The Mark Dine & Tap

The Mark Dine & Tap

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://themarkdineandtap.com/
  • Phone: (574) 204-2767
  • Hours of Operation:

    Monday -Thursday: 11:00am - 9:00pm, Friday: 11:00am -10:00pm, Saturday: 9:00am -10:00pm, Sunday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Steve Nebus
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our specialty catering menu features many fresh, made from scratch items that are available for full service catering both on and off site. Lunch and dinner menus are available for your event, or we can customize a menu unique to your occasion. We have many Vegetarian and Gluten Free options available as well.

    Please contact Nancy Nacci at nnacci1@gmail.com.
  • Private Party Facilities: Our semi-private dining room seats parties of up to 35. We also host large parties in other areas of the restaurant upon request. Special menus are created for each event and we have a pastry chef to create specialty desserts for your occasion.

    Food and beverage minimums apply. Please contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Nancy Nacci 5743864039

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Angela
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking Ramp located next to restaurant. 2 hours free with validation.
A word from The Mark Dine & Tap
Gourmet Gastro Pub. Fresh quality made from scratch food specializing in comfort foods with a gourmet twist.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
The Mark Dine & Tap reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (27)good for groups (27)great for lunch (27)neighborhood gem (27)hot spot (22)great for brunch (16)vibrant bar scene (12)great for outdoor dining (11)special occasion (11)notable wine list (11)romantic (6)late-night find (6)kid-friendly (5)scenic view (2)Show More
  • ShannaVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Service was excellent! Waitress was great. Food served super fast. Pretzels very yummy
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food was great tasting. Server put drink menu on the table upside down without saying a word. We had already ordered, Draft from door opening all night. In the 30's kept jacket on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Brunch
    MikeG
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We had brunch on Sunday morning --- food was very good and service was excellent. Highly recommend for a meal at any time of the day.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Mark Is The Spot
    Gerry77VIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Once again,an excellent experience. We were 20 minutes late for a post-game dinner reservation (the game went to overtime) but were seated after about a five-minute wait. The packed house slowed kitchen turnaround a bit but we were glad to have the extra time to thaw out. The food was well-prepared and the service friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OK stop for lunch.
    chgomomX2VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    This was an ok place for lunch, nothing exceptional or even 'good.' Service was a bit messed up - 3 of the 7 of our plates were incorrect somehow. Probably will not go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent Find
    Happy4life
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    This was our first time dining at the Mark. We took our friends visiting from the east coast and they loved it as much as we did. The food was excellent and prepared and presented beautifully. Great experience ... we will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    MikeG
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Second Sunday in a row for breakfast. Seated on time. Service excellent. Food very good. We'll be back again soon. Recommend highly.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The menu was limited and a bit pricey. After we placed our order it took an inordinate amount of time to get the food. The worst thing was the food was all cold to lukewarm when served. It was so late and we were so hungry that we ate it nevertheless. When the manager came over on a routine "how was it" visit we told him. While apologetic, the theme of his response was "well you ate it all". He then proceeded to try to sell us dessert. He missed the point. When you go to a dining venue you want your experience to be 10 stars, not "it wasn't so good but we had to eat it because we had waited so long we were staving". There have to be better places in the area.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • another great experience!
    Kate
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our server, Tiphani was upbeat, polite and efficient. The entire team from the manager, Jessica to Tiphani and the back service staff did a wonderful job of taking care of us!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ND/Carolina October 11,2014
    JRAW
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Learned my lesson two years ago when we didn't have a reservation. Made one this year two months ago and it paid huge dividends. While others were being told it would be a two hour wait, we were seated immediately at our reservation time. Everything was super...with one exception. They really should do something with the walls and/or ceiling to mute the noise. It was about as loud as any place in which I've ever dined. But, we were hungry and the fare was great. Despite the loudness, I highly recommend, as the say, The Mark.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lively but Loud
    My3andMeVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Perfect location after an Irish football game so understandably loud and crowded but good food and always fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Repeat Performance
    Gerry77VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Back-to-back Saturday dinners after football games and once again an excellent experience. Our reservation was honored immediately,the service was efficient and the food was great. Have dined here several times over the past two years and definitely will keep coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food -- too noisy!
    WalrusAuburn
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Service and food were good at the end of a football weekend night. The ceiling is metal, and the floor is concrete. Noise level was terrible! They need hanging green plants, fabric folds, or something to cut the noise.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great location ....
    anonymous
