Left Bank Larkspur

4.6
2985 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie known for simple, seasonally-changing French menus crafted by Chef Roland Passot. At Left Bank, you are sure to capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche, or the “left bank” in Paris.

Open since 1994, Left Bank is located in the historic Blue Rock Inn in charming downtown Larkspur. Built in 1895 during the railroad era, The Blue Rock Inn was a popular weekend destination for San Franciscans to come dance and picnic under the stars.
Due to Covid regulations we won't be able to provide with indoor or outdoor service until January 4th but will happily offer take out in person or by phone also delivery is available through Doordash and Ubereats
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected

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Starting Feb 14, 2021

French is the language of love, and Left Bank speaks it fluently! Celebrate amour with our unforgettable menus, available for pickup and delivery from 12-8pm. Serving Brunch from 12-3pm, and from 3-8pm, a 4 Course Prix Fixe for $75 per person. All items also available a la carte. Order online today!

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Hypoxia
Central Coast
19 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We live a mile away and go to the LB at least once if not twice a month. We enjoy the setting (even special with outdoor seating), the staff, and of course the food. Salad Verte is always excellent. Roast chicken a treat. Pastas excellent. Burgers for the kids. Steak Tartare used to be the best, but recipe changed to an ordinary one. It is one of our favorites, and we will return when they re-open.

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vipEagleeye
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Even with a limited pandemic menu Left Bank is worth a visit. Oysters are fresh. Steak tartare is a rare menu item and is very good. The trout entre and salad nicoise are outstanding. Pleasant and attentive service in comfortable outdoor settings as well as indoor seating when allowed.

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vipKaitlinE
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the food was delicious - totally what you want from a french bistro - will for sure be going back

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jaybuck
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I were in the mood for a true French restaurant. And Left Bank delivered. We visited for a late lunch on Sunday so we could choose from either their brunch menu or their dinner menu. It was a tough decision. We started with their fondue, which was one of the most interesting and tasty ones we'd had in a long time. The blue cheese gave it great character but did not overwhelm the other cheeses. Then I had French onion soup and my girlfriend had the salade Lyonnaise. It was one of the best French onion soups I've had. Our main courses were also excellent, and very French. Their wine list is very well thought out with wines across all of our favorite French wine regions. And downtown Larkspur is just so relaxing to hang out in. We will be back.

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saraht
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious, but my French Onion soup was cold. But the salad, brussel sprouts and fries (best in Marin) were superb. Our server was amazing, so sweet and warm and could read us and our vibe and pace and made us feel like our Bubbie was serving us.

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vipmmmm
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

OMG!!! There is a vegan cassoulet on the regular menu, but they had a “real deal” cassoulet special!!

Probably the best thing I have eaten out since the whole Covid situation enveloped us all!!

AMAZING!!! I want to start a petition to get that on the menu permanently!!!

KUDOS to the chef!!!

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ChoosyMom
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Food was delicious as always. Love the kitchen staff and comfy artful outdoor seating. The waiter/Mgr was forgetful, but engaging. COVID is challenging. We had fun!

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vipJontenor
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outdoor brunch was excellent. The Left Bank is one of our regular places.

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vipFoodLover
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

My BF was upset because he drinks beer and there was only one beer to choose from. We both had pork and it was good, not outstanding, but okay. We were seated outdoors next to one of the vertical heaters. It’s wasn’t uncomfortable for me as I was right next to it but my BF commented that it didn’t give off much heat on his side of the table.
I like this restaurant overall but the wine prices are really high for the most part and the lack of beer was an issue this time. Will give it another try in the future. My lunch at this same restaurant last week (Trout) was better.
The French fries are very good!

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Camcam
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always have great food and service. We sat outside in one of the new park let’s. Our waiter was attentive, fast service and the food was great. Never disappoints.

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vipYummy
San Francisco
197 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food. Great escargot, Duck, fried chicken and mussels. However, the heating outside was insufficient and we were freezing.

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JeffB
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Limited Prix Fixe menu for special Thanksgiving evening dinner. Outdoor seating on a chilly night but still pleasant. Great service and atmosphere at an historic setting in my beloved town of Larkspur.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a delicious Thanksgiving at The Left Bank. The food and service was impeccable.

