Green star Lark (Capitol Hill)

926 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 323-5275

Categories: Restaurant

Restaurant Details

  • The stress of eating at an expensive restaurant is absent at Lark—partly because everything is delicious, and also because you order two or three small dishes and taste lots of other things (company permitting), and, therefore, you don’t have much opportunity to worry about what you’re missing. The food is not stratospherically fancy, but the menu radiates intelligence about both excellent classic combinations and innovation. It’s also calm and lovely inside—not too big, not too small—and a great date place. (Coming with one other person and sharing everything also completely eliminates any food envy.)
  • Features: If Your Parents Are Paying and Romantic
  • Cuisine: Haute Cuisine, Local/Organic/Sustainable Focus and New American
  • Price Range: $$$

The Stranger's Reviews of Lark


Average Rating:
  • 4.00000/5 Stars.
Reviews/Comments (6) RSS

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If you are a foodie, you will not be disappointed. The service and ambiance are stellar, and the food is second to none. Try the pork belly, the grain (which I can never remember the name of) and start things off with a 3-cheese plate. Great stuff, keep it up!
Posted by afouche on December 21, 2008 at 12:39 PM · Report this


I sat down this weekend first at their sister restaurant then finally at Lark. I had had an intense weekend and sat with friends for dinner. We ordered at least 6-7 plates, caviar and potatoes, tasty raw fish, soup and the most amazing beef tartare I have ever had. Everything was delicious!!! I can't wait to go back. And our servers were great!
Posted by Sasha King on November 12, 2007 at 1:04 PM · Report this

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Posted by CK Dexter Haven on June 6, 2007 at 12:09 PM · Report this

Better with group than a couple

It can be a bit fussy for a one-on-one dinner, but in a group of 6 or more it's a great experience if you don't mind sharing. Order lots of things from the menu (be adventurous!) and have a small taste of each. Those nibbles add up and you'll feel like you've had a big meal for a reasonable price. Best yet, they take reservations for 6 or more, unlike for the smaller tables.
Posted by nonfamous on May 31, 2007 at 4:40 PM · Report this

paper thin meat slices

I have no language for this sort of "food". It's not food, like, "food food", it's more like "foood", or "fude". I spent $250 on a meal, for three of us. My wife and her girlfriend from out of town. I'm leary of places where the waiter has to explain HOW to order from the menu. I feel like saying, "Fuck off, bring me water and bread, I'm not leaving until you call the police." I'm not that dumb, but the menu uses a new form of English I haven't read anywhere else. And I'm like, "This menu is written in English, but I CAN'T UNDERSTAND A WORD OF IT!" The server ends up sounding like a used car salesmen. "Oh, you'll like this, yes, it's very good." I'll like WHAT exactly, what is it I'm ordering? What came was a big plate with stamp size pieces of paper thin meat displayed like a flower. I had a soup made of either white beans or cauliflower. Small portions of extremely flavorful food, that is the Lark. Luckily, my wife's friend told us her husband socked her in the face once before they had kids, so I felt superior to him. That's it! That's why I liked the place: I left feeling superior to everyone because I'd eaten an incomprehensible $250 meal.
Posted by Hans Hackenstackerbundt on May 30, 2007 at 7:31 AM · Report this

Very Nice, I like!

When driving past Lark you wouldn't expect to find such a culinary powerhouse inside. The dishes are small because they are supposed to be small...each person should order about 2-3 plates each. The eel was very good as was the liver. Prices vary because you can really just get a little bite or go wild and order lots of dishes. I loved the atmosphere, very well decorated inside. My only complaint would be that they do not take reservations. I would definitely go here again.
Posted by Mark on May 29, 2007 at 10:15 AM · Report this

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