We absolutely loved our family
We absolutely loved our family surprise dinner evening at LB. the service was fantastic ( Daniel, I think). We were wonderfully served, allowed to enjoy our special banquette seating, made to feel we should relax and enjoy, which we did! The food was perfect; aired and tasty and fun.
We can't wait to go back.
Interior is warm and elegant and lovely!
3/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
A friend recommended this
A 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.
3/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small menu with only 4 or
Small menu with only 4 or 5 entrees and one special, but well-prepared, substantial portions, and helpful waitstaff.
3/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy and warm feel great for
Cozy and warm feel great for a couples or a small group to have a very good meal, enjoy atheir conversation.
Gladly go back again.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Late 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.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The bacala croutons on the
The bacala croutons on the kale salad was magical! Great service, great wine list, great everything...thank you! Will be returning
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
You'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!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small but varied menu choices.
Small but varied menu choices. Very gracious service.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
I 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.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
it 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 alike
5/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
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 AM
We'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 AM
I 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 AM
A little surprise
We 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 AM
Hits the Sweet Spot
I 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 AM
Great food/great service.
Great food/great service. Comfortable,casual setting. Highly recommend. Michael, our server knew everything about the dinner selections and was very service oriented.
6/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Terrific food and service.
Terrific food and service. Try the Mongolian dumplings and any of the pastas. Also very good drinks. We have been twice in the past few months and enjoyed both visits; they clearly care about their customers and it shows.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Left very happy
First time here, been walking by for several months. Chose as the menu seemed "less heavy" in the summertime heat. Had the recommended chicken, which was lightly breaded but juicy and very filling (not a "small portion" to me). Found the price value to be
okay for the west village. Waitress was excellent, as were the bus staff. Came in early after long hot day so found the place quiet, which was understandable.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The brunch experience was
The brunch experience was lovely. Food was delicious, and the presentation was beautiful. The value was excellent. We will definitely go back.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place appeals to foodies and traditionalists. From the appealing twinkle lights welcoming from the street to the selection of entrees and sides, Left Bank does it well. The server was helpful with drink and food choices.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Got there a bit early and was happy to find that Happy Hour is from 5 to 7 even on the weekends! Chose a wine that was not on the Happy Hour list but was glad I did. The bartender was so helpful and recommended a Spanish rose - WONDERFUL. Dinner was delicious - inviting menu and it was the perfect place to have a conversation. The restaurant was not quite ful but the noise level was manageable. Would definitely recommend Left Bank.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We just ate at Left Bank for the fourth time in about a year and it continues to impress us with an all around wonderful dining experience. We stopped by the bar for one of their happy hour special cocktails (Thyme for Ginger and Screaming Rita) both were excellent. This time we had a party of five and three of the party were newcomers. All raved about the food! Also, I might add, very reasonably priced. Perfect place for diners looking for something a little on the alternative side with a somewhat bohemian vibe, while maintaining the highest food and service standards. Super friendly and engaging staff always makes us feel welcome and appreciated.
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
a perfectly delightful place,
a perfectly delightful place, a definite return! brunch was marvelous and the $1 oysters were perfect! strongly recommended.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had a great dinner on a Wednesday night. Food was excellent and the service was great. The staff made me feel right at home. They have a great happy hour deal, a great buy on usually expensive cocktails. I will definitely go back!
7/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Left Bank is perfect for a
Left Bank is perfect for a relaxed dinner in the neighborhood. The menu is interesting -- the dishes reflect the season and attention to contrasting and complementary tastes. The food is always good and occasionally great. Ambiance is no-frills and comfortable, and the noise level is usually manageable. The waiters are smart and knowledgeable. My husband and I find ourselves there a couple of times a month, either with friends or on our own.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
fabulous menu that changes
fabulous menu that changes daily
engaging and attentive staff that love what they do!!
