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Sparrow Bar + Cookshop

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3701 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002-9505 (Alabama)
+1 713-524-6922
14:00 - 23:59
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Tue - Sat 14:00 - 23:59
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Friendswood, Texas
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101 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

We stopped here for the parking as we were gong to the continental club on main st. We were hungry and decided to try it. Nice place. The menu was very interesting, we stated with "a date with a pig" a bacon wrapped date stuffed with chirizo, very good! I had the shoulder of pork it was good, my friend... More 

Thank robert77546
Houston, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Two couples went to Sparrow to celebrate my husband's birthday. We all ordered different items, but all the food was fresh and delicious. The service was excellent as well. We would go back!

1 Thank JanMBGM
Houston, Texas
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55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2015

Just had dinner at Sparrow. It was fantastic. The current menu has a coffee rubbed shrimp dish that is out of this world. It was served with corn grits and greens and they were also quite good. My friend and I shared the small bites desert. It was more than enough for two and we loved every bite. We ordered... More 

1 Thank mepetrie1
Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2015

It's down at the end of Travis towards and I understand that it is in a transitional neighborhood, but this is near Damien's and Brenham's. I had the redfish which was very good. Friend had scallops which he liked a lot. Wives had the coffee coated shrimp which they both liked very much. Wine choices are a bit pricey. Some... More 

Thank Doug P
Richardson, Texas
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I met another couple for dinner while visiting Houston. They suggested Sparrow and we are glad they did. The service was attentive and pleasant. We took the server's suggestions for small bites, appetizers, entrées and dessert. He did not steer us wrong on any of them. The "Date with a Pig" and dumplings were great. The hangar... More 

Thank DEpping
Fulshear, Texas
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

Came for dinner with friends, and we were all impressed with the wine selections. Cocktail menu was average. The food on the menu was an upscale version of comfort food - the fries, chicken, and mac & cheese were the crowd favorites by far. Service was excellent, and not too crowded. Good place to enjoy a nice meal with time... More 

Thank Margers
Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

Firstly, I struggled to find the place, and I did not feel safe driving around looking for it. A friend had selected this and she was waxing lyrical about it but I think we were all a bit disappointed. The service was not good, there had been some to-do about the wine before I arrived, and the wine I first... More 

Thank Angharad J
Houston, Texas
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

First return visit in nearly a year - and what a decline :( The service was very slow and lackluster. There were only about ten wines to choose from "because we had a big party on Saturday"! The appetizers we ordered - when they finally arrived were very tasty. A mushroom stroganoff was just a few different types of mushroom... More 

Thank Jeanette B
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015 via mobile

My sister's and I went here for a happy hour last week. Happy hour! I got 1 drink and 2 appetizers for $35. I will still starving when I left. The food was good, but not filling. If I spend $35 on food and ONE drink, I better be full!

Thank Shawna M
Mentor, Ohio
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119 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2015

While there is a nice patio and free valet, the bar couldn't handle a small crowd with many people having trouble getting drinks and the appetizers were exceptionally expensive such as a single stuffed date wrapped in bacon for $4.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, International
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
14:00 - 23:59
14:00 - 23:59
14:00 - 23:59
14:00 - 23:59
14:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3701 Travis St, Houston, TX 77002-9505
  • Public Transportation: HCC/Ensemble Light Rail Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 713-524-6922

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?