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This delightful neighborhood restaurant on Capitol Hill is the brainchild of Chef Johnathan Sundstrom, who fled the showy downtown food scene to open his own bistro. This is a restaurant that encourages family-style sharing, featuring locally produced and organic grains, cheese, vegetables, fish, charcuterie, and meats. The fresh fish plates might include Penn Cove blue mussels with ginger, or wild salmon with nasturtium, baby summer squash and cucumber wasabi emulsion. Vegetables and grains selections, depending on the season, could be farro with foraged chanterelle mushrooms or potato gnocchi with porcini mushrooms. Whatever you do, don’t miss the cheeses here. These artisanal delights offer an array of tastes and textures that will wake up your taste buds. By the way: Lark, with its twinkly ceiling lights, fresh flowers and white tablecloths, is a good choice for a romantic night out.