The Left Bank

★★★★★
  • 511 Rhode Island St

    Buffalo, NY 14213

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  • 716-882-3509

About The Left Bank

Hours
Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 12:00 AM Sunday From 11:00 PM To 10:00 PM
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Best calamari on the planet

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Best calamari on the planet

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everything I have had there is good, but I love the chicken.

I wish they would expand so that it wasn't so hard to get a table there at the last minute. reservations are a must.

nice staff, relaxed yet upscale ambiance

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everything I have had there is good, but I love the chicken.

I wish they would expand so that it wasn't so hard to get a table there at the last minute. reservations are a must.

nice staff, relaxed yet upscale ambiance

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I was recently here for brunch with a group of friends. As our reservation number changed (a few times) the hostess was very accomadating about the changes. Our table was ready quickly, despite the different request. The service was

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I was recently here for brunch with a group of friends. As our reservation number changed (a few times) the hostess was very accomadating about the changes. Our table was ready quickly, despite the different request. The service was

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I went there with some friends this summer and was expecting another overpriced restaurant. However, this restaurant was worth it, and I am not easily impressed. The food was delicious and very creative. Kind of pricey for this area, but the portions are very large.

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★★★★★

I went there with some friends this summer and was expecting another overpriced restaurant. However, this restaurant was worth it, and I am not easily impressed. The food was delicious and very creative. Kind of pricey for this area, but the portions are very large.

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While its pricey, its worth it. Service was so-so but honestly some of the best food my boyfriend and I have ever had out and we are definitely looking forward to going back and trying more of the items on the menu!!!!

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★★★★★

While its pricey, its worth it. Service was so-so but honestly some of the best food my boyfriend and I have ever had out and we are definitely looking forward to going back and trying more of the items on the menu!!!!

Pros: food

Cons: price

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As other reviewers note, the food at the Left Bank is always excellent and creative. I can't think of a food experience here that was anything less than excellent. It can be loud though, especially at brunch when they have live music, in close proximity to some of the tables.

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★★★★☆

As other reviewers note, the food at the Left Bank is always excellent and creative. I can't think of a food experience here that was anything less than excellent. It can be loud though, especially at brunch when they have live music, in close proximity to some of the tables.

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I would not recomment Left Bank. We were a few minutes early for our reservation but didn't get seated for like 20 minutes. The place was very loud. The service was slow and they nickel and dimed me for everything. My husband and I got 2 sodas each at 2.50/each. For $20 plus per meal I think we should have at least gotten free refills. I can go to my local McDonald and get free refills all day long. I will not be stepping foot back into Left Bank.

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I would not recomment Left Bank. We were a few minutes early for our reservation but didn't get seated for like 20 minutes. The place was very loud. The service was slow and they nickel and dimed me for everything. My husband and I got 2 sodas each at 2.50/each. For $20 plus per meal I think we should have at least gotten free refills. I can go to my local McDonald and get free refills all day long. I will not be stepping foot back into Left Bank.

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Even as a current Los Angeles resident, this is hands-down my favorite restaurant...anywhere! I'm a Buffalo native, and am sure to make my reservations for dinner at Left Bank before each and every visit home. The food is incredible (my favorite is the Panko-breaded chicken), the atmosphere comfortably hip, and the service is outstanding. Whether you're looking for someplace new and interesting, or are from out-of-town and want the best Buffalo has to offer, Left Bank will not disappoint!

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Even as a current Los Angeles resident, this is hands-down my favorite restaurant...anywhere! I'm a Buffalo native, and am sure to make my reservations for dinner at Left Bank before each and every visit home. The food is incredible (my favorite is the Panko-breaded chicken), the atmosphere comfortably hip, and the service is outstanding. Whether you're looking for someplace new and interesting, or are from out-of-town and want the best Buffalo has to offer, Left Bank will not disappoint!

Pros: Outstanding food, Fantastic service

Cons: It's 3000 miles away from where I currently live!!!!

