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511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213-2317
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Ranked #3 of 919 Restaurants in Buffalo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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
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English first
Buffalo, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Left Bank is a very nice relaxing atmosphere. From the bartender to the hostess and waitress everyone was accomodating and very friendly. We went with a larger group and had a great time.

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Syracuse, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We were going to a show in Buffalo, and a friend that lives in Buffalo recommended this restaurant, The prices were extremely reasonable, and the atmosphere was perfect. Our dinners were excellent. The service was also excellent, our server was so informative and immediately asked if we were going to a show.

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Northern CA
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104 reviews 104 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
165 helpful votes 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Shared a brunch with about 9 members over the holidays. This is a very loud restaurant where any any noisy group results in vibrations off the brick wall. The food was interesting and somewhat varied. My Cobb salad with smoked salad had three very thick pieces of smoked salmon. It was good, not great and I would not order it... More 

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Syracuse, New York, United States
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Went recently to this restaurant on a business trip alone. It was highly recommended by a friend who lives in Buffalo and it did not disappoint. The menu had a great variety of selections but was not overwhelming. The server was friendly and very willing to offer several honest recommendations. In the end, I took 2 of her recommendations and... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I have gone to this location since the early '80's, I do not remember the names but I have seen it go from a bar/restaurant to a more upscale place. It has been a while since I moved off the West Side, the last time friends met my wife and there for brunch and we truly enjoyed the venue.

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Top Contributor
314 reviews 314 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We were very happy when we were able to get reservations at Left Bank for New Year's Eve. We had to take the earliest time slot which was not a problem. Left Bank was one of the only restaurants in the area without a set menu for dinner. They had a large number of selections on a special New Year's... More 

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Ann Arbor
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80 reviews 80 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We have now eaten at Left Bank twice, both times so crowded we ate at the bar, but that's ok. The food is outstanding from appetizers to steaks. We have only raves about their food so far. It is creative yet flavorful and decent portions, and pricing is right for the quality. Now a truly great culinary establishment has serious... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Dined here 2 weeks ago with friends celebrating 2 birthday's. I was referred to this restaurant from a co-worker and friend. And just wow! the food, service and atmosphere far exceeded my expectations. Our server Nancy was knowledgeable about all the dishes.. as we had a hard time choosing just 1 entrée each! Our table of 5 ladies ordered the... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I had the tilapia "stack "which was very surprising, had excellent flavor, the bok choy, bean sprouts and mushrooms were sautéed exquisitely and complimented the tilapia perfectly. also had the house salad before hand which was fresh and tasty a good way to start the meal. Had Ice water throughout meal with a nice glass of Pinot Grigio. A different... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

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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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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