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Left Bank Cafe

36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
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Ranked #4 of 34 restaurants in Saranac Lake
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Ice Cream
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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60 reviews from our community

81% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Phoenixville, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is a delight! We were saddened a few years ago when our favorite restaurant in Saranac closed due to the building being sold. We have found a new one finally! This is not a place to be missed if you are in the area. The atmosphere is casually chic, the decor is charming and the food, the food... More

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Santa Fe
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There was only one dinner menu. We were told to share it. Ordered appetizers--wrong order arrived. Waitress was rude about mistake. No salt or pepper on table. 45 minutes passed. When asked waitress if meal was coming she was rude and sarcastic. Bread arrived after meal was eaten. Then salt and pepper were put on table. Waitress gave the impression... More

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Pine Grove Mills, Pennsylvania
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

My wife and I had just arrived in Saranac Lake for a three night stay. We selected this establishment based upon the advice of the operator of our B&B. As this was the middle of the week, there were few patrons and we were able to obtain an outdoor table along the river which exits Lake Flower. The staff was... More

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New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

After a great weekend camping on Saranac Lake we were looking for a nice place to eat an early lunch. So happy that we came across Left Bank Café, located right on the river. We were able to get one of the tables on the porch which was ideal. Ordered a delicious tartine with smoked salmon, dill and avocado. The... More

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Lake Placid, New York
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89 reviews 89 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

During the Fourth of July weekend we stopped in for dinner and were pleasantly surprised with the most fantastic dinner. We started with a light and flavorful French Onion soup, followed by salad and duck confit with peaches. All were fabulous including our son's ratatouille stuffed pepper. The outdoor setting was simply gorgeous and our server was extremely knowledgeable about... More

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Toronto, Canada
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60 reviews 60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

We were walking along the street looking for somewhere inspiring and saw the sign that they had a live band playing at 7. This intrigued us so we went in to ask to look at the menu. The woman we spoke to was fantastic. She knew everything that was In the food and told me where I could substitute for... More

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Albany, NY
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We stopped in for a sweet crepe and ice tea after an afternoon of walking around. We sat outside near the river watching people fish, it was very relaxing. The crepes were very good too. Unlike many crepe places we've been, the sweet crepes were not overly sweet. The balance of sweet was just right!

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Steamboat Springs, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Left Bank Cafe offers a quiet spot next to the river to stop for lunch or dinner. Call ahead to see if they will have live music. The food is delicious and they have a great dessert menu. Who doesn't want dessert?! A wonderful addition to the town and a must visit if you are in the Adirondacks!

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New Jersey
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This unpretentious, open, pleasant and low-key setting is home to a delicious and friendly cafe. A perfectly balanced French onion soup followed by the night's special skewered shrimp with artichokes over couscous left me pleasantly contented. Unlike some French cuisine, the sauce was not overwhelming. The food was tasty without being too rich. We will return another night to try... More

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Paul Smiths, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

High Tea at the left Bank is just absolutely amazing. The imported tea from France is delicious and the spread of pastries and finger foods is to die for. I also love the Air France posters on the walls, you really feel like you sitting in a cafe in France when dining or sipping tea/wine at the Left Bank.

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