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The Left Bank

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
+1 970-476-3696
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544
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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.

1  Thank Anne M T
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 22 January 2017

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

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....More

1  Thank Kmacdougall
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2017

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

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.

Thank PhilipofOz
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2017

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

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

Thank Linda L
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 7 January 2017

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

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....More

Thank TexasTravler45
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2017

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...More

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....More

1  Thank Cynthia O
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 1 January 2017

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...More

Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I'm happy to report that Left Bank is back at the top of our list! After several rough visits and bad experiences with the front of the house we have had 3 or 4 excellent dining experiences! We have always loved the food and the...More

Thank DTen
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2016

It means a lot to hear you've had some really great experiences recently. We very much care about serving amazing, high-quality dishes, but knowing that the service has matched is very encouraging. Thanks for the loyalty over the years. It means a lot to have...More

Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Left Bank is absolutely amazing! Chef Jean-Michel has kept many of the former chef's dishes, and has added several of his own. He has also completely remodeled the interior, giving it a much more contemporary feel. For starters you can't go wrong with the...More

Thank VailValleyLocal
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2016

It means a lot to hear you've been following this restaurant's growth so closely. I'm delighted to hear you've enjoyed all the food and that you're so enthusiastic about our wine selection too. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a...More

Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Left Bank is my favorite restaurant in Vail. Weeks before we left for Vail my daughter made a reservation for us to celebrate my birthday. No disappointment here. Our cocktails were perfect. We chose the house salad-so there would be plenty of room for...More

Thank dej15
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2016

It means a lot to me that you had such a wonderful birthday dinner. I'm pleased you enjoyed the filet and you got to try your daughter's salmon as well. Hearing that your special evening was made more special by our cocktails and food is...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Old restaurant updated with Kimberly and Jean-Michel at the helm. Great ambiance in bar and Restauant areas overlooking Gore Creek in Vail village. We started with perfect martinis at the bar and continued to dinner at the window We had amazing pan seared foie gras...More

Thank Carolyn C
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

It's awesome that you started at the bar and then stayed for dinner, Carolyn. It sounds like you had a really full experience and were able to try a lot of things. Thanks for the wonderful compliments on our menu, and I look forward to...More

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Chris W
Is a sports coat required?
2 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
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Average prices
USD 31 - USD 80
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
18:00 - 23:00
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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
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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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