Cafe Navarre

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1681 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Cafe Navarre, located in downtown South Bend, is the newest hot spot as a restaurant and bar. As a locally owned establishment, Cafe Navarre strives for excellence in producing, and serving, the finest in cuisine. Established in the former American Trust bank building, Cafe Navarre is an architectural masterpiece, incorporating both vintage charm and modern styles. Our cuisine is varied with an emphasis on Mediterranean with an American twist.

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Marylou
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far, the best restaurant in South Bend! This was our 3rd visit to Cafe Navarre, and it was again outstanding. Will eat there every time we are in South Bend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinner, service and ambience. Thoroughly enjoyed the evening!

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Greenwood
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a treat. Service was stellar. Wish they would change their menu more often but always find something good.

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ebd4662
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was tremendous. They aren’t re-inventing the wheel here menu wise but everything was cooked to perfection, incredibly tasty and well balanced. The decor is tasteful and the tables spaced accordingly for the COVID era. Also have some outdoor tables which were reserved already. Highly suggest the crab cake if it’s offered and the filet mignon cooked to medium rare perfection. The mushroom soup is also tremendous. There was small hiccup during the service but management was extremely professional and handled it well. Above and beyond. I will definitely be back when I return to SB and recommend going to everyone. Oh and the Bartender made an excellent Manhattan as well....always a plus!!!

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ElaineC
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Would have appreciated the option to sit outdoors when making reservation but the Food and service were great

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Epicurious
Berlin
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

El restaurante tiene un ambiente muy agradable. El ambiente es un poco más elegante q muchos de la zona. El menú es variado y muy bueno. La comida deliciosa y el servicio fantástico.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cesar did a great job. Food was delicious

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JulieC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The staff was helpful and attentive. Portions were perfect.

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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and they have a great selection of wine and cocktails

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GretchenC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite place in South Bend for fresh ingredients and exquisite combination of flavors.

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Jacvirgo
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our food. Everything was delicious. The stAff was super friendly and accommodating. Very clean and the ambiance was perfect. We will definitely be back every time we come to visit my son at school.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner for our anniversary.

We had a great time, enjoyed some amazing food- the scallops were AMAZING, and left very satisfied!

The staff also all signed a card and we received a free dessert and champagne to make it even more special!

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MarkW
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary here and had a great time.

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vipfoodfanbb
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Navarre offers a great high-end experience in downtown South Bend. While we miss the beautiful indoor ambience, the well-spaced outdoor tables create a safe and elegant environment. Our server John offered great suggestions, for both food and drinks, and he was fun and attentive without being obtrusive. I enjoyed the Fjord Trout and my wife loved the Sea Bass entree. For you fans of key lime pie, be sure to save room for dessert. We love Cafe Navarre!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you for your continued patronage! We are glad that you have enjoyed dining al fresco with us recently. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers!

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JulieG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

A lovely, hospitable atmosphere, fun waiter, and good food made for a terrific anniversary dinner.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on July 27, 2020

We are so glad that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner with us! Thank you for choosing us to help celebrate your special day! Cheers!

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Acorn
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was beyond exceptional. Service awesome without being intrusive.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you so much! We are so happy that you enjoyed your meal with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Anniversary Dinner! Happy to have outdoor seating. Always a good meal and service.

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MariaH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always Excellent. Food was wonderful. Fresh, full of flavor, interesting menu options. Server attentive without being overbearing, offered good suggestions.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you for your review, Maria! We look forward to your next visit!

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WilliamN
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Really appreciated outdoor seating on a warm summer evening, particularly during the coronavirus.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on July 27, 2020

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening on the patio with us! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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KevinC
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service in a safe, socially distant environment.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you, Kevin! We are glad to hear that you felt safe in our restaurant. We hope to see you again soon!

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MarkK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You get what you pay for! Pricey, but well worth it.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you, Mark! Hope to see you soon!

