French. Satisfying Gallic cravings with well-crafted translations of French cuisine, Left Bank does right by the fashionable Santana Row crowd. This breezy, bustling restaurant boasts the feel of a European brasserie, with ample natural light, sidewalk dining terraces and French artwork. This French restaurant in San Jose also features a full bar, an oyster selection, an exhibition kitchen and four private dining rooms.
2009 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Third Place
2008 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Second Place
Left Bank brings the tastes and welcoming atmosphere of a French bistro to Santana Row. Refined country fare combined with metropolitan savoir-faire and a dash of Gallic attitude make Left Bank a hit.
-- Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper, September 24, 2008
The 7,800 sq. ft. brasserie, opened in March 2003, evokes a lively Parisian mood.
The interior dining room accommodates 220, inside private dining room accommodates up to 80, and terrace tables overlooking the plaza seat 80. There is also Le Cirque, that can be used for private parties of up to 40, which can be protected with heat lamps during inclement weather.
Highlights include spacious dining areas, an open kitchen with French rotisserie, the bustling activity of the bar and oyster bar. Accents include a mahogany sunlit bar, revolving door, and dining terrace, four private dining rooms, white tablecloths with butcher paper, and rich brasserie lighting.
2007 BEST OF SILICON VALLEY Reader Survey Winner - Third Place
-- Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper, September 26, 2007