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Left Bank

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
American, International, Contemporary
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511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213-2317
716-882-3509
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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 256
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 14
    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
Another Amazing Left Bank Experience

Never ever disappointed. We had a group of 10 and the service was great, bar tender was awesome and the food, yep, the Best! Had business partners in from Arizona who wished they could take Left Bank home with them, sorry their mine. This place is great for two or ten Another great dinner

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
NYBuffalomike
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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Buffalo, New York
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71 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Never ever disappointed. We had a group of 10 and the service was great, bar tender was awesome and the food, yep, the Best! Had business partners in from Arizona who wished they could take Left Bank home with them, sorry their mine. This place is great for two or ten Another great dinner

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I am hoping that my experience last night was just a one of ..and Left Bank was just having a bad night. This has ALWAYS been my favorite "go to" restaurant for special occasions. Birthdays, Valentine's day (my husband proposed to me there), Anniversaries, etc. My dinner was really good. I ordered the carrot pappardelle pasta with lobster, shrimp, crab... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

We frequent this restaurant and I can honestly say we've never been disappointed. The food is amazing and the service is top notch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Food was great, need to make reservations well in advance. Not a ton of space between tables. Service was excellent.

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New York
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food and service was great. We had to wait a little while even with reservation. We were in town visiting our son at UB. It is a little way off 20 minutes from UB but its worth it.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We arrived in Buffalo on Wednesday night and checked TA for dinner recommendations, Left Bank quickly lived up to it's 5 star ranking. We didn't think very much of needing reservations for a Wednesday night, but they would have been nice. During our 50 minute wait we had calamari, which was outstanding, we were excited to see where dinner would... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went there on a Friday night with my brother & his wife. It was pretty last minute so we didn't have reservations, so we ate at the bar. The bartender was amazing as was the food. We shared four apps including the Apollo Focaccia, Portobello Mushroom, Fondue & Artichoke Bottoms and, of course, Ravioli. Yum!!

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Buffalo, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

My husband and I made reservations for our anniversary. It had been a number of years since we have been here, and now I'm wondering what took us so long to come back! From beginning to end we were well-cared for, especially by our server, Nancy! She made for a very enjoyable experience! Great cocktails, top-notch food!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It's hard to get a reservation on the weekend so plan in advance. Super nice place and amazing food. Fondue for 2 and the flatbreads are very very good.

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Cheektowaga, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I received a gift certificate for my birthday and called a week in advance to make a Saturday Night reservation for my husband and my 10 year anniversary. Got a 5:30 seating (it was either that or after 9:30 they were so busy!). We tried their ginger martini and "grapefruit greyhound" cocktails which were delicious! We got the seafood penne... More 

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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, International, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
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

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