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511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213-2317
716-882-3509
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Ranked #3 of 919 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: American, Contemporary, Eclectic, International
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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English first
Buffalo, New York
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

You cannot go wrong at the left back - have been going there since it opened in the 90's and never had a bad meal or bad experience. This is the best restaurant in Buffalo in my humble opinion. The fondue appetizer is a must - comes with tenderloin, mushrooms and veggie.

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW via mobile

If you want the best..go to EBGreens... Drink at left Bank was watered down...food was too sloppy with sauces..we will try again though

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Fonthill, Ont
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Ok...so I cannot remember the last time I had such an all around fab experience at a restaurant. A few friends and I eat here last night. The vibe is fantastic..the food even more fantastic and the service was perfect. When was the last time you went to a restaurant with 5 women and not one person had anything negative... More 

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Middletown, Connecticut
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

Such a hidden gem! Spectacular food and wine choices! The staff were all pleasant, and the rustic vintage touches made dinner so enjoyable!

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New York
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My wife and I go here about 2-3 times a year for the past 12-13 years and we are never disappointed. We keep coming back because we love the food, the atmosphere, and service, and the chef's who make it happen. We usually get the giant ravioli, but have tried other dinners from time to time. Everyone has their favorite... More 

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
704 reviews 704 reviews
335 restaurant reviews
490 helpful votes 490 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

The Left Bank is a great restaurant occupying a beautiful space in one of Buffalo's toniest residential neighborhoods. You enter the restaurant through a large, separate bar area which is a great spot to grab a pre-dinner drink or even have a meal. The restaurant, like the bar, is in a long relatively narrow space with a soaring ceiling. The... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Left Bank has a great atmosphere. I always eat at the bar which has very friendly bartenders. Food is great and something you don't see all the time. Subtle changes to everyday dishes that make the meals better.

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Buffalo, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

The Left Bank is in somewhat of an odd location in that it is located in a residential neighborhood as opposed to a main street. Any difficulty one might have in finding it however is well worth the effort. The place has an "urban vibe" with exposed brick walls and very nice lighting. It is casual but not unsophisticated in... More 

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East Aurora, New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

fantastic atmosphere in a place that manages to be both intimate and fairly large. The bar is separate from the dining area, which is varied with a multi-level layout. Lots of tiny white lights make everyone and everything look good. The menu holds many choices, some in the higher price range, and some very, very reasonable. Since this was a... More 

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Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Enjoyed the meal . This place is always busy that lets you know they have good food and service .i came here twice with two other friends we were celebrating.

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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, Contemporary, Eclectic, International

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