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Sparrow, Los Angeles, CA

Sparrow

4.6
4.6
366 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Italian, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Wed, Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 366 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

    Hot Spot

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Romantic

  • 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
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    Service needs major improvement. Servers should ensure utensils are on the table. For the special mixology they should advise to pour little blue liquor into the cocktail for their spicy cocktail. And just to check in more frequently.
  2. c

    candysloft

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We had a good experience. All the food we had was on point in taste and presentation. The only thing that was not done properly was the order of bread with our charcuterie board. We were a party of six and we specifically asked to have bread enough for everyone. When the charcuterie board came, we only received 2 pcs of bread. We reminded our server about the bread, and 2 pieces of bread came from the kitchen. We asked again for more bread. By the time the last 2 bread came out, all of our food was eaten.
  3. D

    Dengony

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Can't stress enough how awesome the food and staff are at this restaurant. Strongly recommend the bolognese.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing and The host Theo was really great as well. Fast service, tasty drinks, good food, great vibes and always a good time!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Literally the worst experience at a restaurant ever I would never go back ever
  6. RP

    RichardP

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceeded all possible expectations! Johnny was a phenomenal host. He really made our dinner experience exceptional. From his drink recommendations to his presentation of each cocktail/dish we were astonished at the service and amazing food. James the manager came by and really helped take our celebration over the top. Live music was great with the guitarist. We will definitely be coming back with our friends. Thank you Sparrow and our hosts for showing us an amazing time in DTLA.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My fiancé and I celebrated our engagement here and had the best experience. James, Sparrow’s manager, took care of us and ensured we had everything we needed. Our server checked on us regularly and made she also made great recommendations. Other staff members also checked up on us. Although it was our first time visiting, we were treated like regulars. All their cocktails are on point and don’t forget to pair your food with their extensive list of Italian wine. Overall, it was a great experience and we will be back. Thank you Sparrow team!
  8. R

    Ramandeep

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Resturant is not able to meet reservation times. Had to wait 45 mins for our table.
  9. JC

    JesusC

    Los Angeles

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my lady love coming here a lot every thing is amazing and quick and easy
  10. DL

    DavidL

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience5
    I found the pricing to be very high relative to the quality of food, service, etc.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience for our 1sr time ! Definitely we are coming back
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend I were looking for a nicer restaurant to celebrate our 6th anniversary and after discussing a few options, ended up deciding on Sparrow. The environment is so beautiful and romantic, with a wonderful menu, and super kind and assistive staff. We will definitely be going again!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious! Our waiter was sweet!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    We had reservations for 8:15pm, we arrived at 8:10 and did not get seated closer to 8:40pm. Service was great in the beginning towards the end we had to wait about 30 min for waitress to pickup our payment. The food and drinks definitely made up for the wait. I would come back!
  15. HB

    HollyB

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hostess was super accommodating even after my party changed their minds three times as to where we wanted to sit. Lovely atmosphere and delicious food. Loving Sparrow!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleased with the food ! Our server was the best , very attentive Overall great experience
  17. EL

    ELAN

    Los Angeles

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a fabulous experience. Two of the 4 of us are vegan and the chef prepared outstanding dishes for them. I would highly recommend their pasta dishes, Puttanesca and pistachio pesto and their Tartufo pizza, Fabulous appetizers and outstanding service. We will be regulars at this restaurant!
  18. L

    Luv2dine

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mohammed was a great server! The chef sent over two plates. Entrée servings are large.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience and our server Frank was personable and excellent.
  21. N

    tomN

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic staff ! Fantastic atmosphere ! Fantastic food ! Fantastic wine list ! Fantastic cocktails ! Simply Fantastic !!!!
  22. SP

    StaceyP

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is by far the one of the best restaurants in Los Angeles. The food, staff and atmosphere is five star. I have not had one thing off the menu that wasn’t amazing.
  23. AN

    ANID

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great vibe and service was amazing! The food was mostly original and very delicious.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a best dinner ever♡
  25. R

    Rumpole

    Los Angeles

    43 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Could have been better. I’ve eaten eggplant parmigiana many times and I have never had it spiced with chili. Likewise, the canoles were filled with whipped cream rather than pastry cream. It was far from what it should have been. Service was terrific.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great customer service !
  27. CZ

    CharlieZ

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food good drinks great atmosphere will recommend
  28. W

    Waiting

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Service was exceptionally slow Saturday evening. Our reservation for 3 was for 8pm for a standard table in the bar area and we got seated in the main dining room instead at 8:30p. Our appetizers arrived before our drinks which is a huge pet peeve. The food was phenomenal, however our entrees thereafter took too long to arrive to be honest. We barely got out of the restaurant before midnight. And though we were cared for wonderfully by our server and staff and the food was a delight, timing on delivery of drinks and food plus wasted time waiting was a miss.
  29. KM

    KathyM

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Sparrow. The hostesses are kind and friendly, especially Delicia. The waiters are personal and attentive….both Robin and Johnny were awesome and the Guest Relations Manager, Oliver, checked in to see if everything was satisfactory. There was a guitarist who walked around and played music which made the ambiance even more special. The food is fabulous and fun to share in a group. Sparrow is our favorite DTLA restaurant and we will certainly be back!
  30. LL

    LLNYF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Place is lovely to look at - the food was fair - nothing memorable except maybe the arancini. Another loud, expensive, underwhelming dinner in LA.
  31. P

    Poursomemore

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    We previously dined here and had a great experience. Not sure why but something was “off” this time around. The server had too many tables to attend to. The food was lackluster (except for the cocktails and tuna tartare). Pretty restaurant with high ceilings…can get really loud with the music.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was really amazing and we really liked our server. She did seem to be stretched thin with lots of tables and we went a good while not seeing her. Had to get another team member to put in our second drink order. But it was all good.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was out of this world. My wife and I were first time visitors, and we were guided on how to have the best food experience. The white truffle pizza was to die for . The drinks were out of this world. We're coming back for sure
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!! Highly recommended …
  35. NC

    NickC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    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!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    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.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Nice set up and great ambience! Food was good and drink presentation was excellent. Definitely recommend this place
  38. s

    silo

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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
  39. E

    Edgarw

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    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.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated my graduation and the staff made me feel special.

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 366 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 33 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 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Dinner 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, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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