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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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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Special occasions
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 44
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 6
    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
Most recent review
Surprisingly good given rating

Our first night in vail and we wanted something to eat but not somewhere we had already booked for later in the trip. We walked past here and thought why not. I had not been on earlier trips due to the TA rating being so low. What a mistake. My soup was pretty good, the escargots were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
thefrequenttraveller
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Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
  • Reservations
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London
Top Contributor
328 reviews 328 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

Our first night in vail and we wanted something to eat but not somewhere we had already booked for later in the trip. We walked past here and thought why not. I had not been on earlier trips due to the TA rating being so low. What a mistake. My soup was pretty good, the escargots were excellent according to... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Nicely appointed dining room, beautiful view, perfectly prepared items, attentive but not intrusive service. Memorable evening! Highly recommend!!

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New York, NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We started with linguine with black truffle, followed by escargot and frog legs; as the main dish we had beef Wellington and slow cooked lamb shank. Everything was top notch, including service. This restaurant is a must in Vail. Highly recommended.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

Met friends for dinner at this quaint french restaurant and was pleasantly surprised by the fantastic food. The portions were huge and the flavours were superb. Definitely recommend it for an evening of fine dining.

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

It's wonderful to hear from fans around the country, Tleesn! It's so gratifying to read that you and your friends enjoyed your time with us. Next time you are in Vail, we would love to have you back! Best, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Although the price is high, the food is quite good. I highly recommend the escargots and the lamb rack. Something negative about the food is that the portions are very small. If you are really hungry, you will have to order a lot.

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

We're sorry to see that our portions weren't what you were expecting, Andres, but it sounds like the flavors were spot on! Our menu is based on impeccable quality (over quantity), but we're always happy to suggest more filling dishes should you want to try something new the next time you're in. We'd be happy to go over options to... More 

Denver, Colorado
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

This was a birthday celebration for my wife and a close friend joined us. The Left Bank is a great restaurant in the heart of Vail and we could not have been more pleased with the service and cuisine. To begin we had escargot and a appetizer plate of hearts of palm, avocado and artichoke hearts. Both were very flavorable... More 

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

You can't imagine how much it means to see we played a part in such a wonderful evening. Thank you for this review! It sounds like the vol au vent were an especially welcome part of the menu. Stay in touch the next time you're in Vail -- we'd love a chance to thank you personally for this review. Cheers,... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

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

"Commendable" is a word we aim for, Christopher, so thank you for this wonderful review! It sounds like the steak and salmon were the stars of the night, and I hope we'll have a chance to see you back to explore the rest of our menu sometime. Take care! Best wishes, Kimberly & Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Vail, Colorado
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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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: Romance, Special occasions

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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?