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Left Bank Santana Row

4.3
2993 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Great for Lunch
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
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.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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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)
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Phone number
(408) 984-3500
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Bastide
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cross Street: Stevens Creek
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Parking details
Free public parking to patrons.
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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

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.

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Nothing says “je t'aime” like a truly great meal, oui? Treat the special mama in your life to a Fun and French dining experience at Left Bank this Mother’s Day! We will offer scrumptious menu additions designed with mom in mind, as well as reduced regular menus. Opening at 10 AM for Brunch!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 2993 People Are Saying
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4.2
service
4.1
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3.9
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3.0Dined 2 days ago

the trout almandine was very oily this time (never in the past)! too bad.

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Decent food and nice atmosphere. We were a party of 5 but it took them a while to get us enough plates and utensils. Maybe the waiter was too busy. One thing I would like to give them a thumbs up was their kids meal. It is not the ordinary kind of kids meal with Macaroni Cheese or Chicken Tender. They are really gourmet kids meal in decent portion and the price is very reasonable too.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Great place! Highly recommended for any special occasion. Meals are great, wine list is excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Best French food and service west of the Eiffel Tower!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Thank you dinner

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Since our last visit prices have increased by 30% and service and quality declined by the same proportion. Will probably not return.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Drove 90 miles each way to have lunch. Not disappointed. Best Steak Tartare in Silicon Valley. Terrific service from Jesus.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The Left Bank was OK for a nice dining experience but food overall is not worth the prices I think. Also their menu was quite limited. Their "house" cocktails need some work - not as good as other places like The Counter. Again, drinks were a bit overpriced.

I ordered the Coq au vin which WAS very tasty and nicely presented (as French food should be, haha!) but my friend's vegetarian pasta was very, very simple (not a lot of veggies at all) and very expensive for what it was.

Service and ambiance were FANTASTIC! So if you're not too picky about food, it's a nice dining experience.

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1.0Dined on April 13, 2018

I haven't been in this luxurious restaurant for a while and expected to enjoy delicious food as always during the business lunch. No way! Just 1 page for all dishes and long long several pages list for alcoholic drinks, The food was just OK, not excellent. Next time I will look for better place for business lunch on Santana Row.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Excellent rib eye steak with fries. Limited appetizers and soups.

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Our waitress didn't seem to know much about wine. :( Fondue was great and I loved that they offered bread, veggies and/or fruit with the fondue. I had the Steak Frites, which was great and my husband had the burger. So good.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Excellent, as always! Good food, attentive service, fun atmosphere

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3.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was very good but there was confusion on who was suppose to be our server so we waited 20minutes before finally flagging a server down. Then we saw our server maybe twice.
Also had a glass of wine at bar and I could tell bartender was having an issue calculating change, so I got the correct dollar bills but no coins that should have been included. Not a big deal since the coins were going towards the added $2 tip, but nonetheless the correct full amount of change should be given back to the customer.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Our server, Jesus was very friendly, attentive, accommodating and very helpful. We had fun celebrating our good friend’s birthday. Thank you for making it memorable for all of us.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

The food was delicious. We were there celebrating a 93rd birthday. Our greeter gave our group a happy birthday welcome. However, we were a bit surprised that the restaurant did not give us a small complimentary dessert, with a candle, to our birthday person. At a 1st rate restaurant like the Left Bank, we thought that was going to happen.

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4.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Food was okay and the service slow.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

First time fabulous find. Service was excellent and food outstanding. It’s our new favorite spot in San Jose.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Got to use my credits from open table !
The manager sat in the doorway until I asked to move. Don’t like being treated like 2nd class. But everything else was fine.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

They do a pretty authentic range of French dishes, well - it's one of our go-to places. However the service is always slow and our recent visit was no exception. We had a movie to get to so I allowed 90minutes for just one course and we were ready to choose the food almost straight away. Yet we were almost late to the movie and had to walk our check up to the front of the restaurant to pay in order to get out on time

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

I love the left bank. I was disappointed because we requested an outdoor table but they weren’t serving at the outdoor tables. However it’s always a wonderful experience with lovely food, a fantastic wine list and good service. I’ll be back.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I usually love this restaurant, but this time the food was very mediocre. Had the Jacques Pepin sandwich with a side salad. Did not enjoy the sandwich at all, so only ate half of it. And the salad was completely bland and tasteless. Hope this was just a fluke.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The service was impeccable and considerate, it was very quiet, but it was 4 pm so there were not a lot of people there. Food, of course, is most important, and it was delicious.

