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Reviewed March 25, 2020

It was out first visit to York PA for personal business. Since we had a few days to kill, we were able to check out several local restaurants during our stay. We arrived in late afternoon and sat at the bar area. As soon as...we had sat down, we were greeted by one of the bartenders. She was very friendly and welcoming. We later found out she also made absolute to die for delicious cocktails!!!!! We had a great chat with her about the local community and current news. She recommended we try the Flash Fried Calamari. It is quite an interesting dish because I love grilled calamari and think fried calamari killed the flavour and freshness. For Left Banks, they did their Flash Fried Calamari a little bit differently; it is an in between grill and fried. I really enjoyed that dish. It is refreshing and a new perspective of a traditional boring appetizer. We also had Teriyaki Seared Tuna and Scallop & Foie. The Tuna was seared just right. The Scallop and Foie combo melt in your mouth. Since we were too full up with cocktails (yes, you gotta try their cocktails!!), my husband and I shared one entree. We had the Braised Chuck Roast and it was cooked tender and juicy. It did not disappoint. Overall, we really enjoyed the service, the cocktails and the appetizers. We will return this town so we could come back to this restaurant to try more dishes in the future.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed February 27, 2020

We love this place for the food, atmosphere and friendly staff. Each meal there is a whole new experience. The menu is great and everything we have tried rewarded us with flavors and textures that are enjoyable and not over priced.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed February 23, 2020

First time here as I recently moved back to town. I moved from a much bigger city with a great food scene. My friends assured me I would enjoy The Left Bank and they were right. I was told of the calamari by another friend...and he was right - it's so good! And unlike any I've had before. And then we also had the baked oysters - oh my gosh - AMAZING! Our entrees were all delicious and we shared a dessert. Oh and the cocktails were fabulous as well. Thrilled to have such a great restaurant in York and I will definitely be back!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 2, 2019

Small restaurant with very nice selection of unique foods. I enjoyed the meal very much. I was there on a Thursday and it was quiet, neat decor - looked like a library!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019 via mobile

This restaurant takes ordinary dishes and adds its own spin to make it extraordinary. The calamari isn’t served with a standard marinara sauce but with a creamy sauce with banana peppers to add a wonderful zing. The veggies are all fresh and grilled. The crab...cake mostly crab but very little breading. The braised chuck steak which was recommended by the host was excellently cooked meat and veggies. Very Really good service too. Definitely recommend.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

One of the best in York. It has lessened somewhat since a change in ownership several years ago.At a dinner in September we experienced a greatly diminished level of service, which was surprising because restaurant was not very busy. waitress apologized twice for the terrible...delay between courses. Don't mind paying top prices for top food and service. Unfortunately we paid the former and didn't get the later.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

The food at Left Bank is excellent and the atmosphere is great. The staff are courteous and are helpful with advice on the different entrees.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed September 16, 2019

Found on Trip Advisors with high ratings as we passed through York and decided to stop. Became a little worried as there was only one table being served but guess the lunch crowd had passed (and a few came in while there). The lunch was...AWESOME, starting with Baked Brie appetizer and lunch of bacon & fried green tomato burger for me and Parmesan chicken sandwich for my daughter. So glad we took time to stop and enjoy a relaxing lunch with wonderful service and great food!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

The Left Bank has been my favorite restaurant in York for many years. It is an upscale experience where I am willing to try new dishes because I have never had a bad one. I have felt that since the ownership changed it has been...slightly less mind blowing, but it is still very nice. Make a reservation.More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed September 3, 2019

It was a spur of the moment decision to find a restaurant Open on an off night. This place was not only Open but accommodating us with no reservation and rocking some really good food. The drinks were awesome as well, we had cocktails and...then wine for dinner. Chefs suggestions were spot on for the wine pairings. Staff was very friendly and helpful in making it a great spur of the moment dining experience. Would highly recommend. Get a reservation under normal circumstances as they get very busy.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Hello Hazzyb1, we do have a roasted chicken dish and grilled or breaded chicken may be added to our salads as well.
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