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vipFoodLover
San Francisco
67 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Trout was very tasty and because my friend had French fries to share from her order of mussels, it was a nice,complete meal. French fries here are really very good... crispy and very tasty. The mussles were also vry good as well.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food quality has dropped. There are better places in the area

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Go to bistro for Niçoise salad and fries! The fries are addictive!

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vipnapavalleydiner
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food was good and I would recommend the food to others, but would preference it with questionable service. I know they are struggling with all the new requirements as all businesses are, but staff needs considerable more training. We had to ask repeatedly for everything, water, bread, salt/pepper, etc. Sadly, the entrée arrived before the appetizer and the server seemed confused. When staff came by to removed used plates, if there were 2 or 3 dirty plates, they took only one. Wine was never poured.
I'm sure they will work toward a better service and flow, but since the food was so delightful, it was disappointing to have such mediocre service.

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Valleygirl59
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We go hear often so know many of the staff. We went for the BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU special event. The music was nice. I had the butternut squash soup which was great. The only issue was the waitress who hasnt waited our table very much, but her hands on the table and bent down and was sort of in our face. My husband hurriedly put his mask on (they were off bc we had just been served our drinks). He asked could she move back that she was not socially distancing. She said, well I need to hear and he said but you are too close. She appeared to be insulted. There was a table of like 5-6 women who were very loud but still based on Covid protocol I believe the server was out of line.

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Chad7268
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, many hours, many courses, fantastic service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious as always!

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vipCabGrower
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. A local gem and culinary escape to Paris!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend the escargot, the duck, and the seasonal pumpkin cheesecake tart...we have never had a bad experience with food or service. One of our favorite restaurants.

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vipShannon
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was so wonderful. Thank you very much.

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vipzelda
San Francisco
61 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great service and a really good covid seating and serving plan. We asked for a slight substitution on a dish and it was "no problem" Great place during the virus era.

KS
KateSF
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

We love Left Bank and the food is always so delicious there. I was a bit disappointed because I asked our waitress if the chef could take the sauce from the Shrimp Provencale and use it with the mussels (which seemed a small request) but, alas, not the case and she seemed to be perturbed at the request (and, in fact, seemed so for the rest of our meal.) Despite her "grumblyness" we ordered the duck breast and enjoyed my hubby's celebratory birthday dinner!

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susie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Heat lamps not working, quite windy. Cold food

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Maith
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Overall I recommend the restaurant! Loved the food.

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EmmaF
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, ambiance, service. They are doing a great job with outside seating and covid

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, until the bill came. No protest or challenge- just really expensive!

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YanaK
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Service is excellent but food is not so much. I won’t definitely recommend this place to anyone

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vipGaiaMaxine
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are here each week, maybe twice once in awhile.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Went for a birthday brunch and had a fantastic time. Wouid definitely go again.

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Bendoe
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say, I'm crazy about their mussels. I love the place. In March we had dinner there, the last one before the lockdown, it was strange but unforgettable. I really should try something else next time I'm there.......

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vipTaryn
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food REALLY good but the service was very, very slow with no apologies. But we appreciate that the employees were working during a pandemic and we'll happily come back.

JC
vipJCA492
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always...............................

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Kate
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat outside on the patio so street noise was a little loud......but our food and service was excellent! Escargot, onion soup and mussels.....oh and the bread. In addition, our server was the best! So enjoyable and funny and attentive.

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vipDoubleO
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an awesome experience. Everyone so energetic and they have amazing outdoor space but also are doing a great job with spacing and making sure everyone is practicing safety. Food was fantastic!

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vipDerekC
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat, with service to match the quality of the food.

JJ
vipJeanJean
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful dining experience, very attentive and helpful staff. Food and cocktails are superlative!

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vipStanS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Granddaughter birthday

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Left Bank Larkspur using the Order Online button. Left Bank Larkspur also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Left Bank Larkspur also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 927-3331.

Left Bank Larkspur is rated 4.6 stars by 2985 OpenTable diners.

Left Bank Larkspur does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://leftbanklarkspur.cardfoundry.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.