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Left Bank Menlo Park

4.2
1570 reviews
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$30 and under
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Provencal
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Left Bank is an authentic French brasserie celebrating Mediterranean Cuisine. Located in Menlo Park's charming downtown, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris. Open since 1998 and completely re-modeled in 2008, Left Bank offers a casual, charming brasserie setting where diners feast upon classic southern French cuisine. Our outdoor sidewalk cafe seating evokes a lively European atmosphere and is the perfect place for just an appetizer and beer or a 3-course meal with a beautiful bottle of wine. Whether it's at our sidewalk table, the gorgeous glass-walled bar, or in the casually elegant main dining room, you'll enjoy a fun & french experience.

Nineteen years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Chef de Cuisine Brendy Monsada offers an always changing menu focused on Southern French Cuisine.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Provencal, French
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10pm
Friday: 11:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 11pm
Sunday: 11:00am- 10pm

Brunch is served on Saturday and Sun from 11:00am until 2:30pm
(lunch menu also served)

Happy Hour offered every day
3:00 – 6:30pm and 9:00pm - close
(bar and terrace only)

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Phone number
(650) 473-6543
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Brendy Monsada
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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 Teri Santiago at 650.473.6543 or mpevents@leftbank.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Doyle
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Parking details
Public lots nearby.
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Public transit
The Menlo Park CalTrain stop is only two blocks away.
The ECR SamTrans is 1 block away.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Left Bank’s private dining facilities are ideal for business meetings, cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, showers, and any other occasion requiring a lively environment and memorable experience.

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Specials

Happy Hour Menu

We invite you to join us for Happy Hour at Left Bank Menlo Park 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 10, 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

French is the language of love, and Left Bank speaks it fluently! Awaken your inner romantic with a 3 Course Prix Fixe Dinner for $65, in addition to a reduced regular menu . All prix fixe items also available a la carte. Also serving the regular Lunch menu; open regular hours 11:30AM to 10PM.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 1570 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
4.0
Dined 3 days ago

This location has been a hit or miss for me the last few times. The first time, the food didn't taste very fresh; bread cubes in the fondue tasted a bit stale, crab cakes were very fishy, etc. This time around, the fondue was much better; the bread was fresh and toasted, the cheese itself was flavorful, and the sole, trout, and steak were delicious.

The only downsides of this experience was the denial of happy hour menu even though Open Table clearly offered me this "special" option. They did not honor Open Table's special offer. The entree took about 45 minutes to arrive, which was a bit longer than expected. Our dinner ran two hours and we didn't have time for dessert. Though this was a Saturday and they were quite busy, so I guess that should be expected.

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shanuu (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

Hadn't been here in a while, and was pleased that it is still very enjoyable.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

The food was exceptional and authentic French cuisine. The service was also wonderful; I got a splash of sauce on my top and the waiter noticed and brought me club soda and a napkin to clean the stain. The waiter was also very useful in helping us to choose a wine. The food was delicious and we felt like we were back in Paris. All around a great meal and a special evening. We will definitely be coming back!

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vipLeah (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 7, 2018

A very nice place for a tasty dinner with very good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 5, 2018

Great food, nice atmosphere, very slow service. Once we were seated, it was 10-15 minutes before anyone came to even take a drink order. As always, the food was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on January 2, 2018

Birthday.
Service was OK... Took a long time to get service after we initially Sat down. Also, made a reservation and was going to be seated at a booth facing a wait station... Very poor location in my opinion... Requested a different table and was given a table near the window which was much better.
My daughter and I split a salad and Entree- the kitchen was nice to split the dishes for us.

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vipFoodieLove (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our annual New Year’s Day lunch with friends. This year, we came to Left Bank.

We had a friendly, but seemingly distracted, waiter. Water came to our table as an after thought ... after we ordered and received our food and other drinks. Twice, our gluten-free dishes came to our table with bread on the plate, and had to be taken back. We didn’t have silverware for each of us to begin eating our food. We had to flag down a bus person and ask for forks because our waiter didn’t come back around for a while. Our waiter forgot to ask us about dessert or coffee before handing us our check. He also forgot to bring the to-go box we asked for so that we could take our leftovers home. On a good note though, he did have the kitchen slice & toast our gf bread we brought with us and arranged it in a bread basket for us. He had a good personality when he talked to us, but fell short on doing the job.

The food, on the other hand, was excellent. Kudos to the chef!

The ambiance was very pleasant.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was bland

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

I have dined at Left Bank several times, and the food and the service have been consistently superb!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 30, 2017

The hostess was very accommodating with my request for a booth, and the wait staff were all friendly and attentive. Our salade nicoise was great, as usual.

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