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.View Private Dining Details
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
Easter is but a hop, skip, and jump away—let us do the cooking this year! Hop on over to Left Bank and join us for spring inspired menu items that are sure to delight one and all. It’s not too early to make reservations! We will be open early at 10:00 AM for Brunch at all locations.
Sunday, April 1, 2018
We went early: 5:30 pm so the noise level was low and we were able to talk. Super service. I had the Boef Bourguignon and my colleague had the salmon. Perfect portions and great wine.
Love this location! Great Service!!
Thank you to Wes & the Hostess on Saturday, 03/10...made the night special.
Another great meal at Left Bank. The place was packed yet we were seated exactly at the time of our reservation. Great mushroom soup & burger. The manager Wes gave us that extra bit of service that made the meal special. Thanks!!
Welcoming reception with host personally taking charge of seating; very attentive service, despite a full house on a Saturday evening; and quality of food preparation and presentation exceptional. Overall, Left Bank Menlo Park definitely offers a superior dining experience.
Left Bank is a go-to lunch spot. Tasty food and great service.
Nice lunch. Corner booth with two friends.
Consistently outstanding; both food and service. Many years dining at Left Bank in Menlo Park and always a great experience!
I left a note on my open table reservation—guess the restaurant didn’t see it. They also didn’t see us for a LONG time. Even with reservations, they had us wait 10 minutes. After we sat, they didn’t even acknowledge us. I had to flag down the manager and ask for service. The food was meh. The service was horrible. The waiter was recommending things that weren’t on the menu—“oh we just changed and never mind, we don’t have that.” Or even better, the waiter recommended something and then said, “oh wait, that’s only available during dinner. Sorry.”
We like going to left bank, but with service like this, it will be a long time before we go back. C’est la vie.
I've been to left bank over the years, but haven't dined with them in 2 years. Each franchise has always had a variable quality, and this night I wasn't impressed with the food, decent but the coq au vin was a bit bland and a little dry. Service was nice, and was surprisingly bright (hurt my eyes lighting) inside, which is a down for a french inspired bistro. Kills the intimacy. Its always a good spot for wine and some charcuterie.
Superior dining experience in every respect--ambiance, seating, service, food and drink.
When the balcony is full, the din below n the main dining room is almost unbearably loud-we had to move to the bar seating, which is quieter, but also left us bereft of attentive service (until the end, when they brought the check!) On the other hand my lamb sandwich (labeled casse croque) was terrific, as was my husband's tuna nicoise. Wines by the glass reflect an excellent set of selections.
Saturday Brunch to celebrate friends Birthdays. Food and service were fantastic!
Wish they had more vegetarian options, but otherwise, great. Wines by the glass are nice. French onion soup & burger/fries great.
Great food and service...just wish I could have had my coffee refilled or at least asked-
I needed to add people and change time of my reservation and they were very accommodating- greatly appreciated.
We had five people. I enjoy the Left Bank experience...but this time it was very ordinary. Choice was average...salads available were run-of-the-mill and so were the food choices. The Menlo Park branch is not nearly as good as the Larkspur one. It is okay...but I would say that the value equation has slipped.
Always a great lunch. Left Bank consistently serves good food, well-prepared and authentic. The service is good and the waiters are friendly. I'm never disappointed when I stop in for lunch or dinner.
Not happy with lunch bring served before appetizers. Had to ask for additional drinks to order and more bread to be brought to the table. The restaurant was not busy. No reason for our table to be attended to better.
Food was disgusting. Don’t order any seafood items they taste a week old. Waiter wiped his nose on his sleeve at least 50 times.
We went to Left Bank for my birthday. I ordered the duck breast. The cook apparently doesn't know how to cook duck breast. They brought it out the first time and it had not been properly rendered so there was a quarter-inch thick piece of skin and duck fat on the side of the breast - in edible. When I pointed out that the duck was inedible, they took it back to the kitchen. Instead of properly cooking a new duck breast, they took the two pieces of the original duck breast, cooked them on the non-skin side, and brought out two pieces of overcooked duck breast that still had inedible pieces of skin and fat hanging on them.
I would never order the duck breast again at Left Bank. Whomever is on the grill does not know how to cook duck breast. Because the fat wasn't rendered, it left a layer of skin and fat on the breast that was literally like a piece of chewing gum - it could not be eaten.
Valentines Day. Was great.
Valentine’s Day menu was the best food ever at this restaurant, great meal and ambiance
7:30pm Reservation. Seated at 8pm. First course 8:45pm. Entree’s at 9:15.
We had a lovely Valentines Day dinner with excellent food and service
Went on Valentine's Day with my wife. Our server (whose name escapes me) was fantastic and really added to the evening. He was attentive and very knowledgeable about the wine.
Service, food, overall experience: Excellent!
I really loved this place, the best french restaurant in silicon valley!
I tried the fondue, and it was amazing... The place is awesome!
