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Sparrow, Los Angeles, CA

Sparrow

4.5
4.5
501 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian
Chef Joana Cruz serves a southern Italian coastal-inspired menu, befitting the vibe at Sparrow, DTLA's newest restaurant and lounge at Hotel Figueroa. Featuring tasty Coastal Italian organic-fare paired with a great selection of hand-crafted cocktails.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (213) 660-3032

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Joana Cruz

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Olympic St.

  • Parking details

    Parking in the Athena parking lot next to the hotel is normally $10 all day with the exception of event days.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 501 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Italian

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food2service3ambience5
    Sad that the menu had changed. Portions got smaller . Won’t be wasting my money here again.
  2. V

    Valentinebbb

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful, yet quiet soace for a delicious Sunday brunch with friends. Perfect group setting.
  3. CA

    CoolAunt

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    This is a lovely restaurant with good food and a great staff. Unfortunately, the experience was marred by the incessant and loud playing of rap/hip hop music throughout the dinner. We complained to staff, but we’re told that the owner “had all the power” and even tho they receive complaints, he wants the vibe of the restaurant to be modern Italian, which he has determined means the playing of this inappropriate music. We could see hearing this music in one of the lounges, but it’s just not what we want to hear while enjoying an expensive dinner at a nice restaurant. We will not be back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    BEST AVOCADO TOAST EVER AT BRUNCH
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    We didn't receive the birthday dessert which was kind of the point on going. I wanted to make my girlfriend feel special with a nice dessert but never got it. Other than that we had a good experience
  6. DG

    DirkG

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service1ambience5
    Very long period waiting for service the whole time. Busboy said they didn’t have lemonade or tapotia suace but they had both
  7. J

    Jsaxm

    Los Angeles

    31 reviews

    2.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Weird smell in the restaurant, like sewer…the management deducted off the bill, but that really put a damper on the whole evening. There was also some interesting service issues.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    The ambiance was nice, food portion was extremely small for the price. Drinks were also pricey. Because of overpriced food portions will probably not be back unless for just drinks.

    SparrowResponded on January 26, 2023Hi there, Thank you for your review and feedback on your experience. Our culinary team has curated our menu to be shared and enjoyed family style. I will share your words with our team, and we hope you come back and visit us again!

  9. AG

    ArmineG

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Loved the place and the ambiance. The food was ok, the service was poor. Asked for a bottle of water, the waiter said they were out. Ordered wine, didn’t taste well. Then ordered some food, he came back and said they were out of Branzino. We were still enjoying our drinks, their employee approached to us at 10:55pm and told us to leave because the restaurant is closed. I’ve been in this restaurant a year ago and everything was excellent the food and the service.

    SparrowResponded on January 21, 2023Hi Armine, We appreciate your feedback on your previous dining experience. I understand your concerns you've expressed, and we will work on those issues for future experiences. We are looking forward to having you back and trying our amazing branzino.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The Service was good ! Our server took care of us. Definitely recommend the truffle pizza and potatoes(sides),. The Ribeye was overpriced and would not recommend ordering. For the price I expected a better steak.

    SparrowResponded on January 24, 2023Hi, Thank you for your honest feedback! We appreciate all feedback and I've shared your feedback with my team. We hope to invite you back again to indulge in our other delicious menu items.

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really good love the views

    SparrowResponded on January 21, 2023Thank you for your kind words. Our views are spectacular!

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Overall, the restaurant is beautiful. It’s located inside the Figueroa hotel and has beautiful ambiance, luxe feel, and definitely looks expensive. Our server was very sweet. We came for my birthday dinner with a few friends and he was very friendly and attentive to our needs. The food was okay at best. I ordered the wagyu alla vodka pizza and it tasted super plain and bland. Barely had any substance. My boyfriend ordered the bolognese and it was also okay. Not bad, just okay. The drinks, on the other hand were beautiful and balanced. Presentation was amazing, They tasted delicious. Everyone was satisfied with them. I don’t know if I would come back. The drinks made me think maybe.

    SparrowResponded on January 21, 2023Thank you for your honest feedback! I understand the concerns you've expressed, and we will work on those issues for future experiences.

  13. HV

    HeideV

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Celebrate graduation

    SparrowResponded on January 24, 2023Thank you for your review! We hope to invite you back again soon!

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely stunning interior and exterior. The curation of vibes at Sparrow is unmatchable. Food was perfectly executed. I ordered the smoked gin and not only was it delicious it’s an interactive experience. If you are into deserts the olive oil cake was superb. Highly recommend! 10/10
  15. j

    jpwr

    Los Angeles

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The food is VERY PRICEY!!! In addition to this, there is no free parking. We spent $18 on valet parking, and on the bill there was a BENEFITD SURCHARGE that was never explained to us. I guess the restaurant can't pay their employees a living wage, so the customer is stuck with that. The food wasn't that bad. The waitress missed our drink and we had to tell her to take it off the bill. She was kind and went ahead and changed our appetizer when we let her know that the octopus was overcooked. The decore was very nice and the place had a great vibe. I won't come back again.

    SparrowResponded on January 21, 2023Hi There, We appreciate your review and always like to take guests feedback into consideration so we can improve our service. You are always welcome to reach out to us with any additional comments and or concerns. We hope to have you back for the five-star experience you deserve!

  16. KH

    KeithH

    Indiana

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Music was way too loud. We asked them to turn it down but they never did. Had to almost shout to hear each other.

    SparrowResponded on January 21, 2023Hi Keith. Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry this wasn't taken care of while you were dining with us. We will be more cautious when it comes to the volume of our music for future dining experiences. We are looking forward to having you join us again.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Small plates, great flavor.

    SparrowResponded on January 20, 2023Hello, Thank you for your kind words!

