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Sparrow, Los Angeles, CA

Sparrow

4.5
4.5
461 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 43 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 461 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Italian

  • Downtown / South and East LA

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

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  1. MS

    MS999

    Los Angeles

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Birthday dinner for my 24th birthday
  3. SM

    localSM

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service, meal and ambiance
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    The service was very slow but everything else was good
  5. e

    elzu

    Houston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The portions are really small, and the price not fair, but the drinks are really good
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Horrible experience! We found the management bit racist with their attitude even. Since the tables on left and right have been served on time besides us, probably we were speaking with my wife in different language, and they have shown us negative discrimination. Specified that we will be going Lakers game in 90min. Ordered immediately. Didn’t bring salt, paper, tissues etc although we have been keep asking 5 times and finally at 6th. The guy who brought the couver spoiled the table with excess vinegar and oil. Although we have enough. First course came late and cold. They have missed the second course. Pizza came very late and cold. They have used ketchup for making the tomato based source of pizza. Wine was not good. But we didn’t want to change it based on what we have seen so far. Probably not coming back again.
  7. JB

    JenniferB

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience5
    The ambiance and food is great. The wait staff we had was what I would call snooty. We didn’t order top shelf items and were ignored after that. We didn’t feel welcome at all by her, though the hosts were quite lovely.
  8. Z

    Zac99007

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance was great. The Hosts were the highlight of the service, from the minute we walked in, to making special accommodations to sit us in a more comfortable space than originally sat at.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    They brought the main course first and they forgot about the appetizer so we remind them at the end and we had to cancel the orders.
  10. t

    trickydicky1

    Portland

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed our dinner at Sparrow. Great cocktails, great menu and great ambience!
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Pasta was too salty, we ordered the pistachio one ( I usually eat salty, but that was still salty for me) Pizza was good, dessert was good, drinks were good
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ordered the octopus and charcuterie - delicious! Our waiter recommended a good red wine. Pasta was better than average. Will dine in again!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and service was outstanding! We’ll def be back with more friends!
  14. EL

    ELAN

    Los Angeles

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great options for vegetarian and vegan diners ! Outstanding service !

    SparrowResponded on November 3, 2022Hi Elan, I'm so glad you enjoyed your dinner with us! We're thankful we're able to provide delicious options for everyone. We hope to invite you back again soon!

  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    waiters were so nice and very attentive and helpful. The music playing was impeccable as well and the food was a little pricey but so good.

    SparrowResponded on October 30, 2022Thank you for the positive feedback! We hope you'll join us again soon.

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Horrible service and food was very disappointing for the cost. There was no explanation for answers, plates were picked up before we were done eating.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service , the food and drinks were absolutely delicious, and the dessert “olive oil cake” was to die for ❤️

    SparrowResponded on November 3, 2022Hello, Thank you so much for your kind words. The olive oil cake is definitely a favorite, you'll have to come back and try our other desserts too! We hope to welcome you back again in the near future.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Overall experience was fantastic. Percy the GM was incredible and checked up on us consistently as well as other tables. The food was delicious and the drinks were even better. We had the Dine LA menu options and WOW, what a treat. Wonderful place for a date night or just some great cocktails. Thank you Sparrow for making the night very memorable. I will certainly be back.

    SparrowResponded on November 3, 2022Hello, Treating our guests like family is simply what we do here at Sparrow. We are honored to have you as a guest, and we want to make that clear. Thanks for visiting and please come back again soon!

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience5
    Food was okay overall. Pasta was honestly mid tier compared to other restaurants in DTLA. Tuna tartare, cocktail, and steak were pretty good.

    SparrowResponded on November 3, 2022Hello, We take great pride in our dishes so we appreciate this feedback! I've shared your comments with my team.

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful ambiance, the pasta dishes were delectable- ordered the bolognese and pistachio pesto! Staff was friendly and provided great suggestions about food and drink pairings!

