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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
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

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

based on recent ratings
food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.2

value

3.7

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (45)
People Watching (39)
Great for Lunch (38)
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Casual (37)
Great for Outdoor Dining (36)
Special Occasion (35)
Good for Anniversaries (30)
Business Meals (30)
Sunday Lunch (29)
Good for Birthdays (28)
Romantic (26)
Great for Brunch (25)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Notable Wine List (21)
Worth the Drive (21)
Fun (21)
Authentic (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Bar Seating (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Happy Hour (13)
Healthy (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (13)
Cozy (12)
Pre/post Theatre (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Seasonal (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Afternoon Coffee (8)
Kid-friendly (8)
Disabled Access (8)
Late-night Find (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Scenic View (6)
Quick Bite (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Afternoon Tea (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Organic (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Used to like Left Bank ... seems the quality and service has gone down ... I realize the Holidays May have something to do with the rushed atmosphere and lack of good service by staff there.
The ribeye was mediocre at best for the price.
Won’t be going back for awhile .... noise level was higher than normal but it was probably due to all the holiday parties that evening .
Would probably only go back for a brunch but not for dinner.

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·Dined 5 days ago

Please see my private note to the restaurant. Thanks.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was very good, probably the best that I have experienced in the past few years. Nice seating. Noise can be high

Tags: Great for Lunch, Romantic, People Watching
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The steak frites was delicious and the place is so festive for the holidays. My favorite place to eat in Santana Row.

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 (Orange County)·Dined 7 days ago

I've been here many times, but this time
Service was poor. Server didn't know the specials, forgot to bring out bread, forgot my soup all together. Didn't offer us dessert, we had to ask for dessert menu. We were seated in the bar area, so the server was in black which I think meant he was a bar tender.
Food was tasty, unfortunate experience.

Tags: Healthy, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Good meal, very attentive waitstaff, pleasant evening

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

This is my favorite restaurant in Santana Row. I feel like I'm back in France when I eat there. The hostesses could be more helpful however. There were 3 hostesses today when I went there to meet my sisters for a birthday lunch. I made reservations at 12:45, but a table was not ready when I arrived (I was the first to arrive) so they asked me to wait. I sat on a bench in the waiting area and waited and waited. Finally my sister called to see where I was. I told her I was waiting for a table and she said that she's at the table. They sat her as soon as she arrived but never bothered to tell me that the table was ready! I was a bit annoyed but after that, the service was quite nice by the waitress and the others.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Went there with my wife on a "date". Had been here before, but found the food and the service particularly good. The mussels and apple cake were outstanding, a calvados I had as digestif very well selected, and a good overall value.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 1, 2017

They charge a fee on top of what our order to offset minimum wage. This was not listed anywhere on the menu at all and was a surprise charge at the end. Why not just raise your prices? Otherwise the food is great, but the service is slow.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Overpriced food. Bread was served cold. This was the first time we’ve been to this restaurant and we will not be returning.
Taste of food was below average.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 27, 2017

It was great!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Disappointing dining experience today. Food was alright, but service was lacking. It took forever to get water refilled and the waitress never cleared our plates between courses or after. Additionally, the restaurant attempted to place that "wage surcharge" on our bill. I objected and requested it be removed from our bill. A manager attempted to argue with me about it. Then he made us wait an unusual length of time for our bill to be processed. Restaurants should just raise their prices than attempt this surcharge nonsense.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Ted was attentive and provided excellent service! In general we were afforded seating in a prompt fashion and our request for additional space for one of our guests provided. It was a positive and pleasant dining experience. Back to the service provided, the wait staff was the best aspect of meal. We were treated exceptionally well and are appreciative!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

When visiting Santana Row we always head over to Left Bank for a nice lunch. I had the Salmon Hash this time. We were a party of 3. It was just okay. Some potatoes with 5 pieces of salmon and and egg on top. Nothing to write home about. Wish I ordered something else.

Normally the service is on point but his time around it was extremely slow. We arrived at 11:15. We received our appetizer of mussels and fries at 11:35. We waited and waited...the waiter kept saying that our meals will be coming out. We finally received our meals at 12:20. By then lost my appetite.

It was a shame hopefully this was "one of those days" of experiences.

Also, if Left Bank is reading this, they should get new (stronger) exhaust system in their kitchen. Very smoky and after a couple of hours we tend to smell like we've been cooking near a fryer.

Tags: Casual
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food - Overpriced and ok ok.
Waitress - Thump UP
Environment - Good to chill out

My most favorite experience is - the best waitress was sent to our table. She is an amazing waitress and she has to be a role model for everyone. she proactively signed ‘thank you’ plus she was super friendly. Got to admit - we were not comfortable with other staff as they continued to stare at us - we are deaf and communicate in American Sign Language. She is the best ever I have ever had in the whole SJ area.

As for food, I ordered Pork Chop and my friend ordered Hamburger. Pork Chop was too thick that I had to take longer to cut into pieces but tasted good helping by soft textures and delicious sauce. Wish baby carrot or veg would be added to this dish. Mashed potato was the only side which was a bad idea. Not what the dish looked like in France. Cuz of that, $21 was a bit overpriced.

Hamburger meat was over burnt - black. Poor my friend that he had to wait for 15 minutes for another dish. Despite this, I was impressive the restaurant apologized to him by offering a free meal.

Overall, beautiful environment and super champ waitress helped us feel good leaving. However, I hesitate if I should be back and/or recommend this restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Busy Thanksgiving and it was packed. Our reservation got us a table with no wait and the service was terrific. We had the same great service we usually have on slower nights.

