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The Left Bank

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4582
+1 970-476-3696
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Ranked #58 of 105 Restaurants in Vail
Price range: $31 - $80
Hours:
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
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.
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Great meal. Enjoyed Steak au Poivre and Salmon with Bernaise Sauce- tasty. Dinner came with salad. Dessert: Pear in puff pastry and Raspberry sorbet - both excellent. Extensive wine list. Commendable service. Would return again.

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Vail, Colorado
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

The Left Bank is a tucked away restaurant, that should not be missed! Very good food, cocktails, and desserts! It's newly renovated and the atmosphere is very nice and up to date.

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

Thank you for the recommendation, Melissa! We always appreciate wonderful reviews like these -- hope we'll see you back for dessert again sometime! Take care until then. Best wishes, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Harbin
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

In a place like Vail, you expect good dining. From a very simple pasta with butter and black truffle (made for a toddler, but so good it was reordered for the adults at the table) to a perfectly-made salad, The Left Bank doesn't disappoint. Service, food, ambience- all top notch, and you can still walk in wearing ski clothes and... More 

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

It's wonderful to hear our flavors were just as you'd hoped -- especially when it comes to our pasta! Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out after your visit. Let us know when you're headed back to Vail -- we'd love to host you again. All the best, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

This is supposed to be a high end place for Vail. Well you step in to hear a manager arguing with some staff, you get seated by a 12 y.o. who is not comfortable with menus etc... Then a waiter who drop your glass . The food is decent but definitely not worth the money. They have 2 sittings, so... More 

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

Seb, we're so sorry this was the case for your visit, but this doesn't sound like a typical night for us at all. Our service is usually top notch, and our dishes should leaving you craving more. We can only hope you'd be willing to give us another shot -- we have what it takes to impress you, and we'd... More 

Vail, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This restaurant has the charm and decor of being in a 5 star restaurant in Las Vegas...The food is beyond delicious, the service is so very professional. This is the Who's Who Restaurant of Vail, Colorado! It is the highlight of our trip! The location is unbelievable right in the heart of Vail!

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

The highlight of your trip? That's a huge compliment! Thank you so much for this lovely review and for stopping in to see us. Hope we'll have a chance to see you again soon! All the best, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

New York City, New York
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nice french standard fare with a Colorado twist: the elk chops were phenomenal!!! Outstanding service and wine list.

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

Glad you loved them! Hope we'll have a chance to see you back for some elk and a glass of wine soon. All the best, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Greenwich, Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

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

While it's equally wonderful to hear you loved all your dishes, Marianna, it's a little surprising to hear this about our service. You're right, your wine should be poured for you, and we'll be checking into this so it's not a problem in the future. Thanks again, and hope we'll be seeing you soon! All the best, Kimberly & Jean-Michel,... More 

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

It means so much that you'd come back after all this time! We're happy you joined us for such a special meal, and we look forward to having you back soon. Stay in touch, and enjoy the new year! All the best, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

montana
Senior Reviewer
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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Kimberley C, owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Lucy, it's been several months since you wrote to us, but we wanted to touch base with you again. It's shocking and disappointing to see your request was lost in translation, and we're so sorry for the damper this must have put on your visit. We take food allergies very seriously, and unfortunately, this was just a case of failed... More 

Vail, CO
Top Contributor
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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Kimberley C, owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

One of the best meals in 40 years? That's an incredible compliment. Thank you so much for this wonderful review, and we hope you've had a chance to come back and see us since last summer! Take care. All the best, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

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Additional Information about The Left Bank

Address: 183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4582
Phone Number: +1 970-476-3696
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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