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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)
Open Now
09:00 - 21:00All hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
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11 - 20 of 193 reviews

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
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We had soup and wine-very nice atmosphere. Soup and wine were excellent. Limited menu but very good.

Thank placiddad
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Do not miss a trip to the cafe. A stylish and welcoming venue, with terrific service, we had a delightful lunch. The trout salad was lovely, as were the tomato soup and the open-faced sandwiches. We'll definitely be back.

Reviewed 3 January 2017

This was not our first visit to the Left Bank Cafe where we have sampled breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The ambience imitates elements I have seen in various cafes and bistros in France where I lived and worked for about a year spread over several...More

Thank 136GeneK696
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Was doing window shopping on a Saturday in December in Saranac lake and came across this cafe. I did some TA research to read about the top rated restaurants in SL and this was on the list. We strolled down the Main Street and stopped...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Quaint little spot on the river...Quiet for NY Eve lunch. Great food and service! The La Fin Due Monde was excellent!

Thank Brett K
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just visited the LBC. The service was excellent: courteous and prompt, not overly friendly, just like we appreciate it. We ordered the baguette and olive oil. The oil and balsamic reduction were truly excellent. My wife had the salmon, which was...More

Thank nannerottolo
Reviewed 16 December 2016

This French-American Restaurant is awesome! We had a wonderful dining experience complete with solid recommendations from Anne, the server. The food was varied and very good, the atmosphere was quiet and conversation with your tablemate is easy. If we had stayed in the area another...More

Thank Florence (Lori) K
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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
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 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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