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“Always worth the trip, and be ready to wait for the meal.”

Left Bank Santana Row
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Ranked #12 of 2,462 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $15 - $60
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Cross Street: Stevens Creek
Description: Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in San Jose's vibrant Santana Row, a place to see and be seen. Open since 2003, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris, where diners feast upon classic French cuisine in a charming brasserie setting along the boulevard, where people watching is at its best. Inside, the wonderful energy of an authentic French brasserie is in the air. The large, casual elegant main dining room offers everything from a family table of 20, to a quiet, romantic table for two. Our Happy Hour is the perfect time to join us for a bite and libation while on the patio or at the bar. The open exhibition kitchen provides onlookers a window into the magic our chefs create. Whether simply sipping a pastis or enjoying a full meal, diners capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris.
Reviewed August 1, 2016

A coworker of mine asked for a nice, low-key, and delicious meal after flying into SFO and Left Bank was the first thing that came to mind. Left Bank is always on my list of places to hit when I fly into town for many reasons, chiefly, the quality of meal, the experience, and the al fresco dining. Four people came together for a late dinner at about 9, ordered a bottle of Bordeaux, our meal, and closed the restaurant down.

We were *never* rushed, never asked to leave, and left about 15 minutes after closing as the last table. We left a great tip, and as always, confiscated the cork of the fine bottle of wine we enjoyed. I'll always be back, despite the hour long drive from SFO.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 29, 2016

Loved the Santana Row area, especially the pedestrianised a section. Chose The Left Bank restaurant. This has to be the best meal we both ate. Attentive discreet service, salad was heavenly as was my salmon. Finished with profiteroles, which were divine. Would just say need to consider the vegetarian, but would highly recommend for a smart casual evening. Have had French food on many occasions when visited France and this would compare very well indeed. French speaking staff, added to the ambience.
I would love to return here, if we visit this way. Thank you to the staff and kitchen staff for a very pleasant evening.

Date of visit: July 2016
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Reviewed July 28, 2016 via mobile

Plenty of great shopping along with great resturaunts. Parking is a bit scarce unless you don't mind walking to the strip. Shaded by trees,Stores like Gucci and Juicy and food like Fogo de Choa and Pinkberry. Be sure to dress well and proper or you will stick out. Upscale and Classy.

Date of visit: July 2016
Thank Krista D
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Reviewed July 28, 2016

Santana Row: Indulge in a world-class mix of brands, cutting-edge boutiques & culinary craft. Left Bank: as well as spacious dining areas, an open kitchen with French rotisserie, and a bustling bar. Left Bank is open daily for lunch and dinner.

Date of visit: September 2015
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Thank Lady S
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

I enjoy having some bites and cocktails on the sidewalk and watching the Santa Row traffic. Happy hour is also offered in the lounge - 3:30 to 6 and 9 to close. I like the wine selections, which usually has something bubbly. The truffle fries are very good!

Date of visit: August 2015
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