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Left Bank

635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502
+1 650-473-6543
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good46%
  • Average25%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“fondue” (7 reviews)
“mussels” (10 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been enjoying this restaurant for many years now. Every visit has been just superb. I had dinner with some friends on Saturday and the whole affair was delightful! From the service, the atmosphere, the wine and food excellent! My friends were very impressed...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Jose Luis G
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here tonight with another couple. I ordered the Bouillabaisse and it was a joke! And for $32. I received a bowl with 3 medium size shrimp, 4mussels and about a 4 oz piece of white fish with a tiny puddle of orange...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank HarrietRenee
Reviewed November 12, 2018

For their 25th Anniversary in Menlo Park, Left Bank held a Bastille Day celebration and donated all summer long to local causes. Although it has multiple locations, LB doesn't feel like a chain. The fondue is unusual in that it contains brie, bleu, and goat...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 763amy
Reviewed October 22, 2018

Had a great lunch at Left Bank. The food selection was good and I had the lamb sandwich. Service was prompt and the wine selection was good. Would definitely go back.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Marc B
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Very pleasant lunch, can recommend the Ahi Tuna - great backroom for large groups. Large wine selection.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank travel7792
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Unassuming little bistro which was a great find during a recent visit to Menlo Park. The beef tartare was excellent. All dishes were pleasing and the staff friendly and delivered good service. Well put-together wine list

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank BFO1964
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

2 french bistros in downtown Menlo Park. Similar menus. Both good. However Left Bank is much larger inside and out. Great ambience. French onion soup is amazing as is the overall menu. Good service. Enjoyed outdoor patio. Indoor ambience is authentic.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank steveny174
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Prices and service reasonable. No more expensive than going to Draegers and getting some of their ready made hot food or salads!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Wbit
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

We reserved the upstairs private room for my daughter's graduation luncheon. Room easily accommodated 20 people. Nice menu choices, great staff.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 26loretta2015
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

Nice location, good inside arrangement, a French bistro feeling, food is good. Nice people serving. A casual place to go from time to time.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Belot_Family
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502 (Formerly Left Bank - Menlo Park)
  • Public Transportation: The Caltrans stops only two blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-473-6543
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Left Bank is an authentic French brasserie celebrating Mediterranean Cuisine. Located in Menlo Park's charming downtown, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris. Open since 1998 and completely re-modeled in 2008, Left Bank offers a casual, charming brasserie setting where diners feast upon classic southern French cuisine. Our outdoor sidewalk cafe seating evokes a lively European atmosphere and is the perfect place for just an appetizer and beer or a 3-course meal with a beautiful bottle of wine. Whether it's at our sidewalk table, the gorgeous glass-walled bar, or in the casually elegant main dining room, you'll enjoy a fun & french experience. Thirteen years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Chef de Cuisine Steven Catalano offers an always changing menu focused on Southern French Cuisine.
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