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About Left Bank Larkspur

Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie 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.

Open since 1994, Left Bank continues to be a destination for folks from all over the Bay Area to enjoy a casual snack on the sunny terrace, a glass of wine or hand crafted cocktail at the lively bar, or an elegant dining experience near the fireplace. At Left Bank, you are sure to capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris.

Twenty three years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Our Chef de Cuisine offers an often changing, French brasserie menu of hearty, rustic, and authentic dishes featuring a diverse selection of natural meats, sustainable seafood, fresh local vegetables, salads and sumptuous desserts.

507 Magnolia Ave.
Larkspur, CA 94939
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm
Friday, Saturday: 11:30am - 11pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 10pm

Brunch is served on Sat & Sun from opening until 3pm
(lunch menu also served)

Happy Hour is offered Every Day
3:00pm - 6:30pm and 9:00pm - close
(bar and patio only)

Cross Street:
Ward St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 927-3331

Website:
http://www.leftbank.com/

Catering:
Our Salles Des Amis is a beautiful, private dining room, with sunny yellow walls, airy windows, warm mahogany accents and vividly colored French posters. Set-up however you wish—the room is large enough for a party of 35, yet intimate enough for a smaller group of 10 or 20.

Have a party bigger than 35? For 75 people or less, we close off the back half of the restaurant, the Grand Salon. The Grand Salon & Salles de Amis opened up as one large room is the perfect space for a larger group.

Contact Nora Rahe at 415.927.0677.

Parking Details:
City Parking lot across street and street parking available

Public Transit:
Golden Gate Transit across the street.
5 minute cab ride from the Larskpur Ferry Terminal.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:

Specials

Happy Hour Menu
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Happy Hour Menu
Details

We invite you to join us for Happy Hour at Left Bank Larkspur seven days a week. Enjoy our appetizers and drinks while you catch up with friends and family.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: January 11, 2018

Ends: April 1, 2018

Availability: Sun-Thu 3:00PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:00PM
Fri-Sat 3:00PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-11:00PM

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

French is the language of love, and Left Bank speaks it fluently! Celebrate amour and awaken your inner romantic with a 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner for $65. Also serving the regular Lunch menu; open regular hours 11:30 AM to 10 PM.

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Private Dining

Left Bank is the perfect location for your next event. We offer delicious French fare with a broad wine list from France and California that is provided by an attentive and welcoming staff.

Left Bank Larkspur Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (60)
Special Occasion (39)
Great for Lunch (37)
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Casual (36)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Fit for Foodies (30)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Good for a Date (28)
Authentic (26)
Notable Wine List (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Sunday Lunch (22)
Fun (22)
Worth the Drive (22)
Great for Brunch (20)
Local Ingredients (20)
Creative Cuisine (19)
Comfort Food (18)
Cozy (17)
People Watching (17)
Good for Groups (16)
Happy Hour (16)
Romantic (16)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Seasonal (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Business Meals (14)
Healthy (13)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Hot Spot (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Scenic View (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Vegan (2)
Great Beer (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
Spicy (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Overall, our experience was OK; however, the noise level was such that we missed much conversation shared across our round table of six people.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Left Bank is always great. You can depend on it. The only issue is how crowded it gets, at the Bar and at tables that are very close to each other. A little more spacing would be worth higher prices. Even though it's not inexpensive now.
Food is always wonderful, and the service is attentive once you show you'd like that.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Holiday gift exchange. Quiet, intimate, cozy. Great hostess, Andrea, and very attentive waiter.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 10, 2018

I'm not sure my experience will help many others because I get the Salad Nicoise every time. It's so good, I can never order anything else. Great place. Great food. Great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

We had early dinner and were given choice of seating ( stay away from door: too chilly). We had a new to the game waitperson. However, he made up for his lack of specific food preparation and spirit list by asking his peers. Acme bread was served- the best! Corpse Reviver #2 was ordered and was perfect. We split the house pate, generous for $8 and the endive Roquefort salad. Both were excellent! Wife had perfectly prepared rare burger with grilled onions on a substitute softer bread and I had the highly rated medium rare duck Brest with orange balsamic sauce accompanied with wild rice and al dented string beans -what a treat. We finished with a scoop of Cabernet sorbet and the canele with vanilla sauce. ½ the burger went home. The advantage is substitutes offered as food is cooked to order. Great experience!

Tags: Bar Seating, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Left Bank is always great, and this time was no exception.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Seasonal, Authentic, Live Sports, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Restaurant was busy and service was very slow. We were seated pretty much on time for our 7:30 reservation but because our waiter was not very attentive and getting our food took a long time, we did not leave until after 10 PM. There was a large group in the party room next to us, so it was very noisy. The food was good, though, and our party of six enjoyed the meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We were the first guests there in the morning and they sat us 2 tables from the door. We did not notice until we were served and they began opening the door to serve the people outside about every 5 minutes. This was noisy and a gust of cold air hit me every time the door opened. My friend specifically asked and made very clear that scrambled egg yolks were firm and they were served runny. I asked for tomato juice and the waiter offered me 3 versions and I said plain and he confirmed this. The tomato juice came out spicy like a virgin marry.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Been going here for a couple of decades. The dinner for four this weekend was more expensive than ever, the food was not as high quality than in the past, and the service was mediocre at best.

