The Lark is a full-service fine dining restaurant located in the historic Santa Barbara Fish Market building in Santa Barbara, CA. This unique place is the crux of Santa Barbara’s food and wine loving community as the restaurant is located at the strategic location of central Funk Zone, which is a bustling arts district full of galleries and local surf shops, and the popular Urban Wine Trail, which houses some of the finest wines in the whole of Santa Barbara. The restaurant is a 130-seat diner that offers a shared dining experience by serving a family-style large-portioned food menu that is intended for sharing.

The restaurant serves Central Coast specialties and New American fare in a romantic setting. Their wood-lined private dining quarters and outdoor patio are the perfect place to celebrate the California Central Coast fare featuring farm-to-table produce and local wines. This casual elegant diner serves dinner, dessert, and drinks.

1. The Lark Menu

The Lark Menu
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· Snacks - Choose from small snack plates like crispy Brussels sprouts, Southern pimento cheese, Brillat-Savarin triple crème Brie, Colorado lamb sirloin tartare, and rosemary and brown butter cornbread.

· From The Farm - Vegetarian and farm meat dishes named pea shoots and strawberries, warm rainbow carrots, Little Gems 'Wedge', Butter Lettuce, and Fairhill Farm's Apples.

· From The Ocean - Seafood like grilled Spanish octopus, cast iron roasted ocean trout, West Coast oysters on the half shell, and Dungeness crab risotto.

· From The Ranch - Delicacies like smoked foie gras torchon, Niman Ranch ribs, crispy duck confit, and porchetta and burrata.

· Platters - House made pappardelle, shrimp and grits, 72-hour marinated wagyu flat iron, half or whole harissa & honey glazed California chicken.

· Drinks - The restaurant offers a large variety ofstandard drinks likehandcrafted cocktails, draft, craft ales, and lagers. Also served are after dinner cocktails, fortified & sweet wines, digestifs, Rare Tea Cellar teas, and La Colombe Coffee.

· Desserts - Pineapple upside down cake, vanilla bean cheesecake, blood orange mousse, white chocolate creme brûlée, Brillat-Savarin triple crème Brie, and more.

2. Plan Your Visit

Plan Your Visit
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Private Events

The restaurant’s historic warehouse setting is large enough to house three private event spaces for a variety of corporate and personal gatherings. The restaurant has organized several anniversaries, family get-togethers, corporate presentations, meetings, birthdays, rehearsal dinners, and many such occasions in its in-house private events space.

In order to book a private event space at The Lark, you need to contact the restaurant’s special events manager through an online private dining and catering inquiry form. The form requires the name and contact details of the party-giver along with all the particulars of the event, including the number of guests invited.

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The Lark accepts prior reservations online. The online booking form is available on the restaurant’s website where you can check the availabilities for table reservations. You can also book The Lark reservations from OpenTable as well.

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The Lark, 131 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, California 93101, website, Phone: 805-284-0370

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