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“Left Bank Cafe is the classiest restaurant in Saranac lake”
Review of Left Bank Cafe

Left Bank Cafe
Ranked #1 of 38 Restaurants in Saranac Lake
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Cafe
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: 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
Reviewed 17 February 2014

High Tea at the left Bank is just absolutely amazing. The imported tea from France is delicious and the spread of pastries and finger foods is to die for. I also love the Air France posters on the walls, you really feel like you sitting in a cafe in France when dining or sipping tea/wine at the Left Bank.

Thank Jullian P
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

After a morning of skiing we found the Left Bank Cafe for lunch and never made it back to the trails! Its a charming and unassuming spot with top-notch French cooking. So good that we came back the next day to enjoy the ambience, the delicious soups & tartines. Well worth a special trip trip for anyone in the vicinity of Saranac Lake.

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Thank NickKetchum
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

I have loved and reviewed LBC befre, but always for lunch or dinner. This was the first time I had been there for breakfast. Started with an almond croissant that could hold it head high in Paris--and nutella on the side, followed by a superb banana and nutella crepe.

It is hard to believe that a restaurant of this quality can be found in Saranac. service can b slow at times, but this place should not be missed

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Thank William R
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Left Bank Cafe has an unassuming store-front but once you walk in, it has charm and ambiance overlooking the Saranac River. The food was true authentic French cuisine and the service was great. There were 7 of us and all of us had different foods - we each raved about the cuisine and were happy we tried it. If you go, try their croissants - light, airy and the best ever.

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Thank weluvadks
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

My encounter with the Left Bank Café was one of those serendipity experiences. From the street, it looked a little off, a little different—a new experience. As it developed, this appearance was because in almost every way it is a restaurant transplanted from France. Even down to the option of dining alfresco on the deck.

The breakfast/lunch menu, served 8 am – 5 pm daily, features crepes, tartines, croissants, Belgian waffles, baguettes, and more French offerings, along with salads and tasty light deserts.

The dinner menu, served 5 – 9 pm daily, shifts to appetizers, salads, and a good choice of entrees (for example: crepe du jour, a unique Lasagna, roasted stuffed vegetables provençal, and chicken Basquaise with saffron rice). Tempting deserts complete the outstanding experience.

A broad choice of French wines is on display.

The crepes are truly delicious—make that to die for— simply popping with flavor and with that perfect, just-moist consistency.

So...how does such a restaurant land in Saranac Lake? The manager is an American with a lifelong interest in France. French individuals were a strong and positive influence during her growing years, and she lived for 14 years in France. She is not just borrowing from cookbook recipes—her palate has been polished with the real thing. And she has a passion for perfection.

Dining here was a genuine pleasure, not to be missed. I find that I remember places like this even more fondly than the original reasons for my vacations.

Thank Bill_K_Utah
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