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Left Bank

635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502
+1 650-473-6543
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  • Excellent21%
  • Very good45%
  • Average25%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“steak frites” (10 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
635 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place for after work, outdoor seating. Service can be unpredictable, food is good Great for brunch.

Thank TruBritinUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service is bad, portions have gotten small and prices have gone up.. it was not like this at all. We have been coming here since its opening and this is a huge let down. Not recommended for lunch or dinner

Thank gorde1234
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is top notch, the decor and atmosphere is ritzy. Yes it is on the expensive side, but your husband or wife is well worth it once in a while. Dine here and then have a good evening!

Thank LeRoyJN
Reviewed 10 August 2017

The ambiance is pleasant and light in this large restaurant. It can get quite noisy on holidays. The menu is not large but the classic dishes are good. Portions are of average size and quite tasty. The bar is a separate area with Happy Hour...More

Thank ruthiewilkins1
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Super place for lunch or dinner. Pleasant atmosphere, excellent service and great food. Good pairings of wine with the food choices. Always something on the menu that grabs my attention.

Thank lnon8
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I don't know why their quality got bad and prices are high. They have enough business to provide a good decent food. No idea what went wrong.

Thank Michael S. T
Reviewed 2 August 2017

This very good restaurant has a nice menu and is worth a visit. The mussels were super and with a salad all you needed for lunch.

Thank fuz13
Reviewed 10 July 2017

I don't recommend this restaurant for full dinner but it has the best Happy Hour with extensive drink and food options. It is between 3-6 pm and you can enjoy the outdoor patio. I like their house Chardonnay and Cabernet for $5/glass.

Thank Laaya K
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Restaurant was not at all busy, but service was terrible. Very slow to greet us, painfully slow to bring water and never checked if we needed refills. The table buser decided, without asking, that we were done, grabbed our plates and even took the bread...More

Thank In4itt
Reviewed 27 June 2017

I've been here many times and have had good meals here. Recently went back. The lamb shank was pretty tasteless, I was very disappointed. We had reservations and sat right down, but waited forever for drinks and bread to appear on the table. This place...More

1  Thank Virgil_Boulder
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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
  • E-mail
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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