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Left Bank - Larkspur

€€ - €€€French, , European
507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328
+1 415-927-3331
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good43%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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French, Bar, European, Contemporary, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328
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Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

I've enjoyed numerous meals here over the years. They have been consistently good. The menu hasn't changed much so if you are looking for French comfort foods, this is a good place. It's in a nice location and parking is not usually an issue.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SCassandreP
Reviewed 24 September 2018

If you like French food, you will enjoy eating at Left Bank. Not quite like being in France, but pretty close. Service was very good, and all the food was quite tasty. Inside looked nice, but was very crowded and very loud when we arrived,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank LA B
Reviewed 5 September 2018

This restaurant has a large following partly because the menu choices are extensive and the dining spaces comfortable. However, while we liked our charcuterie appetizer, the encrusted chicken was very dry and the trout almondine was drowning in butter. The server was very busy but...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Calif0rniadreamers
Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

Left Bank has an excellent French menu. The salmon entree served with fresh corn and fava beans was amazing. The salad Nicoise was as good as in Paris. The wine list has a good selection of French wines including wines from Alsace region and from...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ribasga
Reviewed 8 August 2018

I've given this one many chances. Once when I sent back a RAW rack of lamb, the waitress comes back and says to me "the cook was mad that you sent the lamb back." Really. 1. I'm the customer. 2. You are the cook. 3....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank DesignerG2016
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Where could we dine out on one of those rare Marin warm evenings? Downtown Larkspur, of course! We picked The Left Bank, and created our own tasting menu. The waitress, Kara, who was wonderful and well informed, suggested the special app, a fresh heirloom tomato...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Davi13
Reviewed 24 June 2018

We took my daughter here to celebrate her excellent report card. She was thrilled with her pork loin, followed by lava cake. My husband and I had the trout, and both were ready to lick our plates clean. The creme brûlée didn't disappoint either!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank KarenBluestone
Reviewed 19 June 2018

My wife and I like to visit this restaurant on our special occasions like birthday parties or just as an upscale meeting with some friends. Food is delicious, wine list is pretty big, very well trained staff and entire atmosphere is friendly and cozy.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Vadim_Olga
Reviewed 27 February 2018

Left Bank is a tried and true favorite for dinner, especially when entertaining out of town guests. The service is great, and the food never disappoints. The dining room is comfortable and welcoming, with a full bar.

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank JBialik
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We love this restaurant and would not dine anywhere else when we visit Larkspur. Our party of five gathered for a family dinner, and each of us left feeling satisfied and a little pampered by the waitstaff. Left Bank offers authentic French cuisine served in...More

Date of visit: December 2017
1  Thank fords4ever
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 10:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328
    (Ward St.)
  • Public Transportation: Golden Gate Transit across the street. 5 minute cab ride from the Larskpur Ferry Terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Larkspur
  • Phone Number: +1 415-927-3331
  • E-mail
Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in the historic Blue Rock Inn in charming downtown Larkspur. Built in 1895 during the railroad era, The Blue Rock Inn was a popular weekend destination for San Franciscans to come dance and picnic under the stars. Open since 1994, Left Bank continues to be a destination for folks from all over the Bay Area to enjoy a casual snack on the sunny terrace, a glass of wine or hand crafted cocktail at the lively bar, or an elegant dining experience near the fireplace. At Left Bank, you are sure to capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris. Nineteen years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Marcon offers an often changing, French brasserie menu of hearty, rustic, and authentic dishes featuring a diverse selection of natural meats, sustainable seafood, fresh local vegetables, salads and sumptuous desserts.
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