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Left Bank

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511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213-2317
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Buffalo, New York
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a reason why it's a challenge to get into Left Bank - it's because the food is always amazing, as is the service and the atmosphere! Summer is nice because there is a great patio that you don't need a reservation for! My husband and I go there to celebrate lots of great events and it's also perfect... More 

Thank Erin J
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been to Left Bank before, but as usual the offerings were plentiful and seasonal. The service is wonderful without being intrusive. Our meals came as ordered and were delicious. When the wait staff knew of our special occasion, the dessert was personalized. We have always left satisfied, talking about when we can get back again.

Thank BuffaloJoAnn
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73 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Left Bank is a good restaurant, but could be even better. The bread here was served with a tomato/oil dipping sauce, which was pleasant, but would have been much better if served at room temperature, not ice cold. It would also be nice to have a choice. Why not serve the dipping sauce along with a small pot of... More 

Thank Nell55
Phoenix, Arizona
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131 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Although Left Bank is likely known for their wine list, they had a good selection of craft beer. The salmon was cooked perfectly and was a rather large portion. My peers really enjoyed the homemade ravioli that was about the size of a football.The restaurant is really cool, like something from the 20s.

Thank jclb517
Columbus, Ohio
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The experience is awesome. We had a reservation as this is a very popular restaurant. We had a beverage at the bar and then moved to the dining room. The service was very quick and efficient. Kacey was very nice and friendly while assisting our waitress. The food was excellent. I had the sirloin tips and my wife had the... More 

Thank Hoyter65
Buffalo, New York
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We've been going to the Left Bank for many years and the food is always great. This time was no exception. We sat in the upper tier on Saturday September 17th around 5:30 p.m.Their sirloin tips and cheese fondue were excellent. The scallops were very good too, but therein lies the gripe. We thought we had ordered the scallops from... More 

Thank buffal0paul
Buffalo, New York
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been in Buffalo for nearly 3 year and just finally made my way to Left Bank. I know of the place but the crowd is always so busy that even calling the week of I can never get reservation for Thursday or Friday evening. And no I don't want to eat at 9:30pm. LOL anyhow I manage to call well... More 

Thank Chan S
Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Left Bank is a bit of a two headed monster, but in the best of ways. The bar is welcoming and friendly. It's a great place to meet a few friends for a casual drink or to gather a large group to celebrate a birthday or other special event. It can be boisterous and filled wall to wall with people... More 

Thank JLW_Buffalo
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We live across the street so we go from time to time. The food is very good, but rarely do you find anything very exciting or inventive on the menu. For the price, I usually expect a little more creativity, but maybe this is just Buffalo. People here seem happy to pay a lot of money for consistency rather than... More 

Thank Chaya143
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

I was disappointed in the entire experience. Service was ok, food was ok but no up selling did not make you feel special.

Thank Nina C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
Italian, American, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213-2317
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: 716-882-3509

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