    SparrowResponded on November 3, 2022Hello, Thank you for the glowing review. It's always a pleasure to hear about guests like yourself discovering us. We are committed to providing unique quality and flavors for guests to enjoy and hopefully keep you coming back! We hope to invite you back again soon.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Reservación bien sólo que era un cumpleaños cuando uno va a comer espera que la comida esté caliente y comer ala vez todos ese día la comida y era pizza estaba fría y cada quien comió en diferente tiempo la verdad no me gusto
  22. CA

    CynthiaA

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Fun ambiance, high energy vibe in the evenings. Food very good but pricey. Service good, but when very busy slightly slow.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my best friend to Sparrow for her birthday and she loved it! Based on our first experience, we’ll absolutely be back soon!

    SparrowResponded on November 3, 2022Thank you for joining us for your special occasion! We cant wait to welcome you back.

  24. S

    Sara

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    The ambiance is great at this restaurant. The food is tasty and the cocktails are great. The service is always a bit slow and off, but just seems like they're short staffed. Although the staff is always very friendly and accommodating. Love this restaurant, I will continue to return and bring my friends as well.

    SparrowResponded on October 25, 2022Hi Nancy, Thank you for your kind words! We're thankful to have such a beautiful space to provide a memorable experience for our guests, and we hope to welcome you back again soon.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my friend’s Birthday!!! We had a gathering of 5 amazing queens and had a fabulous experience! Our waiter, Devin knew his stuff and was so attentive/accommodating! The food was so delicious and flavorful!! No one complained about portion nor taste!! Even your mocktails are breathtaking!! Thank you again for the amazing experience and we will definitely be coming back for more Sparrow!! :9

    SparrowResponded on October 25, 2022Thank you for choosing us for your celebration! We are always delighted to know we could make a special occasion that much more special, by offering nothing short of great food, excellent service, and memories that will last a lifetime. Please be sure to gather up your crew, and come back again soon!

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    With the exception of initial hosts (at the door) the staff was very pleasant. The initial door host almost made us walk out on the reservation. Their lack of attention and apathetic attitudes were the only low point of the evening. From then onward, we had an outstanding experience.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My first time was an eventful experience however management stepped up to allow me to experience this restaurant the correct way. My server Justin was absolutely amazing. He was very personable and relatable. The food is amazing and the ambiance is gorgeous. The restaurant is cozy and would make for a romantic date night. The service team really aims to please.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience4
    Horrible service and food. Manager even approached the table and told us well sorry hope you have a better experience next time. There wont be a next time.
  30. DS

    Dine4SouthBay

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Several block walk from closest parking. Seated on time. We were on a tight schedule and requested to be served ASAP. The service staff was very responsive and we had drinks, appetizer, entree and dessert within 45 minutes of being seated! Portion sizes are small but very tasty!

    SparrowResponded on October 14, 2022Hi, Thank you for the feedback! We're so thankful to be able to provide quality food, beverages and service in a timely manner. We hope to have you back for another wonderful experience soon!

  31. AT

    AlixT

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful from food to cocktails to service!

    SparrowResponded on October 14, 2022Hi, Thank you so much for the 5 stars! We love to hear about our guests enjoying their experience with us! We hope to welcome you back soon!

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolute delicious and amazing time at Sparrow this past Saturday night! It was mine and my best friends first time at this restaurant (we were there celebrating her birthday) and we were not disappointed at all. I had the bolognese and oh my god, I wish I could have this for dinner everyday. The cocktails were delicious and so entertaining! Dessert is an absolute must and you will not be disappointed with the cannoli and zeppole. HUGE SHOUT OUT TO OUR AMAZING SERVER, JUSTIN ✨ He was absolutely amazing. Super attentive and kind. He had amazing recommendations and made sure we were set for the night. Everything was perfect and I cannot wait to dine here again!

    SparrowResponded on October 14, 2022Hi, Thank you for visiting Sparrow! We're happy to hear you enjoyed your experience. I've shared your review with the team, and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  33. SE

    ShyEmping

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great experience!