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Their is not an item on this menu that isnt prepared perfectly, presented with utmost care, and delivered professionally and steaming hot. The prices are so reasonable for the quality of ingredients used. I have literally wanted to throw my arms around the chef the meals are THAT good..Just an amazing dining experience..

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★★★★★

Their is not an item on this menu that isnt prepared perfectly, presented with utmost care, and delivered professionally and steaming hot. The prices are so reasonable for the quality of ingredients used. I have literally wanted to throw my arms around the chef the meals are THAT good..Just an amazing dining experience..

Pros: Taste,Presentation, Service Excellent

Cons: Slightly noisy

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I went to Left Bank for the first time this past winter. The service was great and the food was exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great date night spot or a place to get together with friends. You'll love it!

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I went to Left Bank for the first time this past winter. The service was great and the food was exceptional. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a great date night spot or a place to get together with friends. You'll love it!

Pros: Good atmosphere, intimate, delcious

Cons: Not walking distance to other locations

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Truly an amazing "little" restaurant. The decor is so comforting. Kate our waitress for the 2nd time, as always is awesome. She has a great personality and makes you feel right at home.

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Truly an amazing "little" restaurant. The decor is so comforting. Kate our waitress for the 2nd time, as always is awesome. She has a great personality and makes you feel right at home.

Pros: Awesome food, reasonably priced

Cons: gets pretty noisy when busy

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i have only been there for dinner (maybe 4 times?) but hope to return for brunch. the restaurant is nicely decorated and cozy and have not had a bad food experience. the picky side of me wishes they would switch up their menu more, but i will definitely continue to be a repeat customer.

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★★★★☆

i have only been there for dinner (maybe 4 times?) but hope to return for brunch. the restaurant is nicely decorated and cozy and have not had a bad food experience. the picky side of me wishes they would switch up their menu more, but i will definitely continue to be a repeat customer.

Pros: great food and ambience

Cons: a bit pricey, menu could be mixed up a bit

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The Left Bank is one of my favorite resturants in the world and I have travelled a bit. The decor is tasteful and the perfect atmosphere for a intimate dinner.I am in love with the carrot parpadella! I think of that dish almost daily!
The service was outstanding. I would recommend this resturant to everyone, especially to out of towners as a gem in Buffalo!

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★★★★★

The Left Bank is one of my favorite resturants in the world and I have travelled a bit. The decor is tasteful and the perfect atmosphere for a intimate dinner.I am in love with the carrot parpadella! I think of that dish almost daily!
The service was outstanding. I would recommend this resturant to everyone, especially to out of towners as a gem in Buffalo!

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This is a great place for Sunday brunch with live music, an excellent menu and good service. Reservations are a must. The food is excellent. The only complaint is that it is noisy and sometimes difficult to hear.

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This is a great place for Sunday brunch with live music, an excellent menu and good service. Reservations are a must. The food is excellent. The only complaint is that it is noisy and sometimes difficult to hear.

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On a whim, I went into the Left Bank on a weekday night. Because I did not have a reservation, I sat at the bar, enjoyed a glass of Pinot Noir, a luscious appetizer (a large portobello mushroom cap filled with a bread/garlic/cheese stuffing, with a wine reduction) and an excellent entree. The service was prompt, courteous and professional. I would highly recommend the food and the decor.

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On a whim, I went into the Left Bank on a weekday night. Because I did not have a reservation, I sat at the bar, enjoyed a glass of Pinot Noir, a luscious appetizer (a large portobello mushroom cap filled with a bread/garlic/cheese stuffing, with a wine reduction) and an excellent entree. The service was prompt, courteous and professional. I would highly recommend the food and the decor.

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this restaurant is a leap away from your chain restaurants and steak houses and offers unique tasteful and handsomely presented dinners and apps. the port mush fries are amazing as are they're daily ravioli special; it is as big as your plate and worth trying every time! make a reservation and make it romantic.

