Left Bank Restaurant

4.8
680 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 680 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Mississippi
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality of Food and presentation of Food was phenomenal
Great wine choices - exceptional service - five star review for a reason

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DrewKat
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been eating here for more than 20 years ... it is the most delicious and beautifully prepared food on the planet.... always consistent and perfect 🎉

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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IvanR
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exquisite restaurant. Wonderful service. Excellent food. Fabulous ambiance. Take your time and revel in this superb restaurant

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LindyC
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The quail was not up to the usual excellence. It was tough and stringy and the sauce watery and too salty. The bed of peas was too salty and there was too much of it. They should have had another vegetable with it such as potatoes or rice.

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vipDenWPMauiLiz
Denver
383 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful meal with a yummy wine to accompany it. The server Brendan & sommelier Andy were both helpful & delightful, as well. The wine list is extensive and the setting beside Gore creek is lovely! This is our favorite Vail restaurant.

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vipDenWPMauiLiz
Denver
384 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a lovely dinner creekside. This is our favorite Vail restaurant.

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MimiS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best fine dining in Vail. Food was outstanding.

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ChrisW
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Overly priced food that was not good ( like old old style french) serves by a waiter who smirked when you pronounce a dish wrong

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NormanN
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant!!

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vipDianeD
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food is delicious. The only issue was the $46 Basil Hayden Manhattan. That is ridiculous. They said Basil Hayden is a premium liquor and had to get. We get it all the time in Denver. We call BS

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite dining experience in Vail! Elegant atmosphere, delectable cuisine, delightful servers, just the right portions, in the French way! Never disappointed!💕

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Elegant and expensive

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BertieMae
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and welcoming service.

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

Excellent service, ambience,, food. It’s pricey but worth it. Delightful experience. I highly recommend this place.

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jacks
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best French restaurant in Vail Colorado. One of my favorite restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food - quality and variety. Great service and attention to detail. Highly recommend it…

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Pamacea
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This elegant restaurant is a must for a romantic dinner or special occasion. The food is superb, as is the service. From cocktails to appetizers to entrees to dessert, we had a fabulous time. It is pricey. But Vail.

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LarryM
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for French food overlooking Gore Creek

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vipCecirose
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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TerryL
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a challenge with the wine suggested by the sommelier, but he was very attentive and replaced the bottle with something that was acceptable. Our waiter was extremely helpful and professional.

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vipcriticaldining
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Vail classic has kept it's greatness. Great food, great service

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StevenD
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipDDDD
18 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent restaurant. The French Onion soup was very good. The Rack of Lamb was exceptional. It was seasoned and cooked to perfection. Their selection of French wines was fantastic. If you enjoy fine dining, wines from France and French inspired cuisine, this is the best restaurant in Vail.

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AliceN
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary and it was a lovely experience. The food was exceptional as well as the service.

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vipTTown
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
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
14 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
40 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
Denver
7 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

FAQs

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

Left Bank Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars by 680 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.