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Left Bank Cafe

36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
+1 518-354-8166
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“crepes” (35 reviews)
“tartines” (7 reviews)
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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36 Broadway, Saranac Lake, NY 12983-5730
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

We have dinner at the Left Bank every time we are in Saranac Lake, which is sadly not all that often. We like the Left Bank because we enjoy the atmosphere, the food is great, we like to take our time with friends, and we...More

Thank Welkin2
Reviewed 15 January 2018

The cafe is off the beaten path in Saranac Lake, so I think not too many tourists know about it but it is certainly worth a visit especially if you are a French food aficionado. The cafe is quite small and very cozy. The food...More

Thank ProudCat
Reviewed 4 January 2018

Nice location a bit Spartan on furnishings. Service was ok, not great. Food ok and escargot came cold.

Thank placiddad2018
Reviewed 1 January 2018

My husband and I had our New Years Eve dinner at Left Bank and it was so festive and cozy and delicious! So many places jack up the prices on NYE, but we got appetizers, generous entrees, and decedent desserts all for less than you...More

Thank Sonia B
Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here on a very cold night - the soup warmed us up a little and we then enjoyed the entrees: the duck and pork dishes are highly recommendable (the parsnip puree coming with the pork was sooo smooth, for the duck dish...More

Thank Katharina F
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

My wife and I went there on a Thursday night for one of their $20 a person nights in France. My wife and I each each had a glass of the Malbec wine which was very good. For $20 a piece we each got an...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I ate lunch here are were impressed. We both had the French onion soup which was terrific. The broth was rich, the onions thick and the cheese/crouton perfect. A simple salad and glass of French Chardonnay was perfect. My husband loved his...More

Thank Hutch47
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

Walked into this amazing space looking for something different. Something flavorful and out of the norm in S.L. Wasn't not very busy, but it's dark and cold in November. I had looked around, and it was slow all over town. Decided to order. The lamb,...More

Thank bluesquid
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The attentive and friendly service, charming interior, made this a delightful dinner. The food was "good", tasty and well-prepared. I have been to excellent French restaurants, and I do not think it would be unfair to point out, contrary to other reviews, that while I...More

Thank adkmts46er
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We ate here both nights when we were in Saranac Lake, because it was so good. The service was great, and they allowed you to eat in a leisurely way. Everything we had was good!

Thank Judith G
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Jim M
12 August 2017|
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Response from Joel N | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they have a bar where you can eat. I am also sure they will let you sit at a table on your own.
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Romantic, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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