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this restaurant is a leap away from your chain restaurants and steak houses and offers unique tasteful and handsomely presented dinners and apps. the port mush fries are amazing as are they're daily ravioli special; it is as big as your plate and worth trying every time! make a reservation and make it romantic.

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The food is excellent, the service is excellent, and the wine list is fantastic. If someone can find a better restaurant in the city of Buffalo...Please let me know.

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★★★★★

The food is excellent, the service is excellent, and the wine list is fantastic. If someone can find a better restaurant in the city of Buffalo...Please let me know.

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The Buffalo Gourmet and Mrs. Gourmet have eaten at the Left Bank perhaps a half dozen times this summer. This is absolutely superb food and service, no exceptions!! Invariably, the food is fresh, large satisfying portions, excellent presentation, very reasonable prices, fast friendly service, easy convenient parking, and easy access. The food in this restaurant is as good as any I have ever eaten anywhere in the world at any price. And they serve my favorite Irish Stout! One of the few restaurants I can say I can order absolutely anything / everything on the menu, (eyes closed even!) and it will be delicious! Excellent, excellent, excellent, and I am fussy!

Now, the downsides. The chairs in this restaurant are horrible. They are short, flat, hard, creaky and crippling. These chairs are so bad, they may have been previously used as an interrogation tool :( Ouch!! Also, although the temperature is pleasant and the restaurant nicely clean, the atmosphere is somewhat lacking. All hard surfaces make for auditorium-like ambiance. Really too bad as these two deficiencies would not be expensive to correct.

However, if you bring a couple of telephone books to raise yourself up, and a cushion to sit on, your set!

This restaurant serves absolutely delicious food!! The service is wonderful! Great staff, great chef! No better restaurant in Western New York. Six stars for food and service. The Buffalo Gourmet guarantees this restaurant will please you!

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★★★★★

The Buffalo Gourmet and Mrs. Gourmet have eaten at the Left Bank perhaps a half dozen times this summer. This is absolutely superb food and service, no exceptions!! Invariably, the food is fresh, large satisfying portions, excellent presentation, very reasonable prices, fast friendly service, easy convenient parking, and easy access. The food in this restaurant is as good as any I have ever eaten anywhere in the world at any price. And they serve my favorite Irish Stout! One of the few restaurants I can say I can order absolutely anything / everything on the menu, (eyes closed even!) and it will be delicious! Excellent, excellent, excellent, and I am fussy!

Now, the downsides. The chairs in this restaurant are horrible. They are short, flat, hard, creaky and crippling. These chairs are so bad, they may have been previously used as an interrogation tool :( Ouch!! Also, although the temperature is pleasant and the restaurant nicely clean, the atmosphere is somewhat lacking. All hard surfaces make for auditorium-like ambiance. Really too bad as these two deficiencies would not be expensive to correct.

However, if you bring a couple of telephone books to raise yourself up, and a cushion to sit on, your set!

This restaurant serves absolutely delicious food!! The service is wonderful! Great staff, great chef! No better restaurant in Western New York. Six stars for food and service. The Buffalo Gourmet guarantees this restaurant will please you!

Thank you for sending in your review. The community appreciates your feedback.

Pros: Superb Food! outstanding Service! Excellent Value!

Cons: The chairs will cripple you.

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The atmosphere is trendy but cozy. Although as the night goes on it gets a bit louder, the patrons seem oblivious to anything outside their table. The service is always equisite as I have been here several times. The homemade ravioli never disappoints and the pork tenderloin is always done to perfection. Love it.

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★★★★★

The atmosphere is trendy but cozy. Although as the night goes on it gets a bit louder, the patrons seem oblivious to anything outside their table. The service is always equisite as I have been here several times. The homemade ravioli never disappoints and the pork tenderloin is always done to perfection. Love it.

