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How is Carriage House in South Bend?

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I'm supposed to schedule three small-group dinners in a casual business setting, at three different places, in South Bend area, Indiana. Typically we use Lasalle Grill, NOMA, sometimes Uptown Kitchen or Main Street Grill.

I hear very mixed things about the new incarnation of Ciao's--my first thought for a new item, because it used to be excellent food--and maybe that's a separate thread. Right now, I'm wondering what to do when some colleagues suggest Carriage House. I've never been there. But the history on Chowhound Boards is not at all kind to the place. The gist seems to be that it was once a great French outpost in the countryside, but since then it's been an overpriced joke. Again, I cannot speak from experience. Any input?

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Lasalle Grill
115 W Colfax Ave, South Bend, IN 46601

Uptown Kitchen
303 Florence Ave, Granger, IN 46530

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  1. The Carriage House is an excellent place for good food and wonderful service. My family and I have been going there ever since we moved 15 years ago. I have never been let down. The prices are a little high but it is no joke. All of it goes towards fresh and local produce. They try to be a one of a kind restraunt which they have succeded at. They also have a website, check it out.

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    1. re: krenzel

      Thanks for this reply. I will keep an eye out for a good occasion to try it. Fresh and local is appealing, especially this time of year an onward for a few months.

    2. My wife and I went there for our anniversary in February 2013. The atmosphere was great, the food superb and the service OUTSTANDING! The owner visited our table and took a picture for us. We will return. Highly recommended!