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The Left Bank

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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4582 (International Bridge)
+1 970-476-3696
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Mon - Sat 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Vail, Colorado
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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 

Dallas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

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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 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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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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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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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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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

This is one of the top restaurants in Vail we tried, if not the best. The menu combines classic french cuisine with some modern twists. Everything is made on site - pasta is fresh, ice cream is homemade etc. The service is sophisticated but friendly. The bar area was very fun before dinner. Make sure you order one of the... More 

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

What a great choice with the Sole -- that's definitely a favorite around here! I'm so glad you loved every part of your meal here, and I hope you'll stop in and see us again next season! All my best, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

London, Ontario
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

On our evening stroll we stopped to check the menu. We were surprised to learn that the end of the ski season heralded some nice discounts on the dishes in the menu. We ordered French onion soup and spinach salad and dessert. Parisian quality dishes, the pear tart pastry crust was flaky and buttery. We will return when the season... More 

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

Excellent choices, Leslie! We're excited to see that you loved the dishes you ordered, and we can't wait to see you again next season! Cheers, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

I wrote a review past January and still consider it my favorite Restaurant in Vail. This time I had Rack of Lamb, excellent. Their wine list is excellent.

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Thank Antje43
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks again for the kind words -- it's always so great to hear from you! Hope to see you next season! Best, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Vail, Colorado
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38 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I liked it, but I didn't love it. To be fair, everyone else I was with raved about it, so mine is just one opinion. I tend to like simple food, simply prepared. I thought the whole thing was a bit pretentious for what seemed to me to be average food. The fish is better at Montauk, the French food... More 

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Thank RJ1340
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

You should be wowed here, and I'm disappointed to see that we didn't quite get that for you. We're proud of our traditional French recipes and atmosphere here, but I'm sorry if it wasn't quite what you were looking for. I appreciate the feedback, and I'll be sure to keep it in mind moving forward! All my best, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Denver, Colorado
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310 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016 via mobile

Decor wise without question Vail's most beautiful restaurant -- New owners came along a few years ago -- they kept the bad attitude too often displayed by the former owners but none of their culinary talent -- expensive and mediocre

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

While it's great to see you love the atmosphere here, I'm disappointed to see that the food wasn't quite up to par. I appreciate hearing feedback like this, and I'd really love to hear some more details. Feel free to contact me so we can really nail it for you next time around. Best, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $80
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4582
    (International Bridge)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-3696
Description
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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