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The Lark

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

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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    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
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First time visit. We've heard a lot about this restaurant and that it was closing so we decided to dine. It was just ok. Unsure as to why the average price per person is $100, food was good though. Steak, duck and fish is what we had. All cooked perfectly. Seating was too cramped to be... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 24, 2015
LightTraveler10
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Detroit, Michigan
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Detroit, Michigan
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66 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

First time visit. We've heard a lot about this restaurant and that it was closing so we decided to dine. It was just ok. Unsure as to why the average price per person is $100, food was good though. Steak, duck and fish is what we had. All cooked perfectly. Seating was too cramped to be wheeling around the starter... More 

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Thank LightTraveler10
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015 via mobile

It could not be better. It's closing is a loss, but understandable. I wish someone could be found to carry on what the Larks created. A book of recipes would sell and be a great way to remember.

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Thank mguy24
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Delicious food, wonderful service and delightful ambience. Reservations required, owner retiring and restaurant closing at end of year. Highly recommend the Lark if you can get in.

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Thank Judy H
Michigan USA
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171 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

After multiple years of being the star restaurant in the region, the Lark is closing in late December. I hope the chefs will find other nearby employment. Everything they do is perfect. I finally tried to replicate their lamb recipe with some success but otherwise, it's all beyond my skills. Not clear if there are any remaining reservations, but if... More 

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Thank DHK44
Detroit, Michigan
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

With virtually every 6 and 9 pm reservation booked from now until closing, we wait-listed ourselves for Oct. 29 and 30, and, amazingly, received a call on the latter date to say that a 9 pm table would be available that very evening! Glad we hadn't made other plans, we jumped on it, noting the suggestion that we not show... More 

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Thank rick12346
Southfield, Michigan
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Closing soon. Owners/founders are in their mid-80's. Time to move on. Great appetizers on their unique cart. Super service and simply wonderful food. They will be missed after December.Probably no reservations left ,so I will stop.

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Thank Mohican33
Detroit Suburbs, Michigan
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

BEST RESTAURANT EVER!!!!! Such a shame it is closing and leaving a giant hole in the Detroit area dining scene. This was super upscale, the place to really celebrate. Now there is nothing like it. Thank you Jim Lark and family for many many lovely memories!

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Thank unabletotravel
Bingham Farms, Michigan
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92 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

The Lark has been a first class destination for some 33 years for the most persnickety of diners, myself included! Started as a hobby by Jim and Mary Lark, this jewel of a special culinary experience is one of our most favorite places to celebrate our Anniversary and special family birthdays. Small and cozy, with a warm, elegant French Country... More 

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Thank DrThought
Dearborn, Michigan, United States
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

My husband and I had not been to the Lark in probably 13 years. We revisited the Lark with some good friends on Valentine's Day. Jim Lark hovered over our table pushing us to speed up our dining. He was rude and should be retired. I was not surprised to hear of the closing. The service was good but should... More 

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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015 via mobile

For food, ambience and service, The Lark exemplifies a first class dining experience. Every aspect of the meal was perfectly prepared and executed. So sad the Larks are retiring in December. Sure hope someone steps up to fill what will be a big hole in the Detroit dining scene.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?