The low point was biting into the pork belly and having it COLD in the middle. The server had it remade and didn’t charge us but I was a bit grossed out by then. The second low point was the duck: when asked how I wanted it prepared I said “chef’s choice”. The duck confit was good but the breast was red and jiggly like cherry jello. It was better with more heat.
One of the finest dining places in South Bend. Warm atmosphere, delicious and creative cuisine. Great meeting place for cocktails.
I felt that cafe Navarre was good for price and food quality. The service though was spectacular and I would go again just for that. Our booth did give me a view into the kitchen which was not fantastic. The food was delicious. The wine that was on the menu was unavailable.
The steak my husband had a New York strip had no flavor other than the glaze.. it was not a good cut of meat. Our salad and French onion soup were the best things of our meal. I felt for the meal it was overpriced. I would give it a try again but was disappointed unfortunately.
EXCELLENT! Great Food and service. We will definitely return!
I've had three poor dinners in a row. I don't intend to eat dinner at your restaurant for at least one year or more depending on what some of my friends might report.
Baked oysters excellent, salad excellent, wine excellent, steak excellent, potatoes fine, green beans tough and inedible, martini was a disaster
First time we’ve had brunch here, and it was outstanding! Great food, huge Bloody Mary bar, and not too expensive
Mainly came to Cafe Navarre for drinks with a friend coming from out of town. The ambiance was great- very cosmopolitan. Drinks seemed to be fairly priced. Ordered the oysters, and they were phenomenal. Spent $40 on a steak that was okay. Wasn't terrible, but not to die for. Friend had a salad, which to my knowledge, was satisfactory. The service was very friendly and attentive. We didn't sit at the bar, though it was big and pretty impressive.
Overall, if you're looking for a cool night scene for drinks and are willing to spend upwards of $10 for each round, this is a cool spot to hit.
Valentine’s Day dinner. It was awesome as always!
Waiter was rude and inattentive. It went as far as asking for the drink order and abruptly walking away before anything could be said, and coming back minutes later. Soup was amazing, however steak had to be sent back as it was not cooked to order. Date night was truly ruined due to this experience. Waste of money.
We went to dinner there for a late Valentine's celebration.
We missed being able to sit in a booth for cozy effect, but it was ok.
Food and service was fantastic! I had made reservations and we were seated right by the kitchen which was not very classy as I had higher expectations for this type of restaurant as the divider did not drown out the noise. Definitely would go back but would request a better seating area.
Our server was unfriendly and detached until or meal was almost over and then he started joking with us probably to get a good tip. I had the duck a l'orange. I'm not well versed in duck dishes but wanted to try it. The server asked if I was all right with it being medium. Not knowing that you could cook duck differently I said yes. The breast was too raw inside to my liking. I had them take the breast pieces back and cook longer. I felt the wing and the leg were done to my liking. The breasts came back cooked more so I could eat it but it tasted very salty now. I also never tasted any orange flavor in the sauce. I would come back and try again though. My husband's chilian sea bass was good.
Had a wonderful experience! Great food, but definitely a bit overpriced. Perfect for a special occasion!
Went to Café Navarre for dinner the Friday of Junior Parents Weekend at Notre Dame. We started with 6 people, and had a late addition. They accommodated our change graciously and without any issues. We had a fantastic table upstairs with great views outside and of the lower floor of the restaurant. The servers were wonderful, and food and beverages were delivered at a great pace. Everyone raved about their meals--perfectly prepared! We ranged from vegetarian through pasta and seafood to meat and potatoes, and everything was expertly done. Great beer and wine selection, and the cocktails were also delicious. It was our 2nd time there, we'll definitely be back.
I had the Bison Filet with Lobster Rissotto and it was one of the best meals that I have ever had. The Bison was the Star.
The service was quick without feeling rushed.
I will eat here in the future, and recommend Cafe Navare to all.
Service was excellent, attentive waiter.Crab cakes we're cold, chicken was extremely dry.Ambience was good.A lot of money for a very average meal.
As always, fantastic food, great service and always just an outstanding experience.
First time at venue. Reminds me of Berghoff downtown Chicago with its dark wood decor and the waiters attire. Food was good especially pumpkin soup. Brought wife for Valentine Day outing. Expensive to hit often but nice for special occasions. Waiter was very attentive and had good stories.
A pleasant evening with my wife over good food and good service. What's not to like?
Food was not great! Ambiance & service were excellent.
Love the steak. The place is great. We eat here almost every week.
There were four of us dining before going to the theater. We all ended up getting the same fish special and sharing an appetizer. The food was delicious and hands down the best dinner I’ve had in months. We will plan on returning with more friends.
Very accommodating service. Speedy service for dinner before a show at Morris.
Awesome! We had a delightful celebration of my mother’s 80th birthday. Best duck I’ve ever had! We’ll be back. Brad Davick
I took a group of my son’s 6 friends out for dinner. We took advantage of the restaurant week menu which was superb! All of the entrees were perfectly cooked and the desserts were just fabulous!
It was a great experience all things told. The service was a bit slow, but the food was amazing.
Went for restaurant week, so good price for food. Otherwise I think this place is too pricey for the atmosphere you get. Not a good place to go and have a quiet conversation over a nice meal.
Love the environment. The mushroom soup is the best I have had. Don't skip the desserts.
Steak was prepared perfectly. Corn bread polenta outstanding. Other guests: couscous/shrimp awesome, salmon delicious. WIne was fine. Will return soon.
With the selection we made, we were allowed 1 appetizer, 1 entree and 1 dessert or, 2 appetizers and 1 entree.
We chose 2 appetizers and 1 entree but only got 1 appetizer. All the waitress could offer to fix the problem was carryout appetizer or dessert. Since we were on our way to see a music act, we were unable to take the offer which means we got stuck for full price.
Food was excellent, our waitress was excellent except for the dinner snafu and the place is a nice place to have dinner. Would have rated much higher had it not been for the screw up on our orders.
The Caesar Salad was a bit weak on flavor (without any meat) since I am eating an all plant based diet. Probably needed additional dressing, which I could have requested.
We had the best service that we have gotten in a LONG time! Our server's name was Ficret and he made our dinning experience an absolute pleasure! Not to mention all of his co-workers seems to pitch in and nothing that was ready to be discarded stayed on our table for more than a few second.
The food was an absolute delight as well. My fiancé's steak was perfectly cooked, my osso bucco fell right off the bone, and the chocolate hazelnut cake I got was to die for!
Overall, one of the best dinning experiences I've had in a long time!
Great food great service just and all around great place
Food was over priced, service was horrible, worst South Bend dining experience
We had a a great meal and the Upper Manhattan cocktail is very good. Our server seemed to be a bit distracted but made up for it by taking off some wine glass orders and a dessert.
The food was fabulous. Wonderful drinks, excellent service and comfortable seating. It was a pleasant experience from start to finish.
food is good, but compare to its pricey tags. I don't think it deserve much praise. I am not going for the second time.
Delightful ladies night out! Food is delicious and of great quality. Service was outstanding!