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Left Bank Menlo Park Brasserie
French Restaurant$$
Today 11:30AM–10PM
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635 Santa Cruz Ave Menlo Park, CA 94025
635 Santa Cruz AvenueUSCaliforniaMenlo Park94025
$$French Restaurant, Dessert Restaurant
French Restaurant
Dessert Restaurant
Family Restaurant
Brunch Restaurant
Salad Shop
Sandwich Shop
Today 11:30AM–10PM
Tuesday 11:30AM–10PMWednesday 11:30AM–10PMThursday 11:30AM–10PMFriday 11:30AM–11PMSaturday 11AM–11PMSunday 11AM–10PMMonday 11:30AM–10PM
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Outpost of a small local chain offering simple Southern French cuisine, with outdoor seating.- Google
"The food and taste of fine dining delivered in a simple, casual setting."
"Wonderful spot for a Sunday brunch."
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Larry Wu
2 months ago
Wonderful spot for a Sunday brunch. From the outside, it looks like a $$$ place but the prices are quite comparable to what you'd spend at other nearby restaurants for a quick bite.
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Peter MacKenzie
12 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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Robert Blasi
3 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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Tom Walton
2 years ago
A truly delightful dining experience. Delicious, approachable food and beautiful dining room. A good value.
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Brian Bulkowski
8 months ago
Owned bythe founder of La Folie in SF. Food is a chunk better than you'd expect of such a place. Atmosphere is always pleasant. Maybe it doesn't quite deserve 5 starts, but it's a very high 4.
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Kenny Root
2 months ago
The food here is good, but I've been insulted by the staff to many times to enjoy eating here often.
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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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Royce Remer
2 years 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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