Housemade Soup with cornbread bowl 6.95 | cup 4.95
Garlic Frites 6.95
Cone of hot, crisp Garlic Frites with two dipping sauces
Slow-roasted Red Beets 7.95
with horseradish, pecans and crumbled goat cheese
Caesar Salad 10.95
Crunchy romaine, classic anchovy dressing, homemade croutons and roasted tomato garnish, served with warm toast.
Chopped Salad 12.95
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
Vietnamese Noodle Salad 9.95
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…….$13.95
with Grilled Hanger Steak…….$15.95
House Green Salad 8.95
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 Vinaigrette.
- grilled angus beef…….add $7.00
- seared salmon fillet…….add $7.00
- grilled ‘Lark Burger patty…….add $6.00
- grilled Meadow Burger patty 5.00
- grilled chicken breast…….add $5.00
- raw or grilled tofu…….add $4.00
- crisp Nueske’s bacon and cherry tomato…….add $5.00
- crumbled French feta and good olives…….add $3.00
*Our specials are subject to change without notice, due to demand. We try to always keep this page up to date.*
Seasonal Lunch Specials
Fish Tacos 12.95
Three fresh fish 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.
Summer Panzanella 13.95
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, torn hunks of fresh mozzarella, grilled broccoli, capers, white beans and a lively vinaigrette, then garnished with coarsely-shredded 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?
Fried Green Tomato Sandwich with Bacon and Goat Cheese 12.95
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.
Chicken Salad Sandwich 12.95
Boneless chicken breast rubbed with lemon zest and herbs is cooked, hand-chopped and mixed with minced raw vegetables, pecans, mayonnaise, a pinch of lemon curry spices, a smidge of honey mustard and a titch of peach jam. The dressed chicken is scooped between warm toast, garnished with house-made marinated tomatoes, and served with fries or vinaigrette-dressed greens.
Or have your chicken salad as a green salad topper, add 6.00
Grilled Cheese 10.95
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.
Order cheese only, white cheddar, gruyere or gouda, or with these additions:
- White Cheddar and Fresh Apricot Chutney
– Ed Hill brought us a case of Ohio apricots and we made the very thing that makes a warm cheddar sandwich sing!
- Swiss Gruyere with Red Wine & Grilled Onions
– Red Wine brushed on the inside of the bread
- Provolone and Mozzarella with Sliced Tomato and Basil
– What else would you eat in Ohio this time of year?
All sandwiches are served hot with house-made pickle and your choice of french fries or vinaigrette-dressed greens.
‘Lark Burger 12.95
Good, coarsely-ground beef seasoned with red wine, minced onion, 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.
Meadow Burger 11.95
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.
Grilled Chicken with Fried Lemon, Tapenade and Roasted Tomatoes 12.95
Italians batter and fry thin slices of lemon, peel and all, and they are so delicious! Hot and crispy, they make a chicken sandwich sing, Toasted baguette is spread with homemade mayonnaise mixed with our special olive spread, then filled with grilled chicken, roasted tomatoes and the freshly fried lemon slices. Served with fries or vinaigrette-dressed greens.
Shaved Beef Sandwich 12.95
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 horseradish cream, and serve it with a cup of the pan juices for dipping.
Grilled Fish Sandwich 12.95
A New England haddock fillet is seasoned, seared and served on grilled farmhouse bread piled with slaw and spread with caper mayonnaise.
Georgia Reuben 12.95
Superior quality hardwood-smoked turkey is deeply flavored, no water added and hand-sliced for this sandwich, griddled on DLM rye bread with real Swiss Gruyere and crunchy cole slaw made with Russian dressing.
Portabello Pattymelt 11.95
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.
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. Order classic cheese-only or go creative, see the Special Sheet for today’s combinations. 10.95
Hoppin’ John 10.95
A delicious version of this Southern supper dish, organic black-eyed peas are simmered with onion, cooking greens and some snappy spices, then ladled over hot rice and garnished with roasted garlic oil, chopped tomato, scallion and grated white cheddar. Choose jasmine or brown rice. Served with cornbread. Ask for our house pepper vinegar on the side!
Spaghetti Carbonara 14.95
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.
*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions.