Left Bank Restaurant

4.7
658 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
The Left Bank Restaurant has been a Vail staple for over 48 years. A classic French restaurant, The Left Bank serves the finest and freshest cuisine prepared from scratch daily. Select an amazing wine at a fair price from our world-renowned wine list to accentuate your meal experience. Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone, Champagne, and a vast selection from around the world will surely please your palate. Join us for a journey through the French countryside while tucked in the Rocky Mountains!

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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 658 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTTown
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every course was outstanding. As always, we found the highest quality ingredients and presentation. No matter what you order, every mouthful is sigh worthy! The wait staff is still the best of the best. Highly attentive, helpful and timely-which I understand has been a challenge for other restaurants in the valley. The restaurant was full and our family really enjoyed an evening out. Thank you Left Bank!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I have been eating here for years (as a kid and now as an adult)... it’s a Vail classic and perhaps the restaurant with the best ambiance in the village...very fun place and the food is delicious! Great place for special occasions.

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TomasJ
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

If you like classic French cuisine, then this is a place for you. Everything we had was excellent, with lobster bisque taking the prize. I gave it only 4 stars on 'Value' because some of the prices, such as for foie gras, are higher than anywhere else in the Vail Valley.

Finally a restaurant where you can hear your partner speak! Bravo for the quiet ambiance.

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vipHaleiwaFlyer
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Food flavor profile is fair at best, and is stuck in the old ages. Felt this restaurant is for tourists to come once and perhaps old timers that like historic memories. They have so much potential, but felt like a lack of effort was given. Would recommend La Tour for French cuisine at Vail village.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful restaurant. The food was very average, the service extremely slow, NOT worth its price. For example, A tomato soup that tasted like it was just taken out of a can. But that was not the worst of it. We ordered a salmon that tasted oddly minty, a very strange taste that you don’t want in your overpriced food. So we notified our waiter and told him we would like to return it. When we got the check, they charged us the salmon we returned. We then notified the manager who gave us a terrible attitude and said that the chef decided he was not going to take it out of the bill. The attitude that the manager gave us was terrible. Don’t waste your time and money.

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vipGbricio
Mexico City
10 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

El mesero fue un poco arrogante

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vipnatethegreat
San Diego
34 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, but the restaurant needs to update the menu out front as prices are lower than they are in the restaurant.

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vipPaulo
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

The soufflé had raw egg and caused an upset stomach

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philipm
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent, well prepared food. I would prefer a bit better control of the dress code, considering the level of restaurant that they aspire to be. Backwards baseball caps and ripped jeans aren't appropriate in any high end french restaurant, ski resort or not.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Absolute BEST.. Food was amazing.. Chef clearly cares about every single detail.. and all waitstaff was truly incredible!! Thank you

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
36 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was great.

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JimS
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Left Bank is a Vail standard which has gotten better with age. Not unlike its competitor La Tour across the creek, it has brought classic French cuisine into the 21st century. Great ambience, efficient and friendly service, and an incredible wine list. For our family, our time in Vail is not complete without a visit to the Left Bank.

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vipMariaH
Tampa
7 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always our favorite restaurant in Vail!!!! Fabulous food ambiance and service. Andy is a gracious host and always knows the perfect wine!

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vipJScott
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely awesome food. One of the best meals we have ever had!

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vipBoydT
London
6 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect for a big girl date night with bling. Visually amazing and incredible food. We will be back

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TTown
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and fabulous food of the highest quality. From cocktails to soufflé, every mouthful is perfection. Go there!

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vipGemjewel
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly delightful culinary experience from beginning to end: professional’friendly staff, tasteful decor, well curated wine list; each dish we tried came out well executed from presentation to perfectly seasoned morsels of enjoyment. We will definitely be back next season and Left Bank will be at the top of our list for Favorite Dining Spots for Vail.

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vipAlisonA
New England
23 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service pretty views. Made the occasion very special. The entrees include a salad which you can upgrade to a more fancy salad from the menu as an appetizer which makes the prices quite reasonable.

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BroncoFan59
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Left Bank was the cherry on top to our family ski week in Vail!

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OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best restaurant in Vail! Exquisite food and service!