  18. A

    Acruz

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Sparrow has a decent menu selection, a very nice setting, and the desire to be seen as an upscale dining experience but comes up very short of expectations. At this price point there are countless better options in town, including other hotel options. The food quality was good, with the exception of the truffle pizza, which despite the ingredient list was surprisingly bland. Pasta’s ordered had good flavor, which would have been the highlight of the visit, but the cocktail menu is actually the most positive note. The most disappointing part of the experience was the service offered. The level of attention offered by the serving staff was on par with a casual chain restaurant, there was no contact outside of asking what we would like to order. The best service was provided by the food expeditor that delivered our dishes to the table, but the server was inattentive for the duration of the evening. This restaurant seems to wish to be perceived as an upscale dining experience but is operated by management and staff that either lack care or experience.
  19. HW

    HWhit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice outdoor seating ambiance! Would recommend to friends. Convenient valet parking next door.

    SparrowResponded on January 20, 2023Hi, We're so glad you've enjoyed your dining experience with us and we can't wait to welcome you back again in the near future!

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    No vale lo que cobran, las porciones muy pequeñas, el Sazon muy bueno y me molesto que la tipa de la entrada me haya advertido que eran $150.00 mínimo por persona, eso es una vulgaridad.
  21. p

    pablo

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kinda weak that we had to pay a minimum of $100 a person

    SparrowResponded on January 12, 2023Hi Pablo, Thank you for your feedback. We did have a minimum spend on New Years Eve due to the volume expected on that night, however we do not usually require this! I do hope you enjoyed the rest of your visit with us and would love to welcome you back again soon.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sparrows is a great place to dine for any occasion! The drinks and the food is well paired and the service is very good!

    SparrowResponded on January 12, 2023Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words! Both our Culinary and Beverage teams work hard to provide unique and delicious flavors to keep our guests coming back. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

  23. AW

    AbbeyW

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A very cozy & elegant place to celebrate your special occasion (like ours, 23rd wedding anniversary❤️)

    SparrowResponded on January 12, 2023Hi Abbey, Happy Anniversary! We're so thankful we have such a beautiful space to share with our guests. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

  24. E

    Eulajjang

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night out. I was there Christmas eve. Food was so good. Speacially oysters are fresh. Our server ROBIN he was outstanding. Definitely will go back in future again.

    SparrowResponded on January 4, 2023Hello, Thank you so much for your glowing review! I've shared your kind words with our team - including Robin! We're grateful to have such a beautiful space to share with our guests and we hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

  25. YK

    YasmineK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delicious food, good service. Great music and not too loud.

    SparrowResponded on January 4, 2023Hi Yasmine, Thank you so much for your glowing review! We love to hear about our guests enjoying the ambiance with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

  26. WA

    WendyA

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great location, ambience food and service! Loved it!

    SparrowResponded on January 4, 2023Hi Wendy, Thank you for your kind words, it's always a pleasure to hear about guests like yourself discovering us! We look forward to serving you again soon.

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Bought two $20 drinks. Didn’t have dry ice so presentation was ruined. Out of bread pudding. They forgot our dessert. For the price, Sparrow was disappointing and I would not recommend it.
  28. O

    Odysseyguy

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We consider Sparrow one of those restaurants that is a gem located in an iconic L.A. hotel. Meal choices are top notch and the cocktails are unique.

    SparrowResponded on January 3, 2023Thank you so much for your kind words! We appreciate all of our guests and it is comments like yours that keep us going. I hope we're able to invite you back again in the near future.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My son and I had a wonderful meal before the Stevie Wonder House Full of Toys Concert. The atmosphere, service, food and cocktails were excellent! The Apulia cocktail was amazing— one of my top five cocktails of all time. The Abruzzo was also delicious and beautifully presented. A wonderful experience overall!

    SparrowResponded on January 3, 2023Hello, It's always great to hear about our guests enjoying a wonderful experience with us! We're thankful we were able to be a part of a memorable night for you and your son.

  30. MG

    MarthaG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Sparrow a couple of times and have enjoyed my full experience - Food, ambiance and service! I would highly recommend.

    SparrowResponded on January 3, 2023Hi Martha, Thank you so much for your kind words! We love to hear about our guests enjoying all we have to offer, we cant wait to welcome you back again soon!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Service was so slow like we could never catch our waitress. Drinks took at least 20 mins to get to table. The food was cold we had to send back to reheat it. Probably would not be back. But it was a nice restaurant hood aesthetics for pics
  32. CG

    CurtG

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere! Cool spot, friendly and informed service.

    SparrowResponded on January 1, 2023Hi Curt Thank you so much for your feedback! We hope to welcome you back again in the near future!

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Very good time, would recommend food was top tier good
  34. TB

    TaylorB

    Birmingham

    30 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Do not go to this restaurant. The worst service I have ever had. I even tried to get the manager to help. We had to beg for water food and drinks. We were there for 3 hours. Other couples and group were leaving as well. Horrible horrible horrible!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Not as great as it looks
  36. MS

    MS999

    Los Angeles

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Drinks were amazing! Service and ambience and food also excellent! We will be coming back!

    SparrowResponded on December 4, 2022Thank you for your glowing review!

  37. KB

    KelseyB

    Houston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was excellent. The bread was incredible… had to have seconds.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner for my 24th birthday

    SparrowResponded on December 4, 2022Thank you for your review! Please join us again soon for another memorable experience.

  39. SM

    localSM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, meal and ambiance
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Even though we had a reservation we waited 30 minutes. Service so

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Sparrow is rated 4.5 stars by 501 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 44 times today
Google Map for Sparrow

939 S Figueroa Street, #500, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Olympic St.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking in the Athena parking lot next to the hotel is normally $10 all day with the exception of event days.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joana Cruz

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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