Lark A Fare

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134 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Lark A Fare is a classy but casual cocktail bar & modern midwest kitchen.

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Whisk(e)y Wednesdays!

Enjoy 25% off Whiskeys $15 and under on Wednesdays!!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 6, 2019

Ends: February 7, 2118

Availability: Wed 11:00AM-11:00PM

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Enjoy 50% off all bottles of wine $75 and under. All day every Tuesday!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: February 5, 2019

Ends: February 6, 2118

Availability: Tue 11:00AM-11:30PM

What 134 People Are Saying
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OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We truly enjoyed our breakfast at Lark A Fare. The food was wonderful, the service on point and atmosphere comfortable. I highly recommend

BK
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

OK, but a step below RND, 715, Sweet Basil.
You cannot be out of house wine early on a Friday night. Makes for a bad start to the overall experience.

MW
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DINNER WAS SO FANTASTIC THAT WE WENT BACK FOR BREAKFAST THE VERY NEXT MORNING! THIS HAS BECOME OUR NEW FAVORITE PLACE IN LAWRENCE.

DJ
Dallas
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Ordered the half-bird fried chicken but what I was served was obviously so extremely overcooked it was very close to black in color. You don't have to be an expert in fried chicken to know that it stayed in the fryer too long and should be replaced with a new order. Instead, the cooking staff plated it and server delivered it to the table. I should have sent it back, but everyone else had their food and I didn't want to wait. Eating the fried breading was not an option as it was so overcooked it was physically difficult to break it to get to the chicken. I've cracked crabs that were easier to get into. After much work, I was able to salvage enough edible chicken from the four pieces to equal about two very small pieces. Even after seeing that my plate was piled high with un-eaten shards of the overcooked breading, the server never asked about my food. The other dishes we ordered were fine, and the service was decent. Just wish there had been better quality control.

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fun and interesting menu!

C
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Food was nothing to write home about which I am surprised and been before with great food. Our apps came before our drinks. We got sat at the same time a 9 top did, and it seemed like they were the priority. Server was good.

F
Kansas City
23 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We drove over from Kansas City because we read all of the really good reviews. My husband was excited about the skillet cornbread and I was excited to get a biscuit and their local cheesy grits. We chose a table in the shade outside and my husband ordered a coffee and I ordered iced coffee. When our drinks came I was told mine was an alchemy cold brew. I told him that I was familiar with alchemy’s cold brews and didn’t think anymore about it until I asked for a refill and was told he would have to charge me. I didn’t order another because of that and didn’t realize until our bill came that I wasn’t served an iced coffee at all but a five dollar cold brew. I told him that that was not what I ordered and I am simply wanted an iced coffee and so he took it off of our bill.

When our food arrived the skillet cornbread look yummy and then I looked what it was sitting in front of me which certainly was not the cheesy grits that I had ordered and instead was one big sausage.He took that away and later brought my cheesy grits. When I looked at the biscuit in front of my scrambled eggs I again was a bit puzzled because it was cut in half and toasted and never have I thought that a biscuit would be served in that way because I was thinking it would be the normal fluffy biscuit.

My husband was happy with his skillet cornbread but I was very disappointed with my meal because none of that was what I was intending to be served except for the two scrambled eggs. The trip over was deemed OK because we got to sit outside but we were very disappointed with my mealI have had much better cheesy grits at another restaurant in Lawrence which we have been to several times and which I will not name in this post. Needless to say we won’t be back.

JD
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the experience. The menu was unique, with a variety of entrees and choices of proteins.
The wait staff was attentive and checked with us on a regular basis to see if we needed anything else.
Some of the group had a drinks, which they expressed satisfaction with. We had two appetizers and each of the group enjoyed an entree. Nice addition to downtown Lawrence.

c
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

This restaurant has all the potential to become a treasured gem. One major thing holding it back is the presentation of the foods. Menu itself was fantastic but how it was made and focus on details need to improve. For example, my son's breakfast sandwich came with a clump of a thick fatty part of the bacon which nearly grossed him out. My avocado toast came with the avocado not evenly spread all over and the eggs just slightly undercooked. If not for these things, then the meal would have been perfect.

OT
Kansas City
19 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Very limited menu. Food seems more suitable for lunch than dinner. Draft beer and wine by the glass also quite limited and not to our taste.

LP
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

They seated us closer to the bar so it was noisier this time, but food was still great. Sides seemed to be smaller than what we had had in the past. Still a great value. Three of us split the whole fried chicken-delicious! One of my favorite restaurants in Lawrence. Will be back.