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WilliamW
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow! My wife and I have been seasonal residents in Beaver Creek for 17 years. We decided this winter to dine and some of the classic Vail restaurants that we had never been to as a way to enjoy this difficult winter by doing something different. Most places have been very goods. But, The Left Bank is amazing! I have always intended to go there but always fell back to our usual places. I will now be a regular to make up for lost time. the walk up through the clutter of luggage carts and a drink cooler for hotel guests is a bit surprising. But, once you turn and enter the restaurant, it is magic. It feels like old Vail in the best possible way. A huge wine list, great cocktails, friendly staff, comfy decor and seating await you.

We had fresh oysters and the dover sole and all of it was wonderful. there was no over the top discussion about the selection of oyster or any other pretentiousness. Just wonderfully prepared, fresh oysters. The sole was a 2 person plate and finished tableside. You must order this on your first visit.

We finished with a shared chocolate souffle that was perfect as well.

I recommend you book a table as soon as you are done reading this!

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vipPuggirl
New Mexico
61 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a truly exquisite meal. I felt like I was in France. The service was impeccable and the Dover sole divine. There are other restaurants in Vail that tout themselves as French, but they are not. This is authentic and the setting was lovely. I’m only sorry I didn’t eat here twice during my stay. We will always come back to the left bank !

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BradleyR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Left Bank has been a favorite for us for many years .
The cuisine is exceptional !
We look forward to returning again and again .

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vipHoustonvisitor
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the service was excellent and the food divine. Nothing is overlooked. Many of the dishes are served on pre warmed to maintain food temperature. We return here every time we come to Vail and have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent! Just avoid the chocolate or grand marnier soufflé. It’s not good. At all.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
8 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Buena cocina y atención aunque algunos meseros no son especialmente amables... que pena que todavía no se entienda el valor de un excelente servicio que hace la diferencia en tiempos difíciles

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vipArquiterco
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

El lugar elegante pero relajado, el ambiente muy familiar y la comida, espectacular! Tienen una carta de vinos amplía, pero tuve la mala suerte de que 3 de los vinos que pedí no los tenían.
Sin duda un lugar al que hay que ir!!

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jayeb
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a favorite many years ago back in the 90’s and haven’t been there in 20ish years..
Happy to say it was as good as we remembered!!

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vipAbraham
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience. A must when visting Vail.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family Vail experience

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Stan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, and great overall experience. High-end restaurant which is priced accordingly. Overall we were happy to pay for the experience and really amazing food. Will definitely come back here again.

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GeraldLovesLisa
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My girlfriend and I love Left Bank. I've spent lots of time in Paris (always in rive gauche) and, while its nearly impossible to replicate their dining experience anywhere outside of France, The Left Bank does an exceptional job of making fantastic French cuisine. We have been to Left Bank twice now and plan on going back again!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing dinner, we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

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Ladiner
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the most delightful server! Started off with the truffle pasta. Was disappointed we couldn’t elevate it with the white truffle this time because it was a holiday special but it was just as good. Then we had the burrata special and the best lobster bisque I have ever tasted. Main course I had the filet and he had the duck was good but we prefer the lamb that we had on Christmas. Ended with macaroons and chocolate soufflé. We have lived in vail over 6 years and just started going to left bank Christmas and have been twice now. Can’t wait to try the lobster roll when it comes back on the menu. Great food and pleasant staff! Excellent chef!!

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vipFoodlover
Columbus
41 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love French food this is your spot.

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vipErikaD
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! My husband and I have been wanting to go here for a while but never bit the bullet and went! We were not disappointed! We decided to go for our last date night before our baby arrives (any day now) and everything was so good! From the artichoke and avocado salad, my husband loved the escargot, the duck and vol au vent were all AMAZING! The chocolate souffles at the end were a perfect dessert too! Joey, our server, was so friendly and nice too! Definitely recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

MJ was an incredible server and bartender. Everyone else working that evening also went above and beyond to make the evening special. Overall, it was an incredible evening.

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vipGrazie
Naples
38 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date spot in the Vail Valley.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Incredible experience. Thank you!

FAQs

Left Bank Restaurant offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (970) 476-3696.

Left Bank Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 658 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.