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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.

Private Party Facilities:
We will help customize a lovely event of any size or budget. We host beautiful luncheons, lively cocktail parties, sumptuous buffets, and of course, elegant sit down dinners. We are experienced in planning a wide variety of occasions and can accommodate all of your special event needs.

Private Party Contact:
Nora Rahe: (888) 654-7885

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
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

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: September 26, 2017

Ends: December 31, 2017

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Let us do the cooking this year! Serving a 4-course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving meal for $54 per person (excludes beverages, tax, and gratuity). All items also available à la carte. A limited regular menu will also be offered at the bar, as well as a special kids menu. Open 12 PM-8 PM.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Let us attend to every detail as you enjoy a stress-free Christmas Eve with friends and family. Open for regular Lunch hours, serving the regular Lunch and Brunch menus. Serving a 3 Course Prix Fixe at Dinner for $60 per person, with a reduced regular menu also available. Last seating at 9 PM.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Say au revoir to 2017 and ring in the New Year at Left Bank! Open for regular Lunch hours, serving the regular Lunch menu. Serving a 4 Course Prix Fixe at Dinner for $75 per person, with a reduced regular dinner menu also available. Last seating at 11 PM, featuring favors and sparkling wine toast.

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Left Bank Larkspur Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.3

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4.4

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4.0

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Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (57)
Great for Outdoor Dining (40)
Casual (38)
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Special Occasion (35)
Great for Lunch (34)
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Good for a Date (31)
Authentic (29)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Fun (25)
Great for Brunch (25)
Local Ingredients (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Creative Cuisine (23)
Good for Anniversaries (22)
People Watching (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Romantic (20)
Sunday Lunch (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Business Meals (18)
Comfort Food (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Pre/post Theatre (15)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Seasonal (11)
Cozy (9)
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Afternoon Coffee (8)
Healthy (8)
Kid-friendly (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Hot Spot (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Disabled Access (4)
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Organic (3)
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·Dined a day ago

The noise in the back room was UNBEARABLE! it made for a miserable evening- it was hot and extremely noisy. I think I would feel differently if we ate in the front part of the restaurant. The food was good, the service was SLOW, and the noise made the overall experience unpleasant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

There was a bit of a mix up on who was supposed to serve our table, and as a result it took a while before anyone talked to us. The service got better once that was resolved. The food was good, but it really feels like the food has devolved a bit over the years. The duck was fantastic, but the salads and French onion soups was only ok.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

The waiter was excellent. His helpers not so much. Escargots were disappointing because they were very bland. No garlic, and we had to add salt. The profiteroles for dessert were also dissapointing because they used milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate. And that in a french restaurant. The rest was good and we had a good time anyway.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Casual, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

We arrived with expectations that were gradually unfulfilled. From the neon-green escargot to an inedible flank steak, the cuisine was a complete disappointment. The inexplicably long wait on the check did nothing to improve the experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Our event was for me (the mom) to celebrate my youngest’s 33rd birthday together with her older sister. It was a fun, special place for the three of us to laugh and play together while having a brunch cocktail and eat delicious food. They even presented the birthday girl with a special ice cream popover with chocolate and a candle. Good value for the price.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

It was a delightful lunch. I had the mussels which were cooked to perfection. My friend had the soup of the day (tomato bisque) and a salad which must have been good because his plates were were cleaned! Our waiter and the busboy were very attentive - just perfect. We both commented on how enjoyable it is there. Will be back for sure!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Met with old friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Glad we didn't have to stick with our first impression: the service was initially a little odd (party at an adjacent table arrived after we did but was assisted long before we were, and all THREE items ordered a la carte were presented to one diner simultaneously, which seemed odd) but our server eventually warmed to us and became more attentive. We were quite happy with our menu choices and with the quality of the fare -- the mushroom soup in particular was memorably good -- and with the restaurant generally. Would go again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very relaxing and with classic French menu. Lots of French speaking folks dining there. Love the mini desserts.

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was horrible. I ordered risotto with duck confit. What arrived was a plate of mushy rice, topped with dried out burnt bits of duck. I can’t believe that chef would let a dish like that leave the kitchen. It was nothing short of appalling. I am very disappointed to see a long time favorite restaurant, no longer being reliable or consistent. Tant pis pour moi.

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

Another delicious dinner at Left Bank. Not a place for quiet conversation, but the food is yummy, the atmosphere cozy and the staff excellent.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Just a lovely restaurant... welcoming big but cozy no matter what time of the day. Thank you for being our go to when in Larkspur.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

As a Frenchman I tend to be a bit obnoxious with food; added to that, the fact that I spent about 10 yrs in the restaurant business, both as a cook and as a server. The Left Bank is a great place to eat, both on the outside terrace or inside. On my last visit, for brunch, the "moules florentine" were fabulous. the eggs benedict were nice. The presentation on the eggs could have been improved... Too many things on the plate (eggs with hollandaise; oven roasted potatoes; salad, a container of ketchup and another of strawberries). I was not expecting a four-course meal, but it would have been nice to have the salad on a separate plate for a special touch of French aesthetics (and ketchup? really? next to my hollandaise?). But I'll come back -- again and again, for sure.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Left Bank is one of our favorites because the food and service are consistently excellent. We had 8:00 pm reservations and were seated promptly at 8:00 despite every table in the restaurant being filled and the special occasion rooms in the far back also being fully in use. The noise level was extraordinarily loud due to the restaurant’s full capacity. Still, our orders arrived in a timely fashion and perfectly prepared. All special requests we’re cheerfully handled.

