Sparrow

4.3
366 Reviews
$31 to $50
Asian
A sky-high urban hideaway located on the rooftop of The Dalmar, Sparrow offers guests a one of a kind cocktail and culinary experience in Fort Lauderdale. Sparrow is anchored by both a main bar and lounge indoors, and an outdoor bar with a mix of city and ocean views, both boasting deliciously inventive menus of offerings. Sparrow’s cocktail program includes a range of selections from easy-drinking aperitifs, to tropical riffs on classics and large format group offerings, while the ingredients-driven food program consists of creative, shareable plates.

Offers

  • Sparrow Happy Hour

    Multiple dates available

    Thu - Fri 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

    Happy Hour Thursday & Friday 5pm - 7pm $10 Cocktails & House Spirits $9 Glasses of Wine $7 Draft Beers Select Bites

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 366 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Despite making a reservation weeks in advance we showed up to be told our table wasn’t ready. We waited nearly 1.5 hours for our reservation to be ready. It was frustrating to be told to wait and buy drinks while we waited so long for our reservation. It sounds like they have a poor system where they double book parties and hope one will just leave early. The group in front of us was completely entitled to their 2 hour window and we felt bad that the restaurant was rushing them out to make room for us. The parties should have never been doubled up.

The food and atmosphere were great. Our server was so kind and trying her best to make up for the mistake. It was
Completely out of her control so we appreciated her kindness!

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vipCDECH
Miami
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Amazing views and atmosphere for sure! However, the menu is VERY weak/odd, not a very rounded selection of bites. Drinks are crazy expensive, but I guess you're paying for the view. Also it took them 3 tines to get a simple Vodka seltzer and lemon made correctly ;( OH! Then they told us they no longer have Happy Hour on Saturday, perhaps they should update their website to reflect that! double ;((

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vipOpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Super cute spot with nice rooftop views. Food and service was good. It’s just that one bartender that didn’t tell us that it was happy hour. When I asked him about it he just handed me the happy hour menu with an attitude and without apologizing. I feel he should have given that to me before handing me a regular menu and making my first drink.

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JenniferR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

Beautiful atmosphere. Food was decent. Prices ok.

As far as service- our experience was all over the board. Valet was wonderful, sparrow was very good, getting up to sparrow was absolutely horrible and uncalled for, the service in the restaurant downstairs at the bar really lacked.

Met some wonderfully friendly guests at the bar the made the time there fun.

I would def go check it out, but don’t be surprised if there are inconsistencies with staffing.

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vipReePlay
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience, will
Definitely go back.
Great food great service and amazing music ! We danced the night away !

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and view of the city. Food was delicious and staff was very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was an amazing experience at Sparrow. The food, drink and service was five STARS. Clarissa, our waitress was absolutely pleasant. Very nice from the start to the end. My friend was so happy with her night, celebrating her birthday.
Oh! The ice cream sandwiches are the best. Thank you to Management for your professionalism. I will definitely be back soon.

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DRod
Fort Lauderdale
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great drinks and food but they stopped everyday happy hour and didn’t post that on the website. So we expected happy hour prices but were met with full price menus. Music was way too loud to carry on conversation. Great views and ambiance though.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience5

The food was really bad and pricie

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We ordered Lychee martinis and we got lemon drop shots instead. We asked oir server if

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good from the service to the food to the view

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viphungrybellyyute
Miami
15 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food as always, and great drinks. Service was great.

SM
SilvanaM
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Waited over 40 minutes for them to prepare a table when we already had reservations. Music was way too loud for the outdoors—no chill rooftop vibes. I will not be returning, so overrated.

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MikeS
Miami
16 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Upon checkin we kept getting reminded to enjoy our “2 hour dining experience.” Never heard of ghat before. So when our drink order took 35 minutes we had to ask if this counts against our “2 hour dining experience.” Waitress was very nice. Place is understaffed. Food was good. Drinks are some of the most expensive I have had in the South Florida area. Way overpriced. Music is extremely loud to the point you had to shout to have a conversation. This is basically a Club trying to also be a restaurant. Way too many other options in the Ft. Lauderdale are you go back to this place.

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AnaC
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Our waiter was slow to bring our food and drinks. We had so much left over she didn’t even offer to bring us a bag to put our to-go plates in. It was so bad, another waiter noticed and offered us a bag. Other than that, the food and drinks were fantastic and the ambiance was perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Awful food

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HONEYBEEs
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. The food and overall service was good. Would definitely be returning

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Alysia
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Nice place to take family visitng. Good atmosphere.

