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Left Bank Santana Row
Left Bank Santana Row

Left Bank Santana Row Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.leftbank.com
  • Phone: (408) 984-3500
  • Hours of Operation: Monday: 11:30am - 10pm
    Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 11pm
    Saturday: 11:00am - 11pm
    Sunday: 10:30am - 10pm

    Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from opening until 2:30pm
    (lunch menu also served)

    Happy Hour offered Monday - Friday
    4:00pm – 6:00pm and 9:00pm - close
    (bar only)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: David Bastide
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Planning a special event? Create memories at Left Bank. We have several private dining rooms and spaces available. Each room offers something special. Choose from four private spaces, both indoor and outdoor.Please contact our Events Coordinator, Caroline Latorre-Herning: 408.984.4229, or cherning@leftbank.com, or visit us at www.leftbank.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cross Street: Stevens Creek
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Free public parking to patrons.
A word from Left Bank Santana Row
Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in San Jose's vibrant Santana Row. Open since 2003, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris, where diners feast upon classic French cuisine in a charming brasserie setting along the boulevard, where people watching is at its best. Inside, the wonderful energy of an authentic French brasserie is in the air. Boasting Santana Row's largest bar, Left Bank is a place to see and be seen.

The large, casual elegant main dining room offers everything from a family table of 20, to a quiet, romantic table for two. The open exhibition kitchen provides onlookers a window into the magic our chefs create. Whether simply sipping a pastis or enjoying a full meal, diners capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "Although it was for lunch, I have frequented Left bank for years and it is one of my go to places. However there is no excuse for cold pomme frites."
    Dined on 9/15/2014
  • "Eat light, so you have room for dessert. The chocolate mousse is dark, dark chocolate, and cannot be missed! Goes with anything you order. :-)"
    Dined on 9/15/2014
  • "Very happy with brunch menu! Food quality was good."
    Dined on 9/14/2014
  • "A number of unique dishes. Good quality food. Very friendly service"
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "Delicious food and great atmosphere! A very fun lunch with the girlfriends."
    Dined on 9/13/2014
  • "Try the duck fat fries and salad with lardon! The drinks were great, even the non-acoholic drink with cayenne."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "This was perhaps our fifth visit to the Left Bank. We ordered drinks, an appetizer (steak tartar), and entrées (duck and skirt steak). Drinks and appetizer appeared within 10 minutes. We waited an hour for the entrées. We had to buy more drinks to stave off the hunger. Perhaps most irritating was that the food runner brought my steak out five minutes before he brought my wife's duck. We love the food at this restaurant, but for the price, the overall experience should be better. Our bill was $119 (before tip), and dinner took us two hours. My advice to anyone considering the Left Bank is to go early to beat the crowd of early diners, otherwise, you may spend more time and money at the restaurant than you had intended."
    Dined on 9/12/2014
  • "The quail was excellent washed down with some fine St Emilion wine."
    Dined on 9/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed our dinner but waited a long time for our food. Great people watching outside on a wondeful warm evening. Almost like being in Paris."
    Dined on 9/11/2014
  • "We ordered appetizers for lunch. Our server was awesome! We loved the tomato & mozzarella salad and the Cheese Fondue...but the calamari was awful!! Bad enough that it should be removed from the menu!"
    Dined on 9/11/2014
  • "We had a 7:45 PM reservation on a busy Friday night but arrived early at 6:50 PM. We wanted to stroll around Santana Row for a while and wanted to know if we would have the flexibility of being seated when and where we wanted - and the answer was a cheerful yes! Our martinis were very good and so was the food. The server Kyle was excellent. Overall, a very enjoyable evening!"
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "We are from Portland, Oregon, a great place for Foodies. So, Left Bank lives up to our expectations of great food. We also just returned from France and Left Bank also lives up to the great food there. We love coming here when we visit San Jose!"
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "We sat outside..had a great waitress...food served in a timely manner...all our choices were delicious and the portions were large. It pays to have a reservation!"
    Dined on 9/5/2014
  • "It was a fun place. The escargot was a little rubbery but the flavor was great; the oysters were perfectly fresh and healthy; the salad was flavourful. All in all, it is a great place for lunch, you can people-watch on the Row, with a great view of the street and sights. A good time, priced reasonably. I'd have liked to see a larger wine list, especially with a sauterne or two for the ladies. That said, I didn't partake of the most famously good dishes on the menu. Next time, I will try more."
    Dined on 9/2/2014
  • "I love the salad Nicoise here. I've tried it at many restaurants. But I keep coming back here."
    Dined on 9/2/2014
  • "We did not think our waiter was very attentive, maybe it was a holiday and he did not want to work that much"
    Dined on 9/1/2014
  • "The restaurant is noisy, the kitchen clatters and bangs. The food was quite good, and not over-priced. The service was well-intentioned, but untrained."
    Dined on 9/1/2014
  • "Our appointment was 6pm and we arrived 10 minutes early. The reception told us that we would be seated shortly. We were not seated until almost 6:30pm with half of the restaurant was still empty. Waitress took forever to take our order and served the drinking water and bread to our table. Food took another 40+ minutes to arrive after we placed the orders. I will NOT return to this place again."
