300 N. Main St
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Sat, 10/31/2015, 6:15pm reservation
Little Sparrow is a cute little café housed in Downtown Santa Ana. It was voted as "Restaurant of the Year" by Orange Coast Magazine and was featured on Bravo's "Best New Restaurant." So, I was a tad excited to check out the fairly new spot after reviewing their delicious menu online.
It was Halloween when my friend and I decided to dine at the eatery. The lights were already dimmed out and the bartenders were checking their stash. The bar and the dining room are separate from one another, so you do have the option of doing something more casual at the bar. The menu we saw was slightly different than the menu I viewed online (which I was marginally disappointed because I was looking forward to the chicken cracklings). Nonetheless, we still ordered and still ate our way through the menu.
|The dining room|
|A pic of the assorted jams and honey butter. My favorite was the onion spread, next the honey butter, then the jam.|
|MY RED, BLOODY CHICKEN ;(|
Overall, I appreciate the attempt Little Sparrow makes in bringing contemporary cuisine to the OC. The fried chicken was the best fried chicken I've had in awhile, but if they could just cook it well enough so it is no longer bloody, it's a winning dish in my book. Service was great that night, which is always a plus. I think if they just tweaked a few of the flavors and textures, this place could be one to compete in the OC.