Skylark's Hidden Cafe

4.4
64 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Tasteful and sophisticated, Skylarks Hidden Cafe offers a diverse menu. From traditional to contemporary recipes, its menu includes items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a late-night menu providing sandwiches, small plates and an array of desserts for the after-hours crowd. Also equipped with a full-service bar, Skylarks Hidden Cafe serves a variety of beers, wines and cocktails.

Offering an elegant decor, it is an ideal place for date night. Along with full-service dining, a number of special events are held regularly at Skylarks Hidden Cafe. This includes special happy hour promotions along with live jazz music and concerts throughout the weekend.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 64 people are saying
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DebraM
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always - I have to go to Skylarks every time Im in Bellingham!

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vipDavidS
Fargo
12 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, and wonderful service. The atmosphere is unique and relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. We were well taken care of by our server and the food was excellent. They seated us right away and the food arrived very quickly as well. Would recommend to anyone as a casual dining experience or for special occasions.

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NicoleR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Service was great. Great location. The furniture was wobbly and the tables are very small. Our steak oscar meal was not great. The vegetables were undercooked (basically fresh crunchy), the risotto had a weird taste, and the crab on the steak was shredded canned crab. I think we will be back but for simpler items on the menu like their soups and sandwiches.

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Katie
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicest brunch experience I’ve ever had in every way.

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MarieB
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated outside near the fireplace it was quiet and secluded. Rose gave us beautifully great service and accommodated my questions about the food by cheerfully checking with the chef. The table we had was far enough away from the live music that we could enjoy it but not talk over it. I have always enjoyed my meals at Skylark's but this was my first outdoor experience with them and it was really wonderful.

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Jilly
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Breakfast was tasty. I paid $1.50 for strawberries on my waffle, and that consisted of what looked like just two strawberries.
I hoped the restaurant had local eggs and chose Skylark because their website said, “local vendors and products whenever possible.” Yet their eggs are not local.
Tip: They have outdoor tables that are under the awning, thus will keep you away from light rain.

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DonW
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

The hostess and wait staffs were welcoming, accommodating, efficient, and did their jobs well. The meal and drinks had a lot to be desired. The only item we really enjoyed was the clam chowder. Shrimp and red potatoes were overcooked. Steak was bland and not TOP round, more like bottom round. Salmon was a little bland as well. Thank goodness for the lemon wedge to add flavor.
All in all , not what we expected from viewing the menu online to choose our dining experience to celebrate milestones in our lives.

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TerresaP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always make a point of going to Skylark’s when we are in Bellingham. They have outdoor seating with the nicest atmosphere. Their waitstaff is impeccable. The food is always great. If you are visiting Bellingham it’s a must!

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RA21
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience all around from food to ambiance and waitstaff. Definitely would return!

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JClausen
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed an excellent meal outdoors while we listening to an excellent live band. Will definitely do this again!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I went for our anniversary dinner- we were seated in a private area and could not have asked for a better evening! Incredible food and service!

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Jaeh
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food are always great. Love that we can take our pup on the patio. Lots of shade. Love this gem in Fairhaven.

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were two couples, eating outside on a lovely sunny
day. Masks were not required for vaccinated folks, and we were glad to access the patio without walking through the restaurant, reducing our exposure ( we are vaccinated senior citizens.j Service was excellent: timely, not rushed. Easily accommodated some changes to an order. Food was delicious! A range of choices are offered, including both brunch and lunch. I enjoyed the ancient grains salad with shrimp added: very tasty!

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FletcherF
Denver
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There was a wait when we got there but since we had a reservation we were seated literally immediately. The patio is perfect. The food was fresh and wonderful, the drinks were great, and the servers were attentive even though it was very busy. It was our first time there but we’ll definitely be back.

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ThomasZ
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great with the right price! Ambience was very good after we changed chairs to a more comfortable version. Service was excellent

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KarenC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Food was great but service was terrible. Got all our food at once even though we asked for a starter course and we didn’t even have our drinks yet. Then we ordered dessert and the waitress never cleared our dinner dishes or asked if we wanted more drinks. Food was outstanding so take a chance you get another waitress. Patio was wonderful.

