New Coastal Mediterranean Restaurant at Ironworks Opens in Bala Cynwyd

Lark's drink menu
Image via Lark.

Celebrated restaurateurs Fia Berisha (formerly Elements, Mistral) and Nicholas Elmi, James Beard Foundation Award Finalist and Top Chef Winner (Laurel, In the Valley) of BE Hospitality and The Landing Kitchen are pleased to announce the opening of a sister restaurant, Lark, in partnership with Penn Group. 

Located just across the river from Manayunk, Lark’s seventh-floor rooftop dining room and terrace boast a scenic treetop and riverside overlook from the Ironworks at Pencoyd Landing property at 611 Righters Ferry Road.

Amazing coastal Mediterranean dishes are on Lark's menu.
Amazing coastal Mediterranean dishes are on Lark’s menu.

A coastal Mediterranean restaurant with an emphasis on handmade pasta and sustainable seafood while celebrating the abundance of the Mid-Atlantic, heritage meats and locally sourced vegetables round out the menu.

The dinner menu will be complemented by a creative bar program of elevated craft cocktails and a tasteful wine list.

A seasonal variety of desserts will be made in-house and coffee and tea service will both be available.

Spearheaded by Berisha and General Manager, Nicole Sullivan, wine selections include small produced old and new world favorites, spanning the natural and zippy to the classically produced.

Lark’s bar menu will also be rooted in a unique selection of local spirits sourced from distilleries across Pennsylvania and New York.

Peep the stunning view at Lark.
Peep the stunning view at Lark.

Creative mocktail and after-dinner cocktail menus will also be available. Lark was designed for casual dining and imbibing — drinks and snacks can be enjoyed at the bar or on the scenic, fire pit-adorned terrace.

“After the warm welcome The Landing Kitchen received after opening in March, we are thrilled to finally share Lark with the local community, which has been so supportive of our vision of bringing spectacular food to the Main Line,” explains Chef Nicholas Elmi, partner at BE Hospitality.

“There is so much beauty surrounding us at the Ironworks, from the scenic Schuylkill River to the Manayunk treetops, we wanted to create a dining experience that captured all of that while upholding our high-integrity sourcing, balanced with our desire to be an approachable neighborhood restaurant,” he notes.

Nestled seven floors high overlooking the reimagined Ironworks riverfront, Lark boasts an expansive dining room, Lounge, and Library (private dining room), plus a scenic rooftop terrace with seating available seasonally.

“Pulling inspiration from minimalist aesthetics, we set out to develop a warm and welcoming space that can serve as the backdrop for an array of dining and event experiences,” explains Fia Berisha, partner at BE Hospitality.

“Our goal is to create a welcoming environment perfect for a casual weeknight meal, a multi-course Saturday dinner, and any culinary-driven event under the sun — from weddings, engagement parties and birthdays and even office gatherings and holiday parties,” says Berisha.

Lark will be open four days a week from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, with expanded days/hours to come this winter. Indoor and outdoor seating options are available with reservations via Resy. For more information visit and follow along @lark_pa

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