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Left Bank Santana Row

4.3
4.3
4574 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie known for our simple, seasonally changing French brasserie menu featuring a diverse selection of meats, fresh vegetables, seafood, hearty salads and sumptuous desserts.

The open exhibition kitchen provides onlookers a window into the magic our chefs create, guided by French native, Chef Roland Passot, well-respected in the industry for his passion and culinary expertise.

Located in San Jose's vibrant Santana Row since 2003, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris. Boasting one of Santana Row's largest bars, Left Bank is a place to see and be seen. Whether simply sipping a pastis or enjoying a full meal, diners capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 984-3500

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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 our events team ar 408.984.4229, or visit us at www.leftbank.com.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Charice Parnello: (855) 838-0536

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Cross street

    Cross Street: Stevens Creek

  • Parking details

    Free public parking to patrons.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,574 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

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  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Great for Brunch

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Hot Spot

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

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  1. j

    jean

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    3.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Took a friend for a birthday dinner. I thought, after letting them know it was a special occasion, there might be something for this occasion. There was not. Disappointed. Also, the ravioli dish is a rip off.
  2. RL

    RoseL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food4service2ambience2
    Food was good but service was poor.
  3. W

    Wimbledon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the vibes and experience. We enjoyed our food and drinks! :)
  4. 2

    2delriotexans

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a great time celebrating my birthday. Food was great (salmon, beef Bourgogne, oysters and onion soup). Our server, Ismael was fantastic…ask to be seated in his area…he’ll take care of everything you need.
  5. MC

    MarianC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was fantastic and the ambiance was calm and serene. The service was a little slow but we weren’t in a hurry. Overall it was an enjoyable experience.
  6. BG

    BudG32

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Left Bank remains a fine dining place at reasonable costs.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The service was not great. Our waiter was rushing each time he came over and took awhile to come back in-between visits. Not sure if they were just understaffed or if it was poor quality service. It took me a while to get my non-alcoholic drink while others received their beverage (alcoholic) well before me. One person got the wrong drink. The food wasn’t all that great. At least not for the price. I mean they charge $5 for bread. It’s a nice place as far as esthetic and everyone was nice but not sure I’d go again.
  8. LG

    LisaG

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day
  9. E

    Elle

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Lovely outdoor dining. Salad Nicoise unimpressive.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great appetizers, decent service, and a great outdoors venue at Santana Row. The only drawback is the limited menu offerings. Despite the lack of an extensive menu, you can’t go wrong with your selections. Very good French cuisine at a reasonable price. Although the service wasn’t the fastest, it was adequate as it was “European” in its execution. It slowed us down a bit, but the overall ambiance made the experience top notch.
  11. JS

    JimS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious service was excellent especially with your waiter Jazz prices are going up but I believe that’s just the way it is nowadays we had a great time.
  12. NF

    NolanF

    Tulsa

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great service!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our service was great! Food, atmosphere, drinks and table outside was perfect. Great girls night out. Two thumbs up.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Father’s Day
  15. JS

    JamesS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Not real French food, but an American version of French food (in name only). Food quality was average, but prices very high. Service was average too, nothing stood out except the bill!
  16. TH

    TinaH

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We had reservations at 5:30pm for Father’s Day. The whole restaurant was empty and we requested to be seated at a different table and the host would not allow it. She said every table was reserved for reservations. I went on to tell her we are a reservation ourselves and would not like to be sat in the walkway right by the bar and the kitchen. She was very rude and not accommodating. We come to this restaurant often so I was very surprised and bothered.
  17. J

    Jenn

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The restaurant is beautiful. The food is tasty but the alcoholic beverages (at least with gin) are substandard. I would have given service 0 stars but the food runner made up for what our waitress lacked.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    We were greeting at the front desk but our waiter never greeted us and no smile. I did observe while enjoying my food that the staffs running the floor do not have any smile. It made
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was fantastic. Food got to us quick.
  20. JL

    JaimeLo

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Service was inconsistent. Our server was good with us but seemed overwhelmed with his work. This was on Father’s Day so maybe not a fair assessment.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Good food satisfied
  22. LG

    LaurieG

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Enjoyed the food and service was great. We sat outside next to the neighboring restaurant with blaring, throbbing music going. I did not expect that. We had made reservations earlier in the week.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The weather was perfect for an outdoor lunch. The people providing service from check-in and throughout the meal was great. Ambience was excellent.
  24. J

