The Lauber

4.7
34 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 34 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
ambience
4.6
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Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Rdlaidig
1 review
Dined 19 hours 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.

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vipCherylL
Indiana
13 reviews
Dined 19 hours 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 2 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 5 days ago
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 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

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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.

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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.

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MARCUSH
Las Vegas
10 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

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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!!!

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vipCherylL
Indiana
14 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!

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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.

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JordanB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food delicious. Service great. Commercial-Industrial interior so expect it to be loud as noise echoes.

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vipHelen
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lauber is consistently excellent! We love their pizza, especially the pesto one. The power salad is amazing. I enjoyed the rigatoni chicken but it is really hot spicy (and I love spicy). The wait staff is fantastic - great beer recommendations, always pleasant. Sooo glad they have started to take reservations!!! We will be back again and again !!

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AnExperiencedDiner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The atmosphere was great, but the menu was really carb-heavy, which doesn't work well for type 2 diabetics. They were relatively busy, and seemed short-staffed. Out server was bartending as well, so they were stretched pretty thin.

I would try The Lauber again, when the patio opens.

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 4.7 stars by 34 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.