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Lark Restaurant

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926 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4412
206-323-5275
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10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 60
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Disappointing

I usually do my homework before trying a new restaurant especially for valentines so I felt pretty confident that this was going to be great. I was wrong. I know that Valentines is a busy night but you either need to staff for it or cut the reservations you cant charge $300 per couple for average... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 17, 2015
parisryan
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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111 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I usually do my homework before trying a new restaurant especially for valentines so I felt pretty confident that this was going to be great. I was wrong. I know that Valentines is a busy night but you either need to staff for it or cut the reservations you cant charge $300 per couple for average food and service. Wait... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

When we travel, our entertainment is food and beverage. Of course we know a little about the industry (actually a lot). I read the reviews on Open Table and from the forum I posted on Trip Advisor and I was not disappointed at all. We made reservations a bit late so make reservations early because they will fill up. We... More 

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Los Angeles
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Was looking forward to dinner at Lark after a 5-mile hike in the wet & wild Cascades (what else?) and it met up with my trail fantasies beautifully. Lovely interior space, dark but atmospheric with bright pinpoint lights hung from the ceiling. Started with a sparkling rum- based cocktail and then unbelievable fois gras. Best I've ever had with crisp... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Top Contributor
365 reviews 365 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We came here for drinks and a light dinner. The new digs are very upscale and modern. Lots of wood, metal, a little on the dark side, sparking lights and an upstairs and main floor. The main floor is more formal. We were pleased to see a large parking lot across the way, (paid lot, of course) and we actually... More 

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seattle
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109 reviews 109 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

John Sundstrom has worked at some top kitchens in Seattle before being selected for the Food and Wine Magazine Best New Chef class of 2001 (while at Earth and Ocean). After opening Lark he won James Beard Best Chef, NW (2007). We have eaten at Lark a number of times at his prior location and were excited to try the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This new version of Lark, located off Madison, just north if the IHOP, is outstanding. The design of the restaurant is lovely. Coming in from the dark and rain, it was warm, nicely lit, lovely, and sparkling. The booths (although a little tight in leg room) provide great acoustics for good conversation. The wait staff were friendly and knowledgeable. The... More 

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Mercer Island, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Very disappointing. Loved the old Lark. The welcome and greeting at the new Lark was warm and welcoming. Our server was terrific.The new location looked great. But then the food. The liver appetizer was large but insipid and tasteless. I had to hunt and peck for the meager pieces of cheese in my salad. The pork belly as a main... More 

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seattle, washington
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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

WE had dinner last night at the new location of our Favorite restaurant, Lark. Their new location is off Madison behind the IHop. The bar is slick and clean the dining room is quiet and well layer out so you are not on top of the next guest. There is a parking garage across the alley, enter on Broadway next... More 

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Sammamish, WA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Chef Johnathan Sundstrom just re-opened Lark at its new location at 926 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122. Continuing his excellent cuisine of farm-to-table meals, the restaurant doesn't disappoint. We had a dozen fresh local oysters at Bitter/Raw, the new bar upstairs that also features an awesome charcuterie assortment freshly sliced barside, with procecco. We then headed downstairs into the high... More 

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San Francisco, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

What a delightful local restaurant. I was recommended to Lark by a recent transplant from San Francisco, as a great local place with locally sourced ingredients and a real sense of season. We were not disappointed. The care that was apparent as soon as we walked in the door carried throughout the meal. The service and the decor are understated... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Monday
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
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?