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About Left Bank Santana Row

Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in San Jose's vibrant Santana Row. Open since 2003, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris, where diners feast upon classic French cuisine in a charming brasserie setting along the boulevard, where people watching is at its best. Inside, the wonderful energy of an authentic French brasserie is in the air. Boasting Santana Row's largest bar, Left Bank is a place to see and be seen.

The large, casual elegant main dining room offers everything from a family table of 20, to a quiet, romantic table for two. The open exhibition kitchen provides onlookers a window into the magic our chefs create. Whether simply sipping a pastis or enjoying a full meal, diners capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris.

377 Santana Row, Suite #1100
San Jose, CA 95128
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Monday: 11:30am - 10pm
Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 11pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 11pm
Sunday: 10:30am - 10pm

Brunch is served on Saturday and Sunday from opening until 2:30pm
(lunch menu also served)

Happy Hour offered Every Day
3:00pm – 6:30pm and 9:00pm - close
(bar and patio only)

Cross Street:
Cross Street: Stevens Creek

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 984-3500

Website:
http://www.leftbank.com/

Catering:
Planning a special event? Create memories at Left Bank. We have several private dining rooms and spaces available. Each room offers something special. Choose from four private spaces, both indoor and outdoor.Please contact Rayane Abi Abboud: 408.984.4229, or rabboud@leftbank.com, or visit us at www.leftbank.com.

Parking Details:
Free public parking to patrons.

Executive Chef:
David Bastide

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Happy Hour

Specials

Happy Hour
Details

Offering Happy Hour menu at the bar and on the patio.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes tax and service

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: January 10, 2018

Ends: April 1, 2018

Availability: Sun-Mon 3:00PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:00PM
Tue-Sat 3:00PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-11:00PM

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Private Dining

Planning a special event? Create memories at Left Bank. We have several private dining rooms and spaces available. Each room offers something special. Choose from a variety of private spaces, both indoor and outdoor. We will gladly customize a lovely event of any size or budget.

Left Bank Santana Row Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

85% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (45)
Great for Lunch (42)
Casual (36)
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Good for a Date (35)
Business Meals (34)
Good for Anniversaries (32)
Great for Outdoor Dining (32)
Romantic (32)
Good for Birthdays (30)
Authentic (29)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Sunday Lunch (27)
People Watching (26)
Fun (23)
Great for Brunch (22)
Good for Groups (22)
Worth the Drive (21)
Creative Cuisine (20)
Notable Wine List (19)
Bar Seating (17)
Comfort Food (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Vibrant Bar Scene (15)
Hot Spot (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Happy Hour (12)
Healthy (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Kid-friendly (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Seasonal (9)
Cozy (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Afternoon Coffee (6)
Disabled Access (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Scenic View (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Organic (2)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

My fav, always enjoy every minute. Food is great, and staff knows us.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Valentine’s

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 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

Onion soup was good. Cheese fondu was also good. Other food though was typical of the Bay Area, not cooked by French cooks...not at all. So if you are not from France, have never been there and never tasted French cooking and work as a cook in a French Restaurant, then you really have no idea what you are doing. So congrats on the fondu and the bowl of soup, but the rest of it really tasted like something from the cooks at Dennys or IHOP.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We made a reservation a week before and we made sure to arrive on time but had to wait 20 min to sit down. They then wanted to seat us in an outside extension room that was overheated and stuffy, so we asked to sit somewhere else, they refused and said it’s the assigned table for you. We asked to talk to the manager and yes he was able to accommodate us and he moved us. The service was very poor, they were overwhelmed with VDay. We ordered appetizers, one of them never showed up, dinner came so we asked to cancel it. We asked for bread twice when we sat down, and it never came! Over priced set menu and servers not trained to handle busy holiday celebrations! It was very unfortunate because it wasn’t only Valentine’s Day but our daughter’s 17th birthday, Won’t be going there again:(

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·Dined 4 days ago

Good food and service. Pricer for the seafood but great quality.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Waiter excellent

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

I had really high expectations for this place. We ate here on V'day and most of our food was cold and bland. I ordered from the Prix Fix menu and my partner ordered from the regular menu. My lobster was cold and had zero seasoning. My partner's salmon was overcooked. The server was not very attentive and honestly treated us as if he did not want to be there. Everyone received a Rose except for us. We were so frustrated with the sub-par food and service that we did not bother to complain, paid for our food and left. We drove from Oakland to San Jose so this truly was a complete waste of our time. Maybe this was an "off" night!

