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Sparrow Bar and Cookshop
New American Restaurant$$$
Today 10:00 am – 12:00 am
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3701 Travis St Houston, TX 77002
3701 Travis StreetUSTexasHouston77002
$$$New American Restaurant, BarToday 10:00 am – 12:00 am
Monday ClosedTuesday 10:00 am – 12:00 amWednesday 10:00 am – 12:00 amThursday 10:00 am – 12:00 amFriday 10:00 am – 12:00 amSaturday 10:00 am – 12:00 amSunday Closed
SPARROW BAR + COOKSHOP does local + global. Our focus is on Houston’s best local and regional ingredients in combination with Chef Monica Pope’s global travels and influences. 
Our menu changes daily, based on availability and seasonality. 

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Creative cocktails & a rotating menu of rustic New American dishes in a warm, industrial-chic space.- Google
"Definitely try the mushroom dumplings."
"Love Chef Monica Pope!"
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Lana Kelley
3 weeks ago
Pretty much a rip off. The dumplings would have been great if they were warm. It was like they had been sitting in the kitchen for a while, and they didn't even microwave them to at least make them warm. The Brussel sprouts were good. The chicken with lemon butter and verde was alright, not mind blowing or worth $23. We also ordered the pear crisp and coffee for dessert. The pear crisp tasted freezer burnt and the coffee was cold, not warm, it was cold. Probably had been sitting there for hours. The waiter corrected this by bringing an Americano which was not what we wanted but we took it just so we could get out of there. I really do feel ripped off. Not only was the food pricey yet nothing special at all, but the food came out with one big problem after the next. That was my first and last time visiting this establishment. I wanted to like this place but the proof is in the pudding.
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2 months ago
Great atmosphere tucked away in the heart of midtown. Exposed ceilings, repurposed wood and urban tones. The bar is strong with great mixed drinks and cordial staff. Nice beats in Saturday nite too
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Michelle Robins
7 months ago
I really enjoyed visiting sparrow bar and Cookshop. Monica Pope never stops amazing me with her ability to innovate throughout the years. The food was delicious and the staff was amazing. I moved out of Houston for a few years and Tafia's used to be one of my favorite places. I moved back a couple of months ago and was very surprised when I visited what used to be Tafia's and is now Sparro Bar and Cookshop. I was scared for a minute when I arrived thinking that Tafia's had gone out of business but it turns out she just remodeled and changed things around. The place looks amazing. The drinks are just exotic and tasty, just like Tafia's used to be. They make drinks you will not find elsewhere. I definitely recommend it to everyone. I have a new favorite place!!
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Gristle & Gossip
10 months ago
I love Chef Pope.. she could serve me anything and I would eat it! But at Sparrow she didn't have to do that.. lite bites and drinks were stellar.The first floor dining area is quaint and intimate. I would say if you are with a large group make reservations, most of the tables are 4 tops so they will have to push tables together to accommodate large groups. Must Try Items: TRIO OF DIPS: red bell pepper puree, hummus, spicy black bean with grilled lavender-black pepper pizette, aleppo, "DATE WITH A PIG": medjool date, chorizo, bacon, chermoula, " CHICK" FRIES: Indian salt, red curry catsup. You must try the chick fires they were amazing and tasted just like french fries but healthier! If Chef is there have her pick a cocktail for you or assist with your selection.. she's great at that and I guarantee you won't regret her help as she personally creates the cocktails herself and teaches each recipe to her bartenders. Love Chef Monica Pope! Sparrow has a private lot that is valet only -- it's complimentary. There is street parking available on the side street as well!
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Raechel Schneider
3 months ago
I've come both for lunch and once for dinner and it's been okay. The burger was good but not as life changing as some people had made it out to be. When we came for dinner we actually didn't stay for a full meal. We ordered the dates as an appetizer and they were just so tiny, good, but tiny and the drinks were also pretty small. I understand that you pay more for quality but didn't feel like it met expectations. The outdoor patio design is quite nice though! Small, but very quaint and don't notice being so close to a road.
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Angel Fultz
8 months ago
I have to say, the side dishes here are absolutely amazing! If I was a non-meat eater (different than a vegetarian), I would come here just for the sides. Kind of like a person that goes to Fogo de Chao for the salad bar:) The macaroni and cheese is rich and creamy, the mashed potatoes are whipped to a perfect fluff and seasoned to the place just after bland, but right before...dang how much butter is in here? The Brussels sprouts have been added to my "last meal" wish list. I have tried for years to master Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinaigrette and haven't even managed to get mine close to Cook's. Sadly, I'm a meat-eater, and I wasn't really impressed with the main. I ordered the veal cheek and was pretty pumped about it. My first bite was perfection - it was tender, flavorful and nearly melted in my mouth. The following bites were just as pleasing to my tongue. Unfortunately, about halfway in, I noticed a hint of licorice. Was it fennel I was tasting? I'm pretty sure that's exactly what it was because my interest suddenly dissipated, and I was left to satiate my hunger with the side dishes in the middle of the table. I believe they have burger night on Tuesdays and I may pop back in for a good ol' traditional meal.
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Mindy Le
10 months ago
I actually had the opportunity to meet Madeline POPE who cooked for President Barack Obama and Beyonce! It was a once in a lifetime moment. We had the opportunity to cook with her a learn her recipes. Our group was in charge of making the quinoa which was fairly easy but something about the freshness of the ingredients took it to another level. If you are there, tried the chickpeas fries, they are wonderful!!!
Sana Mobayed
6 months ago
I would give it 0 stars if i could. The beef burger tastes like sweaty testicles. Nastiest burger I've ever tried, absolutely disgusting. It's mind boggling to me that the houston chronicle gave this place an A grade.


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