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Lark Creek Newport Beach
Lark Creek Newport Beach
  • Address:
    957 Newport Center Drive
    Newport Beach, CA 92660
    Newport Beach
  • Cuisine:
    Contemporary American
    Price: $31 to $50

Lark Creek Newport Beach Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.larkcreeknb.com
  • Phone: (949) 640-6700
  • Hours of Operation: M-F Lunch: 11:30am-2:00pm
    Sat & Sun Brunch: 11:30am-2:00pm

    Sunday-Thursday Dinner: 5pm-9pm
    Friday & Sat Dinner: 5pm-10pm

    Happy Hour:
    Sunday-Saturday: 3pm-6pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American
  • Executive Chef: Ryan Pitt & Andrew Guardado
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Contact us about your catering needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate groups of up to 40 for cocktail receptions and 34 seated diners in our private dining room. Larger groups can be accommodated by utilizing the adjacent semi-private room, and the entire restaurant can be reserved. The private dining room features a separate sound system, dedicated video, wifi and video conferencing capabilities. Contact us for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Chad Sisco (949) 640-6700
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact events@larkcreek.com for additional information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Santa Barbara Drive
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking will be available adjacent to the restaurant. In addition there is significant nearby public parking.
A word from Lark Creek Newport Beach
Lark Creek Newport Beach, Lark Creek Restaurant Group's first Southern California restaurant, is located at Fashion Island. The restaurant offers diners seasonal, sustainable farm-fresh cuisine, perfect for the coastal lifestyle, and a sophisticated bar program with artisanal cocktails, craft beer, and an exceptional wine list.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The salads was not edible. Soggy overdressed old vegetables. The hamburger was fine. Tuna poky was mediocre to poor. The restaurant was empty two people inside and the service was nonexistent."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Sometimes piled with a noisy crowd (Fri-Sat) and sometimes just a nice quiet spot for dinner (Mon). Chickpea fries are terrific."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "I had the fish tacos; it was good, but not great for the price. Service was nice and attentive."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Just loved this restaurant. The food was excellent. Our waiter was attentive without being pushy or overbearing...we did not get that rushed feeling to complete our meal you get in some restaurants. When we first entered I thought it was going to be very loud, but we we able to talk without difficulty. Definitely going back."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "My husband ordered an Absolut vodka, and I ordered a Thai pina colada. The waiter came back to our table and said that they had run out of Absolut--on a Saturday night at 6:30. That's shameful. If I were the manager I would have sent a busboy to Whole Foods to buy some. So we ordered Grey Goose instead. I ordered a Thai pina colada. It was not cold and it smelled bad. They put it over ice after I complained and it still smelled odd and tasted bad (smelled like Simple Green and rotten fruit). They replaced it with a mojito, which was not bad. BBQ chicken tostada was great, as were the padron peppers and the free range chicken. Our friends were disappointed with their overcooked pork chops and halibut."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "I had been there once before and took a friend here when we decided to grab dinner. I had the salmon and she had the chicken and we tried the chickpea fries. They were quite unique, I don't know if I will have them again but I am glad our waitress recommended them. They were fun to try!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "We went on Saturday noon, and the restaurant was almost empty. The food was fine and the service very good. I am puzzled about the lack of diners. Was it the time or ?"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We ordered the Pork Chop which was to come with a side described as; baby kale, quinoa, cherry, almonds,and baby beets. There was no kale, it was arugula and there were no baby beets. The pork chop was also a bit dried. On a good note, our waiter; Ryan was very accommodating and an excellant server."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Try the corn soup, deviled eggs and cheddar biscuits were great. Nice place to get appetizers while shopping."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "Food quality good, over priced. Very limited menu. Difficult to say which customers restraunt wants to attract. Service excellent."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "First time at Lark Creek and thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Creative menu, dishes all very tastefully prepared and visually appealing. Would definitely return again"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We tried this place on the strength of their vegetarian options. A few dishes were strong and a few weren't. Probably the best was the cauliflower. It is a whole head with seasoning that goes through to the base and is served with three "toppings." Chickpea fries were interesting -- worth a try. Strawberry gazpacho was basically a strawberry smoothie in a bowl -- not what I expected but then I'm not sure what I expected. The spring risotto was okay but quite bland. The wine list had a nice selection of reasonably-priced options."