Tags: Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined 5 days ago

We had a Valentine's lunch and our reservation was for 11:45. We were seated promptly, but for some reason the service was very slow and took an hour to get our food. This left a bad taste in our mouth considering the occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was good but felt could have been better for the price, bread was cold, seafood was no as good as anticipated but good

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The Open Table reservation process asks about special occasions, which we had filled out. No acknowledgment of the occasion, a crappy table that was absurdly dark, and general "you're not worthy" vibe from the hostess/seaters. Server was pretty good, food was fine. But I left with a bad taste in my mouth from the attitude.

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·Dined on February 12, 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful time. The food and service was fantastic. It was our first time at Left Bank. We were celebrating our 40th Anniversary. The restaurant gave us free champagne and dessert! We were very happy and completely satisfied.

Tags: Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Good for a Date, Romantic, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

I really like the Left Bank. I've had excellent meals there and great experiences. This past Sunday wasn't up to usual standards, but if nothing else, it was a lovely day and we had an outside table so it was a lot about location, location, location. This occasion was lunch with friends, one of whom came down from San Francisco to join us. The host was very kind in accommodating our request for an outside table. I get that it's first come, first serve, but on a sunny day they ought to open up the side section so more people get a chance to enjoy the ambience.

The food was spotty. My husband loved his pork hash and my friend's steak frites were perfect. Two of us had the ham cheese omelette. Mine was not great. The egg part was OK although not super hot by the time it reached me. But the ham was cold and the cheese hadn't melted at all. I don't like to fuss about food when I've brought guests so I let it go but it was disappointing. There's something about an omelette done well and I was looking forward to it.

There were other trivial glitches, but they add up: My husband ordered coffee but the server forgot. Then she brought a cup without a saucer. Also the coffee had been spilled all over the cup so it looked like a dirty dish out of the dishwasher. We had to ask for bread (in a French restaurant?!). All in all, the server was pleasant and willing to be helpful but seemed inexperienced. I still really like the Left Bank, and I'm sure I'll be back, but I hope this isn't a trend because that would be sad.

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Thank you for the great service . Our table was exactly what we asked in our online reservation. Service was great and staff very polite.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Like other restaurants I've been to in Santana Row, my wife and I found Left Bank to be overpriced for the value. The food itself was just ok, with no real sense from the servers that anything special was happening in the kitchen, though we still ended up with a bill well over $100 for 2 (with 3 cocktails, an app, and 2 entrees). The place was noisy, and the service was over-extended, so felt slow. If you go, make a reservation for outside if possible... it's less noisy, and the best thing about this spot is the people watching, which is a combination of fascinating and amusing.
If you're looking for wonderful French inspired food, I'd recommend looking elsewhere... come here for the people watching and convenient dinner options before a movie, as long as you don't mind spending more than you should...

Tags: Hot Spot, Scenic View, People Watching, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on February 3, 2018

Loved going here on a special family day. First, it’s a lovely French restaurant with sophisticated wait staff and excellent decor. Food was simple and delicious. We ordered sandwiches and salad. The bread was crunchy and my eggs were covered in tangy lemony sauce. The salad was lightly dressed crispy lettuce. My daughter had chicken from the kids menu and she was happy. We had pastry and ice cream covered with chocolate sauce such a generous portion enough for 3. Fun place to people. Great price, great value. We’ll go back there.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Casual, Romantic, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We ate at Left Bank for lunch, the food was AMAZING and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

delicious french food! this is out go to french restaurant these days.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Good food and wine and the wait staff was very efficient.

