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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 5 days ago

My wife and I had dinner there last evening with friends. We were warmly greeted at the door and immediately seated and offered drinks. The service was professional and thoughtful. One of the ladies couldn't make a decision on which wine to order, so the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BobMillerRealEstate
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in the area of Lake Placid and Saranac please make sure you eat here! Very cozy, family run place when everyone is treated as a family member. We truly feel like we are somewhere in Provence. Everything we tried was fresh, delicious...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank AleWhoTravels
Reviewed 12 December 2018

This is one of the best restaurants around. It sits right on the left bank of Saranac River, and it has great food and atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Portland2Portland
Reviewed 9 November 2018 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 15 October 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 12 October 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 4 October 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 21 September 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 14 September 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 3 September 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
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Jim M
12 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.
13 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
25 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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, 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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