This was my favorite restaurant on this trip to Vail. The atmosphere, the service and fare were excellent. From the starters to the main course and desert, everything was served just right . We split the Dover sole that was fantastic . Served and filleted at the table. Perfectly cooked . Compliments to the chef and staff. I would go back again on our next trip.
We enjoyed the food, service, and decor of The Left Bank. We both enjoyed our first course (French Onion soup for him and escargots for me). I wanted trout but can't stand capers so the chef fixed a lemon chive sauce that was delicious. My husband greatly enjoyed his pork chops (the special that evening). They were thick and tasty. The service was perfect: friendly but not hovering. Our drink were good. We were going to have dessert but were just too full, They do souffles and also had Ile Flotant on the menu which I haven't seen anywhere except for when I was in Toulousse, France on a lovely boat restaurant on the river. I definitely would recommend this spot.
After a perfect day of strolling in Vail Village my husband unexpectedly declared he wanted french food for dinner...what? That's a new one. So we passed by The Left Bank, read their menu and the decision was made after we saw the Dover Sole Meuniere for 2. Even though we saw the steep, and I mean steep ($120) price. After all we were on vacation, never had time the week before to go somewhere special for my birthday and well...we just deserved it! We started out by sharing the very rich and delicious duck liver pâté as an appetizer. Good call on the share, as it would have been too much for one person. OK, so my mouth was starting to water for the sole. The waiter brought it out whole and carefully deboned it tableside -- not a speck of bone left behind :) We each thoroughly enjoyed this one of a kind, hard to find dish with whipped potatoes and perfectly done veggies, with a nice glass of white wine. The meal was not over filling so we decided to order dessert, which I hardly ever do, so I wanted to keep it light. The meringue floating on top of crème anglaise was just the perfect amount of sweetness while keeping it light. This was the kind of meal that makes you want to just hang around so the experience doesn't have to stop. I mean, I can't say enough about our time there. Yes, it was expensive, but well worth it and sometimes... you just have to treat your overworked selves. I'm so glad we found it and can't wait to return.
This has to be the best restaurant in Vail. The decor is beautifully done, the service was exceptional, and the food was wonderful.
White tablecloth, candlelight, fine wine, and gourmet French food by the creek. Travel clothes, no reservation, and unfashionably early for French dining. The Left Bank was very accommodating when we showed up on their doorstep. Don't be fooled by the menu prices, the portions are generous.
A beautiful restaurant with great service. My only criticism would be the wine list. Although extensive, there should really have been a house wine, or something under $100! I enjoy a good wine, but most were way too heavy for my taste. (My husband and the other man in the party enjoyed a St Emillion.) I don't like to pay a lot for wine if I'm not enjoying it! The Elk chops were superb - I thoroughly recommend them.
Stellar meal. All four of us ordered the pepper steak - all done differently - and all four pepper steaks arrived with exactly the subtle variations we requested. One of our crew had been here a few years back and he raved about the pepper steak with so much enthusiasm that we all decided to order it. Good choice. The steak is filet mignonette cooked with/in a white pepper sauce. It was superb and comes with a really fine salad. We also ordered a couple of appetizers - artichokes and a really fine raw salmon cured in herbs. Both were splendid. There was absolutely no pretense around these fine meals and the service was direct and genuine. The two wines we had were both Burgundies and were excellent recommendations. The wine list is impressive and weighted to some pricey French wines but there were plenty of good modestly priced wines as well. I found the decor comfortable and it was sufficiently quiet so it was easy to hear. Taken together this a great classic French restaurant with perfect ambience. Make sure to include it if you're in Vail.
We walked in off the street and found, much to our surprise a truly world class restaurant. The bouillabaisse seafood dish was as good as one will find on any coast. The veal was equally exquisite. Highly recommend.
