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Left Bank Cafe

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French, Café, Bistro
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36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
+1 518-354-8166
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Description: French Cafe/Bistro serving all day. Croissants & espresso, crepes...
French Cafe/Bistro serving all day. Croissants & espresso, crepes & tartines, soups & salads, casual French
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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Excellent

We are in lake placid visiting from buffalo. The cafe was adorable. Thw staff was awesome, she took our picture for us in front of an adorable picture on the wall at her suggestion, the food was amazing! We love this place!

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
nadiak1021
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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85 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

We are in lake placid visiting from buffalo. The cafe was adorable. Thw staff was awesome, she took our picture for us in front of an adorable picture on the wall at her suggestion, the food was amazing! We love this place!

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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We live around the corner and wanted a slow relaxing meal. My wife had the soup of the night and it was so good. The entrees were obviously fresh and were delicious. The desserts sounded great but we were too full. It's a warm and inviting restaurant with a very friendly wait staff. Highly recommend the Left Bank- probably the... More 

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Denver, CO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Delicious food and truly gracious service from Anne. Very good wine suggestions, and a warm and comfortable setting.

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Albany, New York
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92 reviews 92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stopped at the Left Bank Café on Sunday. It was a beautiful fall day and we chose to sit on the outside balcony. It was not too busy, but the waitress did not acknowledge us. Finally after about 15 minutes, the inside waitress greeted us and brought us menus. The menu has a French theme and the lunch specialties... More 

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81 reviews 81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We went to Lake Placid and saw the sights and they have some good restaurants, but too expensive. Its not the money but getting value for the cost. So we look for great places to eat at a reasonable price; hidden gems. We were told to see the tuberculosis museum and other sites in nearby Saranac Lake. We enjoyed Smith... More 

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Beccles, United Kingdom
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144 reviews 144 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a great little restaurant. The food is very good; tasty, well cooked and well prepared. There is a lively, relaxed feel to the place that makes a meal here rather special! Sitting outside on the veranda overhanging the river is great fun; we did that once. Sitting inside on our second visit, we had the enormous benefit of... More 

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We really enjoyed our meal here. We sat on the deck along the river, it was so relaxing. I had a stuffed pepper that was stuffed with farro and zucchini. It was a creative combination along with the fresh herbs added on top.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband and are regular vacationers in the Saranac Lake region. The food, though, has never been the star of our trips until we found this place. Wow. We had the smoked trout salad and the salad composee to start. Both substantial, fresh and delicious. My husband them had the taboule stuffed peppers and I had the dunk confit with... More 

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Miami Beach, FL
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77 reviews 77 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

This new restaurant on Main St has a creative and interesting menu, more like a modern urban dining option than the usual grease and salt one finds in the Adirondacks. We started with delicious salads, mine with perfect smoked trout, and then went on to entrees, one duck and one vegetarian, that were both excellent. The vegetarian was fresh and... More 

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Saranac Lake, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014 via mobile

This is a delightful place to eat. It is different atmosphere from most American restaurants reflecting the ownership of a French couple who have created the feel of a real French neighborhood cafe. The menu is varied and food is beautifully prepared and tasteful. Wines are mostly French. The manager of the cafe has carefully selected wines to pair with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 518-354-8166

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Café, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating, Special occasions

Description

French Cafe/Bistro serving all day. Croissants & espresso, crepes & tartines, soups & salads, casual French
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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