RL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I'm very impressed with the diversity and interest of the cocktail menu, and all the drinks we tried were wonderful!

W
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We met friends for brunch last Sunday. Food was very good, service was excellent. We look forward to milder weather so we can enjoy dining in the beautiful patio area. Seeing the U.S. women 's soccer team win the World Cup while we were there added to an already great experience.

SB
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious. The service was great. Just do love this restaurant. It is one of my most favorite places

YC
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The evening started out very pleasant. Our server, she was excellent and took very good care of a large group of women. The music got a little loud during our meal and it was harder to hold a conversation. The food was excellent a bit pricey for the average Lawrence person. I had a burger which was a very generous portion and tasted fine but the tomato basil appetizer left me wanting more! I would return because of the community involvement with the Final Friday events and I would love to try one of the specialty drinks.

AH
Kansas City
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

For our anniversary, we wanted to try something different so we headed to Lawrence for a night out. We sat at the bar and had a few drinks and tried some small plates to share. The bar tender was terrific and made several recommendations, all of which were fantastic. We'll be back!

A
St. Louis
28 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was good; a few items a bit salty. Service was excellent. Bar vibe is cool; would definitely return to try other items.

M
Washington DC
253 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

Lots of issues with food - ambiance is fantastic, but need serious help with food quality

CH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I hosted a special event at Lark A Fare over the weekend and everything was amazing. Our table was ready for us on time, our server greeted us right away and answered all of our questions regarding ingredients (food allergies). The food was delicious and the drink menu is extensive. I have yet to be disappointed when I visit Lark A Fare.

OT
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Love the ambiance and decor. Great menu selection for brunch and excellent customer service. Food was very good 😋

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Lark A Fare! The food is great, the cocktails are tasty, and the people who work there are wonderful. Two thumbs up all around.

LL
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and staff! We had not been here for brunch before, but we WILL be back!

RR
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is great...Lacy did an awesome job as my server!

D
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu has changed since the last time I was there, more small plates. We tried many and everything was still delicious. I highly recommend this place for date night, entertaining new friends, happy hour. Great food and Great Atmosphere!!!

OT
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went there for a birthday dinner. We were pleased with everything. Wi definitely go back

SB
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Excellent and friendly service. Thoroughly enjoyable experience. One of my favorite restaurants in Lawrence.

T
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was pleased to see many good choices for vegan food. Service was good. The only "complaint" voiced by members of my party of all ages was the dress, or lack thereof, of the staff. See-through and skimpy garments leaving nothing to the imagination seemed to be the choice. None of us are fuddy-duddies but seeing every nipple, dimple, crack, hair, and bump of the staff is rather unappetizing.

OT
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bloody mary bar was great! Food came fast and tasted good, no complaints

JA
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Large party graduation brunch. Service was friendly and professional. Food was delicious. Especially good: chicken fried steak and fried chicken and waffles. Will definitely be back.

RS
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Very accommodating for a family of ten with two children. Great for brunch!

JG
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great find in Lawrence. A fun menu; you can either order a bunch of small plates or entrees. Great bar. Vibe is good too. Enjoyed this place and will be back.

Z
Omaha
13 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 5

The food was creative and good. Our waiter was beer friendly, but not that well-trained not his fault. Pores water from bottle touching all glasses - not health code. Presentrd

HF
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovingly crafted dishes of an exceptional quatlity.

SN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lark a Fare is moderately priced for the atmosphere, if you are looking for a less overpriced version of RND but still want the same high end atmosphere with great food this is where you should go. You can get entrees for 13$ all the way to 25$ with very good appetizers and a fantastic drink menu. Seriously you can definitely go here just for drinks it is such a fun place to go it reminds me of some of the smaller classier bars in chicago but drinks don't start at 15$ you can get some really good ones for 9$ or less. Super great place overall we will definitely be coming back and the servers here are all very kind.

M
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lark a Fare is probably the best restaurant in Lawrence. Great staff, great food, great drinks, and great value.

MM
Kansas City
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and atmosphere.

PK
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and cocktails!! Service was great! This is our 3rd visit and we will definitely be back! One of our top 5! We love locally sourced farm to table!

B
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

As a first time customer, I enjoyed the food, specifically the hummus. It was a bit loud, but I was there on a Friday evening and it was quite busy, which may have been the reason for the slightly distracted nature of my server.

a
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great food for great prices. The beer cheese soup is exceptional. Wonderful service and nice addition to the dining scene in Lawrence.

K
Kansas City
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The chicken was amazing! The pork chop was very tender. Please try the mashed potatoes and the macaroni and cheese. Super good service and great cocktails.

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