Left Bank Menlo Park
Mothers Day BrunchWe had a delicious meal and the service was excellent5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed wonderful brunch celebratioEnjoyed wonderful brunch celebration.... ahi tuna salads and sandwiches, calamari, fondue, salads...all very good. Excellent service5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent experienceI chose the Left Bank primarily for its location (downtown Menlo Park) and was pleasantly surprised by how well everything went. The waiter was professional and attentive; the salad vert was fresh, tasty and geerous; the fish dishes (salmon and cod) were cooked to perfection; and the desserts delicious. The ambience was conducive to chat -- I was there to catch up with an old friend -- but also energetic. LB has been around for a long time, and I was worried that it may have become dull and complacent. But nothing could be further from the truth. A great evening.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMWE had the best waiter heWE had the best waiter he was so attentive and always trying very hard to please us. Some things we ordered were not available or were preprepared and he worked very hard to please us. A very top waiter and so kind and pleasant.
We did have order issues we were there at noon and the crab cake entre was not available. One of us wanted tuna Tartar without onions and we found it was already premade and portioned so she could not have a taste she has a problem with onions and could have tried to see how much onion taste it had. We didnt think this was a good thing to have already made you can have parts chopped but not mixed together . This was a disappointment.
What we did have was good. Thanks4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been to LB many timesI've been to LB many times although I hadn't been in a few years. Turns out my fiancée had been there many times recently but I didn't know that. We had a new waiter who had a few too many tables so the pacing of things was a bit off, i.e. slow. But the food was excellent and the drinks quite innovative and different. I think I like LB more with a bigger group though, or just at the bar.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMAlmost special eveningWe love Left Bank. It is our special event/date night spot. Went for husband's b-day (which I noted on Open Table). I assume they didn't check the posting because it was not acknowledged. Food was good that night but the menu was less interesting to our taste as it usual. It is spring and I hoped for lamb. It was heavy on fish which my husband does not enjoy. Our server was rushed as it was busy. Maybe he is new because he was not completely familiar with the menu and when we & our surrounding tables asked questions, he was not knowledgeable about sauces and ingredients. He WAS super nice and welcoming, however, and recommended a great salaf. Maybe a bit more time and training?3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is always great, goodFood is always great, good service a given--but they do an especially nice job with birthdays (and I am sure anniversaries as well). One feels special--and always a birthday person dessert choice that is comped!3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Very attentiveGreat food. Very attentive service. There was some confusion over our reservation time. The restaurant had down 6:45. We thought 7:15. They called at 7pm to ask whether we were still coming. When I explained that I had made the reservation for 7:15 and apologized for any confusion, they could not have been more gracious about accommodating us and the restaurant was full with people waiting. We would definitely go back. Only drawback---acoustics make for a very loud restaurant which is challenging with a large group.2/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a great time on Valentine's.We had a great time on Valentine's. Our server was so kind and sweet. She never rushed us and was helpful in picking out a sparkling before dinner. I am looking forward to my next visit.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is one of our favoriteThis is one of our favorite restaurants. Delicious French food, in particular the steak tartar to start. The canard was beautifully prepared as was the steak frites.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFriendly, efficient and greatFriendly, efficient and great menu. Great restaurant for a business lunch.2/12/2013 12:00:00 AMI had what is, in my opinion,I had what is, in my opinion, the best hamburger on the peninsula. And the beignets for dessert were scrumptious, too. Service is pleasant but definitely not professional. I was impressed, though, by the presence of a large wait staff. So many restaurants are understaffed.1/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmbience is very nice.......notAmbience is very nice.......not too big and not too small! Personnel are very friendly and helpful. Food is very good.12/12/2012 12:00:00 AM