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0.0 miles from Vail Mountain Resort
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Left Bank Restaurant serves traditional French cuisine with a modern twist in the heart of Vail Village. Using the freshest ingredients of the finest quality, chef Jean-Michel Chelain prepares every dish from scratch. Think classics like Gigolette d’Agneau and Bouillabaisse de Crustacés au Fenouil. Each item is carefully prepared and beautifully presented to offer a culinary experience unlike any other. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you not just to eat, but to dine.
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $80
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed September 29, 2020 via mobile

Fire the manager ! After having dinner at left bank for so many years, and big expensive dinners, I have to say that the personnel and specially the manager , has the worst terrible treat with the clients, he’s rude , abuses with the típs...and the most important part and thank to trip advisor I can express myself , it’s he’s a racist!!!!! I’m never coming back while you have that manager .!!More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded October 8, 2020

We never want a guest to feel unwelcome, Jaboumrad, so we're sorry to read you had a negative experience with our manager. We would be happy to discuss it with you if you have more details, and we hope you give us another chance to...More

Reviewed August 20, 2020

I’ve never had French food that was totally tasteless. I think they make the French onion soup with Campbell’s soup in a can. For the entree I had beef wellington that was probably cooked in a microwave. For dessert we had a chocolate soufflé which...tasted like chocolate scrambled eggs. No texture, no flavor. The good news is with all the terrible food you get terrible service from a burnt out snowboarder/ surfer. “Everything epic dudes?” Yeah, no it isn’t and please learn some manners. Stay far away from this place in Vail. There are far far better places. Truly mediocre and disappointing.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2020

Every item on our menu is made from scratch, so we're sorry to read our authentic French cuisine left you wanting more. Our staff works hard to treat every guest with care, so we apologize for falling short during your visit. We hope you give...More

Reviewed August 5, 2020

Very rude manager. Absolutely unacceptable attitude We just set down for dinner and he came to remind us that we need to get out by 7:30. My teenage kids were shocked. We travel a lot and like to dine out , never had this kind...of treatment. Asked him to take our family photo (was my husband birthday) he refused it ,he said because of Covid he can not touch our phone , but on other hand , he was cleaning our plates, picking up our forks and knives after we used them. Also the wine glasses , which he was Ok by touching. No logic what so ever , actually pretty dump!!! Food was Ok , but nothing to Wow My duck was undercooked , too salty and no flavor. Steak was Ok They did give a complimentary desert to my husband for his birthday, but it felt so unwelcome , just throw it on the table. They cleaned our plates so fast , without even asking if we want something else , just brought the bill , we felt that we were so pushed out. Conclusion : you don’t want to spent 500$ and feel unwelcome, especially when you are there for special occasion. Will not recommend this place to any of my friends.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2020

We work hard to provide the best service, so we're sorry to read you felt unwelcome while in our restaurant. We do have certain protocols in place for our staff's safety, and we hope that wasn't too much of an inconvenience. We hope you find...More

Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

You shoud fire andy,,, he dosent know how to treat customers. He is way to arrogant !,,, If you ask for something, he only answers what ever , with no relation with what you ask.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2020

This is disheartening to see. We value and respect all our employees, but it seems like your time with him wasn't the best. We will address this with our entire staff so no one feels this way in the future. Thank you for raising your...More

Reviewed February 28, 2020

This was only our second or third time here, each time was great; and I'm not a fan of French food. Everything was terrific.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed October 19, 2019

Stopped in for a late dinner (8:30pm). Dining room largely deserted so sat at the bar which had only two other couples. Definitely not busy. Dined on escargots, onion soup, duck, trout, and fruit tart for dessert. All was very good except for the onion...soup which was just average. Tasted like it could have come out of a package. Was not rushed; service (Andy C) was just average …. felt a little ignored. Not sure we would return.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded October 21, 2019

Thanks for stopping by, Wade. Usually our dinner rush is in and out by 6-8, so an 8:30 dinner is generally quiet. We hold a high standard of service, so it's disheartening to see we didn't quite meet your expectations. We hope you decide to...More

Reviewed August 23, 2019

Two couples went for dinner. My meal was OK at best. Service was fine. Prices were sky high. The atmosphere is nice, overlooking Gore Creek.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded August 27, 2019

Thank you for stopping by, Jim. Glad you enjoyed our location. We feel our prices adequately justify the quality of our exquisite ingredients. Hope you decide to pay us another visit soon. All the best, Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed July 15, 2019 via mobile

We rushed them as we had a concert to go to. We arrived at 5:30 and didn’t get dessert until 7. Coq Au von was disappointing as it was room temperature, but was tasty. Two people had trout and loved both preparations. Extensive wine list....Beautiful setting. Sold out by 7pmMore

Date of visit: July 2019
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2019

I'm so glad you joined us, and I hope the concert was amazing! I'm sorry the Coq Au Vin was underwhelming for you. I assure you that it not our normal practice to serve dishes at room temperature, but I'm glad to see you still...More

Reviewed April 22, 2019 via mobile

This is a Vail trademark and it keeps its trend. The food is way better than their neighborhood restaurants. This is the right place if you want to have a great foodie night in Vail. We missed the “old regime” (the owner and director, a...french woman that managed the restaurant with efficiency and notorious discipline) because it used to bring better finished plates such as the rack of lamb (it was a piece of art) or the way the customers were served and placed. Also, the restaurant went to a radical decor renovation, I prefer the old one, it had good taste and a pattern of the time in a gratuitous way and class. Now its a little glittered, let’s put it that way. Anyway, The Left Bank still the best restaurant in town, by far. Don’t miss it.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed March 24, 2019

If you get a hankering for authentic French food while hitting the slopes at Vail, this is the place. The duck was excellent, as good as any I had in Paris. We go to Vail yearly. The trip isn’t complete without dinner at The Left...Bank. Make your reservations early unless you want to eat at 10 pm.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2019

Thanks for making us a regular tradition when you visit Vail, Afmuina! You've always got a warm welcome waiting for you here. Best, Jean-Michel, Owner

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No, you do not need to wear jacket and tie but you may see a few guests with them. In winter you actually see guests in ski wear and even shorts in summer. It is not like it used to be. :)
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