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Lark, Seattle, WA

Lark

4.6
4.6
1017 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to Chef John Sundstrom’s Lark, one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier, artisan-focused restaurants. Lark works with local artisans, farmers, and foragers to serve the best of each season. We have two dining rooms which offer different ambiance but the same menu. Our ground floor dining room is classically elegant, featuring white linen tablecloths and plush banquettes. The Lark mezzanine is spacious with a rustic, elemental decor, tucked up into the rafters of our historic building. Please check both this page and the Lark Mezzanine page to see the full selection of tables offered on a specific evening. We encourage you to give us a call at 206-323-5275 if you're having trouble finding a table, our hosts are happy to help. Parties of 6 or more will be seated at 6:00 pm or 8:30 pm, please call to make those reservations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Northwest, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (206) 323-5275

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    John Sundstrom

  • Catering

    Lark can create a special menu for a event of any size, from a small gathering of twenty people to a party of more than 100. Please give us a call at (206) 323-5275, we'd love to discuss the details with you.

  • Private party facilities

    Lark offers two private dining options - Off the Record at the Central Agency Building and our dining room 926 12th avenue, both in Capitol Hill. Please give us a call at (206) 323-5275 to discuss which venue would best suit your occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Ronan: (206) 323-5275

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Cross street

    10th Ave

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at metered spots on nearby streets, as well as at local pay lots. The most convenient garage is located on Broadway between the Silver Cloud Hotel and The Garage billiard hall.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,017 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.6
4.6 based on all time ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

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  1. JM

    JenniferM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was phenomenal and the food was as well. Lark continues to be our all time favorite restaurant.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We wanted a special restaurant in which to celebrate our wedding anniversary. From the minute we walked in I felt Lark was perfect. The design of the restaurant, while spacious, has created a sense of intimacy with lighting, table placement, combination of plushly upholstered booths and tables covered with white tablecloths. The attention paid to us by our waiter was warm friendly professional and efficient. The food was delicious. We look forward to returning.
  3. LB

    LisaB

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING food. We were very impressed. There were lots of little touches that made the food above and beyond.
  4. MW

    MWHSea

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    The service was horrible. It was so slow. Not usual for Lark.
  5. HP

    HPFoodie

    Dallas

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Lark was just okay. The menu tries too hard to be "funky foodie", and we all struggled with what to order. And once our food was on the table, there was nothing that stuck out as so delicious or memorable. There was no item or dish that was so good, we can't wait to eat there again and order it. The atmosphere was nice and our service was good. That said, there are too many other good restaurants to try in Seattle.
  6. L

    Libby

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Seattle. Loved every dish!
  7. GA

    GailA

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is beyond exceptional. Service is very good. Love it, is my ‘Must go” when I visit Seattle.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great meal and lovely ambiance!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was amazing
  10. c

    claudine

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful, creative meal at Lark, each dish was delicious, the service was superb, and they made our birthday celebration memorable.
  11. SE

    SeattleEatter

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love Lark. Fantastic meal as always. Highly recommend.
  12. HF

    HeatherF

    Las Vegas

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic from start to finish...one of the best meals we've enjoyed in quite some time. Service was outstanding as well and the ambiance was wonderful.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner, we tried a bunch and everything was great.
  14. SE

    SEATTLEFOODIE

    Seattle

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Food came out cold, literally colder than room temp. Should never happen, ruined dinner. Where was the waiter?
  15. CG

    CarrieG

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is seasonal, fresh and delicious. It's my special occasion choice.
  16. TQ

    TiffanyQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service is great everytime! I always make sure I order the foie gras terrine!
  17. r

    rossb

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Lark is a good place. It tries to be more than it is. I don't care about value but the value is horrible. It ha's experimental plates with marginal success that should never get past a taster. I'm an eater, i eat at good places. Lark tries but ultimately, some dishes fail and other succeed but there are a lot of other options i wildly prefer.
  18. LE

    LynneE

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    When I made our reservation a month ago, there was no disclosure online that the dinner would be a set menu at a set price. A member of your staff called me on 2-10 to confirm our reservation and so informed me. By then it was too late to make a reservation elsewhere for Valentine’s Day. The meal was ok but not great, considering the price. I did not like any of the dessert choices, and was offered a specialty ice cream. Unfortunately it was half- melted by the time it was served. A disappointing meal for a special occasion. One reason we picked Lark was because of the variety of your regular menu which we have enjoyed in the past.
  19. CB

    ChefBLT

    San Antonio

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    I am a chef. So maybe my review might be a bit harsh but I was expecting more in the quality of the food. Most dishes were one note, like the halibut with artichoke (fish n citrus) was ok but not great. I was expecting great. The octopus had good flavor but was chewy. The tarte tatin pastry was soft on the bottom, I mean that’s just pastry 101. The amount of the cauliflower soup in the bowl was a joke. I was just overall disappointed with the cost of compared to the quality of the meal. I expected way more. The service was great, our waitress was a sweet lady just very kind.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved Lark! Friendly and professional staff. Handled unruly table behind us well.
  21. MS