    Joanne

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    I would like the Niçoise Salade a lot if the dressing was't too salty. The two fingerling fishes were extremely salty :(
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hubby Bday manager greeted us gave the hubby glass of champagne and myself. At the end gave him a Bday cake and ice cream. The waiter VERY attentive and the manager great place amazing food and even better prices . Very picky about my food my hubby said first time Not one complaint ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  26. R

    Royal

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience1
    Service was too slow, and Moule's quality was not fresh. The table was not comfortable, too small.
  27. AM

    AMYL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    We've been coming to this restaurant for years so seeing the contrast in both quality and prices over the past year had been pretty stunning. Got a $25 niçoise salad that was basically lettuce and some tuna, with a quarter avocado and one half a boiled egg. About half of what it used to be in years past when it cost$16. So disappointing. The trout was also meh at best. Aperol spritz was $15 and tiny. This is the second time we've noticed the food quality diminish and we won't be back.
  28. C

    Cheryl

    San Francisco

    120 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I had the Croissant Bacon and Egg Sandwich for brunch and it was very good. The service was good, but not excellent.
  29. TK

    TheresaK

    Phoenix

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Graduation brunch 2022
  30. DF

    DebraF

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hadn’t been to left bank in years. I found the menu a bit limited. But everything was very good.
  31. w

    wbeeman

    San Francisco

    89 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    We had not visited Left Bank before, but went there for an anniversary dinner. The restaurant is located in the very lively Santana Row complex in San Jose with many restaurants in a decorative street setting reminiscent of European cities. Left Bank advertises itself as a Brasserie, and that is pretty close to what kind of food they offer. This is the sort of food that one would find in a local neighborhood restaurant in Paris or other large French city. It falls short of haute cuisine, but it is still somewhat tasty, and reasonably priced. The charcuterie plate is excellent and substantial with excellent pates and a variety of cornichons, pickled onions, olives and grain mustard. The burrata and beet salad was disappointing because it featured some kind of partial section of a burrata on frisee. The whole point of burrata is to have a whole piece. Grilled asparagus was adequate but seemed to be seasoned with Bacos rather than actual bacon. The brasserie standard, duck confit, was ok, but it was small and lacked flavor, as did the asiago ravioli. The creme brulee for dessert was quite good. All in all, if we lived in one of the condos on Santana Row, we might want to come here from time to time for a serviceable weekday supper, but people looking for a truly memorable French haute cuisine experience should look for a more upscale restaurant.
  32. AG

    AarGee

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I expected better. The food was just OK. Our main course was served 5 minutes after the starter was served. It seemed like the food is pre prepared and just assembled when you order. Service was also OK.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was great and the food was good.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Birthday Celebratiions
  35. AC

    AbigailC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    For an expensive restaurant we found the food to be just OK. I've had much better steak at other restaurants. The food here was just OK.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service were very good. But the wine prices are way too for the quality, much more than other restaurants.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  38. BC

    BrendaC

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, atmosphere and staff are all excellent, however it is very loud so it’s hard to communicate with your party.
  39. u

    uk2usa

    New York Area

    65 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Not the best for the prices charged - We have been here on numerous occasions and it always been ok - ( good enough to return ) This visit was not good ! From being seated it took us 20 mins to see a server and 40 mins to get a drink. We ordered appetizers with the drinks as we thought it may take some time and we were right . 3 drinks arrived after 40 mins and mine a further 15 mins after that. Appetizers were great- 2 of us had the escargot and enjoyed them - 1 had the calamari and it was good. For entrees I ordered the beef Bourguignon - it was good - 2 ordered the steak Frittes both medium rare , these came well done - chewy and tasteless. The server told us that he wasn’t supposed to be serving our table he wasn’t sure who was our designated waiter was but he did turn up when I asked for the check ?! I don’t mind paying for a good meal - this was a mediocre meal with a high price ! 8 drinks - 3 appetizers 3 entree $500 - no wine - service from the server we had was “he tried his best” There are way better places at Santana Row - my suggestion would be to find somewhere else until they have the staff that want to serve in a timely and professional manner. Food was average - not sure what’s going on here but they need to sort it out.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my wife for a lunch date, food was delicious & service was on point!!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • 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
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Left Bank Santana Row using the Order Online button. Left Bank Santana Row also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Left Bank Santana Row also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 984-3500.

Left Bank Santana Row is rated 4.3 stars by 4574 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Left Bank Santana Row

377 Santana Row, Suite #1100 San Jose, CA 95128

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cross Street: Stevens Creek

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 12:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free public parking to patrons.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (408) 984-3500

  • 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 our events team ar 408.984.4229, or visit us at www.leftbank.com.

  • Private party facilities

    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.

  • Private party contact

    Charice Parnello: (855) 838-0536

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