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Kirkland Restaurant - Sparrow - Kirkland, Kirkland, WA

Sparrow - Kirkland

4.6
4.6
75 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
At Sparrow, our vision is to offer a great dining experience to our guests. Our mission is to achieve our vision through; quality food, excellent service, and attractive ambiance.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (425) 686-8231

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Our private room seats up to 22 guests.

  • Neighborhood

    Kirkland

  • Cross street

    99th Ave NE & NE 120th PL

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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  • Craft Cocktails, Great Wine & Delicisious Dishes!

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM,Fri - Sat - 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM
    At Sparrow, we offer all fresh ingredients. - For our cocktails, we juice every day, dehydrade our garnishes and offer a high quality experience. - Our dishes are made with fresh and local ingredients, during our happy hour we offer great variety of sharables. - Our expending wine selection has something for every wine enthusiast Our patio is shaded by beautiful evergreen trees. Our bar reflects the pacific northwest with live moss walls and weathered wood finishes.

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What 75 people are saying

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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Seattle / Eastern Washington

    Outdoor Dining

  • Eastside

    Fit for Foodies

  • Eastside

    Healthy

  • Eastside

    Hot Spot

  • Eastside

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Eastside

    Outdoor Dining

  • Eastside

    Romantic

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  1. J

    Jason

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service1ambience4
    Sadly it was a first and a last. We sat for an hour before the waiter realized he forgot to put our appetizer order in. He claimed the computer system was broke - yet all the tables around us were seated after and already eating. Drinks took a long time to come out. We were there two hours by the time we finished eating. Food was okay - nothing to write home about. Manager was great, apologized and asked to make it right. Maybe it was a one off - but not for us.
  2. HS

    HeatherS

    Caribbean

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service here and beautiful food
  3. KM

    KellyM

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Will definitely be back !
  4. JH

    JosephH

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed my dinner very much. The service was terrific. This place is jewel in Juanita.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Overall it was good. Food was awesome - the burrata avocado app is amazing…but needs more crostini not nearly enough for the app…our server asked if we wanted extra crostini while ordering it so I think it’s something they may have figured out but haven’t fully implemented into the app yet, drinks were good but small, server seemed maybe new but was fine - were sat for 10-15 minutes before anyone came and greeted us - when asked about an ingredient in the sangria she told us “the recipe is so secret they don’t even tell us” which seems odd since guests may have allergens so you should know or be able to find out what’s in a recipe, we sat on the patio and even though only 2 other tables were sat out there they sat us right next to another group rather than spacing out, I’m all about ambiance and fun but the music was SO loud - we were straining to hear each other which was unfortunate…that was honestly the biggest issue of the evening…would try again if we could enjoy ourselves without yelling at each other.
  6. C

    Chas

    Seattle

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A huge upgrade from the sports bar that used to be there. From the moment you walk in the service is excellent. I started out with the seafood chowder. It was fantastic. Big chunks of seafood and minimal potatoes, just the way I like it. Flavor was really good. We ordered the bread. It wasn’t anything special but was good. My wife ordered the chicken sandwich and liked it. I ordered the steak. It was a good portion, though not the “American” size portion many expect. I left satisfied. The fries that came with it were average at best. They could do better there. The wine was very good. Got a bottle of the Red Mountain 96 Cedars and it was excellent. Wish they had it by the glass… Overall a great experience. We will be back.
  7. MH

    MaryH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super cute decor inside and out and the service was fantastic! Very impressed with the drinks and the food was great as well.
  8. KB

    KatieB

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was mediocre at best and priced too high for the quality. Seems on par for restaurants on the Eastside. My meal came out barely lukewarm. Our server seemed to rush our visit. Ambient music is fine, but I shouldn’t have to strain to hear my friends over it.
  9. GA

    GARYC

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    excellent food , and service and ambiance…but menu was VERY LIMITED
  10. CM

    CrystalM

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, drinks and space were wonderful, the service was friendly and prompt. Everything was great! One thing that did take us by surprise was a $14.50 happy hour screwdriver price, next time we will be mor specific with the type vodka requested, we will ask a few more questions next time while ordering.
  11. KA

    KathleenA

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time...they just opened a month ago. The atmosphere was great - a comfortable, casual urban bistro. The service was impeccable - some of the best we've experienced in the 25 years of living on the Eastside. Loved the food! It was beautifully plated. My husband's steak was cooked perfectly, and the pasta carbonara was a lighter version of the OG with great flavor. Can't wait to go again!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time , and it was a great experience ! The halibut was cooked to perfection, fresh ingredients , and very good service. The chef even came out to ask how our food was ! I appreciate that the menu accommodated everyone in our ‘high maintenance ‘ that included individuals that ranged from gluten free, to diabetic , to others with no restrictions desiring comfort food. i have to stress that all the food was fresh and very flavorful!
  13. MB

