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Left Bank

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$$$
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: Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 252
    Excellent
  • 68
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 13
    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
The Best

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Cyndi R
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

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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Buffalo, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Great little spot with excellent food and good portions. Its a bit smaller inside but good service and very good accommodations

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Great menu, I highly recommend the ravioli special! Nice atmosphere, make sure you call ahead of time for reservations to ensure your desired night and time.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

To get here we crossed a pretty scary neighborhood. Arriving at the restaurant this feeling disappears. Fun place, nice pub like bar with a candle light restaurant to the side. My wife had the ravioli special and I stuck to the strip steak special. Both were very good but huge. Excellent salad to start. Limited wine list (one not great... More 

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Buffalo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Left Bank is one of my favorites! I've taken friends, family and clients and never disappointed. The service and food is always excellent. Sunday brunch is not to miss. Highly recommended for a girls night, romantic dinner for two or a casual Sunday brunch. Not to miss!

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Fairfax Station, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Great little place for small or large groups. Sharing small plates and focaccia offerings is the way to go. So many varieties each with distinction. Good wine/bar selection. Staff is friendly and helpful with suggestions. Parking available. Good for celebrations.

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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: Bar scene, Special occasions, 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?