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635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502 (Formerly Left Bank - Menlo Park) (Doyle)
+1 650-473-6543
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Menlo Park, California
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44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great decoration but to be honest poor menu with only a handful of options for lunch menu. This is an upscale eatery for the locals in Menlo Park so make sure you have a reservation otherwise you will be placed in the bar section at the entrance of the restaurant. The mussels were ok but not very fresh but my... More 

Thank Hellanodikai
Mexico City, Mexico
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice place & decor. Food & Service were very good. Pairing wines were great. Should try the duck. Multiple cheese options.

Thank Antonio G
Menlo Park, California, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always great food and drinks. Staff is attentive and a large wine selection. From brunch to lunch to dinner or a holiday meal they are always on point!!

Thank Jennifer N
San Francisco Bay Area
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283 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by to try out their happy hour after some appointments in downtown Menlo Park. It was a Monday late afternoon, lots of room in their bar area for our party of two. Service was punctual and our waiter was very aware of the happy hour options. We tried the classic Tarte Flambee, which was great for sharing for two... More 

Thank kh57ca
Highland, Maryland
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245 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Had a nice lunch. Sat at the bar, service was great. Mussels we're large and tasty. Sauce perfect. The ahi tuna BLT was blah. Not a good ideA for a sandwich. Atmosphere very authentic. Will be back for dinner soon.

Thank richard_traveler
New York City, New York
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83 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

The setting is very traditional of a French brasserie, and thanks to very high ceilings the place is not very noisy. The menu is not exactly the one you may find in France, but oysters are available. The service is not french and that's a plus ! Waiters are South americans and are attentives. All in all a good experience... More 

Thank Edouard T
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Pretty much always start with the moules frites. Keep the bowl around and sop up all that delicious juice with bread. I've been here so many times and should have reviewed long ago. This time had the Cotes du Rhone, the Duck and a salad. I was feeling super Francophile this time so started with a Henri Bardouin pastis as... More 

Thank Kerry C
San Francisco, California
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104 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

The restaurant delivers on its promise of a french bistro, both in the food and the decor. The brunch can be a good treat on a Sunday afternoon, but the dinner is when it hits its peak. The service is helpful and courtesy. Parking is easily found behind the restaurant.

Thank capriskman
Menlo Park, California, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

For many years this place was a Francophile's oasis in every way. Then service went out the door. They've even totally comped me for a big three person lunch that took 45 mins to show up and at my last visit I had a full pitcher of ice water pored over my lower body. So avoid this one if you... More 

Thank Anders V
Honolulu, Hawaii
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154 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I loved this restaurant. Had tasty tomato bisque followed by exquisitely prepared scallops on risotto. Prices are mid range. Beautiful ambiance. Friendly staff. Great location. Free parking.

Thank Malillysr

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502 (Formerly Left Bank - Menlo Park)
  • Public Transportation: The Caltrans stops only two blocks away.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-473-6543
Left Bank is an authentic French brasserie celebrating Mediterranean Cuisine. Located in Menlo Park's charming downtown, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris. Open since 1998 and completely re-modeled in 2008, Left Bank offers a casual, charming brasserie setting where diners feast upon classic southern French cuisine. Our outdoor sidewalk cafe seating evokes a lively European atmosphere and is the perfect place for just an appetizer and beer or a 3-course meal with a beautiful bottle of wine. Whether it's at our sidewalk table, the gorgeous glass-walled bar, or in the casually elegant main dining room, you'll enjoy a fun & french experience. Thirteen years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Chef de Cuisine Steven Catalano offers an always changing menu focused on Southern French Cuisine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?