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Cafe Navarre, South Bend, IN

Cafe Navarre

4.8
4.8
2199 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Specializing in modern American cuisine, fresh seafood, and USDA prime steaks, Cafe Navarre is celebrating its 10th year in historic downtown South Bend. Located in a bank building in the heart of our city with the fusion of Old World architecture, natural light, and the contemporary furnishings. Join us for dinner or enjoy a cocktail in our bar or on our outdoor patio.

As a locally owned establishment, we strive for excellence in producing and serving the finest cuisine. We are excited to provide you with top-shelf service, world-class recipes, as well as local and fresh ingredients. Every part of your experience at Cafe Navarre is important to us, right down to the last detail.

Café Navarre brings you modern American cuisine with European influences, distinguished by its simplicity, flavor, and respect for ingredients. Cafe Navarre offers fresh seafood and steaks, along with dishes created with seasonal elements from local farms that are unmistakable in flavor and quality.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (574) 968-8101

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Chris Janowsky

  • Private party facilities

    Cafe Navarre has 3 private dining rooms available with seating capacity from 14 to 24 in each room.

  • Neighborhood

    South Bend

  • Cross street

    Washington

  • Parking details

    There are several parking spaces along the corner of Michigan, Washington, as well as a parking garage along the corner of Colfax and Main Street.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,199 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Indiana

    Best Ambiance

  • Indiana

    American

  • South Bend

    Best Overall

  • South Bend

    Best Food

  • South Bend

    Best Service

  • South Bend

    Best Ambiance

  • South Bend

    Best Value

  • South Bend

    Fit for Foodies

  • South Bend

    Neighborhood Gem

  • South Bend

    Notable Wine List

  • South Bend

    Romantic

  • South Bend

    Special Occasion

  • South Bend

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Bend

    Most Booked

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  1. J

    Jose

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Manhattan Coctel: “2 ounces rye whiskey · 1 ounce sweet vermouth”…… they only bring the manhattan with rye wiskey (no vermouth)… that’s not a Manhattan, that’s a simple rye wiskey! The rissotto was very very very very bad…. Imposible to eat The steak frite… not bad… but not good The pork was very good the waitress treated us very well
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We stopped in SB on our way to Michigan. An awesome dining experience. Top end service and food.
  3. F

    46544Foodie

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, as always. Not a huge fan of the spicy seafood pasta but it was sufficient. The mushroom soup was excellent. Drinks were also very flavorful.
  4. J

    Joelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a really quality time, with Josh as our server—he gave us his recommendations and really made our dinner comfortable. Will definitely go here again for future celebrations!
  5. CM

    ColeM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Josh was such an incredible help on our date night. The restaurant was really clean and service was amazing. Food was incredible with a variety of spectacular wines.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service and food was excellent. Josh assisted us with all of our selections. His advice on drinks, wine, first course, and main course provided an excellent dining experience. Josh was attentive to our needs. He was engaging and made our experience memorable.
  7. JT

    JeffreyT

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Very nice restaurant and not just for special occasions, but very nice if it is!
  8. IJ

    IsabelaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing, highly recommend the aged prime rib eye and the wine that the server proposed was a great pair for the meal!
  9. RS

    RebeccaS

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great option in South Bend. Very attentive service, especially Josh.
  10. L

    Localpatron

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food1service2ambience5
    Server talked me into a warm center pork chop instead of the medium well I asked for. It was a $36 entree served with a handful of green beans and mashed potatoes. The sauce was cloying and the chop was not cooked through, looking and smelling raw. I told the server that I could not eat it. I tried to mention it to the manager when he was making the rounds, but he made no eye contact, asked how everything was, and didn’t stop for a reply.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every part of our meal from the appetizer to dessert was delicious. We loved our server Josh, who was so personable and gave fantastic recommendations. All that combined with the ambiance of the restaurant space, we 100% will come again.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Navarre was the closest to a five-star dining experience that you could get! Our waiter, Josh, was absolutely incredible. He anticipated all of our needs before we could even ask him. I was new to the area, and he went above and beyond to tell me about some of his favorite places to explore. He made me feel so welcomed and was really personable to our entire table. The best waiter I’ve ever had! The food was also excellent. We got the Ricotta Gnocci, Mussels, and Wild Mushroom Soup, all of which I would strongly recommend. I ordered the Pork Chop entree and loved it! The dishes oozed quality and class, and aesthetically they did not disappoint either. The cocktails were awesome - I ordered the Strangers Forever and Method Acting. Both were visually stunning and really delicious (and sweet)! The manager, Mike, was so kind and really made the effort to make us feel like family! I can’t say enough positive things about this place. The whole experience felt truly surreal. I’ll definitely be back for as long as I’m in the area!
  13. K

    Katydid

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was outstanding, food delicious: filet was perfect as my husband requested and my salmon was nicely grilled. Fries were super hot right out of the kitchen! Will return soon!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks to the server Josh he made the whole night. Great conversation as he made his rounds and always checking on the table. The food was amazing definitely will be back.
  15. D

    Dominic

    New York Area

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! We like going places where the menu is creative and not something we can prepare easily at home. If this fits your bill you will not be discount. The best fish I ever had and the waiter was attentive and personable.
  16. PT

