Two thumbs up, way up!
I had no complaints about a cocktail, onion soup and oysters. My wife however did not enjoy their homemade pasta and her burratta was served slightly too cold (should be at room temp). I would return but she would not. Looks like I won't be returning at least with her. Kurt was our waiter - he is also the bartender and he was very competent and made me feel right at home.
I have wanted to try the Left Bank for years, but for one reason or another we never seem to make it work. This year we made it work and had a memorable dinner. It started with the wine, we had two magnums of an absolutely magical 2010 second label Chateaux Margeaux Bordeaux, for appetizers we started with the French Onion Soup and shared Oysters Rockefeller, Escargot and a shot of Lobster Bisque. For entrees I had the vol au vent which was fantastic others in our group had the bouillabaisse and the steak au poivre which seemed equally as good. Since that was not enough food we somehow had to find room for the chocolate soufflÃ© as our finale, it did not disappoint. One of the best meals I have had in a long time. There is no doubt we will return next year!!
We have owned a condo across the street from this restaurant for 2 years and have been coming to Vail for 20 years and never stepped foot in here until tonight. Perhaps because of its location it is hard to find from walking around (itâ€™s inside the Sitzmark Lodge lobby). But for sure we were pleasantly surprised. Much of Vail is super casual, but occasionally, we like to dress up and do something special. This is our new choice for that. NY/Miami dinner club feel, French cuisine and French-emphasized wine list. Itâ€™s a taste of Paris in Colorado. We will go again. Probably a great dinner spot on the festive weekend with a fun bar scene later in evening.
We stopped here for a business dinner with colleagues and customers. Everyone loved it! The filet was perfectly done and the escargot was amazing!
Amazing food, great waiters, lovely decor!
Wine and dine!!! Quality French cuisine
Puff pastry stuffed with lobster and shrimp over a cream sauce, stop! Leave room for their exquisite desserts. All very high end, special place.
Love this spot
The food was excellent but the Bulgarian waiter was cranky and irritable. We would go back, but make sure we did not get him again for our waiter.
Highly recommend for wedding rehearsal dinner. Intimate and beautiful venue, extremely talented and highly personable Chef, and attentive professional servers. Thank you Jean-Michel Chelain (chef and owner) for a delightful evening.
Gorgeous atmosphere and delicious French cuisine! Super authentic & memorable
Wonderful food and great service.
What a treat this was. I went for happy hour and after sampling the filet sliders with Bernaise and the burrata appetizers, Iâ€™m amazed this place isnâ€™t wall to wall. But thatâ€™s ok; it feels like a well kept secret. I have noticed many premium prices in Vail.....I paid $14 for a hot dog one day, much to my chagrin. However, at this restaurant itâ€™s because they use premium ingredients in everything. The meat melts in your mouth. The tomatoes are sweet and juicy. The attention to detail is superb. The service is wonderful and friendly. I also had the peach cobbler a la mode which was delicious. I will absolutely come here again.
We so enjoyed a special evening at The Left Bank. My husband has been to France 25+times and thought our food was suburb. He was especially excited about the Vol au Vent de Homard which was a pastry shell dish filled with fresh seafood including lobster and spinach and asparagus with a saffron sauce. Everything was excellent including the service.
We arrived with a group of six. We were greeted enthusiastically and taken to our table. From the moment we sat Brian (sp?) took exceptional care of our table with the assistance of other members of the staff. Everyone raved about their food. I had beef Wellington that was perfectly cooked and the pastry still crispy. All of us enjoyed desert as well. The wine selection was perfect. Not in Vail often, but I would absolutely dine here again. Highly recommended.
We have been to many of the top restaurants in the country. All are worthy of high praise for a variety of reasons. The Left Bank is among the top in our list. First the food. It's excellent! My wife had the Vol au Vent de Homard which I had on a previous visit. It's a unique combination you won't find anywhere else. And is it ever good! I had the Steak au Poivre Blanc. Filets are available just about everywhere. But, the cognac cream sauce makes this selection very special. Second the service. Brian did a very fine job. LIke other staff members we encountered here he was friendly, informative, and conscientious performing his duties. Third the settings and ambiance. The furnishings are very rich, comfortable, and beautiful to see. Nothing artificial. Nothing is overdone. You can tell it was designed by someone who has very refined taste. And yet the feel of the room is one of comfort and fit without the stuffiness you might find sometimes in a fine dining location. Putting it altogether our meal there was an experience we look forward to repeating again. Our rating is based on fine dining to be a multi faceted special experience. If you do the same you won't be disappointed at the Left Bank.
I have eaten at the Left Bank many times over the years. I recently returned after a four year absence. Food and service were great. I had the rack of lamb for two. It was as good as Iâ€™ve ever had...if not better. I certainly would recommend this restaurant for a fine dining experience and wonderful food.
I have never been here but from what I have heard I can't wait to eat here!! Jean Michel I have heard such wonderful things about you and your restaurant from Jeremiah Mintener. I guess he used to work for you and learned so much from you!
Excellent French cuisine! Quality of food and staff are high, meals are generally without gluten and any dietary needs can be readily answered. Lighthearted but professional staff, excellent wine list, knowledgeable sommelier. Will go again next visit!