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Left Bank Cafe

36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
+1 518-354-8166
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (34 reviews)
“creme brulee” (6 reviews)
“tartine” (9 reviews)
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

If you're in the Saranac Lake area, you don't have to suffer from food envy with those dining in Lake Placid. One reason is the Left Bank Cafe. If you're looking for daring, innovative French cuisine, this is not the place. But if you're looking...More

Thank murrayhill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful wine plus vegetarian selections and live band. We were there for Bastille Day. Delightful!

Thank lori4island
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had reserved, and were rewarded with a nice quiet table-for-two in the back corner. Our server was not shy to recommend the coq-au-vin [under a different name on menu] and the scallops. Both dishes were delicious and portions were not-too-big, but enough. We started...More

Thank Morgan2010
Reviewed 18 June 2017

As recommended by the owner of the Porcupine Inn, we visited the Left Bank Cafe for dinner. We thoroughly enjoyed all courses (including great bread) which were prepared in the classic French style. Our waitress was attentive and interested and gave us some suggestions for...More

Thank Steven N
Reviewed 13 June 2017

Had a delightful dinner on the porch, overlooking the Saranac River. Started off with warm bread with avocado, salmon and goat cheese and had the Steak au poivre - cooked to perfection - medium rare. Everything was delicious. Service a little flaky, (didn't bring a...More

Thank alicarp65
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

3.5! We stopped in for bfast before a hike. Our server was really friendly and quite nice. Coffee is terrific. Not a lot of options (unless you want crepes) for bfast, especially a standard bfast which was what my dining companion was after. I had...More

Thank Crowlberg
Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The Hostess was very nice and made the dinner memorable. She made great recommendations regarding wine, cheese, and charcuteries! Very reasonably priced.

Thank jdkmsw
Reviewed 21 May 2017

The restaurant ambiance is only outdone by the graciousness of Ann, the proprietor, and her culinary expertise. Whether is a perfectly cooked rack of lamb to melt in your mouth buttery salmon, properly seared scallops or vegetarian dished they are all carefully prepared. She has...More

Thank ccohan9355
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Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

In the middle of a very busy day we stopped in for a delicious lunch. The eggs benedict were wonderful. Ann was gracious as always and her staff were pleasantly attentive. It is nice to live in a place where local businesses such as The...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 12 April 2017

I have said this more than once here. Great food, not to be missed, enjoy. It s lovely sitting outside on the narrow terrace which overhangs the river. Really.

Thank ansophia
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13 September 2016|
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Response from Anne S | Property representative |
Merci! for your inquiry about the fall schedule at the Left Bank Cafe. Wednesday Thursday 5pm-9pm (Great Music 9/14 & 9/15) Friday Saturday 9am-9pm Sunday (Brunch all day) 9am-3pm
25 March 2015|
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Response from Anne S | Property representative |
Thank you for your questoin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Saranac Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 518-354-8166
  • E-mail
French Cafe/Bistro serving all day. Croissants & espresso, crepes & tartines, soups & salads, French Regional specialties, wine pairings, riverside dining in the summer. Annual break from November 14th to November 30th and Apri 19th to April 26th
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