Very good overall. Service was exceptionally slow.
We are glad you had a good overall experience with us! We apologize for the slow service you received. Our management team is addressing this issue. We hope to see you again soon!
Always a solid performer with respect to food quality. On this night our server, Jen, was excellent and went out of her way to make our evening special. On this night the kitchen seemed to be unusually slow in the food delivery.
Service was fantastic, the ambience was impeccable. The majestic beauty of the old style architecture was wonderful.
Thank you for your kind words! We look forward to your next visit!
I nice dining option in South Bend. The restaurant is located in an old bank building and is beautiful inside. I've sat on both levels, but prefer the first floor for the best environment. The food was decilious and the service was attentive.
Thank you so much for the review! We are happy to hear that you've enjoyed your visits with us! Sound like you're a regular! Looking forward to seeing you soon! Cheers!
Waitress seemed rushed for what was initially a relatively slower time at the restaurant (6:00 on a Thursday). Like she wanted us to get out and turnover the table.
Never brought us bread she indicated was coming.....we were able to get it to go (with a gasp from the waitress at dinner's end when we requested).
Brought bottle of wine about 18 seconds after our dinner drinks....
I finally asked her to just slow down please - we could not eat that fast!
Just to make clear the food was excellent, and we would go back, but service was for some reason "RUSHED".
The prices are OK, but probably about 10% over what one might expect in travels for such a place. (South Bend is nice,, but still not New York, Tokyo, Seattle, London, etc.)
We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your meal with us! We are sorry our server was rushing you. We hope to see you again soon, but this time in a more relaxed manner. Cheers!
Excellent food and service. Impressed my out of town guests.
Thank you for choosing us! We are glad you and your guests enjoyed your visit! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
Dinner with grandchildren
Jake, thank you for choosing us for a special meal with your grandchildren! We hope to be the spot to go to for your next family outing! See you soon!
We always enjoy dining at Cafe Navarre. Wonderful food and great atmosphere!
Mark, thank you for the review! We are happy to hear that you enjoy dining with us! We look forward to your next visit!
Ambiance is great, beautiful architecture
Food was delicious and well prepared, cocktails just as yummy
Nice wine list
Service was okay, wait staff wasn’t completely familiar with the menu or specials, forgot a salad I ordered, but offered a free dessert for the trouble.
We will definitely be back for another try!
Kelli, thank you so much for the review! We are glad you enjoyed our food and wine list! We look forward to your next visit!
We were greeted by a very young pair of hostesses. It was a lukewarm greeting. We’d made the reservation a long time ago.
When the gal took us to our table, in the middle of the restaurant, we asked for a booth. There were a few empty booths. She said No, they’re reserved by people that are coming in an hour. We were annoyed but chose another table in a quiet corner of the restaurant. The people next to us had a wobbly table and asked to be moved to a booth. They were moved to a booth. We were pretty mad.
The food was good and our waitress was lovely. But nobody came around with any sort of apology or explanation. We won’t go back
Our server, Cesar, could not have been more attentive. He pampered us without hovering. Our meals were beautifully served and the flavors were amazing. We had the salmon and the fish of the day which was Halibut. Highly recommend this restaurant for a special meal out.
Thank you so much for your review! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us! We will pass your compliments on to Cesar! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
Went for my anniversary. Our waitress was phenomenal! They gave us green champagne and cheesecake.
Stefanie, thank you so much for choosing us to help celebrate such a special day! We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience with us. Cheers!
I love Cafe Navarre for lunch meetings. The service is quick, food is great and reasonably priced and the atmosphere is conducive to conversations.
We are glad to hear that we are your pick for lunch meetings! We hope to see you again soon!
Love Cafe Navarre but the service was lousy this visit and their was a fowl odor near the front bar, smelled like sewage.
We are so sorry to hear that your last experience with us was not up to par. Our management is addressing the concerns you have addressed. We hope to see you again soon.
Trout was cooked perfectly, and a nice light sauce. It’s a creative menu in a lovely setting.
We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our trout dish! We like it too! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
Food is five star especially with their known specalities. We have never had had service , drinks or food here, always has been excellent.
Thank you for your review! We are glad to hear that you have had great experiences with us! We look forward to your next visit!
One of the nicest restaurants in South Bend. The ambiance and decor are great, as this building was an old bank. It's a beautiful structure inside. The food is always good, but expect to pay more than you would in your typical South Bend eatery. This last time we went, it was quite busy and our server didn't notice that we had sat, so we waited a bit. They couldn't apologize enough and brought us some complimentary desserts, which were also great. The food is always beautifully presented and very tasty, and the portions are solid. I love their fairly decent craft beer selections and their wine list is also quite extensive.
Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoy our food and ambiance! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
The food, service and ambiance were excellent. All of us enjoyed our meals and the waiter did a good job of taking care of us while letting us do our business. We will be back.
We are happy to hear that you had a great experience with us! We look forward to your next visit! Thank you!
Exceeded my expectations
Thank you! Hope to see you soon!
I've been twice now on trips to South Bend. Wonderful upscale food in a trendy, big city setting. The service is top notch. Honestly, a surprisingly excellent place that could do well in a big city with lots of other competition, yet it is in the small community of South Bend. I highly recommend it.
