Yet another lovely evening
Yet, another lovely evening at the Tavern at Lark Creek! Celebrating a high school graduation and the restaurant was very full! But did not get in the way of impeccable service and great food.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I thought the food was very
I thought the food was very good and I love the ambiance. It takes FOREVER to get your drink there. This happens every time.
I think they should be work on speeding up the service in this area. There should have been bread served with our salad entree.
I still love the place.. especially dinner. It is beautiful!
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I have been here multiple times and always a hit! We usually take our out of town family and friends here when they visit. Love the ambience, service, and of course the food + wine.
We definitely recommend Tavern at Lark Creek.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
We brought friends who had
We brought friends who had never been there before and it was excellent. It is very consistent and we love to be able to count on a good place for family and friends.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Casual, delicious, economical, great bar--Bradly Ogden's re-imagining and positioning of his original Lark Creek Inn--occurred in heart of recession--but great and fun. Love it. Unusual things on menu, special events, such as crab week. Open Monday evenings!
6/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent. I have been several
Excellent. I have been several times and never been disappointed.
6/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delightful under the Redwoods
I enjoyed being under the Redwoods out front. I was concerned that it would be too close to the road, but that wasn't an issue at all. Sitting under the towering redwoods created a great atmosphere. The food was very good, especially the short ribs. It seemed like there were a lot of families with kids outside, but because it was open and the tables were well spaced, it was fine. Very nice evening.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hot summer nites
Great outdoor dining, got to love half price wine month. All our food was yummy, especially enjoyed the beet salad! Puppy freindly too!
7/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dance lesson ans dinner.
I booked dinner on Monday night because of the dinner dance package. The food was exceptional and the dance lesson was simple enough for a beginner to follow. My wife and I had a wonderful time and will return for more romantic evenings.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Party of 8 and all very happy
The tavern at Lark Creek is becoming a favorite of ours for better but reasonably priced dining. The menu id varied and mass for a very flexible choice of dining with a good selection of appetizers, salads, first and second courses, and desserts. Our latest meal was a party of eight and every diner remarked on how much they liked their choice. Highly recommended.
7/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
We arrived a little early and the folks were very accommodating. The service was attentive and our waitress was more than willing to fill us in on menu items. The wine list had a good selection and was offered at half price during the month of July! That in itself was a very good deal. Our food was well prepared and the presentation was exemplary. Looking forward to dining there again!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've dined here a half-dozen times and the quality has been consistent. The food and service will not blow you away (hence no 5 star marks). It is merely very good and recommended.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
ate out on the patio 6:30 on and quite pleasant - recommend on a warm day in the redwoods
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
local still goes
I live close to this restaurant and it never lets me down. Good food with a choice of indoor and outdoor dining as well as a cozy bar area. Service was timely,friendly and on time with our meals. Our online reservation was also perfect thanks.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
good local eating place
My husband and i often walk to eat at the tavern.
The food is good and service is good.
Their just baked bread rolls are really good with butter.
There is a full bar and good wine menu.
On a warm evening it is lovely to sit outside. I love the half priced wine on all bottles during the month of July
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
I requested an outdoor patio seating for a 5:30pm reservation. They claimed they did not get my request and further said that Open Table never sends customer requests to them! It seems strange that other Open Table reservations I have made have honored my requests, e.g. a quiet table, no smoking, etc. It was difficult to believe them.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is outstanding for this
Food is outstanding for this price point level. Wine list is intelligent. But sevice levels have deterioirated since the Lark Creek Inn days.
7/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Except for the high noise
Except for the high noise level, all six of us enjoyed the relaxed comfortable dining experience. The rainbow trout and halibut were delicious -- soft, moist, and tasty, cooked just right. The one thing which bothered us was the high level of noise. We could barely hear the persons sitting across the table. If the restaurant can control the noise level, it would have been a much better dining experience.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a Pleasure to Dine Here
The Tavern at Lark Creek is consistently great. Whether it be the staff or the food, we always leave happy. It really is a neighborhood gem!
