926 12th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Phone: (206) 323-5261
Parking: Street, Lot, Private
Attire: Casual, Dressy
Good For Groups: No
Good for Kids: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Take Out: No
Alcohol: Full Bar
Bike Parking: Yes
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
06/28/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I don't write many reviews but I was visiting Seattle for a long weekend and I am all about the local and sustainable stuff so I thought I would give this place a try. I was NOT impressed. My wild mushrooms were over cooked, rubbery and tasted like they had been sitting around for quite a while. My main course, the yellow tail was pretty bland and our waitress was SO snobby. I couldn't believe it. And I didn't even realize it at the time but I recently read an article in the New York times about Foie Gras and now it absolutely disgusts me! Just another reason not to go back I guess...
04/27/2009Provided by Citysearch -
This place is as loud as a high school cafeteria, and the food isn't too far off either. I was hungry until I saw ""Rabbit Haunch"" on the menu. Yuck. So my boyfriend gets the foie gras, cuz he'd heard it was ""cruel"" or whatever and wanted to try it anyway. Well, he couldn't even finish the tiny smattering of the stuff, even with me helping. Double yuck.
I used to really enjoy the food at lark. But... then I talked to some of the protesters outside. At first I was simply annoyed and was going to ask them to shut up. But instead of being ignorant I figure it couldn't hurt to ask them what they were so upset about. Turns out Lark serves an extremely cruel dish that even the most desensitized fellow would cringe over the truth of. This doesn't say much about the restaurant itself, but when I saw how the manager refused to listen to the reasoning of these protesters, I realized that I didn't want to eat in a place where even the owners were to heartless to even consider taking one measly little item off their menu. Until the day I hear that the owners of lark have grown hearts, i will never return.
04/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
After reading about all of the fanfare, I took my family in from out of town here with high hopes, but left with more than I bargained for. Note to lark: if I wanted oysters I would have ordered them from the menu.
After an altogether lackluster meal with remarkably flat, overpriced wine, I made my way to the restroom, but a funny thing happened on my way there...a lady idling at one of the tables near the back stood as I passed, pet my arm and invited herself into the men's room with me, promising an, um, explosive denouement to my unfulfilling supper. No thank you, miss, I was told crabs were out of season by the waitress. When I'm looking for a classier experience next time maybe I'll try Showgirls.
Foie gras is a prime example of people putting their taste, pleasure and profit before animal's interests, which would be to be not treated as property, exploited and it's life snuffed out for you. They are living beings just like we are.
Please ask Lark's chef to remove this cruel product from their menu. Whether or not you believe animal suffers for foie gras, one thing is certain: An Animal Dies For It And It's Completely Unnecessary.
There is no such thing as ethical foie gras. Lark considers themselves organic, sustainable and local...yet their foie gras comes from a farm in Sonoma, CA, one in which because of documented abuses, led to legal action being taken.
Please ask Lark to remove this from their menu.
Also, please consider your use of animal products in general: animal exploitation for your pleasure whether that is food, clothing and entertainment is selfish. Please consider animals for what they are - living beings not property to be exploited and abused.
04/14/2009Provided by Citysearch -
I enjoy foie gras and I am so happy that they continue to serve the wonderful dish. I praise the owner for not backing down to bizzaro PETA insane folks and continuing to make wonderful food for those that can't live on wheat grass and rain water alone.
04/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Lark needs to stop selling foie gras. In offering this product, they are directly supporting extreme animal suffering. I have seen the videos and have read all the information. The ducks that are used to create this product undergo immense suffering. They are kept in incredibly cramped and filthy conditions and are force fed until their livers expand to several times their normal size. Many choke to death or freeze to death before they can even be slaughtered. Others literally burst open from the force feeding. There is simply no way to make foie gras humanely and I think Chef Sundstrom knows this. There is no excuse for this kind of animal cruelty. Please ask the chef to take foie gras off the menu and do not patronzie Lark until they do.
02/15/2009Provided by Citysearch -
My wife and I visited Chef John Sundstrom's Lark (and Sundstrom's neighboring Licorous for cocktails) last night for Valentine?s Day. The food, service and atmosphere were superior as-reported by other reviewers. Our only regret was that they chose to offer a prix fixe 4-course menu rather than their usual renowned menu of diverse, creative, dynamic small plates. Oh well,... We'll just have to come back some other time soon! :-) The focus of my review is to comment on the impact to patrons of Lark and Licorous (which is to say, little-to-none) by recent demonstrations being held outside these two neighboring establishments on peak evenings (recently on Fridays, and this Valentine?s Day). No one wanting to visit these two excellent establishments should be dissuaded from going. From the standpoint of the dining experience, one is barely aware of the demonstration activity going on outside. We, supporting and defending the demonstrator?s right to free speech, chose to enter and exit via the front door. A credit to their cause, the demonstrators behaved in a respectful, law-abiding manner ? in the best spirit of non-violent protest. They did not block the sidewalk nor impair patron's right-of-way in any way. Again, I recommend visiting both Licorous and Lark for a wonderful evening. I would also not hesitate to visit on a protest night (and we probably will as we cannot come on a week night). In closing, I would encourage both diners, demonstrators and employees to continue to treat each other with respect for each other's human-, civil- and social rights (as exhibited to my wife and I ? and, hopefully, exhibited by us ? last night). Looking forward to our next visit to Lark and Licorous! Peace.