Left Bank Menlo Park
Located in Menlo Park's charming downtown, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris. Our terrace, European-style bar and casually elegant main dining room offer a fun and French experience.
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Fondue for Two
For just $22 per couple during the month of April, toast with a glass of bubbles while taking a dip in our blend of fondue aux fromages with melted brie, blue and goat cheese - and all the dipping fixins.
As a special upgrade, we will offer glasses of Taittinger Brut Tradition instead of our house sparkling at a price of $48.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: April 17, 2019
Ends: April 18, 2118
Availability: Daily 5:00PM-10:00PM
Boire un petit coup!
Come join us for our daily Happy Hour in the Lounge, and on the Patio. See our website for the full list of drink specials and small bite menu. Seating is non-reservable, so make sure to come early.
Terms and Conditions:
Valid For: 1 - 20 people
Starts: March 23, 2019
Ends: March 24, 2118
Availability: Daily 3:15PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:00PM
Valentine's Day Special Menus & More
French is the language of love, and Left Bank speaks it fluently! Open for regular hours, serving the regular Lunch menu, and for Dinner, offering a 3 Course Prix Fixe for $65 per person, including a glass of sparkling wine to start. A reduced regular Dinner menu will also be available.
Friday, February 14, 2020
Left Bank once again had very good food, and at lunch wasn't quite as noisy - recommend it for either a social or business lunch.
We love how diverse the menu is, having 3 kids who all like different food, it's very convenient. A true Brasserie menu (I know, I'm a native French;). Great service. Good food. Big portion. Loved the mussels!
We had a delightful meal! Yummy! I arrived early and they kindly seated me! We were just chatting away and never felt rushed! Thank you! Sandy
We used to visit Left Bank in Pleasant Hill in years past so easily decided to enjoy your sister restaurant in Menlo Park. It met all expectations including a welcoming atmosphere, a lovely recommended Chardonnay, well presented and delicious food, and of course excellent service. Thank you for a perfect early afternoon lunch. We shall happily return for another fine experience.
We loved our choices; fanny bay oysters followed by steak au poivre ! The steak and French fries were done to perfection! Our waiter was so in tune with his customers, it created a very fun , tasty and pleasant evening out. They know what they are doing. So totally a go to restaurant
Enjoyed our dinner and our waiter and staff was great !
Excellent for business lunch. Ate light with onion soup and escargot. Very good.
Love the steak frites.
Food (oysters, salad and lamb shank) was dull, service was slow and restaurant was extremely noisy.
Festive New Year’s atmosphere and the celebrating group next to us added to the fun. French onion soup was fabulous, as was the spinach salad and the roasted chicken. Now if only I can learn to make that sauce!
Loved the Bloody Mary bar!
We went to this restaurant for their New Year's Eve special dinner. When we were seated at 8:45pm, the restaurant was half-empty. We opted for the prix fixe menu, which turned out to be a mistake - the food was mediocre and uninspiring, and certainly not up to par for a restaurant in this category. For example, the steak came on a bed of mashed potatoes and ONE sprig of chive (no vegetables or anything else). The service was adequate but inconsistent - our server forgot to bring us steak knives until after our steaks had arrived. Also, certain tables were decorated for the occasion but others were not. The overall decorations (black and gold balloons) for New Year's Eve also seemed rather dated, and the restaurant was too bright for a special occasion. IF we go back to this restaurant, we will be sure to order from their a la carte menu and not their prix fixe menu.
It was a great dinner. It was New Year’s eve and we chose the prix fixe.
The food was delicious and the service superb, well worth the cost
Creative dishes, with lots of choices and a solid wine list. This is where you take someone special, but don’t need a special occasion. Upstairs is fun, by the way, so try it and have fun with seeing and being seen. Save room for dessert, of course, and, most of all, relax and enjoy the atmosphere. A two hour dinner is twice as good as in and out in 60 minutes.
