Left Bank Café

Business Hours:

Tuesday to Thursday

5 pm to 9 pm

Friday & Saturday

9am to 9pm

Sunday Brunch

9 am to 3 pm

Closed on Mondays


36 Broadway

Saranac Lake NY 12983

Phone 518-354-8166

Reservations by phone








First Day of Spring & Belated St Patty’s Celebration

Friday March 20th

Irish trio “Sunday’s Kitchen” returns 7-9pm


Tapas Menu

RSVP (518 354 8166)



Wednesday March 25th 6pm

“Taste of Italy”

3 Course Supper

20$ plus tax/gratuity

To support the PSC Study Abroad trip

To Appenino Tosco Emiliano Park

    RSVP (518 354 8166)



Sister Cities Event

Wednesday April 1 6pm

Dinner & a Movie

Scenes from Cyrano de Bergerac

(version Depardieu)

Duck Cassoulet de Sud Ouest & Cahors

& Tarte aux Almonds de Ragueneau (le poète/patissier !)

25$ members (30$ non members)

   RSVP (518 354 8166)



The Left Bank Café Presents


A Mid-Winter’s Soirée

Dimanche 24 mars 18h ~ Sunday March 24 6pm


designed and prepared by Chef John Vargo


~ Eat ‘n Meet Grill


Wine Pairing
suggestions by Anne Sterling ~ Left Bank Café


55 Dollars Américans

plus tax, gratuity and beverages


Homarus Amercanus



Eclair de homard ~ Pâte à choux, homard, beurre noisette, estragon

Lobster roll w/ brown butter and tarragon



Tomalli papardelle avec
garniture de pistaches

Lobster tomalley papardelle w/ pistachio crumb topping


Plat Principal

Millefeuille de pinces
et la queue grillées avec purée de panais

Napoleon of grilled claws and tail w/ parsnip purée



Endives grillées avec
corail de homard verjus et chèvre

Grilled endives w/lobster coral, verjus dressing and
goat cheese



Gâteau d’ananas à l’envers
avec crème de homard & mangue

Pineapple upside down cake w/lobster-mango custard



Madeleines citrons
& Truffes au chocolate

Lemon madeleines and chocolate truffles

Past Events


Howie & Debbie Campbell


with Sue Grimm




60s & '70s folk


Howie's been around since the '70s as a musician. After a hiatus of 18 years while raising a family, he's been back out there since 2003. Currently he spends time writing, recording, producing songs, and touring while he's not visiting the grandkids with his lovely wife Debbie.

Winter Light:

Poetry in the Coldest Season


Award-Winning Poets

Maurice Kenny


Randy Lewis

Born in Watertown, New York, Maurice Kenny is one of the most celebrated Native American poets of all time.  He has published over thirty books of poetry, fiction, and essays. His Mama Poems, an extended elegy, won the American Book Award in 1984, and his bookss Blackrobe, Issac Jogues, and Between Two Rivers were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize.

Randy Lewis is an author and poet who lives on Keese Mills Road in Paul Smiths.  Her work has appeared in Blueline, Adirondack Life, Many Moons, the Sequel,  the Northern New Yorker, and the Adirondack Daily Enterprise,  She wrote for Minnesota Public Radio's A Writer's Almanac for over a year.  Lewis is currently working on two new books, one a compilation of poems written in Aprils over the past decade.

Guest Chef Paul Sorgule


Monet's Table ~ A Special Menu

Fresh subtle blending of nature's colors and culinary bounty inspired by the beauty that only Monet could capture.  The food preparations will follow the classical stylings of Auguste Escoffier and Joel Robuchon.


~ A gathering before dinner with hors d'oeurves

and a Kir Royale ~



Giverny Salad

of Fresh and Pickled Vegetables a la Russe



Pan Seared Sea Scallop

with Sauce Americaine & Salted Parsley


~ Petit Chablis ~



Orange Suprèmes with Campari and Sugar Cube



Confit of Duck with Candied Turnip,

Caramelized Onions, White Beans,

Bacon Lardons and Kale


~ Cahors ~



Large Pearl Tapioca with Spicy Apricot Glaze

and Caramelized Meringue Dome 



Pianist & Piano Teacher

Samuel Whitesell


Guest Chef Series

John Vargo


Sunday February 19


Two Seatings~6:00 pm & 8:30

Michael "Piper" Cooney

& Curt Stager

February 11th

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.


Irish Uilleann pipes


Celia Evans


Original folk music

with a North Country essence


Guest Chef Paul Sorgule

Food Memories of France


Four Course Dinner with Wine

Book Launch

My Nine Lives

By Dana Fast


NCPR interview with Brian Mann

The Dust Bunnies

Kaddish in Wood

Dr. Herbert Savel

Hand-carved images of French children of the Holocaust

Aurélien Pontier

Classical Piano

Larry Ham

Jazz Piano

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