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Left Bank NYC

4.4
4.4
691 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
We've been at our cozy west village corner for nearly a decade serving simple and delicious, locally produced food. We're totally dedicated to our core values of humanism and sourcing from small family owned farms. Our sister concept Poulet Sans Tête focuses on rotisserie chicken for delivery.

We have covered & heated outdoor seating but still be sure to bundle up! We also have fleece blankets available for purchase, at our cost of $7 if you want to feel extra cozy.

If you are running late or would like to make a change to your reservation, we humbly ask that you call the restaurant at 212.727.1170 and let us know. We look forward to serving you. Stay safe

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Comfort Food

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (212) 727-1170

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Laurence Edelman

  • Catering

    We do both on and off site, full service catering. We have the professional know-how to help make your event all that it can and should be.

  • Private party facilities

    We do both on and off site, full service catering. We have the professional know-how to help make your event all that it can and should be. The restaurant may be rented for a private party. Also, consider our Private Cellar for parties of 20 people or less.

  • Private party contact

    Micheline Gaulin: (866) 943-9106

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Cross street

    Greenwich Street

  • Parking details

    Street parking plus a public parking garage located right across the street!

  • Public transit

    1,2 Christopher St./Sheridan Square;A,C,E,L 14th St;Christopher St. Path TrainB, D, F, and M at the West 4th Street Station

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 691 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. s

    stellavision

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places in the city. Great food, gracious and unpretentious vibe.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff, food and a atmosphere was outstanding! We highly recommend this neighborhood gem!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    I switched my reservation twice bc I was unsure of what time I was going to make it and I basically got scolded by the Host. Not to mention the entire restaurant was empty, he made me feel like I had to apologize to him for going there, this really turned me off and I will not be returning to this establishment. The food was good, typical city brunch food, nothing special
  4. J

    Janetb

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Left bank was perfect for two couples. Food was fantastic and the setting was very comfortable. Not too noisy—yay! Hard to find that in a restaurant. Service very prompt and friendly. Highly recommend

    Left Bank NYCResponded on February 20, 2020We love to hear it! Thank you for the kind words.

  5. HG

    HaileyG

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    I’ve been seeing their cacio e pepe all over Instagram and have been dying to try ... and it did NOT disappoint. It was AMAZING. I dined on Valentine’s Day (and showed up an hr late due to a wardrobe malfunction) but they were sooo accommodating which was very appreciated. We sat the the bar and had great drinks made by Max, and a great meal. I’ll for sure be back!

    Left Bank NYCResponded on February 20, 2020So happy to hear you had a fabulous Valentine's Day, wardrobe malfunction and all! Glad our cacio e pepe lived up to the hype. Want to know what makes ours so special? Shallots!

  6. JD

    JaysonD

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and amazing food, really comfy environment
  7. EV

    EVFoodie

    New York Area

    324 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    324 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our first time here. We enjoyed our meal, but there wasn’t anything SO spectacular we felt makes a return visit a high priority.
  8. AR

    ARMcK

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Went in for brunch. Waters we filled super fast but our lukewarm coffees did not arrive until after the meal sadly. The food was tasty and well portioned. After the table was cleared we waited for a lengthy amount of time for our server to see us so that we could ask for the check. Overall, we were in good company in a comfortable atmosphere but the large amount of time waiting may deter a future visit. And if we do, we will be sure to have our caffeine before hand!

    Left Bank NYCResponded on February 20, 2020Sorry to hear we did not put our best foot forward during your Sunday brunch experience. A lukewarm coffee is most definitely disappointing. We take constructive criticism very seriously and continuously choose to learn & grow from our mistakes. We hope you do decide to return- we'll be sure the coffee is piping hot and that you do not have to wait for your check!