Thank you so much for your kind words! We are honored to hear that you choose to dine with us when you are in town. We hope to see you again next time you are here! Best to you!
We each ordered the small plate dinners. The portion size was just right. The wild mushroom soup was the best I’ve had, and the scallops ordered by my husband were equally as delicious. The service could not have been better. We highly recommend this restaurant.
Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed our mushroom soup and scallop dish! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
We have always enjoyed having drinks at the bar here. The mushroom soup is to die for. A staple when we go here. However some of the food just isn’t our favorite and we have been disappointed. That’s the only thing we do not enjoy. Service is always top notch and the atmosphere is always great. I would recommend going for a drink or 2.
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are glad to hear that you enjoy our mushroom soup and the atmosphere of our restaurant. We are sorry that some of the other menu items miss the mark. We are always striving to be better for our guests. We hope to see you at the bar soon!
Very good meal, attentive staff, and surprisingly metro scene. Overall a great evening.
We are glad to hear that you had a great evening with us! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
Food was delicious! Our daughter just started college at Notre Dame so I know we will be back over the next four years!
Congratulations to your daughter! We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed our food! We look forward to your next visit! Go Irish!
Waitress was disinterested and not engaged. Did not check back. No humor.
We are sorry to hear that our service missed the mark. Our management is addressing the concerns you have brought up. We hope to see you again soon.
Main courses were over-cooked.
Mushroom soup great and starters were good.
Service prompt but not friendly.
We are glad that you enjoyed our mushroom soup! We are sorry to hear that the rest of your meal missed the mark. We hope to make this up to you next time you come in. We hope to see you soon.
Food was amazing, but the service was out of this world! Our server was truly wonderful, managed to get us to "save room for dessert", and brought us an additional dessert for free! She was helpful, friendly, and truly what a server should be like.
So happy to hear that you had a great experience with us! We will pass on the compliments to your server! Thank you!
Celebrated my husband's birthday there. Was given a gift card for our wedding gift and was finally able to cash in on it. Our waitress was Heather. She was attentive without being overbearing. Everyone had smiles when they greeted us and upon leaving. The food was great! The mushroom soup was awesome! Thank you!
Thank you for choosing to celebrate your husband's birthday with us! We are honored to be a part of such a happy occasion! We are so glad to hear that you had such a great experience! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
One of my favorite places to go for a date night . The first place I usually think of to go for dinner. The service for my last visit was a bit off and our waiter was as personable but overall a very good experience.
We love that we are the first place you think of to go to for date night! Thank you! We look forward to your next visit!
We had a great dinner and server! Thanks Cafe Navarre!
So happy to hear you had a good experience with us! We hope to see you again soon! Cheers!
Always wonderful dinner at Cafe Navarre.
We are glad to hear that you had a wonderful dinner! We look forward to seeing you soon. Cheers!
Probably one of the best restaurants in South Bend. I had the best freshest swordfish that I have had in years. While the wine selection is nice, the mark up is extraordinary, approximately 250%. Nevertheless, I would not hesitate to return for fine dining in South Bend.
We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our swordfish and wine selection. We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!
The best Onion soup I’ve had.
Overall a wonderful place to enjoy a great meal.
We are so glad that you loved our Onion Soup! We love it too! We hope you stop in again soon!
Excellent service. Delicious food! Dessert and drinks were very good. And the warm bread was fantastiC!
We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful experience dining with us. We hope to see you in the restaurant again soon!
My grandmother is 101 and we made a big outing to Cafe Navarre. She loved it and the staff was so helpful and kind to us. Everything was delicious.
Thank you for sharing such a special person with us! We are so happy to hear that you all had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you all soon!
My wife and I really enjoyed Cafe Navarre, especially the food options and the service from Ryan. We eat pretty healthy food and this place had a number of legitimate vegetarian and vegan options, more than we find at many places. Very conveniently located downtown. And Ryan made it a memorable experience for us!
Thank you for the review! We are glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the vegetarian and vegan options on our menu. We will pass on your kind message to Ryan! Cheers!
Very disappointed in the menu options. The pork and steak frites selection was not very good and the meat was tough. The gnocchi, salads and dessert were excellent.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed our gnocchi, salads, and dessert. We are sorry to hear that the pork and steak frites were unsatisfactory. We are addressing these issues. We hope to see you again soon!
Great food and service! The Mushroom soup is so yummy.
Thank you! Our mushroom soup is one of our favorites, too! Hope to see you soon!
I was in from out of town. The property was very lovely and comfortable. I ordered the restaurant week fish special and my sister ordered the pork chop. Neither lived up to our expectation. The sauce on the pork chop didn't match with the rest of the dish. The pork seemed to be cooked properly. The ragu was just ok. The fish was a very nice large portion but the rice was undercooked. The presentation of both dishes seemed clunky and not refined for the reputation of this restaurant according to my research. The chocolate cake was just ok and the sauce seemed like an afterthought with regard to the presentation.
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are sorry to hear that our food and presentation missed the mark. Our management team is addressing these issues. We hope next time you are in town, we can make up for this past experience. Our sincere apologies.
Overall Great Experience!
Thank you! Cheers!