oysters were the best, Bar none, my Antelope was a little dry but excellent taste. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Kudos to Andrew and Zoran for running a tight ship! If you have a special occasion LaSalle will deliver. The kitchen and the waitstaff make this restaurant the pearl of South Bend!"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "As usual dining at LaSalle was a great experience. A special thanks for creating a superb vegan dish for one of us. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We surprised my parents with reservations here and it turned out to be a fantastic evening! I mentioned the anniversary in the OpenTable note and they even had menus printed with a personalized note on it!! The food was outstanding and they had a great beer selection. I would not hesitate to eat here again."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Another top-notch dining experience. For your wine choices put yourself in the hands of the sommelier, Zoran! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Overall lovely dining experience. The filet and rack of lamb were delicious!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Andrew and Brian were tremendous. We were visiting from Oklahoma for the Sweet 16 Women's Basketball Tourney."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was excellent and the service folks were "hopping to it". They are really keen on service and excellent food prep. Scallops for a starter set the tone, followed by a wonderful butternut squash soup, ending with rack of New Z. Lamb (amazing in every way). Please give this place a try (I made a reservation and you should also)."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "LaSalle Grill is one of the best restaurants in the area! I love to see what options are available on their menu each season. This time around I had the Bison Tenderloin - I savored every bite. The service was great and not overbearing as it can be in some restaurants. We were celebrating the birthday of my mother-in-law so we were enjoying the group conversation and felt that the service was perfect! I would recommend this for a romantic night out or just a really good dinner - but save room for dessert, it is to die for!!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We were greeted warmly and promptly. The service was exceptional, we did not wait to be seated even though we arrived 20 minutes early. The flow of receiving drinks, first course, salads, main entree and dessert with cafe was fluid and timely. The food was truly wonderful, the bison meatballs and kale salad was a treat! The salmon and steak prepared perfectly. The chocolate tart was exquisite to the palate. Our server, a young attentive waiter was knowledgeable and pleasant, giving meaningful suggestions. This was a wonderful ending to a special day and we look forward to returning soon.Thank-you for your commitment to great food and service.Bravo!"
    Dined on 2/24/2014
  • "Have been patrons of LaSalle Grill since it opened many years ago and can say with great confidence it is an excellent palace to dine, and always has been. Setting such a high standard is difficult, but maintaining such a standard over the years is a monumental accomplishment. We'll be back!!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Our four meals were perfect! We were able to comfortably hear one another during conversation. (One of our members wears hearing aids.) The service was competent and attentive, without being overwhelming. Nicely done!!"
    Dined on 2/11/2014
  • "Very nice night out. It's a busy place, and fairly loud-but personal conversations can still be had.... Great service-not smothering-but there when you want them. I had the blue point mussels for the appetizer, very good-tender with a very nice broth. For an entree, I had the pork chop-very tender and done just right--my wife had the duckling with gnocchi. The gnocchi was a little doughy-so I wouldn't highly recommend, but the duckling was very good. For desert, I had a chocolate terrine--which ended up like a thin slab of fudge. It was very sweet-very good, but couldn't finish it as for the sweetness. My wife had a warm chocolate cake with a side of ice cream--both very good--that's the one I would order when we return."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Compliments for your top notch $33.00 menu for restaurant week! Your team has got it right!"
    Dined on 1/29/2014
  • "LaSalle is a very nice restaurant. The food is solid. Chef does a nice job with the menus The service is impeccable, especially if Julian is taking care of you. Zoran, the sommelier, has a breadth of wine knowledge rarely seen in South Bend. Drew holds the whole operation together and makes sure your experience is above par."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "No doubt our top restaurant in the area. Excellent service just adds to the pleasure of dining at La Salle. They make their French namesake, Cavelier de la Salle, proud! As always we let Zoran, the sommelier, choose the wines and we are never disappointed. Try the wild boar, it is worth the trip. We also enjoyed the bay scallops and the mussels. See you again very soon!"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Very nice, upscale experience. Wine selection excellent for a special evening. Great selection of food to fit any foodie even exciting vegetarian options. Handled a group of 8 very easily. Waiters knowledgeable and available."
