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“Farm Fresh and Friendly” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine

Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine
212 E Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
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Ranked #10 of 136 Restaurants in Ashland
Price range: $8 - $32
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: 1st Street
Transit: Public transit stop is located right in front of the Ashland Springs Hotel & Larks restaurant.
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97 reviews 97 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 32 cities Reviews in 32 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Farm Fresh and Friendly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Dinner at Larks before attending the theatre was delightful. The portions were not small, but we took the leftovers to our hotel room to wait in the mini fridge for another day. Oh yeah, my husband ordered an appetizer because it sounded so yummy he could not resists. It was very yummy! Dito the berry sorbet for dessert!

Visited March 2013
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English first
La Pine, Oregon
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Really enjoyed special dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Good, interesting menu. Attentive, professional service. Food preparation and presentation was impressive....and we're foodies.

Visited February 2013
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Roseville, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Marvelous salmon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I chose the one of the nightly specials, which was wild salmon with an orange-balsamic glaze, very light, tasty. It was served on a bed of couscous with sauteed slivers of fennel and (I think) brussel sprouts, very finely chopped and sauteed. I also had the roasted beet salad, with lemon vinagrette which was excellent. I would go back there every night, if it were closer. The best fresh, farm to table restaurant I have ever dined in. Service was excellent, and ambience very cozy and pleasant.

Visited February 2013
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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“An upscale evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

The food was gourmet, the service extraordinary. From the wine to the dessert, the presentation was lovely. We enjoyed our evening very much, but be prepared to spend a few dollars.

Visited February 2013
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Santa Cruz, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We ate both a dinner and a Sunday brunch at Larks. While our experience was generally good, we were disappointed by both food and service. On the positive side, Larks is a very pleasant place -- open, roomy, comfortable seating, and much quieter than most restaurants. We were treated well when we arrived, on both occasions in the last half hour of their scheduled operation. Some of the food was quite nice -- we enjoyed two very different soups, a seafood pasta my wife ordered was excellent, as were the freshly baked bread, served with rosemary-flavored olive oil, a freshly baked scone, and the rosemary potatoes served with her omelet. There's a broad selection of wines at reasonable prices, and we enjoyed the Zinfandel recommended by the staff. We also appreciated that our server was willing to make recommendations for menu items she knew about, and to ask someone else for advice on that wine.

Now the negatives. While the duck I ordered for dinner was of good quality and well cooked, the sweet sauce was a culinary train wreck. I love duck when it's well prepared, but this sauce was cloying, with no real personality. I was equally disappointed by the halibut tacos, which, although having generous amounts of good quality, well cooked fish on very nice soft tortillas, seriously lacked the flavor one expects of a taco. She enjoyed the filling of her omelet, but we both found the egg in her omelet to be dry and lacking in flavor, and she ate only half of it. The coffee that was poured when we arrived Sunday afternoon had been sitting around too long, and while it was cheerfully replaced with a fresh brew, it took a while and we were halfway through our meal before it arrived. Also disappointing was our dinner server's response when my wife asked for some small sweet for dessert -- I'm on a diet and can't share a dessert with her, so she was hoping for something like a cookie. The server didn't even go to the kitchen to ask. It reduced her tip by a few bucks, and cost the Lark a star. There's plenty of on-street parking (although you may need to walk a bit at busy times).

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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