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.
Larkspur, CA 94939
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)
$30 and under
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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.
City Parking lot across street and street parking available
Golden Gate Transit across the street.
5 minute cab ride from the Larskpur Ferry Terminal.
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
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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
If only I had studied in French class!! A wonderful Sunday brunch, complete with flexible hosting (late ferry at Larkspur Landing) ... impeccable service, thank you Mira!! The fondue for an appetizer? Perfect — all downhill from there. Enjoy life, enjoy your company, enjoy your meal ... The Left Bank is the place to enjoy it all!! Merci.
First of all, our server was great. We started with a Pastis, which was a nice apertif choice. The ]Our server understood presentation. Fondue starter was good. One of us had duck, the other Trout - both were okay. One of us had the creme brulee and the other an affogato type of dessert - both okay. Suggested wine choices were good. Service = great. Food = okay.
I haven't had the pleasure of having much French food in my life but my mom has been really eager for some for awhile so I figured she deserved a French meal after all the support she has been giving me. I was in for a shock when we ate here because it was one of the best meals I've had. From the yummy butter served with the starter bread to the utterly delicious cheese we had (that came with these toasted bread slices, sweet apples and toasted walnuts) to the main meal of Duck a la orange and risotto for mom and a roasted half a chicken with duck fat cooked fingerling potatoes for me to the divine dessert of profiteroles. Then there was the great service and lovely interior of the restaurant where you have the choice of outdoor seating, bar seating or standard seating. I typically cant eat a lot at one seating but I didn't leave much behind on my plate which speaks to how good the chef is there. I hope to definitely go back there for another meal and have already started recommending it to friends, family and associates. Plus as my mom said you know its good French food when there are so many French people eating there. She also said it was the best French meal she has eaten and that says. something considering she has had a few before. They even got us in last minute. Highly highly recommend!!!!!
Food excellent as always. Just not enough staff to handle the crowds. Our waiter was clearly in over his head, however, he had too many table to handle and not enough help. One of our party of seven had to wait until all of us had eaten to get her dish redone. Still one of our favorite spots, but not sure I would go on a Saturday night if staffing issues are not addressed.
Well, Left Bank is one of my most frequented restaurants because it's very close and sometimes good---sometimes mediocre. Today, it was mediocre. I ordered a simple omelette and it took over 20 minutes to deliver it. There was hardly anybody in the restaurant so I figured the cook just took a nap. The omelette was OK, nothing special.
It was my first visit, and I can’t wait to return with every friend I have! The food was delicious, well priced house wine choices, the service excellent, the ambiance just lovely, and easy breezy parking. All of that at a very fair price. A real winner of a restaurant. Thanks for being such a great place for my friend’s birthday.
My son’s birthday dinner was perfect. The steak frites was cooked to perfection. The special mini crab cake special was tasty. And the candle in the dessert ended the night with a smile on his face. Excellent place for special occasions but also a perfect place for everyday dining. I’m looking forward to the patio in the spring and summer. Cheers! Well done!
We have dined at Left Bank on numerous occasions and have always been impressed with the service. Last Sunday (1/28) was an exception. Our server was inattentive. After our aperitifs arrived it took him more than 20 minutes to return to take our food order. When we had finished our main meal, he was nowhere to be seen and I had to track him down to ask for coffee and the check.
As usual, the food was good, the ambiance was pleasing, and we received a warm welcome on arrival.
We'll return, as I'm sure this was an anomaly.
The Left Bank is a longstanding French-American restaurant that is a great "go-to" restaurant after a long week. Our most recent meal here was particularly good: Endive salad was delicious with roasted walnuts and apple slices and perfectly dressed with light vinaigrette dressing (Roquefort cheese added some real pzazz, but this was not a heavy gloppy "blue cheese dressing"). Calamari frit was lightly battered and nicely cooked and NOT over-greasy. Duck a l'orange was succulent and nicely seasoned, not over-sweet, could have had a bit more orange. Brussel sprouts were as fresh as could be and cooked perfectly.
Service was excellent, efficient, and wait staff were responsive and very nice.
Great neighborhood restaurant!
This is my go-to in Larkspur. The food is consistently amazing and I can't go more than one visit without having the pork. Drinks are great, decent beer options and the happy hour is not to be missed! I would make a reservation if you want to sit in the main dining room and not the lounge - even on a weeknight.
If I make a reservation for a birthday lunch I don’t want to be shoved in the back space next to the restaurant manager having a very loud business meeting. Felt like a poor stepchild. We were the only 6 people back there and because of this our waiter consistently forgot about us. Please manage your table seatings better!
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