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Left Bank Cafe

36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
+1 518-354-8166
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“crepes” (26 reviews)
“creme brulee” (8 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

I would not have expected to find such a great French restaurant in mountain country. Whether it's crepes or tartines or a glass of wine, the experience is laid back, European, dining. No rushing and a great place to meet and visit.

Thank Domenick P
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Our hotel recommended the Left Bank. We found a real jewel. For dinner we had the salmon special, done to perfection. The mushroom soup was the best I have had. Loved the mustard dressing on the fresh green salad. The owner shoes a delightful wine...More

Thank Travellers93637
Reviewed 6 October 2017

This is a successful attempt at adapting French cuisine to American tastes. Interesting menu. I had chicken cassoulet, my wife had pork tenderloin, both beautifully cooked. Bit pricey, but reasonable value given this quality of cooking. Very friendly and efficient staff. Deserves a 4 1/2...More

Thank pgwill
Reviewed 30 September 2017

After facing a traditional US breakfast at our hotel, we were happy to discover this charming French restaurant for something different and reminiscent of French holidays. The kindly hostess who lived and worked in France for a few years, made us feel at home and...More

Thank Gmil420
Reviewed 25 September 2017

I selected this restaurant based upon TripAdvisor ratings and comments. We had a group of eight for brunch. Service was great and many wonderful choices for their sensational French food. Would highly recommend this sweet little place.

Thank patriciasT8808WF
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Nice little bistro with a good menu, fair wine list, and lovely little patio in nice weather. Staff seemed short-handed and service was slower than I would have liked. But otherwise, a delicious dinner.

Thank Mina-Mary
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We stumbled on the Left Bank Café the first time, and went looking for it this time, with spectacular results. They offer brunch 9-3 on Sunday, and one of the primary offerings is your choice of benedict. We chose Florentine (fresh spinach and smoked salmon...More

Thank VTOceanLover
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Lovely little french cafe in the beautiful town of Saranac. We come every year during the 90 miler race and enjoy a late breakfast while waiting for the paddlers to come it. Service was a little slow but the food was quite good and it...More

Thank Memmett
Reviewed 6 September 2017

My husband and I enjoyed our brunch at the cafe. We both had the poached eggs with hollandaise. I enjoy the spinach and salmon version while my husband had the ham and caramelized onions. The best part of brunch was the croissants, so flaky and...More

Thank VTTandem
Reviewed 1 September 2017

If you want to experience a twist on French cooking this is the place in the Adirondacks. My wife and I had a fantastic dinner. Our waitress was helpful, attentive, and had a great personality. The food was carefully prepared and the chef's personality really...More

Thank G S
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Jim M
11 August 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.
12 September 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
24 March 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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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