Me and my husband try to go here at least twice a year. We have never had a bad experience yet. This is the first fine dining restaurant we have had ever been to, so i will always hold this place dear to my heart. Would recommend it to anyone that wants a nice quite evening out with a loved one...
I'd like to comment to the folks you were unhappy with the dinner in April. I do hope you will give the restaurant one more chance. I have never eaten dinner there, but the Sunday Brunch is absolutely outstanding. The food and service are terrific. If there are any problems, it's the line at the omlette bar. Great to watch them being made to order and delicious too. I wish I could visit there for Brunch more often than I do. The waffles melt in your mouth and the choice of toppings, well....you just can't try them all, just gives you another excuse to have Brunch again. Please try the Brunch, I think you will be pleasantly surprised and leave a contented customer. Too many other goodies to mention, you just need to experience it!
Well, if you have never been to the Sunday Bruch, you are missing out on a part of life! Let me tell you, there is no better place to eat Brunch then at Tippecanoe. Reservations are required, but well worth the planning. For about 13.00 per person, you get the best, all you can eat brunch available in South Bend--the atmosphereis awesome, and the service is petty great, too. Dress in your church clothes or business casual, and prepare to be marveled by the fresh, made-to order-in-front-of-you omlettes, the fresh baked waffles, and the prime rib. This place is truly awesome. The only bad thing I can say is that I have been disappointed when I have called and there have been no reservations available (usually on ND home games). Try it for yourself...this place is grrrrrrrrreat!!!
The service is excellent but the food is way overpriced, was cold and bland. The place has gotten shabby over the years, needs new carpet and some polishing up. We went with a group that picked the place, it wouldn't have been our first Choice. In South Bend Steak and Ale beats them by a long shot.
Wife and I flew in from AZ. Took my grandmother out for Thanksgiving. What a wonderful experience. The food and staff were awesome. Everything was perfect. I honestly cannot say anything bad. I highly recommend the Tippecanoe. Very reasonably priced.
Even though the atmosphere and ambiance would seem to dictate a less casual dress code, Tippecanoe is in a football town and very much a part of the Notre Dame experience. We have had dinner or cocktails there several times after a game and are always relieved that we do not have to go to the hotel and change clothes after the game. My denims and Reeboks don't deny me enjoying a fine martini and fine dining with fine wines. It can help take the edge off a losing game!!!
My fiance and I like to get dressed up to go out, and this is one place in South Bend where we do not feel out of place in our vintage duds. The food was so delicious, the bartender knew what a Gibson was and how to make it, and I could never get bored staring at the paintings and decor. Take yourself on a tour of the mansion after dinner. And save some room for dessert! Truly a classy place. The service was attentive but not needy (ie, he wasn't trying to impress us with his personality, a personal peeve of mine). I highly recommend the Ahi tuna steak (rare was delicious!) with fresh pesto sauce. My one complaint: the green beans had no flavor - the chef should consider local vegetables that are in season (squash would be nice this time of year, which is November). Caution: prices are appropriate.
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