I go to Left Bank Menlo Park approximately once a quarter. I still like the restaurant--the food is very good and the ambiance of the restaurant is very nice. The service this time was disappointing. There was a very small luncheon crowd, yet, we could not get a server to even come to the table for almost 10 minutes. When he came, he did not, as most servers would do, ask if we wanted something to drink. Bread came when I asked for it. The meal, however, was served timely, and the server was more attentive after the initial delay. My guest and I both had salads and pommes frites. The salads were very good.
To be honest, based on the reviews I read and having reviewed the menu prior to making the reservation, I was disappointed. The service was okay, and for most of the meal our server was never around. We were greeted by our server soon after seating, but then she disappeared for an extended period of time before coming back for our orders. Little things like pouring wine, checking to see how things were from time to time once the food came just didn't happen. Also, our mains meals came out before we were half way done our appetizers. They took them back, and brought them later, but you wonder whether they made them again or just kept them warm. The real disappointment was the food itself. The Gambas were fine for flavor, but they were whole shrimp. It would have been nice to have the tail split at least to make for easier access to the meat since not everyone is into easting shells. Escargot were okay, but like the other things, not much in the way of flavor. The duck was nicely cooked and the meat tender, but the overall dish was bland. Same with the rigatoni. About the only thing that came out as I would have expected was the Beef Bourguignon. It was pretty good. So overall, I expected much more given that the menu looked very interesting.
Wow! What happened to Left Bank. A decade ago this was a thriving hot spot with real food depicting the beautiful simplicity of French countryside cuisine.
We experienced a ten to fifteen minute wait until we were approached by waitstaff and provided menus. It was Super Bowl Sunday, so I think they were busy watching the game.
The food was less than mediocre. The sauce with the escargot was heavy on the oil served with old chewy stale slices of baguette. The truffle fries- clearly were Sysco food distributors finest flash frozen. Truffles on the truffles Frits ? Ha- Never saw them, or tasted truffle oil.
My eating partner ordered seafood soup and the waiter told us that there were no mussels - he opted to have it anyway when the dish arrived it was full of muscles unfortunately the saffron sauce was ice cold and he didn’t even get any bread to mop it up with or a bowl for the shells.
I ordered a burger to play it safe- it arrived- clearly it was a frozen premade burger and my bun was so hard and stale I opted not to eat it —probably just save myself some empty calories anyway.
We decided to suck it up and move on to dessert because what sweet can’t make bad meal good again. Wrong—
The Cannelles were still FROZEN on the inside and the cream Brûlée was so off-portioned, the waiter brought us two cause he felt bad- and said two makes one normal portion. The custard was so thick you could cut it with a knife. What happened to this place. We paid the bill that was over 100$ ( now I wish we disputed) we ended up going next door, and eating a real French meal at the bar!
I’ll NEVER go to Left Bank again! WOW! #FakingFrench
The waiter sympathized with us by the end of the evening. Clearing he was trying to get through it just like we were.
The food was excellent and service was outstanding.
My complaint is not so much about the service (food was fine--we just went for a glass of wine and a couple appetizers to celebrate a birthday on a warm February evening) as about our fellow diners; this automatically puts the management on the hot seat because of our experience... Shortly after we were seated outside by one of three tables up by the window, a woman was seated at one of the other two tables; she had a small dog with her. The dog started barking a bit, then started sniffing my friend's purse and her shoes. The partner of the woman showed up, and the dog barked it's happiness. These two ordered dinner, and the woman started feeding the dog from her plate; if the dog didn't get another bite soon enough, it started yapping loudly for more food...About thirty seconds was soon enough.
I planned to order dessert and coffee, it was my friend's birthday after all, but we were so stressed out by all the barking and the woman's idiotic behavior regarding her dog, that we left and had dessert at a shop by the theater in downtown Redwood City.
What's the solution? I am not sure, but maybe management had to be brave and ask obnoxious pet owners to leave or some other option. My critique is coming from a dad who's daughter is working towards becoming a small animal vet, for what that's worth.
Our service was slow, but that was okay because we weren't in a hurry...that is, until we had reached our limit with the clueless dog lady.
VERY slow service in a half full dining room. Not up to usual good experience.
Enjoyable time, not rushed, time to sit and talk and enjoy our meal.
I have eaten here a number of times at lunch and just for a bite. It’s been a while since I’ve been there for dinner and it was a disappointment. Of the four of us one really didn’t eat any of her meal. The others were fine but nothing special. The selection of non alcoholic drinks was limited.
The chicken usually quite good was dry as a bone - I should have sent it back but held out hope for the thigh, and disappointed. The service and cocktails great, as were the appetizers.
Food is consistent and alway good! Love their calimari, and musles are killer! Great French Fries... try their happy hour also!
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.
Hadn't been here in a while, and was pleased that it is still very enjoyable.
Our waiter, Carlos, was excellent, and the chef was very accommodating when we requested salmon versus ahi for our salade nicoise. Also, I requested a booth when I made my reservation, and as usual, the reception team honored my request. Our lunch was predictably yummy!
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!