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·Dined on January 3, 2018

food was salty! Service was awful. It took them forever to just bring us ketchup. We waited almost an hour to be served our order. I had the pork chop. So salty. I did not want my family embarrassed by complaining.

Tags: Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was average. The waiter was quite rude. I won't go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We were there for a birthday dinner on New Year's day. Service was not it's usual best but understand that busy holidays can be challenging for guests and staff. We do plan to return as it is one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

I took my friend Ray, for his 73rd Birthday, for lunch. I have been previously. The wait person was extremly nice, the food delicious and we had a wonderful time. Thank.you.

Tags: Cozy, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Authentic, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were there for a fun and festive NYE dinner. They had a live band, complete with an accordion and two vocalists, which set the mood. Many couples got up to dance in between courses. The $75 prix fixe tasting menu included 4 courses and a glass of champagne. I thought all my dishes were quite good. The butternut squash with the lobster was a tad undercooked, and my husband felt he has had better moules frites, but overall we were pleased with our meal and would recommend it to others for NYE.

Tags: Live Music, Romantic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

My date and I went here for NYE dinner. Dinner overall was bland. Service slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food and ambiance is fantastic. You fell as if you are in Paris. Wonderful French cuisine.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Quick Bite, Authentic, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Left Bank consistently hits the mark for food, service & ambiance. My wife, daughter & me got together with friends over the holidays & had a marvelous experience!

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

I and my companion have been here before and it has always been excellent. This particular night was very busy, food was mediocre and the service from our waiter was poor. We had to ask another waiter for sugar and spoon for my coffee and he brought it with a smile. But our waiter was bad. We had to ask for bread, ask for sugar/teaspoon for coffee and there was no smile, thank you or anything.
The hostess was not helpful, when I arrived (5 mins before reservation time) the table was not ready - the only place I could sit was on a bench outside the restaurant and it was a cold night. I could have been offered a seat by the outdoor heaters as there were vacant tables.
I will probably go back because I have been there before and had good experience but not on a holiday.

Tags: Business Meals
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Loved the quality of food and service. Everything was delicious and served well lovely presentation.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is pedestrian but the service and venue are solid.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

The quality of the food is consistently good and the service is professional. The mussels were excellent, the trout was very good. Can get noisy.

Tags: Comfort Food, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Uusally reliable and festive local food. Understaffed, very slow, food was mediocre. Hope they pick up their game again

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We were here this time for Christmas Eve. They had a prix fixe menu and the quality of the food was impressive. It was busy for sure, but the wait staff still managed to provide attentive service in a festive atmosphere. Recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

We left disappointed. Service spotty, LOUD party nearby, soup lukewarm, no coffee refills offered. More misses than hits this time.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Afternoon Tea, Afternoon Coffee, Scenic View
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Loved the risotto! And great service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Service was slightly slow, but it's Christmas, so all is forgiven.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Marvelous French food, very attentive and friendly wait staff, and lovely ambiance in the village of Larkspur.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was great but we did have to wait a little too long for the bill.

Tags: Healthy, Worth the Drive, Casual, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Year after year, Left Bank continues to provide the kind of restaurant experience you look for when going out for more than just a meal. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Our waiter Steven was great. He was polite and funny. We really enjoyed our meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

The Left Bank in Larkspur is a gem . It is unique situated in a historic building with a picture perfect dining room and fun outdoor seating . The room is decorated and festive for the season . It is a fun people filled place and very welcoming . Excellent service and all feel welcome and part of the scene. The food is French and very good :I like the salad vert, escargot: frites . And all entrees are very substantial and good ! Missing Paris ? Pop into Left Bank Larkspur .

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Love this restaurant for the food - wine list and service🌴

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Fun, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Vegan, Tapas
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Been coming here for years. Great as always. Love the food and service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 9, 2017

It’s a nice neighborhood spot but we always feel like it’s the location and not the food that keeps us coming. Had the pasta dish, very very disappointed, very little flavor, and not much there to be at a restaurant ofnthis caliber. Others had duck l’orange and I think the ribeye special which were good. The menu really needs some updating and changing around. The atmosphere was festive but it was so incredibly loud, it made for a difficult evening to converse for a special occasion.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Reservation not honored. Table created in corner near door to outside opening frequently.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Cuisine always superb! Ambiance is wonderful in all seasons, and especially cozy in winter. Treasure of a place!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Consistently fabulous!!

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We were a party of seven, the restaurant was full and we never felt ignored. Excellent service, quick on the drinks and everything. Awesome food and evening. Recommend highly!

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 4, 2017

I am a frequent diner in this restaurant. I was very disappointed in our service on this particular day. Our server was the bartender who tended bar more than us. We had to call him to our table when e had a request. He did not ask if we wanted more coffee. And it was a birthday lunch that was not acknowledged. All very dusappiinting

Tags: Bar Seating, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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