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Left Bank Cafe

36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
+1 518-354-8166
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (34 reviews)
“creme brulee” (6 reviews)
“tartine” (9 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
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Reviewed 1 week ago

As recommended by the owner of the Porcupine Inn, we visited the Left Bank Cafe for dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed all courses (including great bread) which were prepared in the classic French style. Our waitress was attentive and interested and gave us some suggestions for...More

Thank Steven N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a delightful dinner on the porch, overlooking the Saranac River. Started off with warm bread with avocado, salmon and goat cheese and had the Steak au poivre - cooked to perfection - medium rare. Everything was delicious. Service a little flaky, (didn't bring a...More

Thank alicarp65
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

3.5! We stopped in for bfast before a hike. Our server was really friendly and quite nice. Coffee is terrific. Not a lot of options (unless you want crepes) for bfast, especially a standard bfast which was what my dining companion was after. I had...More

Thank Crowlberg
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Hostess was very nice and made the dinner memorable. She made great recommendations regarding wine, cheese, and charcuteries! Very reasonably priced.

Thank jdkmsw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant ambiance is only outdone by the graciousness of Ann, the proprietor, and her culinary expertise. Whether is a perfectly cooked rack of lamb to melt in your mouth buttery salmon, properly seared scallops or vegetarian dished they are all carefully prepared. She has...More

Thank ccohan9355
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

In the middle of a very busy day we stopped in for a delicious lunch. The eggs benedict were wonderful. Ann was gracious as always and her staff were pleasantly attentive. It is nice to live in a place where local businesses such as The...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have said this more than once here. Great food, not to be missed, enjoy. It s lovely sitting outside on the narrow terrace which overhangs the river. Really.

Thank ansophia
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped here on a whim and glad we did. Walk in there are books on the shelf, a man playing The dulcimer, people discussing music and literature. I had the La Tartine Oceane and it was spot on good! The coffee had full flavor and...More

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here on the way home from Lake Placid. The cafe is right on the river with a very cool vibe. There was a live dulcimer player. There are books all around. I had the Tartine Indienne and it was...More

Thank Nikki S
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Delicious bistro food, somewhat slow service. I shared the cheeseboard and bread, with two other people, plus enjoyed a crock of French onion soup which was outstanding. And then some smoked salmon was shared as well. Somewhat chilly in the restaurant that day as the...More

Thank Cheryl K
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Can you tell me when you are open in September 2016? Still just Wednesdays and Sundays? Thank you!
13 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
Will you still be on your winter schedule as of April 12-19? If not, what times and days will you be open then?
25 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
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 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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