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Left Bank Santana Row

4.2
4.2
4756 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie known for our simple, seasonally changing French brasserie menu featuring a diverse selection of meats, fresh vegetables, seafood, hearty salads and sumptuous desserts.

The open exhibition kitchen provides onlookers a window into the magic our chefs create, guided by French native, Chef Roland Passot, well-respected in the industry for his passion and culinary expertise.

Located in San Jose's vibrant Santana Row since 2003, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris. Boasting one of Santana Row's largest bars, Left Bank is a place to see and be seen. Whether simply sipping a pastis or enjoying a full meal, diners capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 984-3500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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 our events team ar 408.984.4229, or visit us at www.leftbank.com.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Charice Parnello: (855) 838-0536

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Cross street

    Cross Street: Stevens Creek

  • Parking details

    Free public parking to patrons.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Christmas Eve 2022

    Dec 24, 2022 only
    Happy Holidays from Left Bank! Make memories with us this year and gather with friends and family, enjoy our festive décor, and toast to the season. We’ll be serving the below holiday-inspired menu additions for Christmas Eve, in addition to our regular menus. Relax and enjoy your holiday season as we attend to every detail. SHRIMP COCKTAIL 25 lemon, brandied cocktail sauce 12 OZ ROASTED PRIME RIB OF BEEF 58 creamed spinach, baked potato, au jus BÛCHE DE NOËL 12 cranberry coulis Cheers! Open 11 AM-7:30 PM.
  • Bonne Année~New Year's Eve 2022

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    It's said that the French know how to celebrate, and we couldn't agree more! Take part in the French joie de vivre (joy of living) with Left Bank this New Year's Eve! Say au revoir to 2022 and ring in the New Year with us! Serving festive menu additions along with our regular menus. Open from 11 AM -10 PM. Reserve today! BONNE ANNÉE NEW YEAR’S EVE 2022 MENU ADDITIONS SEA SCALLOP CRUDO 21 citrus vinaigrette, shaved fennel salad SURF AND TURF 69 roasted beef tenderloin, half lobster, broccolini, roasted fingerling potatoes, Béarnaise OPERA CAKE 12 crème Anglaise *menus subject to availability and seasonality

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What 4,756 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Great for brunch

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Most Booked

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  1. AZ

    AshaZ

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Dinner service was quite loud, made it difficult for 4 people to converse in a booth. I hoped the waitress would not bring allergens, but they were on the dessert after I reminded her before ordering the appetizer and meal. We only received one bottle of water, needed to get up twice to fill it ourselves. Otherwise, the food was great!
  2. SC

    SteveC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great place to dine and good food.
  3. R

    Reno

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice place. Good and service was very good. We’ll be back.
  4. n

    nana

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food n good service. Happy birthday lunch
  5. LL

    LisaL

    Barcelona

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    My beet salad was amazing! My husbands steak frites came out cold the first time and very undercooked the second time Our waiter was awesome and his service was great
  6. m

    marcohagelsieb

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excelent service, great food, quality ingredients, awesome place in the heart of Santana Row!
  7. SL

    SueL

    San Francisco

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We brought our niece and new husband to Left Bank for their first time. Our food was very good. I absolutely love the 1/2 chicken at Left Bank. It is cooked perfectly everytime!!! I can count on Left Bank to have great food and that is a great feeling.
  8. Y

    Yoshi

    Orlando

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    A lovely restaurant with some great outdoor seating. Perfect place to relax, have a meal, and people watch. The service was great during our whole meal. Food was also great with the exception of the onion soup. I wish it had more onion flavor and onions themselves in the dish. But overall we had an excellent time. Would definitely come back and check out their dinner menu.
  9. CC

    CarolC

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Food and service get worse and worse. We finally ended up serving ourselves water as waiter never appeared. Later mid app they appeared with our main courses..the small table was full so they actually handed us the plates as if we could just hold them over our app plates and eat. I can't figure out what they expected us to do...so strange and unprofessional..just looney tunes.

