about left bank

“John Blakeley is one of the most intuitive restaurateurs in the city…he is Left Bank but right brain – this is smart, cozy cooking at decent prices.”

Vancouver Magazine

left bank is a new restaurant and bar by veteran Vancouver restaurateur, John Blakeley. It is the casual sister restaurant to award-winning Bistro Pastis.

Featuring a large patio, long bar, authentic leather banquet and lounge seating, there is a perfect spot for catching up with friends or popping in and enjoying the ambiance on one’s own.

In the kitchen, executive chef Spencer Watts, a 2012 World Culinary Olympics Team Canada silver medalist,  has created a modern French bistro menu with unmistakeable influence from the French colonies.  Left Bank is a casual restaurant with price points to match.

Front of house, the team is led by restaurant manager Guillaume Cagna, who extends John`s brand of genial hospitality with natural Parisian grace in the very Vancouver room.

Wines are predominantly French with ample by the glass and rose selections, as well as exclusively craft beer choices, and a curated selection of sparkling, long and classic cocktails.