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    After having provided my credit card to hold the brunch reservation for a dining room table, I arrived (early!) only to be told that there is no dining room table available and that I should sit at a high top table right in front of the drafty front door (it’s February). We sat at the high top table and asked to be seated in the dining area when a table opens up. We were told we can start eating at the high top and then be moved. No server came to offer water - I asked to be served. About 20 minutes later someone came w water. We were moved to the dining room and the wait continued. 20 minutes later someone asked if we’d like to order. Still no water. We were in the restaurant for an hour and fifteen minutes before we received our food. God help anyone who asks for water, food, bill, etc. each step takes at least 30 minutes and no one seems to care. This restaurant isn’t anything special. Everyone does farm to table and you have to be a moron to mess up brunch. This is way way way ridiculous of atmosphere (white, hipster, pretentious), very average food, and horribly infuriating service.
  10. SL

    StephL

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and attentive service, what more can you ask for?
  11. R

    Robert

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Nothing was bad but nothing was exceptional either. I guess I was expecting something memorable as it was part of Restaurant Week. Plus, many choices on the Restaurant Week menu require supplemental payments. My over-all review would be "just okay."
  12. J

    John

    New York Area

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Trout, chicken, mussels, and steak frites were excellent. Service was considerate. The dining experience was well worth our visit.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food from apps to dessert.
  14. S

    Seth

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall3food2service1ambience4
    Where Left Bank excels is in it's first impression. It has a lovely ambiance, and is filled with really warm & comforting decor. For the food itself, I don't have any real complaints outside of being a little bit uninspired when it comes to the sides & it's presentation. Frankly, the poor taste which I left with had almost entirely to do with the service. As someone who's served in a multitude of Manhattan restaurants growing up, It's rare I take a position, but it was inattentive, rude, & forgetful from the moment we sat down. When your busboy is the most polite & attentive service member, you might have a problem. When you politely ask your server for another round of drinks, you'd expect to get that round of drinks... If you don't want an appetizer, than you don't want an appetizer. It's simple as that. It's very easy to see through curt attempts to upsell, especially when followed by a complete lack of interest & care in your experience when told no. I left disappointed, and frankly a bit embarrassed as I was hosting family & friends from out of town who rarely make the trek into the city for a visit.
  15. f

    food4masha

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I just love that place, we had sunday with friends we haven't seen for a while and we felt comfortable to stay there for at least an hour after we were done with food, and the food was VERY good. Every time we r there, everyone was super pleasant. Thank you again!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2019

    overall4food3service4ambience3
    The food was good but not great at this West Village locale. There was no mention when making the reservation of choosing a high-top table or regular seated table, and we were stuck with a high-top for this night out. Service was great and the ambiance was as expected, but a couple things about this place keep it below that Grade A experience.
  17. t

    todds

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 6, 2019

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    Host was extremely rude. Made me and the others I was with not want to return to the restaurant.

    Left Bank NYCResponded on December 10, 2019Hi there, We are so sorry to hear that we did not put our best foot forward upon your arrival to dine with us on Friday evening. Thank you for letting us know and we will do what we can to prevent this from happening in the future. Danielle

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great round table! Wonderful time
  19. JJ

    JenniJ

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    We got there early for the special and had an amazing dinner. The butternut squash gnocchi was like Thanksgiving in my mouth. Another great dinner here!
  20. LC

    LikesCars

    New York Area

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We go here at least once every 2 weeks. Always a good staple place to go to. The service is friendly, food is great, ambiance is perfect. There is a reason why this is one of the few restaurants who survives in this area of the West Village. The endive salad is a favorite as is the gnocchi. While I personally like a red sauce for the bolognese, their version is very good.
  21. AS

    AndyS

    Los Angeles

    520 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    520 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Left Bank is a delightful neighborhood restaurant serving delicious, seasonal fare in a warm atmosphere. Chef Laurence Edelman and his team use high quality, local ingredients and bring them to their fullest potential without overdoing anything. The Beef Tartare, for example, was classic, full of flavor and served with crunchy toast points. The pastas are all made from scratch. The potato gnocchi was soft, pillowy goodness served with late summer corn, cherry tomatoes and fresh herbs all at their peak. Service was friendly and attentive. I always leave Left Bank satisfied and looking forward to my next dinner there. I highly recommend this West Village gem!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2019

