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Santa Ana's Neighborhood Bistro


One of BravoTV and Tom Colicchio's "Best New Restaurants" in the U.S.
Orange Coast Magazine "Restaurant of the Year"
Brad Johnson of the OC Register's "Top 10 In OC"

(714) 265-7640 / Reservations / 300 N Main St., Santa Ana

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Santa Ana's Neighborhood Bistro


One of BravoTV and Tom Colicchio's "Best New Restaurants" in the U.S.
Orange Coast Magazine "Restaurant of the Year"
Brad Johnson of the OC Register's "Top 10 In OC"

(714) 265-7640 / Reservations / 300 N Main St., Santa Ana

As seen
on TV

Selected by Tom Colicchio and BravoTV as One Of America's Best New Restaurants!
 

WINE
WEDNESDAY

Attention oenophiles, wine geeks, and lovers of great deals; 1/2 off bottles of wine on our list every Wednesday night. 

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LATE NIGHT
HAPPY HOUR

$8 cocktails & 25% off tap beer. OC Weekly's
"Best Cocktail Lounge"

Every Night After 10:00 pm

 

Mother's Day
Brunch

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sunday
Brunch

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 Hopper & Burr. We also serve bottomless mimosas and one heck of a spicy Bloody Mary.
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Let's Eat


Creative, local, intimate. 

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Let's Eat


Creative, local, intimate. 

Little Sparrow boasts an eclectic, seasonal menu created by Executive Chef Eric Samaniego, who incorporates a fresh take on flavors from around the world, whose common thread is a thoughtful focus on local ingredients. Every plate achieves that elusive, cuisine-defining balance of sweet, salty, and sour — even dessert. Nightly dinner and Sunday brunch are served in a convivial neighborhood setting, comprised of high ceilings, exposed ducts, bistro chairs, inviting banquettes with touches of artwork and colorful accents throughout. 

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Let's Drink


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Let's Drink


Our cocktail list is one of the best in Orange County with 30-40 drinks made by bartenders that get very excited about cocktail geekery. The bar program embodies upgraded versions of classic cocktails and spirit-forward libations that utilize premium and boutique liquors, local ingredients and whimsical garnishes.

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Reservations


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Reservations


Dinner & Cocktails

Tuesday - Saturday; 5:00pm - late.
Always try to make a reservation online first; it is immediate and searches all available tables.

Sunday Brunch

10:00am - 3:00pm.
Sunday Brunch is walk-in only.  No reservations.  We are, however, accepting reservations for Mother's Day brunch on Sunday, May 10th (pre-fixe menu coming soon).

Venue

Little Sparrow is a small neighborhood bistro with limited seating (42 seats in the dining room and 20 in the lounge).  The reservation system assigns tables in both rooms automatically. Let us know if you have a preference, and we'll try to get it arranged.

Getting In

Online reservations are available up to 30 days in advance and for up to 8 guests.  Friday and Saturday nights are always the most difficult night to get a table.  If you have the flexibility, please consider Tuesday, Wednesday (Wine Wednesday!), or Thursday.

We always try set aside some tables for walk-ins.

GROUPS

Larger groups and private parties, please contact us by phone or email.  Groups will be required to give a credit card to hold the reservation; It will be charged $25 per person only if you cancel within 24 hours or if you don't show up.

Tardiness

If you know you cannot make your reservation please cancel it as soon as possible so the table becomes available for someone else.

If you are more than 30 minutes late, there is a good chance we'll have given your table to a walk-in and you will get the next available.

PHONES

Because we are generally open at night, the phones aren't usually answered until early afternoon.  Be patient, we will get back to you.  Email is answered all day.