Excellent service and food, very comfortable, and great value...
Great as always!
A true French restaurant in the heart of Menlo Park.
Exceptional food, nicely presented, in a lovely atmosphere.
Disappointing food and service
I waited for over 30 minutes to get a drink
I live nearby and frequent LB often, not sure how I feel about returning
The main section is much nicer than the bar.
The Bar area was packed on Christmas eve and there appeared to be only one waitperson for the whole area. Service was slow and we felt badly for the waiter. The bar area was generally cold because the door was open and shut so many times.
We love the main dining area, but Sitting in the bar area during the winter is no fun.
Stellar night! Food yum, service just right, lovely evening!
Christmas Eve—requested a booth on Open Table a couple weeks ahead and was given a nice one. It was quieter on the higher level than the (packed) main floor. Service very nice, dinners all delicious. We had a great time and plan to do the same next year!
In December, the restaurant is extremely cold. The restaurant's warm atmosphere would have been much enhanced by a warm temperature in the room.
Left Bank always delivers good food in a lively environment. It can get really loud but is fine at lunch.
I recommend the trout almandine.
As usual , never disappoints!! Food is always excellent!!
Lovely lunch with my husband and mother. The lamb sandwich was very tender and flavorful. Ambiance was also enjoyable although quite busy on a Friday lunch.
Have been to the Left Bank many times and it almost always is a positive experience. The food is well prepared and the service both gracious and expeditious.
Excellent ambience and superb food. Somewhat limited bistro offerings, but all well done and presentations good. Cost on the high side for a bistro.
Yes!, but it was surprising to have to ask for bread and water to be served to us (never did receive water). Ravioli and salmon were both cooked perfectly and we had a great time! Seated my mom and I in a private table near the window so she could hear better!
I love you, marry me. I didn't even know steak or salmon could be that delightful. I'm trying to figure out a way to reverse-engineer the sage and tonic drink and the camembert wheel was terrific. I definitely plan on coming back.
The mussels are so delicious! So fresh, plump and beautifully presented! Very good value, too!
Room was quite cold and only warmed up a bit during lunch
This was the first time that the Niçoise salad, which I’ve ordered at LB for years, was a disappointment. The tuna was not only disgusting to look at...three slices of gray fish...but inedible. I should have sent it back, but we were with guests, and I didn’t want to disrupt the moment.
Also, our server was brusque and impatient...not up to the usual standard of that staff.
As a loyal customer of many years, I was very disappointed.
Exceptional service, wonderful food and great ambience!
Always consistent. The special lunch is usually a good choice with soup or salad plus entree. The only negative note is there is a soft drink included, a small glass filled with ice, but they charge for refills!
Very nice atmosphere and waiters, but the price of the food is too high! Not worth the cost.
Love this place...Eat there on a regular basis since I live in MP. Food is consistent, seasonal menu, good service... Great mussels, salads, French onion soup fantastic fries...best restaurant in Menlo Park!
A decidedly so-so experience on Thanksgiving. My daughter got the classic Turkey dinner which was fine. She liked the soup and I liked the salad. As a pescatarian I hoped to order salmon from the bar menu but was told "you can only order from the bar menu at the bar." Since my daughter is under 21 moving to the bar was not an option. I was left instead with a disappointing and very heavy risotto, the only vegetarian option on the limited Thanksgiving menu. The dessert pumpkin pie was a dispiriting store bought affair with a dab of cool whip.
The service was pleasant but undistinguished. There was one mixup which was rectified promptly.
I had fond memories of Left Bank from awhile ago, but it seems like they've lost their glory. I will not be returning.
I spent another enjoyable Thanksgiving at Left Bank Thursday.The turkey was delicious, the brussel sprouts were tender and tasty, and the pumpkin pie had the proper amount of spice.
We arrived early and they seated us immediately. Excellent service, and the food was delicious. Vegetarian in our party also loved her meal.