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Left Bank - Larkspur

$$ - $$$French, European,
507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328
+1 415-927-3331
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good45%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
11:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a late lunch, which worked well as it appeared to have been packed earlier. Service was good. The appearance was very nice. Food was dominantly French, as is expected at a Brasserie. Good draft beer and an excellent wine list...More

Thank Dunsmurian
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had our work holiday dinner at the Left Bank’s private room and the room in front of the private room .. it was a little cramped for us at 65 people, but the service hands down was great. The food was excellent. We did...More

Thank ddkpp
Reviewed 16 November 2017

Kara rocks it! She knew we were on our first date and she made us feel so comfortable and gave us a great table that was in a quiet section...she was professional, friendly, courteous and made us feel so at home...a chilled bottle of Roederer,...More

Thank Angelina C
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We had eaten three previous meals here and they were much better than they used to be. Due to this, we book again, taking a friend who is married to a cook who is french. Both she and I were very disappointed in our salads..She...More

Thank Alice S
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We had a very pleasant lunch. The charcuterie plate was quite good--the liver pate in particular. As has always been the case, more toasts would have been welcome. The onion soup is excellent and better than most one gets in Paris. The Loup du Mer...More

Thank Zin3
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent appetizer, steak and frites and cheese plate for dessert. Sauces for the steak we tasty. Service was friendly and responsive.

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Beautiful decor and ambiance. Then other things fell short. Steak au poivre was strange. (Tough meat and sauce was very wrong) Drinks were good. Fondue was excellent. Didn't stay for dessert. Would go back to try again if ever in CA again.

Thank TravelLoverSchlag
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

You definitely want to try the bread out. Lightly crunchy top with a melting soft inside that caresses your mouth. The Poulet Roti is to eat for. Love love love.

Thank Edgar O
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place isn't cheap, but the food, service and ambience are all excellent. My wife had an excellent brunch, while I had the steak frites with a classic au poivre sauce. Everything was cooked to perfection, with generous, but not ridiculous portions. The interior feels...More

Thank David R
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Small chain that emulates French bistro. Good selection especially seafood. Full bar, good wine choices. Great Happy Hour options.

Thank californian10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 AM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 507 Magnolia Ave, Larkspur, CA 94939-1328
    (Ward St.)
  • Public Transportation: Golden Gate Transit across the street. 5 minute cab ride from the Larskpur Ferry Terminal.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  Larkspur
  • Phone Number: +1 415-927-3331
  • E-mail
Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in the historic Blue Rock Inn in charming downtown Larkspur. Built in 1895 during the railroad era, The Blue Rock Inn was a popular weekend destination for San Franciscans to come dance and picnic under the stars. Open since 1994, Left Bank continues to be a destination for folks from all over the Bay Area to enjoy a casual snack on the sunny terrace, a glass of wine or hand crafted cocktail at the lively bar, or an elegant dining experience near the fireplace. At Left Bank, you are sure to capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris. Nineteen years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Marcon offers an often changing, French brasserie menu of hearty, rustic, and authentic dishes featuring a diverse selection of natural meats, sustainable seafood, fresh local vegetables, salads and sumptuous desserts.
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