The Lark, named for the sleek overnight Pullman train of the Southern Pacific Railroad that serviced Santa Barbara from 1910 -1968, is a 130 seat full service restaurant located at 131 Anacapa Street in the former Santa Barbara Fish Market building and, until May 2010, the home of Bay Cafe. Owner Sherry Villanueva describes her new restaurant this way:
Menu items for The Lark will be locally sourced and responsibly grown, using seasonal ingredients based on the abundant bounty available on the Central Coast. The Lark’s full bar will feature classic as well as craft cocktails using the finest in artisan spirits, mixers and seasonal fruits and vegetables. The interior and exterior design of the space has an urban style that integrates vintage and re-purposed materials for a sophisticated yet casual sensibility.
The Lark opens this week with dinner service every day at 5 p.m. Lunch service will be added in the coming weeks. Call 805-284-0370 for reservations.