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Lark Opens in the Castro, Offering Mediterranean-American Fare

Lamb burgers, burrata crostini and wine flights.

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Lark, a new restaurant and wine bar from Dunya's Coskun Abik and Sertac Yildizhan, has opened in the Castro. Hoodline reports that the space (formerly Chinese restaurant Brandy Ho's) underwent a significant remodel, revealing exposed brick walls, concrete floors, and adding a copper-topped bar to the mix— a drastic departure from clubby, modern interior of its previous tenant.

The menu is billed as "New American," but it's strongly influenced by Mediterranean cuisine, with abundant eggplant, feta and lamb. Dishes range from small plates like hummus with warm lamb chunks and feta calamari to mains like the Lark burger (featuring ground lamb, burrata and oregano). There is also a "Boards and Bites" section of the menu, designed to cater to the wine-bar aspect of the restaurant via charcuterie, cheeses and burrata crostini. The drink selection will focus on wines from California, Italy, France and Argentina, alongside beers on tap and in bottles.

Lark will be open seven days a week; Monday-Friday and Sunday from 5 p.m.-10 p.m., and Friday-Saturday from 5 p.m.-11 p.m.


4068 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94114, USA