    MorrigenS

    Seattle

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful meal!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great anniversary dinner!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came for our anniversary and they welcomed us to our table with glasses of champagne. The service was great and the food was even better! Will definitely be back.
  24. DL

    DListFoodie

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We were back for a birthday celebration. Should come more often. Chef Sundstrom and team puts together a great seasonal menu. We tried a lot from the menu, most memorable was the house bread with smoked lard, seared foie gras, squid ink mantella sheets with Dungeness crab, mushrooms & Meyer Lemon...and, drumroll...the hangar steak and the scallops. Everything was perfect, except for one of our desserts, the baba au rhum. I thought it was too dry. Won’t wait so long to be back.
  25. FF

    FoodFanForever

    Palm Springs

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner. The waitress was very knowledgeable & accommodating.
  26. C

    Coach

    Denver

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lark is consistent in its fine food and great service. We have favorites there and also love trying their always creative new options. This time I had the squid mantilla which was a delicious surprise. My husband had the pork belly and could praise it enough. We will be back this week for the short rib special. Be sure to try the octopus, too.
  27. b

    borninarestaurant

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious well prepared food made from fresh local ingredients. Excellent service.
  28. DS

    DrSgastronom

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s all about the food! Great flavors
  29. L

    Lucy54

    Seattle

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely dinner out at lark with friends
  30. F

    Foodie61

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This gem of a restaurant is one of my favorites in Seattle. Seafood dishes are prepared with flair and subtlety; greens/veggies are fresh and prepared in inventive ways. The servers are knowledgeable about wine pairings--I was offered a taste of one I'd never tried before, in addition to the bottle my dining partner and I selected; how generous. The ambience is fantastic--convivial, relaxed, upscale. Lark is a wonderful place to dine well!
  31. EB

    ElizabethB

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Casual friend bday dinner. Everything was perfect.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic as always!
  33. s

    susandennis

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    They lost a star because their restroom situation is appalling. Way to far. way to cold and filthy. Go before you get there. Also their flatware needs an upgrade. The spoons they gave us to eat with were old serving spoons. Otherwise all was perfect.
  34. J

    Jessica

    Miami

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our FAVORITE Seattle foodie places. We take family here when they visit and save Lark for special date nights. The cocktails are pretty (and strong) and the food is like fresh, seasonal, artfully made Northwest meals. Highly recommend.
  35. CZ

    CalebZ

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    We originally went to Lark because of how unique the food sounded. I am a chef and I love to see menus featuring the use of ingredients in fun, inventive ways. With that said, I ordered the caviar. The most expensive one they had, sturgeon. What I was served is what I will remember the most, and not for good reasons. They served me a nice pile of caviar and creme, but on top of a salty blini that was about an inch thick. Sort of like a griddle corn cake. Due to it being extremely hot, the caviar was essentially cooked. Which means it's flavor was negatively affected. It is sacrilege to serve caviar hot. I am all for doing things a new way, and so I have it a try. Beyond the point of being able to return it. I just couldn't believe they served it that way. It didn't even taste good. But... With that said, the rest of the meal was great. Tartare was some of the best I've ever had and the sun choke soup was amazing. Scallops were a special and were nearly tasteless. But the rest of the plate made up for it. Anyway, I wouldn't say Lark was worth the amount I paid and the caviar was offensive, but it is still worth trying. Servers were on point as well.
  36. V

    Virginian

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was exceptionally good. Excellent quality and presentation.
  37. AL

    AlainaL

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited Lark based on the many positive reviews, so it’s only fair to do the same favor for others. Lark is fantastic. As a party of four, we were able to try multiple courses, and every plate—whether it was an appetizer, second, or main course—was delicious. What a lovely evening!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  39. VZ

    VitaliiZ

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best places in Seattle, for sure! The food was delicious, the service was on a very high level!
  40. CB

    ColleenB

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We shared some starters and a few glasses of champagne. It was a completely delightful evening! Highly reccommended!!

FAQs

Lark offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 323-5275.

Lark is rated 4.6 stars by 1017 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    10th Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Capitol Hill / First Hill

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Northwest, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at metered spots on nearby streets, as well as at local pay lots. The most convenient garage is located on Broadway between the Silver Cloud Hotel and The Garage billiard hall.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    John Sundstrom

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (206) 323-5275

  • Catering

    Lark can create a special menu for a event of any size, from a small gathering of twenty people to a party of more than 100. Please give us a call at (206) 323-5275, we'd love to discuss the details with you.

  • Private party facilities

    Lark offers two private dining options - Off the Record at the Central Agency Building and our dining room 926 12th avenue, both in Capitol Hill. Please give us a call at (206) 323-5275 to discuss which venue would best suit your occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Kelly Ronan: (206) 323-5275

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