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
brioche croutons, parmigiano-reggiano
Our family was pleased with everything about our visit.
Great service, food and atmosphere!!
Upon arriving at this quaint downtown restaurant we were greeted by a friendly gentleman named Nick. He escorted us upstairs to a very quiet balcony table. Very nice atmosphere , Which allowed us to view the dining room from up there and see out the large picture windows to the street. The building was quite exquisite with the architecture. It was brought to our attention by our waiter Ryan that it was a old bank building.
Ryan brought us a great wine list to look over and went over some things with us and we ordered a drink order. Later Ryan came back with some of the finest rolls I’ve had. The nicely swirled light whipped butter with little bit of a pesto oil around it was absolutely delicious. We then proceeded to a small plate of homemade pasta pillows with mushrooms, browned butter etc . It literally melted in our mouths. Amazing. Ryan was very attentive and we decided to split NAVARRE Salad -baby greens, green apple, bleu cheese, candied walnut, white balsamic. Very nice refreshing salad and Ryan split it on two plates for us. My husband got the lobster risotto and that was just perfectly prepared the lobster melted in his mouth. I got the grilled Ribeye steak , which was delicious and it came with some of the most amazing potatoes that I’ve ever had -Crunchy on the outside melt in your mouth tender on the inside. For dessert we got the crème brûlée and some kind of special apple tart which was very beautifully displayed with the crust cut in thin slices.
I told the waiter that this was probably the best meal We have had in years. I asked him about the chef because I needed to find out who was behind these amazing presentations and flavors. Ryan told me the chef is only 23 and his name is Chris.
Chris you are a culinary genius & if I didn’t live in Rochester Hills, Michigan I would eat there everyday. Can you please open a cafe in Rochester Hills, Michigan.
The service and food was excellent! Highly recommend for an upscale night out. Especially recommend the short rib dish and Navarre salad!
Our waiter was amazing- perfect balance of experience and chill. So impressed with the menu- it was hard to choose- every entree looked so good. Agnolotti, seafood and steak all perfectly seasoned and cooked. Can’t wait to go back!!
I made a reservation about 4 weeks in advance asking for a booth on our reservation instead they seated us by the kitchen which I didn’t like yes the booths were all taken when we were there but I thought making a reservation ahead of time I could get a booth. The food was delicious! I would definitely go back!
Valentines Day menu had some old favorites (mushroom soup, Caesar salad, salmon entree) plus a variety of other options. The small plate ahi tuna was excellent. We were gifted with excellent service and a celebratory long stem red rose.
The scallops were good. The fillet was burned on the outside like it was seared too much. I think I'll just go to the vine in elkhart next time or just cook for myself and pay less for better. For $120 I expected better
Food was outstanding. Probably the best chicken I have ever had.
We will for sure go back
Really great dinner place in downtown South Bend. Has been around for years and seemingly is surviving the pandemic so I'd like to patronize them when I can. Had a great dinner this last weekend.
Absolutely a great visit from start to finish! Service was prompt and friendly. Food came out quickly and was prepared to our specifications. Excellent drink/wine selection. We will return!
Food was absolutely delicious. I got the lobster risotto and oh my goshhhh, every bite was absolutely fantastic. We live in MI, and I’d drive back down solely to eat there again.
The food is always prepared perfectly. The cocktail with rye, chai bitters and absinthe was amazing!
Great atmosphere, great service, and good food. My dish was super spicy, but very good. Drinks were great. Overall very nice evening. Our server was wonderful.
Valentines Day dinner. Great food and great service. It’s our go to place for special occasions
Had a great business meal at Cafe Navarre. Food (Scallops) was excellent. Service was friendly and quick. Overall a great dining experience.
Great atmosphere and decor. Food was delicious and cooked perfectly to order.
My husband and I went to Cafe Navarre for the first time to celebrate our anniversary and we were delighted by the entire experience. The service was fantastic, the food was wonderful, and we were pleasantly surprised and the overall prices. I highly recommend this restaurant!