    MarisaB

    Seattle

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A perfect 10! My new favorite Kirkland Gem! The food was amazing. Friendly service, nice ambiance and decor. Reasonable prices, great patio, pet friendly and has a happy hour that I will definitely try very soon.
  14. KM

    KellyM

    Seattle

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Food was good (not outstanding), parking was very difficult, ambiance was only ok due to deafening music levels.
  15. W

    Wendyt

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, drinks, and service! Loved the music and decor. Definitely will come back again!
  16. S

    Sansam

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dining experience with 5 friends. Superb service, lovely presentation. Wonderful evening
  17. R

    Returncustomer

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious and fresh! The service was great and we really enjoyed the cocktails. Great new option for Kirkland.
  18. NW

    NW555

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Seated promptly. Server was new but very friendly. Burrata avocado appie was very good. Could have used a few more pieces of crostini. House made bread is very good but serving potion was much smaller than past order. Herb butter was wonderful. Halibut, pork cheeks with scallions, chopped salad with shrimp, and penne pasta was well portioned and well seasoned. Banana bread pudding is a wonderful way to end the meal.
  19. EL

    EricL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great drinks. Love the atmosphere inside the restaurant on a hot day.
  20. GP

    GeneP

    Seattle

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Sparrow is a massive upgrade from the sports bar previously occupying this location. We dined on a busy Saturday night so parking is at a premium with Cafe Juanita located just a few yards away. Sparrow has a decent number of parking spaces. Cafe Juanita has hardly any. However, there is a lot of free parking somewhat hidden away in the adjacent Juanita Village complex and the walk is easy. The tall gin and tonic was well prepared and presented. The wine list is very abbreviated and shockingly lacking Washington wines. The wine pour is light not generous. The house bread with herb butter is very nice; a good start to the evening. The seafood chowder was outstanding with a nice variety of seafood that you can actually see and taste in a nicely done rich cream sauce. Really appreciated the light touch on the vegetables. Often chowders are described as seafood chowder but are really potato chowder - not here. The penne pasta (with shrimp) was also superb with just the right touches of cheeses and sauce to accompany the grilled shrimp (or were they prawns?). Marianberry gelato was excellent with obviously lots of berries used in its preparation. Definitely commend checking out this new restaurant in Juanita.
  21. L

    Lizz

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Really had high hopes for the place. Service was good. But food portion was sadly small. Drinks were really weak. We ordered several standard mixed drinks and they did not come out good at all (sangria, pimms cup, negroni).
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    The restaurant has only been open since July 5th and they have kinks to work out. More variety in the menu would be nice with the exception of appetizers, lots of choices the Ahi tartar was exceptional. The cocktails were interesting. Main courses, sausage rigatoni was okay (small portion for the price), spicy chicken sandwich was alright (avoid if you don’t want deep fry). Won’t run back but will try again. Lastly, AC would be nice.
  23. MK

    MallikK

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic new restaurant in Kirkland. The owners are a delight and you can find them most nights working alongside the waitstaff. The night I went, their family was enjoying dinner on the patio. Met the mother who's also a delight. The waitstaff is new but very dedicated and smart. The ambience is very nice and the decor has transformed the crap hole that was Juanita Pub into something beautiful and pleasant. Please make a visit, the food is delicious and service exceptional.
  24. S

    Susan

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    We had specified outdoor seating, and the host was aware of the request, and honored it cheerfully. The service and hospitality were amazing - I felt truly welcomed and appreciated. The menu is brief, but special and very appealing. I started with a white wine sangria - visually appealing and very refreshing. For dinner, I ordered the capellini carbonara: it was a more modern, somewhat deconstructed version of the classic. The chef was very generous with the pancetta, which was excellent, but the dish was just a bit dry. A smidge of cream sauce would have resolved that issue, but would not have changed the lightness of the dish. Servings were very generous, no room for dessert. Sparrow is off to a great start, and I will definitely be back.
  25. JM

    JimM

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Sparrow is a welcome addition to the Kirkland area. The restaurant is spacious, with contrasting dark wood and light streaming through windows. Service was good. A gentleman, who wasn’t our server, checked in on us frequently to ask about the food, which was a welcome gesture. The coconut sorbet was the crowning glory for me!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    50th birthday! We sat very quickly and asked about drink options. Prices were very reasonable for the drinks, have seen much higher in the area. Appetizers were great, although if you need extra bread for an appetizer, maybe just serve with more 😊 Entrees were delicious as well, steak cooked perfectly! We will definitely be back.
  27. B

