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Left Bank Menlo Park Brasserie
French Restaurant$$
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
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635 Santa Cruz Ave Menlo Park, CA 94025
635 Santa Cruz AvenueUSCaliforniaMenlo Park94025
(650) 473-6543leftbank.com
$$French Restaurant, Dessert Restaurant
French Restaurant
Dessert Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Bar
Salad Shop
Sandwich Shop
Today 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmTuesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmWednesday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmThursday 11:30 am – 10:00 pmFriday 11:30 am – 11:00 pmSaturday 11:00 am – 11:00 pmSunday 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
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Located in charming downtown Menlo Park, Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie celebrating Mediterranean cuisine.
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Outpost of a small local chain offering simple Southern French cuisine, with outdoor seating.- Google
"French bistro food, well done for a reasonable price."
"Always busy here but always worth the wait - great wine selection too."
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Peter MacKenzie
3 months ago
Ate here once in February 2015 (on holiday in CA). Hard to recognize the place from some of the reviews. Very good service, delightful ambiance, fine wines and authentic French food (I had the cassoulet). Would certainly go back.
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Royce Remer
a year ago
Do not, under any circumstances, go to this restaurant. I like Left Bank, I've been to several. This particular Left Bank suffers from several things which would plague any restaurant: 1) possibly the worst service I've ever encountered at any restaurant. Our waiter was never there. It took about 40 minutes to get bread. I had to remind him about the drinks we ordered. When we had finally gotten our food, there was not a single check on us, my entire group had empty glasses the whole night. 2) they were out of the first two things I ordered on the menu. What I finally found I could order (a steak), I was disappointed in. Maybe it was the long anticipation for the food, but I expected something better than a barely seasoned, tough flank steak. The mushroom side was good, had I known, I might've just had that 3) more waiting as busmen cleared our table clean. Would we get a dessert menu? A check? It took another 30 minutes to find out. The restaurant was empty at this point: just my friends, me, and an empty table. We declined the dessert menu and paid cash so as to limit any further time spent there... 2 hours gone - for a sub-par steak and a single glass of wine.
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Robert Blasi
2 years ago
I don't think it's fair to describe Left Bank's food as "Gallic fare." I'd consider it more of a French take on a contemporary menu. For example, they offer an absolutely delicious gazpacho with watermelon appetizer. That said, the Left Bank is simply wonderful. The food is delicious and pleasing to the eye. The facility itself is large, beautiful, brightly-lit, and has a small function room for private parties. Service is well dressed, well spoken, and prompt. Dinner here is certainly worth your time.
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Chris Thorn
2 years ago
Been there twice. Good food both times. Nice place to have relaxing meal. Some wine or menu item not available both times. That was kind of weird .
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Reto Meier
2 years ago
Nice spot on the main strip of Menlo Park. Food was good but not great, pleasant atmosphere and good service.
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Paul Welander
a year ago
Had an OK experience at Left Bank Brasserie. Food was good but not great, and a little pricey too. I prefer the bistro next door (Bistro Vida).
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Tom Walton
2 years ago
A truly delightful dining experience. Delicious, approachable food and beautiful dining room. A good value.
Roger Knopf
2 years ago
Has gone downhill steadily. The kitchen really does not have high standards. I've gotten soggy frisee and cold sauce, and food arrives in a very uneven pace. Service only a little better, sometimes requests are forgotten, or I have to flag my server down because they just do not check in very often. Nice bar, great burgers and the best fries in town though. We try it every year or so hoping the place OK improves but as of Oct 2012 still a bad restaurant at high prices.
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