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Little Sparrow

300 N. Main St. (3rd St.) Send to Phone
714-265-7640 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Downtown Santa Ana has found its culinary center at this exciting restaurant featuring bold contemporary cuisine and a killer bar-lounge.
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Local Deals: 120 * 90

Cuisine
Open
Lunch Wed.-Sat., Dinner Tues.-Sat., Brunch Sun.
Open late
Features
  • Dress code: Business casual
  • Full bar
  • Reservations suggested

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Dining room at Little Sparrow, Santa Ana, CA

Little Sparrow Restaurant Review

: Little Sparrow’s compact, faux-retro dining room is elegant yet warm with soft white hues --- a good juxtaposition for the darker, jazzier adjacent lounge area located down the building’s hall. This downtown bistro serves contemporary fare with ever-so-slight nods to French ingredients and techniques. (Former executive chef Eric Samaniego has parted ways with Little Sparrow and sous chef Melissa Ortiz will be running the restaurant’s kitchen on an interim basis.) Begin your meal with fried chicken skins, roasted bone marrow, savory popcorn with Japanese spices or house-made terrines. Entrées like salmon with quinoa and sauce Maltise, roasted duck breast with parsnip risotto, and pici with tender braised lamb neck highlight the venue's dedication to showcasing robust flavors through simplicity. And while tasty desserts like the cardamom crème brûlée and huckleberry cornmeal cobbler await at meal’s end, the proper way to top your dining experience is with a vintage cocktail in the lounge. On Sundays, early risers can drop by to partake of brunch dishes like crème fraîche pancakes.

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