About LaSalle Grill

LaSalle Grill, a fine-dining restaurant and steakhouse, 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.

115 West Colfax Avenue
South Bend, IN 46601
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Contemporary French / American, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Lunch (Thursdays and Fridays in December Only): 11:30AM - 1:30PM

Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Cross Street:
Main

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(574) 288-1155

Website:
http://www.lasallegrill.com/pdfs/menu.pdf?var=4020

Entertainment:
LaSalle Kitchen & Tavern located on the third floor of the building, offers an eclectic mix of jazz, blues, folk, indie rock and R&B is offered on Friday and Saturday from 9:00 PM until 12:00 midnight.

Catering:
LaSalle Catering & Events is the off-premise catering arm of LaSalle Grill. LaSalle Catering & Events specializes in all sizes of catered events in a 60 mile radius of South Bend, Indiana. We are particularly adept in executing difficult events in unusual locations. As founder Mark McDonnell likes to say, "difficult is not impossible". It's the little details that count. They make the difference between "a nice event" and "a great party!" At LaSalle Catering & Events we pay attention to all of the little details of your event ... the preparations, presentations and above all the service.

Parking Details:
There are over 600 parking spaces in a one block radius of LaSalle Grill. A parking deck is located across the street from the front door of the restaurant. Most nights parking is free after 5:00 PM.

Executive Chef:
Tom Sheridan

Private Party Facilities:
La Salle offers 2 private dining rooms. The larger accommodates from 15 to 80 guests. The smaller accommodates up to 26 guests. Both are located on the 2nd floor.

Private Party Contact:
Linda Hall: (574) 288-1155

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Multi-course wine pairing dinners are offered on the third Tuesday and Wednesday of every month.

LaSalle Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

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Romantic (9)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
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Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Tasting Menu (4)
Great Beer (3)
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Live Music (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

Best of the Michiana restaurants without a doubt. Let Zoran the sommelier guide you through the very sizeable wine list!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

Excellent Experience

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·Dined 7 days ago

Awesome food great service by David who was knowledgeable in his job! My filet was cooked just perfect and very tasty! Be sure to get the Brie appetizer just wonderful

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Kansas City)·Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic!

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Outstanding NewYork Strip steak. The chicken liver pate was wonderful. Will return for sure

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 31, 2017

I invited my new business clients to celebrate our business partnership. Their representatives have been in town on and off for about 3 weeks. They remarked that this was the best food of all the places they had dined in South Bend or Mishawaka. Cocktails, starters, entrees and desserts were superb.
I can think of only one criticism and it's the less than comfortable chairs for anyone like me that fights back issues or is recovering from any type of back surgery or rehab.

We will definitely bring our customers back again and again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Good service and good food. The sommelier was especially nice. He went above and beyond for us when we decided we wanted to take a bottle with us. That was above and beyond.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 24, 2017

Always excellent food and service
We come here often for business meals and dinner before shows at Morris civic

Tags: Great Beer, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 23, 2017

LaSalle Grille one of only a couple fine restaurants in the northern Indiana area. Service, ambiance, quality of food are exceptional. Good wine list. Cocktails were only average. We had three appetizers, baked brie, gnocchi, pate. All very tasty. Salads were fresh. My rack of lamb was cooked perfectly, and the scallops were excellent. They are also willing to substitute some ingredients which, to me, is the sign of a really good eatery.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Had a caterpillar on my duck dinner tonight and the waitress did not comp my meal. While I didn't make a huge fuss about it, things happen and they made me a new plate. But the fact that we had to pay for a meal that had a bug in it is very disappointing to say the least.

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 (Naples)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had a wonderful dinner at the LaSalle! Great attention from staff and owner. Food was excellent!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Awesome place! The atmosphere was outstanding. The food was the best in South Bend. It is a must try!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Fish over cooked and burnt. Very slow service.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Always enjoyable, great appetizers and sides, nice entree menu, great cocktails.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

We were meeting my nephew, who was doing sound for the Morris Center. Our time was more limited than most. Our waiter was excellent and made sure we were done in plenty of time, he also explained the menu. Food was delicious. My husband had the steak and loved it, I had the Arctic Char, excellent and my nephew had the salmon. Dessert was superb. Great atmosphere! A great place and so close to the Morris Center. Thanks Lasalle Grille!

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Cozy
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Best salmon I have had in the South Bend area!

Perfect portion, and wonderful sauce.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Fun, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful as always!

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 (Louisville)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Outstanding business dinner location. Out of town guests were impressed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The best address in town! For the wine let Zoran the sommelier be your guide.

