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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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5:00 pm - 11:00 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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 232
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 14
    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
Consistently awesome!

Always a pleasure, never disappointing. Haven't been to brunch, but will get there soon. Great atmosphere and menu. Highly recommend this spot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
kandofrank
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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Seattle, Washington
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

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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Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Always a pleasure, never disappointing. Haven't been to brunch, but will get there soon. Great atmosphere and menu. Highly recommend this spot.

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western NY
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

If you remember to make reservations way ahead, you'll never be disappointed here! The food is always great, the service is perfect and the restaurant is quaint although a bi noisy. The carrot pappardelle with seafood is my favorite. But last night I wanted something "light" so I started with a salad and then had my second favorite, the tilapia... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We dined at The Left Bank on college graduation Sunday so it was absolutely mobbed in the restaurant. What impressed us was that even though the staff was bombed by people they treated you with grace and professionalism in a timely manner, given the crush of people. This restaurant runs like well oiled machine. It has experienced wait staff who... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Outstanding service and food. Reservations are needed for dinner. Wonderful and quaint atmosphere. Feels like you are in New York City!

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Endwell, New York
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78 reviews 78 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We enjoyed an excellent meal on a busy Monday night at Left Bank. Be sure to have reservations. The vibe inside is casual chic with warm woods and low lighting. Maddy, our server, provided friendly and professional service. The three of us started the meal with Margherita Focaccia (plum tomatoes, fresh milk mozzarella and basil with a whole roasted garlic)... More 

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Canada
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119 reviews 119 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times and have never been disappointed. We really enjoy the whole experience. The atmosphere is kind of casual chic, the staff are wonderful and the food....well all I can say is we've tried many of the dishes and have loved them all. You can't go wrong - the food is really great and... More 

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Buffalo NY
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115 reviews 115 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Splendid stuff here. A little hard to get to maybe but well worth listening to the GPS. We threw a party of twelve at them and they excelled. Service was spot-on and food excellent. I heard nothing but twelve raves re the food for the evening. Specials for the evening were many and the gang loved them. Regular menu is... More 

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Ridgeway, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Fantastic meal!! Fresh daily ravioli huge serving and a different filling daily. Simply to die for!!! Price was very reasonable... Serve was very good. Very busy would suggest making a reservation if possible. We did get it in without a reservation but there was just two of us.

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Skaneateles, New York
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79 reviews 79 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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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: 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?