Lark

4.7
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$31 to $50
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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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LE
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

CB
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
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.

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MS
Seattle
32 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal!

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OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great anniversary dinner!

OT
1 review
Dined on February 8, 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.

DL
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on February 7, 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.

FF
Palm Springs
60 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

C
Denver
23 reviews
Dined on January 22, 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.

b
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

DS
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s all about the food! Great flavors

L
Seattle
43 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely dinner out at lark with friends

JG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 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!

EB
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casual friend bday dinner. Everything was perfect.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as always!

s
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 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.

J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 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.

CZ
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 5, 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.

V
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was exceptionally good. Excellent quality and presentation.

AL
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 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!

OT
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

VZ
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

CB
Seattle
15 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally blown away. Had high hopes based on the reviews and Lark completely delivered.

PK
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of Seattle’s best restaurants. Devine food. Excellent and knowledgeable service. East location.

r
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. The bison was perfect as were the oysters. The duck was crispy Always enjoy dining at Lark.

LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional service set the tone for an exceptional meal.

J
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice meal.

A
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It doesn't seem our reservation notes were read as nobody acknowledged the birthday we were celebrating. However, service and food were both on point and we enjoyed the hell out of our meal.

d
Seattle
22 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything is always perfect here. Like a record on repeat. :-) I don't have anything else to add.

m
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing. Decor was great.

FO
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service awesome food

z
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Good food great service. Would definitely go again.

OT
Seattle
30 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food

OT
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The food was decent, but didn't knock our socks off...and for the price I suppose we expected the food to be a little better. The farro seemed under cooked, the mushrooms were tough, the cannelloni were a little bland, and the chocolate torte for dessert was uninspired. It all tasted fine so couldn't really complain, but we just weren't very impressed for the the money it cost.

MR
Austin
20 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Lark for your husband’s b-day. We really enjoyed it. The food was really nice and the service was excellent. We really recommend the beef tartare it was the best dish we had there. The only thing we didn’t like was the dessert (matcha cake) and I’m a sweets kind of person.

TH
San Francisco
148 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic. Go here and eat.

TA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good good good

JD
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great. Wonderful food.

TL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

We weren't very hungry so we were undecided as to how much we would be eating but planned a complete dinner. Started with appetizers. Had a dozen oysters which were fresh and delicious. Served with lemon and a mignonette. The mignonette did not come with a spoon which was odd so I used my teaspoon. Then had the kale salad with green goddess dressing which was very good, followed by the super delicious grilled pate. The pate was fresh and oh so yummy - best in town IMO. However, the service took so long (the waitress had to stop by to ask us whether we ordered the salad), that we had two and a half glasses of wine each and still weren't through the appetizers after 90 minutes, so we skipped the main course and decided to go elsewhere for dessert. We even fantasized about going to Dick's to satisfy our craving for a small main course. The food is very good, but we won't hurry back unless we want to hang out and have glasses of wine as we wait for our a 2-2.5 hour dining "experience to make its way to us."

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