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Sparrow, Los Angeles, CA

Sparrow

4.6
4.6
330 Reviews
$31 to $50
Italian

Chef Juan Claudio 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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Booked 61 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (213) 660-3032

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Jan Claudio

  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

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What 330 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • 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

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing !!! Highly recommended …

  2. NC

    NickC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Very delightful place tucked away in Hotel Fig. We loved the cocktails and especially the risotto balls! It can definitely get noisy and cramped easily, so be prepared for that type of evening. I think at one point (maybe even twice, honestly) they forgot to put in the order for our main dish and we never got bread despite seeing it flow like water to all the other tables. Chris, our waiter, was a lifesaver though and went in after it when we were about to give up and walk away. I don't think we were the only ones either who experienced this. Definitely also a showcase of smaller groups/couples being put on the back burner to the more "scene-y" parties. Overall though its worth trying!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went to Sparrow for our pre-game Los Angeles Womens’ soccer team. Cocktails were awesome, food was amazing, ambience was cool and the service was outstanding. Prices were reasonable. This might be our regular pre-game spot.

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Nice set up and great ambience! Food was good and drink presentation was excellent. Definitely recommend this place

  5. s

    silo

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I have been there few times and I am loving it all. Food atmosphere service vibe all there. I ll be back. It’s going to be one of my favorite places to take friends

  6. E

    Edgarw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely elegant venue yet relaxed and informal. Outstanding attentive but not intrusive service. Food was maybe the best quality and tastiest we have ever had. Make reservations a couple of weeks in advance.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Celebrated my graduation and the staff made me feel special.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service, all of the staff here was above and beyond! The food was delicious, it was definitely a memorable experience! Highly recommend this restaurant.

  9. TT

    TamTam

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had such a lovely time. Parking was a little expensive because of the location, but the restaurant was amazing with such awesome drinks

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, nice ambiance and cool spot to have drinks m, go on a date or meet up with some friends. The staff is very friendly and dressed up nicely!

  11. GR

    GuzalR

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Finally I found place where I found everything I was looking in restaurant! Just wow ! When everything- food , drinks , ambiance, decide and service have 5 stars ! It’s really hard to find such places here in LA. This is Italian restaurant, food was delicious and fresh . Great cocktails with nice presentation. Decor of the restaurant is also really nice ! Every table gets personal attention from the restaurant manager . He came to us several times to ask if everything was ok . Definitely will go back ! I wish we have more places like that one here .

  12. O

    Odysseyguy

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    This was an excellent experience for us celebrating my wife's birthday. Everything was perfect.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Can’t wait to go back everything was delicious

  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    I came there with my mother (70 years old) at 9:57 and have not been seated till 10:25, and there was 2 gentleman's who came at approximately 10:15 and was seated after 10 minutes of waiting and before us!!!. I went to the waiter and told her how rude we had been treated and left.

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our Server was amazing and had great food suggestions!!!

  16. AT

    AnthonyT

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dining experience. Our hostess Delicia seated us promptly and suggested that we consider certain items on the menu. Our server Johnny was great and described some of the more popular menu items and made drink recommendations. We were greeted by a relationship manager. The food was tasty and fairly priced. Would highly recommend.

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lol the best always I forgot my first reso was on here my bad.

  18. RB

    RebeccaB

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall3food3service1ambience4

    I love the Hotel Figueroa so I was excited to learn that our reservation for Sparrow was there. I have eaten in the bar areas as well as the breakfast restaurant before and stayed at the hotel several times. We went for my birthday. The waiter seemed really unsure about himself, the menu, and a special request from a person in our party with dietary restrictions. Half of our party of six got their food while the other half waited. My pasta was very tasty but my husband’s pizza came out burned and didn’t look appetizing. Some liked their food. Portions were fairly small which I would have liked to have known when we ordered because I split my entree with a friend. The manager ended up comping the meal, after they even forgot to bring our just a little something for the bday celebration…something we would have even been willing to pay for. We all went into the bar and ordered a couple of big burgers, fries, and guacamole and chips, and some cocktails, which was a better experience.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Graduation. The best service ever. Food was amazing. Made the night extra special

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience5

    Vibe it’s incredible, with live music and DJ. Lightning and ambiance are stunning. Food and drinks are well presented, but don’t taste that great. Expected a bit more for that price tag

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience5

    Waited 45 minutes for a table we have reservations for, and another 30 minutes for the food to arrive.

