Now that Terminals 2 and 3 are connected airside at San Francisco International Airport, I was able to easily stop by Lark Creek Grill, a Priority Pass restaurant, during a recent layover.
Lark Creek Grill SFO Review
My layover was inside my eating window (intermittent fasting) and so I decided to stop for a “snack” even though I knew dinner would be served on my flight to New York.
From Terminal 3 (the United Airlines terminal) walk toward the E gates and you’ll see a new hallway that connects Terminal 2 and 3, with plenty of room to spread out of if you need some space during your layover (San Francisco is probably my favorite U.S. airport and is getting better all the time).
Arriving at the restaurant, located near Gate F2 and open daily from 5:00 am to 9:30 pm, I was immediately seated and presented a menu.
I ordered “organic mixed lettuces,” which the menu said was served with cucumbers, radishes, carrots, and a champagne vinegarette dressing. I also asked to add a piece of cod on top, though not on the menu (served in tacos). My request was granted.
The salad came out in two minutes…I have no idea how that was possible (the fish was warm), but I loved the efficiency.
The salad was great, the fish good (though I did find a few bones), and though my body may have been craving a hamburger and French Fries more, this was exactly what I needed.
My bill was under the $28 threshold (Priority Pass members via Capital One, Citi, or Chase receive $28 per person in restaurant credit, up to two people, at Priority Pass restaurants), but I asked the waitress if I could leave her a tip on my credit card.
She charged me $0.10 and then I left a 4,998.2% (lol) tip…
It is my understanding that Lark Creek, Mustards Grill, Yankee Pier, and Giants Clubhouse are all owned by the same group, but each menu has unique features and having so many Priority Pass restaurant choices makes flying through SFO all the more pleasurable. I would certainly return to Lark Creek Grill.
The part I’m most intrigued by is where the trout came from (both the idea to order it and the actual piece of fish… it’s not anywhere on the menu and seems like an unusual thing for a restaurant to just have on hand?).
I scoured that menu for trout too. I feel that Matthew has taught us a life hack here, like I can walk into Arby’s and be like, “yo, could I have some tiger prawns on that Beef & Cheddar?” and maybe there’s a 60% chance they’ll do it.
I meant cod, from the tacos.
Great idea for casual dining if one desires bar style food fast. I love the cod tacos especially.
Your timing must have been good. Every time we fly out of Terminal 2 and want to eat at this restaurant, the line to get a table is so long that we have to just walk on by, because we’d run out of time if we tried to wait.
The dude in the blue shirt sitting at the bar looks like Beto O’Rourke. I was actually on a flight with him earlier this summer (he was in Y), but he kept a low profile in the airport… He definitely wasn’t hanging by himself at a priority pass restaurant.
“My layover was inside my eating window (intermittent fasting) and so I decided to stop for a “snack” even though I knew dinner would be served on my flight to New York.”
Lol, ok, sure.
Like, just admit you get over hungry sometimes with your fasting and just need to pig out.
Lark Creek Inn isn’t near gate F2 (that’s Terminal 3 nearer Yankee Pier and closed for renovation Centurion Lounge) but rather near Terminal 2 gate D4.