Welcome to
Little Sparrow

California-French Cuisine in
Santa Ana


We're Honored!

We've been selected by Tom Colicchio and Bravo! as one of the 16 Best New Restaurants in the U.S.

Read Bravo's Announcement
Article OCRegister.com

Dinner & Cocktails

5:00pm - close, Tuesday - Saturday.

Sunday Brunch

10:00am - 3:00pm.

Phone Reservations

Always try to reserve online first; it is immediate and searches all available tables. Call 714-265-7640 after 3:00pm and voice mail is answered after 3:00pm.


Little Sparrow is a small neighborhood bistro with limited seating. Reservations are assigned tables in the dining room and the bar-room. Let us know if you have a preference.

Getting In

Online reservations are available for up to 10 guests. We set aside some tables for walk-ins. Book up to 30 days in advance. Larger groups and private parties, please contact us by phone.


So later reservations aren't asked to wait, at 15 minutes late you are considered 'no-show'; 25 minutes if you call.


Our regular menu features regional and seasonal French and California cuisine, the atmosphere is lively, casual, and intimate.

Chef Eric Samaniego is constantly reinventing and evolving the menus. Often you will find influences from classic French cuisine mixed with regional American, Mediterranean, Mexican, and Asian flavors.

Dinner, Wine, & Cocktail Menu

Craft Cocktails

Drink better, not more.

Our bar is about drinking and dining and friends. It feels a bit like a romantic lounge and features a small crew crafting a range of classic and original cocktails.

Dinner, Wine, & Cocktail Menu


Eating breakfast, even at noon, means the day has just begun and good things can still happen.

Voted "Best Brunch" by OC Weekly, we do a very simple breakfast very well. Classic eggs perfectly cooked. A stack of fluffy pancakes. Great coffee from Kean Coffee Roasters down the street. We also serve bottomless mimosas and one heck of a spicy Bloody Mary.

Brunch Menu

Holiday Dinner Plans?

· For Christmas Eve Dinner we're serving a 3-course dinner for $65 per person. And we're only taking reservations before 7:00 so we can get home before Santa passes through. See The Menu. Closed Decemeber 25th.

· New Year's Eve has options for a 4 and 6 course tasting menus at $95 and $125 per person. Dine early or come late and ring in the New Year with us! Reserve soon, we booked up fast last year. See The Menu. Closed January 1st.

Wine Wednesdays

Wednesday evenings seem to be the night wine lovers go out to dinner, and that is the night we feature a 50% off all full bottles of wine on our list. Need more incentive? We have what Orange Coast Magazine A Little Gem of a Wine List