Cafe Navarre

4.7
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1723 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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What 1723 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JosephP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chef is very knowledgeable great flavors, wait staff was great. Service was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service and beautiful setting for a dinner.

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vipcharlesO
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

God experience at Cafe Navarre for our 25th anniversary dinner. We plan to return again this winter and look forward to patio dining net summer.

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Halb
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an incredible experience at Cafe Navarre. Everything from the drinks to dessert was fantastic. Highly recommend.

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vipJPM923
Tahoe
6 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service. Nice ambiance.

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JohnM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The highlight of the meal was our server, Jenny, she was wonderful. Attentive but not too attentive. We got seated right away in a booth which was nice given the whole Covid thing. Drinks were solid, caesar salad was excellent. I got the sirloin with chimmichuri sauce which was very good, perfectly done medium rare. I was waffling between that and the salmon, will get the salmon next time. My wife just got the caesar and french onion soup which she really enjoyed. The bread was very good as well. Overall, it was a very good dinner and within walking distance of our wonderful B&B The Oliver Inn. If you ever get a chance to go there, go. Very cool old house/mansion and Alice's breakfasts are the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Three adults and three beautifully behaved dogs. Our outdoor seating was perfect.(Perfect weather) Nicely spaced from others. Feel bad I can't remember our waitress' name. She was flawless. Attentive, but not too much. Thoughtful, helpful. A tall young woman with dark hair and a cute pink mask. We ordered all of the small plates to share except the risotto and hummus. All flavored and cooked beautifully. Nice bottle of Pinot Grigio. Thank you for making our first in restaurant experience since March a lovely one.

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vipWino
Grand Rapids
80 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food and wine

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and prep and presentation. Waitress was outstanding and very personable and attentive.

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LisaG
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food. Relaxing atmosphere. Fining dining at its best.

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MarciaM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Disappointed the menu was different from on line menu & wine pour was very small. Service was slow but food was good.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 29, 2020

We apologize for the discrepancies between the online menu and the menu at our restaurant. We try our best to keep our online menu current and up to date. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon.

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CallyC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down- one of the classist places to dine in South Bend. Wonderful foods, delightful atmosphere, and incredible views in the antique building. We will be back!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 29, 2020

Thank you for much for your review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your date night with us. We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Karenm
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice and comfortable atmosphere. Very friendly staff. Birthday dinner and had wonderful seafood meals. Drinks/cocktails were very good as well. Complimentary dessert was a nice surprise. Thanks and we will be back soon!

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TXCouple
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Bar Service and recommendations. Dinner service was good not great. Food was excellent. Recommend the Octopus appetizer.

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vipDebbieL
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a find! We wanted a nice meal the evening before a Notre Dame football game and Cafe Navarre was amazing. It's a "casual elegant" atmosphere and the food was impressive. I'd come back for the risotto alone!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Service was exceptional

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HowardB
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cesar was a fantastic server! He was so personable and made excellent recommendations! The food was absolutely incredible! Great ambiance -- perfect way to start a quick getaway from all the craziness! We will definitely be back!!!

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hareshp
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food all around

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you soon!

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ScottK
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We made an online reservation.. we were seated right away.. the server was excellent and very knowledgeable when asking about wine and the menu.. she showed up always at the right moment... food was excellent... prepared to our taste... never felt rushed... One of our best experiences eating out since Covid started ..

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are happy to hear you had a great dining experience with us. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipGailT
St. Louis
60 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

A bit disappointed that the server served us coconut ice cream for dessert that had clearly been sitting somewhere warm for quite some time. Wont be ordering that again.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 17, 2020

We are sorry that your dessert was melted when it arrived at the table. This is not up to our standards and we apologize for missing this on your visit. Our sincerest apologies.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great experience!! Every dish was outstanding! Highly recommend.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Cheers!