    PamelaT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fantastic, especially the Wild Mushroom Soup, Vegetable Napoleon, and Chocolate Cremoso, that was well worth the calories! Coffee was excellent and plentiful. Our server Josh made menu suggestions, and was attentive and professional. His service made the evening even more enjoyable. We had a wonderful time and will definitely go back.
  17. MD

    MaryD

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Prince was our waiter and he was terrific, as was the Walleye.
  18. TM

    TonyM

    Savannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best bolognese!! Roasted chicken was perfect! We loved the drinks, and the service was perfect. Right there when we needed them, and not hovering. This entire team knows what they're doing!
  19. L

    Lynn

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our food and our server Timothy was awesome. It was delicious and so glad we went there to celebrate our anniversary.
  20. DR

    DougR

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were there to celebrate our anniversary. The accommodations were very comfortable and intimate. The service from Josh was the perfect mix of attention and privacy. The food was excellent. Josh even provided some welcome recommendations based on some questions that we had about the menu. All-in-all it was a highly enjoyable experience.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh and Jody were my servers for a dinner date with girlfriend and they were just absolutely incredible. Constantly making sure we were doing good with the food, finished plates, and drinks. Definitely the best experience I’ve had with Cafe Navarre.
  22. LM

    LauraM

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    The server was great , I just was disappointed with my salmon entree ( and I love salmon). My husband liked his entree ( pork chop)
  23. BD

    BinaD

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had nice table that allowed easy conversation, though service started late, Manager did come over and apologized for the delay. Overall good experience with good food. Will be a regular here.
  24. SF

    StephenF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was busy, positive environment, attentive servers, overall very nice experience.
  25. RA

    RAVin

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We visited for dinner during restaurant week. I ordered the Italian sauvignon blanc from the restaurant week menu and it was wonderful. We both ordered the Navarre salad without cheese (we're both vegan), and the summer vegetables entree. We loved every bite! It was a beautiful night to sit outside and the service was fabulous.
  26. C

    Cheryl

    Grand Rapids

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server John recommended the bolognese which was fabulous. Service was great. Food just lovely. Great way to celebrate a birthday.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    John was a great server and made the dinner very nice. Food was great as always
  28. CD

    CDDining

    Charleston

    191 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    191 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Restaurant week at Cafe is always a great deal, this was no exception. Dishes were excellent, served hot and seasoned perfectly. Service was very attentive and courteous. Only downside was we were seated in a small room upstairs which was basically a walkthrough for servers and patrons going to the restroom, not very good, but everything else more than offset this situation. Highly recommend at any time, but restaurant week is great.
  29. P

    Posi

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came during Restaurant Week and loved our three course meal. The salmon was perfectly cooked- the famous Mushroom soup was excellent and we had the creme brûlée which was delicious. Our waiter was so attentive and recommended the blueberry ginger beer drink that was so refreshing- we had a delightful evening. We will be back!
  30. R

    Renee

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It was restaurant week so they had a special menu. We had salmon, steak frites and the pork chop. Also the gnocchi and arncini and crème brûlée for dessert. Everything was wonderful except the steak frites, the steak was a little subpar and the frites were stale. Would love to try it again with the normal menu.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Waiter had a “tad”’of an attitude. First time ever we’ve not had excellent service.
  32. RI

    RICHARDB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always this place is amazing , Our server went above and beyond!! Not one single complaint!
  33. JR

    JoleneR

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Food is great and service is impeccable!!
  34. AG

    AndreaG

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I enjoyed my server AJ but the food wasn’t the absolute best.
  35. BZ

    BrettZ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Drink was ok, food was good, service was great. Our server Josh did an incredible job with both recommendations and overall attentiveness. Definitely took an already nice dining experience and made it into a really enjoyable evening
  36. D

    Davida

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Outside seating was a little noisy other wise.
  37. ML

    MarkL

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I went to Cafe Navarre for restaurant week in South Bend. Service was very good. This was my first time there and was pleased with the ambience. Noise level wasn't bad or noticeable. French onion soup was great. My girlfriend had salmon and I had roasted chicken. A very nice meal.
  38. MS

    MaSExperiences

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lexi, our server, was wonderful! Great food and a great time :)
  39. T

    Teresa

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Navarre was great as usual. For my last meal I would request their mushroom soup..yummy! They are the only ones to not raise their price for restaurant week. Not sure how they did it but thank you. We will return often.
  40. RC

    RickC

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome meal. Awesome service. Went back the next night for dinner, as the first night was so good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Cafe Navarre using the Order Online button. Cafe Navarre also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Cafe Navarre also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (574) 968-8101.

Cafe Navarre is rated 4.8 stars by 2199 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Navarre does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 32 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Google Map for Cafe Navarre

101 N. Michigan St, South Bend, IN 46601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Washington

  • Neighborhood

    South Bend

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–9:30 pm Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Seafood, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    There are several parking spaces along the corner of Michigan, Washington, as well as a parking garage along the corner of Colfax and Main Street.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Chris Janowsky

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (574) 968-8101

  • Private party facilities

    Cafe Navarre has 3 private dining rooms available with seating capacity from 14 to 24 in each room.

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