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01/23/2011Provided by Citysearch
I was recently here for brunch with a group of friends. As our reservation number changed (a few times) the hostess was very accomadating about the changes. Our table was ready quickly, despite the different request. The service was amazing, friendly and efficient. Drinks were brought quickly, and the food was very good. The live music was entertaining and the space is quaint. I highly recommend this place for brunch!
10/03/2010Provided by Citysearch
I went there with some friends this summer and was expecting another overpriced restaurant. However, this restaurant was worth it, and I am not easily impressed. The food was delicious and very creative. Kind of pricey for this area, but the portions are very large.
05/22/2010Provided by Citysearch
10/29/11 -Did they change the cook??? Last time i was there it was the best, couldnt wait to come back. Took fiance there for birthday dinner this past weekend and the food was pretty bad - got the orange roughy and he got the angus steak w/ lobster. Ordered two appetizers that were probably better than our meals but thats not saying much. We were crammed in with other couples and was so loud in there i couldnt hear the waitress most of the time. I can take the atmosphere when the food is great but it was really average. probably wont be back as have definitely found better food with much better atmosphere. Sorry Left Bank, totally disappointed -
05/05/2010Provided by Citysearch
I would not recomment Left Bank. We were a few minutes early for our reservation but didn't get seated for like 20 minutes. The place was very loud. The service was slow and they nickel and dimed me for everything. My husband and I got 2 sodas each at 2.50/each. For $20 plus per meal I think we should have at least gotten free refills. I can go to my local McDonald and get free refills all day long. I will not be stepping foot back into Left Bank.
11/27/2009Provided by Citysearch
Even as a current Los Angeles resident, this is hands-down my favorite restaurant...anywhere! I'm a Buffalo native, and am sure to make my reservations for dinner at Left Bank before each and every visit home. The food is incredible (my favorite is the Panko-breaded chicken), the atmosphere comfortably hip, and the service is outstanding. Whether you're looking for someplace new and interesting, or are from out-of-town and want the best Buffalo has to offer, Left Bank will not disappoint!
09/07/2009Provided by Citysearch
Their is not an item on this menu that isnt prepared perfectly, presented with utmost care, and delivered professionally and steaming hot. The prices are so reasonable for the quality of ingredients used. I have literally wanted to throw my arms around the chef the meals are THAT good..Just an amazing dining experience..
02/11/2009Provided by Citysearch
i have only been there for dinner (maybe 4 times?) but hope to return for brunch. the restaurant is nicely decorated and cozy and have not had a bad food experience. the picky side of me wishes they would switch up their menu more, but i will definitely continue to be a repeat customer.
08/19/2007Provided by Citysearch
The Buffalo Gourmet and Mrs. Gourmet have eaten at the Left Bank perhaps a half dozen times this summer. This is absolutely superb food and service, no exceptions!! Invariably, the food is fresh, large satisfying portions, excellent presentation, very reasonable prices, fast friendly service, easy convenient parking, and easy access. The food in this restaurant is as good as any I have ever eaten anywhere in the world at any price. And they serve my favorite Irish Stout! One of the few restaurants I can say I can order absolutely anything / everything on the menu, (eyes closed even!) and it will be delicious! Excellent, excellent, excellent, and I am fussy!
Now, the downsides. The chairs in this restaurant are horrible. They are short, flat, hard, creaky and crippling. These chairs are so bad, they may have been previously used as an interrogation tool :( Ouch!! Also, although the temperature is pleasant and the restaurant nicely clean, the atmosphere is somewhat lacking. All hard surfaces make for auditorium-like ambiance. Really too bad as these two deficiencies would not be expensive to correct.
However, if you bring a couple of telephone books to raise yourself up, and a cushion to sit on, your set!
This restaurant serves absolutely delicious food!! The service is wonderful! Great staff, great chef! No better restaurant in Western New York. Six stars for food and service. The Buffalo Gourmet guarantees this restaurant will please you!
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05/18/2007Provided by Citysearch
The atmosphere is trendy but cozy. Although as the night goes on it gets a bit louder, the patrons seem oblivious to anything outside their table. The service is always equisite as I have been here several times. The homemade ravioli never disappoints and the pork tenderloin is always done to perfection. Love it.
01/07/2007Provided by Citysearch
The Left Bank has been my choice for several special occassions in the past few years. The atmoshere is cozy and quaint, yet fun. The food has been some of the best I have eaten in the Buffalo area...extremely flavorful with a wide selection to choose from. The waitstaff is friendly, and the service was prompt and unobtrusive. I would suggest reservations, especially on a weekend. I have recommended The Left Bank to many friends and coworkers as a perfect place to celebrate or just enjoy an upscale meal.
03/17/2006Provided by Citysearch
My girlfriend and I went for our anniversary. Our waitress seemed a bit pretentious, and the bus boy was at our table more than she was (remove empty plates, refill drinks, get more bread, box leftovers). The food is amazing. I had the pork tenderloin in cranberry sauce and I'll be talking about it for years. Even though I was completely stuffed we still split a tiramisu which had fresh creme, strawberries, and raspberries on the side. Its a bit on the pricier side, but you get what you pay for. Also we went on a Tuesday and it was still packed and quite loud in the dining area.
Yes the parking lot is small, but so is the restaurant.
09/03/2005Provided by Citysearch
this is a reliable restaurant that never disappoints - the food is very good, the wine excellent, and the atmosphere great - you will need a reservation as they tend to get very busy and consistently stay that way - tucked away off Richmond Ave makes it a little hard to find if you do not know Buffalo, but use mapquest. I guarantee the trip will be worth it
Phone: (716) 882-3509
Address: 511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY 14213
Left Bank Restaurant
Parking: Lot, Private
Bike Parking: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: No
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Price Range : Average
Good for Kids: No
Good For Groups: Yes
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