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Left Bank Restaurant Review: Renowned for his French restaurant in San Francisco, La Folie, Roland Passot and team opened Left Banks all over the place, and that’s a good thing --- the brasserie offers French country food created with local farmers market ingredients. The menu changes with the seasons and features classics like onion soup des Halles with Emmental cheese crusted atop a rich broth; mussels steamed in white wine with shallots; a classic salad niçoise topped with rare ahi; free-range chicken coq au vin; and a delightful whole chicken for two roasted with vegetables. The lunch menu offers a rich and satisfying croque monsieur with Parisian ham and Emmental (add a sunny side-up egg if you prefer a croque madame) as well as leg of lamb sandwich with roasted peppers and optional olive tapenade. Of course, the crispy pommes frites are a must, as is the Valrhona chocolate fondue pour deux. Service is friendly and professional and the wine list is a veritable tour de France.