Meet Our Team
Chef Sean Arnold and his wife Mandy took ownership of The Left Bank Restaurant & Bar in 2017, carrying on the 25-year legacy of York’s most reputable restaurant.
Chef Sean, a recognized Chef in the underground dining scene, quickly put his mark on the Left Bank dining experience. His focus on responsibility and sustainability, combined with seasonal flavor and teamwork has made him a recognized Chef on the regional dining scene.
Our culinary team is dedicated to the idea that food should be experienced. Every day, we work together to bring fresh, flavorful dishes to our guests, served by an attentive staff who want you to have an exceptional dining experience – worthy of telling others about.
We are on a mission to nourish and nurture people and planet.
Susquehanna Style, Silver Spoon Winner – 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Best of York, Fine Dining and Cocktails Winner- 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020
Open Table Diner’s Choice Award – 2018, 2019
Chef Sean Arnold, Chef-Owner
Committed to nourishing and nurturing people and planet, Chef Sean strives to reduce waste and source responsibly, while leading his culinary team with the belief that success is a team effort. Chef Sean, a Baltimore native, has a MS in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College and is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Prior to owning The Left Bank, he ran a successful private supper club that explored global flavors and unique dining experiences, earning him a reputation for being an ambitious Chef with a distinct perspective on creating memorable dining experiences through flavor exploration.
Brittany Harmon, Event Manager
Brittany first started working at The Left Bank as one of her first jobs, always having the hospitality spirit, she returned to the Left Bank after her schooling and now leads the front of the house in delivering amazing service and stellar Left Bank attention. As Event Manager, Brittany directs all coordination of customer private events and restaurant special events, while ensuring every experience exceeds expectations. Additionally, Brittany, supports her team as server when she’s not managing events.
Sam Costello, Bar Manager
Sam is a Harrisburg native, bringing more than a decade of experience crafting cocktails for every palate. He brings an extensive knowledge of spirits and liqueurs, often sharing his knowledge with customers while seated at the bar or even tableside when requested in the dining room. Sam curates premium and hard to find spirits for seasonal and inspired libations on every menu release.
Rebecca Strayer, Pastry Chef
Overseeing all pastry and dessert menus for the restaurant. Crafting specially made dishes for guests, including made-from-scratch recipes that are innovative and satisfying.
Jordan Strine, Sous Chef
Managing morning prep and ordering for the restaurant to run smoothly. Oversees development of our custom soups, including collaborating with the team to develop unique menu items.
Mandy Arnold, Co-Owner, Marketing/Brand Manager
Married to Chef Sean Arnold, Mandy is the President/CEO of Gavin™, a leading boutique branding and communications agency serving regional and national clients, when she’s not at the restaurant. Mandy oversees the brand persona and marketing strategy for The Left Bank.