LaSalle Grill

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519 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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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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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great night out. Restaurant conversation friendly, with a great atmosphere and food.

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JerM
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our anniversary here and really enjoyed ourselves. Would recommend Lasalle Grille to anyone looking for a quality experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be able to go out and have extremely good service and great food. We always enjoy the ambiance.

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Anna
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lasalle Grill never disappoints. The food and the ambiance are always excellent. But moreover, it is the people who make you feel welcome and warm. Favorite restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We saw the lion king on Broadway.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The trout and duck were amazing, and our server was friendly and attentive.

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WayneC
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaSalle Grill has some of the best food you can get in the area.

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MichaelR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is outstanding. Wine flight is a very good value and let the sommelier Zoran make the selections for you to pair with food. Not an extensive menu but what they offer is consistently interesting and high quality. Elegant atmosphere but not stuffy.

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LisaB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate our anniversary every year here at LaSalle. They are attentive to every detail! Food is always delicious! ♥️

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vipLisaW
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food1service5ambience4

Terrible filets and rib eye - very dry and tasteless . Our four dinner guests thought it was the worst they’d ever eaten. . Believe it or not, I Reached out to the manager via email and Surprisingly never heard back. We have eaten here previously and always had a great meal. Not this time and I’m not sure what happened in the kitchen. In all seriousness, I have tasted better at Outback. Just saying.

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ShawnL
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

the food was very good. presentation was lovely. We will be back!

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JRSunshine
Indiana
7 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitstaff was friendly, knowledgeable, and prompt. Steaks were great, cooked to perfection.

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RH1867
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food is incredible! The Chef and the entire kitchen staff are amazing! The quality and flavour of the dishes we were served are top notch. The male server was knowlegable and fluent with this evenings menu and able to give in-depth detail into every aspect of the dishes. We will be returning soon!

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Frank
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jules was very helpful and on point the whole evening...much appreciated.

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JimO
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Long wait for everything including being seated for no reason. Waited 40 minutes between appetizer and dinner when I thought I was to get a salad. Never came. Cancelled it. Sides were forgotten and when they came were not tasty at all. Main course was ok. Gave free dessert to make up for it. A little too late. Plus address on front door is really the back door. You are supposed to enter and leave in a dark alley.

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Vera4860
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been here 2 times and both times it has been a great experience. The food is top notch. I only go for special occasions because of the price (looking at ~$30+ a dish). The service is excellent, they are very nice and happy to answer questions about the available food. They also print a new menu every night so they don’t always have the same things. I highly recommend LaSalle Grill!

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 19, 2020

Vera: Thank you so much for the great rating and the nice review. Of course we’d love to see you more often but we’re also thrilled to know that you celebrate your special occasions with us. Cheers to you and thanks again for your business! Sincerely, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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PatrickT4
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Superb food and service.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 16, 2020

Patrick: Thanks for the feedback on the lighting. You were the second person this week to comment on that. We recently switched to LED lighting and I don’t think the manager adapted to the extra brightness. I have addressed it and we’ve toned ot down. Thanks again for the heads up! Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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DeAnn
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasant place to dine. Friendly staff, excellent cusine.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 11, 2020

DeAnn: Thanks for the nice comments on our staff and our cuisine. We appreciate your business! Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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RichardC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Personalized anniversary menu covers, signed anniversary card from the staff, excellent attentive service, deliciously prepared and artfully presented food, all at an amazingly affordable South Bend Restaurant Week promotional price !! Starter of rabbit rissotto was succulent and quite tastily flavoured. Duckling was cooked to a perfect pinkness and seasoning, though the top serloin steak offering was a bit less tender than hoped for. All was made well with the perfection of the molton chocolate cake with icecream.
Highly recommended for a lovely special occasion, and most definitely headed back for the next Restaurant Week celebration!
Bravo !

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 16, 2020

Richard: I’m overwhelmed by your rating and review of your visit to LaSalle Grill! It looks like we were hitting on all cylinders for your visit. Thanks for taking the time to record the highlights! Happy Anniversary and we hope to see you soon at the Grill. Best regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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vipTMR23
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved everything except lights a bit bright for my taste. Great value during restaurant week. Best restaurant in SB even when not restaurant week.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 11, 2020

Thanks for the nice comments about the Grill. I sent a note to our staff about controlling the lights. Thanks for letting me know. Best, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful evening. The food was excellent! I love the atmosphere, service and food. My favourite resturant!!

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viparoma
New York Area
93 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After a few disappointing meals several years ago, we decided to try the restaurant again during restaurant week. Other than being a little crowded and mildly noisy, it was excellent. Glad to see the improvement. Keep up the excellence.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 11, 2020

I am so happy to hear that we have restored your faith in the Grill. Thank you for giving us another chance to be your favorite restaurant! We hope to see you soon again at LaSalle Grill! Sincerely, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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Jude
London
13 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad meal at LaSalle Grill. In fact, I've never had a mediocre meal there. The food is always outstanding and well presented. The service is top notch--friendly and knowledgeable. When I am torn between what to order, I always get an honest answer from the server and have never been disappointed. Granted, LaSalle Grill is quite expensive, but when one wants a top quality meal and great service, there aren't a lot of options in South Bend. I should also mention that there is a very decent wine list available and the cocktails are great as well.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 5, 2020

Jude: Thank you so very much for the wonderful review regarding not only your most recent visit but for many other in the past. Your comment about the server’s ability to recommend items is something we’ve worked on for years. I am happy to hear that you recognized this. Thanks again for the review and your business. Best regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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SarahF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful date night! Restaurant week menu was delicious.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 5, 2020

Sarah: I am happy to hear that you enjoyed a wonder date night at LaSalle Grill. We look forward to see you again soon! Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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KevinS
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal. Excellent value with dtsb restaurant week.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 5, 2020

Kevin: Thanks for celebrating your anniversary at the Grill and thanks doe the five star rating! Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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vipTaraV
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place! A great staff and a delicious dinner, we visit as often as we can!!

