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“Always the best”
Review of The Lark - CLOSED

The Lark
Price range: $50 - $80
Cuisines: French, International
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Maple
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Always the best”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

A yearly treat that exceeds expectations every time. The perfect food experience/

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank Pat O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

118 reviews from our community

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English first
Okemos, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“An exquisite birthday celebration”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

The food and service were top notch. I enjoyed all the attention to detail as well as the quality art work on the walls, beautiful ceramics, works by Michigan artists, nice glassware, linens dishes etc... Mr. Lark and his wife were gracious hosts. There were many wonderful choices on the menu. The sopapilla bread was unique and a hit all around. We all had a great time and thoroughly enjoyed our meals.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Anne K
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West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Anniversary dinner”
Reviewed May 22, 2012

food and service were perfect, very expensive, but worth it for special events. (our anniversary)

Helpful?
2 Thank John D
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Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 6 Contributor
438 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“French restaurant with Mexican night?”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

We read the reviews on Lark and were expecting fine French with $90 entrees. Both my husband and I had checked the information on the restaurant prior to making reservations. When we arrived, we learned it was Mexican Tapas night. We were not expecting that! The food was fine, but it wasn't at all what we expected. Make certain you know what the menu is prior to your arrival. Probably won't return.

  • Visited April 2012
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Helpful?
Thank LibbyH1
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Abu Dhabi, UAE
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Soso food, terrible attitude by owner”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

I went there with my wife for an anniversary celebration. The owner made some indirect comments about the Middle East and war, which I took in good humor - we are Middle Eastern. However, when I paid my bill and mistakenly tipped 10% instead of the usual 20%, the owner chastized me in front of the entire restaurant. He actually went out of his way to question why I left only 10% in front of the entire restaurant, instead of being discrete about it - not that he has the right to question me in the first place. Being the first time I faced such a situation, I got confused and quickly corrected my error. After leaving the place, it dawned to me what had just taken place, and unsuccessfully tried to get an apology from the owner.

all in all it could have been a decent experience, but it was horrible. The food was mediocre, and the attitude was terrible. Noone should get treated with this kind of prejudice especially when paying such a high price for a meal.

  • Visited March 2012
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5 Thank pentazole
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