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Left Bank Cafe

36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
+1 518-354-8166
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“crepes” (36 reviews)
“tartines” (7 reviews)
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The Left Bank Cafe is a great little restaurant/cafe on the banks of the Saranac River. In the Summer there are tables on a porch directly over the water. Good food!

Thank MarcWanner
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Interesting and well prepared food. Wine and food pairings are well thought out. Casual and comfortable setting. There are lots of regular customers who enjoy the special atmosphere of the cafe.

Thank rack0flamb
Reviewed 23 February 2018

This is a cozy place along the left bank on the Saranac River. We've visited a few times, and now it's become a must. The service is terrific, and food/drink is of course off the charts. Most recently we enjoyed a salmon/risotto dish and a...More

Thank ALeahy1612
Reviewed 18 February 2018

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

2  Thank Nancy8550
Reviewed 11 February 2018 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 11 February 2018 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 3 February 2018 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 22 January 2018

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
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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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, View, Romantic
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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