After wandering indecisively around Santana Row, we saw a sidewalk table free at Lark Creek Blue. I ordered a Dark & Stormy - one of two trendy cocktails that is generally served in a chilled copper cup (like Moscow Mules). Alas, this arrived in a rocks glass and tasted more like ginger ale - expected more for an $11 drink. My dining companion had a glass of wine that, while enjoyable, wasn't impressive. The wine list would benefit by adding a brief description - e.g. one red wine was "Argyle." Um. Okay. Tastes like socks?
I think they dropped some bread on our table . . . but I just remember it being bland. White bread? Certainly not unique, artisan baking.
They offered a seasonal menu of salmon prepared approximately 10 ways. We each ordered a different salmon dish. Both were well prepared and flavorful, but not spectacular (we ate there just a couple of days ago and I'm challenged to remember the dinner).
We shared sides of whipped potatoes and charred eggplant (you pay extra for this). The potatoes could have come out of a bag (just add water!). The eggplant was reasonably well cooked, but not really seasoned at all.
Our meal was over and we were wrapping up our conversation when a third party joined us on the sidewalk (really nothing the restaurant could do about this) . . . an 8" rat showed up at the base of our table. Patrons at neighboring tables screamed. Second later the rat had disappeared (we verified it hadn't run up our legs) . . . probably into one of the nearby bushes.
At one point they turned up the portable heater 2' from us (without asking if we were comfortable). Felt like I was soon getting 3rd degree burns.
At this price point we expected more. Food and beverages were unexceptional - seem to be relying on location rather than execution. I guess we paid for the privilege of dining at Santana Row?
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