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Lark Restaurant

#257 of 3,303 Restaurants in Seattle
#305 of 3,717 Places to Eat in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
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926 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4412
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10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 82
  • 39
    Very good
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  • 9
  • 4
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Not as good as I had hoped

I went to Lark on a Friday night with high hopes given the hype. It was...just good but not excellent. Service was a bit spotty, with some difficulty getting the server's attention in the beginning and hovering service at the end when it seemed they wanted us to leave to clear the table. We were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 13, 2015
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
  • Romantic
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Convenient Coat check, best pinot noir I've EVER had, my duck confit was crispy yummy yummy, oysters with champagne vinaigrette (divine), and you ruined my husband for any other dessert other than quince. Our table was a tiny one tucked in the corner but considering I made reservations 24 hours prior we really can't complain. Pricey oh yeah, but it... More 

Thank Ashley R
Portland, Oregon
Level Contributor
38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I visited Lark while on a trip to Seattle. The food was very good and our server helped us pick out a great wine (which I'm trying to find so I can buy!). The service was impeccable; everyone was so friendly and it seemed like all the staff work in a team to ensure everyone receives excellent... More 

Thank mshell776
United States
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219 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband & I went for dinner and was really surprised. Surprised that the Chef and server couldn't let us know the ingredients in the food. With a food allergy it's challenging but not impossible. This chef & server made it impossible to eat a full meal because I was relegated to a salad, Hamachi 4 tiny pieces, and mashed... More 

Thank AOneWorldTraveler
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

I went to Lark on a Friday night with high hopes given the hype. It was...just good but not excellent. Service was a bit spotty, with some difficulty getting the server's attention in the beginning and hovering service at the end when it seemed they wanted us to leave to clear the table. We were given the bill twice. I... More 

Thank LisaC98070
Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

There were five of us who went to lark to celebrate my daughters birthday. We ordered cocktails, wine with dinner, starters, entrees and desert. Not cheap, but considering the quality and experience it was worth it. The menu is chock full of interesting options with local ingredients. We had lots of questions and the wait staff was patient and knowledgeable.... More 

Thank UWFan53
Detroit, MI
Level Contributor
8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I really liked the setup of this restaurant. Upstairs is a first come first serve bar/restaurant called "bitter/raw" and downstairs was the full Lark restaurant. The two spots were nicely connected and we could order from each menu which was nice as we usually like to arrive early for cocktails. Dinner was wonderful here and cocktails outstanding (Seattle understands a... More 

Thank Urban26mnt
Fort Myers, Florida
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

Coming from Florida we are used to exceptional restaurants but usually located in high traffic areas. Not Lark! In fact, we had to use Google maps to find it. Then I had to search for parking while it was raining. I thought to myself, "this better be good for all this effort." I'm happy to report it was worth it... More 

Thank gman_00007
Santa Barbara, California
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171 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Details...every bit delish! Fresh, authentic farm to table. Service was some of the best! We called ahead as one of our guests is vegan gluten free....they were ready for substitutions and had ideas of what they could do to some dishes. The server and kitchen were one of the best in terms of making us feel welcome and special (in... More 

Thank lajolla1
Level Contributor
11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

I'm not sure where to begin. The ambiance was great, bright and open, noise level was good even with the high ceilings. The waitress was attentive without hovering. The hamburger app (yes hamburger) was amazing. The wine selections were great, and well paired with the entrees. The rib eye was great, as was the lasagna. We skipped the usual desert... More 

Thank docjct
New York City, New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

First of all - the food was amazing. We had a selection of cheeses, the chicken lasagna, and the Wagyu hanger steak. I thought the cheese and hanger steak were excellent. And since you are in Seattle, it is relatively inexpensive compared to the same dish in other cities. Where the restaurant totally failed was service. It was so bad... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 926 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4412
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: 206-323-5275

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 20
  • Cuisine: Italian, Spanish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic


Open Hours
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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