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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
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
  • 225
    Excellent
  • 59
    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
Vibrant atmosphere, good food

Our party of four dined here on a busy Friday night. The restaurant is lovely with exposed brick and a nice buzz about it. Our server was excellent. Food was very good with beautiful presentation. Two of us split tuna tartare, while two of us split the gorgonzola fondue appetizer. I had salmon... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
SkanLaker
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Skaneateles, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
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312 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Skaneateles, New York
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Our party of four dined here on a busy Friday night. The restaurant is lovely with exposed brick and a nice buzz about it. Our server was excellent. Food was very good with beautiful presentation. Two of us split tuna tartare, while two of us split the gorgonzola fondue appetizer. I had salmon, which was tasty. My husband had a... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I have not been back to Left Bank in about a year but I am looking forward to having a great meal there during my next visit to Buffalo. Everything is terrific and the service is always top notch. Make sure you have reservations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

What could you ask from an outstanding restaurant? - Great food ✅ - Excellent service ✅ - Beautiful environment ✅ - Very affordable ✅ - Large portions! ✅ It has it all. I had second thoughts about writing this review, in case I it gets hard to find a table. Possible improvements: Longer wine-list.

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Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This is by far one of my favorite "go to" restaurants! Any time I have the final say, this is my choice.

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Buffalo, New York
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55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We really enjoy going to the Left Bank but don't get there often because you need to plan in advance and make a reservation. All food is of high quality and so is the service. The only drawback is that since it's a small "warehouse" type of place with high brick walls it gets very noisy when crowded (which it... More 

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East Amherst, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The parking lot next to the restaurant was convenient and plowed on a snowy night making us grateful on our arrival. We could tell by the visual amenities that we arrived that we were in place that was unique for Buffalo. Our hostess accompanied us to a cozy table and immediately our server greeted us and was personable, but "fake"... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have been to the Left Bank so many times. Regardless if dinner, brunch or cocktails and apps - you will not be disappointed. The food is always fantastic!!! Everything is so good you never know what to order and then they'll have fabulous specials!! And besides that these are the best cocktails around!! The bartenders make fantastic drinks!! You... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have always had a great meal at Left Bank and the ambiance is awesome! A fun place to get together with friends!

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Buffalo, NY
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Buffalo, N.Y. has some GREAT restaurants and the Left Bank ranks right up there in the top 5. Super cool atmosphere (can be a bit loud at times but that's part of the ambiance), delish food, good service, affordable prices. You MUST have reservations as they are always busy...and even Sunday brunch is crazy. A MUST do for any occasion... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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61 reviews 61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I visited the left bank recently for a birthday dinner and enjoyed one of their delicious and giant homemade raviolis. Definitely worth making a reservation and spending a little bit for the quality of food you receive. Highly recommend this to anyone - families could even work. I think it's a great place for a romantic dinner as well. Bon... 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, Eclectic

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

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