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Lark, Seattle, WA

Lark

4.7
4.7
1095 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Welcome to Lark, Seattle’s beloved fine-dining destination for 20 years, with New American cuisine from Chef John Sundstrom celebrating the bounty of the Pacific Northwest in a luxurious, comfortable atmosphere with impeccable, welcoming service. Visit our elegant space in the Capitol Hill neighborhood, easily accessible from Downtown Seattle, and experience our James Beard Award-winning food and hospitality.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Northwest, Organic
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (206) 323-5275
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    John Sundstrom
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Champagne and Seafood Platter for Two

    $125.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Mar 22 - Mar 23, 2024
    Join us for an evening of oysters, chilled shellfish, crudo and ceviche at the mezzanine bar. 2 nights only, 3/22 and 3/23 $250 (serves 2), tax and gratuity not included Includes 1 Bottle Besserat de Bellefon Bleu Brut NV Champagne (or comparable) Chilled Shellfish, Crudo and Ceviche Platter: Raw Fat Bastard and Oishi oysters, nam pla, finger lime Chilled mussels, green curry mayonnaise, fried shallots Peel and eat wild blue prawns, mama lil’s peppers cocktail sauce Smoked coho rillettes, pickled onion, ikura Hamachi tartare, lime, serrano chili, avocado, sessame seaweed “chicharone” Dungeness crab, yuzu kosho, Hosui pear, shiso Smoked Maine unagi, new potatoes, saba Bread plate
    Champagne and Seafood Platter for Two Photo

What 1,095 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Innovative

  • Seattle

    Innovative

  • Seattle

    Great for fine wines

  • Seattle

    Contemporary American

1,095 Reviews
  1. GW12

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a terrific experience at Lark. Jason took great care of us and the food was delicious. Will def be back.

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  2. MikeM

    Tucson

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sat at the bar. Everything about the dinner was excellent but the service from Lauren exceeded expectations. Her knowledge of the menu and even more the wine and spirits to choose from was impressive. She made the evening memorable. And the food by itself pretty much did that too.

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  3. JenniferH

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the champagne and shellfish experience. It was a lovely evening. The food was delicious and everyone took good care of us over the course of the night. What a special experience.

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  4. DeanS

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We loved the space and the cocktails, but the food was very disappointing. We enjoyed our starters, but our second courses were not enjoyable. We had the duck confit and the wild boar “ragu” bucatini. The duck was dry, to the point of being difficult to eat. The “ragu” was an off-putting pink/violet color with a watery and boring sauce. The boar itself was tasty, but the overall dish was poor. Overall, very disappointed with our experience and the quality of food for the money.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were both outstanding. Can’t wait to return for another delicious feast!

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  6. BarbaraandDwight

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lark is just a lovely and delicious place. The design, the staff and the food are not to be missed.

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  7. Andrea

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding. We visited during the winter menu. Highly recommend the ravioli and the hamachi. Scallops were cooked perfectly. We also had a green papaya ahi tuna special that was delicious- it had a bit of heat to it because of the chili- which paired nicely with the kabinett Riesling. Cocktail wise- the Weight of Dream cocktail was so good, my spouse ordered two. Attention to detail and service was impeccable. Bravo, team. Thanks for making it an unforgettable birthday meal.

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  8. LisaMarie

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food and excellent service! We will definitely be back for special occasions!

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  9. JeremyA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fresh ingredients. Genuinely astonishing food with unique and surprising flavor profiles. Servers were friendly and attentive. We enjoyed every minute of our meal at Lark and would recommend this to anyone without hesitation!

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  10. AshburyFlats

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a family celebration. Food, service, ambience were all outstanding and made the evening special. Highly recommend.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it time at Lark! My friends and I did the four course meal and everything was delicious. We loved our server Anna

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent, and the service was as well.

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  13. MayaL

    Cancun

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My partner and I had a lovely date night here for his 25th Birthday! The service was excellent, they even gave us complementary glasses of prosecco to celebrate! The food was delicious, we highly recommend the farro dish they currently have. The new location is wonderful, it is spacious and, unlike many restaurants these days, the noise level was low enough for us to have a conversation without shouting across the table! We would highly recommend and will hopefully be back for another meal!

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  14. PetePan

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food great service. Best date restaurant in Seattle!

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  15. JohnW

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Some items very good; some okay but would not reorder. Service was the best. Drinks excellent but pricy

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Entire experience was lovely! Food and service fantastic. True fine dining. Expensive but worth it for a special occasion.

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  17. Finewine

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, service was on-point, menu was creative yet comfortable , and the atmosphere was elegant yet laid back. The only drawback is the parking situation in the area…it can be incredibly challenging to find a place on the street, though there are parking lots and garages relatively close but be prepared to shell out a pretty penny to park there. Parking situation or not… I can’t wait to to back!

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  18. Kyra

    Pittsburgh

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    OMG the seafood and champagne experience was amazing!! Jonathan Sundstrom himself plated our food and was available to chat throughout the meal! Everything was delicious and so unique, lots of exciting flavors for the sauces/garnishes. We absolutely loved the whole experience! Impeccable service. We can’t wait to return.

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  19. PaulK

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of Settle's best restaurants. It is worth every penny of the moderately expensive prices.

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  20. Rainy

    Anchorage

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambiance. Friendly efficient service. My wife ordered the duck and tried to enjoy it but found it very chewy and decided to let the manager know. The manager quickly apologized and asked my wife to choose another entreè from the menu. She chose the pasta with squash and pepitas and was very pleased with her second choice. I had the Alaskan black cod which was delicious and well spiced. We enjoyed a white wine from Spain that we selected from a wide variety of international wines on the wine list. The chocolate mint dessert was wonderful especially with the ruby port, which I enjoyed or coffee, which my wife enjoyed. We were not billed for the duck dinner. Total price was a somewhat high but probably average for the area and type of restaurant.

