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Skylark's Hidden Cafe, Bellingham, WA

Skylark's Hidden Cafe

4.5
4.5
139 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tasteful and sophisticated, Skylarks Hidden Cafe offers a diverse menu. From traditional to contemporary recipes, its menu includes items for breakfast, lunch and dinner, along with a late-night menu providing sandwiches, small plates and an array of desserts for the after-hours crowd. Also equipped with a full-service bar, Skylarks Hidden Cafe serves a variety of beers, wines and cocktails.Offering an elegant decor, it is an ideal place for date night. Along with full-service dining, a number of special events are held regularly at Skylarks Hidden Cafe. This includes special happy hour promotions along with live jazz music and concerts throughout the weekend.

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2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Northwest), Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (360) 715-3642

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Private party facilities

    Skylark's loft or large outdoor patio are the perfect place for your private party.

  • Neighbourhood

    Bellingham

  • Cross Street

    Harris Ave and McKenzie Ave

  • Parking Details

    Street parking and several parking lots to the south of us.

  • Public Transit

    Whatcom Transit Authority has stops nearby on Harris Ave and 12th St. Also, Greyhound, Bolt, Amtrak and Alaska Ferry have stations within walking distance.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 139 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Brunch

  • Northwest Washington

    Best Value

  • Northwest Washington

    Fit for Foodies

  • Northwest Washington

    Group Bookings

  • Northwest Washington

    Healthy

  • Northwest Washington

    Lunch

  • Northwest Washington

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Northwest Washington

    Outdoor Eating

  • Northwest Washington

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Northwest Washington

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always exceptional food and service and our go-to for breakfast when we are in Bellingham.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Second time here. We love the atmosphere! The staff are super helpful and friendly. And the dining area is small and quaint with nice old school touches. The first time we ate here a few months ago the food was pretty good. Not “excellent restaurant” quality but tasty enough to be happy about our whole experience and want to go back. Unfortunately, maybe it was just a bad day for the cook or something, our meals were really off. I actually ordered the same thing I got the time before, the salmon and risotto, which was good previously, this time the risotto tasted really bad and the salmon was dry. I hate leaving bad reviews bc I know how hard restaurant work is, but to spend $30 on one entry that does not taste good (I forced myself to eat half the salmon and the asparagus was “ok”) … I just feel like saying something may help to encourage a fix here. Because the place is super great otherwise.
  3. HS

    HamSince1974

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    our server Maysee was awesome, as well as her assistant who greeted us, seated us and got us water, I add the last part because my Dad is very finicky about his water. Food was good, wine was good, and atmosphere was perfect, it was a very nice Father's Day dinner.
  4. DS

    DeniseS

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Great food with huge portions
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Restaurant was out of a lot of the menu items. Won’t be returning.

    Skylark's Hidden CafeResponded on June 15, 2022We apologise that we were out of menu items. It looks like you visited Skylark's on Monday, which was the day after a large graduation weekend. Our next product delivery arrived the following morning, which unfortunately was too late for your visit. Again we are sorry and hope you give us another chance.

  6. AK

    AKMom

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food was average. Service was excellent. Scampi was bland with watery sauce. Cioppini was better. Fish is purchased fresh but they freeze it before it’s used. No fresh fish served
  7. m

    mclare987

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A lovely place ! Good food, great staff and when it’s warm the outside dining is a must.
  8. JS

    JohnS

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience3
    Service was super sub-par; Don't go near this place if you want attentive, considerate service. Our meal was ruined.

    Skylark's Hidden CafeResponded on June 15, 2022John- After our discussion on the phone, I apologize we found we were out of brussels sprouts after placing your original orders, which caused your wife to be unhappy. I understand she then wanted to order something different and we were not attentive with getting her new order placed in a timely fashion, which caused your meals to come out at different times. I'm very sorry this happened and hope the gift card will help.

  9. R

    Roadrunner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our table for 8 was ready and waiting for us on a busy festival holiday weekend. Everybody loved their food - the crab cakes benedict was fabulous! Even better was the mimosa flight with basically four full size mimosas - yikes!
  10. l

    lovetodineout

    Seattle

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a great place for any occasion. Food is always first class. Love the wait staff always helpful and fun
  11. DM

    DarcyM

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    I don't think they were prepared for Mother's Day, which led to a long wait for food. Usually, when food is taking a long time, servers come frequently to check on you, but that didn't happen. We sat for quite a while with empty water and drink glasses. They should at least be checking on you. Food, when it came, was acceptable but not outstanding. The plus was a lovely setting with a covered outdoor seating area and heaters. I know staffing is an issue at restaurants these days, so I will give them grace and try again on a less busy day. I have a feeling that eating here is usually a great experience, so I would recommend going on an ordinary day, and avoiding days when a lot of people go out to eat.
  12. SH

    SheenaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and atmosphere. Food was pretty good and waiter was nice
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CJ was our wonderful server and the food was fantastic! We will be back very soon.
  14. S

    Seattlenerd

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We dined on a mid-week early evening, outdoors, so it wasn't busy. But the server was attentive and helpful, the food excellent. The outdoor seating was covered and heated. Very good experience.
  15. EP

    EmarieP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super delicious! Staff had great recommendations and waiting skills!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely Easter dinner spot! Sat by the fire. Couldn’t have been more perfect.
  17. N

