Left Bank

  • 3.78
  • Wonderful!
  • Food:4.1
  • Decor:3.4
  • Service:4.1

117 Perry St., New York, NY 10014New York / Manhattan / West Village  [ Map ]

corner of Greenwich St.

(212) 727-1170

American (New)$30 - $49

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Left Bank

    • 4.6
  • Food: 4.9
  • Decor: 3.7
  • Service: 4.8

The first brunch experience at left bank was great . Serving a variety of dishes especially a Dutch baby with fresh berries , a cinnamon toast with butter , crispy chicken salad , salmon Benedict . A true experience made with fresh flavors And ingredients 
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incredible potato pancakes

    • 4.3
  • Food: 4.3
  • Decor: 4.1
  • Service: 4.1

I had these in a salmon poached egg brunch dish and knew I wanted to get them on their own on my next visit, because I LOVE latkes. They were super crispy and not greasy at all, served with both apple sauce and sour cream.  Chef Edelman does it again. Perfectly executed.

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Left Bank

    • 4.0
  • Food: 4.0
  • Decor: 3.0
  • Service: 4.0
  • Meal Price: $30 - $49

Love this French / Italian gem in the West Village. The talented Chef Edelman serves his famous Timpano or multi -layered "Pasta Pie" on Sunday nights. You don't want to miss this special Italian dish! 
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Left Bank

    • 3.8
  • Food: 4.0
  • Decor: 3.6
  • Service: 3.7
  • Meal Price: $30 - $49
Starting 2/26 for Sunday dinners, gather a group and you could eat like the iconic movie Big Night by getting their Timpano pasta. Essentially it's a next level lasagna. House made pasta crust on the outside side and the inside is filled with layers or delicious meatballs, salami, eggs, vegetables. Get a side of their endive salad and make it a memorable Sunday pasta dinner!
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a great salad

    • 4.3
  • Food: 4.3
  • Decor: 4.0
  • Service: 4.5

It's T minus a month until I @VisitCaymanIslands, so delicious #salads are in order! This beautiful #salad #nicoise @leftbanknyc was as delicious as it looks with the most addictive dressing. Available on their brunch menu.

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Left Bank

Had an delicious meal last night at one of my favorite restaurants, Left Bank (leftbanknyc), with my

Had an delicious meal last night at one of my favorite restaurants, Left Bank (leftbanknyc), with my girls saradish + blynner621! So happy to see Chef Laurence Edelman (chefedelman) -- he's the best. Now I know why saradish has been raving about Chef L's handmade tagliatelle with roast kid goat ragu... it was incredible! The goat was insanely tender and oh-so-delicious. Get over to leftbanknyc and try this pasta!

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Enjoyed  with estevino59 at leftbanknyc. chefedelman's sauted fresh calamari with Calabrian chilies

Enjoyed with estevino59 at leftbanknyc. chefedelman's sauted fresh calamari with Calabrian chilies & salsa verde is outstanding. Perfect taste and texture. I could seriously eat this dish all night. Heavenly . Check out Chef Laurence in action holyapostlesnyc's sustainable food & wine benefit on May 21st. Tickets & details on farmtotray.org. Use code SARADISH for $25 off tickets until May 1st.

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Left Bank

    • 4.0
  • Food: 4.0
  • Decor: 3.6
  • Service: 3.6
  • Meal Price: $20 - $29
Brunching at its best! Left Bank recently started their brunch service, and of course Chef Edelman is putting together a tasty menu.  I'm not a big fan of sweet breakfast such as pancakes n French toast w syrup, but the Dutch Baby and the Brioche French Toast here are amongst some of my favorites dishes on this brunch menu. You could still taste the savouryness of the eggs without being overpowered by the sweet elements. The eggs Benedict with white fish and salmon was also so delicious. Perfect brunch item of course. I also loved the vegetable stew with the poached egg. There are so many delicious dishes that you could come back time and again and try everything! 
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Left Bank

    • 4.7
  • Food: 4.9
  • Decor: 2.9
  • Service: 4.2
  • Meal Price: $20 - $29

My first time at left bank was truly a great experience. The chef prepared a selection of savory and sweet dishes that were succulent . The octopus patatas bravas style was truly on point. The chicken dish was cooked to perfection and still juicy . 
The fires were crispy and the endive salad was so fresh and crisp . I really recommend this spot for dinner or a date . Bon appetit !! 
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Left Bank

I could not get enough of leftbanknyc's chicken liver pate in a butter crust w pickled shallots, cor

I could not get enough of leftbanknyc's chicken liver pate in a butter crust w pickled shallots, cornichons & grainy mustard. mmmm delish! chickenliver pate awesome chefLaurence

you can't really go wrong w a plate of east & west coast oysters + top neck clams leftbanknyc rawbar

you can't really go wrong w a plate of east & west coast oysters + top neck clams leftbanknyc rawbar love oysters clams cheflaurence

cheflaurence makes this wonderful meaty pork dumplings by hand! they're awesome; if they're on the l

cheflaurence makes this wonderful meaty pork dumplings by hand! they're awesome; if they're on the leftbanknyc menu, get them! dumplings meaty love

