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About Sorin's

Sorin’s serves classic, traditional French cuisine with a modern Midwest flair. Sorin’ features its most popular dish, the Dover sole meunière with new favorites such as our succulent 72-hour braised boneless beef short rib.

1 Notre Dame Ave
South Bend, IN 46556
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 6:30am to 10:30am

Lunch: Daily: 11:00am to 2:00pm

Dinner: Tuesday-Saturday: 5:30pm to 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Angela Blvd

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

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

Phone Number:
(574) 631-2020

Website:
http://morrisinn.nd.edu/dining/sorins/

Parking Details:
Complimentary valet parking up to 2 1/2 hours

Public Transit:
"The Sweep" making rounds daily, stopping just north of the Inn at the circle.

Executive Chef:
Patrick Dahms

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Chef's Table, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sorin's Ratings and Reviews

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4.0

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

3.9

service

3.9

ambience

4.5

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

80% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Romantic (5)
Afternoon Coffee (4)
Good for a Date (4)
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Notable Wine List (4)
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Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Comfort Food (3)
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 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

We love Sorin’s ... it makes any occasion a special occasion.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant wasn't busy but service slow. Three tables seated after us received their meals before we even we're able to order. We waited 5 minutes for a soup spoon. We were a table of 2. The restaurant wasn't busy, inexcusable for a restaurant serving this fare and at these prices.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 4 days ago

Food was very good. They have done a great job with the renovation. Extensive wine list, but no listing for spirits. The server was not sure what brands they offered, only that they had a particular spirit. A printed list would be helpful for those not drinking wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined 7 days ago

There is nothing French about this place. The food was cold and the service mediocre. Very disappointed.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 13, 2018

I've been eating at Sorin's for a couple decades, and once considered it one of South Bend's best kept secrets: imaginative food, prepared well, and only a little pricey. But over the last few years, the quality here has dropped precipitously, the menu is little more than steak and chicken (both over-cooked), and the quality coming from the kitchen doesn't come close to what it once was. My friends and I would often use Sorin's for business lunches or dinners, but we don't anymore, choosing Cafe Navarre instead. Service tonight was actually fine, but in other recent visits it's been ridiculously slow and inattentive. And to top it off, many of their menu prices were 25% higher than advertised online. (One bright spot: the wine list isn't half bad.)

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

We have been patrons of Sorin's for many years and always enjoy the people, food & setting. However, the hostess who was on staff on the morning of Sunday February 11, 2018 was probably the worst hostesses I have every expienced. She was rude, dismissive, ignored our requests and lied about availability of our table. We will always return to Sorin's but hope the hostess will be replaced soon.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on February 8, 2018

The food is okay, but most items listed in the online menu are not available, which doesn't make sense. Also, another fact I didn't like was the purpose for my husband and I went to have a decent dinner was celebrating our anniversary and we were there earlier than another big group of about 5-6 people, but they were arranged just sit next to us (no other people were in the restaurant and plenty of tables available), they were kind of loud and made us feel hardly hear each other when we chatted. Our overall experience was much lower than expected.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 22, 2018

My friend and I received excellent service by Petra!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Coffee, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Casual, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As always, Leslie and Diane, the two hostesses were very accommodating, especially when our reservation went from four people to five people, and then quickly back to four people because of one person's cancellation because of sudden illness. Later during our visit, these two hostesses were terribly patient, when a party of 30-40 adults, making a last--minute reservation -- and mostly grade school age children were seated on the upper level, and suddenly decided that they preferred to dine in Rohr's Tavern, another dining option in The Morris Inn. And, suddenly got up and walked out. Ugh. There is an excellent baby kale salad on the brunch menu, which is a favorite of vegetarians. However, lately, more mature kale leaves are ending up in this salad, without their long stems being removed. Making for a less attractive salad. We continue to hope that the servers and bus people could be trained not to remove plates until all guests have completed their meals. A sign of an excellent fine dining restaurant.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

this is our fifth or sixth new Years eve at Sorins and it was enjoyed by all.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had dinner there on New Year's Eve, while the food was excellent, the service and atmosphere would best be described as aqueduct. I really expected more from a high end restaurant. It should also be noted that the weather outside was very cold, near zero, leading to the temperature in the restaurant as also being very cool which led to the food being very cool by the time we finished.

We also had breakfast there the following morning, on New Year's Day with a much less that satisfactory experience. The food was good, not great and the service was very lacking, this came not only from us but others around us who were complaining about how slow it was to get the most basic of meals. Again you would expect more from a high end restaurant.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for Christmass Brunch. Everything was great!
Highly recommend this for special occasions.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 24, 2017

First Class in every way and reasonable prices. Seats are very comfortable and ambience is quiet and clean

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Service was slow, food was not hot but warm, and presentation was pathetic.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Excellent as always! Wonderful food, good service and attention to detail is apparent!

