Klyde Warren Is No Longer Hungry: Lark on The Park Now Open

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Lark on The Park, the new Shannon Wynne restaurant that promises to anchor Klyde Warren Park, is open for dinner service this week. If you've been to the park recently you know that on sunny days the space is absolutely packed with park-goers, who previously had only food trucks for options to choose from when they got hungry.

Lark promises a sit-down destination to round out an afternoon filled with putting practice, pétanque and what sometimes seems like an entire city's worth of dogs.

Newly transplanted chef duo Dennis Kelley and Melody Bishop came all the way from Los Angeles to set up a menu that promises "no cute food," according to Wynne. Here's a copy of their spring menu, if you're interested, which you will note is completely free of dainty bites and marzipan animals.

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mremanne
mremanne

I must admit I'm quite surprised at that menu. I'm thinking the prices reflect the cost of downtown rent. I was hoping for something more mid-range and less pretentious. Clearly Shannon is looking for exclusivity and not volume.

J_A_
J_A_ topcommenter

Well, at least the proles still have the food trucks for an option.

Brandon
Brandon

The cheap white trash parents and their overweight kids can waddle themselves over to the Spagetti Warehouse in the west end for their cheap, high calorie feed time after the park. The menu at Lark is comparable to every other restaurant in the vicinity, and the view is unmatched.  This location warrants an upscale venue.   

derekdobbs
derekdobbs

It's a park that was just built over a highway.  Why can't it have a really nice restaurant?

spamalot
spamalot

Are there plans for any other restaurants to be opening in the park, or is it just this one?

If it's just this, it won't last 6 months. Maybe a year if there's a subsidized slush fund previously set-up for it. Something I imagine is indeed there. But this is just borderline silly. Obviously aimed at corporate folks for lunch and arts-goers in the evening.

"Curry Pillows"?! I can't imagine the person who that would be a good idea, or cool to actually put on the menu.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

I'd tweak the menu a bit and add perhaps a lovely paté de faisan en croûte; maybe a luscious Paris Brest, or a divine tripes à la mode de Caen.

These fabulous dishes would be an exquisite complement to the dining experiences of the casual denizens of Deck Park.

emmparks
emmparks

It's the perfect way for the well-heeled to say they've been to the park without having to actually interact with the people in the park.  They can sit within their climate-controlled glass cube and look out over the regular folk, kind of like an art exhibit.  Stroke of genius, actually.

WorksAndDays
WorksAndDays

It appears they are aiming for the post opera/arts crowd, basing this off the big dinner selection. Most places downtown close after lunch.

Vndallas
Vndallas

Typical Dallas!!  You really think this is what people want to eat while hanging out at a public park?   Simple food can still be GOOD food!!  Jeez, chalk this up as another downtown eatery I'll never step foot in and let's see how long before the usual several restaurant overhauls, retools, and finally closing.  I would honestly have rather seen a Chili's here than this!!

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

Kyde and his HP buddies will enjoy this over priced restaurant; I am sure...in between his "volunteer" duties..and when he isn't at his mountain top ski compound in Beaver Creek....


Lark, approved by the Park Foundation, makes it clear just how out of touch this private foundation is...why the Park Foundation was granted overlord of the city asset is beyond me.


BTW, the Deck Park has been open for awhile; has anyone sighted Klyde actually "volunteering" at the park as promised ??????????



Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Scott.. FYI...Klyde has never been hungry.

The park goers won't pay $7 for "fries" or $18-27 for each family member.

I give til august until....

Made 14 dollars there buy people wanting my PBJ last Tuesday.

Dollar a sandwich.

nettherapist76
nettherapist76

Am I the only one who thinks this completely misses the mark?

Way to high priced and entirely missing the target demographic of park goers. Every time I was there it was lots of families with kids and young couples.

I have a feeling, just like me, they will keep going to the food trucks instead.

J_A_
J_A_ topcommenter

@Brandon Totally. Dickey's is like, less than a mile away.

J_A_
J_A_ topcommenter

@Vndallas Ok I was with you until the Chili's comment

lourdes
lourdes

@CitizenKane Restaurant aside. Be nice. No kid bashing. The park was named after Kelcy Warren's 9 year-old son.

Pukinmucus
Pukinmucus

@nettherapist76 agreed. But if they build it, the douches will come....right?

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