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Left Bank

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$$$
American, Contemporary, Eclectic, International
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511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213-2317
716-882-3509
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Today
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 214
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Tasty Appetizers, Warm Atmosphere

My husband and I stopped in here for the first time a few weeks ago and really enjoyed sitting at the bar for food and drinks. We’re fans of sharing small plates, and the Left Bank offers a wonderfully varied selection for like-minded folks happy to indulge in several appetizers in lieu of a main... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
marn78
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Hamburg, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Hamburg, New York
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

My husband and I stopped in here for the first time a few weeks ago and really enjoyed sitting at the bar for food and drinks. We’re fans of sharing small plates, and the Left Bank offers a wonderfully varied selection for like-minded folks happy to indulge in several appetizers in lieu of a main dish. We had a chipotle... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Left Bank has it all. The atmosphere is warm, food is delicious and exciting. He service is very ire sly and professiona.. Anyone visiting for the first time is in for a pleasant surprise

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Buffalo, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is a solid choice for restaurant seekers in Buffalo, just west of Elmwood and about 15 minutes from the burbs. It is rather loud and not a quiet place, if you want that, go to Rue Franklin or upstairs at the Chophouse. The Left Bank has a more relaxed crowd, not stuffy and is a warm and comfortable place... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

The Left Bank is a hands down favorite of mine and it will be of yours. There is a reason that restaurants remain are busy and successful for years: It has great food, service and atmosphere. Try the Red Beans and a Rice. But it's all great.

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Buffalo
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The food here is awesome. Especially the CAB Steak dish. With lobster pieces on top of the steak with cheese on top of the lobster pieces and fingerling potatoes. So good. Giant ravioli is good too!

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Buffalo, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

without a doubt one of my favorite restaurants ever. Greatest food and service. Grew up nearby so brings back memories but owners have turned place in a historic part of city into a fan favorite

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Very loud, crowded, small tables, sad dinnerware. A lot of people like this place , but unless your used to poor service, okay food and crowded bar area, for the price go somewhere else

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My absolute favorite! The food is ALWAYS EXCELLENT and the atmosphere is great! It can get loud in there so if you are looking for absolute quiet you are at the wrong place.

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Buffalo, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have been eating at The Left Bank for many years. The food is truly wonderful, no matter what you order, and the service is excellent. My only issue is the noise level. It's good for when you don't desire conversation, or you are sitting next to someone into whose ear you want to whisper. In the warm weather there... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Left Bank is one of the best places to dine anywhere. Cozy, friendly and simply incredible menu. Just cannot say enough about this gem of a place on Buffalo's west side.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213-2317
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-882-3509

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?