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The Left Bank

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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544 (International Bridge)
+1 970-476-3696
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18:00 - 23:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The decor's been updated with great chairs and glass ceiling ornaments, to uneven effect - the chandeliers are too busy, the tables too close together, the neon strip in the wine room distracting/ill-conceived. The food is good, but not spectacular; our beleaguered waiter seemed perplexed by my request that the salmon be 'just cooked all the way through', saying that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were on our way to another restaurant and actually stumbled across a small sign for the rear entrance and wondered what the menu was. We almost turned away due to lots of boxes on the stairs of the unremarkable backside. Aren't we glad we forged ahead. PHENOMENAL food, great service from "Beau." We started our meal with the most... More 

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Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm glad you forged on too, Susan. From the bisque to the elk, I'm glad everything hit the spot. You can expect authentic French flavors every time you dine with us. I look forward to next time! - Jean-Michel, Owner More 

London
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414 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the french onion soup and the elk chops. The soup was more traditional than the usual american style of over use of cheese. Very nice it was. The elk chops were a little tough in places but overall it was nice.

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Thank thefrequenttraveller
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm glad both the onion soup and elk chops impressed you -- I look forward to your next visit! - Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Carlsbad, California
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197 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place has an elegant, yet comfy, ambiance. It's quiet and subdued. Our table was at the windows overlooking a creek. The cocktails were well made, the wine by the glass was quite good, the food excellent. The service excellent. I appreciated that the dinner entrees came with a salad before, and some little delicious cookies were served after dinner.... More 

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1 Thank David B
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Wow, David, myself and the team appreciate your glowing words about our atmosphere. You can expect that same friendly, unpretentious service each and every time you visit. I'm glad you and your wife enjoyed the cocktails, filet, and duck just as much. We look forward to your next trip to Vail! - Jean-Michel, Owner More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Chef Jean-Michel Chelain is outstanding. We had a large group dinner at The Left Bank. The food, wine and service were all superb. The restaurant is located in the Sitzmark Lodge in Vail Village. I highly recommend.

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Thank Anne M T
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Count on the team to get the food and service just right every time, Anne. I'm glad everyone enjoyed their dinner and look forward to having you all back! - Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

At our group dinner for 40 people we had a choice of beef Wellington, lamb shank and chicken. All were very good. The portions were large. You might want to take some home. The fixed price of $60 included the entire, salad, tax and gratuity. Beverages were additional.

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Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm glad you were impressed by our fixed-price menu -- hope it's not too long till our next meal together! - Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

A superb dining experience. Dishes were perfectly presented and all were delicious. We started with the steak tartare and tomato soup and shared the Dover Sole. Finished with warmed pear tart. Service was excellent. Great ambience. Can't wait to visit again.

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Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

And we can't wait to have you back, Philip. From the tartare to the pear tart, I'm glad all our dishes impressed you. Likewise, it's great you appreciated our service. We look forward to your next trip to Vail. - Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Andover, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Good was wonderful but expensive even for Vail. Recommend by our concierge. Glad we came and will come back on next trip

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Thank Linda L
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm glad you came too, Linda. Looking forward to your next meal with us! - Jean-Michel, Owner More 

San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I would give them an Excellent except for the fact that there was a family of 8-10 near us, and all during our dinner, the 2 young ladies talked very loud andCONTINUALLY about which one of them had traveled more places and done more things. I REALLY don't believe the entire restaurant needed all this information. I am very surprised... More 

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Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks for checking us out! While we understand some of our guests can be quite talkative, we appreciate your patience with them as they enjoyed their experience alongside you. It means a lot to hear you enjoyed your meal so much, and I hope we see you again the next time you're in Vail! Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Over the top service and food. A fabulous and romantic dining experience and a great way to dine on our last night in Vail. Dover Sole prepared table side, Lobster Bisque, Pear Tart, fabulous breads and wine...the Chef here obviously knows what he is doing. Truly a magical place...I was amazed at the artistry with the vegetable presentations....truly lovely.

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Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks for the wonderfully kind words, Cynthia. It means a lot to know you enjoyed your experience so thoroughly, from the lobster bisque to the pear tart. I really appreciate you trying us out while you were in Vail and hope to see you again the next time you're in town. All the best, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
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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