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
I live in the city but spend a lot of time in Marin and had been wanting to try Lark Creek for brunch for awhile. My boyfriend and I finally did this weekend and it definitely did not disappoint! We sat outside on the back deck which was lovely. I had a veggie scramble, he had the eggs Benedict, and we shared a pastry basket. Everything was delicious! And the portions were very generous. We are big brunch goers in the city and Lark Creek Tavern might be our new favorite! My boyfriend said the eggs Benedict was one of the best he's ever had, and that's saying a lot :)
8/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Wonderful Dining Experience
The Tavern at Lark Creek is truly a wonderful dining experience. A place I have wanted to dine at for a very long time. The location and ambiance are amazing. The food is delicious with beautiful presentation. The portions are on the smaller side. Since menu prices are high, this is only a place that can be visited celebrating a special occasion.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tavern at Lark Creek
Friendly, effficient, warm atmosphere. Varied menu with tempting specials. Located amid a redwood grove in downtown Larkspur. A nice little town in which to walk off a bit of overindulgence. A bit noisy, which makes it a great place for a small dinner party. Reommended for fine food, informal surrondings and friendly service in a great spot.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Welcome addition to Newport!
LC brings a chef driven menu to Newport. Great tasting ceviche and wood grilled steaks. Creative cocktail list as well. Can't wait to return!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Champagne and martini was
Champagne and martini was not cold enough and latte was not hot enough...............food was great! Outdoor dining was a delight!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Brunch at Tavern at Lark Creek
I first heard of Bradley Ogden when he worked at Campton Place and continued to read about him and his career. Having been on holiday on the Pt. Reyes Peninsula I thought we should celebrate my son's birthday at the Tavern at Lark Creek on the way home to Los Angeles.
Everything was excellent! The Blue Cheese Souffle appetizer was divine, light and flavorful. The Eggs Benedict on biscuits, one with ham and the other, salmon, were delicious. My grandaughter ordered French Toast covered with a variety of red fruit.. She thought there were too many pieces but ate all of them. My trout with capers was moist, cooked perfectly
Loved the Famosa drink.
If we lived in the San Francisco area we would return often to this outstanding restaurant.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
As I have heard before, service is up and down,it took us twenty min to get our drinks, we expressed out thoughts to the server, about the service, food was very good
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wish this was in my neighborhood!
I love the Tavern at Lark Creek, have been there a few times and it always feels relaxed yet attentive to me there. I love the food, and the ambiance is just right. Wish I lived closer, but it's worth the trip.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great friendly wait person.
Great friendly wait person. Beautiful restaurant. Good menu and nice presentation.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
You can count Lark Creek
Tavern on Lark Creeks has a very appealing ambiance. The Bar area is very vibrant and offers dining too. It you would like a little less activity ask for a corner in either of the other rooms. I started with a lemon drop and the blue cheese souffle which is killer. My husband says he will have three of those time. The salad compliments the small souffle. It is very subtle and flavorful at he same time. I had the evening special a single cut pork chop with a very complimentary spicy,,,,,but not too spicy sauce. It was excellent. My husband had the hamburger and a martini. That's about as good as it gets.
The server was very, very helpful and kind. She was being shadowed by a new server who was very, very attentive and pleasant.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our favorite standby
When I say it's our favorite standby - after trying new restaurants, it's always a pleasure to dine at the Tavern. We really enjoy it - it's such a relaxing, enjoyable experience. The servers and staff are all so friendly and accommodating. And, of course, the food is consistently fresh and delicious. Thanks to the Lark Creek group.
9/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Almost perfect evening
The souffle appetizer was delicious, rich so perfect to share.The beet salad was not something I would order again, the beets overcooked and flavourless. My steak was phenomenal, cooked perfectly and melt in your mouth flavour. The ginger beer was disappointingly sweet with no spice. My waitress was great and took it back without a hitch. The other disappointment was the Butterscotch pudding, no butterscotch flavour! I let our waitress know and she again was completely understanding brought us the chocolate cake which was delicious, the coffee was outstanding. Amanda gets an A+, the meal a B
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Glad I Tried it.
Our 7:30 Sat reservations were ready. The place reminds me of the inn in the 1942 film "Holiday Inn". Refreshing, homey feel. We ordered the beet salad and corn chowder to start. It was a cold chowder, which my date didn't expect, but she reported it as good. My salad was delicious. I had the salmon with black rice and my date had the lamb fusilli. Both dishes were absolutely outstanding as was our cream puff-like fruit dessert.