Bonus, we were offered a glass of complementary champagne and dessert because of our anniversary as well!
This was our first date night since Covid and we couldn’t have asked for more! The food was amazing and our server was perfect! The timing of our meal was great, we didn’t feel rushed but also weren’t sitting there wishing our next course would show up. We’ve already recommended Cafe Navarre to many of our friends and will continue to do so and we’ll definitely be back.
Wonderful service, food was great. Wish we would have been seated in the main area but we got put in a room all alone. Overall, good experience.
Good food, had the tuna appetizer and it was fishy. Definitely not fresh as would be expected from a quality establishment. So overall good but not great. Would give it a 3 out to f 5.
Thank you for the review! We are sorry to hear about your experience with our tuna appetizer. We strive to have excellent food and we clearly missed the mark with this dish on your visit. Our sincerest apologies!
It was good to get out of the house and celebrate our anniversary and we were not disappointed! Food and drinks were delicious and they even had a happy anniversary card waiting on the table for us! A great personal touch!
Our favorite spot in South Bend!! Never disappoints!!
Thank you, Kelly! We are so glad to hear this. We hope to see you again soon!
A great destination, and wonderful for special occasions or just a pleasant night out.
Thank you! We look forward to your next visit!
We had a great dinner! I called ahead because we were running late and they still accommodated us. We dine here often and the food is always delicious! The scallops and short ribs were very good. I would like more of a rotation in the entrees. There is usually only one or two items that are seasonal.
Thank you for the suggestions! We are always looking for ways to improve and grow. We look forward to your next visit!
It was a very good meal and relaxing atmosphere. I will definitely be back and I highly recommend.
Thank you for the review! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
Great service and great food
Love the drink menu
We're so glad you enjoyed our cocktail menu! We'll pass your compliments on to our bar manager, Liz. She's the best!
This is a great place for a quiet meal with really good food. The waitstaff combined with the ambiance resulted in a truly enjoyable meal.
We are so happy to hear this! Thank you for joining us. We look forward to your next visit!
Great atmosphere!! Good strong drinks and overall good time!
We're so happy you enjoyed your evening with us! Cheers!
Wine was over priced but good value was spot on. Service was attentive, prompt, courteous and professional. Magnificent structure adds to the ambience. Quiet but festive.
We're glad you enjoyed our wine list and ambience! We hope to see you again soon!
Staff was pleasant and more than accommodating. Highly recommend and will be back.
Thank you for your review! We look forward to your next visit!
Excellent service and food
Thank you! Cheers!
A little pricey but outstanding food and service. I will definitely visit again.
Thank you! We are so happy to hear this. Cheers!
Ah-mazing. We came for a birthday dinner, and it was beyond expectation. The birthday girl felt special and loved. Attention to detail was stellar...nothing was overlooked. If you want to have a beautiful experience, book Cafe Navarre.
Wow! Thank you so much for the glowing review. We are so happy to have been a part of such a special day! We look forward to your next visit. Cheers!
We were running late for our reservation and I called to let them know. They said that was not a problem. They were most accomodating! Great food, great service! Look forward to coming back!
We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your evening with us! We look forward to your next visit!
It was the first time I have been there and I was very impressed. The gentleman that served us was awesome and the food was amazing. Will definitely be back. I absolutely loved the dessert menu!!
We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your first visit with us! We look forward to seeing you again soon!
This is my favorite restaurant and it was wonderful to be able to go back.
Thank you for the review! We are so touched to hear that we are your favorite restaurant. We're glad to have you back!
We drove two hours to escape lockdowns and have dinner like normal people. Cafe Navarre did not disappoint. The food was fantastic and the service was great. We were certainly glad we chose this place to escape to. If we are ever back in South Bend we will definitely stop in again.
We were so happy to have you! Thank you for making the trip. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in SB!
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 4.8 stars by 1806 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.