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Lark Creek is a very comfortable eatery whether you dine inside or out. The ambiance and decor is very inviting. The food is fabulous whether it's a gourmet burger or flat iron steak w/ grilled veggies. Desserts are equally indulgent. The micro beers, specialty cocktails and wine list are also impressive. If you are looking for something a little different for a special occasion, first date ( or second), or just a nice lunch/dinner definitely try Lark Creek. They do an outstanding job in all categories."
    Dined on 5/19/2014
  • "Very good design, nice tables and booths, enough light to easily read the menu, great service, but very mediocre food - poor for the prices."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Dinner was exceptionally good! Nice wine selection. Porkchop was excellent. Love the half portions on the dinner menu. Don't miss out on the Chocolate Pecan Turtle Tart. Good front of the house and service. They have a nice happy hour menu too."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Tried this place after seeing a movie nearby and went in for an early dinner. They do happy hour even on the weekends so we tried a few things from the HH menu. The short rib tacos and the deviled eggs were my favorite. The calamari was pretty good and the three different dipping sauces that came with it were all different yet very tasty. Tried the tamale pancake as well and thought it was good but definitely a little different from anything I have seen before. I liked that there were a lot of things to try on the menu. Drinks were pretty good. They have quite a few whiskey drinks. Would like to try the dinner menu sometime and see how that is. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Ordered two prime ribs, their special that day. Meat was very stringy. Told the waiter to tell the chef. No one came out to acknowledge. We may still come back and try their suckling roast on Saturdays."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "When I made the reservation online, Open Table asked if this dinner was a special occasion. I noted that it was my birthday. Then when we got to the restaurant, the hostess asked whose birthday is was in our party. I told her it was mine. The birthday was never acknowledged by our server. I'm not really looking for a free dessert, but why did they ask in the first place if they weren't going to celebrate? Also, I saw on Yelp a picture of a dessert with "Happy Birthday" written next to it. So they must do something for birthdays, right? Just not me I guess. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Lark Creek is great for special occasions because of the high caliber food. It's pricey, so not everyone can afford to dine here daily. They do offer daily happy hour from 3-6 pm. I enjoyed the Saturday night special of whole roasted suckling pig with orzo mac and cheese. The pork was juicy and flavorful. The mac and cheese had chunks of asparagus that was perfect in texture. The atmosphere is vibrant and not stuffy. It's a great place for a date. "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We have dined in the restaurant many times. Their food and services have been consistently great."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "The food at Lark Creek was excellent - all 3 diners were very impressed with their different orders. Even though it was a chilly day the large table we found on the patio had a heater nearby which made dining outside very comfortable. The service was competent with a fairly knowledgable waiter. We have eaten there a couple of times previously and have always had very good food and enjoyed a pleasurable dining experience. Some of the dishes on the menu are unusual in the sense that they are not found on many menus - but each item we have tried we have been very satisfied with. We will continue to frequent Lark Creek - and will recommend it to friends."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had waited for several months before venturing to this Fashion Island restaurant. We had heard mixed reviews but from our perspective, the food and service were great. We had the rockfish cerviche and asparagus soup with truffle cream for appetizers and the Alaskan halibut and Suckling pig (a Saturday item) for dinner. We brought a good bottle of Lucia Pinot Noir and the corkage was only $15. All the food was delicious and the portions were more than adequate. We'll definitely come back here again as well dine out every week. A point to remember -- this place is very open and can get busy/noisy so the earlier you dine the better."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Was pleasanty surprised. Had the risotto with garden fresh vegatables and it was perfectly cooked with the crunch still in the veggies. The other entree's also were enjoyed by my fellow diners, the filet was raved about and the burgers were divine!!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "The Lark Creek in San Francisco is a very good restaurant: location, menu, wine list and service. Their new location in Newport Beach did not disappoint. Our guest was especially appreciative of the gluten-free men."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Enjoyed a perfectly wonderful dining experience at Lark Creek. The service was outstanding. Food was very good and ambiance was great. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This was my second time at Lark Creek. First time was for lunch, which I LOVED. Second time was for dinner, and I was disappointed. Nice enough menu, but portion size could have been bigger or the prices should have been lower. Service was average. Noise level was OK in a booth, but think it would have been too loud at a table. I liked the ambiance, but I think I'd try the outdoor dining the next time. There's many competitive new restaurants in Newport Center right now, so something about it should be excellent, or it won't survive."