Left Bank Larkspur

4.6
3072 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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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

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Starting May 9, 2021

Treat the special mama in your life to Left Bank this Mother's Day! We’re serving our regular Brunch menu, along with our Spring-inspired menu addition, from open until 3 PM. We’re also serving a spectacular 4 Course Prix Fixe for $88 all day, featuring only the best for mom!

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vipAnna
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Super delicious salmon! Outdoor seating is nice - but we got the Magnolia side on the day it seemed ALL the trucks were delivering? We had to stop and repeat a number of times. It's not always like that. I tried 2 times to get the artisan bread basket and it never came. Ah well, we had a great time and I would def go back!

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vipSuzy641
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Looked as if help was sparse on Monday night, but the gentlemen covered the main room admirably. I hadn't had the sausage before--loved it, but, Of Course-a specialty of the House! We are Corte Madera Residents who come frequently to the restaurant and we are proud of the job you've done during the Pandemic. Thank You!

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alanl
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside in their wooded pergola. It was a wonderful experience with great service. We will be back

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SamanthaH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Many restaurants have unfortunately gone down since covid - not their fault, but probably need to cut costs. Food here was still excellent :)

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StephenE
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful bistro food in a beautiful little town in Marin!

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vipYummy
San Francisco
199 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Best French dining in the Bay Area. Lovely outdoor and indoor seating. On weekends they serve a brunch and regular menu. The food is five star! Best quiche with spinach and goat cheese served with a green salad with truffle oil. My husband had a wonderful ham and cheese omelette. Mussels are fresh and perfectly presented with fries. Had the escargot served with a fresh warm mini baguette. Our server was fantastic and had the most wonderful personality.

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vipGaiaMaxine
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really nice meal. Sat outside in the caboose.

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vipMGustave
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our go-to in Larkspur. Great for outdoor lunch on a sunny day.

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LMay
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere of the restaurant is lovely inside and out. Service was great! The server was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The food is outstanding! Best French food in Marin. I highly recommend this restaurant!

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SherryD
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had a wonderful dinner. One had trout and two of us had the lamb stew which was rich and savory and enough to take home for the following day. We are fortunate to have Left Bank in Larkspur.

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vipjinnies
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love love everything about the Left Bank! The people are the very best and the food is always constantly great!

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vipHappymaryellem
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fantastic lunch at left bank. We had the cheese fondue and the beef. Then we finished it with profiteroles! The food was out of this world, the service (cara was waitress) was the best in Marin. We will definitely die in there again

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vipAndreaG
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I had a very simple dinner of the Butter Lettuce Salad, French Fries and Chardonnay which were all very good but the highlight of our evening was our waitress who was the perfect combination of good-humored and professional.

I do wish you didn't have to walk through the restaurant to get to the outside patio.

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vipMspiggy
New York Area
192 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place fun in normal times / safe and caring in pandemic times

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Easter dinner, I guess I’m not ready to dine indoors yet. A busy evening with servers rushing past our table frequently. Not very relaxing. Food was delicious, as always.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Easter brunch on the patio was lovely!

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vipLindaW
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my friend out for her first restaurant outing since the first lockdown. We had a great time! Sat in the parklet, which was very comfortable. Table spacing was ample and the heater was right by our table. We ordered steak frites -- everything was tasty and cooked perfectly. Profiteroles capped the evening beautifully. Strongly recommend.

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vipGregP
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner for my wife. Our go to special occasion and everyday spot.

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vipBernadetteR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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JohnG
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat outdoors, very nice, had a great time.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience4

Meh. Overpriced and indifferent management about customer experience.

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vipmmmm
San Francisco
59 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Kara is a TERRIFIC server!!!!!!!!!!

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vipDavid
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Wait staff got the order wrong

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NelsonH
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service ... the staff is friendly and efficient ... and in our case went beyond the call of duty!

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Nova
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal in their new outdoor seating. So quiet and a beautiful evening and very well spaced from other customers. Delicious food as always and great service. Never a disappointment.

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vipWill
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pretty good for pandemic dining, we were seated in their outdoor pagoda-like structure, and once the shutters were open, airflow made us feel acceptably safe. Staff was very helpful in this regard. Mussels and salads were first-rate.

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Highway101
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt at home! Been a patron for over thirty years. Thank you Left Bank!!

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vipOL2H
San Francisco
168 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat in the LB Parklet and were very comfortable. Was a nice brunch. Service superb and they did a great job with the egg dishes. Great to see so many people out and about!

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Jessica
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing menu and interesting options, blood orange spritzer was a hit accompanied by the live Sunday bunch music.

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vipKateD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It would have been great to turn the heaters on prior to sundown. We froze. Food and service were mediocre. I had a better time there Bastille Day 2 years ago.

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vipGreekGirl
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant! The food and service is outstanding! We sat outside and were served by Kara who is an amazing waitress.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was amazing. The food was delicious. It was our first date and the live music was the perfect compliment to the atmosphere.

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MarkD
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We are glad that the restaurant is open and we will be back

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vipWino
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

Charcuterie
Was very disappointing my Husband loves this dish and has it often but today it was not!

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Allen
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a perfect evening. Great menu and exceptional service. Whether you’re sitting inside or out, I highly recommend.

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vipCharlie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Your coupon couldn't be used because they would not accept me showing the 25 dollar discount even though it specifically said to just show or print the discount. We are therefore going to cancel our Epic reservation and forfeit using our discounts.
Not happy with how this transpired at all!

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Gardeninggal
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An established Marin standby - always great food, and casual atmosphere, great service. One of our favorite dining places in Marin.

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vivienneh
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Waiter was mediocre - everything else fine. Menu limited. Table next to us was close and guests were speaking too loudly. Lady taking dishes and filling water was excellent

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vipClassic
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have made the Covid rules seem incidental to a delicious experience. The mussels are always special, and the fries better than McDonalds

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SusanT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Left Bank is one of our go-to Marin restaurants. Love the environment and the food is always delicious. We had the lamb shank, mussels, and steak frites--wonderful! Service was slow this time, but friendly.

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 3072 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.