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Afternoon Tea, Special Occasion, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Great atmosphere with elegant decore, food was excellent

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The restaurant seemed to be busier than usual for a Sunday morning, with a couple of large, family groups. However, our server Diane kindly suggested that she take our orders as soon as we were ready, because of the anticipated wait, once the large parties began ordering. A great suggestion. And, even though we arrived earlier than normal for a Sunday, and received the breakfast, rather than the brunch, menus, our server and the kitchen staff kindly honored our requests for brunch items.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It was the Holiday Season and South Bend had a six-inch snowfall. Lovely window winter scenes. This place will be impossible to get reservations at certain University of Notre Dame events, but our Saturday night in early December was quite comfortable, and the food was great.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Birmingham)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Nestled in the Morris Inn on the beautiful campus of Notre Dame, Sorin's delivers in every category. Food is consistently excellent and the wait staff is superior, especially Juan. Highly recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good for a hotel restaurant, especially in South Bend. We had a very good server.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 29, 2017

We took a visiting job candidate for breakfast. It was excellent......lots of creative choices and was much enjoyed by all who attended. Thanks!

Tags: Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Only two tables in the place the whole night and it took 1.25 hours to get our food which was ice cold, and I ordered a rare steak and got well done.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Delightful ambience and excellent food in the lovely Morris Inn in the middle of Notre Dame campus. Valet parking is a godsend on this parking deficient campus.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Have dined at Sorin's many, many times since the 1960’s. It has been beautifully updated but the food and service quality has gone down as the food prices have risen considerably. Undercooked yet dry chicken breast, nicely cooked but unseasoned salmon, pumpkin “risotto” was more of a bland rice pudding on this occasion. Entrees are served with no accompaniment with extra charges for any side dish or sauce under the guise of tailoring your own meal. We were disappointed in what was once a favorite place to dine.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on October 19, 2017

I have never had a bad meal or bad experience at Sorin as I visit at least once a
year during the football season (twice this year). As an exception, this night the
service was very slow and I was pleased that it was noticed and a drink on the
house was offered and accepted.

Tags: Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, People Watching, Local Ingredients, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Quality food and service at Notre Dame - very nice alternative to more noisy and crowded options. We clebrated our daughter's birthday at brunch on Sunday after mass at the Basilica. Service was really smooth, thoughful and efficient. Sorin's is always a good choice.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Wonderful experience. Professional and courteous waitress.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Wonderful service and even better food! As usual, Sorin's does not disappoint.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (Denver)·Dined on September 19, 2017

The hostess gave us three menus and I had to hail a waiter for a fourth. Two of us had scallops with risotto. Both were served cool. Did not measure up to their ratings.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 16, 2017

At Sorin's service could be better; servers rarely refill water glasses, and they are slow. The bigger problem is that, while the menu is appropriate for 40 years ago, Sorin's has not kept up with the times. It still assumes that people want to eat grease in everything, eat lots of red meat, and eat oily/greasy vegetables. The breakfast options are especially unhealthy, except for the oatmeal. Sorin's chefs should ensure that half the menu, at least, has nearly oil-free, very fresh options, that one finds daily in California or New York. it is embarrassing to bring sophisticated ND guests to Sorin's.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 29, 2017

Had diner at Sorins on a Tuesday evening There were 3 other tables with seating besides us. The rest of the hotel restaurant was empty. There were 3-4 servers in the dining room. Servers were delightfully pleasant,, however timing was horrible. Our server did not bring our first drink order for over 20 minutes, timing between other courses took that long if not more. When our entree arrive they were literally at room temperature. Can't imagine what the problem was but getting fish, lobster and filets virtually cold was a great disappointment. We spoke to the manager who offered us free dessert which also took a very long time to get to our table. The Sous Chef came out and apologized, but gave no explanation as to the reason for cold plate delivery. My guess is that the kitchen was very understaffed, probably the souz chef was doing all the cooking and he just couldn't manage timely deliveries of food. I will say that although not hot our dinners were delicious, but service disappointment will certainly make us rethink returning to this restaurant during the week, maybe weekends are staffed better.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Went here to celebrate our son attending notre dame... husband and I.

The food was good as was the service. It's obviously convenient if you're at notre dame

We found the inside to be very bright .. part of the reason was it was still light out at 8 but even when the sun went down the lighting seemed more appropriate for a cafeteria than a high end restaurant.

The wine list was great and fairly priced although they did bring us the wrong wine the first time, this was quickly corrected.

We will go back because it's convenient and good but I do think this restaurant could be even better by working a bit on the ambience .

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 19, 2017

As always a great meal at Sorin's. Our server, Petra was very attentive and did a great job. The Dover Sole was outstanding.

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch
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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 19, 2017

A good dinner with friends. I had to trade the 4 oz filet medium that I ordered with my husband's 8 oz medium rare, because his was more done than mine.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Disabled Access
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Bright atmosphere. Service was terrific. Mary was our server and she was friendly, courteous and attentive. The food was delicious. I had the watermelon caprese and the Dover sole which was the special. Both were great.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Sorin's was a wonderful respite in the chaos and joy of move in weekend at ND. Many thanks to Mary for her outstanding service.

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 (Indiana)·Dined on August 13, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful brunch after a round of golf on Sunday. The food was delicious and the server was fantastic. Save room for dessert as that was the favorite part of my meal. The chocolate mousse and the deconstructed key lime pie were scrumptious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Appetizers were delicious, and key lime panna cotta was amazing. Filet mignon was disappointing, lobster tail needed to be cooked a bit longer. Service was wonderful, friendly and attentive.

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 (Louisville)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Always a good place to go for Sunday brunch. They don't have a buffet but the atmosphere, food, and service are wonderful.

Tags: Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (Indiana)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Love the breakfast. The Crème Brule oatmeal is to die for.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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