LaSalle Grill

4.7
686 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary American
LaSalle Grill, a modern American Bistro featuring steaks and chops cooked over a live hardwood fire, is born of the dream of experienced restaurateur Mark McDonnell. Like the restaurant’s namesake, noted French explorer, Robert de LaSalle, McDonnell set out to explore the uncharted waters of downtown South Bend, Indiana. In April of 1991, McDonnell opened a lively and exciting restaurant unlike any other in the area - LaSalle Grill.

LaSalle Grill is committed to providing guests with excellent service, great atmosphere, an award-winning wine list and, most importantly, delicious cuisine that is artfully and dramatically presented.

The Grill has been presented with the coveted AAA Four Diamond Award every year since 1996.

Set out to explore the art of fine dining usually found only in major metropolitan cities, visit LaSalle Grill.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 686 people are saying
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Johnny04
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent dinners, filet and lamb chops. LaSalle Grill is wonderful and thoughtful if they know you are celebrating a special event, as was our 51st anniversary weekend (after our pandemic cancelled 50th anniversary trip!). Even the side salad with house dressing was special. Maybe a little less pepper for the lamb and a little less crust for the cheesecake but not a big deal. Will definitely go there again on next visit to Notre Dame / South Bend. And, service was superior, including advice with the wine selection. Very attentive but they don't overdo it either. Just right. Appears to be a great place from regular date nights to special events to group outings and celebrations.

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vipEileen
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything ordered was delicious! This is fine dining at it’s best. And what a nice touch for our 25th anniversary. A card on the table from the staff and specially printed menus titled in honor of our special occasion. 2 thumbs up!

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MaryP
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love LaSalle Grille! I have gotten excellent service each time I have eaten here. The food and wine are superb. Well worth the cost!

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BeckyT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was outstanding. Excellent food, service (thank you, Doug!), cocktails. We were celebrating a special occasion, and we received a VERY nice surprise from the staff. This dinner was the highlight of our trip to South Bend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

The food and service was great, but the seating is far too close together and very uncomfortable. The booth bench I sat on was way too high and I had to lean over the table to eat. Also, the bench was worn in and sunk where I sat. I was very surprised that such a nice restaurant would have such terribly uncomfortable seating. Food and service were great! I wish I wouldn’t have been so distracted by the uncomfortable seating and having other tables so close we could fully hear all of their conversation.

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SithabileD
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. The server was nice and patient. He helped answer all the questions about the menu

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vipJohnD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent place for a night out. Prretty decent wine list.

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AnnF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice place in South Bend. I was greatly pleased to see that there is fine dining in South Bend

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ErnieB
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casey and staff were amazing. Always great to see Drew

LaSalle Grill
Responded on May 29, 2021

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

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vipBeckyD
Minneapolis
6 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for one night and selected since walking distance from hotel. A great choice. Service, food and wine exceptional. Large wine list, chicken and sea bass cooked perfectly. Next time in town would definitely be back!

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JJM56
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaSalle Grill is our annual restaurant to celebrate our anniversary and we are never disappointed. While I was sorry lamb was not on the menu, the sea bass was excellent! The server was very friendly and helpful and did not rush us through the meal, which is one of the aspects of LaSalle Grill and we so enjoy.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on May 29, 2021

Thank you for celebrating with us! I am happy to hear we could create a memorable experience for such a special occasion. I am happy to hear you enjoyed the sea bass! We do rotate lamb on and off the menu throughout the year. With enough notice, we can usually get it in upon request. Let us know next time you make a reservation!

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vipNicO
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great ambiance, wine list, and cocktails. Food was mediocre for the price. Overall, decent place but expensive for the quality.

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vipChrisC
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. You won’t be disappointed! Recommend the bread budding!

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ebd4662
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Menu was slimmed down since our last visit around Easter. Not sure if CoVID related or had some thing to do with their “Temper Tuesday” specials. A little disappointed at the lack of choices on the menu. Food overall was off & not nearly as good as previous visits. Not horrible, just not up to the high standards they have set for themselves in the past. Hoping we just caught them on an off night. Will try again when we are back in town.

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CouplesGetaway
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend. One of the highlights of our trip! The staff surprised us with an anniversary card, personalized menu, and many compliments. The table was ready at our reservation time, and personalized for us. It was nice to see they were expecting us! The food was paced well and cooked to perfection. The entire meal was 2 hrs and very relaxing and we were never waiting on the next course. The halibut was cooked perfectly, as was the steak. The mushrooms were excellent. The sides with the entree were a welcome surprise as we didn’t see them listed on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great, from the food service and atmosphere.

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S123
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Mother’s Day Celebration

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal once again. NY Strip steaks were delicious. The cheesecake was so good that all of us ordered. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

The quality of the food has declined and service was less than desirable. We used to really enjoy dinner there but this was kind of a disappointment.

