Left Bank
Left Bank

Left Bank

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.leparisien.ca/
  • Phone: 6046871418x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner Sunday-Saturday: 5.30pm- 10.00pm

    Brunch Sat-Sun: 10.30am- 2.30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Tobias Grignon
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Robson
  • Public Transit: Robson at Denman and Georgia at Denman
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free parking behind restaurant after 6PM, weekends, and holidays. Otherwise there is ample street parking near by.
A word from Left Bank
Left Bank in Vancouver's West End serves classic and inspired bistro fare.
Whether enjoying a leisurely lunch, lingering over dinner or catching up with friends over brunch, you’ll find yourself immediately transported to the Left Bank. With our authentic fare and atmosphere, you’ll experience your own Midnight in Paris moments.
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Left Bank reviews from OpenTable diners
25 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (22)fit for foodies (13)good for groups (8)great for outdoor dining (7)special occasion (7)great for lunch (6)romantic (6)great for brunch (5)late-night find (3)hot spot (2)notable wine list (2)vibrant bar scene (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Wonderful Spot!
    AJHO
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    We had a lovely experience dining here as a family (teenaged kids). The space is charming and the food was very good. Both appetizers we had were outstanding (heirloom tomato salad with caramelized bocconcini, crispy crab roll with a black sesame crust), as were all our mains (5-spice duck confit tempura, sticky pork ribs, veggie tagine). The only slight miscues were the server too eagerly refilling our water glasses, thereby diluting our Perrier with still water, and giving us coffee with milk on the side when we ordered a cafe au lait. However, overall the service was attentive without being intrusive - a nice balance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • New neighbourhood spot
    kwildhorse
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    A lovely, minimalist decor, a bartender who knows what he's doing, and very good service don't make up for the rather average food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Great food and looks like they have great bar food too
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    A great new addition to the West End. The food is delicious, well priced and served by friendly and helpful staff. I was so pleased to get a chance to eat there. I will do so again soon because I enjoyed it so much. For a reasonably priced, casual place to dine I cannot recommend it more.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent bistro
    dancingdog
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had been to the earlier incarnation of this place and were looking forward to trying the new version: The Left Bank. Nicely updated inside in a much more contemporary manner, the new place is impressive by that alone. The menu, limited as befits a proper bistro offers variety and flexibility. The four different mains our table ordered were all excellent, rich and tasty. The lamb tagine is especially worth ordering, though I would add more rice or couscous. The wine list is not extensive by any means but there is variety in price and quality, with some wonderful offerings from Burrowing Owl. Wait staff are attentive and charming and made the overall experience all the better. We will return.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • French food and more
    Rudi
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Left Bank continues a tradition of excellent food available at this location on Denman, at the same time broadening menu options to include influences from other cuisines. For example, a basket of tempura green beans was an innovative and delicious appetizer. The wine list was interesting and offered some affordable options. The management and wait staff went the extra mile in making us feel welcome and making sure that everything was to our satisfaction. We look forward to returning on our next trip to Vancouver!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food
    trish
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Excellent food served in a casually elegant atmosphere. Rebooked for another date before we left the restaurant! 5 people in our party shared dishes from 3 courses and everyone loved every dish.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 18 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 4 reviews are from the Left Bank reviews archive.
  • Great neighborhood spot
    SFM1VIP
    Dined on 10/14/2012
    I am very happy that the owner of Bistro Pastis opened this longtime West End neighorhood restaurant, which was starting to fray around the edges. In it's new freshened up incarnation, it is now packing them in, with better quality cuisine. The menu is very "rustic" French, so hearty kind of food and not fine cuisine. I would not go there for a special occasion, but for a casual simple meal out yes. The service can be wonderful, depending on which server attends to your table. Manager Geraldine is always cheerful, charming, gracious and most attentive, overseeing that all goes well with her customers. Of the 2 restaurants however, Pastis is my top choice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Pretty close to a Parisien
    frequentdinerVIP
    Dined on 6/1/2012
    Pretty close to a Parisien bistro experience. Service a bit uneven, but hopefully will improve with time.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was mediocre, the
    alyshaha
    Dined on 7/6/2011
    The food was mediocre, the kitchen caught fire while we were there. It was unprofessional and despite their wednesday deals i wouldnt go back. didnt remind me of paris of at all.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Even though our server was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/4/2010
    Even though our server was new and wasn't too familiar with the menu, our dining experience was fairly good. It is a tucked on Denman street but has its own character. The tartar is a must try. Mash potatoes were a bit dry.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet