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The Left Bank

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Fri, 7/19
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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2019 Winner
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Menu

Select one item from each course below with our house salad being your second course.
If you would like to add a glass of red or white wine, the menu price is 52
HORS D’OEUVRE - CHOOSE ONE​
16.00
Beignets De Cuisses De Grenouilles
Semi de-boned frog legs stuffed with garlic, herbs & cream cheese, dipped in a lightly spicy batter and served with a homemade cocktail sauce
18.00
Le Tartare De Boeuf Coupe Au Couteau
Hand diced and chopped raw tenderloin filet, seasoned with onion, caper, cornichons, parsley, fresh anchovies, egg yolk, tabasco and worcestershire sauce and a parmesan gallette – spiciness to order
16.00
Calamars Sautés à L’Echalote
Fresh calamari sautéed with shallots & herbs served in a balsamic vinaigrette (gf)
19.00
Paté De Canard Au Cognac
Duck liver mousse flambéed with cognac topped with aspic served cold with cornichons and grilled bread
12.00
Soupe Du Jour
Chefs soup of the day
ENTREES - CHOOSE ONE​
34.00
Magret De Canard Au Poivre Vert
Filet of duck breast served with a green peppercorn sauce gf)
32.00
Ravioli De Crevettes Gratinees
Homemade​ ravioli stuffed with shrimp, spinach, arugula & oven-dried tomatoes, served in a creamy gratinée sauce
30.00
Le Filet De Moruette a La Nicoise
Fresh baked cod, served with garden fresh tomatoes, basil and olive oil
31.00
Côte De Porc Bordelaise
Grilled pork chop, served with bordelaise sauce (gf)
36.00
Le Filet De Boeuf en Croûte
Beef wellington, wrapped in a puff pastry with caramelized onions
DESSERTS - CHOOSE ONE​
Mousse Aux Fraises
Strawberry mousse with chocolate sauce
Tarte Au Chocolat Et Framboises
Chocolate and raspberry tart served with berry coulis
Crumble Aux Peches
Peach cobbler topped with vanilla ice cream
Les Glaces Et Sorbets De La Maison
Daily selections of homemade ice creams and sorbet
LE MENU DE LA MAISON​
12.00
Soupe a L’Oignon Gratinee
French onion soup (v)
16.00
Bisque De Homard
Lobster bisque
14.00
Soupe De Tomates en Surprise
Fresh tomato soup topped with a puff pastry (v) (gf)
16.00
Escargots a La Bourguignonne
Escargots, baked in their shell with butter, garlic & parsley (gf)
26.00
Foie Gras De Canard Poele
Pan​ seared fresh duck liver, served with apricot confit
16.00
Coeur D’Artichaud, L’Avocat Et Le Coeur De Palmier Au Coulis De Tomates
Sliced artichoke heart, avocado and hearts of palm with a coulis of tomato (v) (gf)
18.00
Saumon Cru a La Ciboulette
Thinly sliced raw salmon with lime juice, green peppercorns and chives (gf)
26.00
Terrine De Foie Gras De Canard
Fresh homemade duck liver pate seasoned with sauternes
SALADES​
All of our entrees include our complimentary house salad and dijon vinaigrette dressing.
If you would like to substitute the house salad with one below the price will be 8
14.00
Salade D’Epinards Aux Framboises Et Fromage De Chevre
Fresh baby spinach leaves, tossed in a raspberry vinaigrette dressing, topped with marinated goat cheese, served with bacon crumbles on the side (v) (gf)
14.00
Salade D’Endives Aux Pommes
Belgium endives, apples, spicy candied pecans tossed in balsamic vinaigrette (v) (gf)
ENTREES​
42.00
Bouillabaisse De Crustaces Au Fenouil
Fresh lobster, shrimp, scallops and mussels served in a lobster broth with fresh fennel, garlic croutons and rouille (gf)
40.00
Vol Au Vent De Homard Et Crevettes Sauce Homardine
Thin puff pastry shell, lined with spinach and filled with fresh lobster and shrimp, served with a creamy saffron sauce
29.00
Truite Sautée Aux Capres, Tomates Et Fines Herbes
Fresh boneless trout sauteed with olive oil, capers, caper berries, tomatoes and fine herbs (gf)
34.00
Saumon Frais Grille, Sauce Bearnaise
Fresh grilled salmon, served with bearnaise sauce on the side (gf)
39.00
Steak Au Poivre Blanc
Beef filet, rolled in crushed white peppercorns with a cognac cream sauce (gf)
49.00
Côte De Veau Aux Asperges
Sautéed, milk-fed veal chop, served with a demi-glaze and asparagus (gf) or rossini, which is the same dish but topped with a slice of hot foie gras
56.00
Cote De Veau Rossini
Sautéed, milk-fed veal chop, served with a demi-glaze and asparagus (gf) or rossini, which is the same dish but topped with a slice of hot foie gras
Market
Carre D’Agneau Roti a Ma Façon (for Two)
Rack of colorado lamb, brushed with dijon mustard, rolled in bread crumbs provencal
LES DESSERTS​
14.00
Tarte Chaude Aux Peches
Fresh peach fruit tart, served warm with our homemade vanilla ice cream
14.00
Crepes Suzette
Two crepes stuffed with orange caramel sauce and flambeed tableside
14 per person
Souffle Au Chocolat, Sauce Vanille (Minimum 4 Persons)
Valrhona​ chocolate souffle served with a vanilla creme anglaise
11.00
Iles Flotante
Poached meringue served on a bed of creme anglaise, topped with caramelized sugar
11.00
Creme Brulee
French vanilla custard topped with torch blown caramelized sugar
11.00
Gateau Au Chocolat
Chocolate brownie cake topped with our home made vanilla ice cream
11.00
Cheescake Au Citron
Lemon cheesecake served with raspberry coulis
11.00
Les Fruits Frais
Seasonal fresh fruits served in a glass with either whipped cream or cream and natural sugar
11.00
Les Glaces Maison
Homemade​ ice creams & sorbets served with your choice of raspberry coulis, valrhona chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, baked meringues and fresh fruits. Please ask your server for our current flavors
Serves one 15.00
Serves two 25.00
L’Assiette De Fromages
Assortment of fine French cheeses served with crackers and bread.
LES COCKTAILS​
19.00
Kir Royale
Henriot blancs de blancs champagne with a dash of creme de cassis de bourgogne
19.00
French Kiss
Henriot blancs de blancs champagne and cognac, with cube of raw cane sugar and lemon
19.00
Bisous Bisous
Henriot blancs de blancs champagne and gran marnier, with a sugared orange slice
14.00
Tour D’Eiffel Martini
Tangueray rangpur gin, crushed fresh limes & a dash of cointreau
14.00
French Connection Martini
Absolute raspberry vodka with crème de cassis and a splash of pineapple juice
14.00
Brin D’Amour Martini
Imperia vodka, with cranberry juice & pama pomegranate liquor
14.00
Pomme D’Amour Martini
Ketel one vodka with juice from fresh granny smith apples & lime juice
14.00
Rive Gauche Martini
Special grey goose martini with roquefort stuffed olive and caper berry
About
Left Bank Restaurant is a fine-dining staple bringing authentic French cuisine to the heart of Vail Village. Come dine in style!
PRICE RANGE
$31 - $80
Special Diets
Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Dinner
CUISINES
French, European
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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....More

