Cafe Navarre

4.7
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1711 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 1711 people are saying
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4.7
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4.6
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Karenm
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 9 hours ago
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 2 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
58 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
4 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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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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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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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

We are glad you enjoyed your evening with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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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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SueM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 49th anniversary enjoying a delicious meal eating outside with amazing attention to every detail. We had their signature mushroom soup, trout, and key lime pie. Each dish was perfectly prepared. Our waiter helped guide our choices of wine and food! Thank you Cafe Navarre for a perfect anniversary meal! Looking forward to our next visit!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

We are so happy to hear that you had a delicious anniversary meal with us! Thank you for celebrating with us. We look forward to your next visit!

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Greenwood
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again soon!

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LisaG
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for an elegant meal. Casual but upscale dining.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you! We hope to see you again soon!

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ebd4662
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
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!!!

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for your kind review! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your evening with us. We love our mushroom soup, too! We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town!

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ElaineC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are happy that you enjoyed your meal with us!

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Epicurious
Berlin
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2020
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.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Muchas gracias!

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cesar did a great job. Food was delicious

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for your review! We will pass your compliments on to Cesar and Chef Chris. Cheers!

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JulieC
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you, Julie! We are so glad you enjoyed yourself. We hope to see you soon!

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1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

We are so happy that you enjoyed your evening with us! We hope to see you again soon!

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GretchenC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you! We are so happy you have enjoyed your meals with us. We look forward to your next visit!

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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.

Cafe Navarre
Responded on September 2, 2020

Thank you for you review! We are glad you had a delicious meal with us. We look forward to your next visit!

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FAQs

Cafe Navarre does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now.

Cafe Navarre is rated 4.7 stars by 1711 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.