Left Bank NYC

4.6
612 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Fit for Foodies
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, European
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Hours of operation
monday - wednesday: 5pm-10pm
thursday and friday: 5pm -11pm
saturday: 11am - 11pm
sunday: 11am - 10pm
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Phone number
(212) 727-1170
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Laurence Edelman
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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.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Greenwich Street
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Parking details
Street parking plus a public parking garage located right across the street!
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Public transit
1,2 Christopher St./Sheridan Square;
A,C,E,L 14th St;
Christopher St. Path Train
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Special events & promotions
Since our opening in 2011, we have hosted corporate holiday parties, bridal showers, business conferences, wedding receptions, birthday parties and anniversaries to name a few.

Consider our Private Cellar for parties of 20 people or less.

Email micheline@leftbanknewyork.com, or call 212.727.1170 to get the ball rolling.
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Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 612 People Are Saying
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New York Area
59 reviews
4.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food very good but the noise level made us not linger. 3 tables of drunken women (9-3-2) who were shouting and laughing.

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JG
1 review
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great service. The happy hour is a terrific deal. Cannot wait to go back.

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WC
New York Area
44 reviews
3.0Dined 7 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Ordinarily, we love the Left Bank and go there relatively often. But, the air conditioning was not working, or not working well. The result was a sweltering hot experience. If dining there in the summer, one should call to check if the AC is working.

Food and service are always good.

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SJ
New York Area
13 reviews
5.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating to our party as some of us arrived early. All the staff seemed happy and friendly from the hostess to the assistant servers. Great atmosphere and cozy design. Excellent food. Burger and risotto were the favorites of the table. Definitely recommend!

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
2.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We had a late reservation on a Friday night with a large group. Even though there were only a handful of other customers in the restaurant the service was painfully slow. Our server was slow to take our orders for drinks, appetizers, and entrees; forgot to get orders from members of our group; and extremely slow to deliver everything. It was like pulling teeth to ask him to order another drink.

That said, the food was delicious and the ambiance was great. I would recommend this restaurant if you can somehow guarantee you have a better server.

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MD
New York Area
2 reviews
4.0Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Exceptional service and delicious food. Beets appetizer was fantastic and Atlantic salmon was perfectly cooked accompanied with fresh vegetables and savory sauce

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JV
Toronto
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great experience from start to finish. Food, service, and all the rest. Sophisticated, a little rustic, good balance. The maple syrup desert was amazing, too--not too sweet and rather unusual in a good way.

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RI
New York Area
8 reviews
2.0Dined on June 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Pleasant enough but very mediocre burger served with unbeatable bread. Martini small.

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OT
New York Area
55 reviews
4.0Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food, good attentive service

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KF
New York Area
4 reviews
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm and friendly staff, delicious menu, beautiful restaurant. We will definitely be back.

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OT
New York Area
32 reviews
3.0Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Our waitress was lovely and very accommodating. However the food did not confirm what I had expected.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing dinner. Cute restaurant. would definitely go back.

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A
New York Area
102 reviews
5.0Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great brunch - my omelet not only delicious but huge. I brought half of it home and had it for lunch tge next day. I had been there before and it’s definitely on my list for a return visit.

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GA
New York Area
49 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here. Food is consistently great. High quality ingredients. Really good drinks. And solid service. What more can you ask for.

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KP
New York Area
18 reviews
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a BlackBoard Eats code that thankfully brought us here for the first time. Food and service was excellent. Very nice setting and despite sitting near the bar, the noise level was not a problem. Everything we had was well prepared and presented. Oysters were briny; soft shell crab was outstanding (best I've had). Entrees of trout and pasta were very, very good. Dessert was a shared chocolate mousse that was superb. Definitely will return.

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PC
New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Experience was very good. Nice and easy location. Service was excellent

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l
New York Area
2 reviews
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

THE RECEPTIONIST IS A YOUNG LADY(SORRY I CANNOT REMEMBER HER NAME. DANIELLE MAYBE ). SHE IS VERY FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL. SHE MADE SPECIAL TABLE ARRANGEMENT TO ACCOMMODATE MY REQUEST. I GOT A WINDOW SEATING,PERFECT. MY GUEST IS GENTLEMAN WHO WILL LEAVE NEW YORK. THE DINNER AT THE LEFT BANK PRESENTED HIM THE BEST OF NEW YORK: CREATIVE, FRIENDLY,LOVE AND CARE!
THANK YOU.

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LC
1 review
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place and go here every change I get. Love introducing it to people from out of town. Hope they stay in business forever.

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R
New York Area
58 reviews
5.0Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite Sunday evening go to restaurant in the West Village. Ashley is just the best.

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MR
1 review
5.0Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Left Bank is our favorite neighborhood restaurant. The food is always great and the service is spectacular. To start, the cocktail and wine list is interesting and good. The appetizers have a nice selection and the oysters are some of the best in NYC. The mains are so good and the portions are the right size. It is comfortable and not too tight like some West Village places can get. We often sit at the bar and eat - but this night we grabbed a table for four that was lovely. Overall, our favorite place in the Village.

