YORK, PA – The Left Bank Restaurant & Bar will debut a fresh new look this week, revealing exciting new renovations that will elevate the dining experience at the Downtown York institution.
Owners Sean and Mandy Arnold will join Downtown Inc and local dignitaries at a ribbon-cutting ceremony beginning at 4 p.m., Thursday, to highlight the changes at the 120 N. George St. restaurant.
“When we bought The Left Bank last year, we knew we were entrusted with a restaurant beloved by many. Since then, we have maintained the quality and care that has gone into each and every dish for more than two decades,” said Sean Arnold, who is also the chef at The Left Bank. “At the same time, we knew it would eventually be time to put our own touch on The Left Bank, and we hope our guests enjoy the improvements as much as they do the food.”
Renovations began earlier this month. The Left Bank has remained opened in the evenings while the work occurred late at night and during the day. Guests will get their first real look at the new digs on Thursday.
The restaurant will feature a completely renovated dining room and bar, with a refreshed color scheme. In addition to the new look, guests will also enjoy an improved experience thanks to sound-absorbing lights and architectural features, plus updated modern amenities that include totally renovated bathrooms.
The Left Bank will also offer a new private group dining space that can sit up to 22 people. Access to multi-media services will make it an ideal spot for working lunches or presentations.
Featuring casual fine dining, The Left Bank serves modern American fare, offering premium steaks, perfectly cooked seafood and vegetarian options.
In addition to unveiling its new look, the restaurant will release its summer menu. Featured dishes include spicy green beans and bacon, seared foie gras and scallop atop corn cake with spiced berries and grilled peach, sautéed duck breast, ratatouille, a honey apricot tart and The Left Bank candy bar.
Earlier this year, the restaurant elevated its dessert offerings with the hiring of a new pastry chef, Rebecca Strayer. She came to The Left Bank after stops in the Baltimore and New Jersey markets.
“The Left Bank helped put Downtown York on the map as a culinary destination and continues to set the bar with these impressive improvements,” said Silas Chamberlin, CEO of Downtown Inc, York’s downtown improvement organization. “We love that Sean and Mandy Arnold have maintained the tradition of one of Downtown York’s most iconic restaurants, but have not been afraid to make it their own, either. It’s emblematic of the spirit of Downtown York. We embrace our past, but we’re not afraid to try something new, either.”
Sean and Mandy Arnold have been strong advocates for Downtown York for more than a decade.
Before purchasing The Left Bank, Sean Arnold was a founding board member of a pay-what-you-can café in Downtown York. He also ran a successful private supper club, establishing his reputation as an ambitious chef who could create distinct perspectives and flavors in beautiful ways.
In addition to her work at The Left Bank, Mandy Arnold owns Gavin, a full-service advertising, public relations and creative agency in Downtown York’s WeCo neighborhood. Since opening in 2001, Gavin has brought more than 20 jobs, and with them creative professionals, to Downtown York.
Mandy Arnold also has served as President of the Downtown Inc Board of Directors since 2017 and has guided it as it grows into a model Main Street organization.
“We care deeply about Downtown York and are proud to play a role in the city’s continued revitalization,” Mandy Arnold said. “While these renovations will elevate The Left Bank, they also mark an investment in the continued success of our downtown.”
Downtown Inc is THE organization working to drive, enhance and encourage investment in York’s central business district through economic development, promotions, placemaking and public safety. Downtown Inc is the trade name for a joint venture between the York Business Improvement District Authority and Main Street York, a 501(c)(3) not for profit. Visit www.DowntownYorkPa.com for more information.
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