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The Left Bank has been my choice for several special occassions in the past few years. The atmoshere is cozy and quaint, yet fun. The food has been some of the best I have eaten in the Buffalo area...extremely flavorful with a wide selection to choose from. The waitstaff is friendly, and the service was prompt and unobtrusive. I would suggest reservations, especially on a weekend. I have recommended The Left Bank to many friends and coworkers as a perfect place to celebrate or just enjoy an upscale meal.

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The Left Bank has been my choice for several special occassions in the past few years. The atmoshere is cozy and quaint, yet fun. The food has been some of the best I have eaten in the Buffalo area...extremely flavorful with a wide selection to choose from. The waitstaff is friendly, and the service was prompt and unobtrusive. I would suggest reservations, especially on a weekend. I have recommended The Left Bank to many friends and coworkers as a perfect place to celebrate or just enjoy an upscale meal.

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My girlfriend and I went for our anniversary. Our waitress seemed a bit pretentious, and the bus boy was at our table more than she was (remove empty plates, refill drinks, get more bread, box leftovers). The food is amazing. I had the pork tenderloin in cranberry sauce and I'll be talking about it for years. Even though I was completely stuffed we still split a tiramisu which had fresh creme, strawberries, and raspberries on the side. Its a bit on the pricier side, but you get what you pay for. Also we went on a Tuesday and it was still packed and quite loud in the dining area.
Yes the parking lot is small, but so is the restaurant.

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★★★★★

My girlfriend and I went for our anniversary. Our waitress seemed a bit pretentious, and the bus boy was at our table more than she was (remove empty plates, refill drinks, get more bread, box leftovers). The food is amazing. I had the pork tenderloin in cranberry sauce and I'll be talking about it for years. Even though I was completely stuffed we still split a tiramisu which had fresh creme, strawberries, and raspberries on the side. Its a bit on the pricier side, but you get what you pay for. Also we went on a Tuesday and it was still packed and quite loud in the dining area.
Yes the parking lot is small, but so is the restaurant.

Pros: taste, variety

Cons: noise level, can be intimdating

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this is a reliable restaurant that never disappoints - the food is very good, the wine excellent, and the atmosphere great - you will need a reservation as they tend to get very busy and consistently stay that way - tucked away off Richmond Ave makes it a little hard to find if you do not know Buffalo, but use mapquest. I guarantee the trip will be worth it

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★★★★★

this is a reliable restaurant that never disappoints - the food is very good, the wine excellent, and the atmosphere great - you will need a reservation as they tend to get very busy and consistently stay that way - tucked away off Richmond Ave makes it a little hard to find if you do not know Buffalo, but use mapquest. I guarantee the trip will be worth it

Pros: food, atmosphere, wine selection

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Left Bank is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Buffalo, whether I am out with friends, having a romantic date with my boyfriend or just want a couple of drinks.

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Left Bank is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Buffalo, whether I am out with friends, having a romantic date with my boyfriend or just want a couple of drinks.

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The Left Bank is a cozy little restaurant almost hidden in the city of Buffalo. Once you find it, though, you'll keep coming back! The food is excellent, the service is attentive - what more can you ask for?

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★★★★★

The Left Bank is a cozy little restaurant almost hidden in the city of Buffalo. Once you find it, though, you'll keep coming back! The food is excellent, the service is attentive - what more can you ask for?

Pros: Large menu, Cozy

Cons: Small

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HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL OR EXPERIENCE HERE......SERVICE ALWAYS EXCELLENT.......BUT BE SURE TO MAKE A RESERVATION!!

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HAVE NEVER HAD A BAD MEAL OR EXPERIENCE HERE......SERVICE ALWAYS EXCELLENT.......BUT BE SURE TO MAKE A RESERVATION!!

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Left bank has a wonderful, imaginative menu for when you're tired of the same old restaurant food.

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Left bank has a wonderful, imaginative menu for when you're tired of the same old restaurant food.

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The Left Bank's warm brick interior featuring the art of local painters evokes the Parisian setting that inspired its artist-owner. The menu offers reasonably priced peasant and bourgeois fare, which differ in style more than price. The…

 

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