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Cafe Navarre, South Bend, IN

Cafe Navarre

4.8
4.8
2227 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

8:00 PM


Booked 27 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 2,227 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • 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

    Great for Lunch

  • South Bend

    Neighborhood Gem

  • South Bend

    Romantic

  • South Bend

    Special Occasion

  • South Bend

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Bend

    Most Booked

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  1. M

    Magicmojo

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to Café Navarre several times and have always really enjoyed the food and the ambience. This visit our server Mina was a real standout. She checked on us just at the right times - not too much as sometime happens. She was very knowledgeable about everything - the beer, the wine and the food. And she was quite charming as well. So our experience at Café Navarre was excellent in every way. We'll be back!
  2. HF

    HeatherF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great cocktails. Good wine selection.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great atmosphere, staff were very attentive and helpful, didn’t have to wait long for food, and the food and drink were better than anything else you could find in South Bend. I would recommend for anyone looking for a place to take a special someone.
  4. N

    Neuroticmahina

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A real treat! Took a friend for her birthday and it was a lovely experience. Great food and the waitress checked on us just enough. Dining in the booths was very nice for conversation. Thank you!
  5. MG

    MatinaG

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 6 enjoyed our first dinner here & we will be back. The service was perfection- courses were spread out over appropriate time…we were not hurried and it didn’t drag on either. The tuna and calamari appetizers did not disappoint. The table favorites for main course were the filet and pork chops- but all dishes were prepared as ordered and delicious.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding experience overall. Our server, Josh, was incredible. His suggestions were spot on! We took his suggestions for small plates, wine, and main dishes. We will be back. Ask for Josh!
  7. AF

    AndiF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Cafe Navarre! You will always have an excellent meal with multiple wonderful options to choose from. The staff are all very attentive and focused on making your dining experience the best it can be.
  8. SS

    SuburbanSublime

    Philadelphia

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner at Cafe Navarre is always wonderful. Tonight we were greeted warmly at the door and promptly seated upstairs. Our server Josh was attentive and helpful, and we appreciated his personal recommendations - just flawless service. As always, the food was fantastic - highlights were the wild mushroom soup and the apple cheesecake ( but don’t sleep on the amazing creative cocktails and mocktails). I doubt we will ever visit South Bend without making a visit to Cafe Navarre.
  9. BG

    BeachtimeGeoEV

    Miami

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If your looking for an enjoyable evening at a fine dining white table cloth restaurant, for South Bend this is it .
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great spot. Beautiful old bank setting with elegant decor. The food is top notch with a great diverse menu. Lots of gluten free options which are great for my wife who has Celiac. The drinks were on point and will priced. Excellent value. Our server Josh was professional, informative and very attentive. He was a pleasure.
  11. EB

    ErinB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Notre Dame game was playing and it seemed to be more of a sports bar than upper class dining. Didn’t appreciate all the loud noise and cheers around us from a small group sitting at the bar.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh waited on us this evening and was awesome! He was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list, answered all of our food questions, listened to our needs(diet) and made sure we had everything at all times! He was a pleasure to work with and was very attentive…thank you for the great service at one of our favorite date night restaurants!! We will be back
  13. JH

    JenniferH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Everything was perfect except for the table next to us was very loud.
  14. PR

    PamR

    Richmond

    285 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    285 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second night in a row at this fabulous restaurant. The salmon was delicious as was our shared wedge salad. The mussells they had were not up to their standard so they were very gracious and made it up to us. That is a sign of a great restaurant! We very much enjoyed the lemon cake and affogato (2 large scoops of vanilla ice cream with espresso to pur over and some Baileys to top it off along side a chocolate biscotti). The affogato will be my favorite dessert ever! Thanks to our great server John R - fantastic!
  15. LM

    LouisM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had six people for a birthday dinner at Cafe Navarre. A nice touch, there was a signed birthday card on the table and a free dessert for the birthday celebrant. Our waitress was attentive and efficient. All the food came out hot, and everyone commented how good their dish was. The wine list was expansive but on the pricier side. But it was a special treat, so we enjoyed it.
  16. AW