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1.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Sadly, I was not impressed with Left Bank. I got sick from the food for several days after. Either the muscles or salmon. I wrote and called, but the manager said that if no one else complains, there is nothing he can do! I find this so poor for American standards. Most places would offer a credit or meal reimbursement. I find it awful that the manager said this, especially at such reputable place.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The service was poor and slow. The appetizer never came, has to request water and coffee refills repeatedly and requested condiments never arrived.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was erratic: We sat for 15 minutes without being offered a glass of water, much less a menu. My husband had to hunt down a waiter. When we finished our small glasses of water, we had to ask for more -- twice. Once ordered, our food came quickly. My husband's empty plate was whisked away; the waiter tried to take my plate while I was eating, but was persuaded to let me keep it.

The food was good. I got a free profiterole -- very good -- for my birthday.

Our table was just outside, great for people watching.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Fabulous Food & Great Service!

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Service was friendly and helpful but not excellent. Quality of food and drink was down since a few years ago. Left Bank used to be more special, but this time our experience was closer to what you might expect at a crowded mall restaurant like PF Changs. We will likely dine elsewhere when we return to Santana Row.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We had a lot of fun and Jacob helped to set up de table. I felt very welcomed and satisfied.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great services. Good value.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We live on SR strip, Left Bank has been our “kitchen” for more than 10 yrs. Our routine server Mayra is an outstanding service. She always offer an excellent cuisine that bear with perfect drink and desert.
Great place for business lunch meeting. Perfect for company monthly, quarterly or yearly celebration or simply friends and family gathering.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Very good ambiance. Great food, delicious as a matter of fact!
A great place for a business lunch!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Loved the food. I ordered the chicken sandwich for lunch. The servers were very polite and explained to me everything I wanted to know about the dish I ordered. Loved the decor too - pigs and everything!!

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2018

If the weather is fair, sit outside and enjoy the colorful flowers as you dine. The French fare isn’t anything to rave about, but it is well presented and satisfying. The wine list serves my personal tastes well with a variety of both domestic and French wines.
Be warned—the outside seating is close enough to rival Paris bistros. Indoor seating is far more generous.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

We had a great meal. We ordered the fondue and the steak tartare for appetizers. Our entrees were the duck, Coq au vin, a chicken dish and the Salmon. It was a great experience. The service was attentive and helpful and the french wines were fun

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Had a wonderful time and our server was exceptional

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2.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Very mediocre eggs benedict; very little hollandaise and potatoes were cold. Asked for fresh potatoes. After 10 minutes asked a different server.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

I dined with two friends and we all enjoyed our evening. Service was excellent. We started with a platter with cheeses and pate; it was very tasty and attractively presented. My coq au vin was quite delicious and filling. We shared two desserts, the almond apple cake and profiteroles. Loved them both!

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Not exactly a healthy lunch, lots of mayo and no choice offered to not have it.

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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

First of all the booth we were seated in felt like sitting in a '46 Ford bench seat that had never been reupholstered. I felt like my knees were at my waist. Very uncomfortable and very cramped. We were there to celebrate my sons birthday, but there was no mention, nothing and I had put it on the reservation and reminded the hostess. The bread serving was a joke--2 tiny slices of a baguette that was only 1 1/2" wide and two half slices of wheat bread for 4 people. My husbands pork sausage gave him such indigestion that he had to take medication. Sorry but I doubt we will be back.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The food was good but the service was poor. I felt that for the price it was not a good value. After we finished our dinner we asked for a desert menu and were left waiting for a long time that seemed like minutes and had to flag down our waiter to get desert menus. We would not go back.

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