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“A Taste of France in Marin County”

Left Bank - Larkspur
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Ranked #2 of 46 Restaurants in Larkspur
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$20 - US$35
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Ward St.
Transit: Golden Gate Transit across the street. 5 minute cab ride from the Larskpur Ferry Terminal.
Description: Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in the historic Blue Rock Inn in charming downtown Larkspur. Built in 1895 during the railroad era, The Blue Rock Inn was a popular weekend destination for San Franciscans to come dance and picnic under the stars. Open since 1994, Left Bank continues to be a destination for folks from all over the Bay Area to enjoy a casual snack on the sunny terrace, a glass of wine or hand crafted cocktail at the lively bar, or an elegant dining experience near the fireplace. At Left Bank, you are sure to capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris. Nineteen years of working with local organic farms allows us to bring you the best seasonal ingredients available. Chef de Cuisine Fabrice Marcon offers an often changing, French brasserie menu of hearty, rustic, and authentic dishes featuring a diverse selection of natural meats, sustainable seafood, fresh local vegetables, salads and sumptuous desserts.
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Left Bank is a tried and true favorite for dinner, especially when entertaining out of town guests. The service is great, and the food never disappoints. The dining room is comfortable and welcoming, with a full bar.

Thank JBialik
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Reviewed 5 February 2018

We love this restaurant and would not dine anywhere else when we visit Larkspur. Our party of five gathered for a family dinner, and each of us left feeling satisfied and a little pampered by the waitstaff. Left Bank offers authentic French cuisine served in lavish style and surroundings. Following excellent Moules Florentine and calamari appetizers, each of us ordered from a nice selection of dinner salads and then enjoyed scrumptious entries. The salmon and double-cut pork chops were particularly delicious, as were the Petit Brûlée and Profiteroles deserts. This was a lovely dining experience, and we'll be back.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018

A number of months back after a disappointing experience, Left Bank took what I consider the easy way out and sent us a gift card. We finally decided to eat there and use the card, (we weren't inclined to go there on our own dime). So was the service any better this time? Not really. Nothing like standing at a host's desk and being ignored while they are on the phone. Have they not heard of making eye contact? Three people for lunch with a tab of $155.00 out the door (before gift card). No wonder the place was 60%+ empty.

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1  Thank gtopor24
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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

What to eat after watching movie on a rainy day? French, of course. Very much enjoyed our light meal in the bar area. At 3:00 we almost had the restaurant to ourselves. Ordered pate (love coarse pate), mussels, pommes frites and ahi tuna nicoise. All excellent. Service and food great. Only negatives: chilly air that comes in when anyone walks in the front door and uncomfortable cane type chairs. Other than that, we will be back but will try the main dining room hoping for more comfortable seating and warmth on a rainy day.

Thank Debbie G
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Twice this week I have been with people ordering an appetizer as dinner. Maddie and Mike took care of us cheerfully with a seemingly genuine friendliness. The food was superb, the service great, the atmosphere delightful, and the price was reasonable. As that old song says: Who can ask for anything more?

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