LaSalle Grill

4.6
708 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 708 people are saying
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMollyS
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and great service. Sarah was a wonderful wit staff member and even share some interesting and helpful information about the wine we ordered.

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Lynn
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a special dinner and the value for restaurant week was good

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got seated right away- we went early right when they opened and it was quiet- had a corner table which we prefer. Our server Mitchell was kind and attentive without overdoing it. They made our anniversary so special by having our names and happy anniversary written on it- as well as having a signed card from the waitstaff. Very thoughtful! We were also there during restaurant week so they had an amazing deal of a 3 course meal for $33! Which was fantastic. Everything we ordered we raved about.

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Zoom
Grand Rapids
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place has an extensive wine cellar with your usual assortment of steak, seafood, etc. I enjoyed every course and will definitely return next time I am in the area!

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JudyQ
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine dinner was one of the best ones we’ve had! The food was delicious—inventive and well prepared. The wine selections were incredible! We were even able to purchase two bottles of wine from the dinner. The service and ambiance were, as usual, so efficient and friendly. Many thanks, Judy Quinn

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Ncurn12
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived for our anniversary with specially printed menus with our name on them! And we only reserved a table an hour before. They also had a signed card for us. Service was ‘slower’ but that’s what we wanted! The food was to DIE FOR. I had the horseradish crusted lamb, and he had the steak au poivre. So. Good. Would absolutely go back!

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BrandenW
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Service was slow despite server running around; too many others standing around. Salmon was cooked rare, at best, but was stated medium-rare … would be nice to state on the menu or verbally how it is cooked before.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience4

Although the menu identifies vegan and vegetarian, there is only one vegetarian dish and it’s like beef ramen noodles with stringy tofu thrown in. It was awful! No, it was worse. The baked Brie is good and my man liked his Filet, but how can you mess that up if you buy from the right butcher.

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OpenTable Diner
Key West
9 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mitchell & Tia made our evening great

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vipBrettC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Not a good cut of meat, and had to send back because they couldn’t get a medium-rare. Second steak was rare, so still not cooked well.

Steak looked grayish brown, so clearly not the right cut, temp, or quality.

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vipDominic
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The service and ambiance was outstanding.The food was good but not what you would expect for the price.

They ran out of what we wanted to order but these days there is short supply of everything. I'd like to go back in 3 months.

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DavidC
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent food

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SteveL
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Without a doubt, the finest halibut we have ever had. All employees we encountered (valet, host, waitress) were excellent and very welcoming.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Disappointing

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SicilianChef
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have recommended LaSalle Grill to many people over the years. It is wonderful for a fine intimate meal, entertaining friends and family, and making great impressions on business associates. They are a true gem in this community. Enjoy!

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DavidB
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely outstanding dining experience. The food was excellent and our server was top notch!

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JeffK
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic steak and appetizers. Best meal I have had in a very long time. The staff went out of their way to make sure that our anniversary was a very special occasion.

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vipSipeswoman
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been getting curbside take-out for the past year+ and we returned to in-person dining yesterday. It was a lovely experience with great service and excellent food.

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vipBigDog
Orlando
145 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Classic steak house with a limited menu. Ceiling heighth makes any type of normal conversation difficult.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

TC provided great service. Scallops, Caesar and Filet were wonderfully tasty.

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EarlH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TC and Mitchel along with great food made our evening

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HillaryL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visited with family from out of town- very good

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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
22 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
11 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
7 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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vipOpenTable 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.

FAQs

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

LaSalle Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 708 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.