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Fine Dining at The Lark

Food — By clairesloan on September 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm

Located in West Bloomfield, Michigan – a half hour’s drive from downtown Detroit –  The Lark restaurant is a great choice for travelers who want a fine meal in an elegant setting. The restaurant overlooks a walled garden with a bubbling fountain, outdoor grill and grape trellis. Weather permitting, guests can sit outside in the outdoor patio for drinks and appetizers. At the Lark, diners certainly enjoy the peaceful atmosphere, sophisticated decor (“that of an elegant southern European country inn”), French dishes, and extensive wine list (more than 1,000 varieties). The Lark has won numerous awards, a testament to the restaurant’s great food and atmosphere.

The restaurant is one of the best in Detroit, and its prices reflect this. Although entreés typically range from about $43-$65 (prix-fixe $65-$85) you can find moderately-priced dishes. From a sauteéd abalone with rice and sweet and sour peppers for $35, large chilled Gulf shrimp with housemade cocktail sauce for $15, to a curried duck salad for $12, there are many dishes on the menu that are delicious but won’t put a huge dent in your wallet. The restaurant boats a wide selection of seafood, and signature dishes include the restaurant’s  rack of lamb (“Genghis Khan”) and curried rabbit loin. The Lark uses fresh, organically grown, seasonal ingredients and strives to support their local community by utilizing local products.

The Lark host theme dinners once a month, which are fun for guests. Check The Lark’s website for information on the next theme and menu (for August 30th-30st, for example, the theme is “A Jackaroo Barbeque”). The Lark is a great place to have a private event or celebration.

The Lark is open Tuesday through Saturday. Call ahead to check availability and make reservations. There is free parking available. Check out The Lark’s website for more information on reservations, menus, and directions.

[image: John Herschell]

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