We dined at the Lark for the first time. Three of us, sharing starters, pasta, and mains.
We each enjoyed each bite, which is as high as our reactions can go. The starters (crudo, fried oysters) were fresh, well-prepared and properly seasoned. The pastas (cannelloni and veg carbonara) were excellent, particularly the tenderness and texture of the cannelloni. We shared two mains (roasted salmon and pork belly) which were also really well prepared. We skipped dessert given the depth of our food orders.
As for libations, we enjoyed a rosé Laurent Perrier bubbles and a great 2004 Mersault, which was off-list and offered after a couple other Chablis and Mersault choices were OOS.
Overall, an excellent experience. Enough fun mixed with professional service and great cooking. Highly recommend.
We had a great meal and the staff was wonderful.
Willard and Kathy
Unfortunately both the bar and the kitchen were extremely slow and we spent the long evening waiting for each thing we ordered. It was literally a 3 hour dinner due to delays at every step, from cocktails to dessert.
Consistently great food, easy to have a coversation
Nearly all of the dishes we ordered were delicious. Highlights were seared tuna and a salmon special appetizer, cannelloni (fabulous!), and lemon cheesecake (to die for). The dishes that were somewhat disappointing were the green beans in an overpoweringly acidic tomato sauce, the braised octopus, and the almond cake (really dry). We would definitely go back to Lark. Service was great/lovely.
Overall over priced. Service was a plus. The reception and greeting at the front desk was pretty awful. With few words and without a smile we were showed our table and the menu was put on the table. Before we were able to take a seat, the person from the front desk was gone back and starring on his tablet for the rest of the evening. The food was just okay, but for sure not worth the price asked.
Lark is a superb restaurant. The best on Capitol Hill Seattle by far. Great food, cordial respectful service and not too loud!!!
Mediocre experience at highest cost with bad service.
A really nice evening. Great wine list. I had the duck leg, my spouse had the salmon. Excellent. Nice atmosphere. Service by M'Lissa was attentive and friendly. High recommendation.
Lark was solid but didn't impress me as much as I thought it would. Perhaps a victim of high expectations. The food was good to very good, but not stellar. Pasta dishes were standouts, both the wild boar ragu and the smoked mushroom carbonara were outstanding. Appetizers were fine - a unique take on gazpacho but flavorless octopus. A shared main course of pork belly was well prepared but nothing special. Dessert too was only mediocre. So overall, the food was average. Service was also quite slow, pleasant, but just too slow. I'm glad to have tried Lark, but with so many other great restaurants in Seattle, I doubt I'll be back.
A gastronomic adventure, with most attentive service and exquisite provenance.
Celebrate Seattle visit.
Food took forever to come out. Maybe 45 min. Got a free desert out of it, but still was beyond reasonable for their prices
We only thought a third of the dishes we ordered were at the standard they should be for the price and type of restaurant. Service was good but we still wouldn’t go again.
Love Lark! Always look forward to dining here. We ate in the restaurant (as opposed to the mezzanine) and had a delightful dinner. Service, food and atmosphere were great as usual!
Had an excellent meal. The food was exceptional, as was the service. Highly recommended.
Elegant restaurant. Eclectic menu but not everything works. Chicken pate was a disappointment as buckwheat pancake. Duck was ok but no ! mark. Deserts were the best but probably not enough to make up for expensive but not that great other dishes.
Superb service at every step. Really pleased with the food and recommendations. Nice spot for a night out.
Lovely special occasion dinner. The noise level was louder than I like, but not as bad as some others (Ethan Stowell restaurants!).
Wonderful restaurant! Very classic, excellent service, delicious food!!!! We absolutely loved it!!!!
Our dinner at Lark was memorable: excellent food, very welcoming and attentive service, lovely dining room. We had two specials that evening, a delicious tomato salad and perfectly cooked albacore. We certainly will go back.
The hanger steak was AMAZING! Great atmosphere ❤️
Dining was an excellent experience. One if the best dinners I’ve ever had. Worth coming to Seattle !!!
We eat here at least once a year when in Seattle, over many years, always a favorite, we even have our favorite table
Absolutely incredible Dining experience from start(cocktails) to finish( decadent desert)!
Our BEST meal in Seattle!
Great dining experience - sorry it took us so long to try this seattle gem.
Always lovely to visit Lark. Wonderful food in a great atmosphere. Knowledgeable staff well versed on the wine list. The staff member directed us to a small wine producer from Italy we would have overlooked.
A great first dinner on our US vacation....very friendly welcome and delicious food...the pasta with boar ragú and pangrattato was sensational. Plus a great bottle of local Viognier and a well-made cocktail.
We were so happy and impressed that Lark accommodated a significant change in our party’s size at the last minute! The staff was extremely gracious and the food was extremely delicious! Such a wonderful culinary experience!
Amazing birthday dinner. Waitress was very nice and answered every question my group and I had in regards to the menu. Above and beyond experience.
Wonderful service and ambiance.
We had a lovely anniversary dinner and felt well taken care of. We shared a vegetarian meal and loved how many options there were for us. The mushroom "carbonara" was the best! Thank you!
Lark was one of our best dining experiences in Seattle! The menu was made up of creative dishes, and each dish was well executed! Ingredients were fresh, tastes balanced, and portions appropriate. Cocktails were also creative and excellent...be sure to try the Smoke on the Water drink! We highly recommend Lark to anyone who considers him/herself a foodie, and also to anyone who just plain enjoys great food!
One of, if not the best, restaurants in Seattle. Food and service are amazing. Mostly small plates for sharing.
Best restaurant experience in Seattle. Each dish was made to perfection and they weren’t easy dishes either. Local ingredients, great menu, excellent wine choices (not so on the beer!).
Delicious food and excellent, attentive service. Unusual flavor combinations which were absolutely delicious!
Wonderful ambiance, service, food
Food was excellent. Service so so. Meal took forever to come.
What a beautiful room and atmosphere.47 years ago I went to SU right across the street and there was nothing like this in the area. We were back for a reunion of the heart and had a wonderful meal The strawberry gazpacho was delicious I had the Black Cod and my wife had the Salmon both well prepared a medium rare.I would highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic delicious night out. I have the Lark cookbook now I am going to have to go home and blow the dust off the cover and work on some of their recipes