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Left Bank Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA

Left Bank Menlo Park

4.1
4.1
2778 Reviews
$30 and under
French
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Good for business meals
  • Good for special occasions
Inspired by the birthplace of the original Parisian brasseries along the Left Bank of the Seine River, Left Bank Brasserie is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie by Chef Roland Passot. Left Bank pays homage to the joie
de vivre that is synonymous with the Left Bank neighborhood in Paris. Guests are invited to step into
French culture, in a vibrant, social atmosphere that captures all the charm of traditional brasseries
and iconic alfresco dining of France. An all-day menu features authentic French cuisine utilizing
seasonal, local and organic ingredients, and consists of iconic lighter fare such as oysters, tartare and
prawns provençal, in addition to heartier classics like coq au vin and beef bourguignon. Inspired by the
Parisian-style Bar Américain, an extensive cocktail menu features classics of a bygone era, along with a
wide range of rotating taps, seasonal drafts and bottled beer, and an expertly-curated wine selection.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

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Private dining

Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 473-6543
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Our Salles De Amis is a beautiful private mezzanine. You can choose to overlook the main dining room from the balcony, or enclose the room completely with our lush velvet curtains. The sunny yellow walls, warm mahogany accents and vividly colored French posters make this the perfect setting for your occasion. Set up however you wish, the room is large enough for a party of 60, yet intimate enough for a smaller group of 10 or 20. Have a much larger group? We are happy to close the entire restaurant. Contact our Events team at 650.473.6543 or mpevents@leftbank.com
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining at Left Bank Menlo Park’s is ideal for business meetings or presentations, birthday parties cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, showers, and any other occasion requiring a lively environment and memorable experience.
  • Private party contact
    Mario Canela: (415) 226-6653
  • Neighborhood
    Menlo Park
  • Cross street
    Doyle
  • Parking details
    Public lots nearby.
  • Public transit
    The Menlo Park CalTrain stop is only two blocks away.<br />The ECR SamTrans is 1 block away.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Live Music (Every 1st & 3rd Fridays of the Month)

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy the winter season with live music in our dining room at Left Bank in Menlo Park! Join us on the first and third Fridays of each month, from 6-8 PM, and wind down your week with relaxing tunes while enjoying friends, family, and of course, fabulous French food! Cheers and see you there!
    Live Music (Every 1st & 3rd Fridays of the Month) Photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour at Left Bank Menlo Park

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM, 3:45 PM - 8:15 PM,Mon - Thu - 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 3:45 PM - 8:15 PM,Fri - 11:30 AM - 3:45 PM, 3:45 PM - 8:30 PM,Sat - 11:00 AM - 3:45 PM, 3:45 PM - 8:30 PM
    Happy Hour is the Best Hour! Raise your glass and toast to Happy Hour! Our tasty bites and libations are sure to make your day. Enjoy a delicious spread of Short Rib Poutine, Moules, Calamari Frit, Sliders and more when you visit during Happy Hour, available every day from 3-6 PM at Left Bank Menlo Park. Cheers!

    Happy Hour at Left Bank Menlo Park Photo

What 2,778 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

2,715 Reviews
  1. Annat

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there to celebrate girl friends birthday. The environment was ok. Restaurant located in downtown Menlo Park and easy to park. Overall food was ok. We ordered duck confit, moules fries, escargot and salmon. Which were the famous French dishes. However everything tasted just ok and over priced.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely outside patio, great service and the food was good……..what else would you need!

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  3. joannm

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointed. Left Bank used to be one of our favorite restaurants. Food was disappointing. Menu was limited.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Very poor service and food. Not going back Escargots were not very good. Salad was small. Service poor.

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  5. Maya

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was mediocre. The Coq a vin was tasteless, the beef borginon was all fat. The French onion soup was very good. We've eaten there before and the food used to be good. We are in France a lot -The West Bank needs to get it together if they want to be regarded as a French Restaurant.
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on July 16, 2024
    Thank you Maya for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that your recent experience didn't meet your expectations. We take your comments seriously and will work on improving the dishes you mentioned. We're glad you enjoyed the French onion soup, and we hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a better dining experience in the future. Thank you for your continued patronage. Best wishes, Darvin Aragon General Manager

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  6. PacDiner

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to the Left Bank to celebrate Bastille Day. There were festive decorations, live music and a perfectly shaded outdoor dining venue. After sitting at our table for over 30 minutes with the waitstaff avoiding eye contact, we finally flagged down Ryan who got us water and took our drink order. Ryan was as attentive as he could be with covering most of the tables. Other waitstaff were totally inefficient. We enjoyed our evening that felt like dining in France because our dinner lasted 3 hours!
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on July 16, 2024
    Thank you PacDiner for celebrating Bastille Day with us! We're glad you enjoyed the festive atmosphere and outdoor dining. We apologize for the initial delay in service and appreciate your patience. We're grateful for Ryan's efforts and will address the inefficiencies you experienced with our staff. We hope to welcome you back for a more seamless dining experience in the future. Best wishes, Darvin Aragon General Manager

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  7. StanB

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful meal yesterday at Left Bank with great attentive service.
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on July 16, 2024
    Dear Stan, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review, it is much appreciated. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon.  Best wishes, Darvin Aragon. General Manager

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  8. GeorgeB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was disappointing. The service was excellent. The outdoor patio was charming.
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on July 16, 2024
    Hi George, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review! We sorry you did not enjoy the food on this occasion, if you would like to share a little more feedback that would be most helpful. We look forward to your next visit where we have the opportunity to give you a 5 star experience. Cheers LB Menlo Park Team

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  9. paulr

    Hawaii

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful relaxed outdoor dining on a warm evening. Excellent service.
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on July 7, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review, it is much appreciated. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon. Best wishes, Darvin Aragon. General Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice location and ambiance in Menlo Park's downtown area. Good food. Like many restaurants, they added a surcharge to the bill (thankfully only 3%). While I believe staff should be paid well, I strongly disagree with the practice of advertising one price, but then charging a higher one. It is a sleazy practice. Please include all your costs in the menu prices. I had not checked in advance, but I am making an effort to patronize restaurants which do not charge such surcharges.

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Left Bank Menlo Park using the Order Online button. Left Bank Menlo Park also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 473-6543.

Left Bank Menlo Park is rated 4.1 stars by 2778 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Left Bank Menlo Park

635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Doyle
  • Neighborhood
    Menlo Park
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public lots nearby.
  • Public transit
    The Menlo Park CalTrain stop is only two blocks away.The ECR SamTrans is 1 block away.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 473-6543
  • Catering
    Our Salles De Amis is a beautiful private mezzanine. You can choose to overlook the main dining room from the balcony, or enclose the room completely with our lush velvet curtains. The sunny yellow walls, warm mahogany accents and vividly colored French posters make this the perfect setting for your occasion. Set up however you wish, the room is large enough for a party of 60, yet intimate enough for a smaller group of 10 or 20. Have a much larger group? We are happy to close the entire restaurant. Contact our Events team at 650.473.6543 or mpevents&#64;leftbank.com
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining at Left Bank Menlo Park’s is ideal for business meetings or presentations, birthday parties cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, showers, and any other occasion requiring a lively environment and memorable experience.
  • Private party contact
    Mario Canela: (415) 226-6653
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