    Betty

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was excellent. We had the avocado burrata - yummy - and the carbonara- excellent.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very attentive staff. Great menu.
  29. NW

    NW555

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Very happy to have an affordable nice place to eat in Juanita Village.Seated right away. Food was very good. Marrow was very tasty. I noticed that for some reason it was served with crostini so I ordered the house bread since the marrow needed something substantial for spreading as well as dipping. Very glad I did. The halibut was perfectly cooked but mine and my partners were both overly salted. Server was attentive without hovering. Grass walls looked nice but the flying bugs made constant swatting and covering food and drinks a necessity. Only opened a week so I'm sure there will be adjustments. Looking forward to going back soon.
  30. l

    lieslw

    Wilmington

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Service was amazing but, the food was eh I could’ve gotten a better steak At Texas Roadhouse for the amount we paid for. The fries were over seasoned. I’d prefer not to have to cut my lettuce for a salad the Coconut ice cream was good but, was sweet. The walls were amazing the fact they were living plants and the room wasn’t to much of everything not overly flashy The wings mural was amazing for pictures.
  31. LO

    LisaO

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our second visit and it was just as good as the first time.
  32. KL

    KristenL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sparrow's service, food and atmosphere exceeded my expectations. Excellent service. Knowing so many restaurants are understaffed these days, it was a delight to have fast, friendly and welcoming service. Interesting, creative and fun menu choices. Simple but pleasant outdoor courtyard. We will be back!
  33. J

    Je4nnette

    Seattle

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place even though they’re just getting started and are still working out the kinks. We’ll definitely go back 😃
  34. P

    Paul

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Pleasant dinner at a new restaurant. Will be back
  35. EL

    EricL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wonderful service, love the setting for outdoor dining.
  36. F

    Fred

    Seattle

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The remodeled building is really nice. Staff is attentive but not overbearing; returning to the table at just the right time. Food was excellent!! Give Sparrow a try. It is a welcomed addition to the neighborhood.
  37. AN

    AjayN

    Seattle

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Nice little restaurant in the neighborhood. Love the decor and the ambiance. Some feedback on the food; salt was light on almost everything including the burrata. It would be prudent to mix the salad dressing with the salad. The steak addition to the salad was great but when the waiter asked me how I would like my steak; I assumed it would be sliced not chopped up pieces. The pasta with sausage was excellent. The sangria was refreshing. The bread pudding was amazing. Will be back to see how they work with fish.
  38. C

    Carolyn

    Seattle

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great
  39. NB

    NitroBunny

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful time. Our waiter (Madison) is an absolute delight. We ordered the avocado burrata, seafood chowder, and lamb birria - everything was fresh & delicious. Those lamb birria tacos are THE BUSINESS tho'!
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I was very happy with my experience at Sparrow. Kirkland needs more restaurants like this! First, they have parking and if the lot is full there is a ton of street parking plus the large city lot down the street - all free. When we walked in there was one party ahead of us waiting to be seated and two more groups arrived behind us. The host was seating someone else but at least two other employees at the restaurant came by to say the host would be right with us. I like to feel seen! We were quickly seated at a high top in the bar. I had requested a regular table vs high top on my open table reservation but the ambiance was nice so I didn’t question it. Speaking of ambiance, I loved the decor with several “living walls” and a speakeasy vibe. There was also a very nice patio space. The menu had a little bit of everything. I tried the “Captain Jack” cocktail. It was beautiful and delicious but not very strong. We ordered the nacho appetizer to start and it was wonderful and the perfect size for a shared starter. Everyone at our table ordered something different. The only reason I didn’t give the food 5 stars was that 2 of our three meals are spicy, like so much spice you can’t enjoy the flavor - and I LOVE spice. The chopped salad dressing was so spicy my friend couldn’t even eat the salad. The mussels were flavorful but had both spicy sausage AND jalapeños. Probably just needed one or the other. Overall a delicious meal, in a great setting with wonderful service! I’ll be back for sure.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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Sparrow - Kirkland is rated 4.6 stars by 75 OpenTable diners.

Sparrow - Kirkland does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Sparrow - Kirkland

9736 NE 120th Pl, Kirkland, WA 98034-4206

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    99th Ave NE & NE 120th PL

  • Neighborhood

    Kirkland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed, Sun 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Thu 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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