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DebraJ
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing, upscale, & enjoyable atmosphere. Fabulous food. Had trout and risotto, cooked perfectly. Service was outstanding, took Caesar up on his recommendations which were spot on. Traveling through Indiana, plan to visit again.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you for your review, Debra! We are so happy that you chose to dine with us. We look forward to your next visit! Happy travels!

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PatrickP
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellently prepared and presented. Very interesting and creative dishes. Excellent service. We dined alfresco and the wait staff were great.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for your review! We love dining on the patio, too. We are happy to hear that your enjoyed Chef Chris's menu. We are very excited about his preparations and we are glad you appreciated his creativity! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zach our waiter was the best!!!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us! We will pass your compliments on to Zach. Cheers!

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Karenm
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server and quiet!! Great salmon dish as well.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our service and your meal. We look forward to your next visit!

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CherylT
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our wedding anniversary here. When we were escorted to our table, there was an anniversary card on the table waiting for us. The menu was printed with Happy Anniversary, and we were also given complementary glasses of champagne. Our waiter was excellent - very friendly and very attentive. Our meals and dessert plates were delicious and beautifully plated. We would definitely come here again!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on July 27, 2020

Thank you for celebrating such a special day with us! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your anniversary dinner! We look forward to your next visit. Happy Anniversary!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience2

There was next to nobody in the dining room making it a very unusual experience. Waiter was terrific, food was above average with a down sized menus. Wine list needs a major overhaul.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

We are sorry to hear that you had an unusual experience with us. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal! Unfortunately, we are only able to fill the restaurant to 75% capacity due to current state guidelines. We agree that a restaurant filled to capacity has a different feel! Thank you for your suggestions.

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JackB
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went outside the box and tried the barbecue quail. All the food had a fantastic flavor.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

We're so glad to hear that you tried and enjoyed the quail! Chef Chris's preparation is delicious. We hope to see you again soon!

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AmandaB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I had such an amazing anniversary dinner! The food was fantastic, the service was excellent, and the little extras to make our night special were awesome! I will most definitely be dining at Cafe Navarre again in the future. I would probably make a special trip there just to have a slice of the lavender cheesecake... It was that good!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for sharing your special evening with us! We are so happy to hear that you and your girlfriend enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to your next visit! We have a slice of lavender cheesecake with your name on it!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. We will be back!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit!

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MarilynG
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They gave my husband a birthday card and dessert! Very nice staff.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Happy birthday to your husband! We hope to see you both again soon! Cheers!

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AmberS
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still stays on my list as my favorite place to eat out in South Bend. Food was extra fantastic this time too.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you, Amber! We appreciate your patronage. We look forward to your next visit! Cheers!

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MaureenC
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Navarre never disappoints - the selections were great and the food prepared perfectly - great service as well!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you, Maureen! We hope to see you again soon!

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vipTCDining
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our go to place in Indiana..They have great food, servers and chefs.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you! We look forward to your next visit!

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GlendaL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Nice martinis, a staff recommended wine that was perfect, beautiful salmon and amazing roasted chicken. Attentive and friendly staff.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you, Glenda! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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DonN
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to be out.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you, Don! We were glad to have you!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the best restaurant meal we have had.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Wow! Thank you so much! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a great dinner and were happy to be eating “out” again. The food, service, and atmosphere was great and very enjoyable. The staff went above and beyond to make you feel comfortable dining out in their establishment. Thank you!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us. We are glad you felt comfortable in our restaurant. Stay safe and be well!

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vipMarilynG
Indiana
12 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place! Service was great and the food was to die for! A really beautiful place, will definitely go back!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you, Marilyn! We look forward to your next visit!

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JeffE
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and ambiance. Service was outstanding!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on June 24, 2020

Thank you for your review, Jeff! Cheers!

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Cafe Navarre does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Cafe Navarre is rated 4.6 stars by 1681 OpenTable diners.

Cafe Navarre does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://navarre.securetree.com/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.