Tags: Romantic, People Watching, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I'm starting to wonder if the restaurant model can remain viable. We had the $54 prix fixe Thanksgiving dinner. But with three glasses of wine between us, two teas, tax, 4% living-wage surcharge, and tip, dinner came out to $214.

That would be fine for exceptional food, but it was just OK—nothing to complain about, but not memorable either. My friends can cook a turkey just as well and Thanksgiving dinner can be had at someone's house for maybe one-tenth the cost per person, if that.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

One of my favorite spots in Santana Row. Outdoor seating rocks!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Afternoon Coffee
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 21, 2017

Fantastic. Co-workers loved the ambiance. Might come on a date here in the future!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Better experience this time around since it was lunchtime on a weekday. When they get really busy they totally lose it. Hamburger was good. Butter lettuce salad was excellent. Profiteroles are also quite good too. Eggplant sandwich was not as good as it was when it had been on the menu before. It tasted like they had soaked the eggplant in vinegar.

Tags: People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

The food is great! The ambiance was a bit loud, but that speaks to the number of people that were enjoying a nice meal when I was there. It was my first dinner there, though I've eaten lunch at this location on many occasions. Overall it was a great experience.

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·Dined on November 20, 2017

I came here for a birthday dinner this week. We started with the prawns & they were good. I had the duck which was a bad choice. It was undercooked, had little flavor & it was a small portion. My dining partner had the chicken which was good. It was a large portion & flavorful. I have eaten here a few times, just avoid the duck.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

How nice to find really authentic French bistro food along with a nice atmosphere including white tablecloths, very good service, and decent prices. The three of us each had a delicious meal: salad Lyonnaise, risotto with duck and mushrooms, steamed mussels, and trout, followed by a nice pumpkin cheesecake, which was light and mousse-like rather than heavy. We will be back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The food is above average. Is is noisy above average. The waiters
nice but I think they are overworked as there are few of them for so many diners.
PT

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

We came for cocktails and just appetizers. It was very friendly environment with Franch music, tasty cocktails, raw beef, escargot and perfectly cooked mussels. We had very good time. Thanks

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Overall it's a mixed review, because I don't think I would go back unless someone else really wanted to. There are so many other fine dining options here in the south bay that for the price of have better service.

I work in the wine industry and a coworker mentioned they went last year for the Beaujolais release celebration but had a mixed review. Food was good. The accordion player was wonderful. But I made reservations in advance and they sat us at the worst table when many were open. Bad because it was by a back door where they had a private party outside in a tented area on a freezing and rainy night going in and out. Cant, you sit walk-ins back there? Also, our server was mostly absent when we wanted to order wine flights so we didn't, and also must have miss communicated with the staff because our prefix dessert came before our entree.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Always love Left Bank. We enjoy the cozy bar but also like the dinning room. Nice selection of salads and main dishes! A regular place for us! 👍🏻👌🏻

Tags: Tasting Menu, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

Birthday compd dessert was nice

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

I ordered the lamb croquet which comes with an arugala salad, however it came served with french fries and no salad. The waiter didn't comment on the change or say anything about it. We were there at 11:30, second group to be seated, so they didn't run out of salad. Two pieces of the lambwete grisselly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Excellent in every way except noise level, which was awful as the restaurant filled up with lunch crowd.

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Good food. Very vibrant scene. Good for people watching.

Tags: Kid-friendly, People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Enjoy this restaurant 3-4 times a year. Went for the annual Christmas Tree lighting this particular occasion. Despite being completely overbooked they were still cheerful and did the best they could with service. The pinot noir was pretty good as was the martini. One thing they need to work on is making sure they have enough of the appropriate glassware for these busy evenings. Drinking a martini from a brandy glass just loses something.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Business dinner...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It was as if we didn't exist. Our four member family booked reservations on Open Table in hopes of enjoying a Sunday Brunch. We arrived a few minutes ahead of our reservations on 11/12/17. The restaurant was not busy and we were seated right away. Then, we waited, and waited, and waited while servers, busboys, and even the hostesses walked right by us avoiding looking directly at us. Several times I tried to get the attention of one of the servers , but they hurried away without ever acknowledging us. Nobody ever showed up at our table to offer even a glass or water. When we finally did decide to get up and leave, the hosts who sat us down thanked us for coming in assuming we had already eaten. The manager was nowhere to be found or we would have addressed our displeasure with him/her. There is no reason for this lack of service . Even Denny's restaurants have standards that require their table staff to promptly greet and acknowledge a guest within 2 min of the guest being seated. Yet, Left Bank can't meet those standards while charging significantly higher prices.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food and service. No light to see the menus and way too loud. But, it's always been like that.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Very noisy. The salad was great. Vegetables were done well. The duckling was tender but the taste was not as good as I expected. Also the skin was soft and not crispy.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Quick Bite, Casual
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

The servers let us BOTH actually finish our meal before they cleared the table.
Today the trend is the opposite even at an expensive place. Our waiter was so lovely and the meal perfect!

Tags: Comfort Food, Vibrant Bar Scene, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Bad service, almost never saw the waitress, the food took forever and was mediocre at best, we got put at a terrible table, and the food was way over priced for what I got.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Excellent food and drink for a good value.... The nicoise salad was just outstanding

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Food was excellent.
Our waitress was friendly and super polite.

The seating was a little cramped
Would be better to be at a separate table

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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