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Left Bank Cafe

36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
+1 518-354-8166
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good29%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“crepes” (26 reviews)
“tartine” (10 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We never made it out for Valentine's Day and thought several days later was good enough. We headed to our favorite in Saranac Lake, as the food is always so "delicious". How often can you say that?........not expected, not ordinary, not the usual, but "delicious"!...More

Thank Nancy8550
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped here for dinner as it was rated the best restaurant in Saranac Lake. The atmosphere is very casual and plain. It looks more like a bookstore than a restaurant. The food was good but not fabulous. Prices are reasonable. There was a talented...More

Thank Polly H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There really is a reason this place made it to the top of recommended restaurants in Saranac Lake. Low keyed service...was warm and efficient and the food was delicious! Will return!

Thank susan911
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for my boyfriend's birthday dinner. Dinner and dessert were delicious! Service was great, and we loved the jazz piano player. Overall great experience.

Thank Dannielle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have dinner at the Left Bank every time we are in Saranac Lake, which is sadly not all that often. We like the Left Bank because we enjoy the atmosphere, the food is great, we like to take our time with friends, and we...More

Thank Welkin2
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The cafe is off the beaten path in Saranac Lake, so I think not too many tourists know about it but it is certainly worth a visit especially if you are a French food aficionado. The cafe is quite small and very cozy. The food...More

Thank ProudCat
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Nice location a bit Spartan on furnishings. Service was ok, not great. Food ok and escargot came cold.

Thank placiddad2018
Reviewed 1 January 2018

My husband and I had our New Years Eve dinner at Left Bank and it was so festive and cozy and delicious! So many places jack up the prices on NYE, but we got appetizers, generous entrees, and decedent desserts all for less than you...More

Thank cinemasonia414
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on a very cold night - the soup warmed us up a little and we then enjoyed the entrees: the duck and pork dishes are highly recommendable (the parsnip puree coming with the pork was sooo smooth, for the duck dish...More

Thank Katharina F
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went there on a Thursday night for one of their $20 a person nights in France. My wife and I each each had a glass of the Malbec wine which was very good. For $20 a piece we each got an...More

Thank Brian G
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Jim M
12 August 2017|
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Response from Joel N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a bar where you can eat. I am also sure they will let you sit at a table on your own.
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
25 March 2015|
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Response from Anne S | Property representative |
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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