Temper Grille
Temper Grille
  • Address:
    1213 East University Dr.
    Granger, IN 46530
    Neighborhood:
    Mishawaka, Granger, Elkhart
  • Cuisine:
    Tapas / Small Plates
    Price: $30 and under

Temper Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://web.tempergrille.com/
  • Phone: 5742730443
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Sean P. Kelley
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Please contact Chef Sean Kelley skelley@tempergrille.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Fir Rd and E. University Dr
  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from Temper Grille
YOU MUST BE 21 TO DINE IN THE RESTAURANT AND ON THE PATIO Food with an attitude

Channeling attitude into unique dishes intensifies every sense; amplifying not only the flavor, but the color, texture, smell, and presentation. This combined effort of culinary uniqueness and unrelenting attitude defines the experience that Sean envisions for Temper Grille. The tapas – style menu is at the root of this experience. It is meant to encourage the sharing of multiple dishes, which engages guests in the culture that Chef Sean visualizes for an unparalleled dining experience.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Temper Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
105 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.6
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (70)special occasion (62)romantic (53)notable wine list (49)neighborhood gem (38)hot spot (23)good for groups (21)great for outdoor dining (18)late-night find (10)vibrant bar scene (3)great for brunch (2)great for lunch (2)Show More
  • Temper revamped!
    ThePunditVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Compliments on the redesigned menu with a host of delicious new offerings!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Small but very loud
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Food was very good. Patrons voices carried over and can hear many conversations. Need to buffer sound system. My only negative was the noise. One lady sitting at the bar talked extremely loud and everyone around us and including us was annoyed.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of our favorites
    Christo
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was fabulous as always. Wine list amazing! Very friendly and accommodating staff. We have come here several times for our wedding anniversary dinners and always enjoy ourselves. Roman the server really made our night great!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just a little disappointed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The good we had was very well prepared and was delicious. However, having been here several times before my friends and I all quickly realized our favorite items were now missing from the menu. We all were a little disappointed about it and wish the menu had not changed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Menu Change
    wantingchickenmarsala
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Chicken Marsala at this restaurant is my favorite. I took a friend there raving about this particular dish. Was disappointed when we arrived to find they have changed their menu and this item is no longer on it. Apparently there is a weekly menu that changes and there is a much more limited regular menu to choose from. Everything we had was very good and the food always is. Just very disappointed in the change in menu. I asked for Ice Tea...was brought Rasberry Ice Tea, which I don't care for. When I inquired I was told that is all they have. Would have preferred if wait staff would have told me that when I ordered.
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  • Great food
    Beachgrandma
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food was great. Served "tapas" style, medium-sized servings that can be shared. The brie with berries and mac and cheese were our favorites. Our only disappointment was that they only serve beer and wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mouth watering temptations
    gourmetguru
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Awesome food, not your standard eats! Great for a date, special day, or every night if your bank book allows. A unique dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tapas in Granger
    BigDogVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    Only true South Bend area tapas restaurant. Food alternatives are very creative made recently more so with a weekly-changing menu board. Dining experience is perfect for both couples or groups. Wine list is also diverse. Don't miss the mac'n cheese or the strawberry shortcake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We went with friends and all shared everything. The food is unbelievable and you have to try the halibut if on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    Curtis7218
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    This place has great food but is a bit on the pricy side. Everything is ala cart and everything is $6 and up for the most part. The meat dishes mainly $13 and up. Definately would be saved for special occasions. Two of us was $90.00.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but nothing blew me away
    AdellesMommy
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Dinner was good and the service was good but I can't say that it was an 'experience' as I had expected. I was looking forward to the food blowing me away or having some fun surprising flavors. Although it was quite good it didn't wow me. We had the steak bites which were seasoned well and had a nice sauce but they were well done. The ahi was a very good dish with good quality ahi but it wasn't any different from other local restaurants. The lobster Mac n' Cheese was the only dish that met or exceeded my expectations. It was creamy, cheesy with a nice crunch and lots of large pieces of lobster. I highly recommend it. We finished with the strawberry shortcake that was good but a bit dry. I would give them another chance to wow me however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Kitchen closed prior to reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Can't comment on the food because they were not able to provide any. Made a reservation for 9:30PM on a Saturday. Arrived early and was greeted by a server who said "are you here just for drinks, because I think the kitchen is closed?" Reservations were available on Open Table not only at the 9:30PM slot I reserved, but also at 10PM. The fact that they stop serving food before they stop allowing reservations to be made was not clear on the App. I was driving to the area from Chicago (not just to go to this restaurant) so I wanted more than just sangria. The server was apologetic and blamed Open Table for the error, but I was left looking for another restaurant. Luckily Siam across the street was happy to serve us and was quite good.