My husband and I hadn't eaten at The Left Bank for at least 10 years. We now know that we had made a mistake by skipping it during all those prior ski trips. This week, we had a fantastic fine dining experience at this most outstanding of Vail's numerous French restaurants. My duck a l'orange and my husband's fish entree were accompanied by perfectly prepared vegetables and crispy homemade rolls. Onion soup was luscious. And the superb service enhanced our evening. I don't know why this restaurant isn't more popular -- perhaps it's the old-fashioned sign and the slightly hidden entrance. The restaurant itself is decorated in a beautiful, understated way,and affords a significant amount of privacy for a couple dining at a prime Vail Village location. We can't comment on desserts, sorry -- we were too happily full to try them.
The foods were so good the service was great Will go back
Le site est magnifique au cœur de cette qui est un bijou Carte très riche et la cuisine est excellente. La carte des vins est exceptionnelle beaucoup de vins français introuvables en France et venant de producteurs renommés Bravo
My favorite place for chocolate soufflé in Vail. They are unmatched!!
We enjoyed our meal so much last year, that we decided to come again during our usual ski week in Vail. Honestly, it was the best meal we had in Vail - and we ate at some really nice places this week. Our server, Ashley T - who was from Asheville,NC was so very nice, friendly and helpful - not to mention efficient! They have quite a bit of selection for vegan/vegetarians which I was happy for. The French Onion Soup is vegetarian and so delicious! My husband had the tomato soup with a puff pastry topping and it was excellent as well. He ordered the lamb and thoroughly enjoyed it. The chef happily created a pasta dish for me that was not on the menu. It was amazing! Seasoned so well that I ate the whole thing and almost ordered one to take back to our condo for the next days meal! The dessert was a bit dissapointing - good but not great. We will definitely return next year!
The food was delicious. The service was excellent. The best meal in Vail in 4 nights! Lovely setting. The reach of lamb, snails, onion soup, and Pepper steak were all fantastic. It was a bit pricey but worth it. If that wasn't enough, and it was, they included a salad between courses and a small sweet plate after the meal!
We were on our way to another restaurant and actually stumbled across a small sign for the rear entrance and wondered what the menu was. We almost turned away due to lots of boxes on the stairs of the unremarkable backside. Aren't we glad we forged ahead. PHENOMENAL food, great service from "Beau." We started our meal with the most amazing lobster bisque, hands down best I have ever tested. The desert was a fresh citrus orange soufflé that one could only imagine, preceded by the most remarkable and tangy Elk dish we were privileged to experience. Just a really great experience overall, phenomenal food, phenomenal decorating, great service, our every need doted on, very authentic European French. HIGHLY recommend.
Had the french onion soup and the elk chops. The soup was more traditional than the usual american style of over use of cheese. Very nice it was. The elk chops were a little tough in places but overall it was nice.
This place has an elegant, yet comfy, ambiance. It's quiet and subdued. Our table was at the windows overlooking a creek. The cocktails were well made, the wine by the glass was quite good, the food excellent. The service excellent. I appreciated that the dinner entrees came with a salad before, and some little delicious cookies were served after dinner. I had a filet, my wife the duck. Both were excellent. She had a tasty pate for an appetizer, which she liked. I had onion soup, which was good, but not as good as everything else that we had. The portions were adequate, but I had to chuckle when the wines by the glass were described as 5 ounces, not 6 ounces, which is a usually a "full pour." I mean, really, 5 ounces instead of 6? One of the problems with Vail restaurants we found is that some of them are a bit "full of themselves," while this place lacks any feeling of haughtiness, arrogance or attitude. The background music was pleasing, some Edith Piaf, other music from the forties and fifties. I'd absolutely return here every time in Vail for a week. Maybe twice. I would absolutely go to this restaurant every time when in Vail.
Chef Jean-Michel Chelain is outstanding. We had a large group dinner at The Left Bank. The food, wine and service were all superb. The restaurant is located in the Sitzmark Lodge in Vail Village. I highly recommend.
At our group dinner for 40 people we had a choice of beef Wellington, lamb shank and chicken. All were very good. The portions were large. You might want to take some home. The fixed price of $60 included the entire, salad, tax and gratuity. Beverages were additional.
A superb dining experience. Dishes were perfectly presented and all were delicious. We started with the steak tartare and tomato soup and shared the Dover Sole. Finished with warmed pear tart. Service was excellent. Great ambience. Can't wait to visit again.