The only negative was that the servers didn't seem up to the standard of the rest of the restaurant. We weren't offered after dinner drinks with our dessert and they made us feel somewhat rushed throughout the meal, which is a BIG NO NO for me in an otherwise fine dining establishment.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I've forgotten how good this place is! What a beautiful atmosphere, terrific service from Amanda, and the brunch food we had was terrific. I'll be back!!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved sitting outside. Service
Loved sitting outside. Service a bit slow. Food good.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Friday night dinner
Received very good service until near the end of the meal towards dessert. Waitperson disappeared. Seemed to be serving the bar area in addition to the dining area. Food was excellent as expected.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner & Dancing Fun
The Dine & Dance Tango night began with Happy Hour (ask what's included in lowered prices). We 6 dancers had fun learning to Tango like the Stars from an excellent teacher. A generous 3 course dinner: choice of two salads, three main courses, three desserts. Caesar salads featured full leaves of romaine; the spring garden salad came in a huge bowl with just the right amount of dressing. My chicken arrived perfectly moist, covered with a light sauce, surrounded by baby potatoes, baby carrots (not out of a bag), and miniature parsnips. Mixed berry crumble with vanilla ice cream looked amazingly large, but we consumed it all--delicious. Our efficient, professional server, made the evening a pleasant experience.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
The original Lark Creek restaurant!
The Tavern is an exceptional dining experience. This evening I had their awesome burger with blue cheese. My girlfriend had the Prime Rib (which is only available certain nights). She was very excited as that's her favorite. Both meals were exceptionally prepared and extremely delicious. It's a rare treat to go to the Tavern as it's an hour and half away from my house ... and a commute through SF. However, it's very much worth it.
I have dreams of one day gathering a big group of friends in their upstairs private room. Oh and we finished of dinner with a great chocolate cake!
Oh and I forgot ... the bread they bring to the table is awesome and accompanied with a lovely salted butter. MMMm .... go!
10/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Out of country guest & she was very impressed with the service and the food, it was a big hit. My halibut was cooked to perfection & my friend had the short ribs. Look forward to my next trip.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food & wonderful ambience!!
A GREAT restaurant for a romantic dinner! The bar has beers & wines on tap and makes great cocktails. The menu has seasonal specialties, and the kitchen uses pastured meats at a reasonable price. The polenta ragout was incredible, and the roasted chicken was 5-star. The wild mushroom bisque didn't come how we ordered it but was still good. Dessert was buttermilk chocolate cake w/cocoa nib ice cream, just as delicious as it sounds (beautiful too!). Our waitress was very attentive & friendly and provided smooth service with a smile. Overall, our favorite was the polenta & the least favorite was the chocolate cake. You know it was an amazing dinner when the worst thing you had was a delicious piece of buttermilk chocolate cake... ;)
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Food & Service
The Monday night fried chicken special was EXCELLENT. Also notably good: the soup du jour and the fish.
Our server Colleen was wonderful: quick, efficient, warm, friendly and unobtrusive. She made a great meal even better!
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
When I'm willing to travel 45 minutes to have a great dining experience, you know it's good. This is my go to place for whenever I want to feel the cozy, nurturing experience of being surrounded by redwoods and be served with friendly attention and fabulous seasonal food. Besides, it's one place I can count on to understand my gluten intolerance and I have confidence in being taken care of all around. For anyone that enjoys locally grown food and a chef that knows how to harmonize flavors, I suggest giving it a try.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always an enjoyable experience!
We have been going to Lark Creek for years to celebrate special occasions and we always find it a lovely experience. We especially love the patio dining whether it's for brunch or dinner (with heat lamps). Recently, we celebrated my sister's birthday with brunch on the patio. I had the most amazing mushroom bisque!!
It's also a great venue for all ages.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Never Lets You Down
Love the food, ambiance and service at Lark Creek Tavern! I have never been disappointed with a meal and could sit there for hours visiting with friends and family.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely and quiet brunch
My husband and I went there for brunch. The service was a little slow (the place was not busy) at first but got better later. The caesar salad was excellent. Eggs Benedicts dish was good. With the big sky light in the middle, it is a great place for brunch. Very relax and pleasant.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a lovely dinner. There were some problems with a new waitperson, but the restaurant was more than gererous in making it right.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
We came to Lark Creek especially because Bradley Ogden was making a special appearance. We were not disappointed. The food was outstanding and it was nice to get to chat with Chef Ogden.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fun for a Saturday nite
Great location, delicious food, warm & accomodating service, a bit noisy (all hard surfaces) but we all enjoyed it and would definitely return. With Open Table reso, seated immediately.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a wonderful place, friendly, warm and inviting. Service was great and so was the food
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tavern at Larkcreek is a beautiful venue for
Dining and drinks. The Chef is definitely in the
kitchen. Lovely hostess and great bartender.
The bleu cheese soufflé is outstanding.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The experience was excellent.
The experience was excellent. Nice to have Thanksgiving done for you. Interesting options that kept you pondering on what to get.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM