Left Bank Santana Row

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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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Beaujolais Nouveau 2019

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 21ST

Le Beaujolais Nouveau est arrivé! Join us at all Left Bank locations on Thursday November 21st for Beaujolais Nouveau, a festive French holiday celebrating the release of Beaujolais Nouveau wine, featuring menu additions and wine flights!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: October 15, 2019

Ends: November 25, 2019

Availability: Thu 11:30AM-10:00PM

Rapide Midi Express Lunch

Let us whisk you away to Paris for a weekday Lunch! Join us for our Rapide Midi Express Lunch, designed to get you in and out the door, while still enjoying the brasserie ambiance you know and love! Offering 2 Courses for 19.00 per person, including soda, iced tea, or coffee.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 17, 2019

Ends: September 18, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-4:00PM

French Happy Hour

Grab a bite and a flight! Starting June 17, for just $23 satisfy your cravings with our Classic Burger Américain and a flight of three of our newest beers, specially created for Left Bank Brasserie by Golden Road Brewery, each a 4 oz pour:-S'il Vous Plaît IPA, Let’s French Hefe, and Off With Their Heads Red Ale. Available during Happy Hour days and times, every day from 3-6:30 pm and 9 pm-close, but available to the entire restaurant.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 19, 2019

Ends: August 20, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:15PM 9:00PM-11:00PM

BYOB of Wine

Free corkage when you purchase an entree. Bring your own wine, enjoy our food and service. 2 Bottles per table of 6.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Daily 8:45PM-11:00PM

Truffle Fries and Champagne!!!

Purchase a bottle of sparkling wine (or any bottle of wine for that matter) and receive a complimentary order of our famous truffle french fries. It pairs amazingly with Champagne or great on it's own.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 4, 2019

Ends: June 5, 2118

Availability: Mon-Tue 12:45PM-5:00PM
Wed-Fri 2:00PM-5:00PM

French Hour (Happy Hour)

A shareable menu with prices that will make you very happy. Come be Fun and French with us!

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: April 15, 2019

Ends: April 16, 2118

Availability: Daily 3:00PM-6:30PM 9:00PM-10:00PM

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Let us do the cooking this year! Join with friends and family at Left Bank for a home cooked turkey dinner! We will be serving a 4 course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving meal for $59 per person (price excludes beverages, tax, and gratuity); a kids menu will also be available. Open from 12 PM to 8 PM.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 3664 People Are Saying
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Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great French Onion Soup and service is great.. The ravioli is also good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, amazing and attentive server (Jessica) and fantastic ambiance. We went for a birthday celebration and as always, we were thrilled with the entire experience.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Roti chicken was incredible. Really nice evening.

r
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Selection and food was so so

WT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Dined on the patio on a beautiful Saturday. My friend and I shared a lovely bottle of wine and both ordered from the brunch menu. The food was good and our waiter was great allowing us a lot of time to catch up before taking our order.

G
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

Would not go back
Oysters not tasty
Meat overcooked
Rest ok

MA
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Whomever ranked Left Bank as a romantic dinner location, has the romance of a brick. Left Bank has the look and feel of an French Bistro national chain. Applebys with better food. I actually think it is a pretty good lunch place, but for dinner, as a romantic evening, there at least 100 more romantic places just in San Jose. We paid $200 for a sirlion, an okay Rack of Lamb, overpriced champagne and wine. At one point a server came to our table and attempted to place someone else's order. Maybe it wasn't their best night, but I'd have rather gone down the street to LB Steakhouse its much better, cooler sibling. Left Bank overprices and under delivers, and is as romantic as a hangover.

k
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Onion soup
1/3 soup

2/3 gooey cheese

No bread

Question if cheese was under a salamander to make crust
Feels like it was torched

EO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, attentive servers. We loved the beef carbonnade seasonal special - all 3 of us had it!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was horrid! Waited for drinks, garnish of wilted basil on my $14 cocktail. Meals served staggered, steak “forgotten” in the kitchen? Once served, meat not cooked well...couldn’t even get waiter’s attention for water refills. Enjoyed many times over the years, but unlikely to go back after this time....

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 5

Seating was cool where you are kinda inside, yet a part of the outdoor/sidewalk passerbys. Service was good. Food was average, a little bland, but good. Price was reasonable.

LS
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

The service was incredibly slow. I tho k our server had too many tables to wait on and everything took a long time to get to us ... the wine, the appetizer and longest of all our entrees.

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Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We love coming here for casual French food. Great ambiance and pleasant service. I just wish the restaurant would not change its menu so much: the classic salade Lyonnaise has not been available the last few times I’ve eaten there, and BLT with fried egg on top is a poor substitute.

C
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great chicken sandwich. Attentive service. Convenient location.

