LARK on the Park

4.4
1614 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Chef Ryan Barnett offers exceptional, seasonal cuisine with a touch of global influence. Located on the edge of Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas, we offer an elegant-yet-comfortable setting including an outdoor patio facing the park. Our famous chalkboards with rotating local artist drawings line the walls.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
SUNDAY
Brunch: 10AM - 4PM

MONDAY
Lunch: 11PM - 4PM

TUESDAY-THURSDAY
Lunch: 11AM - 3PM
Afternoon Menu: 3PM - 5PM
Dinner: 5PM - 11PM

Saturday
Brunch: 10AM - 3PM
Afternoon Menu: 3PM-5PM
Dinner: 5PM-12AM


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Phone number
(214) 855-5275
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Ryan Barnett
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Woodall Rodgers & McKinney
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet offered in our garage, located at Olive & Woodall Rodgers. On the North side of Klyde Warren Park.
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Special events & promotions
LARK on the Park offers accommodations for events of virtually any size. Our semi-private room seats up to 24 guests, or can be reserved for a standing, mingling reception for up to 40 guests, or more with inclusion of the adjacent bar. For more event information, please visit our website at www.larkonthepark.com
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Private Dining

LARK has the flexibility to accommodate groups of most sizes in either our private dining room, our bar or patio, or by reserving a table in our main dining room. Let our famous chalkboard art set the stage for your event, whether it's a seated luncheon or dinner, a cocktail party, or reception.

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Mon 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM
Tue - Thu 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM 8:00PM - 9:30PM
Fri 1:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 2:00PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Sat 4:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM

What 1614 People Are Saying
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Dallas
1 review
Dined 16 hours ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food. Service seemed tense and hurried from the start and when issues arose around a very brown colored wine that had a nose of foot odor, things took a while to recover. Received our wine after our main course.

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LS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Green goddess sauce with sweet potato chips is to die for!

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HA
Dallas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the opportunity to have brunch on Sunday with friends to watch the artists put their work up on the blackboards. It was amazing to see! The food was absolutely fantastic and the service couldn't have been better! It was a very special day!

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R
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

First visit to LARK on the Park was Friday night before event at Winspear Opera House. Great location, easy to park in attached parking garage (LARK validates the parking ticket), very nice ambiance in the restaurant. Three in our party ordered the "fixed price" menu - and I ordered the LARK salad with grilled shrimp. Mine was delicious; perfectly grilled shrimp, pomegranates, flavorful sorghum … perfect for a light dinner. The other 3 guests chose ahi tuna appetizer (okay), octopus (okay) and two guests had the lamb chops … this is where we hit a bump. The lamb chops were huge and looked raw. My husband could barely eat any of his -- said it was very chewy and the overall appearance was raw/uncooked. Dessert was fine - 1 guest had the cheese/olive/nut plate and the other two had the donuts with carmalized bacon. Donuts were rock hard and tasted different. Not bad - just not something I'd want to repeat. So - we would return for another visit when the seasonal menu changes. Everything (aside from the food!) was great. Food was so-so.

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MP
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as usual with chalk drawings I had not seen - god was great

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MC
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We were visiting Dallas and looking for a place to eat for dinner.
The menu was a little different / confusing but we asked the waiter for recommendations.
And he recommended the steak.. It was fabulous it came w/ fries and a salad..
My kids got the hamburger but it wasn't on the menu. The food was very good!!

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YF
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific local food, delicious combinations, fresh ingredients surrounded by some great local artists renditions on their giant chalkboards. Truly enjoyable and relaxing. Perfect Sunday brunch locale.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

My girlfriend and I visited Lark for the first time and it was pleasant. Wasn’t out of this world, but it was alright. Food was good, my girlfriend ordered the breakfast sandwich and it was suppose to come with bacon but it didn’t and we weren’t sure why; we didn’t ask for it to be omitted from the sandwich. Pastry board was good, mimosa was okay. We had the Strawberry Hibiscus Mimosa. Not sure if it was the hibiscus that overpowered the champagne but I felt that it was too strong of a flavor but overall, alright. My cucumber sandwich was great. I would love to have the recipe for the green Harris because that was a great addition to the sandwich, only thing I would critique on is the sweet potato chips; some were stuck together and some were soggy, but I’m an up and coming chef myself and I understand how making chips work so I was completely okay with it; it comes with the job so to speak, when making chips. So no harm done there. Just a critique.

