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Left Bank Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA
Left Bank Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA
Left Bank Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA
Left Bank Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA
Left Bank Menlo Park, Menlo Park, CA

Left Bank Menlo Park

4.2
4.2
2734 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Inspired by the birthplace of the original Parisian brasseries along the Left Bank of the Seine River, Left Bank Brasserie is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie by Chef Roland Passot. Left Bank pays homage to the joie
de vivre that is synonymous with the Left Bank neighborhood in Paris. Guests are invited to step into
French culture, in a vibrant, social atmosphere that captures all the charm of traditional brasseries
and iconic alfresco dining of France. An all-day menu features authentic French cuisine utilizing
seasonal, local and organic ingredients, and consists of iconic lighter fare such as oysters, tartare and
prawns provençal, in addition to heartier classics like coq au vin and beef bourguignon. Inspired by the
Parisian-style Bar Américain, an extensive cocktail menu features classics of a bygone era, along with a
wide range of rotating taps, seasonal drafts and bottled beer, and an expertly-curated wine selection.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 473-6543
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Our Salles De Amis is a beautiful private mezzanine. You can choose to overlook the main dining room from the balcony, or enclose the room completely with our lush velvet curtains. The sunny yellow walls, warm mahogany accents and vividly colored French posters make this the perfect setting for your occasion. Set up however you wish, the room is large enough for a party of 60, yet intimate enough for a smaller group of 10 or 20. Have a much larger group? We are happy to close the entire restaurant. Contact our Events team at 650.473.6543 or mpevents@leftbank.com
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining at Left Bank Menlo Park’s is ideal for business meetings or presentations, birthday parties cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, showers, and any other occasion requiring a lively environment and memorable experience.
  • Private party contact
    Mario Canela: (415) 226-6653
  • Neighbourhood
    Menlo Park
  • Cross Street
    Doyle
  • Parking Details
    Public lots nearby.
  • Public Transit
    The Menlo Park CalTrain stop is only two blocks away.<br />The ECR SamTrans is 1 block away.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Oyster and Loire Week 2024

    Apr 8 - Apr 14, 2024
    Prepare your palates for a culinary journey as we invite you to join us for an extraordinary Oyster and Loire Wine Week at Left Bank! Immerse yourself in the timeless elegance of French cuisine with a diverse selection of oyster dishes perfectly paired with renowned Loire wines. Whether you prefer your bivalve in the classic raw preparation, or from the grill with a smoky char, we have a treat for every palate that perfectly complements our Sommelier's selection of Loire wines. Join us as we raise our glasses to the timeless union of oysters and Loire wines – santé! HALF DOZEN GRILLED OYSTERS 24 | OYSTER PO' BOY 19 | HALF DOZEN RAW SEASONAL OYSTERS* 21 -plus- TOUR THE LOIRE WINE FLIGHT three 2 oz pours 18
    Oyster and Loire Week 2024 photo
  • Live Music (Every 1st & 3rd Fridays of the Month)

    Multiple dates available
    Enjoy the winter season with live music in our dining room at Left Bank in Menlo Park! Join us on the first and third Fridays of each month, from 6-8 PM, and wind down your week with relaxing tunes while enjoying friends, family, and of course, fabulous French food! Cheers and see you there!
    Live Music (Every 1st & 3rd Fridays of the Month) photo
  • Peninsula Restaurant Week 2024

    Apr 19 - Apr 27, 2024
    Toast to the best of the Peninsula! Join us at Left Bank Menlo Park for Peninsula Restaurant Week and savor the best of our seasonal menus. Don't miss this opportunity to indulge in the flavors of France at an unbeatable value. Our Restaurant Week lunch prix fixe menu, 3 courses for $25, and prix fixe dinner menu, 3 courses for $45, are available for a limited time, so reserve your table today and treat yourself to a taste of la vie Française. Cheers!
    Peninsula Restaurant Week 2024 photo

Offers

  • Happy Hour at Left Bank Menlo Park

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 11:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.,Mon - Thu - 11:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m. - 8:15 p.m.,Fri - 11:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.,Sat - 11:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., 3:45 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
    Happy Hour is the Best Hour! Raise your glass and toast to Happy Hour! Our tasty bites and libations are sure to make your day. Enjoy a delicious spread of Short Rib Poutine, Moules, Calamari Frit, Sliders and more when you visit during Happy Hour, available every day from 3-6 PM at Left Bank Menlo Park. Cheers!

    Happy Hour at Left Bank Menlo Park photo

What 2,734 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

2,734 Reviews
  1. SherieB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food, fun French ambience, friendly service two thumbs up!
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded today
    Dear Sherie, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review, it is much appreciated. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon.  Best wishes, Darvin Aragon General Manager

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  2. BebeShark

    San Francisco

    179 reviews

    4.0

    179 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Myself and my colleague enjoyed our lunch. The warm asparagus salad was quite good. Thanks!
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review, it is much appreciated. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon.  Best wishes, Darvin Aragon. General Manager

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  3. Didier

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was somehow disappointed this time, and really the assiete de Charcuterie was really off!
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded 4 days ago
    Hi, Thank you so much for taking the time to a positive review! I was so sorry to learn of your disappointment with the Charcuterie Plate, I will be sure to follow up with Chef. We look forward to your next visit where we have the opportunity to give you a 5 star experience that you deserve. Cheers LB Menlo Park Team