JP
New England
62 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location and food were top notch but the service was outstanding. Went above & beyond

BJ
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

we were able to sit outside which was nice. my food was not "hot" when it arrived nor was the wine "chilled" but the staff took care of us after I mentioned some issues. we were celebrating a friends birthday but they did not offer a free dessert so thought that was odd. we did order two desserts! my friend is getting ready to go to Paris so wanted to get into the Parisian mood.

l
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks and good service. Recommend highly for brunch.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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GL
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s nice and a cute setting. Not bank-breaking, but definitely not something you’d eat every weekend.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Horrible experience. Our waiter did the minimum. Food was meh and drastically undercooked pork. Restaurant is noisy and tables are less than a foot apart if you get the seat/booth combo so you hear everyone’s conversation and vice verse. We were there to celebrate anniversary and wish we had gone elsewhere. Total waste of money.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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BC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

If you want to spend $50. per person for lunch then the Left Bank is a great place.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello Bill, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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LL
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Service was a bit slow, and the tables outside are so tiny. I requested a birthday surprise but the waiter forgot and brought it out after we had already ordered dessert. Other than that, the food was delicious and ambiance superb!

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello Lucie, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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S
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for a birthday brunch. Food was delicious. Great ambiance. I love that we could make reservations. We had a group of 5 and didn’t want to wait an hour someplace to get seated. The service was excellent. A great experience overall.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

No one ever came out to take out order.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 9, 2019

Hello, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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EO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu changes seasonally so you get to try new dishes. Fall menu has pork tenderloin with butternut squash and the best spaetzle ever. My friend has the beef carbonnade that she loves too.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello Eileen, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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CV
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good as usual.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello Cathy, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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JY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

I've ordered the benedict and it was the worst benedict I have ever eaten.
The English muffin used was pastey, the hollandaise sauce was not tangy and was cold, the ham was like cold cut canned meat. Overall very dissapointed.

Also a lot of the utensils were dirty, it had spinach on the knives and forks. I've asked for a cup of hot water and the cup handle was sticky like honey.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello Jen, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved everything except the very very very loud baila music coming from tequila bar across the street.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

enjoyed our meal, a little on the noisy side, but food and service was good.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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LM
Salt Lake City
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

While our server was very cordial, it took at least 20 minutes before anyone came to take our drink order once we sat down, and we had to ask. The drinks then took at least another 20 minutes to come to our table, although it was very busy so probably not our waiter's fault. Our food took forever to arrive and arrived luke warm. The restaurant is understaffed for the size and popularity of the place.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello Lisa, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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d
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Although we weren’t in any rush, we found service to be slow. Specifically, we waited 20 minutes for our drinks and later waited just as long for our second round. Maybe it was particularly busy at the bar that night, but our server was also difficult to spot.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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JJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Left Bank is alway fun. Sitting outside creates the ambiance of being in Europe. The food is consistently good. The waiter was gracious about recooking my fries. I will always return to Left Bank.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello Judy, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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g
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Usually we’re very happy with our experience at Left Bank, but this time the food wasn’t enjoyable. The Salad Vert was bland. Some of the mussels were fishy. The cocktail didn’t have enough alcohol. Dessert was enjoyable, but the French onion soup had too much cheese and the bread had almost become one with the soup.

Hopefully this was a one-off experience.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hello, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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f
Portland
111 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

First, I was disappointed when I checked in and was listed as a no show; in spite of speaking to the hostess server alb times to confirm. We had a very nice waiter, but he was never around, I had to chase him all night; to order, follow up on food, get another drink, get the check. Very nice guy but horrible service.
There were 4 of us, and when the food finally came out ( took about 45min I think) it was cold. 2 of my party just ate the cold food ( Englishmen who don’t send it back no matter what), while me and another sent ours back. I got vegetables, I am vegetarian and the other person got the chicken and potatoes. When it returned, my spinach was blanched ( almost raw) and my guest had cold potatoes and hot chicken. We followed the lead of our Englishmen guest and simple left uneaten. The manager did give us free desert, but frankly I would have rather paid and had a cooked meal done right the first time. Very nice place, I’ll try it again but will avoid the ‘nice guy’; life is too short!

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hello, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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AG
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and atmosphere. The team of 12 people enjoyed the food quality and the diversity of meals.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hello Alain, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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c
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal as always, excellent server .

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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k
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 5

The food was good. The service was unfortunately just fair , to honestly less than fair. Very very slow. Over 20 minutes to get first drink. We had to ask for bread , and no one was attentive to the table. Very very nice servers personality wise, just seemed inexperienced and unfamiliar with the menu. And various different people brought things so no one person seemed in charge.So with more training probably will be good.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hello, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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DK
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The meal was pretty basic. Nothing special. Not really worth the effort of going there for dinner.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hello, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is a perfect outdoor seating establishment. Dog friendly

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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H
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunchtime or happy hour place - service was nice - food was as described on the menu - it’s a favorite of mine in Santana Row and actually feels quite French

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on September 21, 2019

Hello, Thank you so much for the feedback, we look forward to serving you again soon! Thank you, Andrew Byers General Manager (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Bad experience. I made a reservation for 2 inside , the server then tells me there are no available tables. Why make a reservation then? Customer service wasn’t great and the food was okay for that price. Wouldn’t recommend for a special occasion.

Left Bank Santana Row
Responded on September 15, 2019

Hello, My name is Andrew Byers and I am the General Manager at Left Bank Brasserie. I would love a moment to speak with you directly about your most recent dining experience with us. Please reach out to me at your earliest convenience. Thank you, Andrew Byers (408)984-3500 abyers@leftbank

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