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience5

    This place had the worst service EVER. We had a reservation and still waited about 25-30 mins to be seated. Once we ordered our drinks, I kid you not, it took them 30 mins to bring us water (and that was after asking the manger for some) and 45 mins to get our drinks. After we got our drinks, we were able to order our food. When we ordered our food, most of the menu items had ran out so we weren’t left with many options. It took them another hour to bring out avocado toast, 1 hour and 15 mins for one salad, another 15 mins for the second salad, and another 15 mins for a pasta (everything was sent out separately). They still hadn’t brought out one more person’s dish and after waiting for a total of about 2 hours, the server came to our table to tell us they had ran out of that last dish and to pick something else. At this point it was just comical. The restaurant is beautiful, the food was good, but the experience was safe to say the worse I’ve even had. I will never come back here ever again. Save your money for a restaurant that actually cares about the service they are providing.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5

    I had requested booth seating for my handicapped sister well in advance. When arrived we were told that we should have booked the earliest appointment in the AM if we wanted accommodations. We did not sit in a booth and my sister was incredibly uncomfortable requiring support.

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Mothers day

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3

    We came here Mother’s Day and we’re super excited to try it out given it’s a new restaurant. The place was beautiful and had live music! However we were quickly disappointed. We had to wait 20min after our reservation time to actually be seated even though there were quite a few tables open. Our food took 2 hours to come out. The moms ordered the same item and only only came out first. The food did not all come out together in fact only half the items we ordered came so the other two people had to wait another 30 minutes for their food to arrive. I unewest and that this was their second brunch; however, Mother’s Day is a big brunch holiday so restaurants should plan on being busy and prepared. The manager accommodated by bringing us complimentary goodies from the raw bar however, I’m not sure how long that stuff especially the oysters had been sitting out. In fact I got sick when we got home. The food was overall average and over priced. We really wanted to love this place.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience4

    We were there in Sunday Mother’s day, we choose Sparrow from many good restaurants but we wanted to go to a different one and we fail the selection. The waiters were very nice and professionals but the food was very very late. They served one plate every 20-25 minutes 😳😳😳, and unfortunately the last order was for the only mother in the table. We ordered 4 expressos and they took another 20 minutes to serve them. Unbelievable!!!

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nice place, nice people

  28. F

    Fuentes

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    I went for a birthday dinner with a friend. The tables are very close to other parties. The chicken and pasta were very salty.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Nice environment, great drinks and good food

  30. k

    kaligirl

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Everything was wonderful except that we waited an exceptionally long time between our first courses and our main course which is the only reason why I gave the service a four instead of a five. Otherwise I highly recommend!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Birthday dinner

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love this place the drinks the food the vibe amazing! Highly recommend coming here!!

  33. JC

    JesusC

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love the host love the vibe always a great time

  34. JP

    JoseP

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful experience!

  35. C

    Cynthia

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was SO GOOD! The staff was pleasant and polite, our waiter was knowledgeable, the drinks were tasty and the view of the pool was perfect! We’re going back today! Highly recommend 10/10

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is so refreshing when you go to a restaurant & the hostess don’t look at you like you’re some kind of alien. Checked in promptly greeted with all smiles. As for the ambiance, food & drink let’s just say that I’m coming back next weekend & that decision was made after my first bite into the braised beef bone marrow agnolotti. Amazing.

  37. AM

    AdamM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience4

    This was my second time at Sparrow and I won’t be going back. Both food and service have declined significantly since my first visit. All of our dishes were served at room temp or cold. Everything seemed as through it had been sitting around in the kitchen for some time. The food was also quite bland/not well thought out. The server was dismissive and uninterested in our table. It took a very long time to order a second drink etc. Overall a lackluster experience. Spend your money elsewhere.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Glad I almost met the whole staff 😀

  39. C

    Champagnes

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The ambiance here is great. Food was delicious. The manager stopped by our table and congratulated us on our anniversary and brought us a complimentary champagne toast. It was a really sweet subtle gesture that made us feel special and welcome. Would love to come dine again in the future.

  40. AC

    AnjuC

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Grand ambience .. mix of both.. loud trendy space in the verandah - not meant for our group of 3 where we wanted to chat -- should have chosen the indoor dining space - remember this when you reserve -- service was slow as it was packed on a friday evening - and as with most of the restaurants these days, table sizes are shrinking - obviously to pack more people in - but its a real pain trying to fit it all in especially when there is a lamp as well, which you need for visibility in the dimly lit room.

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 4.6 stars by 330 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 61 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

    Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–12:00 am Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • 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

    Jan Claudio

  • 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, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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