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Lark Restaurant

926 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122-4412 (Downtown)
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Ranked #483 of 3,440 restaurants in Seattle
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Price range: $9 - $20
Mon - Fri 10:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
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96 reviews from our community

78% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Arrived a little early and had a drink at the delightful little bar. Here we met the kind, friendly, helpful staff who gave us an insight into the tasty fare. Within a few minutes our table was ready and menus were provided along with very helpful suggestions. Soft shell crab was delightful as was everything else including the crackers to... More

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We wanted to try something away from our base in touristy Pike Market. This restaurant has a long-time reputation as a "date night" place with heavy emphasis on local ingredients. We arrived on time for an 8:30 reservation but had to wait in their tiny but adequate bar. The wait wasn't long, 10 minutes. Unfortunately, they did not offer any... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

we had a very nice experience at Lark. We had a reservation for Saturday night. We were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful. We may not have made the best menu choices but that was no one's fault but our own. Overall, we very much enjoyed our visit to Lark.

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Kansas City, Missouri
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The food is wonderful and the service was great. Reservations are recommended (which we had). My daughter and I had the 4 course meal, including dessert. My son in law had ala carte and so did a family friend. Everyone was pleased with their choices. The wine I had was excellent.

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Newport, Oregon
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Close friends sent us here during our last trip to Seattle. Lark resides in a modest, quirky building in the heart of downtown Seattle. A deliberately unpretentious almost dilapidated exterior gives way to a cozy, inviting interior. We sat at one of the tables in the middle of Lark and they are positioned a bit tight; the man behind me... More

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Fairbanks, Alaska
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The Lark is a dining experience! It's romantic and the food is wonderful! My husband and I had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed our meal! The service was great and we went with many of the recommended dishes and we were not disappointed! Very enjoyable overall experience and a great place to celebrate something special!

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Vancouver, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Arrived at Lark at 5pm without a reservation hoping to eat a quick meal before attending the opera at McCaw Hall. the restaurant was fully booked but the hostess was very obliging and found us a table .Service was excellent . Since all the plates were meant for sharing, we ordered a selection . I appreciated the order the different... More

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Seattle, WA
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Let's start with the positive note. I tried the octopus with guanciale and it was excellent. The intriguing combination of fish and meat is an absolute success, it is served with some rice cooked like a risotto and the whole plate is very good. I also ordered yellowtail carpaccio, a salad with artichokes and a burrata. Well, I must confess... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This restaurant is highly rated and very pleasant to visit. However, the server forgot one of our orders and didn't offer to replace it. This was awkward as it was a birthday celebration.

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Langley City, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The room could be more comfortable, and the menu(s) is(are) a trifle confusing, but the food, served in smallish, shareable portions, is mostly beyond reproach. I say "mostly" because I was more than satisfied with the gnocchi and mussels that, along with some really superb bread (with Plugra butter!), comprised most of my meal, but friends were less enthusiastic about... More

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