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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 Menu
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Happy Hour Menu
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: August 21, 2017

Ends: December 31, 2017

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

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Details

Let us do the cooking this year! Serving a 4-course Prix Fixe Thanksgiving meal for $54 per person (excludes beverages, tax, and gratuity). All items also available à la carte. A limited regular menu will also be offered at the bar, as well as a special kids menu. Open 12 PM-8 PM.

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Let us attend to every detail as you enjoy a stress-free Christmas Eve with friends and family. Open for regular Lunch hours, serving the regular Lunch and Brunch menus. Serving a 3 Course Prix Fixe at Dinner for $60 per person, with a reduced regular menu also available. Last seating at 9 PM.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Say au revoir to 2017 and ring in the New Year at Left Bank! Open for regular Lunch hours, serving the regular Lunch menu. Serving a 4 Course Prix Fixe at Dinner for $75 per person, with a reduced regular dinner menu also available. Last seating at 11 PM, featuring favors and sparkling wine toast.

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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (52)
People Watching (43)
Great for Outdoor Dining (41)
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Great for Lunch (40)
Special Occasion (38)
Casual (36)
Good for Anniversaries (31)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Great for Brunch (31)
Business Meals (31)
Sunday Lunch (31)
Good for Groups (26)
Fit for Foodies (25)
Romantic (24)
Fun (24)
Authentic (23)
Notable Wine List (20)
Worth the Drive (20)
Hot Spot (19)
Neighborhood Gem (19)
Bar Seating (16)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Happy Hour (15)
Pre/post Theatre (14)
Cozy (13)
Healthy (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Seasonal (9)
Scenic View (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Afternoon Coffee (7)
Disabled Access (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Paleo Friendly (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great Beer (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Live Music (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

We went to Left Bank for my husband's birthday, and everything was PERFECT! The food (french onion soup, steak tartare, mussels, and steak frites) was all delicious, and the wine was a perfect pairing. Our waitress was phenomenal - from tastings of wine to replacing a dessert with which we were unhappy, she always had a smile and went above and beyond for our night. We'll definitely be back!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for a Date
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 (Austin)·Dined on October 9, 2017

I had planned a special baby shower here with for five. We could not get waited on, they kept forgetting to bring our requests. Took over 20 minutes to get water and drinks. We ordered several appetizers, the sliders were dry and cold, the calamari wasn't crispy or seasoned, but the fried were okay. Salad was dry. If we had service, we could have ordered dinner and dessert but the waitstaff didn't seem to care. We left to go have dinner somewhere else! The hostesses were also not welcoming, we arrived at 5pm so it's not like the restaurant was packed or full. I mentioned this was a shower in my rsvp but nothing special about it and felt bad for the guest of honor. Will not be returning or recommending to others.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

The service was slow. The food was cold. One order was for mussels and a third of the shells were empty. We didn't send anything back because we were tired of waiting. Once again they couldn't pull it together.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

We celebrated a special birthday Sunday and enjoyed the fine ambiance, great service, and wonderful food at a relaxed pace. We will be back.

Tags: Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I really like the French inspired menu. Service was a little slower than usual though and I had to request some bread/butter 3~4 times before it actually came while we were almost done with our appetizers (timing issues).

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Kid-friendly
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·Dined on October 8, 2017

Server was great. Food and drinks were a bit of a let down.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our waitress was very attentive, however, we had to wait for over 30 minutes to get our food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Our server was very absent and the food came out cold.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Hadn’t been here in a few years and this visit reminded us why. It’s very noisy, not only from an energetic crowd but also from the wait staff bussing tables into rolling carts and frequently dropping dishes or silverware.

The open kitchen is a nice concept but the whole restaurant (and our clothing) were permeated by the aroma of cooking.

The food itself is pretty good, if a bit garlicky. The beef tartare is quite good as is the trout almandine. The skirt steak was cooked properly to order.

Our wine, a second-growth Bordeaux, was also not bad at all.

Service was cheerful and friendly but a bit spotty. Our waitress got part of our order wrong and tried to convince us to eat the incorrect dish. At other times she disappeared for long intervals.

