A holiday tradition that began during the Great Recession is continuing this year.
Owner Mark McDonnell announced the dates for Holiday Luncheons at LaSalle Grill, 115 W. Colfax Ave., South Bend.
The fine dining restaurant in downtown South Bend isn’t usually open for lunch, but will be nine days in December.
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McDonnell said he still believes the market is limited for fine dining luncheons in downtown South Bend, but during the holiday season he’s had success offering lunch. In 2008, he modeled the lunches after Morton’s Steakhouses to attract business when a lot of corporate holiday parties had smaller budgets.
LaSalle stayed open for lunch Thursdays and Fridays in 2009, but didn’t in 2010, McDonnell said. The restaurant is usually open for dinner Tuesday to Saturday.
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The restaurant will be open 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. during the nine days and accepting reservations, with the last taken for 1:15 p.m. The dates are:
- Thursday, Dec. 3
- Friday, Dec. 4
- Thursday, Dec. 10
- Friday Dec. 11
- Thursday, Dec. 17
- Friday, Dec. 18
- Monday, Dec. 21
- Tuesday, Dec. 22
- Wednesday, Dec. 23.
Call 574-532-2800 to make a reservation.