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
celebratory dinner is a big success
Really delicious food without being pretentious. The service was just right...not hovering but there in a very friendly mode to supply whatever was needed or desired. Definitely one of the neighborhood's hidden gems.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service and food were
The service and food were excellent, though a bit more food that we ate so we took it home and had dinner again the next night.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Appealing/interesting menu. Excellent food and service. Wine list could use improvement. Not a good selection and pricey.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I was looking for OK food at a decent price in the W. Village, and got a lovely meal with pleasant, attentive service that well exceeded my expectations. After reading a couple of tepid reviews, I feel as though my cautious optimism was exponentially rewarded. My only regret is that I didn't have time to relax and have dessert & coffee. Great value, IMHO, and I'd def'ly return or recommend to someone.
9/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
a wonderful neighborhood place
warm welcome, always good and interesting food, not deafening. We live in the neighborhood and eat at Left Bank often. My default choices are fish dishes and pasta, but the pan roasted chicken is sophisticated comfort food at its best. And when brussels sprouts are in season, their roasted sprouts with hazelnuts are worth the trip.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprisingly creative with daily special. Overall a nice restaurant good for special occasion
10/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very good but with a few comments
We enjoyed ourselves but....the entrees were delivered while we were still eating our appetizers. There was all this scrambling to accomodate the busboy delivering our food rather than us eating our appetizers in a leisurely manner. Also, when my husband questioned the server as to whether the pasta dishes were appropriate for an entree, her comment was, " they're not Olive Garden size". A rather snarky comment is how we interpreted it.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
blessedly quiet and good value
I needed a quiet place for a business dinner that was also really warm, neighborhood feel rather than something more corporate/break the bank. This was perfect and the waitstaff were welcome -- never once rushing us as we sat over a bottle of wine and then made slow decisions about food. The food was great for the price point. Loved the steak tartare and the roast chicken. Lemon tart with candied grapefruit rind was deelish. Would come again or recommended for good food in an environment where no one has to yell or strain to understand one another.
10/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Very lively, great lighting although us older folk needed I phone flashlight to see menu. Romantic but fun. Food was very very delicious. I had paparadelle with shredded Beef and Brussels sprouts with hazelnuts. My husband had a pork dish that he loved. Our friends both had a chicken and risotto dish. They let us taste our wines first to make sure we liked them before filling the glass. I thought about my meal a lot the next day
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Celebrated my bday with my parents and 2 friends- so party of 5 on a Tuesday- and had just a really wonderful experience and meal. All the staff- from hostess to servers to busers were all very very nice. The food was honestly delicious!! Highly recommend the shaved brussel sprouts, spaghetti squash side was amazing, the hearty soup with kale and beans was very tasty. Tried the rigatoni and cheese which was unreal. Friends had chicken dish and they polished it off. From the olive oil on the plate to Syrah wine- it was truly a wonderful meal.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great West village restaurant.
Great West village restaurant. Service and food is fantastic.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great west village spot
Left Bank is a great west village spot. The food is excellent and the ambience really captures the charm of the west village. Highly recommend.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
So much better than expected
I've gotten used to crowded, loud,overpriced, and mediocre food. Left bank was a very pleasant surprise. For the first time in a long time my husband and I could have our own conversation and not be part of the others happening right next to us. The food was amazing. The bass was perfect. The service was great as well. not in your face. A very personal experience, great for romance or celebration. Extremely happy to have found this place and already looking forward to coming back.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Charming in the west village
We had a lovely dinner after a play at the Lucille Lorteil theater. If you are looking for dinner after an off Broadway show, this is a great one. The atmosphere is quiet and the staff is very attentive. I had a pasta ( a little salty) and my husband had a delicious, juicy chicken. I'd go back in a minute.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good food, OK great food, small portions, good wine, fairly high prices.
12/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We all got different pastas, each of which has its own unique texture and flavors, and all of which were thoroughly enjoyed. The vegetarian option stays perfectly hot in its ceramic dish, and the fontina cheese and mushroom ragu are amazingly gooey and full of spice. I loved my black fettuccini with calamari--firm pasta and a light tomato based sauce. My seared octopus appetizer was similarly yummy--crispy on the outside with a zesty caper sauce. The layout and structure of the restaurant allow for a "buzz" of energy w/o being too loud. Our server, Zi, and his fellow staff were excellent--unintrusively attentive and efficient. Ultimately, our experience was an absolute slam dunk, and we will certainly be back.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM