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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
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18:00 - 23:00
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San Antonio, Texas
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317 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

I would give them an Excellent except for the fact that there was a family of 8-10 near us, and all during our dinner, the 2 young ladies talked very loud andCONTINUALLY about which one of them had traveled more places and done more things. I REALLY don't believe the entire restaurant needed all this information. I am very surprised... More 

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

Thanks for checking us out! While we understand some of our guests can be quite talkative, we appreciate your patience with them as they enjoyed their experience alongside you. It means a lot to hear you enjoyed your meal so much, and I hope we see you again the next time you're in Vail! Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
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25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Over the top service and food. A fabulous and romantic dining experience and a great way to dine on our last night in Vail. Dover Sole prepared table side, Lobster Bisque, Pear Tart, fabulous breads and wine...the Chef here obviously knows what he is doing. Truly a magical place...I was amazed at the artistry with the vegetable presentations....truly lovely.

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

Thanks for the wonderfully kind words, Cynthia. It means a lot to know you enjoyed your experience so thoroughly, from the lobster bisque to the pear tart. I really appreciate you trying us out while you were in Vail and hope to see you again the next time you're in town. All the best, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Vail, Colorado
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135 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

I'm happy to report that Left Bank is back at the top of our list! After several rough visits and bad experiences with the front of the house we have had 3 or 4 excellent dining experiences! We have always loved the food and the quality does not fail or waiver! But the service has returned to its former impeccable... More 

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

It means a lot to hear you've had some really great experiences recently. We very much care about serving amazing, high-quality dishes, but knowing that the service has matched is very encouraging. Thanks for the loyalty over the years. It means a lot to have you as a guest of ours. Can't wait to see you again on your next... More 

Eagle, Colorado
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The Left Bank is absolutely amazing! Chef Jean-Michel has kept many of the former chef's dishes, and has added several of his own. He has also completely remodeled the interior, giving it a much more contemporary feel. For starters you can't go wrong with the foie gras (both the seared and terrine are to die for) or escargots (though can... More 

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

It means a lot to hear you've been following this restaurant's growth so closely. I'm delighted to hear you've enjoyed all the food and that you're so enthusiastic about our wine selection too. I really appreciate you taking the time to leave us such a thoughtful review, and I hope you'll join us again soon. Sincerely, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

Englewood, Colorado
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Left Bank is my favorite restaurant in Vail. Weeks before we left for Vail my daughter made a reservation for us to celebrate my birthday. No disappointment here. Our cocktails were perfect. We chose the house salad-so there would be plenty of room for our main course. Salads for us were just the right size. For our main dishes,... More 

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

It means a lot to me that you had such a wonderful birthday dinner. I'm pleased you enjoyed the filet and you got to try your daughter's salmon as well. Hearing that your special evening was made more special by our cocktails and food is one of the highest compliments we could receive. Thanks so much for making us a... More 

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Old restaurant updated with Kimberly and Jean-Michel at the helm. Great ambiance in bar and Restauant areas overlooking Gore Creek in Vail village. We started with perfect martinis at the bar and continued to dinner at the window We had amazing pan seared foie gras to start. Then a lovely house salad came with entree. I had the Vol du... More 

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

It's awesome that you started at the bar and then stayed for dinner, Carolyn. It sounds like you had a really full experience and were able to try a lot of things. Thanks for the wonderful compliments on our menu, and I look forward to seeing you again soon. Until next time, Jean-Michel, Owner More 

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 8 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.

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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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73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 

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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.

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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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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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.

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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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$80
Cuisine
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:00
Monday
18:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
18:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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