Left Bank NYC

4.5
675 reviews
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Left Bank is at its core a New York bistro, inspired by Greenwich Village itself, and influenced by European sensibilities. From our landmarked building in Manhattan's historic district, large bay windows on both sides reflect our open-book, unpretentious style of cooking and service. Our food is inspired by our local farmers, recipes of days gone by, and the relationships we have with our guests. Left Bank continues to evolve with an entrepreneurial spirit and a sincere desire to serve simple, wholesome, delicious food and drink to New Yorkers and passersby. We are now open for brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.
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JA
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Poor menu. No flavor on salad. Bread expensive add-on. No ham. No almond milk.

Never again.

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F
Baltimore
12 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance, but the food was a bit salty the last time I visited as well as this time. However, the food is very fresh and delicious (better with less salt). Recommend especially their happy hour.

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AB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I already have although last time there the noise level was too high. The service is very good and
the food is too. I can't remember if there is a good chicken dish on the menu, Either fried or baked.
I have recommended the restaurant and will again in the future.

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VF
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was exceptionally good drinks with great a little pricey and the entire staff was very nice we were very comfortable and the noise level was not bad at all. for a small place it was very nice and relaxing atmosphere.It was our first time there and we were extremely surprised because everything was amazing. Can’t wait to go back. Enjoy

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O
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the guest chef program. Love the regular chef as well, so it's a wonderful combo.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bad service, maybe because it was during restaurant week, but good food.

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MI
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The hostess was awesome - very friendly. The guest chef stopped by our table to tell us about the dishes he was creating and then again to see if we were enjoying the meal. Our water was just the right combination of familiar and professional.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came here for restaurant week and will certainly be back. Our waitress gave us great recommendations when we asked and helped us pick a delicious bottle of Pinot Noir. I wouldn't normally order roast chicken but it was some of the best either of us have ever had. It's not too loud, dark or expensive. I will for sure bring my parents here on their next visit.

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NO
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place was just awesome. Will be back many times.

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F
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Left Bank is a charming local West Village spot. Food is wonderful, servers are friendly and ambiance is very inviting. Highly recommend.

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A
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our timing was perfect for pre-theatre and we left before the younger more energetic crowd arrived. Worked for everyone. Delightful and will absolutely return!

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EC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and really fun servers!

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E
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great. Love this place every single time. Service is flawless.

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JR
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second time we've been to this restaurant together and we have enjoyed our meal and experience both times. Most recently, we made a last minute reservation for Christmas Eve. Even after receiving a call from the restaurant about how we were able to make a reservation at that time [remember that it was Christmas Eve], they absolutely were happy to honor our reservation and welcomed us openly.

Our food was delicious, service amiable and not rushed. Even though we were the last table seated for the night, our food was served at a comfortable pace. We could enjoy our food, our conversation, and taking our time. He mad the mussels with fries, and it was a huge dish, and yet he enjoyed it a lot. I had a pulled chicken dish with celery root that was delicious. We both enjoyed the parsnip and apple soup. Perfect for a cold and windy night. Cocktails were just right.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

One of the real gems of West Village dining! Each year for the past four or five, we spend Christmas Eve here. The fabulous food, interesting cocktails, ambiance, and terrifically knowledgable and friendly service have kept us coming back for years. Bravo Left Bank!

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O
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Christmas Eve. The food was superb, especially the pulled chicken with frizzled onions. Perfect evening and great service!

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JM
Montreal
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit, and we would definitely go back. Flavourful food, perfect device and a relaxed atmosphere.

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FP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our extended family went for an Xmas Eve dinner and had a splendid time. Bobby and his team made us feel so welcome. Excellent food and service. We will be back and strongly recommend.

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R
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolute neighborhood gem!

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NY
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been to Left Bank a few times and recommend it. It's a quaint restaurant where the food and service is always good. It's not a huge menu but they cover all bases (meat, fish, veggies). I like that it's a smaller, more intimate locale.

