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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 good45%
  • Average26%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“steak frites” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502
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Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

In downtown Menlo Park, parking is easy to come by. A traditional setting with very friendly and attentive service , and the appetizers and food were fresh and filling. Wait time for the entrees was under 20 minutes. I visited during the late afternoon midweek;...More

1  Thank jennikayzee
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Marvelous food, prepared as you like it. Of course it is expensive this is in Menlo Park, nuff said.

Thank leroy n
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Our poor waiter. We were on the balcony and there were 15 of us and one of him. He was running back and forth to the bar but did so with a smile. Food was very good, and location was perfect for my group.

Thank ADean75
Reviewed 7 March 2017

I ate here with some friends on a weeknight. The service and the staff were exceptional and we were well cared for. The restaurant was busy but we were able to get a table fairly quickly. One of the party had to leave for an...More

Thank Roger S
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great decoration but to be honest poor menu with only a handful of options for lunch menu. This is an upscale eatery for the locals in Menlo Park so make sure you have a reservation otherwise you will be placed in the bar section at...More

Thank Hellanodikai
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Very nice place & decor. Food & Service were very good. Pairing wines were great. Should try the duck. Multiple cheese options.

Thank Antonio G
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Always great food and drinks. Staff is attentive and a large wine selection. From brunch to lunch to dinner or a holiday meal they are always on point!!

Thank Jennifer N
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to try out their happy hour after some appointments in downtown Menlo Park. It was a Monday late afternoon, lots of room in their bar area for our party of two. Service was punctual and our waiter was very aware of the happy...More

Thank kh57ca
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had a nice lunch. Sat at the bar, service was great. Mussels we're large and tasty. Sauce perfect. The ahi tuna BLT was blah. Not a good ideA for a sandwich. Atmosphere very authentic. Will be back for dinner soon.

Thank richard_traveler
Reviewed 5 January 2017

The setting is very traditional of a French brasserie, and thanks to very high ceilings the place is not very noisy. The menu is not exactly the one you may find in France, but oysters are available. The service is not french and that's a...More

Thank Edouard T
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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, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
  • E-mail
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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