No.6

701 Portage Ave, South Bend IN 46616
$$ Contemporary

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 701 Portage Ave, South Bend IN 46616
  • Cross Street: Leland Ave
  • Cuisine: Contemporary |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Fine Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Breakfast | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Apple Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 574-855-3817
  • Features: Sunday Brunch, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Tasting Menu, Winning Wine List, Wheelchair Access, Healthy Options, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Sunday
Brunch 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Dinner 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.73 out of 5 stars based on 132 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 17, 2021
THOMAS O.
it was my first visit, excellent overall, love the building, the staff was very helpful and will comeback again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 12, 2021
Susan A.
If you choose to eat outdoors, the traffic is a little noisy. The quantity of food was amazing. I ordered pasta and it was plenty for two. Excellent and fresh food cooked to order.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 23, 2021
Becky H.
The allotted hour on the reservation page concerned me, as I was getting together with a friend I hadn't seen in quite some time. We did go over our hour, but I never felt rushed or that the waitress was anxious for us to leave. It was a very nice experience with great service and great food.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 19, 2021
Mary Anne S.
Every thing was great. keep up the good work.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2021
Talisa C.
Everything was perfect as usual.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 08, 2021
Mary B.
Enjoyed eating our dinner on the outdoor patio. We tried the pig-in-blanket appetizer, salad, and bolognese dish. All were very tasty and fresh.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2021
Ardea R.
We loved everything. The food and service were wonderful, and we felt very welcome. I've already made another reservation for next weekend.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2021
Andrew G.
I give No. 6 a big fat 10!! Met the owner at the door, had some great wine and a great menu. Dessert was fantastic! Can't wait to go back, but glad they are right down the block from where I live, it won't be a long trip.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2021
Allison C.
Loved it!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 10, 2021
maggie w.
We live a block away from No. 6, a beautifully restored firehouse restaurant. We popped in for an inaugural visit as they were opening the doors on their first day. The food and ambiance are both amazing. Despite the normal first day difficulties, we had a great time and enjoyed meeting the friendly staff as well as owner Amanda's mom, who greeted us at the door. We are a vegetarian family, and we were delighted with the Cauliflower Burger, possibly the best best veggie burger we have ever had. No fake meat here....truly delicious. We look forward to many more dinners and brunches at No. 6 and hope they will always offer such yummy vegetarian options! We already have reservations for our next two visits :) We are thrilled to have this place in our neighborhood!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 22, 2021
Sharon E.
Lovely brunch, very slow service & long wait for food. I’m sure it is b/c of under staffing. Beautiful location with charming landscaping. Will give them another try. Food was definitely worth the wait.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 05, 2021
Kevin B.
Great outdoor seating . We will be back

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Aug 28, 2021
Chuck P.
Great place. Greta food. Love it. We will go back and soon. As you try to step up your service, however, do NOT open my bottle of wine before I see it. (Your bartender or someone else did). Open my bottle of wine only in front of me and at my table. This will help to upscale your service.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 27, 2021
Philip D.
NO. 6 is a unique dining experience. The menu varies daily, so you only know going in that you will have a meat, chicken, fish, and vegetarian option. We have been twice and the food was outstanding both times.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 10, 2021
Ron/Mariyn W.
Great evening - great visit. Need the evening menu out a day or two earlier. SMH - Osso Bucco last night and we ordered in a pizza - That's a favorite of mine....

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 02, 2021
Steve L.
Welcome to the neighborhood. We love how you've treated the space. Food was delicious. A couple suggestions/observations: it would have been helpful to get some small dishes with our Shareables; when the dining room fills up it is noisy, we had trouble hearing our friends at the table. Not sure what can be done to mitigate that, and maybe it is more an issue for seniors. Wishing you great success.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 25, 2021
Molly B M.
The restaurant is beautiful. I look forward to a winter dinner there, to watch the snow fall outside. And the chairs are comfortable. But it's loud in there! The cauliflower burger was surprising, and delicious. The apple pie with homemade ice cream was a waste of money and calories. I think it was nuked at the last minute, and was way too hot. The cinnamon ice cream didn't seem like real ice cream, but that may be because it was so melted over the too-hot apples. The staff all were friendly and attentive and efficient. We'll be back.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Jun 15, 2021
Brandy C.
We enjoyed our brunch, food was good and wait staff was very friendly.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 5/10
Jul 30, 2021
Jamie L.
I loved the decor but found the food uninspiring. Great drinks!

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 6/10
Jun 11, 2021
Thomas A.
The restaurant opened on June 9 and my wife and I visited on June 10. This is a brand new location, so we certainly expected a few rough spots. I will start with the positives. The ambiance is excellent -- beautiful building exterior and interior and perhaps the nicest outdoor dining area in South Bend. The food was quite good overall, but I hope that it will improve as the owners, cooks, wait staff get more acquainted with the facilities and the clientele. Cocktails were decent, but need work. My prickly pear mojito did not taste much like a mojito (no rum flavor at all) and had almost no fresh mint, but it was refreshing oh a hot evening. Salad was excellent, appetizer (Brussels Sprouts with bacon) very yummy, taco trío was good (though pork taco was very dry), and Pork pot roast was just OK. Service was really poor -- just completely disorganized and slow. We waited about 25 minutes for our drink and, despite asking many times, did not even see a dinner menu until 30 minutes after sitting down (the restaurant was not particularly busy). Salad, appetizers and one of the dinner plate came out all at once (while we were still enjoying our cocktails), second dinner came several minutes later. In general the wait staff seemed very inexperienced and confused. This is the main issue that will have to be sorted out in the near future or this restaurant, which clearly has amazing potential, will have a hard time succeeding in the South Bend market. Prices would be reasonable if the service were outstanding, but we left feeling a bit disappointed with what we got for $110. Will come back in several weeks to see how things are going. If problems continue for too long I don't think we will go often.