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 19, 2017

Outstanding service.
Wonderful dining experience.
Exceptional food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We have dined at Lasalle Grill many times. Always have enjoyed our dinner. We had tickets to see a show at the Morris on Friday so normally the waitress will confirm that with us and make sure that we have enough time to enjoy our meal and make the show (which our waitress did do).
The kitchen staff, however, had some mix up with our order and did not serve it in a very timely basis. It was not the fault of our waitress, she was very apologetic for the delay.
She made sure that we were taken care of as best she could.
Having one "not so good" experience will not keep us from going beack to Lasalle Grill, everyone has an off night every once in a while. Overall we have always enjoyed dining at Lasalle Grill , and the staff has always done an excellent job.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 7, 2017

The filet I enjoyed at LaSalle Grill was excellent though the Foie Gras was a bit of a rip off with a small piece (albeit very tasty) atop a big bowl of veggies. Otherwise, the experience was wonderful, and I would recommend it to anyone visiting South Bend.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 5, 2017

LaSalle Grill is always good - the steak is THE BEST - the fish wonderful =and they made my martini just right. The service is bar far the best in town. We always go to the LaSalle Grill when we are entertaining customers/donors or just want a great meal.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Always perfect food and service. Never disappoints!

Tags: Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (Orlando)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Impeccable service and attention from the entire staff. I will be back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 22, 2017

The food was delicious! Got a petite filet and it was cooked perfectly. Atmosphere was great, good wine selection, and great service. Highly recommend.

Tags: Live Music, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

Loved the food. It was noisy at 9:15 p.m. on a Saturday night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Service was great. TC was our waiter, he was perfect. Filet was cooked rare throughout, just as ordered. Meal was spaced out great from our first round of drinks, appetizers, meal, then dessert. 3 hours well spent with friends.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Deer was excellent; the remainder of the food was average. We had a very good waitress but the restaurant seemed short staffed. Kitchen was slow .

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 (Naples)·Dined on August 14, 2017

We had the most wonderful anniversary dinner. Unexpected were the personalized menus and the card signed by the staff.. it was the highlight of our evening. Our server Dave made it even more special. Oh, by the way...food was exceptional.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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·Dined on August 11, 2017

Their personal touch for our anniversary was unexpected and very much appreciated. The simple gesture combined with wonderful service and dining made for a excellent night out! Highly recommended!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Our experience was good - promptly seated and the food was very good. The service honestly was a bit curt, which shocked me. There aren't too many high end restaurants in South Bend, so you would think attitude would be a high priority. Maybe a bad day? Other than that, very nice place and we'll probably return at some time. Just slightly disappointed. (Oh and btw, steaks but no baked potato's?).

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Best place in town among a host of really great places. Understated elegance, delicious gourmet food, impeccable service. What more could you ask for?

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Our meals were very good and creative, but the server was unfriendly , condescending, and seemed to care less about our dining experience. The manager was kind enough to notice we were not served bread and brought some to the table. We also had an issue with our drinks, receiving one after a wait but not the other. Also, our credit card was charged with another table's bill plus our bill. Unfortunately, The server made this special occasion memorable to say the least.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 4, 2017

A great meal as always at LaSalle Grille ... Very consistent quality ...

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Coming from Louisville, we are used to fine local restaurants and LaSalle Grill would rank with the best eating places in our city or, for that matter, any location. Our server Stacey was knowledgable, professional and helpful. The food was exceptional, from the tasty vichyssoise to the heavenly mushrooms stuffed with escargots and all our entrees were excellent. I'm happy Stacey recommend the red deer because it was prepared perfectly and was delicious. The desserts were yummy and even the cocoa cappuccino was delectable. It was an exceptional experience.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 24, 2017

We spent an evening in South Bend on our way west and with the help of open table picked LaSalle. It was special. Everything about the place was well done. If you are even near South Bend, drive out of your way to visit. If David is serving that evening be sure to ask for him.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 17, 2017

The waitress was very nice - The food was a disappointment - As I looked around,I thought what do these people eat at home if they think that this is good - We were given a nice table and treated nicely but I can't imagine what they were thinking when they came up with my entree .
It was Asian sea bass with cabbage and squash - The fish was OK - not better than that - The cabbage was really awful and I didn't see any squash - We had ice cream for dessert and that was really quite ordinary. We plan to redo our special occasion at home in our yard this weekend -

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 (Dallas)·Dined on July 13, 2017

We were in town for a wedding and spent an evening here with dear friends. The service, food, and atmosphere were all superb!!
Our server was Joule, she was so helpful and very knowledgeable about the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 7, 2017

My wife and I have always found that LaSalle Grill was the best restaurant in Indiana. We drive there from Valparaiso and get a wonderful dining experience on a consistent basis. From when we walk thru the door and Andrew greets us with respect and a joyful "hello" we know we are where we need to be. Stacy (waitress) was awesome. She is our pick going forward. Food was outstanding as usual. Thank you.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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