Lunch Menu

Lunch Specials

Summer Panzanella

Panzanella is an Italian salad of vegetables at their peak, tossed with herbs, cheese and cubes of bread. I can’t get enough of this kind of thing right now. DLM Sesame Semolina bread is cut and toasted lightly to order, then tossed while still warm with local tomatoes and basil, peppers, fennel, capers, white beans and a lively vinaigrette, then garnished with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano. The vegetables have flavor beyond any other time of year, the bread is so good and soaks up just enough of the dressing to make you swoon, and you realize you are eating the exact rustic, fresh, seasonal thing at the exact right moment here in Dayton. How great is that? 12.95

Tuna Nicoise Sandwich

Tuna Nicoise (pronounced Nee-swahz) is the classic salad from Marseilles on the southern coast of France. Here we put the same elements into a summer sandwich. Superior-quality canned tuna mixed with olives, capers, olive oil and a dab of mayonnaise is layered on grilled bread with slices of hard-boiled egg, homegrown tomato and house-pickled green beans. Dig into this fresh, meaty, briny tuna sandwich bursting with flavor as Summer rages on. Served with fries or vinaigrette-dressed greens. 12.95

Fish Tacos

Three meaty haddock tacos in soft corn tortillas with shredded cabbage, our vibrant salsa verde and smoky, spicy chipotle mayo. The fish melts in your mouth, the salsa is zingy, and the earthy flavor of the tortilla brings it all together. Served with crisp fries or vinaigrette dressed greens. 11.95

Fried Green Tomato Sandwich with Bacon and Goat Cheese

Sliced, coated in breadcrumbs and fried to golden brown, green tomatoes soften and sweeten with cooking and become a special treat. Here they are teamed with smoky Nueske’s bacon, a slathering of goat cheese, lettuce and caper mayo to make a great summer sandwich. Served with fries or vinaigrette-dressed greens. 12.95

Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Superior quality cheeses, housemade additions and DLM artisan bread spread with whole butter are cooked on the flat top till crispy on the outside, oozy on the inside 9.95 Order cheese only, or with these additions:

Swiss Gruyere with grilled onions and red wine brushed on the inside of the bread

Sharp White Cheddar and House-made Apricot Chutney

Provolone with Homegrown Tomato and Basil



Housemade Soup with cornbread


Slow-roasted Red Beets

with horseradish, pecans and crumbled goat cheese…….$6.95

Garlic Frites

Cone of hot, crisp Garlic Frites with two dipping sauces…….$5.95


House Green Salad

Cut romaine, spinach leaves, shredded cabbage and fresh herbs, lightly dressed and served with warm toast. Your choice of Mustard-Caper Vinaigrette, Sesame-Lime Vinaigrette, Creamy Lemon, French Blue Cheese Vinagrette
Grilled angus beef…….add $6.00
Seared salmon fillet…….add $6.00
Grilled chicken…….add $4.00
Raw or grilled tofu…….add $3.00
Crisp Nueske’s bacon and chopped tomato…….add $4.00
Slice of French feta and olives…….add $3.00

Vietnamese Noodle Salad

Chilled rice noodles, a goodly portion of crunchy, thinly-sliced vegetables, hot grilled chicken, steak or tofu and a showering of mint, basil, cilantro and peanuts. Served with the chile/lime juice/fish sauce condiment called nuoc cham. Ask for vegetarian nuoc cham or even non-spicy nuoc cham if that suits you better.
with Grilled Chicken or Tofu…….$11.95
with Grilled Angus Steak…….$13.95

Chopped Salad

Chopped cucumber, tomato, radish, carrot and celery are tossed with fresh lemon vinaigrette on a bed of chopped romaine and piled with egg, avocado, crumbled feta, herb leaves and a drizzle of homemade herb mayonnaise. Served with warm toast……..$12.95

Caesar Salad

Crunchy romaine, classic anchovy dressing, homemade croutons and roasted tomato garnish, served with warm toast.


‘Lark Burger

All-natural Ohio beef seasoned with red wine, coarse salt and fresh rosemary, all of which enhance and juicify the burger. The alcohol is totally cooked out before wine meets beef. Served on a buttered, toasted kaiser roll with white cheddar, mustard-mayo and lettuce………10.95

Meadow Burger

A meatless, whole grain, nut and vegetable burger grilled to a crispy brown, nestled in a buttetred, toasted kaiser roll, slathered with mustard-mayonnaise and topped with lettuce and juicy, marinated roma tomato slices, This burger is vegan, and though some of the accompaniments listed are not, just say the word and we’ll substitute olive oil and vegan-aise  for the butter and mayo………9.95

Shaved Beef Sandwich

Beef  is slow-poached in wine and stock with lots of garlic cloves, then sliced super-thin. To order, we throw about a quarter pound of the meat on the griddle with sharp cheddar and let it steam under a lid. We spatch it up onto a grilled split baguette dressed with caper mayo, and pile it with cut lettuce. That’s it! Really good! Served with fries or vinaigrette-dressed greens……..11.95

Grilled Fish Sandwich

A fillet of Maine haddock is seasoned, seared and served on grilled farmhouse bread piled with slaw and spread with caper mayonnaise……..11.95

Portabello Pattymelt

A big, meaty portabello mushroom roasted with garlic, coarse salt and olive oil, DLM New York Rye, true gruyere cheese, grilled onions and house-made mustard-mayo combine for a big, juicy sandwich–and you won’t be missing the meat……..9.95



Hoppin’ John

A delicious version of this Southern supper dish, black-eyed peas are simmered with onion, cooking greens and some snappy spices, then ladled over hot rice and garnished with pepper vinegar, roasted garlic oil, chopped tomato, scallion and grated white cheddar. Served with cornbread……..$9.95

Spaghetti Carbonara

Steaming strands of spaghetti very lightly coated with tiny soft curds of egg and ricotta, accented with Nueske’s smoked bacon, peas, black pepper and Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. So good. Served with warm toast……..13.95

Kids’ Menu

Offered to guests age 12 and under.

Grilled Cheese with Fries or Fruit…….$4.95

Grilled PB&J with Fries or Fruit…….$4.95

Organic All-Beef Hot Dog with Fries or Fruit…….$4.95

Raw or Grilled Tofu Cubes with Fries or Fruit…….$4.95

Spaghetti with Butter and Parmesan…….$4.95

Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce and Parmesan…….$4.95

Spaghetti Carbonara…….$6.95

Junior Hoppin’ John with Grated Cheddar and Cornbread…….$4.95

Grilled Chicken Breast with Fries or Fruit……$6.95

Combo Plate: Sliced Fruit, Carrot Sticks, Sliced Cheddar and Crackers…….$4.95

Cut-up Fruit


Carrot Sticks and Cucumber Slices with Ranch Dressing…….$2.95

Apple Sauce…….$1.95