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Left Bank Cafe

36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
+1 518-354-8166
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (16 reviews)
“crepes” (40 reviews)
“tartines” (10 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The season between fall and winter is lovingly called stick season. Most places take a short hiatus before the skiers begin to take over the region. On a cold Thursday night we met friends at the Left Bank and enjoyed their company with delightful selection...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank kgo2014
Reviewed October 15, 2018

The atmosphere of Left Bank Cafe is a bit to casual for me given the high prices. However, Keep reading..... The food is delicious. It is French food with an American twist. The salads were exciting and interesting. Potato soup was worthy of a return...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Peg C
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

What a gem! Walked to this from our hotel (Hotel Saranac) and were able to eat outside next to the river. The server seated us and we learned she was the solo sommelier, hostess and wait staff member. This delightful woman managed at least eight...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cthyamr
Reviewed October 3, 2018

A very interesting and worthwhile choice in this small NY town. One of the few local restaurants open for breakfast. Also lunch and dinner. Specializes in crepes and tartines. Dinner items include duck confit. All was prepared carefully and artfully. Service was friendly. The dining...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank rmartinmitch
Reviewed September 20, 2018

What a treat it was to find this destination after reading so many great reviews. A wonderful early evening sitting outside by the water and having a discussion with the owner (who would be worth much more time and a couple of bottles of wine...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Monty B
Reviewed September 13, 2018

We returned to the Adirondacks and Saranac Lake for a three night stay and having checked out recommended restaurants on Trip Advisor, thought we would try Left Bank Café. It was a Wednesday evening and the weather was warm so we opted to dine "al...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank James K
Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at this cafe. The food was terrific and the service was excellent. Ann took great care to make sure we had a wonderful experience and even shared her lasagna recipe with us to try at home. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ErinandChris
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

An afternoon lunch with a friend. We decided to sit outside on the riverside balcony. We were seated quickly and had water provided in a glass bottle. Unfortunately the wait for our waitress dragged on until we almost walked out. The food was good and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gincu47
Reviewed August 27, 2018

We stopped in for French onion soup (wonderful) and some salad (fresh and tasty). We enjoyed the atmosphere outside next to the river, the food and the service....and came back twice in the next two days, once for brunch and once for coffe and pastries....More

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Raffi W
Reviewed August 26, 2018

The food was good, the service from waitstaff was good, The person that seated us was unfriendly and unhelpful.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank tadam74811
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Jim M
August 11, 2017|
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Response from Joel N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a bar where you can eat. I am also sure they will let you sit at a table on your own.
September 12, 2016|
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Response from Anne S | Property representative |
Merci! for your inquiry about the fall schedule at the Left Bank Cafe. Wednesday Thursday 5pm-9pm (Great Music 9/14 & 9/15) Friday Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday (Brunch all day) 9am-3pm
March 24, 2015|
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Response from Anne S | Property representative |
Thank you for your questoin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, View, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 518-354-8166
  • E-mail
French Cafe/Bistro serving all day. Croissants & espresso, crepes & tartines, soups & salads, French Regional specialties, wine pairings, riverside dining in the summer. Annual break from November 14th to November 30th and Apri 19th to April 26th
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