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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
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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
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 222
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Most recent review
One of our Favorites!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
travllingrandma
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Buffalo, New York
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Buffalo, New York
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
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55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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buffalo,ny
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is always wonderful and the service is perfect. And there is a great selection of beers ! A special offering is a plate size ravioli with various fantastic fillings.

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Buffalo, NY
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The Left Bank is an old firehouse revamped. There is also an outside patio. First, there is a wide variety of appetizers and entrees, all at reasonable prices, considering the quality. Second, wine prices are VERY reasonable by the bottle. Last, there is ample free parking adjacent to the property.

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Upstate NY
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On a recent visit to Left Bank we were expecting a "WOW"...after all you have to wait forever for a reservation. While the food was good it just seemed as if something was missing. No one in our party of six raved and at least two were disappointed. It may have been a bad night but none of us will... More 

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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

This wonderful spot is a no brainer. Consistently a winner. You simply cannot go wrong. Be it a night at the theatre, a special occasion, or, "just because", Left Bank never fails to deliver a fabulous experience. A casual elegance combined with a buzz and vibe create an experience that equals any I have experienced anywhere in the world. For... 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?