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Cafe Navarre, South Bend, IN

Cafe Navarre

4.9
4.9
2272 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

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

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Other options

  • Order online

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 2,272 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Special Occasion

  • 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

    Notable Wine List

  • South Bend

    Romantic

  • South Bend

    Special Occasion

  • South Bend

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • South Bend

    Most Booked

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  1. T

    Tony

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the best place to celebrate a special occasion, Cafe Navarre never disappoints. Great food, great service!!!!!
  2. D

    Dgbhagat

    Chicago

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience @ CN! The food was excellent, the service too. The cocktails were perfect.
  3. JM

    JoanMC

    Naples

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Hostess was pleasant but obviously didn’t read the reservation I made on Open Table. I requested a table, she asked if we wanted a regular table or high table. We told her our guests were running late and when they arrived she had no idea where to seat them because she couldn’t find my name on any reservations. My salmon was excellent (guests had the same dish), my husband’s pasta bolognese was greasy, his soup was overly salty and to round it out, his dessert was overly sweet. When his dishes were taken from the table and left half full, nobody commented on it. We have dined here before but was surprised with what we encountered.
  4. DC

    DominicC

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    A solid, reliable dining experience that I would recommend to others.
  5. NY

    NotaYelper

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every time we visit Cafe Navarre we have a fantastic experience. Our server Sue was very knowledgeable and seamlessly guided us through the menu. The cocktails and wine list are impeccable and the food was on the same exact level. Looking forward to our next visit!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at Cafe Navarre and we will definitely be back. Everything was perfect from our server to the food to the ambiance.
  7. D

    Drrose

    Indiana

    275 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    275 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thank you for a lovely dinner and outstanding service. We were in town for an event and booked a table for dinner— we enjoyed everything immensely.
  8. JS

    JanellS

    Northern MI

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Navarre never disappoints. From cocktails to dessert, everything was delicious. The arancini with garlic aioli appetizer was divine!
  9. C

    Corey

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance and service. The staff provided a personable experience from the moment we walked in the door.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit and it was an excellent evening. One of the best restaurant experiences we have had in quite a while. Service was outstanding , as were cocktails and meals . The short rib and sides that came with it were perfectly cooked. The striped bass was also a winner. Zero complaints. We will be back!
  11. d

    dwsbn

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    outstanding overall experience. menu choices, service, cocktails and dessert.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing! Our server, Prince, was amazing! He made the experience enjoyable.
  13. JR

    JenniferR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our 10th Anniversary here. Service was amazing and so was the food!
  14. j

    jimin

    San Diego

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Cafe Navarre is one of my favorite restaurants anywhere. The food and service are wonderful and the physical space in that beautiful former bank building with marvelous lighting and art is beautiful!
  15. DM

    DawnM

    Atlantic City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great meal and good service. Really enjoyed our evening.
  16. ES

    ErinS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Was a fantastic place for a great meal prior to a show at the Morris Center. Staff were aware we were in a time crunch and they were happy to oblige our needs.
  17. AF

    AlabamaFoodandWine

    Mobile

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I go to 1 Notre Dame game a year and decided to try Cafe Navarre with my adult son. The wine list was more than adequate and the entree selection was varied. Our 1 1/2 hour dinner wasn't rushed and our waiter (A.J.) was very good and communicative. We had an appetizer, salad and a steak entree and all was good. Also the property with 2 levels was really neat. It was even more special because Notre Dame beat Clemson the night before. Finally, it is one of the best fine dining venues in the South bend area.
  18. P

    Peyton

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, and great service, and we got free champagne for our anniversary.
  19. F

    Familydiner

    Indiana

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent As always! Thank you
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding dinner and impeccable service from our waiter John.
  21. SN

    ScotinNJ

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    This is a trendy restaurant and a good find in South Bend. Although only one veggie entree on menu it was very tasty. I’d recommend requesting to be seated downstairs where there’s much more atmosphere than on the quiet balcony. Been here twice and both times was seated upstairs.
  22. SF

    ShannonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service and cocktails! Jodie was our server and she was wonderful.
  23. DF

    DonF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ambiance and Food quite good! Their service was complete....attentative but not intrusive.
  24. B

    Brad

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were treated as royalty, and the wine list was special. The only dish not up to snuff was the calamari. Otherwise, and complete success.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent!
  26. DP

    DPearl

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best food that I have tried in Indiana. The food was tasty. The location was very lovely, with a great dinner environment.
  27. SM

    SuzanneM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best risotto I have ever had! Service was excellent too.
  28. PS

    PhilipS

    Columbus

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This experience was exemplary in every aspect.
  29. DJ

    DougJ

    Chicago

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Wonderful service! Wonderful restaurant!
  30. RJ

    RandyJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was super personable and really added to our enjoyment of the fine dining experience.
  31. AS

    AngieS

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every now and then you have one of those dining experiences you’ll never forget! Our anniversary dinner at Cafe Navarre this weekend will be one of our favorites! Get the pork chop! It was by far the most tender, moist and delicious pork chop we’ve ever had! The cocktails, warm herb bread, mushroom soup, entrees, dessert…perfect!
  32. j

    jmpm

    Des Moines

    66 reviews

    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We have eaten at Cafe Navarre a number of times after ND football games. We love the food and the atmosphere. Service is also very good. Our food was all delicious, again, and we will return for another meal in the future.
  33. KK

    KathyK

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress, Abigail, was phenomenal. She helped me choose an entree and was extremely attentive. My husband and I have not been able to go out, due to my health, for a long time - it was a great evening! I even got to see one of my former students, Matthew. A great night for us!
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lois was the best!! She answered all our questions about the menu and her suggestions were excellent!! So attentive and great service.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A gem in downtown South Bend. Great family dinner! Cocktails on point, food outstanding. Pork chop and gnocchi were really well done! Everyone enjoyed their meals and the environment was lively and fun. Very good service from Prince rounded things out. Overall, a great experience and a must visit in South Bend!
  36. JH

    JoeH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The mushroom soup and ribeye steak were fantastic! the wine was excellent yet reasonably priced. I would highly recommend this restaurant for a fine meal!!
  37. AP

    AlexanderP

    Raleigh

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Josh was a great server. We had a fantastic meal taking my in laws out in south bend for the first time!
  38. TI

    TIMOTHYJ

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ask for Cesar as your server. The man is old school excellent!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great as usual
  40. AM

    AnnM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We have been here several times. I don't think the food is as good. The calamari was a disappointment especially: covered in hot pepper is not something I want when I have this delicacy. The salmon and barimundi was ok, nothing special. Overcooked, mushy lentils under the salmon was uninspiring. Old fashioned cocktails were good. I will give the restaurant another try but as I said, not as good as before. 3.5 out of 5.

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 takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (574) 968-8101.

Cafe Navarre is rated 4.9 stars by 2272 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

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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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