There are 6 of us who, for several years, have gone to Lark Creek in July for the 1/2 price wine and wonderful food. We were amazed that the wine prices were outrageous now on the wine list. The waitress said, 'Well, it will be half price." We knew that but for a $33 bottle of Rombauer Chardonnay to be $89 on their wine list is unconscionable. We may not return.
Reserved a table for lunch to celebrate my friend's birthday, was pleasantly surprised by the personalized menu and nice booth location. The service was just right--attentive, responsive, light touch--my tea glass never got below half-empty. Very nice atmosphere and good food. Now I'm shocked to read online that the restaurant has closed today with no announcement! The place was full yesterday, a Thursday, and generally seems to be when I walk by. What's going on?
Very good service but mixed feelings on the food, some was really good, other just ok. Ambiance good too, i will return, worth another try...
We've been dining at Lark Creek for years. Excellent food and service. Reasonably priced. Public parking next door. One of our favorite go-to restaurants.
Great food, 1/2 price wine to boot!
Food was wonderful. Service was horrible. Luckily you go to a restaurant for great food and you'll have that here. Do not order your 2 year old a peanut butter and jelly sandwich though. It was the sloppiest sandwich for even an adult to try and eat with enough french fries to feed four adults.
I like this restaurant. It is easy to get to and the food is good but the servings are over-generous.
We went for lunch on a Sunday; this restaurant was not a good choice for Sunday lunch.
Menu very limited; had I know that I would have gone else where. I took out of town guests; it was very disappointing:(
Service and food was great!
Love the location, ambiance, and setting with indoor and outdoor seating. Food is always great. Usually have very good service, but on Saturday service was not great despite not looking completely full. Had entrée before my glass of wine finally arrived, and had to remind waitress twice for a beer my husband ordered which also came after entrée arrived. We would have had another round but didn't want to wait indefinitely again.
We usually love Lark Creek; however, the tamale pancake was filled with sub par chicken--dark meat, grissly, not up to the usual quality we have experienced at Lark Creek. Very disappointed.
We totally enjoyed our evening at Lark Creek in Walnut Creek, CA There were many food and wine options and we found the half priced wine an opportunity to try a wine we were not familiar with. It was a quiet Wednesday, allowing us to talk comfortably.
We will visit again soon.
"Lark Creek" (and sister restaurant "Yankee Pier" in nearby village of Lafayette) are my favorite go-to places when entertaining out-of-town guests. Such was the case again this time. Very good. Although, I must say the chicken in the curry chicken soup was so overcooked and dry as to be inedible. Never mind, I just pushed it aside and enjoyed the delicious broth. Mussels were excellent as always. My guest enjoyed her Reuben sandwich, and we both drank heartily of Jose's impeccable Bloody Marys.
We asked for a quiet area so we could talk and were accommodated well. The lunch choices were varied so everyone was pleased.
Sadly this restaurant has gone downhill and has a tired menu.
Antonio is a great food server. Consistently a very good restaurant.
Great place for all of the party to get together after not seeing them for a long time.
We have been long-time customers -- even having our business events there -- but this time, we were seated by window in sun and no air conditioning.
4 of us in for a birthday lunch. Great month to do it, it was 1/2 wines for July and we got great wine to go with all our great lunch picks.
I always enjoy the restaurant, unfortunately your list of positives don't really capture it. Location is convenient, plenty of parking. Food, service, ambience, wine selection, cocktaiols are all very good. Only negative is the lack of any vegetarian options. I told the server I was vegetarian, what were my choices, and the answer was the grilled vegetarian sandwich. The end. It's a good sandwich, but I don't want to avoid repeat visits to Lark Creek because I can only depend on having one choice.
We arrived early for our reservation, but we were seating immediately by friendly, courteous staff. We were offered drinks and the opportunity to order appetizers even before the rest of our party arrived. The service was excellent!
Our food was delicious and there was plenty of it! The farmer's market omelet has fresh spinach, yummy cheeses, and tender shrimp. Everyone in our group loved their food. We were celebrating a birthday and our waiter brought out a coconut bar cake with a candle on it for us to enjoy. She even sang along with us!
I've been to Lark Creek before, and while the service and food has always been good, they really excelled this time. It was a wonderful experience. Thanks!
Something was off that day in the kitchen. Signature French Toast dish was not executed properly--twice! Must have just been a bad day because we usually love Sunday brunch at Lark Creek .
Staff was so nice! We will go back to this restaurant.
My two guests and I had a wonderful birthday celebration. Our table was where requested, with a Happy Birthday menu waiting at the table. Our server Liam made helpful menu suggestions and provided efficient service along with other staff members. Our celebratory lunch was outstanding.
This was a mini-reunion of four HS friends from 68 years ago! I was the host. Lark Creek really came through for me. All my friends very much enjoyed the food, relaxed ambiance and good service. Well done!
Service was prompt, attentive and very helpful. The whole staff seems to very efficient. Food was fresh, (Fuji apple salad with Prawns) Healthy portions.
Lark Creek Walnut Creek seems to have potential. It has nice ambiance, the location is perfect, and the service is great to boot. But it is majorly lacking in the food department. The food is just not delicious. The food is passable, but nothing I want to spend money on. I ordered the halibut, but it was so dry, bone dry. I replaced it with the salmon and it was just okay. The dish wasn't composed well, the bottom of the plate was zucchini and onions sautéed in tomato sauce and on top was the salmon portion. That was it, and the flavors didn't go well together. Other entrees ordered in my group were the fried chicken dinner which was flavorless, and the paella which was meh, no crispy rice or anything special. We also ordered the calamari as an appetizer, which was fine, best part of the meal. I wouldn't go back to this restaurant. The food isn't worth it.
The brunch menu was uninspired and the food mediocre at best. I suspect I could get the same thing at Denny's for half the price. Our server was earnest but very green. Not even a shadow of its former self, Lark Creek is now a place to miss.
Excellent comfort foot perfectly prepared with simple fresh ingredients.