This place is fine if you like a very energetic scene but to us it felt more like a mess hall than a good restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Casual, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The service is getting worst at this restaurant and the food is so so. After being seated, we had to wait 20 minutes to get a waiter to come over to get our drinks. Once we placed our orders, she would disappear for another 30min. We saw her twice in a duration of 2 hours. Without our waiter, it's impossible to get attention from other staffs. We didn't get water until an hour into our meal or no breads at all. Watching the food getting cold on the counter discouraging us to eat our meals. Steak is not seasoning well and it was cold when we get served. We used to dine at Left Bank one per month but this experience left a bad taste in our mouths and we probably won't come back.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

I can’t be more happy with the level of service on September 30, 2017. From the host, our waiter, and the manager who helped served us. That night I surprised my girlfriend with an engagement ring and everyone who was involved made my table feel really special.. great customer service. I apologize I forgot everyone name

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Better table this time... but it took 20 minutes to get the waiter to our table ....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

As usual, the food was excellent but the service was DREADFUL....waited too long for drinks to arrive. Used plates and glasses weren’t removed....server seemed disinterested in whether we were pleased with our dinner. It will be a long time before we return.

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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 25, 2017

Slow service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We went for weekend brunch and enjoyed the more breakfast-y options that you don’t see on their regular weekday menu.

The brioche french toast is absolutely a must order and must share brunch entree. Nominate someone in your group to be the lucky victim of this best-I’ve-ever-had-french toast and require their consent to share in advance – – and writing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

Selection of French dishes at lunch time is very limited

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We arrived on time and were seated immediately with the choice of indoor or outdoor seating. We were the second table to be seated in the area but the last to receive bread or have our order taken. We ordered the Gambas et Chipirons for appetizer, Steak Frites, Risotto Vegetarien, a side of ratatouille, and a glass of wine for each of us. Our server forgot to put in our appetizer order, which we only realized once our entrees arrived. Even then, it took asking two different people to actually have someone put the order in. For these reasons, a mention of poor service is a must in this review...

As for the food itself, I would highly recommend the Steak Frites! The steak was so tender and the sauce (au poivre) was to die for. And even though fries aren't often considered a fancy food, these were amazing in the way that McDonald's friends are crispy on the outside but soft on the inside. However, not much else on the menu was worth the price. The risotto was under cooked and the gambas and ratatouille were nothing special, though I must say that I am impressed by the freshness and quality of their ingredients!

In addition, I had put in my reservation that we were there for a birthday but they did nothing special. I'm not sure if the other tables who were there celebrating birthdays had specifically asked for something special, but I was sorely disappointed that the special occasion was not addressed despite my comment.

All in all, I would not actively choose to return unless at the request of other party members. My parents were excited to try this place until I told them my sad review :(

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I ordered several appetizers and they didn't bring us utensils for those, they just expected us to use our meal utensils. Boo!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

We had a great waiter--can't remember his name but a Native African who spoke French and other tribal languages--

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Easy to get a reservation. We chose to eat "al fresco" (outdoors) and the Left Bank got us thinking about a trip to Paris!
The Open Table app indicated"Special" for our choice of reservation, which turned out to mean "Happy Hour". But we had to ask our server for the happy hour menu- some great discounts! Especially the fondue - just breads & melted cheese, but oh, so good! Our salads were excellent (mine was the spinach). We like this place, but this time our server was a bit inexperienced, though sweet.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

The service is low due to the woman who seated us. Initially she tried to place us indoors. I said I requested outdoors, she retorted "you have to reservations for outdoor seating." After a bit we ended up outside.

Food was meh. Not bad, not outstanding, it was average. Nothing really sticks out. Then again we were there for the company, not the food.

Sitting outdoors was the best experience of the time we were there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

One of my favorite places to meet friends. Centrally located with a diverse menu.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Casual, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Great French-inspired food and drinks, reasonably priced for a French brasserie setting in the middle of vibrant Santana Row. Hard to beat!

