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!
Lugar muy romántico, excelente calidad de comidad y excelente atención! Altamente recomendable.
Consistently great dining with a French flair. The steak tartar is perfect; the onion soup a little too thin for my taste, but with plenty of cheese on top. Main courses are beautifully presented but quite pricy. The Iles Flottant for dessert is delicous, but with an unusual presentation. The "islands" are NOT floating in the cream sauce, but instead sit next to it--perfect for dipping.
Our family has been coming to the Left Bank for decades. The current owners who took over a few years ago have made some huge changes in decor and some of the menu, but thankfully they have left some of the classics intact....in particular the souffle! You must order either the chocolate or grand mariner souffle for dessert. Great wines, delicious food and usually attentive service. A perfect place for a special occasion, a family meal or a romantic dinner for a couple.
Elegante restaurante con excelente servicio y su menú perfectamente preparado. El filete a la pimienta es un descubrimiento... lo mismo que el paté de foi...
Has a serious wine list at seriously reasonable prices; and I know my wines and their cost. Really very very good. And even great wines by the half bottle. Seriously good (also because of the prices) compared to the best restaurants around the world who double, triple and sometimes quadruple the prices. Food is one of the best in the Vail Valley. For sure to repeat. Chocolate Soufle was great. Halibut great.
We have dined here many times and the food and atmosphere are superb. This time we had reservations but could not eat in the dining room as my spouse had a ski injury. Alina arranged ‘carry out’ dinner for us, it was over the top. Thank you!!
We went for drinks and apps. Old fashion was perfect. Escargot was super with lots of fresh garlic, beef tartar was so tasty with perfect seasoning, shrimp was great and chocolate soufflÃ© to die for..... linen tablecloths and silver make this restaurant classy. The service was superb!