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The convenience and location can't be beat. On busy football weekends stick to the basics, as specials are not so special. Burgers are good. Servers are nice and attentive with helpful suggestions. Food was served hot despite hugh crowds. Nice, but exceedingly noisy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor Service, Average Food
    Disappointed
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We went on a football Friday with a large group. Food was average. Appeared to have sat for quite awhile before coming to the table. Service was really, really slow. Rather than being gracious and apologetic the waitress was aggressive and confrontational. We will not go back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Mark 523
    mikeS
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Friendly place, excellent service, food range from casual to some decent entrees. Reasonably priced. Good place to go with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An Engaging Dining Experience!
    Cheers
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had reserved a table for 8, noting that our party would include a wheelchair & a baby, & that we would be celebrating an engagement on the nearby Notre Dame campus. Well, our daughter said YES, & the Mark staff was ready & waiting for us, with a generous table for 12 & a highchair. Unbeknownst to us, a friend had ordered champagne, & the owner came out with flutes as soon as we were settled, ceremoniously opened the bottle & poured, getting our celebration off to a beautiful, bubbly start. Delicious appetizers arrived right away, & the staff discretely kept glasses & cups filled, & extra dishes removed as they swept in with our meals, which were A+ for both taste & presentation. We even needed the extra chairs for unexpected friends!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eddy Street's Best
    MikeG
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had a great brunch on Sunday morning. We were seated quickly, service was excellent and food was great. Caution: The bloody marys are good --- but VERY spicy :). Highly recommend for a meal at anytime of the day.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Experience
    Gerry77VIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Our 7:30 reservation was immediately honored despite the post-football game crowd. The service was quick and efficient,the food was great and reasonably priced. The menu choices are somewhat limited (no doubt helping kitchen efficiency) but every item we've had in several visits we have enjoyed. The noise level was high as would be expected from a crowd celebrating a big win. I've enjoyed The Mark every time I've dined there and plan on returning every time I'm in South Bend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service on gamdays.
    SFGI2016
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    First off, I normally enjoy this restaurant however I would try to avoid it on home football game weekends. Making a reservation helps but the mismanagement of the floor left us waiting for some time before we were seated (group of 6+). Our waiter did a great job and I attribute our two hour wait for food after our order was submitted on the kitchen staff. I would like to say they lost our ticket but we observed another table with six people get up and leave after about an hour of waiting for their food. When the food finally came, every order had a mistake and was cold. Avoid if at all possible during peak times (which is exactly when I would have expected them to bring their "A game."
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Do Not Like the New Menu
    Skippyville
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I have dined at The Mark many times over the years. Within the past year they have introduced a new, much simplified menu. This new menu I do not like--at all. By chance, I happened to dine at The Mark twice in the past week, and the first meal (a lunch) was mediocre, and the second (a dinner) was quite poor. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants but, sadly, I am done dining here.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I went there on a football weekend. I was afraid they would overbook and we would be waiting. Not at all. Reservation was met on time with no waiting. Food service and menu were excellent.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Need a new manager
    IRISHANGEL
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If it weren't for the fact we've eaten here multiple times before and enjoyed it we would never come back after this experience. First of all I was in a meeting before the Michigan game and they would not seat our party of 8 until I arrived meaning I misse d the last of the meeting. Then the manager told us we would have to leave in 45 min because there was another reservation. Then we were told that we could not have dinner because there wasn't enough time. If not for a very service oriented waiter interceding our dinner would have been a disaster. GET A NEW MANAGER!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Football Game Option
    NG1981
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Was there before a football game. I understand that it was busy, but it took over 2 hours for lunch and service was very poor. The waiter seemed to be drifting in and out of paying attention to the table.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2002VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We were a little late and they're gave our table away. We sat at yhe bar and ate while lots of other tables were empty. I was miffed to say the least. .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impressed
    Unhappy
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    The menu was VERY reduced. 2 adults and 2 teenagers with no alcohol $95 plus tip. 3 burgers, one small plate and 2 appetizers. Ridiculous. Won't go back.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MAJOR Changes for the Worst
    Domer
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We've been going to the Mark after ND football games for years. Always crowded and the food was varied and reasonably priced. On our last visit on August 30 we saw that the menu has shrunk ("limited menu for game days") and prices skyrocketed! Variety has diminished as has the service. Over 45 minutes in a less busy than usual atmosphere to get dinner for 4: two of the same dinner salads, a chicken sandwich, and two appetizers as an entree. The manager's excuse was they were busy. He never apologized and tried to mollify us with a desert (one desert for 4 people!) or a beer. I have three pending reservations; cancelling all three. Now some entrees cost more than $35, it will be a long time before we go back, in spite of the convenience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Notre Dame Kick Off