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Kristen
Orlando
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

Heart of palm and citrus salad was not only tasteless, but the presentation was messy and unappetizing. And the drinks were served in ugly, boring glasses as well (and were not cheap). This place boasts their great views, but the walls outside were so tall you can’t see a thing when seated. Service was also awful even though it wasn’t busy. Overall a bad experience and I wouldn’t suggest this place to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, beautiful place, amazing view, great food and beverage.

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Kady
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect ambiance & very tasteful music & decor :)

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OpenTable Diner
West Palm Beach
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience5

I love this place and I’ve been a couple times, however this time I made a reservation and when I got there I had to wait and keep asking about my table, they took almost one hour, and they just gave me a table because I kept asking and asked if I could use the table (2 seats) and get the other seats from an empty table

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Atmosphere is unbeatable but the food was very subpar for the price.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Cool vibes

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dagmarac
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food4service4ambience3

Not a happy client. Our reservation was for 7pm on a Saturday, made a week in advance. At 6pm I called to inform that we are running 15 min late and was told that they have 15 min grace period. Our friends who were meeting us there arrived right passed 7pm and we were there shortly after. We were told we have to wait for the next available table outside. We got drinks at the bar when the waitress showed up asking us to our table.
“Table” turned out to be a low tiny stuck in the corner by the bar table with 3 wooden tiny stools and a bench. This is what we made reservations for. We got dressed up and go to a nice roof top restaurant to sit like hippy teens on wooden stools. Completely unacceptable. We tried to talk to the waitress but there was no other table available. She provided very good service, food and drinks were good, no complaints there but both me and my fiancé are in pain today from sitting on these stools. If we weren’t in the company of others last night I would turn around and leave. That table should be for a quick drink by the bar and an app, never to sit people who made reservations to come to dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The espresso martini was interesting to say the least. Waitress said this martini was “high end,” yet it was served in a glass cup. Was expecting more of a aesthetic presentation for a $17 drink.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Beautiful place but it’s extremely loud. So if you want to talk this isn’t the spot

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vipNatty
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Highly recommended! It’s beautiful, food is delicious and the music is excellent.

JH
JessicaH
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the sultry vibe and music the dj was playing. The view is amazing and the service is great.

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AlisaD
Fort Lauderdale
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great first experience. The food was great. I wish there were more drink options but this will do. Will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Fort Lauderdale
23 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time and won’t be the last. I absolutely love the ambience. Great food as well!!

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MariG
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The ambience, music and drinks were good. But even if you have a reservation that doesn't work, so, be prepared to wait for your table once you get there.

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GosiaG
Fort Lauderdale
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

I always love Sparrow and their vibe but, please get your reservations system in place. If you are overbooked just don’t make reservations for a table. We waited an hour for an outside table.. but the time it came we where over the frustration and ready to leave to a new place. Had to beg the manager to give us something.
If you want fun atmosphere the by all means go, drinks are great and just stand at the bar, that’s all you can do. They do not owner their commitment to reservations. Can you imagine if it was the other way around??? When can we start holding restaurants accountable??? Maybe one should come up with the process for example: if your table is not ready within 15 minutes of your reservation we give you a free dinner on us?? If you show up 15 min late.. you are without a table especially at high in demand places. Why not the same accountability??

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yaniraz
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even though we had a reservation we still had to wait an hour for our table, so go with patience. We liked the food and our drinks!

LG
vipLironG
Miami
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Had reservations for 8:00pm and didn’t get seated till 8:45pm. Had to ask our waiter 3-4 times for our water. We were a party of 4 but I never received my dinner and never received one appetizer. Everything took forever to get. I would never recommend this place to anyone.

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DisappointedOnTime
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

The Sparrow thinks they are a much better restaurant than they actually are. Service was good but slow and one meal arrived thirty five minutes after all of the others. The outside view of downtown is blocked by a wall that you can only see over by standing up at the table. The menu is limited and the food is comparable to way over priced "Bar Food" Expect a table timer, you must complete your experience within an allotted time and vacate for the next reservation. We requested our check 20 minutes before we were kindly asked to leave, we got our exorbitant check shortly there after. I will not waste the gas to come back. There many other very nice restaurants in the area, I would not recommend this one.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Really super noisy both inside and outside! Can’t hear or talk. It’s a wanna be south beach with awful paint and design. The food is tiny and overrated ! Tempura is 4 really small pieces and overcooked tastes awful

Don’t spend a dime there!
Valet is $7 to $20 even if you stay there.
Long wait yo get your car

The hostess is rude and makes you wait even if your table is available

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FLLcouple
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

beautiful setting and ambiance. no social distancing, too crowded. food is not amazing and the menu has limited options. For my taste, The music is way too loud for a dinner setting. Nice rooftop

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2 of the ladies birthdays

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keith
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place to eat and relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Ft Laud!
Food was delicious. Service was great!
Definitely goin back!!

FAQs

Sparrow is rated 4.3 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.