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The Left Bank

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183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544 (International Bridge)
+1 970-476-3696
18:00 - 23:00
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Highlands Ranch, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Our hotel recommended this spot as newly renovated and it is beautiful. The service and food were first class and we enjoyed the evening.

Thank 105johelm
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm so glad your meal with us was first class! It's great hearing that you had a wonderful evening, and I'm delighted that you tried us out while you were in town. I hope you come visit us again the next time you're in Vail. All the best, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Denver, Colorado
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The Left Bank is a well known and established restaurant in Vail, Colorado operating for many years. We have come for dinner over the years while skiing here or visiting during summers. Always a special place with great good and fine service. I would say that its on the expensive side so be aware when making reservations. We had escargot... More 

Thank Matt K
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm so grateful that we have earned your loyalty over the years, Matt. It's outstanding to hear that we're one of the spots you visit while you're in town. Thank you for leaving such a detailed and thorough review and for sharing your recommendations with anyone who might come in. I very much look forward to you next visit. Sincerely,... More 

Vail, Colorado
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

A Vail classic since 1970, the cuisine of this excellent French restaurant is one of the few things that hasn't changed in the Village. Newly freshened dining room and cocktail lounge with windows overlooking Gore Creek. The chef is old-school French and the wait staff is helpful without being intrusive. A wonderfully relaxing place to end a day in Vail.

Thank vaildiver
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

This means a lot -- thank you for the kind words. We love hearing from fans like you, and I hope you make it in again soon -- don't be a stranger around here! Cheers, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Leawood, Kansas
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We had dinner at the Left Bank. The decor is very elegant and the food excellent. The presentation and artistry of the chef was outstanding. Good service but not a budget establishment.

1 Thank DouglasNiedt
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by for dinner, Douglas -- it was a pleasure to have you! I hope to welcome you back sooner than later for another five-star dining experience. Warmest regards, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Summer truffles on pasta and foie gras with mixed berry compote for appetizers. Then Bouillabaisse for the entree - wow. They even told us how to make the truffle pasta. Wonderful and often overlooked in Vail Valley.

1 Thank Jeff W
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Sounds perfect, Jeff -- thanks for the kind words! We love seeing reviews like this, and I hope we get another shot to impress you sometime soon. Best, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Denver, Colorado
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

My husband had heard of this restaurant for many years so we made the effort to dine here during our stay in Vail. It turned out to be one of those rare and special dining experiences, a perfect melding of attentive service and extraordinary cuisine.. My husband started out with the foie gras appetizer while I had the French onion... More 

Thank Becky N
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Well, I'm thrilled you and your husband stopped in, Becky. You both picked some amazing appetizers, entrées, and desserts -- I'm thrilled they al hit the spot. I'd love to see you back soon, so keep in touch! Cheers, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

Just opening for the season but ready for business. Lamb was great as was fish. Vegetarian crepe was so-so. Service was great.

Thank texasfoodie2016
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

I'm glad you enjoyed a tasty meal with us, being a foodie and all! Come back for more great service and some tasty lamb soon! -Jean-Michel, Owners More 

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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

This is one of the top restaurants in Vail we tried, if not the best. The menu combines classic french cuisine with some modern twists. Everything is made on site - pasta is fresh, ice cream is homemade etc. The service is sophisticated but friendly. The bar area was very fun before dinner. Make sure you order one of the... More 

Thank jbfoodiefan
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

What a great choice with the Sole -- that's definitely a favorite around here! I'm so glad you loved every part of your meal here, and I hope you'll stop in and see us again next season! All my best, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

London, Ontario
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

On our evening stroll we stopped to check the menu. We were surprised to learn that the end of the ski season heralded some nice discounts on the dishes in the menu. We ordered French onion soup and spinach salad and dessert. Parisian quality dishes, the pear tart pastry crust was flaky and buttery. We will return when the season... More 

Thank Leslie Y
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Excellent choices, Leslie! We're excited to see that you loved the dishes you ordered, and we can't wait to see you again next season! Cheers, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

Toronto, Canada
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I wrote a review past January and still consider it my favorite Restaurant in Vail. This time I had Rack of Lamb, excellent. Their wine list is excellent.

Thank Antje43
Kimberley C, Owner at The Left Bank, responded to this review

Thanks again for the kind words -- it's always so great to hear from you! Hope to see you next season! Best, Jean-Michel, Owners More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly
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
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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
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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