Hits the Sweet SpotI love this restaurant. It hits that so-hard-to-find sweet spot between fancy and casual, expensive and cheap, neighborhood and destination, hip and adult. And the cooking is first rate. Try the roasted chicken--always both crisp and juicy, served with a delicious risotto cake. The bavette steak is also perfectly cooked and comes with irresistible crunchy potatoes. The Mongolian dumplings were popular at our table, too.6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA little surpriseWe arrived for a pre-theater dinner to find a Happy Hour Special of appetizer and pasta of one's choice for $20. The amount of food was more than adequate. The food itself was excellent with tasty salads, fabulous dumplings and pate. The pastas were unique and very flavorful (I personally loved the soft shell crab pasta). Service was quick, attentive and friendly. I have already recommended this restaurant to family.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat eveningI had friends in from out of state and wanted to take them to a nice village restaurant. Everyone was happy with both food and service exceptional.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific experienceWe've been fans of Left Bank since its opening, and watched it evolve from excellent to terrific. It's beautifully designed, comfortable, and the service is always perfect and unobtrusive. The menu changes regularly and is always interesting. We haven't had a less than excellent meal yet. We've brought lots of friends, who have also become big fans. One of our favorite places. You just cannot go wrong here.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMhidden gemit starts with the great food and just gets better from there. attentive staff who know how to have a goodtime and make the experience a unique experience for all the guests. we loving that it can be high energy and low-key at the same time. the clientele is diverse and friendly. all willinging to share some space at the bar for all locale and wanderers alike5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat find!A gem in Greenwich Village! Frequently changing menu with local and seasonal foods. The food and service were excellent!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBlown AwayI eat out at nice restaurants several days a week all over the country. I eat plenty of wonderful meals but rarely one that really gives me the wow factor. My meal Friday was awesome! I had the cheese curd cappelletti that was incredible and the monkfish my girlfriend ordered was cooked perfectly. My server Michael was very helpful in recommending these entrees along with the grilled polenta appetizer, and he provided exceptional service throughout the meal. This was my first time to visit Left Bank and I am looking forward to my next visit.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMSmall but varied menu choices.Small but varied menu choices. Very gracious service.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMYou'll want to return to Left Bank!Another excellent meal. Our waiter, Michael, was very friendly and did a really great job handling some special needs for our evening. Many thanks!4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe bacala croutons on theThe bacala croutons on the kale salad was magical! Great service, great wine list, great everything...thank you! Will be returning3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMLate Minute Surprise!Last minute change of plans made us cancel one Open Table reservation at a favorite spot in Chelsea and scramble to find a place closer to where we were staying, and we find Left Bank and managed to get a reservation. Excellent and attentive service, not many choices but the menu updates daily. The noise was a bit energetic but otherwise we had a great evening and will keep this on file as a neighborhood favorite.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMCozy and warm feel great forCozy and warm feel great for a couples or a small group to have a very good meal, enjoy atheir conversation.
Gladly go back again.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA friend recommended thisA friend recommended this restaurant, and it exceeded our expectations. A fantastic environment and the food was wonderful. Going back again in just a couple of days.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMBenoit is one of our favorites.Benoit is one of our favorites. My husband loves the atmosphere, the food and anything French.2/17/2013 12:00:00 AM