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The Lark

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French, International, Eclectic
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6430 Farmington Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322-2209 (Maple)
(248) 661-4466
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good restaurant

Good restaurant. Good food, nice presentation, very good service. But nothing too special for a money you have to spend there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Mark D
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
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102 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Bloomfield, Michigan
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Good restaurant. Good food, nice presentation, very good service. But nothing too special for a money you have to spend there.

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Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Till my recent visit, I last went to the Lark fifteen years ago - when I left Michigan. Then I thought it designed for a tacky Birmingham/Bloomfield Hills and to an extent Grosse Pointe crowd. The food was mediocre; our bill for three probably more than 300.00. Pricey, but expected. I returned recently and stunningly saw a largely unchanged menu... More 

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Novi, Michigan
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I've been going to The Lark for over 20 years. It's expensive, so we only go every couple years. This last couple visits were disappointing and I don't think we will be back. The food was good, but not good enough to justify the price. I have some food restrictions and cannot eat anything from the trolley cart. I called... More 

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Plymouth, Michigan
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

The Lark is an incredible restaurant. I don't know how they manage to be so exquisite and yet so unpretentious. It's been our "go to" occasion restaurant for over 20 years. Service, food, ambiance; they have it all. We are not "rich people" yet the servers, managers, bar staff etc. are always so gracious and welcoming. Highly recommend.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The lark is an experience. You can tour the herb garden and enjoy excellent food and service. It is pricey but you won't leave hungry.

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Birmingham, Alabama
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This was an unforgettable evening in a charming warm setting. The wait staff was friendly and attentive, the food was delicious and the wine list is extensive and impressive! We do our homework when we travel and the Lark has an impressive list of awards that are well deserved! We will defiantly come back and highly recommend it. This is... More 

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Bloomfield Township, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

The Lark prides itself on excellent preparation of classic dishes. This is exactly what you get. The dining room looked beautiful. The service was attentive if not perfect. The pride and joy that Jim Lark takes in his dining room is evident if you take a moment to shake his 84 year old hand. If you take longer than a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This restaurant is evidently known for standard 5-course offerings, but the menus (both on-line and in-person) do state that a la carte service is available. Our party was resolved not to overindulge that night, so we expected to order a couple of courses and call it a night. The waiter, however, never even asked our intentions, never took our order... More 

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Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Had dinner here with friends on New Year' eve at 6pm. Food was so-so; oysters served with red sauce on top, soup was lukewarm and the stone crap was overdone. At exactly 9 pm Jim Lark, in our presence, told the waitress not to serve us coffee because "we needed to leave so other people could have our table". We... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I have enjoyed the Lark over the past 25 years. The atmosphere is so euro-quaint and romantic. On my last visit for our 16th Anniversary Dinner we chose once again The Lark. We had a beautiful table overlooking the courtyard with tiny lights sparkling in the herb garden. The service was sub-par and the food was extremely disappointing. Such an... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6430 Farmington Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322-2209
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  West Bloomfield
  • Phone Number: (248) 661-4466

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, International, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?