Buffalo >Food & Dining > The Left Bank
511 Rhode Island St, Buffalo, NY | Directions 1421342.912762 -78.882966
Monday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 12:00 AM Sunday From 11:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Neighborhoods: Front Park
good food and ambience – 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.
Simply the best – The food is excellent, the service is excellent, and the wine list is fantastic. If someone can find a better restaurant in the city of Buffalo...Please let me know.
Superb Food ! - A Buffalo Gourmet Review – 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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Best pork tenderloin – 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.
The Perfect Place to Celebrate – 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.
Packed every night, this sophisticated restaurant marries eclectic cuisines in a sophisticated setting. – In Short
All warm rosy brick and white linen, the building's best nineteenth-century features are emphasized. The outdoor patio opens onto the mild summer air and velvet night skies. The grilled asparagus wrapped in Parma prosciutto with avocado aioli is a winner, as are the seared sea scallops with carrot-cucumber slaw topped with crab scampi. The blackened talapia, layered with bok choy, mushrooms, bean sprouts and miso sauce, is Asian-fusion perfection.
Sensational Food – 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.
our favorite – 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
One of the Best! – Left Bank is by far one of my favorite restaurants in Buffalo, whether I am out with friends, having a romantic date with my boyfriend or just want a couple of drinks.
Left Bank is great for dates! – The Left Bank is a cozy little restaurant almost hidden in the city of Buffalo. Once you find it, though, you'll keep coming back! The food is excellent, the service is attentive - what more can you ask for?
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