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great place , amazing food
  23. CP

    ChristopherP

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great menu, food consistently good!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    157 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    157 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner - many thanks
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Lovely happy hour bar with very reasonable prices! Lots of room and not too busy for a Thursday evening. We loved the Restaurant Week menu and enjoyed all of our dishes; however, something was off with the firing - it took an excessive amount of time to receive our appetizers and, in particular, mains. The hostess explained that they were busy; however, it didn’t seem any busier than most prime West Village restaurants (and I am a longtime neighborhood resident and know what I’m talking about!). I appreciate that things may be busy, but the length of time made it a bit of a subpar experience vis-a-vis my other top WV dinner picks. Still - the happy hour and delicious, high quality food saved the evening, and I would visit again.
  26. JR

    JuanR

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service. Fantastic food. Off the regular menu we had grilled octopus and mac n cheese with tomato soup dip was outrageous!! Drinks were vibrant, flavorful and strong. Bolognese was great and dessert , chocolate mousse, topped it off. Highly recommend
  27. NN

    NotaNYCFoodie

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual, service oriented restaurant with friendly staff and very diverse menu
  28. MC

    MrChuy

    New York Area

    174 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The meal was lovely and the service engaging. The problem was that the ac barely worked. Not awful, but rather uncomfortable. The Restaurant Week menu was a great sample of the usual menu. This is a true neighborhood gem.
  29. p

    paul

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2019

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Eaten here a number of times . This evening the chicken wasnt up to par, a bit dry and too salty. Also the A/C was not adequate for a warm humid evening
  30. T

    Trish

    New York Area

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    All good, great entree just a little slow in service but not too bad if you in a rush.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Great music
  32. MC

    MrChuy

    New York Area

    174 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    174 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience4
    This is a laid back, sweet place with usually good food, but today’s brunch left me wondering whether it’s worth ever coming back. The brunch menu is very limited, not even bread with salsa or entrees. Unfortunately, I had the tuna Niçoise. Nice tuna, but soupy with salad dressing, overflowing with those pitted, pickled green olives, not the expected oil-cured niçiose type. The overall pickled flavor ended up making it taste like a jar of supermarket pickles. Lovely service, but I doubt I can stomach going back. I used to love the food here. Today it’s like a bad chain place.
  33. JA

    JARM

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Poor menu. No flavor on salad. Bread expensive add-on. No ham. No almond milk. Never again.
  34. F

    Foodie

    New York Area

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    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.
  35. AB

    AnnetteB

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    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.
  36. VF

    VFlocal15

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    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
  37. O

    Ottozap

    New York Area

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the guest chef program. Love the regular chef as well, so it's a wonderful combo.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience3
    Bad service, maybe because it was during restaurant week, but good food.

    Left Bank NYCResponded on January 26, 2019Hello, We are so sorry to hear this. It being Restaurant Week should have nothing to do with the service you received. It is a way for us to participate in a fun, dinner promotion for locals and tourists alike. If you would kindly shed some more details as to what went wrong, we are always looking to grow as a restaurant and learn from our mistakes. Danielle

  40. MI

    MICHAELR

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Left Bank NYC offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 727-1170.

Left Bank NYC is rated 4.4 stars by 691 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Greenwich Street

  • Neighborhood

    West Village

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Fri 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, European, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street parking plus a public parking garage located right across the street!

  • Public transit

    1,2 Christopher St./Sheridan Square;A,C,E,L 14th St;Christopher St. Path TrainB, D, F, and M at the West 4th Street Station

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Laurence Edelman

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (212) 727-1170

  • Catering

    We do both on and off site, full service catering. We have the professional know-how to help make your event all that it can and should be.

  • Private party facilities

    We do both on and off site, full service catering. We have the professional know-how to help make your event all that it can and should be. The restaurant may be rented for a private party. Also, consider our Private Cellar for parties of 20 people or less.

  • Private party contact

    Micheline Gaulin: (866) 943-9106

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