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Left Bank - Larkspur

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507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328 (Ward St.)
+1 415-927-3331
11:30 - 10:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon 11:30 - 10:00
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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San Francisco, California
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well, we had a Gift Certificate here, so we ventured out for the night. I used to be the guy who used his expense account and just ordered flippantly the steak and some wine... Well, now, I'm a little different. Older, Wiser... maybe more stringent with the budget. We don't drink. maybe one glass of wine that we share. But... More 

Thank sinatrajr74
Mill Valley, California
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64 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

A bright sunny day and fresh oysters for lunch. How Parisienne is that! The Left Bank has a truly French vibe reminiscent of Paris ten years ago when it was a softer, more pleasant destination. It being oyster festival season we started with oysters - hot and cold. Delicious. The menu is large and innovative but still featuring firm favorites... More 

Thank RFW1943
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

Dependable, reasonably priced restaurant for faithful locals. Menu of classic French bistro fare (steak frites, French onion soup) enlivened with occasional specials (oyster and wine pairings). Good wine list, if a bit expensive.

Thank William B
Woodacre, California
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54 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I had the Steak Frittes and a salad Verte. We had the combination of foie Gras and cheese for appetizer which was outstanding and ended with 4 desserts that we all shared. we agreed the creme Brulee was the best. The steak was fair, a bit chewy, the salad was simple butter lettuce with dressing. One of us had the... More 

Thank rebeccamZ6235EI
Warren, New Jersey
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232 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch at Left Bank. Had a salmon on pastry pie with Creme Fresh and Rainbow Trout dish. Excellent service and excellent food

Thank Andrew K
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79 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a lite late lunch with friends. Ordered salad and French onion soup on this chilly day. Perfect. Will return soon to try the chicken as well as croque madame. Our only disappointments were that they had already taken down the Christmas tree (a friend had told us how festive the restaurant was). Seemed too soon after Christmas for them... More 

Thank Debbie G
Mill Valley, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Why have my wife and I eaten here at least 40 times over the years? 1) The food is solid, more or less Euro bistro style, with a range of entrees covering French influenced homey themes like chicken stew, roast duck, always fresh and good Salade Nicoise, also very good French style soups, refreshingly not over-salted.2) but also with outstanding... More 

1 Thank Arthur B
1 review
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Their fixed price Thanksgiving Dinner was way over priced and food was marginal at best. There were three of us and we each ordered a different entree in order to try the three offerings and we were all disappointed. Dessert was a pumpkin pie that looked and tasted like it may have been frozen. Our reservation was late in the... More 

Thank Bill T
San Francisco
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have eaten at the Left Bank on countless occasions over the past 15 or so years. It is one of the few places in Marin that always has steak tartare and many other French standards on the menu. The staff is always friendly and the bartenders always fun to chat with. Over time, there have been some changes to... More 

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Petaluma, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I ordered filet of sole, served on top of shredded brussels sprouts and topped with lemon butter sauce. Generous (I took 1/3 home for next day's dinner) and absolutely delicious. One of my tablemates had the butternut squash ravioli and was disappointed, but she enjoyed her beet salad. Service was very attentive but I felt rushed, as though they were... More 


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
French, European, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328
    (Ward St.)
  • Public Transportation: Golden Gate Transit across the street. 5 minute cab ride from the Larskpur Ferry Terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Larkspur
  • Phone Number: +1 415-927-3331
Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in the historic Blue Rock Inn in charming downtown Larkspur. Built in 1895 during the railroad era, The Blue Rock Inn was a popular weekend destination for San Franciscans to come dance and picnic under the stars. Open since 1994, Left Bank continues to be a destination for folks from all over the Bay Area to enjoy a casual snack on the sunny terrace, a glass of wine or hand crafted cocktail at the lively bar, or an elegant dining experience near the fireplace. At Left Bank, you are sure to capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris. Nineteen years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Marcon offers an often changing, French brasserie menu of hearty, rustic, and authentic dishes featuring a diverse selection of natural meats, sustainable seafood, fresh local vegetables, salads and sumptuous desserts.

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