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  4. JaanL

    Houston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We both had the catch of the day, a fish similar to sole. It came with mashed potatoes with a tasty sauce and also well prepared asparagus. It was one of the best seafood dishes we had ever had. We ate outdoors. The service could have been friendlier
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on April 4, 2024
    Dear Jaan, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review, it is much appreciated. I will be sure to let Chef know how much you enjoyed the Sole. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon.  Best wishes, Darvin Aragon. General Manager

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Left Bank in Menlo Park had the perfect weather to enjoy dinner outdoors. The staff was friendly, petrole sole was delicious, French onion soup was authentic and the Mussels and sauce it was cooked in was made to perfection. Go n enjoy the experience.
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on April 4, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review, it is much appreciated, as were the kind words. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon.  Best wishes, Darvin Aragon General Manager

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  6. Dave

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Asparagus bisque, fried calamari, duck confit, all fantastic!
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on April 4, 2024
    Dear Dave, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a positive review, it is much appreciated. We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back soon.  Best wishes, Darvin Aragon. General Manager

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  7. LGSP

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    We made a reservation for Easter and both on Open Table and on the restaurant’s website, it listed a special Easter menu, with a couple of special brunch items up until 3 pm and a special lamb dish after 3 pm. Our reservation was for 3:30 and when I asked the waitress about the lamb special for Easter, she acted like she had no idea what I was talking about and indicated there was no special. It was very odd and frustrating because we were looking forward to eating the lamb. Our table was right next to a cashier and dishes area, so the ambience wasn’t great, and even worse, a few times waiters pulled garbage carts immediately next to our table. Service was very inattentive. The restaurant was nearly empty, but our initial waitress did not seem interested in serving us. She was chatting with coworkers and seemed very disengaged. We then had a waiter who was more friendly, but he would disappear at times. The food was pretty good, but nothing amazing. A disappointing experience.
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on April 2, 2024
    Dear LGSP, Thank you for taking the time to share your recent dining experience with us. We're truly sorry to hear that your visit did not meet your expectations, especially on such a special occasion like Easter. We sincerely apologize for any confusion regarding the Easter menu. We strive to ensure that all advertised offerings are available and communicated clearly to our guests, and it's disappointing to learn that this was not the case during your visit. Your feedback regarding the service and ambience has been noted, and we will address these issues with our team to ensure that similar situations are avoided in the future. We appreciate your honest feedback as it helps us identify areas for improvement. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and provide you with the exceptional dining experience that you deserve. Best wishes, Darvin Aragon. General Manager

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  8. ryoung3

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice brunch selections with good portions. Service was excellent - the best service staff over the years.

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  9. LindaV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    5 weeks prior to Easter I made our reservation for a party of 6 @noon. Upon arriving they initially tried to squeeze 6 of us in a booth which seats 4. After this failed we stood around waiting while they tried sorting it out after we refused the table near the hall leading to the kitchen. Eventually we were given a nice large table that was for 8, nevertheless it worked. My issue is we arrived on time and killed 30 minutes waiting for this to be resolved. The scheduling/reservations folks need training, this is not acceptable having worked in restaurant management for many years.
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on April 4, 2024
    Dear Linda, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We deeply apologize for the inconvenience you faced upon your arrival. Your feedback regarding the reservation process and seating arrangements is invaluable to us, and we will certainly address these issues internally to ensure a smoother experience for our guests in the future. We appreciate your understanding and hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back for a more seamless dining experience. Warm regards, Darvin Aragon General Manager

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  10. SamS

    San Francisco

    83 reviews

    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    One of my regular lunch places in Menlo Park. Usually they only have one soup the French Onion which is a bit heavy, but this time they had another option mushroom soup..a bit thick and creamy hearty..good for cold winter days. Afterwards we both had the Nicoise Salad..which is always good here and a latte at the end. Service is ok,,not great..lot of turnover and new faces. I usually get a biscotti with the coffee but this time neiter I or my other guest got anything with our coffee
    Left Bank Menlo ParkResponded on March 29, 2024
    Dear Sam Thank you for your ongoing patronage and for sharing your feedback. We're glad to hear you enjoyed the mushroom soup and Nicoise Salad during your recent visit. We apologize for any inconsistencies in service and for the oversight with the biscotti. Your comments will be shared with our team to ensure improvements are made. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for another enjoyable experience. Best wishes, Menlo Park Team

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Left Bank Menlo Park using the Order Online button. Left Bank Menlo Park also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 473-6543.

Left Bank Menlo Park is rated 4.2 stars by 2734 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Left Bank Menlo Park

635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park, CA 94025

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Doyle
  • Neighbourhood
    Menlo Park
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 11:30 am–8:30 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–9:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–8:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Public lots nearby.
  • Public Transit
    The Menlo Park CalTrain stop is only two blocks away.The ECR SamTrans is 1 block away.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (650) 473-6543
  • Catering
    Our Salles De Amis is a beautiful private mezzanine. You can choose to overlook the main dining room from the balcony, or enclose the room completely with our lush velvet curtains. The sunny yellow walls, warm mahogany accents and vividly colored French posters make this the perfect setting for your occasion. Set up however you wish, the room is large enough for a party of 60, yet intimate enough for a smaller group of 10 or 20. Have a much larger group? We are happy to close the entire restaurant. Contact our Events team at 650.473.6543 or mpevents&#64;leftbank.com
  • Private party facilities
    Private dining at Left Bank Menlo Park’s is ideal for business meetings or presentations, birthday parties cocktail receptions, rehearsal dinners, holiday parties, showers, and any other occasion requiring a lively environment and memorable experience.
  • Private party contact
    Mario Canela: (415) 226-6653
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