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The Left Bank

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-3696
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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CUISINES
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family and I decided to go here as our goodbye to Vail. We has been there a week and wanted to go somewhere nice. We searched online and decided on The Left Bank because we love French cuisine. We reserved online VIA open table...More

1  Thank Martina G
Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

It was a pleasure welcoming you all to our restaurant, Martina. From the salmon to the creme brulee, I'm glad everything hit the spot. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back next time! 'Til then, Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Left Bank is an old-timer by Vail standards located within The Sitzmark Lodge in the heart of the village. A few years back new owners took over the restaurant and literally brightened the interior replacing the old dark wood and heavy furnishings with contemporary...More

Thank Joe-Concierge
Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Joe, I truly appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review. You're right -- we've been around a while, and we're proud of our traditional French fare. I'm glad our flavors impressed you. We're looking forward to welcoming you back and improving your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s supposed to be a great restaurant and the prices are defined accordingly. We tried the blinis with salmon and caviar, regular... then we went for the steak tartar, also average and so the rest of the dishes (salmon, trout, etc...). The people welcoming and...More

Thank IGNACIO Z
Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We strive to be a cut above the rest, Ignacio, so I'm sorry to hear you weren't completely blown away by our cooking. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and find some dishes that truly wow you. 'Til then, Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

This was my favorite restaurant on this trip to Vail. The atmosphere, the service and fare were excellent. From the starters to the main course and desert, everything was served just right . We split the Dover sole that was fantastic . Served and filleted...More

Thank tvk111
Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

That means a lot -- I'm very glad our cooking hit the spot. We're looking forward to welcoming you back next time! 'Til then, Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed 17 September 2017

We enjoyed the food, service, and decor of The Left Bank. We both enjoyed our first course (French Onion soup for him and escargots for me). I wanted trout but can't stand capers so the chef fixed a lemon chive sauce that was delicious. My...More

Thank AroundtheWorld
Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

Thanks so much for your lovely review -- it was a pleasure welcoming you both to our restaurant. From the escargot to the souffle, I'm glad our cooking hit the spot. We're looking forward to your next visit! -Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed 15 September 2017

After a perfect day of strolling in Vail Village my husband unexpectedly declared he wanted french food for dinner...what? That's a new one. So we passed by The Left Bank, read their menu and the decision was made after we saw the Dover Sole Meuniere...More

Thank dkrstec
Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

We're thrilled our fresh dover sole was the perfect vacation and birthday treat! You deserve it. I'm delighted to know each component of that dish was prepared perfectly, from the whipped potatoes to the vegetable. Every meal should end on a sweet note, too --...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

Six of us. Lady who sat us took wine order. Expensive red wine came way too warm to enjoy. She argued that it came straight out of cooler. Very unfriendly and bad customer relations. Had her put in a bucket of ice water to get...More

1  Thank Ronald G
Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Ronald, your review is very disheartening and concerning as we don't hear about experiences like this often. Whenever we do misstep, we'll do everything we can to correct it. It's a shame we weren't able to meet your expectations. I'll be looking into what went...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

This has to be the best restaurant in Vail. The decor is beautifully done, the service was exceptional, and the food was wonderful.

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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

That means a lot -- thank you very much for your review. Here's to many more wonderful meals with us! -Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed 9 August 2017

White tablecloth, candlelight, fine wine, and gourmet French food by the creek. Travel clothes, no reservation, and unfashionably early for French dining. The Left Bank was very accommodating when we showed up on their doorstep. Don't be fooled by the menu prices, the portions are...More

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Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thank you very much for your kind review. It was an absolute pleasure welcoming you to our restaurant, and we're very glad you enjoyed everything. 'Til next time! -Jean-Michel, Owner

Reviewed 14 April 2017

A beautiful restaurant with great service. My only criticism would be the wine list. Although extensive, there should really have been a house wine, or something under $100! I enjoy a good wine, but most were way too heavy for my taste. (My husband and...More

Thank Angela W
Jean-Michel C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2017

Thanks for writing us, Angela -- I'm so glad our cooking impressed you. We're always looking for ways to better serve our guests, so I appreciate your suggestion about house wine. The team and I are looking forward to your return! - Jean-Michel, Owner

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Chris W
1 August 2016|
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Response from Vail183 | Reviewed this property |
No, you do not need to wear jacket and tie but you may see a few guests with them. In winter you actually see guests in ski wear and even shorts in summer. It is not like it used to be. :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Monday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
    (International Bridge)
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Vail
  • Phone Number: +1 970-476-3696
Description
Recently remodeled after 44 years, Left Bank has been a place to wine and dine for discerning locals and visitors from around the world since 1970. Specializing in a very traditional French menu with a modern twist, Left Bank brings you a true fine dining experience in an exquisitely classic way. We have cultivated relationships in France and California over the past 44 years in order to bring you selections of the rarest wines available, impeccably stored and aged for your drinking pleasure. With Jean-Michel Chelain as your Chef - it is my pleasure to consistently use only the freshest ingredients of the finest quality and prepare everything from scratch. Our menu features specials such as Gigolette d'Agneau and Bouillabaisse de Crustaces au Fenouil to offer a truly remarkable culinary dream giving your taste buds a treat. Come see what Left Bank has to offer where you don't just come to eat, you come to dine.
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