    Dined on 1/14/2014
  • "Went here with a business associate during an extended trip. It was heavenly to have such a well prepared meal. I had tile fish with roasted potatoes -- perfectly prepped. My colleague had lamb shank with winter veggies and he really enjoyed it. Nice wine!"
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "This restaurant has a very nice atmosphere with a wonderful menu."
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "Fantastic server for an evening of celebration - made sure we had the best food, service and time to ourselves when needed :)"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "I love fish. I always order fish. They had the most amazing special-John Dory. It was worth every penny! And the presentation was perfect. When I win the mega ball lottery, my chef is going to make me that meal for my birthday!"
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "You will always have a great dinner at La Salle! This time I enjoyed the mussels and the wild boar cooked to the right degree! I put my trust in Zoran the sommelier as usual and the 2007 Bordeaux he chose was a powerhouse. It would be nice if there were a bit more vegan friendly dishes, not for me evidently, but for the growing number of vegetarian and vegans. ."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Shared a special night with my sister, and at the same time observed others having a wonderful time. Our waitress, Peggy, was very good and helped make the night special. My sister had the duck, excellent and my fillet couldn't have been better until I paired with an Pinot. The whole staff checked on us, which in my books , " they are doing it right!". Julie Fallon"
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "Enjoyed a wonderful dinner with out-of-town company. LaSalle Grill never disappoints. Food is consistently fresh and cooked to perfection. Excellent wine selection. This is our "go-to" restaurant for special occasions or just a special treat. On this occasion, our waitress was ok, but not serving at the same level of professionalism we are used to at LaSalle Grill. It could be she was new."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Must be the best restaurant in town. Great ambiance, service and food. Delectable crab cake appetizer. Wedge salad not so much. Warm bleu cheese dressing, no crumbles, not to my liking. Turbot seasoned, cooked and sauced perfectly. Awesome haricot verts. Chocolate cappuccino like dessert. NOTE: perfect crab cakes and fish not easy to come by in Midwest in my experience so kudos on both. A favorite place to go."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "I rarely respond to review requests. South Bend is not a town I would go to as a dining destination. My wife,Son and I were there for a convention and stumbled over LaSalle on Yelp. Absolutely astounding! Often excellent restaurants are accompanied with high average prices(true here), but snobby service is also part of the bargain. The surprise for us was that our waiter had been there 22 years and knew and loved his job and it showed! On the way out we thanked the kitchen staff. Three had been there 15 years. If you can keep talent like this in a town like South Bend, you definitely have something going! We will be back. This place is 90 miles from our home and we will drive there as a destination dining spot. Truly THAT good."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Don't miss any of the wine dinners Zoran the sommelier puts together, he has the right touch!"
    Dined on 9/17/2013
  • "We recently purchased a home in South Bend - and were looking for a locally owned and operated restaurant. The LaSalle Grill fit the bill and we were not disappointed. We both had steaks - that were cooked perfectly and were excellent cuts. While appetizers were a little pricey, they were excellent. Only two things to note - they were out of the wine we ordered. And the $3 for the bearnaise sauce on the steak was not necessary - the bearnaise was great but who needed it."
    Dined on 9/10/2013
  • "Another great experience at one of our favorite local restaurants. Friendly and accommodating service, even with a last minute addition to our group. The small plates are always outstanding, varied and anything but ordinary."
    Dined on 8/27/2013
  • "Usually a great place for food turned out to not be their best night. I ordered the best steak on the menu and it was not good at all. I did eat it because I hate, hate to complain about things like that. Overall the bill for 2 was 140.00 that is a lot to pay for a steak that was more like pot roast...don't know if we will return. We go once or twice per year and the last two times were sub-par at best."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "There is not a better restaurant in the Michiana area. The food and the service could not have been better. It made my birthday dinner very special. Thank you!"
    Dined on 8/19/2013