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Healthy, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We had wonderful food ; the steak tartar and cheese fondue were remarkable. The duck entree was a hit with two of us. I wanted to try the ratatouille, but will not repeat this choice. My sole criticism was that service was spotty. The server who took our order was not the person who delivered the food, and although he came back to take orders for each course, he never checked back while we were in progress. Hence, one of us had the snails, but no fork for them. We had to beg for extra bread for the cheese fondue. And worst of all, two of us were promptly served a dessert, but the other two had to wait (and wait and wait) to get the dessert wine that supposedly have been their "dessert". These were served only after flagging down another server to check on the missing order... something that could have been avoided had our order-taker simply checked back with us to see how were were doing.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Fun, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

I loved the food and the ambiance, I surprised my husband for his birthday. When I made the reservations thru the internet it had an area for special instructions.
I wrote that I didn't want the staff to sing happy birthday, But to bring my husband a small cake as a symbol of his birthday. I know is petty but my husband didn't get his cake, I didn't tell my husband about it.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Happy Hour
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 15, 2017

We went here for my birthday dinner with my family. Overall a very bland and rather disappointing experience. Service was lackluster, didn't even receive a happy birthday greeting even though they were prompted beforehand. Restaurant was relatively empty about a 1/4, but service was awfully slow. There was grease on the bottom of the bread basket that they gave us and it left a lovely orange streak on our table for the duration of the meal. Probably won't ever come back here.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Always enjoys Left Bank in Santana Row! Great food, service and love the space. I like to sit at the bar and bartenders are always friendly. Also great patio and have brought larger parties here which they do a great job with!

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Casual, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Joaquin)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Good food and great service. Enjoyed a lovely lunch on the patio with a group of friends.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our son had the steak salad, my wife had the Mussels, I had the Ahi Sandwich, and we shared the Steak Tartare. We have had Steak Tartare through out the SF Bay Area, and we found this to be one of the best within the SF Bay Area. We still prefer the Steak Tartare in Paris on multiple occasions, but this one at the Left Bank came in a close second place!

The steak salad was very good according to our son. I had a decent portion of my wife's Mussels, and they were good, but not as well prepared and as tasty as the Copenhagen Mussels in April 2016. My Ahi Sandwich was very good with the bacon and the tangy wasabi taste.

We have dined many times at La Folie. I find the Left Bank to be an excellent casual dining experience, and will go back as soon as we can.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Glad to find a Left Bank in San Jose. This was an important business meeting, and the service and food was great. I have a very restricted diet. While the menu as written wasn't great for me, they were very flexible and followed instructions well, so I was able to have a great meal.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies
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 (Indiana)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Food was above average, it was loud, the service was poor at best. Might be good to hang out at the cool bar but I wouldn't go back next time in San Jose.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Service was spotty, many waits in between course w lack of refreshments and wine 15 mins after main meal placed on table, French fries cold, French bread not fresh and for sure no relation to French, more like Safeway on the fly. A bit disappointing on the details, but main dishes cooked nicely.

Tags: Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The service is pretty bad and the food is mediocre. We waited for 20 minutes before the waiter showed up. The waiter seems unhappy to server. We had to ask for water and bread, etc or we don't get served. It is an awful experience. The restaurant don't seem to have enough waiters to serve the customers.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good dinner

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

All was good until it got busy and then the service became extremely slow. Otherwise, it was a nice experience.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2017

We LOVE our server Jared who recently got promoted to Bar Manager, and we were sad to part with him. However, we also met a great new server named Marshall. He's just as amazing as Jared in terms of friendliness, knowledge about the menu, honest when he doesn't know something, and times the courses out as perfectly as if you were in a real Parisian cafe. He never interrupted a conversation or something didn't come out on time. We had the table as long as we wanted, and the service was tres excellent!

Food is always good-- the service, Jared and Marshall are why we keep coming back! Best part is, they greet us by name.

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

I was so disappointed in the food. Our server was wonderful. We were a party of 5. One other lady and I ordered eggs benedict. My eggs were not cooked. The whites were still raw. The ham was just plain lunch meat ham. The hollandaise sauce had no flavor. Another lady ordered the chicken breast sandwich. The chicken was not cooked! This was a special day as it was a thank you for the ladies that helped me with my son and daughter-in-law's wedding three weeks before. I picked The Left Bank because I thought it was special. Not anymore. You've lost me as a customer nor will I recommend it to anyone.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

I hadn't been here in a few years, food was wonderful! Fun to sit outside, eat and people watch at Santana Row. Great time!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Our sever names Jesus and bus boy also named Jesus were both very attentive to our needs.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 2017

We had great service by our server Teresa. Food was great and we caught the restaurant at a quiet time - Tuesday evening after labor day. So the pace was relaxed and the atmosphere was great.

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