    Noone

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience2
    Well I do not believe the staff were prepared for Easter it took an hour and a half to get our food and they brought food separately so some people were done eating while others were still waiting. my granddaughter ordered a burger from the kids menu and it was raw inside so they had to make her another burger, my food was cold and it got there after everyone was done. The waitress gave us dessert on her because of all the problems the dessert was delicious. But it was a bad experience that was the first time my family had went there. We were very disappointed with everything

    Skylark's Hidden CafeResponded on April 20, 2022We are very sorry you were disappointed in our service on Easter Sunday. We were fully staffed and things went well all day long, until around 1:30-2 PM when we allowed OpenTable to accept too many reservations, causing the kitchen to get behind for a bit. We know our kitchen does not have the capacity to serve both a full loft and patio at the same time, including the other dining areas. Unfortunately, we screwed up, and we apologize profusely and hope you give us another chance.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful easter brunch. Good portion great place to go back to
  19. JJ

    JosephJ

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always perfect and the service is excellent
  20. EI

    EmInSeattle

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great brunch, good service.
  21. MY

    MarcusY

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I met up with a buddy for a Saturday morning breakfast and mimosas. Everything was great; the authentic historic ambience is beyond compare. Service and overall attentiveness was very good. Highly recommended.
  22. DA

    DARYLD

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good place, our go to when we're in Bham visiting our college student.
  23. BB

    BradB

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Near perfect. Only true issue was main course came out with appetizer.
  24. P

    Patron

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent friendly service. Would love to see more whole food plant-based choices.
  25. DB

    DevonB

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff were awesome, our server/bartender made some delicious mimosas!
  26. M

    Mieshe

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a lovely time, thank you. Service was great and food delicious.
  27. D

    Destiny

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place lives up to it's name....it's a "hidden" gem! Excellent service, friendly staff, delicious food, and an extensive beer, wine and cocktail list. My husband and I loved that they take reservations and also have live music on Friday and Saturday evenings. We had a wonderful time Saturday and will definitely be back again soon.
  28. A

    Anne

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great outdoor dining space, good food and super service!
  29. KB

    KandB

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was marginal. The waiter couldn’t tell us what type of wine was on the menu and clearly wasn’t going to find out. We also asked him to split the check and he didn’t. One member of our party ordered steak medium rare and it was medium. The mashed potatoes were boring, the asparagus was overdone and the clams were tasteless. We’ve eaten here several times before and enjoyed the meal. Not sure we’ll be going again.
  30. MG

    MistyG

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was very good for everyday dining but also could be a very good date!
  31. JB

    JuliaB

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful table by fireplace and heater. Very quaint. Good food. Quiet and server was great!
  32. CH

    ColinH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    Went there for a valentines day dinner, and had the V-day special for two. The staff was friendly, responsive and we were served quickly. The highlight were a great bottle of petite Syrah, and perfectly done frank fries. We had the steak and the salmon options and both left much to be desired--salmon was under done, and drizzled with maple syrup??? very strange, steak was marginally better, but had LOT of thick mushroom gravy. Both options had asparagus as a side and that too was under seasoned and under done.
  33. DM

    DebraM

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love it! Food great as usual. I come here every time I’m in Bellingham!
  34. GE

    GunillaE

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good food and good service. It was easy and we had plenty of room at our table for 6.
  35. PS

    PhillipS

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great breakfast! Starting with a great Lette and an amazing omelet.. Service was great with a friendly staff who knows the menu well. Great old world feel with a cozy fireplace. A must experience when in Fair Haven WA.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    No bad, but chicken and salmon were dry and overcooked. Pesto pasta was good.
  37. RZ

    RebeccaZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Charming place in a refurbished old building. The food is good and interesting, a good selection but not too many. The crème brûlée was excellent with an extra thick burnt sugar layer.
  38. ST

    STEVEK

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience3
    I scheduled a reservation days prior with a special request for a booth in lower alley level. We entered through the lower level and I was surprised the booths were taken, I told hostess and said we would wait but she said she had just seated the guests about 15 minutes prior. She also said she missed the request. I was not happy and would had left but our third party had not arrived, so we were seated in the noisy bar where I did not want to be. What's the point of having a request box if you don't bother to read? I like your resturant but was disappointed at your lack of attention. I won't recommend at this time.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Appetizers were awesome! Entrees, not so much. Mussels had an "odd" taste, noodles were stuck together and the fish and chips tasted previously frozen. Nice wait staff.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We are outside under the tent which was warm and festive

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Skylark's Hidden Cafe using the Order Online button. Skylark's Hidden Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (360) 715-3642.

Skylark's Hidden Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 p.m.


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for Skylark's Hidden Cafe

1308 Eleventh St Bellingham, WA 98225

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Harris Ave and McKenzie Ave

  • Neighbourhood

    Bellingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 9:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 9:00 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Regional American (Northwest), Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street parking and several parking lots to the south of us.

  • Public Transit

    Whatcom Transit Authority has stops nearby on Harris Ave and 12th St. Also, Greyhound, Bolt, Amtrak and Alaska Ferry have stations within walking distance.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, BYO Wine, Cafe, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (360) 715-3642

  • Private party facilities

    Skylark's loft or large outdoor patio are the perfect place for your private party.

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