    Dined on 9/1/2014
  • "Best burger in town. Amazing appetizers. Yummy from the bread to the chocolate mousse!"
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "BWe dined at the Left Bank the Sunday before Labor Day. The food was fabulous as usual."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "I would not recommend this restaurant. The food was incredibly disappointing. The calamari appetizer had more fried onions in it than calamari, the trout had so many bones that it was inedible, and the green beans were overcooked. Only decent item was dessert."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "Went very early so the restaurant was not busy and the noise level was low. Had a wonderful waiter named Farland. The service was great as was the food. Two of us had the trout which was wonderful. My sister had the salmon which she said was cooked perfectly. Really enjoyed."
    Dined on 8/31/2014
  • "I felt that the service was good and we were not rushed. We spent 2 hours for dinner. It was a Friday night, so it was very busy and the noise level was a bit on the loud side. As a senior this made it difficult at times to carrying on a conversation. It was my birthday so that made it special. I would return again. I had enough food left over for lunch and dinner the following day!"
    Dined on 8/29/2014
  • "We had a seafood stew that was better than any bouillabaisse I have ever eaten. Service was exceptional and very friendly. Great outdoor seating on the action packed Santana Row. WE had a blast!!"
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Only problem was the noise level, which made conversation a little difficult. Waitstaff were attentive and friendly without being intrusive. Would recommend for any occasion!"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Great service & good food selection. Just a bit too noisy for me for easy dinner conversation for a large group"
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "It's hard to fine a yummy gazpacho so if it's you thing, Left Bank is for you."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "My husband is French and quite discerning when it comes to his native menu. He said it was incredibly authentic and he could eat there for a week straight. Personally, I enjoyed the classic Steak Frites and the kids were well taken care of. The host and server were great. It's a lively place where you can eat like an adult, but enjoy the company of your kids without bothering the other patrons. Fantastic meal."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Excellent food always with any of their restaurants. It was hard to choose what to eat because the menu is great . So we ordered a lot of dishes and took home leftovers ."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Recall food being better the last time I visited. Did not seem to have the selection or portions quite like before"
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "The children's menu suited my 3 year old and 19 month old grandson's perfectly. We were able to celebrate a family birthday meal with everyone enjoying their food. The children were fed quickly which made things easier on the rest of us. The lamb was excellent and the mussel appetizer was ideally seasoned. A very nice place to celebrate family events."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "I enjoy coming here especially to try out their unique dishes. I had their salad with a pouched egg on top, yummy. Sat outside where they have a set up like paris where people can sit and enjoy coffe while enjoying a convo. Our waitress was friendly and informative. Also gave my furry friend a treat and water bowl =]"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "I have a sexy girlfirend. This waiter never looked at me but only to take the initial order. I don't mind but when I'm paying, I expect courtesy and respect."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Need a date? Sidewalk cafe at Left Bank, a stroll through Santana Row and a movie at Cine Arts followed by an espresso or cocktail"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "We were very disappointed in the "upgraded" fondue . . . with soft carrots (not even crisp, yuk), baby pickles (who dips pickles in cheese??), mystery meat, small potatoes and a little bread. Don't get it. We always come for the BREAD and fondue. Also, the skirt steak salad is no longer on the menu which was another disappointment. Overall our luncheon just wasn't up to par as it has been in the past. My girlfriends and I get together there every 3-4 months . . . we're now considering looking for a new place."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Went my wife for a night out. Salad and onion soup were excellent. Then steak and fries were very tasty, cooked as requested. My wife really enjoyed her salmon, a Although it was small and she liked salmon at cheesecake factory better. We had a dessert with ice cream and espresso poured over if that was tasty as long as there was ice cream but the scoop was small and then there was just a big bowl of whipped cream. I'd prefer if they gave a smaller bowl with less whipped cream. My overall impression was that the food was and service were very good but value was mixed."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We knew the left Bank was the only place to meet when our girlfriend came back to visit after 3 years in Texas. As always we were not disappointed. Thank you!"
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "I was in San Jose visiting a friend and found this gem. The restaurant is unique and the food is outstanding."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "Very nice location and layout of the restaraunt. Would be very good for group gatherings and has a very nice variety on the menu selection."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "I asked for, and got, a great outdoor table right on the sidewalk. It was fun dining and chatting with my friend and watching the people of Santana Row at their best. The weather was perfect and it was a wonderful two hours. I'll certainly try to do this again."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
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