Thank you for helping me make my girlfriends visit to Texas memorable and I’m sure we’ll visit again.

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m
New York Area
259 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Across the street is Savor, where the service is beyond terrible, and the food undependable accept for the chocolate cake. So your better bet is Lark where the service is more than dependable. It was Friday night at 8; we almost had the place to ourselves. The menu had just been changed. The steak frites, especially the frites, was wonderful. The duck alas is gone. The cucumber soup was good, but too large a serving. The flounder needed something--in and of itself it is not an interesting fish, but it is a fish with which you can do wonderful things. The dusted with flour didn't quite work. Valet parking is free which is an added plus.

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KL
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! Sunday brunch grilled sourdough egg, bacon, gruyere was yummy, along with perfect round crisp potatoes. French toast casserole portion was a bit small but very heavy. Strawberry mimosas yum! French Press coffee best I ever had! Cliff was amazing. Will be back! Also, local artists had their work on display, including some from high school- very cool:)

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C
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I had dinner before a concert downtown and it was perfect. Stress free valet parking, fantastic service and very flavorful menu. Thank you!

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H
Dallas
37 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot for a nice meal before a show. The octopus was exquisite; best I’ve had. The clams were a great treat. My wife had the prix fixe menu which was delicious and a good deal. Love the artwork and the inventive decor.

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OT
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We hadn’t been here for a while and were very impressed by the quality of the food. Beet Salad was beautiful and tasty, and the soft shell crab with fettuccine was excellent
Server told us about 1/2 priced wines under $100 and we found excellent Sauvignon Blanc. We had theater date and friendly and efficient young server got us in and out on schedule.

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D
Dallas
48 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good dinner at Lark. Good selection of beers on tap. Steak was very well prepared and the fries were great. Flounder was not bad, bout nothing special. We really enjoyed the pecan bar and coffee press for desert.

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DS
Dallas
19 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place! Great atmosphere with the cool chalk drawing and a view of downtown. Great food and mimosas at a moderate price. Our server, Christina, was great, but didn’t have much personality.

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MP
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my husband's favorite Dallas restaurant so we went for Father's Day brunch. The seasonal mimosa's were great as was the pecan bar dessert. We love to see the local chalk drawings on the boards that decorate the restaurant. While not your typical romantic spot, the restaurant is quiet enough to have personal conversations.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great and well finessed. Service was excellent.

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LW
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

We ordered the blue crab fritters to start. A little chewy and they came out dark. That’s usually a sign the grease needs to be changed but it’s been 20 years since I was in the restaurant business and maybe that’s how they are suppose to look.
My wife orders the ratatouille soup, took two sips and pushed it aside. She couldn’t finish it. I ordered the Park Salad with chicken breast. The chicken was a little over cooked and dry. The salad dressing was to tart for my palette.
The service was good and the manager was very gracious when we explained to him our dissatisfaction with the meal.
It’s unfortunate because we had several friends recommend this restaurant. LOTP just didn’t do it for us

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OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow. No vegetarian options. Bread arrived late and was burnt.

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PM
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location! Service and food are always great.

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OT
Dallas
28 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Lark on the Park has become our "go to" restaurant for pre-theater/show at the Performing Arts Center across the street and one of our faves. Steak frites is excellent (great frites!) and other dishes are good as well. Service has always been terrific and with Klyde Warren out front and the AT&T Performing Arts Center a couple blocks away, it is a great location.

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DM
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful food and love the ambiance!

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KF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a very attentive and courteous server and hostess. Food was fresh and good. We definitely will return and recommend this to others.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Went for brunch- will be back!