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king of pasta

    • 4.5
  • Food: 4.5
  • Decor: 4.2
  • Service: 4.3

While everyone was watching La La Land "win", I was at @chefedelman's inaugural "#Timpano Sundays" @leftbanknyc. #PRIORITIES. This is MY vote for short film of the year, with everything #delicious under the sun baked into a #pasta crust. Housemade fresh #macaroni, #meatballs, #sausage, #pepperoni, kale, broccoli rabe, hard boiled eggs, fresh #mozzarella, ricotta, tomato sauce, aged provolone - my kinda cake

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Left Bank

    • 3.0

There is much to like about the new West Village restaurant, Left Bank. The menu is inexpensive and admirably brief: just five starters ($8–12), three pastas ($16–18), four entrées ($19–23), three sides ($7), and three desserts ($5–8).

But there is a distressing lack of focus in that menu: lamb tartare, chicken, gnocchi, cheese. Not much that gets the pulse racing. It’s hard to imagine a signature dish emerging from the tepid offerings the restaurant has opened with. The wine list is as brief and as timid as the menu, with about a dozen uninteresting bottles.

If “Left Bank” leads you to expect French cuisine, you would be wrong. I won’t bother you with the tortured justification for the name—something about the Bohemian reputation of the West Village (which isn’t really true anyway). A romantic twilight photo on the restaurant’s home page doesn’t resemble, in the least, the restaurant’s actual location, a cursed space that was most recently Braeburn. It hasn’t changed much, and it gets awfully loud when the dining room fills up—as it did on a recent Wednesday evening.

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The owners, a couple of Red Cat/Mermaid Inn vets, ought to have known better than to choose such a frequently used name. Search for “Left Bank,” and you’re liable to find a restaurant in Buffalo, a restaurant on Second Avenue, or an apartment building in Chelsea, rather than this restaurant.

We shared a lamb tartare ($16; left), which was strewn rather lazily with leafy greens and strips of parmesan. I just barely detected the promised anchovy in the mix, but my girlfriend (who loves anchovies) couldn’t pick it up, so perhaps the balance needs to be adjusted.

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She liked the Grilled Squid ($19; above left) a bit better than I did, but she noted that the beans and the tomatoes weren’t at a uniform temperature. I loved the Chicken ($21; above right), which was tender and garlicky, but the vegetables were unremarkable.

In a neighborhood that has bistro food on almost every block, I am not sure how Left Bank aspires to stand out from the crowd. The kitchen needs to pick up its game. Aside from the prices, several dollars per dish lower than comparable restaurants, Left Bank is awfully forgettable.

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Left Bank

    • 4.0
  • Food: 4.0
  • Decor: 4.0
  • Service: 4.0
  • Meal Price: $30 - $49
Chef Edelman serves up this beautiful Timpano or multi-layered Italian "Pasta Pie" every Sunday night at his charming West Village French/Italian spot. It's a must-try! 
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Left Bank

Fulfilled my #CarnivorousCravings leftbanknyc. chefedelman makes an awesome bar steak, grass fed she

Fulfilled my #CarnivorousCravings leftbanknyc. chefedelman makes an awesome bar steak, grass fed shell green peppercorn butter. #WestVillage #Eeeeeats Check out Chef Laurence in action holyapostlesnyc's sustainable food & wine benefit on May 21st. Tickets & details on farmtotray.org. Use code SARADISH for $25 off tickets until May 1st.

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Enjoying a whiskey on the rocks with the #GoodWhiskeyPassport and Le Sazerac at leftbanknyc. 
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Enjoying a whiskey on the rocks with the #GoodWhiskeyPassport and Le Sazerac at leftbanknyc. #Sazerac

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Left Bank

Sunday supper at leftbanknyc 
Enjoyable burgundy. Unoaked, light, and excellent pair to west coast o

Sunday supper at leftbanknyc Enjoyable burgundy. Unoaked, light, and excellent pair to west coast oysters.

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Great food

    • 4.0
  • Food: 4.0
  • Decor: 3.0
  • Service: 4.0

image of Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

Last week, I had a fantastic dinner with my friends from Tabélog, Sachiko, Kenta and Shouhei. If you read this blog, you probably remember my encounter with Tabélog, a year ago. Tabélog is a restaurant review site with over 40 million users in Japan, expanding now in the US. Their reviews are not anonymous, leveraging bloggers and putting an emphasis on photos, that is great considering that a photo is worth a thousand words. But, what I like also is that the team loves food as much as the bloggers they meet and it is always fun to exchange experiences and good addresses.

image of Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

This time, we had dinner at Left Bank, a restaurant that defined itself as "an American tavern, inspired by Greenwich Village itself, and influenced by European sensibilities". At first, I thought it referred to the rive gauche (literally left bank) in Paris, that is, beyond a location, a movement of writers, artists and philosophers like Pablo Picasso, Arthur Rimbaud, Paul Verlaine, Henri Matisse, Jean-Paul Sartre, Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, and many others. You many not know the term rive gauche, but, if you went to Paris, you probably heard about Boulevard Saint-Germain or the Boulevard Saint-Michel.

