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Left Bank Cafe

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French, Vegetarian, Wine Bar
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36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Mon 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Long Lake
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went there for dinner- wait staff efficient and friendly. Owner, Anne, is delightful. Had the duck which was done to perfection. Ice Cream for dessert was delicious. Nice bread accompanied the assorted spreads for appetizer. House Pinot Noir was excellent. The restaurant is not overly crowded with tables so you seem to have more privacy. A nice find in a... More 

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Rochester, NY
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had lunch here with a friend a few weekends ago. The food was very good, however, the service was excessively slow.

Thank rdina
Kingston, Canada
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

In the area with my husband for the Lake Placid Ironman, and had an Ironman coupon for $25 off at a number of restaurants in the area - one of which happened to be the Left Bank Cafe. we arrived at 8pm, worried that we were too late for a meal (they close at 9pm), but were sat at a... More 

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Great Barrington, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to have dinner here our first night in Saranac Lake based on reviews and the recommendation of our B&B hosts. We sat outside on the deck overlooking the canal/stream. Both the outside seating and inside is spacious and tables far enough apart so you can have an enjoyable conversation. The owner and staff - wonderful, professional, friendly, knowledgeable... More 

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently had a Sunday morning breakfast at Left Bank Cafe featuring French inspired entrees. This cafe is a wonderful presence to this town. Especially enjoyed seating out on deck. You will pay little more but it will be worth it.

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Queens, New York
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We happened to be in the Saranac Lake area this summer around the time of our wedding anniversary. Hubs booked this place for dinner with our kids in tow. The table by the river was lovely, the service warm and the food deliciously solid. The chef/owner is also very warm. They recently opened a coffee/pastry shop next door which was... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were delighted with this small cafe overlooking the river in Downtown Saranac. I had the asparagus and mushroom lasagna which was fantastic. Sitting on the porch overlooking the river was delightful. Highly recommend visiting this small local cafe.

Thank Rosanne R
New Jersey
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146 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed our meal of salads, Arctic char and a shared dessert in this charming bistro however the temperature of all we ingested made our experience less than it could have been. Table water was warm on a hot summer's night; the char entree and accompanying vegetables were lukewarm ; ice cream dessert arrived melting and obviously had not just... More 

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Scotia NY
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us went for Sunday brunch; we were seated in the terrace overlooking the river in the morning sun. Great setting! Our breakfasts were beautifully cooked; the hollandaise sauce on the eggs was perfect and we vowed to return as soon as possible.

1 Thank RamblinMike
Manlius, New York
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were disappointed with dinner at another venue and came to The Left Bank for dessert. A warm greeting from Manager Anne, who remembered us from our first visit. The Left Bank, once again did not disappoint. I watched my husband round his spoon just one more time around his chocolate moose glass, delicieux. If you love fresh berries, a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Vegetarian, Wine Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Special occasions
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: 5183548166
French Cafe/Bistro serving all day. Croissants & espresso, crepes & tartines, soups & salads, French Regional specialties, wine pairings, riverside dining in the summer.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?