Left Bank Menlo Park

4.5
2131 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Left Bank is an authentic brasserie known for simple, seasonally-changing French menus featuring a diverse selection of fresh vegetables, seafood, meats, hearty salads and sumptuous desserts crafted by Chef Roland Passot.

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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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
What 2131 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipJohnnyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

thanks for a great meal in an excellent outdoor setting; 5 stars on the meal if the salad lyonnaise had been dressed :)

CD
CasualDiner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Food was just warm. We went to La Boheme on California Ave and ordered similar food, which was miles better than Left Bank: more tasty, hotter temperature and stayed hot for a much longer time -- similar outside temperature. We would not go back to Left Bank.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food & service. So nice to enjoy live music on the patio while we ate.

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Manga
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Covid restrictions, we dined outdoors in an area designated for distancing safely, and I found it delightful, warm and very pleasant.

The menu was excellent, and the live music was over the top! It was a very lovely evening.

PH
vipPollyH
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great but the slow service. It was very hard to get the attention of our server who basically ignored us. Loved the sausage dish and the European atmosphere.

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Niese
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have eaten at LEFT BANK many times but this time the cook was exceptional ! ! !

LG
vipLadyG
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was very pheasant. Waiter was professional and efficient but not very personable. Not a criticism just an observation

RL
RichardL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great: service and food. Glad to see they are open again!

LL
vipLLBB
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Usually service is excellent. This was good.

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lisa
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food2service2ambience5

Food was lukewarm. Live music was great. Service not great.

MH
MichaelH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outside dining ambience, good menu options and wonderful service.

JK
vipJosieK
San Francisco
64 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The prior chef was much better - my tuna nicoise salad was drenched in dressing and looked like a mess. - the tuna was placed on the side - the last chef had the plate presented so beautifully and everything was delicious. The other meals were good.

The main problem was that most people were not wearing masks! It was very disturbing that they were not following the COVID regulations. The hostess said guests did not require masks after being seated. NOT TRUE!

MP
MP94025CA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Reservation was for 7:30. Not seated until 8:00 PM. Too many people standing around waiting to be seated not 6 feet apart. Food was fine. Service was fine. It was a bit cold outside even with the heaters. But it’s February so that’s to be expected

WM
WineloverMaggie
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful dining experience! A bit pricey, especially the wine. Still, love this place!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Solid as always. Thank you Left Bank crew

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vip2Sadness
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant didn't even call to cancel my reservation since they ate close for dinning on December 24th.!!! Bad business practice.

KC
vipKarenC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Despite dining during the time of COVID, I felt very safe (masks abound, generous table spacing). The outdoor heater was just enough to stay comfortable while enjoying drinks, appetizers (toast with pate), and dinner (duck), all of which were wonderful. The staff were all very welcoming.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Austin
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Only complaint is that the heaters weren’t that warm

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VicA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

It was good, but the heaters didn't do much.
It was a cold night.

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vipIrSo
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was bad, I ordered the steak and egg, the steak was so dry and not fresh at all. Services wasn't great this time, no one came and took our order (sigh).

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent french food! Will come back and highly recommended!

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vipArthur
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the steak frites with a salad verte. Delicious steak and the fries were awesome. I had profiteroles for dessert. Great meal.

DH
vipDaveH
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tasty French-based foods, but plenty on the menu for anyone to enjoy. Consistently good service by friendly staff. Daily Happy Hour menu includes a good offering of food and drink choices.

JA
JennyA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My husband and I chose a table outside and watched leaves falling from the trees. It was a beautiful scenery paired with relaxing music. The servers were very nice and attentive.

LR
LindaR
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always. Starting with cocktails, fresh baked breads, oysters and salad then a rare, tender and tasty steak with Roquefort butter and fries and Trout Amandine with green beans, cooked and seasoned to perfection. Bordeaux and Rose Wines and then Creme Brule.
We also felt Covid-safe as the indoor area tables were very widely spaced and the big windows were open.

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mjka
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant! Make sure to go Friday nights at 6 for the fab music and yum food!

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vipLocal
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and very good food, Outdoor seating was safe and comfortable.

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Krakus
Portland
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good service and very,very,very good beef tartare

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Denise
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall was an excellent experience. Only negative was being seated outside next to a non-working heater and we were moved right away when we commented on the cold. Would and have recommended to other people.

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vipmarrunner06
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Heaters don’t heat!!

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vipkatherine
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our waiter continued to forget us and our requests. We had oysters and two of the six were inedible. We order another half-dozen and the waiter charged us full cost for both oyster orders.....in the past the House has not charged us for the second order.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The service was amazing and the manager was attentive and very welcoming. They made my friends birthday very special.

MC
MargaretC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have a great dinner at the Left Bank. We sat outside on the street which felt very festive since there are a number of other restaurants open along the same street and half of the street is blocked off to cars. There were plenty of lights and heaters. The service was excellent, the mussels were delicious and the halibut with root vegetables was also very good. This is my third dinner at the Left Bank and I will definitely return the next time I am in Menlo Par.

LM
LeslieM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Having wanted to see and hear the jazz trio (Dumaine and Miller) weeks ago and made a mistake on the reservation, I made my reservation for this past Friday instead. I did not know this music trio was not going to be playing this weekend and when we arrived, we were seated on the side street not in the front where the music was playing. Since I made these reservations 2 weeks ago, I at least expected that much. Then the heater over our table kept going on and off and we kept being cold. Then, the service was okay but when the food came, it was just average and not very warm. I had such a wonderful time a few months ago when I came with my family and thorough enjoyed it that I invited my friend to come this weekend. While we had a nice visit, I do think it could have been better considering we planned so many weeks in advance. Plus, we had no idea what music was playing since nothing is on your website. That may have changed things for us too. We will probably return but hope to have a nicer experience than this one.

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ValerieA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Their Happy Hour is really good. Decent wines for great price

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12345
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. Even though we had a reservation, had to wait more than 10 minutes for a table. Very pleasant, overall.

CP
ChrisP
West Sussex
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Their Covid set-up is great, the seating outside still has a lovely feel to . You are not surrounded by people but it doesn't feel like you are out in the street like some restaurants. They had just started inside dining but we chose to sit outside.

The food was great, especially the steak which was cooked to perfection and kept being stolen off my plate which is a good sign.

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fluff
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food excellent. Service at beginning slow, however - long time to get something to drink

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vipTLWSaratoga
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Salad Lyonnaise and the seared tuna salads were delish.

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ValerieA
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

A popular place. Service can be great and it can be bad. It was great the other night. Happy Hour is golden. Good wines for low price

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Left Bank Menlo Park is rated 4.5 stars by 2131 OpenTable diners.

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