    Left Bank Santana RowResponded on November 29, 2022Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. I'm sorry to hear that you had a less than pleasant experience when dining here. I will share your comments the team, as there is always room for improvement. I hope you decide to give us another opportunity to take much better care of you next time.

  10. SP

    SaraP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Anniversary #33
  11. MS

    MicheleS

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    We came on Thanksgiving and knew it would be busy and price would be higher. However, it's pre-fix menu but they ran out of salmon and the apple pie, happened to what my daughter wanted to order. The service was less than average, because we waited for a long time for server to take our order, and had to ask for water, take out boxes, bags.. etc repeat. We probably will come back again on a less busy time and try regular dishes on their menu.
  12. LR

    LaineyR

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Of course this was Thanksgiving......but there were no appetizers available........we had barely been served our soup when the salad plates arrived......we made room, no one picked up our empty soup cups until we piled them off to the side. I was eating my salad holding my plate in the air because our dinner arrived.....we piled the salad plates off to the side........they ran out of apple pie........our reservation was for 6:00PM.......not 8:30PM when I would expect that they could run out of food. Bummer was that we paid around $70.00 per person.........they rushed the food service and then we couldn't find anyone to get us to go boxes clear the plates and get us the check.........really sad service.
  13. S

    2Sadness

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    ThNksgiving menu us pre fixe only. The salmon is dry disappointing. They are in a hurry for us to finish eating. We are not finish with the salad and they are already serving the entree!!

    Left Bank Santana RowResponded 7 days agoThank you so much for taking the time to review your experience with us. I'm sorry to hear that you had a less than pleasant experience when dining here. I will share your comments the team, as there is always room for improvement. I hope you decide to give us another opportunity to take much better care of you next time.

  14. a

    adc711

    San Diego

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Delicious thanksgiving meal
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    Our service was very slow then we got all our courses at once, no time to eat each part. Except that we liked watching all the people around us, we were outside at Santana Row, our experience was not great. Service was miserable. Food was good except it was thrown at us so quickly after we waited so long it was appalling that we couldn’t enjoy it. Thumbs down.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our Thanksgiving Pre-Fixe meal. Everything was presented nicely with excellent service. I was not a fan of the salad however. The types of leafy greens used were a bit bitter and very chewy. But the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, and stuffing were delightful. And the pumpkin pie was perfection, right down to the dollop of slightly sweetened whipped cream. Always a fan of Left Bank!
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous Thanksgiving meal! Service was excellent. Love this restaurant.
  18. C

    Claire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We didn’t have one single server ask us how was the food during the entire stay. Food was ehh, duck and beef all very dry.
  19. PS

    PatriciaS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Service was poor, intermittent. Always had to "flag" server to make orders/follow-up.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, food and drinks.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good ambiance and fantastic dishes we enjoyed a lot
  22. t

    thevuclan

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great high end French cuisine. Service is excellent. Have eaten here for lunch as well as dinner. Never disappoints.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience3
    There was a table smoking cigarettes next to us the entire meal

    Left Bank Santana RowResponded 7 days agoThank you for the review. I'm so sorry to hear that another guests made your visit unpleasant, but am happy to see that our food and service was spot on. We will do better from now to be more aware of guests who take advantage of our outdoor seating. We hope you will visit us again soon. Best, Cynthia

  24. C

    mickeyCali

    San Francisco

    63 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Delicious food, good service, and wonderful ambience..LB never fails to please....would love it if you would bring back the lamb sandwich!

