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Lark Restaurant

#378 of 3,091 Restaurants in Seattle
#445 of 3,572 Places to Eat in Seattle
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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, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    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
New Lark is not Old Lark, a tale of two restaurants....

I ate at the original Lark twice. Both times it was marvelous. The small plates and small setting were a perfect compliment. Last night we went to the "new" Lark. It took ten minutes before the host was available to seat us and it was an hour from the time we arrived to the time we were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
ladyerica
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Seattle, Washington
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • Italian first
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English first
Manila, Philippines
Top Contributor
137 reviews 137 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Went for niece's 30th B day celeb. Salads were lovely and great fish entrees. Pleasant and innovative/attractive space, nice open and very light. Good wine selection and good desserts.

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Seattle, Washington
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Tricky parking, but that is Capitol Hill. Don't let that dissuade you from going to Lark. It's one of the very best restaurants in the city. Interesting and well prepared food with a super professional wait staff. At the same time, totally unpretentious and welcoming.

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Seattle, Washington
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100 reviews 100 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

A really nice meal. The new space is a major upgrade -- think warehouse salvage with modernist touches -- and it works. On a Monday evening it was full and bustling with a good vibe, yet easy to have a conversation because of the high ceilings and old wood rafters. The food was also a big step up from the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

small portions...expensive.. No wine for less than $50... $5 for 4 small slices of bread.. The service was good but the food was not. We will not be returning to Lark.

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Juneau, Alaska
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72 reviews 72 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We went to Lark based on good reviews and high praise in Seattle Magazine and other places. Found it disappointing. The menu looked good; but the dishes served were small and uninspired. Duck confit was overcooked; abalone pasta was tepid and tasteless; several dishes had the same salad as a base. Desserts were just OK. Price was quite high for... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I ate at the original Lark twice. Both times it was marvelous. The small plates and small setting were a perfect compliment. Last night we went to the "new" Lark. It took ten minutes before the host was available to seat us and it was an hour from the time we arrived to the time we were served our oysters.... More 

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Juneau, Alaska
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Perhaps my expectations were too high. I had looked forward to dining at Lark after reading a glowing recommendation by Seattle Magazine. The bread was delicious, with tang and texture. The seared foie gras appetizer was succulent and also delicious, with a nice blend of umami and salt. Unfortunately, it went downhill from there. The salads were okay but nothing... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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131 reviews 131 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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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: Romantic, 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?