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EW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

I was surprised that the menu hasn't been updated much since my last visit to Lark which was probably about a year ago. I had the smoked salmon chop salad which was pretty lackluster for $17. Lark has a fabulous ambiance and good service, but the food seems pricey for what you get. I don't mind paying for great food, but I was not impressed with my salad.

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GT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Fabulous service from our waiter. Good very good. Different brunch options than many other restaurants.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I visited Lark last night and I was somewhat disappointed. They have a new chef and a new menu, which was not as appetizing as I thought it would be. The customer service and ambiance was great and I have no complaints there. I'm vegan and pretty picky about my food, but my boyfriend enjoyed the food and wine selection.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food and service were both quite good. We had excellent beef tartare with a slight Asian flair, and I had the Gulfport Flounder which was certainly the best meal on the table. They are cognizant of the theater times and brought our check in plenty of time.

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H
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. We ordered the prix fixe three course meal specially designed for those who have another engagement after dinner. It exceeded my expectation! As a vegetarian I am always pleased with the veggie friendly choices on the menu here.

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JD
Orlando
15 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A lovely pretheatre dinner and we walked to the theatre. Everything about Lark has a relaxed classiness that few places achieve. Bravo.

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p
Dallas
85 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great waitress. Food is good. Wine was great

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LL
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

Nice look and cool chalkboard art. Service was excellent but food didn't keep up. Was better when it first opened. Grilled cheese wasn't completely grilled - could have done it better myself
Tortilla soup is better elsewhere. Fish of the day was good. Pretentious that they don't serve bread and butter with entrée. Beignets were a nice idea but were not as soft as you would expect . Pretty noisy

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K
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible Sunday brunch spot. We all loved the Bloody Mary and Bloody Mateo (the chile vodka isn’t very spicy). I can’t say enough about the queso fundido! Fabulous!! Both the duroc and vege Benedicts were wonderful with their herbed potatoes, and theSteak Frites was moist and flavorful. The star was a special: grilled quail stuffed with risotto— mouthwatering!!!! Jesse was an incredible attendant. We can’t wait to return.

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t
Dallas
71 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We were a bit disappointed with our meal at Lark this past weekend. They have drastically changed the menu. Even though it is getting close to summer, we found the menu to be very heavy. There was only one choice for fish with the rest of the menu dedicated to a lot meat- 2 pork dishes, 2 steaks and lamb chops. The rest of the menu is seafood which my husband is allergic to. It was hard to find something on the menu that we thought wouldn't be too rich. We chose the Flounder which sounded light but turned out to be heavy since it was pan fried in butter and served with gnocchi . The service was a bit off. We had told them that we had a play to go to but that didn't really help and we barely made it to the Winspear even though we had allotted 1.5 hours for dinner. They must have been short staffed because the managers were delivering the food to the tables. Hope they can line up a lighter menu like they used to have and not so pricey!

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TX
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food was over seasoned and over priced. Wine menu is not that great either.

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TL
Dallas
22 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

We live in the neighborhood and although we have been to Lark several times over the last couple of years and been satisfied with our experience, we can’t say the same for dinner this week. Something other than the menu has changed...and not for the better. The service was rushed to the point of being ridiculous. The anticipation that we were finished and ready to leave on two different occasions was just nuts. As we were handed the check I had to interrupt the server and ask for coffee. It was apparent he was ready for us to be finished. The food was average and delayed. We ordered appetizers but never got the opportunity to order a main course before our server was off again. The drinks were fine but we had to ask the mgr to replenish our cocktails because our server was MIA. Finally, the noise was over the top. I truly hope this is not the new normal for Lark. If so, we most likely will not return.

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TH
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Saturday Brunch was great. Service was spot on. (Thanks Franklin!)
Enticing options on the brunch menu. The Benedict was delicious as well as the french toast which has almost a bread pudding texture with savory sweet compote. Perfect brunch!

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D
New Mexico
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Loved the seasonal mimosa and the chilequilas. Waiter was average at best.

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m
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Rather underwhelming visit this time. The best thing was dessert, the beignets. Other than that the steak wasn't that impressive, not tender at all and it tasted over salted. Salad was limp.

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Table near kitchen was very noisy

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