One of the best restaurants in York, Pa is the Left Bank Restaurant & Bar. Chosen as one of my suggestions for the most romantic restaurants in York, Pa, the restaurant is under new ownership with Chef Sean Arnold and his wife Mandy continuing to keep the Left Bank as one of York’s premier culinary destination.
The Left Bank is undergoing renovation of their bistro, bar and dining room in mid July 2018. Already in place is a new art installation based on literary works. The Left Bank is known for the books that line the walls and now guests can write personal messages in the books alongside their bill.
Left Bank York Pa
Under the culinary leadership of Chef Sean Arnold, The Left Bank Restaurant and Bar is the hub of the culinary scene in York, Pennsylvania. The menu is inspired by the season and menu items are responsibly sourced. The staff is attentive with out being hovering and no detail is un noticed. The Left Bank is York’s restaurant for wedding proposals, anniversary dinners, retirement lunches as well as group celebrations.
Stop in to the bar and enjoy one of their unique hand crafted cocktails or sample a few small plates with friends.
My personal recommendations at the Left Bank
After graduating from Johnson & Wales University, I moved to York and had a hard time finding a restaurant that was not a chain restaurant. Bob and I made a reservation for our anniversary at the Left Bank and I think I almost cried with joy as we enjoyed our anniversary meal. The food was perfectly prepared, the sauces were fresh, the flavor combinations were innovative and the presentation was picture perfect. Chef Sean has continued with the high bar of excellence placed by Chef David Albright and continues to provide the culinary experience that my husband and I love.
If I were to choose from the menu at the Left Bank, these would be my selections. June 2018
- Teriyaki Seared Tuna ~ cilantro pad Thai noodles / wasabi / pickled ginger / firecracker sauce
- Mushroom Toast ~ mushroom medley / Calabrian cheese spread / arugula / red wine reduction
- Salanova Lettuce & Radish ~ pickled & roasted radish / asparagus / pickled red onion / cucumber / dill yogurt dressing
- Baked Jumbo Lump Crab Cake ~ roasted carrot risotto / dill beurre blanc / cucumber mint relish / sautéed radish
- Roasted Lamb Loin ~ black truffle risotto / asparagus / mint oil
- Eleven Oaks Farm (Local) ~ wagyu
What about dietary restrictions at the Left Bank?
Dietary restrictions and allergies are very important to the Left Bank Restaurant, and they gladly accommodate most needs and preferences. If you didn’t already answer the questions upon making your reservations and would like to let them know in advance of your visit, please email them at [email protected] with your reservation number.
Left Bank Signature Cocktails
Mango Cocktail ~ Mango & vanilla vodka / mango nectar / champagne
Edelweiss~ House & vanilla vodka / st-germain / white cranberry juice / champagne
Hot & Dirty ~ House made pepper vodka / dry vermouth / olive juice / spicy green bean
Parisian ~ Raspberry & vanilla vodka / raspberry liqueur / pineapple juice / cucumber
Mystic ~ Ketel one / st-germain / cranberry juice / ruby red grapefruit juice / cucumber
Can I bring my favorite wine to the Left Bank?
Even though The Left Bank Restaurant & Bar has an eclectic and worldly wine list, they do understand that some guests would like to bring in their own wine. Guest are welcome to bring their own wine, however, the Left Bank charges a $10 corkage fee per bottle.Cheers!
Who is the new pastry Chef at Left Bank, York, Pa?
The new pastry chef at the Left Bank Restaurant and Bar is Pastry Chef, Rebecca Strayer. Rebeca was recruited from Baltimore to oversee all the desert and pastry creations in the restaurant. In keeping with the local and fresh philosophy of the Left bank, Rebecca creates each element of her dessert menu from scratch. She is thinking outside of the box with her innovative dessert creations.
Current Dessert Items:
Bananas Foster Cheesecake
caramel swirl cheesecake / graham cracker crust / rum Chantilly cream / caramel / bananas
milk chocolate panna cotta / graham cracker brittle / toasted marshmallow / chocolate sauce
Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Tart
dark chocolate ganache / peanut butter mousse / pretzel crust / chocolate Chantilly cream / candied peanuts
Where is the Left Bank, York Pa located?
Find the Left Bank, York Pa at 120 N. George St. York, PA 17401. Call them at 717-843-8010 for a reservation. If you are looking to book a large group (more than 10), please call them ahead so they can make arrangements to accommodate your party. The Left Bank restaurant & bar is closed on Sundays for family day but you can enjoy them the rest of the days of the week.
Left Bank Restaurant & Bar Hours
Monday 4:00 p.m. – ’til
Tuesday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – ’til
Saturday 5:00 pm – ’til
Sunday Family Day (Closed)
Where is parking at the Left Bank?
York, Pa has many areas to park that are a short walking distance to The Left Bank, which includes street parking. Street parking is enforced from 8 am to 5 pm Monday – Friday. The most convenient parking garage is the West Philadelphia location, at 25 West Philadelphia Street York PA 17401. Please use the website below for more information. http://www.downtownyorkpa.com/parking/.