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The Left Bank

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4582
(970) 476-3696
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Ranked #63 of 101 Restaurants in Vail
Price range: $31 - $80
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: International Bridge
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English first
Greenwich, Connecticut
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

The Left Bank is a wonderful French restaurant in the heart of Vail village. We loved our dinner, everything was so well prepared. The ambiance was very romantic yet sophisticated. This restaurant is a perfect choice to celebrate a special occasion and great for large groups. The service was a bit sloppy though... first we had to chase the sommelier,... More 

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Gypsum, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Hadn't been to The Left Bank in a couple of years. Just had a terrific meal -with wonderful service. Glad they have kept some of the traditional dishes: tomato soup w/puff pastry; chocolate souffle, etc. Really like the new decor. It will certainly not be so long before we return.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

i had made a note when requesting a reservation that i have a severe peanut allergy as well as tree nuts. when we arrived i made sure it was noted as well. i was never assured they 'got' it. apparently they did not and served a dish with nuts… luckily i asked first. when asked if they ever paid attention... More 

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Vail, CO
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55 reviews 55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We had not revisited the Left Bank since its closing was announced by the original owners, Luc and Liz Meyer some years back. The remodeled and updated facility is beautifully done, and the food and service were outstanding. Classic lobster bisque, escargot, steak au poivre, and a perfectly dressed salad. The richness of the sauces still resonates the next day.... More 

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I have to start out by saying my wife and I are "Foodies", and we often prefer to cook at home rather than settle for the mediocre, over-priced fare available at most restaurants these days. Not so at The Left Bank! We dined on a Monday evening, and the atmosphere was comfortable, warm, and relaxed. The experience begins when Kimberly,... More 

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Briarcliff Manor, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

After decades of knowing about and going to the "old" Left Bank on the creek, this past Friday we had what was one of the most tasteful meals we have ever experienced. A wonderful interior that relaxes you after a great day of skiing. We were recommended the Sea Bass with Fennel and the Salmon bacon wrap that made you... More 

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Dallas, TX
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

The food was great, and the charm of this place is just wonderful and you can tell by all the locals that dine there that this review really will not make a difference for this restaurant, because they have a strong local (CO) following. I will say the food was delicious as was the wine, but the wait was absurd!... More 

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SF bay area
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80 reviews 80 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

The food is average, and combined with expensive pricing results in a "poor" rating. We enjoyed the french onion soup (vegetarian) which was also prepared gluten-free. The gluten-free rolls were excellent. The regular bread was unimpressive. The portion size was small for the price, but appropriate for an appetizer (think cup instead of bowl). We also had the 2 salads... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We were so badly received that we decided not even to enter the restaurant. Coat lady friendly and from there all goes wrong.

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Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

As mentioned in an earlier post, the service was a huge problem. We had a reservation, but the staff appeared very unorganized. The real problem came when it came to paying the check. Our party of 7 did ask to split the bill 3 ways, which I am sure is not ideal for any restaurant, but it did take over... More 

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Additional Information about The Left Bank

Address: 183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4582
Phone Number: (970) 476-3696
Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
Open Hours:
Monday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
Cuisine: French

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