The Lark

Cuisine: American, California, Local Specialty

Price: $$



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Visit The Lark for remarkable dishes that change with the season, and within the season too. The chef-driven menu here celebrates Central Coast fare, from fruits and vegetables to meats and wines....  Read More


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  • Best Restaurants for Spring: "While you're waiting for a table, pop out back to Les Marchands - a chic wine bar - to wet your whistle."
  • Romantic Dining: "Want to sit outside? Or inside? Reserve a table online in advance. The Lark is usually packed, even on Tuesday nights."
  • Farm to Table, Outdoor Dining, Homestyle: "If you want to sit outside, reserve a table online in advance. The Lark is usually packed, even on a Tuesday night."
  • Downtown Santa Barbara's Best Restaurants: "If you want to sit outside or in one of their cozy, roofed wooden booths, reserve a table online in advance. The Lark is usually packed, even on Tuesday nights."
  • Best Restaurants: "While you're waiting for a table, pop out back to Les Marchands - a chic wine bar - and wet your whistle."
  • Recommended as Best Restaurants for Spring Because: The Lark's menu changes frequently within every season. Spring dishes include pea hummus, marinated local vegetables and chicken liver mousse with lavender blossom honey.
  • Best for Romantic Dining Because: Great drinks and a menu made for sharing makes The Lark a smart dinner date destination in Santa Barbara's Funk Zone.
  • Best for Farm to Table Because: Off the main drag, this restaurant is definitely a foodie find for travelers looking to experience the flavors of the California Central Coast.
  • Best for Downtown Santa Barbara's Best Restaurants Because: The Lark is admittedly about two blocks outside of downtown, but it is well worth the walk for the creative local fare.
  • Recommended as Best Restaurants Because: The Lark has a varied menu that's made to share, served in a chic atmosphere in the center of Santa Barbara's Funk Zone.
  • Best for Outdoor Dining Because: Chilly? Snuggle into one of The Lark's soft blankets - offered to all patio guests- while enjoying a gourmet meal.
  • Best for Homestyle Because: Meals here are served homestyle - large portions ideal for sharing - and you'll wish your mom's cooking tasted this good (sorry, Mom).

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