    carderog
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    This restaurant is my favorite just down from the stadium. The drinks were creative and satisfying. Never thought soft pretzels would be an appetizer, but they were and tasted great. The steaks, burger and veggie wrap were all cooked to perfection. Since we were stuffed we took dessert to go. Our waitress took our order without needing to write it down and repeated all special requests and additions without missing a beat. We decided to drink in the patio while waiting for our table. We got seated inside and asked to move back outside because it was too noisy to have a conversation. That was the only rough part. I enjoy it when the owner comes to visit with guests for a bit, making sure all is good. You will enjoy it here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous story fry!!!
    IrishTexans
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    A great lunch on Friday of football weekend. Started with excellent Caesar salad, cold and crisp. Followed with best stir fry (we all got chicken) we all agreed we ever had. Cocconut curry comes in mild-moderate-hot and is perfect - even hot enough for 3 jalapeño lovers from Texas. Service could not have been better. Only possible down-side, although okay for football crowd, is noise level, so would not recommend for meals involving business discussions or for folks with hearing problems.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not as good as last time
    Neighbor
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    The location, staff, ambience are all great and last time I ate there the food was pretty good. But my choice this time of Monte Cristo was very disappointing. Heavy bready and I've had that kind of sandwich before. The raspberry sauce with it was excellent and the "innards" of the sandwich very good but the bread and breading was tasteless and heavy. My companion enjoyed her meal greatly, she had some kind of noodle thing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently Great Dining Spot
    NDParent
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    My family and I almost always find ourselves dining at "The Mark" on our visits to South Bend. The atmosphere is lively, the menu is diverse, with choices from yummy burgers (best with sweet potato fries) to delicious grilled seafood and and "Mark" chicken, one do my favorites. Don't forget to order some pretzel rolls, served with tasty dipping sauces. The service is consistently friendly and professional. The close proximity to Notre Dame make it the perfect "meet up" spot for football weekend dining, or when hosting a night out for our Notre Dame children and their friends. Make sure to reserve early for graduation, football weekends, or other special occasions.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable dinner
    LaneGreen
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    This was a great find. We enjoyed ourselves very much, from the waiter informing that the Cabernet I had picked out was donating profits to Cardiovascular research (Ehler's Estate) to accomodating my husband's dining needs (low sodium). Location was fabulous and the german chocolate cake for dessert was to die for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 40 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.3
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 134 reviews are from the The Mark Dine & Tap reviews archive.
  • Delicious!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Very good meal! Everyone found something on the menu! The food tasted homemade from the salad dressing to the amazing cakes for dessert! We will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Upscale in all aspects
    KSCalif
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Fun urban setting. creative and sophisticated menu. Fresh and great tasting food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second Visit
    Guest
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    This was my second visit to The Mark and it was just as good as the first. I have been in the evening for dinner/drinks and for lunch. The food is good and caters to wide array of dietary styles including GF and V. They are a mid-high range price point for their food, but they use quality ingredients and it is reflected in the final product. The waitstaff is excellent. They are knowledgable about their entire menu, bar list as well, and are friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anyone but Tina
    Partyof12
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    As the title says, if you go to The Mark and Tina is your server, ask to be seated in another area. She took forever to get drink orders and since we complained several times he attitude after that was horrible. Food was great, Tina, not so much.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2eat
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    My experience for lunch has been outstanding at The Mark Dine & Tap. My husband is handicapped and he was very comfortable there and the staff was very accommodating. I have not yet had the opportunity to have dinner there but look forward to when I do. I like the fact that you can have samples of the beer before purchasing a glass and the wait staff on each of my visits have been very professional and friendly. It is a little pricey but worth it.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • College Reunion gathering
    Rozel
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We all enjoyed The Mark Dine and Tap very much! Our server was patient and helpful. Overall we really enjoyed the food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place
    kmkleb
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    This was a great place to eat and a wonderful experience. The service was outstanding and the food was wonderful. The menu is diverse.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Decent
    HappyEater
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Dinner here was good, but overpriced. I was not expecting the limited menu they had for graduation weekend so it was even more expensive than usual. The food was fine and the service was good though.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.