The oysters were fantastic. The steak (both sizes and types) were melt-in-your-mouth delicious, the pork chop was moist and flavorful, and the salads were fresh and flavorful.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Awesome food, a little chilly at an inside table by the window (Fall evening) without the fire going in the fireplace. The wine selection and wait staff were amazing. I used to eat lunch here all the time when I worked in Larkspur, now I'm going to add this to my "dinner out" rotation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Solid menu selections - fine quality food made better by careful preparation and inviting presentations. Creme Burke was perfect!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Disappointing. Ordered glasses of wine . Instead they immediately served our soup course and we had to ask for the wine to be served first and sent the soup back to kitchen. Have been here many times,. Perhaps there are new people in the kitchen, but food was bland. Onion soup had very little flavor and broth for mussels wasn't even worth soaking up with bread. Definitely an off night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

There were six of us celebrating a friend's birthday, and we were happy to have a round table where we could all see and hear each other. The mussels were particularly outstanding - large, plump, juicy, and tender. We all ordered affrogato for dessert. It was served with the espresso in separate containers, so we could pour it on the ice cream ourselves and not have the ice cream melt too fast.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We had the best server. We were exhausted after a 12 hour flight. She took great care of us with no pressure to order. I felt like I was home. The food is always wonderful and meets my needs!

Tags: People Watching, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 26, 2017

I love this place! Great location and excellent food! The butter lettuce salad and hamburger are ALWAYS perfect. Friendly staff too!!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

This is usually a special place with friendly caring service and good but not Michelin Star food .
We had a poor uncaring wait person : she was just brisk : pushed us to order even though we were having a drink and appetizer .. left the drinks standing at bar : served us all at varying times : just quite awlful & confused woman ... she disappeared as we completed the meal and some upbeat kind staff appeared . I usually eat lunch here and the staff is great and I love the lamb sandwich which is no longer on the dinner menu .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 16, 2017

We always take out of town guests to the Left Bank....good food, very attractive atmosphere!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Local Ingredients, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was good; nice variety on the menu but nothing special for a French restaurant.

Service was outstanding, as were the drinks and the wine list.

My problem with the restaurant was the noise level. It's just ridiculous. You need to shout across a table to be heard. Not relaxing at all. Sorry.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

This restaurant has been one of our favorites but it is going through a difficult patch right now. After a very long wait (45 minutes+), we received both our salads and our entrees at the same time. A few of our entrees were luke warm at best and the onion soup, which is usually quite tasty, was bland. Some servers were rough in how they handled dishes .
The manager was sincerely concerned and listened to our comments and reduced our check amount.
I hope this restaurant works the kinks out because I want this restaurant to come back and be the excellant place to dine as it has been in the past .

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

Memorable meal in every way. In my opinion best restaurant for a fine food dinner out with family and friends.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

We had not gone to Left Bank for quite a LONG TIME. We were very disappointed the last few times we went. HOWEVER, we ordered from the Appetizer Menu and were VERY happy with our meal. That is the way to go!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 9, 2017

Always dependable, good french bistro food. Nice to get a steak tartare and simple - but beautiful - green salad. The trout was a standout. Enjoy the classic, healthy sides too. Nice wine, old world, not just California. Very good value for the quality, flavor, and price. Lovely, attentive service too. Perfect night to sit outside in the warm October weather.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

What a disappointment. We went here because I saw the 3 cheese fondue on the sample menu. The fondue was BLAND. I had the chicken sandwich and it was just ok, the fries came out room temp. My mom had the lamb sandwich which was a little better than the chicken one. To make a point about the kitchen, one of the ladies at the table next to us seemed to know all the staff, they kept dropping by to great her. She ordered her burger rare and it came out well done. I've been to both the Menlo Park and San Jose restaurants - they are so much better than this one.

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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Ambience and service great.
Scallops with risotto was e trembly salty, could not eat it all because of this.
Appetizer was great and lemon drops delish!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Great appetizers and deserts, maintain dishes are so so. Coming there for their pate

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Alwayspredictablev

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This is my third time here and each time my friends and I had a delicious lunch without the hovering waiters etc. The choices for lunch are multiple and varied and all taste delicious.
It's a beautiful setting with great ambiance and especially great food!

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Afternoon Tea, Sunday Lunch, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great food service. Why don't they use good tomatoes to accompany food. This is tomato season! Old pale tomatoes

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was a fantastic time with the family including grand kids! We will do it again!
A bientot!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Overall we had a good experience. The server was friendly and professionally mannered. My burger was more medium than the medium rare I ordered, but it was still very tasty. I ordered summer squash instead of fries, but got fries, so i had to get that corrected. It was handled very smoothly and didn't create much wait so all went well.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Took a while to get a cocktail, place was very busy. Entrees were delicious, this was our third visit just fun place to eat! Definetly want to try their happy hour!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Even though our waiter was rushed, he was good except for a slight attitude when we told him thanks but no drinks. Why? Less money for them? Wrong thinking on their part. A gracious attitude will get you as big if not bigger tip. Great food was enjoyed by all

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Fun Restaurant in Downtown Larkspur. A bit loud, but not uncomfortably so .

Tags: Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Happy Hour on the patio: excellent value, good small plate options, nice wine offered.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We dined in the outdoor patio with our dog and were immediately greeted by a cheerful and efficient server who filled the dog’s water bowl with chilled water, brought us water and the best bread, and menus. We always come for the oysters, which never disappoint. My husband had the cheeseburger and fries and I had the spinach salad. Both were delicious, fresh, generous in size, and perfectly prepared. It was another delightful evening for all of us!

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