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

I come back here for the food and service - both awesome!

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Good quality French brasserie cooking. My first time inside in their unpleasantly noisy interior. I have always eaten outside in the past, and the restaurant was easy to recommend if that is your intention.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Service was excellent but restaurant is a bit noisy.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Deserts were late/ delayed due a large group of 100x ahead of us.
Managers comp 'ed us the deserts but we would rather have been to finish dinner sooner.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Skirt steak was slightly over charred, but interior was still cooked perfectly. I will definitely be returning.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, People Watching
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The outdoor Patio area is great for a relaxed Sunday Brunch with friends or family. The food choices are excellent with regular updates to the menu and the service is just the perfect pace.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great service, yummy food, a bit on the noisy side, but we still had a good time!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We made a reservation, checked in a few minutes early... and we’re still kept waiting 25min past our reservation time. When I went back to the hostess stand to see what was going on, she just said “Oh! We were just talking about you!” Um, cool, were you planning on seating us ever? Aside from that, the food was great. Our waiter seemed like he might have been new, as he didn’t seem to know a lot about the menu, but did go and find answers when he didn’t have them, which was nice. Overall it was a good meal, not sure I’m dying to go back but I also wouldn’t say no if someone suggested it.

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vip
 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 25, 2018

It very discouraging that you can’t get a martini ina martini glass . Second time this has happened...a pet peeve!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Always a pleasure! I enjoy that I know that I will have a good meal every time I come here, without a fail!

Tags: Hot Spot, People Watching, Casual, Fun, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Loved it! Great food, atmosphere, and over all experience. Get the fondue!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Outrageous, taking advantage of Santana Row demand and ripping off people

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I was disappointed overall and I don't recommend this restaurant. They have one chicken option on the menu and at 6:30 they were already out of it. Due to allergies my daughter in law could not substitute for anything but the French Onion soup. Our server was very friendly but service was very slow. It took 15 minutes to get our drinks. While waiting I went to the bar to order drinks. I ordered a Vodka Martini and the bartender didn't even ask what kind of Vodka, he just walked away and made the drink.
I think they are capitalizing on the fact that Santana Row is so popular that they won't lack for customers and not so concerned about their customers because they don't have to be.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful meal and good service. Only complaint was rising level of noise as the evening progressed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

After all it was a good experinace,.
The only "issue" was they didn't want to accept my open table reservation , since i reserved just 15 minutes in advance .... eventually they found me a table .
The food was good , burger , sandwich salmon - all great.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Very good Happy Hour with good seating in the bar area.

Tags: Bar Seating
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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Amazing service and good variety of choices on the menu.

Tags: Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was awesome. The service was a little bit slow but overall was great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great! We love this place. We have been multiple times before and will keep going back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Made a reservation for 5:30 so we could have dinner and walk over to catch a 7:00 movie. Showed up at 5:30, was seated at 5:40. The waiter was great, very nice guy and polite, but it took forever to get our food.

Drinks came quickly, the fondu came in a reasonable time too - which was excellent, one of my favorite things on the menu, but then something went wrong. We waited and waited and waited for our meal. It finally arrived at 6:45, giving us just a few min to eat and make the 5 min walk to the theater. We ended up missing the beginning of Star Wars, which was a bummer.

I've been here several times, and have always enjoyed the food and for the most part have good experiences, but this time they were off for some reason. Too bad.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Very loud, lively atmosphere. Great for groups, not for a romantic dinner. Food is just okay.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Very disappointing experience. Arrived early for our reservation and we weren't seated until 20 minutes after our reservation time. After we were seated, it took an hour to get our appetizers. There were 4 of us and the meals came out in twos. One meal was served cold. The food was good, but I wouldn't say outstanding. The service was beyond awful. We asked to see the manager and he/she never came around. This was a pricey meal and definitely not worth it. I wouldn't go back.

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