LaSalle Grill
LaSalle Grill

LaSalle Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.lasallegrill.com/pdfs/menu.pdf?var=4020
  • Phone: 574-288-1155x
  • 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: Steak, Contemporary French / American, Contemporary American
  • 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 574-288-1155x
  • 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: 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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LaSalle Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.7
  • Food4.7
    Service4.7
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (22)fit for foodies (16)notable wine list (16)romantic (15)neighborhood gem (12)hot spot (7)good for groups (7)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)Show More
  • Small Plate Dinner
    DSeven
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    With so many delicious items on the menu, it was hard to decide on only two entrees; so we opted to order several small plates for our dinner. Our server was most accommodating, choosing in which order our choices should be served. The sommelier also assisted us in choosing which wine would complement our choices. All of our choices were delicious and, one of the best things about the way we dined, we actually had enough room to share two great desserts!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Wine dinners a must!
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Kudos once again for the great wine dinners, I try to never miss one!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thoroughly enjoyed
    ENJOY
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I do not know how I have lived so close and not had the pleasure of dining at LaSalle Grill prior to this weekend. Our server Lenoir was fun and excellent, she was point on for our evening out. We celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary and I am sure we will be back. My thanks to all for a wonderful evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Salle Grill
    HennHouse
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Perhaps one of the best dining experiences we've had in the last 10 years. The food was sophisticated. The wine/beer list extensive. The desserts decadent. The service a notch above world-class. It was the perfect location to celebrate a milestone birthday.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • what a gem!!!
    mickey
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    A place for a perfect evening. Delicious food and a. Very knowledgeable and helpful server made lasalle grill an enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Possibly the best in South Bend?
    Driftwood
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Inventive approach to side dishes. Fish was not over cooked, a Midwest problem. Fresh, house created deserts are well presented.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • In a word, great
    ondetown
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • La Salle leads the pack
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The new chef is doing an excellent job. Zoran is the master of wines as always, what a great sommelier!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Lasalle never disappoints! The NY Strip and Filet were expertly prepared. The mussels with heirloom tomatoes were exquisite. Service was unbelievable!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • South Bend's Best Is LaSalle Grille
    JimmyMacVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Kudos for restaurant week
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Great menu for little money in support of restaurant week in South Bend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.8
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 60 reviews are from the LaSalle Grill reviews archive.
  • Great evening
    Kessington
    Dined on 6/16/2014
    The food,the service were excellent. We were entertaining visitors from Cal. And they were very Impressed. I highly recommend La Salle Grill.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wine dinners
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Find
    Matz
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great night with friends
    Adiazjr15
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    We had an excellent wine, the oysters were the best, Bar none, my Antelope was a little dry but excellent taste.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lionizing LaSalle
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A must in South Bend
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2014
    As usual dining at LaSalle was a great experience. A special thanks for creating a superb vegan dish for one of us.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary Dinner
    MedicMan
    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.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Notable Wine List
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beat a path to LaSalle
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    Another top-notch dining experience. For your wine choices put yourself in the hands of the sommelier, Zoran!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent evening out
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Overall lovely dining experience. The filet and rack of lamb were delicious!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Andrew and Brian were tremendous.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Andrew and Brian were tremendous. We were visiting from Oklahoma for the Sweet 16 Women's Basketball Tourney.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    davidh
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    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).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Meal
    jpsouthbend
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Celebration
    michellb
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Continuing standard of excellence
    Psydocphd83
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our four meals were perfect!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    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!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • high quality expected and received
    drmsouthbend
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, romantic
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Kudos for restaurant week
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    Compliments for your top notch $33.00 menu for restaurant week! Your team has got it right!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of South Bend's finest
    EmJayVIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best and the rest
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 1/24/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LaSalle experience
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Every bite was delicious
    LaureliVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality and Unique
    OutoftownerVIP
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    This restaurant has a very nice atmosphere with a wonderful menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special occasion
    DB1296
    Dined on 12/23/2013
    Fantastic server for an evening of celebration - made sure we had the best food, service and time to ourselves when needed :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great night coped by amazing food
    Shikany
    Dined on 12/19/2013
    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!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top of the line in South Bend
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    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. .
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Shared a special night with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 11/12/2013
    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
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner with Out-of-Town Company
    out2dinner
    Dined on 11/7/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Real Gem--LaSalle Grill
    Robkuehn
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I rarely respond to review
    Post
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    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.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.