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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
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Sunday
Closed
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 59
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Dinner at the lark

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
marilyn k
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West Bloomfield, Michigan
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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98 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
West Bloomfield, Michigan
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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
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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
Senior Reviewer
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
111 reviews 111 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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
8 helpful votes 8 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
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Flint, Michigan
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I don't feel this restaurant is overly costly...for a 5 course meal presented in the way it is and the quality of the food and service warrant the price. this is a small, intimite type restaurant that you might encounter in Europe. quiet, reserved and with a broad menu that is sure to please but all the most persnickity of... More 

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West Bloomfield
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We go to the Lark once or twice a year. Have been doing this for about 20 years. Yes, it is expensive, but reserved for that special occasion. Food is always spectacular, the service is beyond and the attention to detail has been perfected. The menu does change but they have many choices to please all! We always leave full... More 

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

I would first like to state that the prices are very very high. However, the food is absolutely amazing possibly some of the best things I have ever eaten. The service was beyond spectacular. General atmosphere of the old home was phenomenal the owner even walks around telling you the story. Again, the food was spectacular!

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

After hearing about the Lark for years, my party of 6 decided to dine here for a special occasion. I cannot argue that the food was fantastic. However, several guests in my party stated it was the best meal they ever had, but I could not agree. The meal was delicious, but the best? I have dined in upscale restaurants... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6430 Farmington Rd, West Bloomfield, MI 48322-2209
    (Maple)
  • 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: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
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?