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Left Bank Cafe

36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
+1 518-354-8166
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crepes” (33 reviews)
“tartine” (9 reviews)
“creme brulee” (6 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 3 January 2017

This was not our first visit to the Left Bank Cafe where we have sampled breakfasts, lunches and dinners. The ambience imitates elements I have seen in various cafes and bistros in France where I lived and worked for about a year spread over several...More

Thank 136GeneK696
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Was doing window shopping on a Saturday in December in Saranac lake and came across this cafe. I did some TA research to read about the top rated restaurants in SL and this was on the list. We strolled down the Main Street and stopped...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Quaint little spot on the river...Quiet for NY Eve lunch. Great food and service! The La Fin Due Monde was excellent!

Thank Brett K
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I just visited the LBC. The service was excellent: courteous and prompt, not overly friendly, just like we appreciate it. We ordered the baguette and olive oil. The oil and balsamic reduction were truly excellent. My wife had the salmon, which was...More

Thank nannerottolo
Reviewed 15 December 2016

This French-American Restaurant is awesome! We had a wonderful dining experience complete with solid recommendations from Anne, the server. The food was varied and very good, the atmosphere was quiet and conversation with your tablemate is easy. If we had stayed in the area another...More

Thank Florence (Lori) K
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We went to the Left Bank Cafe with a group of about 15 and it was wonderful. It is rustic, but warm and inviting. The service was great and the food was out of this world! The munchies at the bar were awesome and so...More

Thank cjrs314
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Four of us had breakfast and dinner here. Very quaint interior with of course, French accent and great French food. The breakfast crepes were fantastic. Porch overlooks Saranac River.

Thank NewYorkHiflier
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

Just great food. Very nice owner and chef. Loved it. French cuisine but flexible for kids. It is open daily and not as mentioned on TripAdvisor. Glad we called to check out if they're open otherwise we could have missed it.

Thank Yael R
Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had not been there in several years for no particular reason other than you get used to going to the same places. The owners of the camp we rent every year recommended we go. We took a couple visiting us with us. It is...More

Thank FloridaGold
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We found this place by accident, and were we happy we did! What a great place for great food, a fine European atmosphere, reasonable prices, and attentive, but not overly attentive service. Wonderful pate, breads and spreads, desserts (they also own the patisserie next door,...More

Thank 54RonC25
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Can you tell me when you are open in September 2016? Still just Wednesdays and Sundays? Thank you!
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
Will you still be on your winter schedule as of April 12-19? If not, what times and days will you be open then?
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 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