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RZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

EVERYTHING WAS XCELLENT. However acoustics were poor and very loud at 8pm on a Friday nite!

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LV
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lively and friendly ambiance on a Thursday night. Food was imaginative, tasty, and not crazily priced for what it was. As with many Manhattan restaurants, I found the space between two-tops to me the stuff of comedy. There really was no way to even slide between tables to sit down without dipping your sleeve into the neighbor's sauce. If they're going to do it communal style, they should just advertise it as such. However, they were easy about switching to the bar where service was great and the atmosphere cheerful.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go-to spot for just about any reason. Happy hour, spontaneous dinner, or big work dinner. This place never disappoints and impresses the pickiest of people. It feels like a hidden treasure - not sure if that’s true - but I’d like to think so.

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C
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We randomly decided to go to dinner in the West Village without making a reservation (risky). We stumbled upon Left Bank and they had plenty of seating. The food was on point. I had the PAPPARDELLE ALLA BOLOGNESE, SLOW COOKED BEEF & PORK RAGU and my husband had a burger. The pasta was amazing. My only hesitation is the prices. For a burger, pasta, a "squash salad" which was literally just seasoned squash, a beer, and two glasses of wine (all at happy hour prices) we paid over $130. If you don't mind dropping that on a quick dinner then this place is good for you. But you can find exceptional menu items at the same price, or less, if you make a reservation in advance, somewhere else.

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JL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, wonderful staff. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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l
Charlotte
30 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were in town for Thanksgiving and needed to find a place in the neighborhood for Sunday brunch. I am not a fan of waiting in line to eat so I chose Left Bank NYC mainly because I could get a reservation at the time we needed. What a wonderful surprise! It has a very neighborhood-y feel, and was very cozy. We were meeting our son who works nearby and had loads of luggage, which the staff was very gracious about. In fact, everyone there was incredibly friendly, and our food was perfect. My son and I loved the avocado toast, bacon and sausage, and my husband’s burger was excellent. We enjoyed lingering after our meal, and did not feel rushed at all. A very relaxing end to our stay!

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W
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to the Left Bank for Thanksgiving dinner. The hot toddies were perfect for a warm upon an unusually cold day. From the moment we arrived, we were welcomed. Our waiter was divine and the food perfect. We would definitely recommend to others.

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OT
Cincinnati
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in town for Thanksgiving. Found a good review online, so booked a table. The food was amazing. Not just really good, it was amazing! We eat very well at home, but this was over the top. Loved it!

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 4

The pre dinner cocktails finally arrived, but WITH the dinner!!!! Chaos and no festive Thanks Giving moments.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is a favorite local go to.

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LR
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food but a little overpriced.

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d
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An old friend and I had a wonderful dinner experience at this classic village venue. Food was superb, service friendly but not overbearing. Places like this - comfortable and elegant, with a civilized level of noise - seem to be far and few between these days.

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RC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had to go back a second time during the week. Every dish was marvellous and great service - thank you Natalie. Great organic wine options. Great job!

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LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place -- which is why I keep going back.
The only improvement? Some noise dampening so it would be quieter

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PR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved, loved, loved Left Bank!!!!!!!!! Will definitely go back to Left Bank soon!

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W
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

This is a good neighborhood place. The first time I went there because I don't live close by. The menu is limited so look at it before making a reservation. Mostly pastas and a few other entrees. Nice appetizers and friendly staff.

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a
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing. The food was outstanding. The waitstaff was friendly. The wine and cocktails were all perfect pairings for the meals.

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OT
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great neighborhood spot with good food! Good specials too!

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t
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Left Bank is always a welcoming place. As soon as you walk in the staff is warm and accommodating . It is my to to place for incredible home made pasta, and the best chicken in town. The menu changes, but there are some staples that may have new iterations. I , for one, and crazy about the chopped liver bruschetta , with garlic butter and walnuts. Right now there is leek , bean and parmesan rind soup, that I can't wait to go back for. The brioche perdu, with creme fraiche and gelato is definitly something I look forward to having again !

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