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DebraM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as usual! sat outside for brunch - I have not had brunch there before this visit (only dinner) and it was as yummy as dinner with great selections on the menu!

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KatieL
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great breakfast, exceptional service, highly recommended!

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vipAnne
Seattle
84 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner here. The halibut wrap was delicious. My husband loved the oysters and chips. We highly recommend.

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BeeCee
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Slightly disappointed with the quality of the food. The oysters in my po boy had flakes of the shell and the coating was very mushy. I ended up taking them off the sandwich and ate it without. My son's Mac and cheese was extremely over-cooked and had almost a wine flavor to it. My guest's beef stroganoff was very strange and not enjoyable. Overall not a good out-of-town experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
11 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Walked in the front door to 10+ fruit flies greeting us; opted to sit out back! Food was fine, nothing to write home about

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Frenchpress77
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visit and outdoor seating. Best experience! Totally coming back for dinner some evening!!! can’t wait to see how the lights look at night! Thanks so much! My wife, daughter and I loved our visit!!! can’t wait till next time!

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MWeise
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Dead flies by window table. Extremely slow service and the food came out cold and burnt.

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Maraschino
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Bistro Burger. Next time I'll order french fries AND a side of coleslaw. Waiter forgot to bring our ketchup, but no big deal.

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Lisa
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Breakfast was delightful. Crispy bacon was actually crispy. Back patio was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

On vacation from South Carolina

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OliviaD
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Came here for a business meeting. The weather was nice so we reserved a spot outside on the patio, even on a Monday a reservation was necessary.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience4

The salmon was over cooked and under seasoned, the asparagus was cold and soggy, and the server didn’t fill up our waters unless we asked. Also music blaring from the kitchen that clashed with the music in the restaurant.

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KarolynC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food is ok, but not remarkable. Seems to have changed significantly since the ownership has changed. Although I mentioned in my reservation it was a special occasion, it was not acknowledged during our meal. Kind of disappointed.

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vipRetailManager
Hawaii
50 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was very good with generous portions. Service was less than efficient but when asked they would respond to request. Prices were very fair considering quality and quantity. I would recommend if you are not in a hurry.

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Phyl
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

Our order was completely messed up. We waited half an hour for our food to be made only to find one order was cold and appetizer never delivered. The other order appetizer and dinner was served at the same time. Quite dissatisfied.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

I love this restaurant. I had come to this restaurant years ago and wanted to come back for my birthday lunch.

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Nueve
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we got there, the staff was very kind and prompt. We were a bit late but that didn’t seem to bug the hostess, our table was all ready for us. Our server was patient with us, as two of us are very indecisive. We ordered some drinks off of their seasonal menu, the blueberry mojito was delicious. The food, also exceptional. If you go, you must try their benedicts.

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I were in town for a wedding. I always use Yelp to help me find restaurants. Skylark showed up with good reviews. We were not disappointed. It was easy to get a reservation and an outside table. Sat outside because it was a warm evening. Turned out to also be a night with live music so that added to the experience. Our cocktails were delicious and our food was perfect. I had the Skylark Louis salad which overflowed with shrimp and crab. Lots of fresh bright veggies and the lettuce has the prerequisite crunch for that kind of salad. My husband had a quinoa bowl with added grilled salmon. We eat fish Buy are moving to a more plant based diet and these were so good. Servings were large though we also ordered a side of roasted red potatoes. Crunchy outside, creamy hot inside. I will be thinking about those for a while. They said they were toasted but I should have asked if they were fried because they were so crispy. Next time. I would eat all my meals here.

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MargaretM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had brunch on the patio. Excellent food and service.

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mildmanneredpharmacist
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab Louie salad was abundant and the cocktails were amazing.

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FunLover
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the experience - sat outside, service was excellent. The food was very good. One sandwich was toasted too long, but still tasted very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Doors are open which is nice, but attracts the usual bugs inside. Noise I think would be quieter but during our visit it sounded like someone banging on walls upstairs. Excellent otherwise!

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AngelaW
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Food was great staff was friendly but had differences about how to seat people that they openly talked about at the bar which was a little uncomfortable. We were never offered refills.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Skylark's Hidden Cafe using the Order Online button. Skylark's Hidden Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 715-3642.

Skylark's Hidden Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 64 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.