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  • Temper Grille
    foodie4life
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I came to Temper Grille for the first time last Saturday and it was divine. There was not a single item on the list that I did not want to try. Everything we had was cooked to perfection. Chef Sean is an artist in the kitchen. I recommend this restaurant to anyone who has an appreciation for great food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved the Veal Flatbread
    Danny
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    I have been to Temper Grille several times and have yet to come away dissatisfied. This was no exception. The food was amazing and the staff was professional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
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  • Forgetable
    looking4diningAdventure
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We went with the hopes of have an fun memorable experience and hopefully finding a new place to add to our "must do again" list. Instead we were squeezed into a closet where I even commented that I felt like we were being sent to the island of misfit toys....not a great first impression! We then made our selections from the meager menu. We had heard much about the Lobster Mac and it was fair but nowhere close to the hype. We received our Lobster Mac then 10 min latter our baked brie and 6-8 min latter our asparagus. After an additional 20 min of talking with our neighboring table our waitress brought us the bill which included the NY Strip we ordered but never received. AT THE END OF THE DAY THE FOOD JUST IS NOT MEMORABLE AT ALL.
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  • Great Dinning Experience
    DrOllie
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you are looking for an amazing place to eat and visit with another couple this is it. Love the quality of their food and the sharing of the main courses just makes you dinning so much more enjoyable. I would highly suggest if you are looking to try another dinning location please put this at the top of your list you wont be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've been to Temper Grille a handful of times, and each experience leaves me wanting to come back again. The food is phenomenal and is always served fresh and beautifully. I can't wait to go back again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our favorite dinner spot
    ChuckK
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Temper Grille has become our favorite Tuesday night spot for dinner. Half price bottles of wine and a dynamic and outstanding menu - how can you go wrong! We recently took my brother-in-law (a San Francisco area foodie) and he loved it as well - high praise from someone who frequents the Bay Area food scene.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Over priced
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    The food was great, but some dishes were extremly overpriced. The waitress was ok, could have been friendlier instead of hurrying to get back to her friends. I had said on our reservations we were celebrating our anniversary, not a word said.. I didn't expect anything free, but a happy anniversary would have been nice. Don't ask if you are not going to acknowledge. Over all it was a dissapointing experience. We should have gone to Ruth's Chris to celebrate instead. We will not be going back.
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  • My favorite restaurant!
    Barbiegirl318
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The food here is amazing! We've been coming here at least twice a month since we discovered it. Tapas style so everyone orders and shares. Must try scallops, and crispy pork belly-we get them every time. The Mac n cheese is the best I've ever tasted! The specials-usually halibut or sea bass are always delicious. Everything we've ever tried there has been amazing! And Brandi is the best server around! Go in on Tuesdays and get half price bottles of wine, get the truffles for dessert, perfect portion and served with strawberries-delicious!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FANTASTIC FOOD!
    goshen1
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We go back because we love, love, love the food! Exceptional. It is dark if you choose to eat inside - attractive and upscale but no background music so the atmosphere seems abit sterile. If you choose to eat outside, which we always do, you are dining on metal tables with no table cloths and seated on wrought iron chairs with a parking lot as your scenic view. HOWEVER the staff is professional, prompt, and knowledgeable and the food is worth the trip. We usually choose 4 small plates + an entrée and we leave very satisfied.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Goodeats
    Foodie
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Enjoy going to Temper Grill where you will always be treated well the first step in the door- (but you have to have reservations most of the time)! The food is always fresh, hot and tasty. It is one of our favorite places to go eat.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • Always a treat.