Date of visit: July 2019
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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...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...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

Reviewed March 19, 2019

Although French cuisine has dropped in popularity, and the this restaurant has undergone some management changes, the Left Bank still maintains its great reputation and serves a fantastic fois.gras.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank donald z
Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2019

Thanks for the support, Donald. Glad to hear you enjoy our French cuisine as well as our atmosphere so much. We'll always be here to offer a nice getaway. -Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed February 21, 2019 via mobile

I loved the European charm of the old left back.. walking in I was shocked by the Miami vice atmospher. On top of that the arrogant un friendly wait staff and mediocre food for extremely high NYC prices! A bad experience and far better places...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank elainevedette
Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded February 25, 2019

I'm sorry to hear if our interaction came off that way, Elaine. I would never belittle anyone or look down on anyone. Everyone is welcome in our restaurant, and we'd love to let them in with open arms. We understand not everyone's going to be...More

Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

It seems every year we come to Vail we end up spending our Valentines Day at the Left Bank for Classic French dining in Vail Village. My wife is gluten free and they can easily accommodate her needs and even have gluten free bread for...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2019

Thanks for the recommendation, Bill! glad to hear you enjoyed your Valentine's Day dinner with us -- we'd love to keep that tradition going. I hope you'll be back to see us before then. -Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

We chose this restaurant for my daughters 16th birthday dinner while in Vail to ski and were glad did. Nice dining room with good lighting and an upscale special occasion feel and nice buzz but not too loud. The service was excellent and friendly. Only...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded February 23, 2019

Thanks for joining us for your daughter's birthday! Glad to hear you enjoyed our atmosphere as well as our food so much. Looking forward to having you back for another souffle. -Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed January 31, 2019

I had no complaints about a cocktail, onion soup and oysters. My wife however did not enjoy their homemade pasta and her burratta was served slightly too cold (should be at room temp). I would return but she would not. Looks like I won't be...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded February 4, 2019

Thanks for your support, Neil! Glad to hear you enjoyed your meal. If there was anything wrong with your wife's meal, you should have let us know -- we would have fixed things as best as we could. Hope to see you back in the...More

Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

I have wanted to try the Left Bank for years, but for one reason or another we never seem to make it work. This year we made it work and had a memorable dinner. It started with the wine, we had two magnums of an...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2019

Thanks for finally making the trip to see us! Glad to hear it was well worth the wait. We'll always be sure to have plenty of wine and food for you, so I hope you'll be back next time. -Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

We have owned a condo across the street from this restaurant for 2 years and have been coming to Vail for 20 years and never stepped foot in here until tonight. Perhaps because of its location it is hard to find from walking around (it’s...More

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

It's never too late for your first visit. We can't wait to have you back! Sending you our 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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