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  21. NatashaK

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food! The service was great. We were there to celebrate a birthday and the Cava was a nice touch.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the first two Courses. Magnificent! The meat course was fatty (beef) and the duck was a bit tough. Server was very gracious, but seemed understaffed and slow. We waited for 30 min on arrival for drinks and bread. Overall experience was lovely, but a bit disappointed too.

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  23. SandraT

    Seattle

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience . The food was outstanding ,and Jason was was very professional and kind in assisting us during our Anniversary’s celebration . Strongly recommended! 5 stars . ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My food was not very tasty. I didn’t really enjoy anything except for the main course. The bread was really good, but everything was lackluster.

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  25. KTVick

    Palm Springs

    43 reviews

    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superlative service by friendly staff. Delicious food. Great wine list.

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  26. craig

    Portland

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place was delicious. I took recommendations from the delightful bartender, and ended up with food I might not be likely to order on my own, and loved every bite of it. There were no misses with the food or the wine. I was dining alone and was given the perfect seat at the bar. I felt welcome and special just for being me.

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  27. ThomM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    I hate writing bad reviews and try and avoid it…however this needs to be said. We used to go to Lark pre-pandemic often and was one of our favorite restaurants. This is the first time we have gone in 4 years. The entire meal tasted the exact same. How you make raw oysters bad, I’ll never know (don’t preload a terrible mignonette on them is my suggestion). everything was so salty! The bucatini was awful. I think they boiled their boar. Definitely a waste of a kid-free night out. At least it was expensive though

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  28. GeoffC

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and excellent service. Haven't been to Lark in years. We will be back!

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  29. ChrisT

    Seattle

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We just loved every bit of our dining experience. We loved our server but equally as enjoyable was the team. Was just a wonderful evening. Thank you

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  30. TonyB

    Nashville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great. Atmosphere was top notch. Food had the potential to be really good but we felt like they just missed the mark on most of our dishes. We did the chefs tasting menu so we got to sample a large section of the menu. For example, tartar was delicious but the house made cracker was over salted. The pasta’s flavor was delicious but the texture was a little too Al dente. The beets were cooked perfect, but the smoke overpowered the beauty of the beets. We would try it again, but aren’t running to tell our friends and bring them there anytime soon.

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  31. suzipoozie

    Seattle

    31 reviews

    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lark has always been consistently in the top-tier of restaurants in Seattle, always an elevated experience. Their 20 year celebration was fun, festive and delicious.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came to Lark for our first wedding anniversary and it was amazing. The staff was incredibly friendly and kind, and the food was phenomenal. Will absolutely return!

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  33. KristianF

    Sacramento

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful experience, soup to nuts. Service was incredible. The staff is very knowledgeable about both the food and the wine list. Excellent wine recommendations. Five out of five.

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  34. DirkS

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attentive and high quality service combined with top notch food that was delicious and interesting and beautiful. We loved everything except I'm not a fan of the chicken fat with the bread service. Not cheap but the quality justifies the higher price tag.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great service and good. Would highly recommend

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  36. bonVIVant

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are from out of town and researched many restaurants before choosing Lark. The appetizers were amazing! But the entrees left us disappointed. Appetizers- we had beef tartare and foie groi. Both had amazing textures and taste. For entree: I had the duck and hubby had the squash pasta. The duck breast itself was not tender and the cut was a bit tough. I had to chew for a while to break the tendons before swallowing. Flavor was OK. Sides were more on the salty side. Squash pasta- well..... squash was actually undercooked- borderline raw and the pasta was not al dente. The edges were a bit undercooked and hard. The service was amazing though, and so were the drinks and appetizers, but when you have an expensive bill with the entrees falling short, it really did leave us feeling that the experience was not worth what we paid.

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  37. IanS

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This dining experience started off on a negative note when we realized the menu on OpenTable was years out of date and had radically different prices. We explained this to the staff and were listened to with respect and treated wonderfully. In the end, because our budget was being stretched, we had to order less food but the staff, realizing this, brought out two small glasses of champagne and their bread service (normally a 12 dollar item). Next time we will budget accordingly and order more food because everything was delicious. A perfect steak tartare, a delicious and very flavorful mushroom and dashi dish, and a stellar pasta dish with wild boar ragout. And, of course, their delicious bread made in-house. Highly recommended!

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  38. FrequentDiner

    Seattle

    181 reviews

    3.0

    181 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We are long-time residence of Seattle and this was our first time at Lark. After an uncomfortable beginning with the hostess (we asked for a booth, the restaurant was not crowded and were told they were reserved for a birthday gathering, but were seated in a booth, no birthday group ever arrived and some booths remained empty), the service improved. The bar tender, server and even the hostess provided good service the rest of the night! The four of us enjoyed our meals but none were overly impressed! For the price point, a more exceptional meal was expected. The atmosphere was very nice. With all the options in Seattle, probably will not head back to Lark.

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  39. BrittneyL

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great time celebrating my fiance's 30th birthday at LARK. The tasting menu was delicious and service was outstanding!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Always outstanding dining at Lark😁😁 Menu is great service on point

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FAQs

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

Lark is rated 4.7 stars by 1095 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Lark

952 East Seneca St, Seattle, WA 98122

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    10th Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Capitol Hill / First Hill
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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