    myfavorite
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant and always fantastic food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Birthday Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    I have been to Temper Grille many times. Most recently went to celebrate my birthday with friends. Of course, I was not disappointed. Everything about the experience was wonderful, especially the food. Thank you for being awesome.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I've been coming to Temper Grille for a few years now. I am always, always thrilled with the food, wine, choices of food, the service. Its always special for me and my children. I wish you many years of success!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great drinks
    CheeseLoverVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Great wine and beer list and the Saganaki is our favorite!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food was great, the place was really cool. Service was great. The only bad thing is that it is pretty expensive. Only ordered 3 dishes and a glass of wine for me and my fiance. Check was over 50 bucks, so come prepared.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great preparation
    SteveD
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    When I dine in a tapas style restaurant I am looking for perfectly prepared and presented small plates. Temper Grille delivers spot on. My wife and I enjoyed the sea bass, mini sammies, and shrimp ceviche tacos with an arugula salad. All was excellent. The sea bass was cooked perfectly. Crisply pan fried with a just done interior. We loved it. The wine menu is a little sparse. I had the by the glass Zinfandel which was good. My wife did not enjoy her Sauvignon blanc, it was a bit vegetal (tomato and herbs) rather than citrus profile. We will definitely be back to try more of the menu.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best in the Notre Dame area
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    All food was amazing, outdoor seating ambiance is the best.
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    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AWESOME as usual!
    Foodgasm
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Everytime we come to Temper Grill my husband and I have a pact that we must try a new dish with our usual dishes (steak bites, Mac n cheese and creamed corn). Also, the coffee is the best! The staff is pretty great too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • almost perfect
    slick7869
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Excellent excellent food! A bit pricey but the quality was definitely there and to be expected. Servers breath was kicking like a king full movie so that was a bit of a turnoff but that is all I found unsatisfying.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Wife and I had a great time and the food was Asum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! will come again
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • still amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Food was amazing as always. We continue to bring new people with us so they can experience the great food and setting!
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    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't live up to the hype
    Ellio
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Our food, service, etc were all fine. But people rave about this place as if it's the greatest place to dine in the area. The atmosphere, in my opinion, is bad; cheap and gaudy decor, cramped, and very cluttered. The multi-tenant shopping mall where it's located is awkward and their small space simply isn't suited for a 'fine-dining' restaurant. Again, the food was fine. But I've heard people say this is the best they've had, and by no mean do I agree with that. The only reason we tried was because of its hype, but for the price, taste, and atmosphere we'll be sticking with a Cafe' Navarre or Ruth's Chris for special occasions.
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  • Great for special nights
    Foodfan
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    The food was delicious. I recommend the lobster mac n cheese. It was a nice date night for me and my husband and really nice that it is a 21 and over only restaurant. The small size makes it feel very personal but it also made it a little distracting being so close to others and their conversations. I get the impression that they run out of things frequently which can be dissapointing. I like the topas atmosphere where you order smaller portions and share dishes, and its fun to try new things. Definitely A little pricey for a casual date but for a couple that wants to be a little bit more special for the evening it was a great choice. The servers were friendly and the booths were really comfortable.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eat at Kelly Jaes instead.
    Laurahoo
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Kelly jaes in Goshen is way better in every way. This place is small, ugly, service was horrible (15 min to get our sodas) and while food is good, presentation was Soso. I just did not care for it at all and feel the ambiance and food at Kelly Jars in Goshen is way superior to this place.
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  • Great food and even better service
    mvgrimace
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We had a good time, tried some new (to us) food and drinks. They were ready with my special requests, which I mentioned in my reservation. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and present when needed. I will definitely return and recommend.
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    late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FabulousFind
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    A fabulous independent culinary find......one of the top four South Bend/Michiana dining destinations. Every visit, every time always right on......never anything but wonderful.
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    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • gratefulkidd
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Great place to eat. Different but not too different. Amazing wine list and great staff. Lobster bites are incredible as well as the steak bites. House made white/red sangria is so delicious the only negative is that you cannot buy bottles to take home;~)
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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  • Awesome food!
    Julia
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Best restaurant, in the South Bend area. Great variety, and every dish is always excellent. The chef is a sauce genius! The mini chimi's and pork bites are heavenly. Excellent wine and beer selections. The restaurant is smaller, and always busy (because of the awesome food) so be sure to make a reservation. It's also fun to set at the bar, and share tapas with friends. Nice outdoor seating also. I have never had a bad dish here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.