Sparrow Bar and Kitchen

4.1
16 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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Food that combines comfort and health, made with local organic produce as much as possible. Meat and fish will always come from sustainably responsible, humanely raised sources.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Wednesday 11:00am - 10:00pm,
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00am - 10:00pm,
Sunday: 10:00am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(415) 622-6137
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Clayton St
Additional
Beer, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What Insiders Are Saying

The Infatuation
7.4

Sparrow is an oasis in the Haight, with a great patio and excellent happy hour.

Ratings 7.0-7.5:These are your neighborhood standbys - the places that you’ll happily hit for some pasta or a quick salad, but not a restaurant you are bringing your parents or (god forbid) a date to. The true embodiment of good but not great.
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4.1based on all time ratings
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4.0
service
4.1
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3.9
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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I had heard great things about this restaurant, however, when I went with my friend 3 of the items on the menu weren’t in stock so it was disappointing.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We came early at 6:00 for dinner. the restaurant was not busy. The menu choices were great, with gluten free bread and other options, vegan too. Gentle service, unobtrusive but there when we needed them. Not sure why it's not a busy location because the food was delicious, admittance was perfect. Prices mid range, could get an entree for $12 and it's in haight street. I would go back.

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s
New York Area
88 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staying in SF and ate here our first night easy walk from our hotel. What a lovey surprise!! Interesting menu selections fresh and delicious. Great wine list! Lovely garden out back for dining. Highly recommend

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was out of 3 items and the food wasn’t very good.

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e
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Food and service was okay. Felt a little overpriced for the portion size and they ran out of several wines.

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SS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

The restaurant wasn’t open during my reservation

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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. The food is excellent, inventive. We got the hamburger, had to try what the peanut butter did; tasted great, and the mussels. The wine was very good. The service was attentive.

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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Garden patio wonderful for dining with kids

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

It was just ok. When we arrived we were told we had to order in the next 10 min because they had decided to close the kitchen early, so it all was very rushed. Then, the bottle of wine we got wasn't exactly the one we had ordered (same winery different wine), which was unprofessional. Lastly, they added a 5% surcharge on the bill for living wage—I fully support giving workers a living wage, but I think restaurants should build it into the prices (like at Zazie), or include it as a mandatory 20% tip—it felt sneaky to have it added at the end, in addition to tip and the SF healthcare mandate.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and nicely crafted. Someone who creates the dishes put a lot of thought in to appearance, taste, and how everything on the plate worked together. And they have stellar fries! The staff was very efficient and very nice, and that made it a perfect evening dinner for the folks I had visiting from out of town. The noise level is high given the materials of the building, so keep that in mind in case that's a bother to you.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great surprise. The food was so amazing - healthy vegetarian, vegan, and meat options. Huge portions. Super nice and attentive service. Really good drinks!!!! I can't wait to go back.

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B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The restaurant was cozier and quieter than I had even hoped. The food is simple, straightforward (slightly gastro-pubby), and reasonably priced, with a range of healthy and less healthy items. We had mussels, cauliflower soup, beet salad, and burgers -- all very good.

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L
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 2

Disappointed with Menu. Even the basic Burger was tasteless, lettuce old, brown edges, fries were dry, as if they were left out too long. Staff attentive.

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CB
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was lackluster. Ambiance was cold. Decent service.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came here on a double date and sat on the back patio. It was a bit cold outside but the heat lamps were so perfect. They have a fun cocktail list and a great wine list. We ordered a cheese board, Brie/bacon/Apple toast and fried cauliflower for starters. Everything was really tasty but HELLO the cauliflower was exceptional! For dinner the 4 of us ordered two fish entrees, mushroom tagliatelle and a kale salad. The pasta was fresh and the mushroom ragu was hearty but not overpowering. I can't wait to come back to Sparrow for another glass of wine and a few small plates

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JB
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The kale salad was delicious but the vegetarian burger was awful - basically pressed seeds with no texture or flavor. Shame because the decor is appealing and the menu looks appetizing. Will may be try once more and hope for better food.

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