Left Bank Restaurant

4.7
475 reviews
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The only classic French restaurant in Vail for over 45 years. The Left Bank serves the finest and freshest French cuisine prepared from scratch daily. Select an amazing wine at a fair price from our world-renowned wine list! Bordeaux, Burgundy and a vast selection from around the world are sure to please your palate.
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EP
17 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Muy agradable! Estuvimos muy contentos con el lugar, el servicio y los alimentos.

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JN
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and beautiful preparation. It is a real treat to dine at the Left Bank

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S
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really liked this restaurant. The food was fabulous and service great. Great wine and cocktail list too. One of the best restaurants we went to in Vail.

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TD
39 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It goes without saying that the food was great. However, it was the excellent service of our waiter Joey that made this a fine evening. He handled our party of 7 with great skill. The courses were timed perfectly.

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OT
27 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Left Bank has excellent service, an extensive wine list and a romantic atmosphere for small groups or better yet, couples dining.
However, their food is good but lacks creativity. Left Bank needs a saucier to ramp up their entrees. Sauces on the side do not indicate to me a chef and saucier working together to promote an exceptional and memorable experience.
This restaurant has the potential to move into Michelin star category but needs to embrace the full expression of a true French dining experience,

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H
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to dine in Vail. Don’t miss the Vol au Vent de Homard and the choolate soufflé. Magnifique !

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SF
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambiance lovely except that we had a very large and drunk party next to us.

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w
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We should have know when the coat check attendant was overwhelmed. The waiter was somewhere between disinterested and rude. Food was meh at best including steak au poive sauce that resembled gravy at Thanksgiving. Stay away.

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SL
15 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My 63rd Birthday! My favorite restaurant! Dover sole was divine!

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e
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Not very special. Food was umdercooked.
Sent back. Still not right
Go somewhere else

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OT
8 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Everything was great, except de somellier, it is the second time he tries to get us to buy a worse wine with a higher price, in a restaurant of this category seems totally inappropriate

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C
110 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delightful experience. All the food was delicious. Really appreciated great wines by the glass. Highly recommend.

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SL
15 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary dinner. Great food! Wonderful evening!

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HG
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

I first visited the Left Bank almost 40 years ago - food was great and French provincial ambiance was so charming. Now it's fancy, the food was good but not outstanding and the service left much to be desired. Our waiter also bused tables and left us sitting waiting on him for long periods of time. I wish the LB was still it's old self and PLEASE always have a chocolate mousse on the menu!

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C
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

Food was great. Service was terrible.... drinks came out way after oyster appetizer, noticeable lags, etc. Food was really good so will probably go back. Although our server was nice, the skills weren’t up to the level they should be for a nicer restaurant

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OT
9 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meal was very nice, there were 3 people in our party and we all had something different and everyone said food was great. Meal was very expensive, if you don’t mind spending it than I’d recommend going.

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s
19 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. A bit pricey, so we go only for special occasions.

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WB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Valentines dinner, beautiful decor. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We waited a few minutes for our table in the cozy bar, our favorite in all of Vail. The stunning lighting and comfortable white leather chairs added to the ambiance. After a delicious dessert, each lady was given a red rose as we departed.

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B
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great French menu. All the classics. All executed in true French fashion. Best French restaurant in Vail. They served Gerald Ford, Howard Head and other dignitaries. Droid gras poele or cold, Dover sole, carre d’agneau, steak au poivre. It’s all here

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f
33 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Aye in bar area, for us it was better then dining room

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DT
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. One of the best meals we have had in the USA.
Must have is one of the soufflés.

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M
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn’t been in several years, but were pleased to find the exceptional classics alongside new inventive cuisine. Best foie gras I’ve had outside of France. The elk chops, lobster bisque and soufflé were scrumptious. The waitstaff were friendly, knowledgeable and attentive.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic everything! Room is beautiful and spacious with great lighting. Bar is cute as well. Food was just spectacular, with great selections for everyone. Service was efficient and very personable. We are regulars, but had friends in town, and they were blown away.

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P
25 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience.

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s
24 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about our dinner was wonderful & delicious. I had the fish stew, (aka bouillabaisse, aka chippino) & it was delicious. But a heads up...no shells included! My husband had beef that was perfectly cooked & melted as he ate. An excellent evening.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place, love it!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food, service and atmosphere

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M
12 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautifully prepared French cuisine served elegantly in a dignified, quiet dining room facing onto Gore Creek. Perfect for a special occasion.

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HA
29 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. Food was prepared to perfection. Service was fabulous.

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BC
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed our evening at the Left Bank. Everyone's dish was great. Service fun and attentive.

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KB
11 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome French food! Not too over the top... appropriate sized portions (not tiny like some French restaurants): incredible cream-free tomoato soup, duck l’orange, short ribs, steak au poivre and a great wine list. Reasonable noise level of diners having fun. Going back tomorrow!

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T
12 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the best dining experience in the valley!! Far better than sweet basil which used to hold that honor.

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OT
12 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places - not just in Vail

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AG
64 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic French cuisine in a beautiful mountain atmosphere.
The truffle pasta appetizer is worth the price if you love truffles. The Dover sole for two is excellent as well and as delicious as any we have eaten in France. They do an excellent dessert soufflé as well that is just the right size for two. The wine list is extensive with great options.
Service is excellent but not intrusive.
Definitely worth the spurge.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening!

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HS
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We (6 adults ages 45 and up) were declined alcohol service while no one in our party was remotely drunk or over served. Once declined service we immediately left the restaurant. We believe it was their way of “asking us to leave”. Our table had been engaged in a political discussion, all six of us like minded. The bar is tiny and we believe the two women next to us and some staff were eavesdropping as we did not share our conversation with anyone beyond our table as that could be offensive. We believe in equality and fair treatment of everyone no matter their political beliefs. We will never go to a place of such discrimination even though the lobster bisque was divine.

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R
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delicious dinner and a very pleasant environment.

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H
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Have continued to visit this restaurant since its inception by Liz & Luc. The new ownership has made it easier by instituting the use of "Plastic" which eases the need to carry huge sums of money or a check book. The modern decor is bright, up-to-date and continues a great tradition of good food although at, sometimes, the higher end of expense.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Terrible experience. They did not have our open table reservation at first and suggested I was wrong. Eventually found it. Staff was rude. They burned the fois gras Will not be going back

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PW
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

We came for New Year’s Eve and a set menu. They didn’t have any choices (ie fishorvegetarian options on the menu) So many people now don’t eat meat and two out of three items on the set menu were meat. The server gave us salad forks for our entree. For the price , ( our total bill was $850 for four with no bottles of wine), this was not worth it at all. The portions are small.. it’s hard to find something good to say except the room is pretty.

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