    AmyW

    West Virginia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meals, barramundi and spicy seafood pasta, that began with a lovely tuna appetizer. Caesar provided excellent service and the manager stopped by to make sure we were having a good experience. Dessert that I selected was a house made cinnamon ice cream and biscotti….I highly recommend. The setting is in a historic bank building the soaring arched windows and amazing architecture.
  17. LM

    LindaM

    Detroit

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the italian steak tartare and the baramundi. It was so good as always. My husband had the steak frites, they were a little over what he wanted (medium rare, they were more like medium). He said the flavor was really good, the truffle fries were amazing. He had the flourless chocolate cake and I had the creme broulet. Needless to say we walked away very happy with our meal. Highly recommend!
  18. PH

    PaulH

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue, service and food! Cocktails were top notch especially the espresso martini. Would definitely come back if in the area.
  19. MM

    MattM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    1st time to visit. Excellent food and waiter. Perfect combination for my wife’s birthday. Highly recommend this restaurant.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is my favorite restaurant in South Bend.
  21. TM

    ToddM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh provided excellent service. Unique restaurant.
  22. AP

    AmyP

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and we enjoyed the service and conversation with our server, Josh. Always a great stop in South Bend!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic experience. Josh was our waiter, he did an amazing job. He was very knowledgeable about the menu, and answered all our questions well.
  24. SM

    SusanM

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous server made all the difference
  25. MC

    MikeC

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is always great, but it's just overpriced.
  26. MS

    MaSExperiences

    Richmond

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server Jodie was great! Got the pork chop and barramundi and they were A+.
  27. H

    Henrique

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, the dishes were both delicious and stunning and the service was impeccable!
  28. JF

    JeremyF

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time as usual. It took a little while to get a server, but they went above and beyond to make things right. The Manager even gave us his business card and appologized a couple times and told us to contact him if we ever need anything.
  29. LC

    LeticiaC

    Philadelphia

    47 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Overall the experience was okay. I ordered the gnocchi and zucchini as an appetizer and the wild caught salmon as dinner. The salmon was a little dry. The accompanying sides made up for it. The bread was also a winner. Not many dessert options.
  30. MR

    MissRoxy

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came here in 2019 and wish we had returned sooner ! Beautiful space, great professional wait staff and management. Food is sophisticated, beautifully presented and delicious ! Many GF options for those who are wheat sensitive. This is a real gem in the Northwest Indiana area. A must if you are visiting Notre Dame for any reason.
  31. LA

    LAWRENCEH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great dining experience. We will be back. Food and service excellent.
  32. JW

    JulieW

    SW Indiana

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful server Cesar and food ambiance and service were great
  33. A

    Anne

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is outstanding! A lovely fine dining experience.
  34. JK

    JosephK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh and the team took care of us. He knows the menu week and has great recommendations. I like that I see the same staff there over time, which tells me they are treated well. We’ll be back soon.
  35. RH

    RobH

    Portland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in South Bend. Food is always incredible, ambiance is great and service outstanding. Ask for Josh W to be your server and you won’t be disappointed. He’s great!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our meal at Cafe Navarre was one of the best I’ve had anywhere -Chicago, New York, Miami - in a very long time. From my fantastic cocktail to fabulous mushroom soup and salad to a delicious fish entreee…all beyond perfect.
  37. M

    Micah

    Austin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here for our anniversary. Food was unbelievably good, easily the best I’ve had in South Bend. We followed our server’s (Josh W.) suggestions for everything. Mushroom soup, tomato salad, gnocchi, truffle fries, tartare, and cheesecake. Josh was super kind and personable to us. I swear he was a mind reader because whenever we needed him he would somehow know and immediately appear. Perfect mix of giving us space to talk/enjoy our anniversary but also being totally available. He split up our salads, soups, and cocktails so that we didn’t have to fight over one plate. So kind!! We ended up hitting it off and talking about surfing & my partner’s home country. I’m only going to be in South Bend for 4 more months, but I would come back here for the service alone. Definitely get the mushroom soup. Alinea level yummy.
  38. J

    Jose

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    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
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

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

    46544Foodie

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    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.

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 2227 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

8:00 PM


Booked 27 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for ChowNow
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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