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 1, 2020

Tara: Thanks for the five star review and thanks for “being part of the family”! We appreciate our regulars so much! Best regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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Posi
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent ambiance....wonderful server...delicious food...the duck is prepared so well and our server suggested we try the Loosens Riesling and it was a perfect compliment to our meal. The Chocolate lava cake was scrumptious and a nice completion for the evening. Our favorite restaurant in South Bend.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 1, 2020

Posi: Thanks for the nice comments about your visit. The duck entree is an excellent but often overlooked item on our menu. The Dr. Loosen Riesling would have been my choice too. I’m happy to hear that your server gave you a spot on recommendation! We’ll continue to strive to be your favorite place in South Bend. Best regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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Bigby
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was restaurant week. The menu was outstanding. The service first rate. Always a good bet when dining at The LaSalle.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on January 30, 2020

Thank you for the great review. I am very happy to hear that you enjoyed both the food and service. I hope to see you soon at the Grill. Best regards, Mark McDonnell, Flounder & Proprietor

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RandyH
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very happy. Food was great both in size and flavorful

This you would expect from a 5 star restaurant, but here is the value added, the wait staff was ahead of our expectations very pampered and well served we waited no time for anything everyone helped with drinks and food no dirty dish ever on the table the take home food was boxed and bagged in the kitchen then returned to the table after desert was served

Before we left we made reservations to do it again next week it was a great time and a greater value than you could imagine till you do it for yourself

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 3, 2020

Randy: Your review was so spot on describing what we try to do for every guest on every visit. I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and recognize what we do to add value for our guests. We look forward to seeing you tomorrow evening! Best personal regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience2

The food was horrible, my husbands ribeye was chard. The menus changed since last time and nothing was worth the $$

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dinesalone
Indiana
16 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaSalle is the best Restaurant in the area and consistently the best restaurant I have ever been to dine. When I am in another city, I always compare their food, service and overall welcoming feeling to LaSalle Grill. They know your name, they always get your order correct and always treat you like you are their best customer.

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vipMurf
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LaSalle Grill has the best steaks in the area! Service was impeccable. Always a treat to go there!

LaSalle Grill
Responded on January 29, 2020

Murf: Thanks for the great review. I really appreciate it! Best regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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vipDave
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to the theatre

LaSalle Grill
Responded on January 29, 2020

Dave: Thank for the five star review. I hope that you enjoyed Bandstand too. Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter goes to Saint Mary’s . It was her first year at college and we were both feeling a little blue about her birthday away from home. The drive isn’t terrible 1.5 hr. I took off work early and drove up to take her to dinner. It was a Tuesday and we were able to grab up reservations easily. Upon arrival she received a menu with her name, date of birth and a happy 19th birthday wish. She also received a card with all the employees signatures. The customer service was impeccable. The food was amazing as well. The fish was very flavorful and flaky. The steak was cooked as asked. The buttermilk cheesecake with the praline sauce was the best cheesecake I have ever eaten. Thank you so much Lasalle for helping make the day special. We had a wonderful time. We will be there next year.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on February 1, 2020

Thank you so much for the great review! I am very happy to hear that our staff helped to make your daughter’s birthday away from home special. I am very proud that my staff enjoys making special moments well, special! We look forward to you and your daughter coming in next January for her 20th! Best regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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BeverlyR
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly, even though we arrived 15 minutes before our reservation. Server was new, but answered our questions very quickly, referring to her notes only once. Food was excellent and the portions were much larger than we anticipated. Would definitely be on my list of places to return to.

LaSalle Grill
Responded on January 29, 2020

Beverly: Thank you so much for the five star review and the nice cooments about the food and service. I truly appreciate hearing that you enjoyed your visit! Best regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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MargaretC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating a special event and everything was wonderful!

LaSalle Grill
Responded on January 12, 2020

Thank you for the nice review. I am happy that you were well served along with great food and beverages. I hope that you can return to LaSalle Grill soon! Best regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time back in 10 years and was everything we remembered. Great ambiance and amazing food. Still South Bend’s best restaurant 😊

LaSalle Grill
Responded on January 7, 2020

Thank you so much for the kind review. We appreciate it! Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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JanellS
Northern MI
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The LaSalle Grill is South Bend’s original fine dining destination. Other restaurants have come to the area, and that’s a good thing. However, LaSalle Grill remains consistently excellent in all aspects. I dined there often when my kids were students at Notre Dame. I’ve only made it twice in the last year and it remains a treat!

LaSalle Grill
Responded on January 7, 2020

Janell, Thanks for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon at the Grill Mark McDonnell Founder and Proprietor

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PatnNancyC
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my birthday & was treated like I was very special all night! Wine suggestions, food recommendations were spot on, as usual!! This continues to be our favorite place!

LaSalle Grill
Responded on January 7, 2020

Pat & Nancy, Thank you so much for celebrating your birthday with us. I’m so a happy to hear that our staff treated you so well! Kind regards, Mark McDonnell, Founder & Proprietor

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great restaurant. Andrew is so pleasant and the wait staff excellent

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

LaSalle Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 519 OpenTable diners.

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

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.