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Got the truffle burger and fries, pasta for the kids. Rushed to see Divergent upstairs at the Island Cinema. Great fast service, cozy comfortable environment. This is Fashion Island - high end upscale comfort food."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "The food was extremely disappointing. The wild Alaskan halibut had no taste and was over-cooked. The sweet pea greens were tasteless resulting in a dish that was stringy, no flavor, and disappointing. My daughter had the spring risotto which was also tasteless and the arborio rice was mushy. The half wine prices made a $25 retail bottle of Pinot from Sonoma worth the $41 that we paid. But if we had paid the full price $82 that would have been over the top! More than 3times the retail price! Not going back any time soon!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Service was very very slow & uneven. After a glass was broken we had to request removal of bread & water glasses nearby. We asked for replacement. 3times. Never received. And no waiter could be found ( we sat on the raised area in back). However near the end many many waiters came to constantly clear the table one plate at a time. I Sked them several times to wait until we were all done. What an annoying conduct. Food was only fair. Porc chop was dry. Lamb shank was grisseliy with little meat to eat."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The service was excellent. The menu is not extensive, the portions are small but the food quality was very good. The ceviche and shrimp louie were awesome. The wine list has variety, but the vintages are all very young. I would go back, but not on a regular basis."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This was our second visit as we live in Chicago and our first visit six months ago was so enjoyable this was a must stop on our next visit. I had the fish and my wife had the pork chop and weshared as they were both perfectly prepared. The service was very attentive and appropriately timed."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We had an amazing dinner loaded with farm fresh amazing produce. Fresh vegetable salad with peas, asparagus and other veg was delicious. My husband had the asparagus soup with truffle cream soo good. Entrees mahi with curry sauce fresh cauliflower, chick peas etc and husband had the super tender melt in your mouth lamb shank. Kyle was our server and provided excellent guidance with the seasonal menu."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This is a great restaurant. My husband and I go once a week on our date night. It's also our kids favorite too. It's the best Cesar salad I've ever had. The mushroom tart is outstanding. It's all so good. Check it out."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Nothing really wrong here-the restaurant is expensive, but that is to be expected in Newport Beach; food is of good quality without justifying rave reviews; setting is attractive, service professional. I wouldn't discourage anyone from trying this place because there is nothing wrong with it, but I can't quite enthuse either."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "This was a birthday celebration for me. Got off to bad start as the bartender //server chose to argue with me about the wine. She also made an indirect insulting comment about my attitude. The manager, Richard, turned things around and went out of his way to compensate for the start. The hostess Alley was lovely. The calamari was fantastic and I know as this is one of my favorite foods. We loved the March special with half priced bottles. Glad the month isn't over so good chance we'll go back."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "Lark Creek is a nice change from some of the other up-scale restaurants in the area. The inside dining shares the beautiful outside patio. Seating is comfy whether sitting in a booth or table. The food variety is wonderful; from gourmet burgers to delicious salads the choices are delectable. The wheat country bread with sea-salted butter is a nice start. The bar menu is creative and tasty as well as the wine & beer choices. I was very impressed with the professional staff. Very nice change of pace. Bon Appetite!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Went for restaurant week and had the $20 prix fixe. Nice ambience and NOT noisy...A big plus for me. Food was good and service was attentive but not intrusive...again another plus. I wouldn't seek out this restaurant again necessarily but then again I wouldn't avoid it either. All around, it's worth a try if you're looking for something relatively quiet and with good menu offerings."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This was our second time at this restaurant. Both times we had great service - our waiter was prompt and courteous, and the support staff was always on the lookout for any dirty dishes/half-empty water glasses etc. But the food... the restaurant is looking to be different, and in some cases it works, and in some it doesn't. So some dishes are really good, and the others are less so. Also, interestingly enough I personally have a hard time finding items I like on their menu, which hasn't been a problem anywhere else. Maybe my/our palate is not for this place??? The decor is pretty, the outside fireplace area is fun. MIght take friends there, not sure if we will go back with so many other restaurant options in the area."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Absolutely love all of the dishes we have tried at this spot. Very nice service as well! "
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Ambience and service were great. Pork sandwich I had disappointed."
    Dined on 2/26/2014