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The Left Bank

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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544 (International Bridge)
+1 970-476-3696
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Englewood, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

The Left Bank is my favorite restaurant in Vail. Weeks before we left for Vail my daughter made a reservation for us to celebrate my birthday. No disappointment here. Our cocktails were perfect. We chose the house salad-so there would be plenty of room for our main course. Salads for us were just the right size. For our main dishes,... More 

Thank dej15
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

It means a lot to me that you had such a wonderful birthday dinner. I'm pleased you enjoyed the filet and you got to try your daughter's salmon as well. Hearing that your special evening was made more special by our cocktails and food is one of the highest compliments we could receive. Thanks so much for making us a... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Old restaurant updated with Kimberly and Jean-Michel at the helm. Great ambiance in bar and Restauant areas overlooking Gore Creek in Vail village. We started with perfect martinis at the bar and continued to dinner at the window We had amazing pan seared foie gras to start. Then a lovely house salad came with entree. I had the Vol du... More 

Thank Carolyn C
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

It's awesome that you started at the bar and then stayed for dinner, Carolyn. It sounds like you had a really full experience and were able to try a lot of things. Thanks for the wonderful compliments on our menu, and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Until next time, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Our hotel recommended this spot as newly renovated and it is beautiful. The service and food were first class and we enjoyed the evening.

Thank 105johelm
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm so glad your meal with us was first class! It's great hearing that you had a wonderful evening, and I'm delighted that you tried us out while you were in town. I hope you come visit us again the next time you're in Vail. All the best, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Denver, Colorado
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65 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

The Left Bank is a well known and established restaurant in Vail, Colorado operating for many years. We have come for dinner over the years while skiing here or visiting during summers. Always a special place with great good and fine service. I would say that its on the expensive side so be aware when making reservations. We had escargot... More 

Thank Matt K
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm so grateful that we have earned your loyalty over the years, Matt. It's outstanding to hear that we're one of the spots you visit while you're in town. Thank you for leaving such a detailed and thorough review and for sharing your recommendations with anyone who might come in. I very much look forward to you next visit. Sincerely,... More 

Vail, Colorado
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I prefer sitting at the bar and suggest you do the same unless you are trying to impress a lovely woman. Paul is a rock star.

Thank Vail183
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm pleased that Paul gave you such a great experience! I'm glad you found the restaurant to be such an impressive place, and I really hope you come back to see us again soon. All the best, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Vail, Colorado
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

A Vail classic since 1970, the cuisine of this excellent French restaurant is one of the few things that hasn't changed in the Village. Newly freshened dining room and cocktail lounge with windows overlooking Gore Creek. The chef is old-school French and the wait staff is helpful without being intrusive. A wonderfully relaxing place to end a day in Vail.

Thank vaildiver
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

This means a lot -- thank you for the kind words. We love hearing from fans like you, and I hope you make it in again soon -- don't be a stranger around here! Cheers, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Leawood, Kansas
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2016

We had dinner at the Left Bank. The decor is very elegant and the food excellent. The presentation and artistry of the chef was outstanding. Good service but not a budget establishment.

1 Thank DouglasNiedt
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by for dinner, Douglas -- it was a pleasure to have you! I hope to welcome you back sooner than later for another five-star dining experience. Warmest regards, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Summer truffles on pasta and foie gras with mixed berry compote for appetizers. Then Bouillabaisse for the entree - wow. They even told us how to make the truffle pasta. Wonderful and often overlooked in Vail Valley.

1 Thank Jeff W
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Sounds perfect, Jeff -- thanks for the kind words! We love seeing reviews like this, and I hope we get another shot to impress you sometime soon. Best, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

My husband had heard of this restaurant for many years so we made the effort to dine here during our stay in Vail. It turned out to be one of those rare and special dining experiences, a perfect melding of attentive service and extraordinary cuisine.. My husband started out with the foie gras appetizer while I had the French onion... More 

Thank Becky N
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Well, I'm thrilled you and your husband stopped in, Becky. You both picked some amazing appetizers, entrées, and desserts -- I'm thrilled they al hit the spot. I'd love to see you back soon, so keep in touch! Cheers, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Just opening for the season but ready for business. Lamb was great as was fish. Vegetarian crepe was so-so. Service was great.

Thank texasfoodie2016
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed a tasty meal with us, being a foodie and all! Come back for more great service and some tasty lamb soon! -Jean-Michel, Owners More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $80
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
    (International Bridge)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-3696
Recently remodeled after 44 years, Left Bank has been a place to wine and dine for discerning locals and visitors from around the world since 1970. Specializing in a very traditional French menu with a modern twist, Left Bank brings you a true fine dining experience in an exquisitely classic way. We have cultivated relationships in France and California over the past 44 years in order to bring you selections of the rarest wines available, impeccably stored and aged for your drinking pleasure. With Jean-Michel Chelain as your Chef - it is my pleasure to consistently use only the freshest ingredients of the finest quality and prepare everything from scratch. Our menu features specials such as Gigolette d'Agneau and Bouillabaisse de Crustaces au Fenouil to offer a truly remarkable culinary dream giving your taste buds a treat. Come see what Left Bank has to offer where you don't just come to eat, you come to dine.

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