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The Left Bank

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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4582 (International Bridge)
+1 970-476-3696
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6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
Description: Recently remodeled after 44 years, Left Bank has been a place to wine and...
Recently remodeled after 44 years, Left Bank has been a place to wine and dine for discerning locals and visitors from around the world since 1970.

Specializing in a very traditional French menu with a modern twist, Left Bank brings you a true fine dining experience in an exquisitely classic way. We have cultivated relationships in France and California over the past 44 years in order to bring you selections of the rarest wines available, impeccably stored and aged for your drinking pleasure.

With Jean-Michel Chelain as your Chef and wife, Kimberly, as your hostess- it is our pleasure to consistently use only the freshest ingredients of the finest quality and prepare everything from scratch. Our menu features specials such as Gigolette d'Agneau and Bouillabaisse de Crustaces au Fenouil to offer a truly remarkable culinary dream giving your taste buds a treat.

Come see what Left Bank has to offer where you don't just come to eat, you come to dine.
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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Lovely traditional French cuisine

First, you should know our rating philosophy: comparing a fine restaurant such as Left Bank to the french bakery, for example, makes no sense to us. So, apples to apples - Left Bank against Entre Nous in Annemasse in the 80's, or against any Michelin one-star in France... So, what did we think... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
foodiesweareyoutoo
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Hockessin, Delaware
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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Restaurant still belongs to the best in Vail after all these years and second owner, who was trained by the former one. The interior is elegant but still cozy. The staff well trained. The food is absolutely delicious and elegantly presented on beautiful plates. There is something for everybody. The wine list is outstanding.

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Thank Antje43
Hockessin, Delaware
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58 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First, you should know our rating philosophy: comparing a fine restaurant such as Left Bank to the french bakery, for example, makes no sense to us. So, apples to apples - Left Bank against Entre Nous in Annemasse in the 80's, or against any Michelin one-star in France... So, what did we think of Left Bank: Very Good indeed and... More 

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Thank foodiesweareyoutoo
Caracas, Venezuela
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47 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good selection of wines and the food very well prepared except for the desserts which does not carry the same good quality as the main courses

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Thank clement c
Kimberley C, owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks for all the kind words, Clement! We love cooking up delicious meals, and we really appreciate your feedback on how we can make it perfect next time. Hope to see you soon! Best, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

little rock
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83 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want excellent French food, a great view, superb service and a night you won't forget don't miss the newly re-decorated Left Bank. It's hip and elegant.You can even eat at the bar. The specialties they're know for are still not to be missed. ..seared fois gras, tomatoe soup cooked with a pastry top, chocolate and grand marnier souffles.... More 

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Thank bethy1954
Kimberley C, owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

We're delighted to see that you enjoyed everything with us! From the fois gras to the souffle, you'll always get the best here. Please keep in touch -- we'd love to see you back next time you're in town! Best, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very good, traditional, good food, good presentation, outstanding location. Probably need refrech the menu offer

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Thank juaneduardoi
Kimberley C, owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback -- we're always looking to see how we can improve! It sounds like you had a great meal with us, and we hope to see you again soon! All the best, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Vail, Colorado
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My boyfriend took me to the Left Bank the day after Christmas. I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas gift. We started with the french onion soup. It was well balanced, if a little less rich then I'm used to. The Cheese on top could have been browned a little more, but it was definitely one of the better... More 

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Thank DirtyBlondeGirl
Kimberley C, owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

From start to finish, you deserve the best with us, and we're thrilled that you and your boyfriend has such a fabulous dinner with us. You got to try some of our favorites, and it's wonderful for us to read that every bite was wonderful. We hope you'll make it in to see us again soon -- keep in touch!... More 

New York City, New York
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30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Except for us but it looked good every time it came out. Food and service were good except for the maitre'd who didn't seem all that happy to be working that evening.

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Thank ezraulo
Kimberley C, owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderful feedback here -- you deserve the best of the best all around when you dine with us. We're sorry to hear that some of our team wasn't on point, and we assure you that it's very out of character for us. We can't wait to show you a perfect meal next time, so please keep in... More 

Denver, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined here on Christmas day (yay no cooking!) and everything was just spot on. The lobster bisque was mind blowing, lamb positively melted in your mouth, the chocolate souffle (an incredibly ambitious feat at the altitude) was the best I've ever had. Service was smooth and attentive throughout. I must say I wasn't extremely impressed with the cheese plate,... More 

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Thank JackieA27
Kimberley C, owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

We're honored you celebrated such a big day with us, Jackie! The souffle is always a popular choice, and we can't wait to see you again for another one -- don't be a stranger around here! Cheers, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

New York City, New York
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

Very nice ambience and service. Extremely accommodating of our 10 year old daughter although not a restaurant that is child focused since it has a fairly sophisticated decor and menu. Good classic french cuisine but a bit expensive. Central location.

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Thank Thebigduck09
Kimberley C, owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

We're so thrilled to see that you and your family had a great time with us. You deserve the best of the best here, and we're always ready to do anything and everything to make that happen for you. Keep in touch -- we'd love to see you again soon! Cheers, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Very nice restaurant the food amazing the service what can I said wonderful specially in New Years when is busy still the best restaurant to be that day

Helpful?
Thank cachgv
Kimberley C, owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks for celebrating with us! We're thrilled to hear you had such a great time, and we can't wait to see you back again sometime soon! Happy New Year! Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4582
    (International Bridge)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-3696

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 80
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Recently remodeled after 44 years, Left Bank has been a place to wine and dine for discerning locals and visitors from around the world since 1970.

Specializing in a very traditional French menu with a modern twist, Left Bank brings you a true fine dining experience in an exquisitely classic way. We have cultivated relationships in France and California over the past 44 years in order to bring you selections of the rarest wines available, impeccably stored and aged for your drinking pleasure.

With Jean-Michel Chelain as your Chef and wife, Kimberly, as your hostess- it is our pleasure to consistently use only the freshest ingredients of the finest quality and prepare everything from scratch. Our menu features specials such as Gigolette d'Agneau and Bouillabaisse de Crustaces au Fenouil to offer a truly remarkable culinary dream giving your taste buds a treat.

Come see what Left Bank has to offer where you don't just come to eat, you come to dine.
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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?