    SparrowResponded on October 14, 2022Hello, Thank you for your review! We hope you'll join us again soon!

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I literally love Sparrow. The ambiance makes you feel like you’re out of town. My bf & I don’t eat pork & they have beef salami & sausage on their pizzas. Amazing. The drinks are strong yet tasty & appealing to palate. We’ve come here twice on date nights & loved it both times. Once at 6 & once @9:30 & the service is awesome there’s always 2-3 people checking on you, explaining the menu & just being smooth & awesome. Will always recommend this place.

    SparrowResponded on October 11, 2022Thank you so much for the thoughtful review! We appreciate all of our guests... and it's comments like this, from people that keep coming back, that keep us going. We strive to provide unique tastes that stand out and hopefully make Sparrow one of your favorites! Thank you again for your remarks and we hope to welcome you back again soon!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience5
    we had a terrible experience due to the fact that we were seated right by the exit, after being made wait 15 minutes for a table, when that one was already open. Then when our server came around to take our order for drinks she was being very dismissive and then when she came around for food orders the question was “are you going to order any food” at a RESTAURANT??? of course. how rude.. The question has always been “can i get you started on food”. We came to a very, what we expected to be, high end restaurant. To be treated with very low end quality service. I will never recommend this restaurant to anyone going to celebrate a special occasion.

    SparrowResponded on October 11, 2022Hi, I'd like to apologize for your experience here at Sparrow. We strive to provide a memorable experience for each guest that joins us but it seems we missed the mark. I'll be reaching out to you directly for more information.

  36. T

    Tonicwater

    Los Angeles

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was outstanding and the service was good. Super friendly staff. We had the cacio pepe and eggplant Parmesan and both were excellent. The drinks were amazing as well. One thing to note is that they charge you if you want any additional bread after the first batch.

    SparrowResponded on October 11, 2022Hi, Thank you for visiting! We're pleased to hear you had a memorable experience, and encourage you to return for another fun dining experience in the future!

  37. DE

    DEBORAHM

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The room (inside) is elegant, dimly lit and fitting for a luxurious 1st class dinner. Wine was excellent. So were the waitresses. The best Osso Buco ever. Save this dining room for a special evening. The far more casual (but far more cramped) outside area is trendy and fun, but definitely neither as elegant nor as special as the inside room.

    SparrowResponded on October 11, 2022Hi Deborah, Thank you for sharing your experience! Our team is glad you had a five-star visit, with patient, orderly service, and we appreciate your feedback on our delicious offerings. Please come back again soon!

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    Staff is wonderful, ambience is amazing, cocktails are next level, food needs a lot of work. We came here for a light meal and some drinks. After our third plate, we decided to stop because the food was just off We stared with wagyu meatballs. Dry. How do you dry out wagyu? These were very disappointing. Next was a tomato burrata salad. It was good, but drenched is dressing and the sweet onions were just way too sweet. Not a horrible dish, it could just be better. The final disaster was their bolognese pasta. The pasta was undercooked way below Al dente and the meat sauce was sweet. Sweet like sugar sweet. It was unnerving. All in all, come here for cocktails and ambience.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great. Especially the dishes which were recommended were all so perfect. We liked the lively atmosphere, too. The place became full, and all other guest seemed to enjoy the time there. Especially for a visitor of LA Convention Center, IF you are looking for a place for dinner with your important guests but have no clue where to go, I highly recommend this restaurant. Easy walk distance and easy to catch a Uber to go back to hotels. Beers, wine, services, food, atmosphere… I am happy that we chose this place.
  40. CM

    CarolineM

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food5service1ambience2
    Very small tables where your own plates don’t fit We had to wait hour and a half for an appetizer until manager got involved. Manager did an outstanding job he knew we were upset and did everything in his power to make sure we are happy Unfortunately when you get upset it’s hard to forget and continue with your dinner So our day was ruined because I think waiters forgot to put the order in I think for a restaurant like yours where people talk about how good your food is and I agree with that part you should have an outstanding service

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 461 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 43 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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