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vipAnnetteT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Our server was exceptional and very very nice to my 92 year old aunt.
We will be back.

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Johnnyv
Grand Rapids
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

This was our first time visiting La Salle Grill and it was a wonderful . We were celebrating our 41st anniversary and they had our name and happy anniversary on our menu’s and a card signed by a lot of their employees. What a great touch! Our waitress Stacy and manager Casey made us feel special and the food was top notch! And the bread pudding to end our dinner was to die for. I want to thank La Salle Grill for making our dinner special. Jon

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TerryV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I often visit LaSalle Grill. This time, were celebrating each other for being amazing parents. Our server T.C. was exceptionally awesome. We also met new friends that night.

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vipTomM
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent lamb chops. Great wine selection. Duck was a bit undercooked. Great space. Clearly followed Covid-19 protocol.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal after the Symphony

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JanV
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wine choices! Enjoyed the temper small plate selection and will definitely return soon.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on April 24, 2021

Jan, Look for our "Temper Tuesday" promotion on all upcoming Tuesdays for the foreseeable future. Thanks for the 5 stars and we can't wait to serve you again! Casey Dvorak, General Manager & Beverage Director

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BrendonM
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience... everything cooked to perfection! The Brie cheese with blueberry compote starter was amazing. Great wine list and house specialty cocktails.

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DanW
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was great to go out for dinner and the LaSalle Grill was the perfect place to dine.
Our server was outstanding as she was informative and friendly without being intrusive.
The food and wine was great and I highly recommend this restaurant for a night out after all these challenging months.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on April 21, 2021

Dan, Thank you for dining with us. I'm glad to hear your delight with our service and we hope to see you again soon. Yes, what challenging months these have been. Casey Dvorak, General Manager & Beverage Director

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TomM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Thomas Miller Taittinger This was the most enjoyable and elegant dinner I have ever had. We enjoyed a pre dinner champagne ( Taittinger), a wonderful French Burgundy with dinner, and a 1991 Portuguese Port for dessert. The variety of well presented appetizers was just perfect and the dinner selections we had which ranged from surf to turf were perfectly seasoned and drizzled with superb sauce. I have eaten all over Europe and places like New Orleans and this matched or surpassed the finest I’ve had. The Sommelier was knowledgeable and fun. Their wine cellar is the finest in Michiana. This dinner for four was expensive but so worth the price. Even the valet attendant was classy and polite. My new favorite place for style and elegance.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on April 21, 2021

Thomas, It was a pleasure to serve you! I'm elated to hear that you enjoyed your experience at LaSalle Grill & I truly look forward to your next visit. Thank you for the review. Casey Dvorak, General Manager & Beverage Director

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MikeC
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific atmosphere, and the level of service was impressive. Everything we had was excellent.

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TerryR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent Steak and Lobster Mac & Cheese. The Easter menu was limited and did not include any upscale chicken items for those who don't like steak. Overall the Lasalle Grill is a great place to dine.

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DavidL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I love the restaurant. Our Easter Brunch was average. I expected a more flavorful offering.

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WilliamM
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there for a birthday dinner. Everything was very nice. Our waitress was very helpful, funny and very attentive. Everyone enjoyed their meal. Enjoyed the wine selection, too. We haven't been out to eat since the start of COVID. It was a great start and we will be coming back soon. Thanks very much.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great experience

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vipJillyW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience and La Salle Grille! The food was absolutely delicious and they had quite an extensive cocktail, dessert, and wine list. We will definitely be back!

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vipMaryD
Indiana
9 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

We were very disappointed that the tables were so close together. Three of us got the Lobster and filet. The lobster was quite chewy and disappointing. The filets were good. The scallops and shrimp cocktail were excellent.

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frederick
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

No doubt one of the classiest restaurants in northern Indiana, south Michigan. The wait staff is friendly without being smothering. They know their product and how to best serve it. The entrees and sides are unique without being bizarre. Each layer of flavor comes through to enjoy. Try not to sit in dining room center. By the window or the west wall the noise level is tolerable.

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MaryP
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at La Salle Grille but it will definitely not be our last! The food was wonderful and the service was excellent.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on March 25, 2021

Mary: Thank you for your first visit. I’m so happy to hear that we be welcoming you for a second and a third and ... Again, we’re delighted to have the opportunity to put a smile on your face and welcome you to the “Club”. Best regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner again. Always have a great time with great food.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on March 25, 2021

A belated Happy Anniversary. I am so happy to hear that your visit was delightful. Best always, Mark McDonnell, Founder

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JoeC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience!! Food,drinks service and server was 5 star!! We traveled from Valparaiso IN (50mi away) and would do it again tomorrow. Highly recommend to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food. Awesome service. Definitely one of my go to places.

FAQs

LaSalle Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (574) 288-1155.

LaSalle Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 686 OpenTable diners.

LaSalle Grill does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.lasallegrill.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.