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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
sherry, hazelnut, snipped chive
Faroe Island Salmon
black rice, sugar snap peas, miso ginger sauce
seared mushroom puree, corn sauce, sautéed spinach
Good meal. Great Service. Love the atmosphere of the old bank building.
The service was slow, which was surprising for a Tuesday @ 7 PM and the restaurant not being full; the Mai Tai I ordered took 15 minutes. Ordering appetizers didn't occur until at least 30 minutes after we'd been seated; the server just was not around. The octopus appetizer was too small, even by small-plate standard; I'd guess it was 2 oz or less, a very small arm. The server's assistant, though, was quite pleasant and brought us more bread right when we asked. There were no specials, which seemed unusual. The salmon was dry, and the waiter knew it without my telling him because he offered to bring more sauce without my asking about it. Even my dad was not impressed with the food, and he almost never complains about such issues. Maybe it was an off night for them?
Outstanding! Great service, food and drinks! We celebrated our wedding anniversary!
Out server John was so much fun and so good and the manager Matt was so nice and kept coming to check on us. The food was delicious and I’m really picky and I would give the restaurant outstanding review overall. Definitely try this restaurant when you’re in south bend. Very nice. Try to get John as your server. You won’t be disappointed with this wonderful restaurant
A bit pricey but excellent food, presentation, and service.
We had efficient, friendly service, with personal wishes for our anniversary!
Our dinner was superb. Cafe Navarre has always been a very special, first class dining experience for us!
Loved the atmosphere and service!! Food was very good.
Portions of appetizers were small and limited choice. Drinks are great. Definitely will go again!
Excellent experience, from the food to the ambiance. Friendly and knowledgeable waitstaff. Love it here.
Our waitress Kimmy was awesome. She had two section & worked so hard. Wonderful dinner.
We went to dinner at Cafe Navarre to celebrate our anniversary. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was delicious! It was a great evening.
Very nice waiter! Service wonderful, food great! Mixed cocktails were the best!
Food was great. Waitress had both inside and outside tables to care for. he did the best she could I under the circumstances.
The whole experience was wonderful. We enjoyed a nice variety of foods, service was fast & friendly and the ambiance was quiet & inviting.
Delicious food, nice wine list. Pork chop and scallops excellent, but a few side veggies would have been a nice complement.
We had a fabulous family dinner celebrating our daughter’s graduation. It was the perfect place to relax and dine. Everything was stellar from cocktails to dessert.
We chose to dine outside! Looking inside, it did look very nice!! The service and food was outstanding. One of the best filet's that I have ever eaten!!! My wife had fantastic scallops.
Enjoyed a celebratory dinner. Food is always fresh. Had the Pasta with Shrimp and Vodka sauce - delicious!! Make sure you order extra bread rolls for the sauce!!
Fabulous service, delicious food. A perfect place to celebrate a special occasion.
Cafe Navarre was the perfect place to celebrate a birthday. They made it special & recognized the occasion. Kim was an outstanding server. The food & drinks were delicious. I would definitely recommend Cafe Navarre to anyone looking for a great meal or celebrating an occasion!
It was very nice
Wonderful dinner after a long year of confinement at home!
We return to Cafe Navarre because of excellent food and consistent experience.
Best restaurant in South Bend. My only wish is that they change their menu more often. I like to try new things. Still excellent!
Service was a bit slow but understandable given the pandemic. Soup should have been hotter and crab cake were delicious but on the cooler side .
Staff is amazing and very friendly. But the food is overpriced for how it taste My 5 year old could cook better food no flavor at all
Seated promptly. Waiter was extremely friendly and checked on us frequently. I had one of the best steaks I ever had in my life. My father, mother, and wife were all impressed with their meals as well. This was a truly wonderful Mother's Day experience. Being from Chicago, I have experienced several great restaurants, and I would put Cafe Navarre in the ring w/ any of restaurants I've experienced in my hometown.
The food excellent , our server was brand new but did a excellent job . The high top table we sat at we were cramped in they are to close to walls in corner ones . Kills the total ambiance when 3 people feel cramped in a 4 top. Two very important parts oh the dining experience that are crucial the greeting which was good and the closing . Our server closed our meal perfectly and then as we passed the hosts and some employees at the front host stand as we were leaving at the hosts and employees were in a friendly conversations as they looked directly at us they kept talking away and didn’t even acknowledge our presence not one said good bye, thank you or we hope you visit us again , nothing we were definitely ignored and that’s a shame for the money spent to support this local business it ended in a rude experience for my family on Mother’s Day
We recently celebrated our son’s graduation and the staff here were amazing! They accommodated the addition of guests and handled everyone’s orders with ease. The food was delicious as well, would definitely return!
Great food, nice ambiance. Food a little high for what you get, but makes a nice splurge for a special event.
I truly enjoyed myself for my birthday, thank you to the amazing staff for going out their way to make my night spectacular ☺️
Cafe Navarre management was helping coordinate from a distance our daughter's 19th birthday with close friends. They were quick responsive and accomdating. They thoroughly enjoyed the experience and always super tasty food.
The service was excellent. We enjoyed all of our dishes
Amazing food although the service wasn’t very attentive.
Food not up to par. Lukewarm soup. More limited entree choices. Poorly cooked and prepared fish. Dry desert. Usually five stars. This night only three.
Terrible food prep. Our group ordered 4 prime steaks. The medium rare steak was literally raw and not even warm in the center. The 3 other steaks that were supposed to be “medium” were rare. The one fish order was also under cooked. Sent them back and when they were returned they were better but still undercooked. Service was uncomfortable. This meal was way overpriced for what was delivered. We had an underwhelming dinner here several years ago and thought we would try it again. Mistake.
Always good food and great service. Can’t go wrong @ cafe Navarro
My wife and I started our experience by having the waiter spill soup on our table, the seat of our booth and on my wife. He wiped the table but expected my wife to wipe the bench. No apology was offered. He then wiped the rim of the bowl and served the rest of the soup to my wife. He said, “if you want more soup let me know”. The food was exquisite and excellent. We enjoy Cafe Navarre as we have been many times. But the unexpected lack of normal service and start of our evening with the waiter led to a very poor dining experience.
Great service, great food. Enjoyable experience. Would definitely do again.
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 4.7 stars by 1890 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.