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Left Bank

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American, International, Contemporary, Eclectic
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511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213-2317
716-882-3509
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 239
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 15
    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
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Small restaurant with large portions. great service, tasty food. This could be a hidden gem in Buffalo

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Lin2603
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New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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English first
Orchard Park, New York
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Was here for a group dinner in June 2015. Reasonable wait for a table. Appetizers delicious, food was very good. Very, very pricey. Atmosphere was OK, felt very crowded into the restaurant - which was very busy. Bathrooms are very small and not well cleaned (disgusting), and were the only reason I cannot give four stars. I would recommend this... More 

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New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Small restaurant with large portions. great service, tasty food. This could be a hidden gem in Buffalo

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Great location...hidden away in a true neighborhood. Ambience is urban and trendy. Food was good, especially the spinach! Service was excellent. Have been there twice and both times were good!

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Rochester
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It took awhile to get in here… I could NEVER get reservations! If you want to eat here, call ahead of time (like at least one week) or go at a less popular time (like Tuesday at 5:30pm). My boyfriend and I had a really tasty and romantic dinner here. Get the NY Strip Steak with lobster on top!

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Stuffed portabello appetizer in a lovely red wine glaze is to die for. Tuna tartare, I've traveled from coast to coast and found only one comparable in dozens of cities. Lovely atmosphere! Can't go wrong with steak tornados! Or anything that I can think of.

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Buffalo, NY
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I love this restaurant!!! The food is fabulous and the atmosphere is very cozy! Make your reservations early because it fills up fast!

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Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Unique flavors blended perfectly to provide a fantastic dining experience. The fresh pasta dishes are the best!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Oh Trip Advisor, you've served us well once again! We were staying in Buffalo while visiting Niagara Falls and needed a great place to eat dinner. The Left Bank provided just that. The food AND adult beverages were fantastic. We thought, for a moment, it was a bit upscale for brining our six and two year old kids to, but... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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184 reviews 184 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The food was great. I had a filet mug on which I usually get when I go out. It was good and nicely prepared but my parents meals were better. The appetizers were good. Cool atmosphere but small. Neat bar area too.

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Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

My wife and I were raised on Long Island and Westchester respectively (Pacific Northwesterners for years now). We know about Italian food. We were in town for daughter's wedding which was held at Bacchus downtown-superb food and wine!We wanted round up our Buffalo experience so we chose Left Bank on the strength of the reviews here (and at that other... More 

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Additional Information about Left Bank

Address: 511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213-2317
Phone Number: 716-882-3509
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, International, Contemporary, Eclectic

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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, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
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?