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RobinG
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated upstairs, which was fine but for others it may not be. We were early so it was nice and quiet. Service was great and food was wonderful! Striped bass had a nice crusty top. I had the wedge salad which wasn’t really a wedge but it was tasty without the blue cheese.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 17, 2020

We are so glad that you enjoyed your evening with us! The striped bass is one of our favorites. We hope to see you again soon!

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vipVirginiaC
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful venue. Fabulous service (Zach is a great waiter!). Great food (amazing mushroom soup). We were given free glasses of champagne and a free desert in recognition of our anniversary. Highly recommend Cafe Navarre

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 17, 2020

Thank you for celebrating such a special evening with us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon. Happy Anniversary!

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Mick
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Food was burnt. Waiter was fairly rude. Prices were not great either

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 9, 2020

We are so sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience with us. We strive to give our guests exceptional food and service. We clearly missed the mark during your visit. Our sincerest apologies.

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BlakeS
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent waitress. Attentive, observational, honest and genuine with recommendations.

Food was phenomenal: the chimichurri appetizer was amazing!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 9, 2020

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us! We love the chimichurri appetizer, too!

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RonaldM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my 65th birthday.
Outstanding !
Great service, delicious meal, and a beautiful restaurant

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 9, 2020

Happy Birthday! Thank you for letting us be a part of your celebration. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!

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RobertW
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! My “GO TO” Establishment In All Of Michiana!! Thank You!!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 9, 2020

Wow! Thank you for the kind accolades. We look forward to your next visit!

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vipACT1
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food and wine list were very good. Would highly recommend the restaurant

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to your next visit!

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LouisR
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Amazing French Onion soup and a delicious, well-cooked Filet.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for your review! Our French Onion soup is one of our favorites, too. We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 9, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant!!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 17, 2020

Sounds like we have a new regular! We are so happy you enjoyed your meal with us. We look forward to your next visit!

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viprestaurantagogo
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is outstanding and always fresh, innovative. Interior is wonderful ambiance adn the service is terrific.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

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

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TrishR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best dining experience that my husband and I have had to date. Phenomenal service, food and drink. Caesar was very attentive to all our needs and the ambiance was perfect. We will definitely be back to enjoy this venue again.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us! We look forward to your next visit!

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DeniseC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience4

This meal was not the typical quality meal that we have experienced in the past at Cafe Navarre. My steak was cold and relatively flavorless except for the hot sauce decorating the plate. The lettuce in the salad had few greens and mostly the heart of the head. Service was excellent but overall very disappointed in the meal.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

We are so sorry to hear about your latest experience with us. We strive to serve excellent food and we clearly missed the mark during your visit. Our management team is addressing the issues you have brought up. Our sincerest apologies.

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DonV
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The wedge salad, mushroom soup and crab cake were outstanding. My husband thought the pork chop a little chewy, but tasty.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you and your husband enjoyed your meal with us! Cheers!

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JuliaD
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nobody in the area can cook like Chris at Cafe navarre! We devoured the BOLOGNESE and Uni butter crispy skin seafood. And that Navarre salad is dynamite. I also just think the servers are on it in such a low key way. I love this place.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you, Julia! We will pass your compliments on to Chef Chris! We look forward to your next visit!

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AmandaB
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent food. Everything is always perfect! Love this place!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

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

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vipbigbluecat
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and cocktails at Cafe Navarre never disappoint. I loved the Care Navarre salad and mushroom soup. The tequila mockingbird cocktail was delicious as well.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

We love the Tequila Mockingbird, too! Thank you for your review. We look forward to your next visit!

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ChristinaM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience. The food was amazing. The staff was very attentive and excelled! We are definitely going to go back again.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you, Christina! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us! We look forward to your next visit!

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Marylou
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
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!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you! We are so happy to hear this. We look forward to your next visit!

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You can order delivery directly from Cafe Navarre using the Order Online button.

Cafe Navarre is rated 4.7 stars by 1723 OpenTable diners.

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

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.