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Left Bank Cafe

36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
+1 518-354-8166
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (35 reviews)
“creme brulee” (8 reviews)
“tartine” (9 reviews)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I came here for a light lunch on the recommendation of a friend who lived in the area. It was an outstanding choice. The chilled peach soup of the day was delicious (exceptionally reasonably priced at $3 for a cup). The mushroom,...More

Thank Travel1000Glen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in the area and I decided to see what TripAdvisor would show for lunch. This was the number one restaurant in town and did not disappoint. A touch of France in the Adirondacks. We ate outside on the deck next to a stream....More

Thank sardrum
Reviewed 1 week ago

Delicious mushroom and cheese crepe followed by creme brulle. With the gentle sounds of the Saranac River flowing beside us, whispers of conversation in French, and beautiful flowers on display, my wife and I could image we were in Paris. A great find in a...More

Thank Wil003S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We very much enjoyed our first visit to the Left Bank Cafe several nights ago. Had a table outside on the deck overlooking the small river. The food was very tasty. I had the Poulet Basquaise and the chicken was tender, moist and tasty.

Thank LakeRecluse
Reviewed 1 week ago

Other restaurants were recommended to us but fortunately, we decided to eat at the Left Bank Cafe. The food was outstanding and the service was timely and friendly. We have considerable experience with French food and found our meals to be authentic. more important, they...More

Thank Joel N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter had a summer French assignment to complete - one choice was to have a meal in a French restaurant. We stopped in for Sunday brunch and it was lovely. Beautiful crepes, a savory quiche and I had eggs Benedict on brioche with spinach...More

Thank Denise L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I just ate a fantastic meal at a place called “the Left bank”. Truthfully, it was as good as the food on the real “Left Bank” in Paris where I ate only a month ago. The restaurant is on a lovely winding river with several...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The title is not the rave it seems. The town is a long way from it's heydey, or even from 1998 when it was named an All American City . it's a sad town, in decline, with a main street that you can see was...More

Thank G0lf-Girl-Guru
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice seating outside by a river. Delicious sweet and savory crepes. Also had nice sandwiches, soups and pastries.

Thank ahc856
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

If you're in the Saranac Lake area, you don't have to suffer from food envy with those dining in Lake Placid. One reason is the Left Bank Cafe. If you're looking for daring, innovative French cuisine, this is not the place. But if you're looking...More

Thank murrayhill
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Questions & Answers
Jim M
11 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.
12 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
24 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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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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