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I arrived a bit early (I hate to be late) and toured the restaurant to take some photos. What I like is that there is a bit of space between tables and they did not try to maximize the space.

image of Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

When I looked around, I could definitely sense a European feel, reminding me a bit restaurants in Paris, especially La Butte Aux Cailles, where I use to live.

image of Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

The menu, crafted by Chef and owner Laurence Edelman, is of a good size, offering small plates as well as just few choices per section (raw bar, appetizers, pasta, meat / poultry /fish, vegetables), made with ingredients provided by local farmers.

We decided to start with drinks. On my side, I ordered a thyme and ginger cocktail:

image of Thyme and Ginger cocktail at Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

We then shared few appetizers / small plates. First was the chicken liver pate:

image of chicken liver pate at Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

The presentation was appetizing and rustic. You may wonder what the layer around the chicken liver pate was. Well, it was butter! And I admit that it went well together. This is definitely a dish I recommend.

image of chicken liver pate at Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

Then, we had the Mongolian fish dumplings:

image of Mongolian fish dumpling at Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

It had a nice acidity from the lemon and were perfect for me as I do not like when the shell is too thick.

Then, we shared the lobster puffs with champagne cream:

image of Lobster puffs at Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

This is definitely an elegant dish, the champagne cream pairing perfectly with the fresh cream puff, but keeping the lobster the star of the dish.

For the entrees, we started first with the homemade parpadelle, served with sunchokes and fava beans:

image of homemade parpadelle at Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

That was one of my favorite entrees, the pasta being succulent and the dish being hearty.

Next was the suckling pig porchetta:

image of suckling pig porchetta at Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

It was served with English peas, thumbelina carrots, ramps. This was a very good dish: the pork was very good, with a nice amount of fat, paired with a bold sauce that did not overpower the meat.

Last entree was the iron roasted split chicken:

image of iron roasted split chicken at Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

It was prepared with roasted shitakes, escarole and puffed wild rice. I was not a big fan of the escarole, but certainly was of the chicken that had a crispy skin, heavenly salty, and moist inside.

To stay healthy (of course), we also ordered roasted cauliflower:

image of roasted cauliflower at Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

I admit that I just had a bite to try, preferring to focus on the meat...

Last was dessert. We went for the olive oil cake with candied hazelnuts:

image of olive oil cake at Left Bank in the West Village, NYC, New York

This was ...

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Left Bank

chicken liver pate en beurre, pickled shallot, mustard seed - yum

chicken liver pate en beurre, pickled shallot, mustard seed - yum

fresh farfalle fava beans, sunchokes, spring onion & chili - good pasta

fresh farfalle fava beans, sunchokes, spring onion & chili - good pasta

iron roasted split chicken roasted shitake, escarole & puffed wild rice - love the crunchy skin

iron roasted split chicken roasted shitake, escarole & puffed wild rice - love the crunchy skin

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Left Bank

Too much fun tonight leftbanknyc lovely dinner and cocktails tonight, wonderful view over Greenwich.

Too much fun tonight leftbanknyc lovely dinner and cocktails tonight, wonderful view over Greenwich... | nyc

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awesome pancake

    • 4.2
  • Food: 4.2
  • Decor: 4.0
  • Service: 4.5

I'm much more a savory person than #sweet, but this #DutchBaby with fresh #berries and powdered #sugar @leftbanknyc is beyond! #Crispy, #buttery, in its own cast iron skillet and only served at #brunch on the weekend. Get there.

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Left Bank

    • 3.5

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Information of Left Bank

Location
117 Perry St., New York, NY 10014
Cross Street
corner of Greenwich St.
Phone Number
(212) 727-1170
Category
American (New)
Average Price
$30 - $49 | Dinner
Business Hours
Sun:5:00PM - 10:00PM
Mon:5:00PM - 10:00PM
Tue:5:00PM - 11:00PM
Wed:5:00PM - 11:00PM
Thu:5:00PM - 11:00PM
Fri:5:00PM - 12:00AM
Sat:5:00PM - 12:00AM
Occasion
friends / date / family / business / party
Dress code
Formal
Reservation
Yes
Credit cards
Yes
Outdoor dining
No
Delivery
No
Takeout
No
Caters
No
Dogs allowed
No
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Quick Summary

Left Bank is a casual restaurant that serves familiar American foods from a number of different influences. The menu features many different flavor profiles with many dishes that are traditionally French or Italian. The food is very tasty and everybody loves the appetizers. There are many tasty seafood dishes, and there is a full bar.

The atmosphere is incredibly warm and cozy. It is primarily candle-lit in the seating area. It is quite shiny, and the furniture and ambience is very classy. The dim lighting and romantic feel make Left Bank a great spot to bring a date. The restaurant is simply lovely.

The service is friendly and willing to help with what is an exquisite menu of wines. The wait staff are very attentive and tend to be quite prompt. Left Bank is ideal for dinner with a special person, but can also accommodate groups. The bar also has exceptional service, with bartenders who make wonderful cocktails.

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