Michael D. Dellar
Michael Dellar is Co-founder, President and CEO of the $40,000,000, 14-restaurant Lark Creek® Restaurant Group. Founded in 1989, the Group is dedicated to offering seasonal farm-fresh fare, extensive wine and spirits offerings, caring, professional service and excellent value.
The Tavern at Lark Creek, a convivial gathering place offering a seasonally-driven menu with friendly pricing, opened in June 2009 in the space formerly occupied by the Group’s first restaurant, The Lark Creek Inn which opened in 1989. Michelin-star One Market® Restaurant was voted San Francisco’s “Best New Restaurant of 1993” and Lark Creek Walnut Creek, voted “Best New Restaurant” in the East Bay, opened in 1995. Yankee Pier®, a casual and sustainable seafood restaurant, named a Top 100 restaurant by the San Francisco Chronicle, opened in 2000 in Larkspur, 2002 at Santana Row in San Jose, 2005 at San Francisco International Airport, and 2008 in Lafayette. In partnership with Marriott Hotels Parcel 104® opened at the Santa Clara Marriott in 2001. Bradley Ogden™ restaurant at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas sports a Michelin star and was named Best New Restaurant of 2004 in the United States by the James Beard Foundation. LarkCreekSteak opened in 2006 and was named by Esquire as one of the top 20 new restaurants in America for 2007 and by Gayot as one of the 10 Best Steakhouses in the U.S. Summer 2010 saw the opening of Moreton Fig™ in USC’s Ronald Tutor Campus Center and Fish Story® in Napa on the river. Lark Creek Grill at San Francisco International Airport’s Terminal 2 opened in April 2011, and Cupola™, an artisan Neapolitan pizzeria, opened to critical acclaim at the Westfield San Francisco Centre in June 2011.
Dellar served as a founding Director of OpenTable.com and Gelato Classico, and participated in the sale of that company to Baskin Robbins. Dellar is also President of Dellar Restaurant Enterprises, Inc., a hospitality industry consulting firm.