    Left Bank Santana RowResponded on November 24, 2022Hi Mickey- Your kind words are appreciated! The Lamb Sandwich is on our lunch menu and is available Monday - Friday, open to 2:45. Hope to see you then!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was great experience as always except this time the appetizer was almost same time as the soup
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I came here for a business dinner with a group of 4. Seating was on time and comfortable. The wine selection was good and our waiter recommended a lovely bottle. The meal was pretty good. My favorite was the cheese fondue.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    They called me to tell me I needed to put my order in right away when I we got there because the kitchen was going to close, so why did they let us make reservations for 9:45 if they feel the need to rush us? Food was mediocre, fries were COLD. We had to ask for a lot of things that should have already been on our table, for example the steak knives for our steak. They took the bill from our table right away after we paid. We ordered 3 things and the served didn’t remember two out of the 3 things we ordered, she had to come back and ask us again because she didn’t write it down.
  28. SM

    SaritaM

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and delicious, with super service with our favorite waiter!
  29. C

    mickeyCali

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Service was very good and most of the food was delicious, although the ahi on the Nicoise salad was not up to par, and the restaurant did not charge for this....but all in all it was a pleasant experience
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baja California Sur

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Busy Saturday night. Food is just ok. Restaurant is loud and drafty. Champagne was warm.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Four of us had appetizers, entrees, and desserts. Food was good, but service was spotty. We like this restaurant, but tonight was not a home run.
  32. j

    johns

    San Francisco

    94 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    94 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Nice lunch experience, onion soup was excellent. The rest of the the things were ok.
  33. K

    Kath

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5
    Birthday-waiter ignored us-food was good-never asked if we wanted dessert
  34. JW

    JaneW

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu and great service .. enjoyed the meal
  35. JM

    JhonieM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Slow service food came out cold. Waiter was nowhere to be found

    Left Bank Santana RowResponded on November 8, 2022Thank you for your visit and we appreciate the feedback. This will serve us well in training our staff to recognize when we need to go above and beyond for our guests. We hope to get another chance to give a 5 star experience. All the best

  36. RF

    RebeccaF

    Tahoe

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Overall OK. Great appetizers. It’s very very loud. Some sort of noise canceling decor would be nice. Our server was extremely slow. Waiting 25 minutes to get the bill was unacceptable. Friendly yes!
  37. P

    sanjosePat

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always one of my "go-to" restaurants. Love the brunch menu...the Crab and Shrimp Quiche was FABULOUS and the French 75's made it even better!

    Left Bank Santana RowResponded on November 8, 2022It was an absolute pleasure serving you and we cannot wait to do it again. We truly appreciate the review and patronage.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall great experience. Table bread was hard and stale
  39. AB

    AdrienneB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious as always, and it feels great to be remembered by staff. This is my very favorite Santana Row spot.

    Left Bank Santana RowResponded on November 7, 2022Your kind words are really appreciated. We will see you again soon!

  40. OW

    OneWorld

    New York Area

    31 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Left Bank has always been our go-to restaurant when staying in San Diego. After this visit, we will not return. After being seated, it was quite a long time before we were greeted by a server, despite being early arrivers in an almost empty restaurant. Employees were standing around the kitchen door, behind the bar, and wandering aimlessly while clearly ignoring us. When we were finally greeted, we ordered an appetizer of Calamari, which arrived far too fast. It was not hot and tasted like it had been sitting around for quite a while. Perhaps it went into a microwave for a short time, but it was not crispy, far too chewy and tasted nasty. No one stopped by to check on the dish. Fortunately, we had not yet ordered our entrees, so we paid the bill and left. We enjoyed a much better option nearby for our dinner. Between the horrible service and the nasty food, we will not return.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Left Bank Santana Row using the Order Online button. Left Bank Santana Row also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Left Bank Santana Row also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 984-3500.

Left Bank Santana Row is rated 4.2 stars by 4756 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 81 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Left Bank Santana Row

377 Santana Row, Suite #1100, San Jose, CA 95128

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cross Street: Stevens Creek

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free public parking to patrons.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (408) 984-3500

  • 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 our events team ar 408.984.4229, or visit us at www.leftbank.com.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Charice Parnello: (855) 838-0536

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