Left Bank Larkspur
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.
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We took our out of town friends here for a special birthday dinner and it indeed was very special. Everything we ordered from soup to dessert was special, aided by our accomplished waitperson who recommended the perfect wine for the occasion. The onion soup was one of the best I have ever tasted. The lamb shank literally fell off the bone. My husband's beef bourguignon was tasty and tender. The creme brulee was a 10! The food was great, ambiance and staff exceptional. We had a great time!
Has become one of our two favorite restaurants in Marin along with Poggio.
A neighborhood favorite. Sat outside with good weather. Everything was excellent.
We had a lovely dinner outdoors on their patio, service was excellent.
We're were seated in the Bar, as previously requested. Our dining companions were delayed and we had a film deadline. Our server took all of this in his stride and delivered everything in a timely manner. Left Bank and its team are an excellent combination!
We were outside. All was excellent.
lives up to a very high standard.
very good value!
I really do love this restaurant for a casual meal out. The food and service are really good, it is a tiny bit loud inside but it's an old building so that is going to happen.
Love the food and the service is excellent. Great neighborhood restaurant and wonderful to sit outside too.
I took a friend to Left Bank for her 84th birthday. We have always enjoyed Left Bank, but the service on Friday was exceptional. I am on medically supervised weight loss, so was a bit concerned that there might be some resistance to my ordering only black coffee and sparkling water. I had no reason to worry. Our waitress was extremely friendly, knowledgable and non-judgmental. My friend had the Raclette Burger with salad and enjoyed it immensely. All in all, a wonderful experience.
We had a fun birthday celebration for a friend. Our server, Kara, was wonderful. She was friendly, professional and made our time there extra special. Thank you Kara!!!
Always great — lunch or dinner.
We were seated right away. Server was immediately attentive without being intrusive. All was excellent.
We celebrated the anniversary of our first date 5 years ago. Sandra (our server) was amazing and made the whole dinner incredibly special. She even served us profiteroles with a candle at the end!
We ate outside which was very pleasant and much quieter than in the restaurant. Food is always good there.
Good French bistro food at reasonable price. Our waitress was excellent.
I love this restaurant but they were overwhelmed with too many people, and didn’t have enough dark bread.
This restaurant has its act together! Very pleasant staff, professional and efficient. Food is delicious - well prepared and tasty. When we walked in, the music was quite loud. I asked to have it turned down and it was. I will definitely return!
Ambiance very good (outside), however one of our party had a poor meal. The duck was dry and the associated potatoes reheated.
I hadn't been to Left Bank in a few years. It is a lovely restaurant and there is plenty of parking in the area. We were seating at a nice table in the center of the room. We were greeted by our server and ordered drinks. We enjoyed our drinks and then ordered dinner. I had the tomato and cucumber salad which was good and my friend had the cauliflower soup which said was good but a little bland. I had the petrale sole which as very good and it was served with green beans and fingerling potatoes. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. The only issue we had was getting coffee following our meal - it took 20 or 30 minutes. Everything else went well and I would recommend Left Bank to anyone who wants to enjoy a lovely French meal.
Service was slow, the waitress, although quite friendly, appeared to be new and had difficulty remembering our orders.
I had the trout almandine, and it was OK, but I wouldn’t order it again.
No company from the others in the group. They had:
Love the salad with fresh herbs, good oysters too
Great food and excellent service. Moderate noise but nothing is perfect. Left Bank is close.
On a Thursday night it was too loud to talk comfortably inside. The trout almandine was strangely sweetened with maple syrup. The fries were the best.
The service was slow, but the server nice - though even he had a difficult time hearing our orders.
As special as always!!
Their new-ish Happy Hour menu is a delight. What a great place to meet up with friends for a $5 glass of nice wine and a snack - mussels, a small lamb sandwich, a salad... HIGHLY recommend. And the young woman who served us was the best server we've had at Left Bank in years.
Never a disappointment, the Left Bank has a large menu and is consistently good. Very friendly staff. A good choice for ordinary meals or special occasions.
Great food, great atmosphere!
We’ve been here for dinner many times and have never been disappointed.
Tomato bisque soup, trout almandine, and salmon were all terrific!
Very fresh ingredients.
Went for a birthday dinner celebration! Requested outside seating but weather was unseasonably cool and restaurant gave us best table IN the house in advance. We had a fabulous waitress in training and a seasoned waitress who both took excellent care of us. Another great experience! Thank you!
The service and food is outstanding. We dined in the outdoor patio and the four of us had a wonderful meal served by a very attentive server.
The noise of dishes outside was beyond loud!
As always very good. So consistent in every aspect.
Food is always consistent
All selections were deemed very tasty especially Nicole’s salad and trout. Profiterole desert was enhanced to serve 5 choc lovers...nice touch. Service attentive and efficient. And not crowded so conversation no issue..what a plus!
Service the last two times has been lackluster. Wait staff seems disinterested.
We had an enjoyable evening. Service was excellent and food offerings were slightly different than other places we frequent in Marin. Delicious!
Our event with friends and family was enjoyed by everyone. All of the food was great. I liked my escargot and salad niscoise. The wine, suggested by the event planner, was excellent and my guests remarked on how delicious it was.
Everyone could order anything off the regular menu and I was very impressed that all the various food was served without any significant delay.
I also appreciated that we had a server at all times to serve wine, pass hor'doerves , take orders and cater my group.
It was a wonderful event.
Ordinary food and service