The Lauber

4.6
42 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
A modern restaurant in the East Bank Village helping bring new life to the area

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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 42 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
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Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. We are outside so we had the elements of being outdoors including sun and wind.

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Ellen
Indiana
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food5service2ambience3

Our server was not the best but I realize its difficult to get qualified workers at this time. I put in a second drink order and it never came but I wasn't charged for it so all was good in the end. Food was fantastic and table was ready at our reservation time.

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TonyG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience2

I called ahead to make a reservation for 5 over the phone for Father's Day. I am not a local, but was in the area for work. When we arrived it was 90 degrees and the hostess tried to seat us outside on the uncovered patio. I told her we would like a seat indoors and was told I didn't specify an indoor table so they are seating us outside. I informed her no one asked which we would prefer and we would have no idea of knowing there was another option besides indoor if they didn't mention it because we had never been there before. I was told we would have to be put on the waiting list if we don't take the outdoor seat. When I shared I didn't that was fair, she became rude, stating "I mean, I can get the manager to explain it if you need me to since you can't understand it when I say it." Another hostess stepped in and asked what was going on and clarified we would be next on the list. We accepted and waited for our table. The hostesses continued to act rudely, making comments about the situation right in front of us as we waited. Then, we watched as they did the SAME EXACT THING to the next party! We didn't take the time to complain to the manager as we figured if they allow their employees to treat customers that way, management cant be much better. After we were seated though, our waitress was great and the food was alright. It would be in the restaurant's best interest to higher their expectations for those who greet their customers. First impressions leave lasting impressions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good but the service was incredibly slow. We waited over an hour to receive our food after we ordered it. The waitress kept saying the kitchen was backed up and they didn’t plan well for Father’s Day. They did comp us two deserts for our wait.

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MARCUSH
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Very good food, but you pay for it.
Service was very slow, it was Father's Day which may contributed.

SC
SusieC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

John was a great server!! Very attentive and pleasant.

MN
MarleneN
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were excited to be able to eat outside. However, I would never request the area closest to LaSalle St. Too many motorcycles and cars that made for a very unpleasant experience when trying to speak to our friends. The service was excellent and the food very appealing and delicious.

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Rdlaidig
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lauber is a somewhat trendy restaurant near downtown South Bend. We enjoyed the outside venue along with the sounds of the city. Great food and service.

CL
vipCherylL
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience outside on the patio. It made for a somewhat noisier meal but was great. Food was very good - love the Chicken Rigatoni! Staff was pleasant and efficient. Definitely a great downtown place to visit. We will be back!

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DeniseM
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio because it is puppy friendly! The service was perfect, and the food was great!

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sarahnichole
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go here often and always have a really good time. The food is great, the drinks are yummy (and a little cheaper compared to similar restaurants) and the vibe is really chill. I love this place.

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Bridget1972
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were disappointed that one had to make a reservation on-line, not by 'phone. I asked why to a manager and she said, "Because it's easier on us!!!" We were also disappointed by the lack of paper menus and needed to do it 'electronically with a phone. What if one didn't have a 'phone?!?!

Our waiter, Marcus' was fabulous. And the food was above average.

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Kylie
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very cute atmosphere (inside and out) with a delicious brunch menu! My party ordered three different entrees and it was all so yummy.

KR
KathleenR
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to the Lauber. We sat outside with our marginally behaved dog. The wait staff was outstanding, brought water for everyone including the dog. We thought the menu was minimal at first but had great descriptions and everything we ordered was delicious. Cleaned our plates. Check came and was pleasantly surprised by the reasonable, not overpriced bill. Can’t wait to go back without the kid and the dog. Lol. Is was fun to be downtown.

JD
JenniferD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food and staff!!! Great place to gather, its our favorite place

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EricD
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was able to accommodate a large party with phenomenal service. The food was fantastic and all of our guests were very impressed with the Lauber. Highly recommend.

MA
MARCUSH
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good meal with good service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The music was too loud

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JimR
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You and your staff did a great job of serving us and our guests. Thank you very much.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience1

Hard surfaces made environment too noisy for normal conversation

AS
vipAileenS
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Pizzas really good, they should extend the brunch hours so able to order from that menu later than 2:00.

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Sassy
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marcus did a great job waiting on us & suggesting different options. So thrilled to be able to reserve a table on the patio & that you are open later on Sunday.

Thank you.

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Elle
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the wait staff, but you need to do something about the acoustics indoors. I'm glad it was a nice day with outdoor seating, because indoors I can't hear the person across from me talking. The noise is overwhelming.

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Tess
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going here!! always a great experience and the food is bomb!!!

CL
vipCherylL
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! One of my favorite restaurants, close to downtown, inside and outside dining options.

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RossH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy brunch at the Lauber. While the weather was cold and rainy, preventing us from sitting outside, it was a great place to celebrate Mother's Day with mom and my wife.

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GaryD
Indiana
5 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great time. The menu is focused on things that go well together, and they do them all well.
It's one of our few top go-to places.

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Tina
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting. Server was very attentive. Our table was ready when promised. Food was great.

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vipbuckheaddinners
Atlanta
35 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome place! Great upcycled property. Amazing green goat pizza!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

The music was so loud that we could not have a conversation at our table, communication with the waiter was very difficult. The large garage style doors were open next to our table which created a wind tunnel like environment with our napkins and such flying off the table. The staff came over to close the blinds and when the wind blew the blinds almost hit my daughter and the staff were swearing loudly as the wind was so powerful it was difficult to secure the blinds. She heard all of it and she is 9 years old. It took half an hour to get our bill when we were finished. We were out celebrating my birthday and it was a very unfortunate experience.

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vipKVCA
Cleveland
31 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service but limited menu and a bit pricey relative to other comparable spots in the area. Very good beer list and pizza.

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vipHelen
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch with girlfriends! Power salad is fantastic!!

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MikeMc
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed the patio on a sunny evening. The food was good, too!

DB
DanBoy
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great server

Great outdoor!

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STEPHANIEW
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious, especially the dippity dough da appetizer with beer cheese and the beet salad with blackened salmon. Also, really enjoyed the no-jito...lightly sweet and perfectly fizzy. Would definitely order again. Our waiter was wonderful, as well.

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vipTsjake
Indiana
18 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about our experience at the Lauber- drink was super tasty, beer was a new one for me, and the blueberry pulled pork pizza was spectacular! I will definitely be back!

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JohnF
Tulsa
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food! Recommended!

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vipHelen
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just love The Lauber. Food is always good. Staff is excellent, helpful, social but not too instrusive. Wish they'd add a few more things to the menu since we go there so much!!!

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vipjh46530
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Had a nice outdoor dining experience. The staff is very accommodating and pleasant. Angel, our server, very enthusiastic and fun. Good, casual dining.

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vipMike
Grand Rapids
35 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal and service. We’ve been coming to Lauber for a while and enjoy each visit. Pizza’s are great and rotating beers are always a treat. Service is always attentive and there is a great ambiance. Definitely a top place in downtown South Bend area.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Lauber using the Order Online button. The Lauber also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (574) 234-2342.

The Lauber is rated 4.6 stars by 42 OpenTable diners.

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.