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JY
New York Area
5 reviews
5.0Dined on May 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This has been a go-to place for me for a while. Consistently good food and good service in a nice atmosphere. Very dependable.

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A
New York Area
14 reviews
2.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Went for brunch with a friend. Cute spot. Menu ideas were good. However, dishes were small and unimpressive. I ordered two meals just for myself to try more of the menu (dutch pancake and the huevos rancheros). But, I still had to grab food afterwards.

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E
New York Area
14 reviews
5.0Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite go-to restaurants. We like everything about it. The chef is creative, the menu changing frequently. Staff is accommodating and welcoming. I have never had a bad experience, and have eaten at LB at least 25 times since it's opened.

Our recent experience was for Mothers Day brunch. Outrageously good, especially the French toasts...my daughter said the Bloody Mary was the best she had ever had (it's the only drink SHE ever has, and she is very demanding about it).

I hope LB is around forever.

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M
New York Area
5 reviews
3.0Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We were a group of 6. The food was just ok. The tagliatelle Bolognese was amazing but the cacio e pepe was basically overcooked noodles with butter. Things were very under seasoned generally speaking. The waiter was covering 2 rooms so disappeared for long periods however he did comp us 2 items that did not come out with appetizers when the entrees arrived. That was nice. Overall it was a lively and friendly place with great atmosphere with reasonably fair food.

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D
New York Area
26 reviews
3.0Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Based on other reviews I chose this restaurant for night out with our daughter. Drinks were good and some of our dishes were more than just good but a few things mixed the mark by quite a bit. An order of grilled octopus was very good but the chopped liver appetizer was heavy handed and greasy. The chopped liver was not smooth and there was way too much on two nice pieces of crispy bread but there was way too much butter. My husband ordered an appetizer portion of the pasta with bolognese sauce, I ordered a dinner portion. They were both the same size and a lot of the pasta was stuck together. All in all we enjoyed being together and the service was good - maybe we'll give it another try.

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TB
New York Area
9 reviews
5.0Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I mentioned it was a special occasion and when I walked in, they clearly made it feel special. We managed to catch the end of happy hour which is great with app+pasta and $6 wines. The service was really above and beyond and the food is to die for.

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R
New York Area
57 reviews
5.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding!

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E
New York Area
7 reviews
2.0Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Picked this restaurant because of its location in a charming West Village neighborhood.

Very disappointing - they were out of the dish I wanted and I ordered a chef salad with chicken instead. Very unimaginative with dry chicken and soggy croutons.

Will not go back.

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KA
1 review
5.0Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food was very good. I especially enjoyed the ricotta cheesecake!

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New York Area
1 review
5.0Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place. Food was Incredible. Go Sunday pm for timpano!

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MG
Las Vegas
4 reviews
5.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place!! We like the people and the food never disappoints us. We live in the neighborhood and do not hesitate to eat at The Left Bank.

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DY
New York Area
15 reviews
4.0Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a charming space and the food and service was good. My friend and were were surprised that when we got there at 11:30, there weren't many people. However, when we left, the restaurant was almost full. Although there were many people, the space was still quite quiet. There was a separate room in which my friend and I sat which was lovely.

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IB
New York Area
1 review
3.0Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Left Bank is a cozy and chic restaurant. The servers were all very friendly, however, everyone seemed a bit panicked. I'm not sure if it was exceptionally busy or they were just new to the restaurant but everyone was running around like chickens with their heads cut off. The restaurant is definitely loud, so perfect for a big group. However, the food was mediocre and bland. We had three different appetizers (kale salad, beets, and a fennel salad) which were great and so fresh tasting. However, the entrees were very very bland. I had the muscles and my mother had the steak. They both tasted like they had zero seasoning or flavor.

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K
New York Area
70 reviews
5.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food in a quaint setting. Our server gave us great suggestions and we enjoyed every part of our meal. The shaved Brussels sprout salad was a perfect start followed by a wonderfully prepared trout entree. Portions were generous.

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R
New York Area
5 reviews
4.0Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Quite lovely of an experience! Second time there and really enjoyed. Got to meet the chef too :)

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a
New York Area
54 reviews
5.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious! My husband and I split the steak frites, the pasta bolognese, and the shaved brussel sprout salad to start. When we asked that the steak be cooked a little more toward medium the wait staff happily grabbed the plate, and gave us a complimentary fennel and orange salad while we waited! They returned a new piece of steak, cooked to perfection, instead of the piece we already cut through. The servers were friendly and informative. They were also attentive to my food allergies.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
4.0Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 5

When we arrived we would like to be seated. The staff was very kind and attentive. We ordered appetizers and entrées from the farm to table menu. Unfortunately the food was rather bland, and was not what I had expected or the rest of my party. Overall the restaurant has potential, But the food needs improvement.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
5.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, service and feel of Left Bank is amazing. I can't wait to go back with more friends.

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OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
3.0Dined on March 30, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Good food, but extremely loud and slow service.

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EE
New York Area
1 review
4.0Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice. All staff go out of their way to make their guests comfortable. Wouldn't hesitate to eat here again.

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