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
Our meals were outstanding. I am still thinking about my meal the next day and smiling. The restaurant is beautiful inside and the staff are wonderful.
I will most definitely return.
Food and atmosphere were really enjoyable
Flawless execution. Delicious menu, attentive service, always there when you want them. Highly recommend, we will come back for sure. Guarantee you will be satisfied.
One of the few places in town where you can enjoy a quiet conversation at dinner no matter how busy it is. The food and service are always excellent and there are always enough new/ unique dishes to keep things fresh. Cafe Navarre never disappoints!
Situated in an historic building this restaurant is charming and up scale. The food is great. We had two fish dishes and both were delicious. The trout (think steelhead) was amazing. Excellent cocktail menu and a reasonable wine list with solid choices. Do not skip dessert. Staff are well try and friendly. They take time to engage and make one feel very welcome. Perfect for a birthday or just to treat yourself.
Food was great and the service was even better.
This dining experience was to celebrate a birthday. From a card signed by staff to a fabulous complimentary dessert, it was a great event.
The weather allowed us to dine alfresco. We enjoyed good service, delicious food and had a fun evening at Cafe Navarre. The beet salad and lime tart are both terrific.
The food and service was excellent.
Had a great dinner. Food was prepared perfectly. Our waiter was very helpful and attentive.
There were only 8 very small scallops for a pricey dinner.
Service was very good.
A very nice spot for a celebration! Entree prices are very high and portions are small.
Excellent food, as always. The grilled octopus is outstanding. The breaded and deep fried brussel sports were not great.
The food at Cafe Navarre has always been very good, but it's gotten even better in the last couple years.
Excellent staff and food! No long waits like in some establishments. The menu is concise and complete. The drinks are the best - fun and fresh! The ambience cannot be beat- elegant and open. Make your reservation with OpenTable ahead for even smoother experience.
Our vegetarian family enjoyed the very tasty and beautifully presented cauliflower entree. We also appreciated the delicious bread and butter, which is not offered at other restaurants we frequent. Desserts and coffee were a great ending. Attentive service :)
Chicken wasn’t done did pick another entree dessert was not good still charged for it
This was our first visit to Cafe Navarre and we were very impressed. The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Next time we are in town, we will be back!
Always a treat to eat here. First time to dine inside for over a year though we did order curbside many times during the height of the pandemic. Service and food were very good. The place was "bustling" which was so good to see.
Food was cooked perfectly. Excellent in every way!
Enjoyed our first experience here and the food was outstanding. Kimmie served us well and we enjoyed having her as our waitress.
Cafe Navarre is one of my favorite places to eat a delicious meal and have a conversation, provided a booth is available. Although the menu offers very few vegan options, I don't tire of the cauliflower steak or, during the summer, the amazing gazpacho. I would suggest another vegan main dish, which might encourage me to visit more frequently, but overall I love this place for its style, service, ambience, and food!
We celebrated our anniversary at Navarre, and it couldn't have been more wonderful. We had a reservation and were seated on arrival. The drinks were fabulous (try the "3 o'clock things," it's perfect!) as were all our meals. We shared plates of trout, branzino and scallops, all perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. Cafe Navarre does it again!
Had a wonderful evening celebrating our 42nd anniversary.
Food was excellent and service was awesome.
Kim was a great waitress. Made a suggestion for dessert....it was fantastic!!!
I took my boyfriend there for our one year anniversary and it was great the staff even wrote us a card and gave us free dessert.
The atmosphere and service were excellent as always. The cauliflower dish was fantastic as always. I was just so disappointed that they changed my favorite dessert, the chocolate ganache. It was perfect before and didn’t need to be updated. :(
Always pleased to eat at Navarre
Our waitress, a new hire, was very good
Good wine too
Beautiful decor in this restaurant. Friendly and attentive staff made for a great dining experience. Food was delicious and presented very well
Delicious in a chill and elegant environment (late on a Thursday night)
We decided upon Café Navarre to celebrate our 24th wedding anniversary. We had not dined there before. The restaurant was beautiful and the ambience was perfect for our special event. We had our main server plus two alternates who looked after us carefully all evening. We were repeatedly asked if we were pleased with our food and if there's anything else they could get for us. All our food was delicious. The kitchen made a special request to provide us with a 1/2 order of their Pasta Vodka. We would highly recommend this place and we will be back the next time we are in South Bend.
Beautiful building, great location and good menu. Very disappointed in the pork chop entree. I was never asked how I'd like it cooked and it came rare. (I prefer pork cooked medium.) I told the server it was too rare & I'd be taking it home to cook - they never offered to take it back or make any adjustments. Service was slow as well. I believe these can be corrected and I am willing to give them another chance.
From start to finish hands down best fine dining in South Bend! The carpaccio appetizer was wonderful tender and the flavor was great! Served with arugula and an amazing sauce! The wild mushroom soup is a must! Creamy rich and so flavorful! Perfect! The Navarre salad also hit the mark. Fresh greens great blue cheese and lightly dressed. The mushroom raviolis were also rich and amazing! The Branzino fish dish was perfectly prepared in a citrus sauce. Light and not fishy! Great taste. The filet mignon was perfectly prepared at medium. Tender as could be! The plate of seasonal veggies of asparagus and broccoli were not over cooked. The mashed potatoes were also tasty! The meal was great and our server Evan was very attentive and knew the menu well and steered us to great dishes including gluten free options for 2 of our party! Well done!
From the time we put in our order for drinks it took forever to get my Pepsi didn't get it until after I was done with my salad. Then took forever to get appetizer, then even longer for our food. I had the filet med rare. It was burnt on the out side and more rare on inside. The waitress never came to check on our food until we were done. Will not go again
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.
My wife and I were so excited to go to Cafe Navarre for our 3rd anniversary. Our friends had all said it is a great time. This is my break down:
- knowledgable server
- food was awesome
- the atmosphere was exactly what we expected and wanted
- it took 45 minutes for a server to take our food order (drinks came quick)
- it took another 45 minutes to received the food
- the steak that I received was not a New York Strip that I ordered and cooked well done even though I ordered medium rare (after waiting 15 minutes I had to wave down a server that wasn't ours to get our server back to show him
- for our inconvenience it was nice to get a free dessert! My wife and I both got the key lime pie to go. After leaving and driving home my wife opens the carton to hilariously find cheesecake instead. All we could do is laugh and enjoy what we did have even though it wasn't what we wanted.
Overall, the food is great once you have it and that the atmosphere is fun. As for our experience it will go down as the worst service we have experienced while dining. The evening did give us something to remember for our anniversary.
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!
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 1921 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.