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Review of Cafe Sparrow

Cafe Sparrow
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Ranked #1 of 73 Restaurants in Aptos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Cafe Sparrow has a charming, relaxed country style and is comfortable, especially in the lower room, as the front room has rather close seating. Excellent varied menu and wine list, reliably good food, friendly, attentive service. Always satisfying. Prices are moderate.

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Thank Michael M
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

This place was recommended to us by a fellow guest at Capitola's Monarch Cove Inn. I reserved a table for two at 7 PM on a Sunday. Dinner was delightful. Very charming restaurant with a French country feel. Our server, August was helpful and attentive and although I found the reduction on my venison a tad sweet for my liking, overall, I was really happy with my experience.

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Thank Bustergal
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Reviewed 25 March 2014 via mobile

Superb filet risotto, great service, super waitress with a good knowledge of the menu and wines. Found it through other reviews. Ty

Thank alacattle
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Reviewed 5 March 2014 via mobile

Great food, lovely atmosphere, nice service, it's all good. Every night is a different prix fix 3 course dinner, I always go on Friday for the saffron based bouillabaisse, it's to die for. The salads are awesome and wine list is perfect. I love this place.

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Thank suzycruzsc
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Reviewed 23 February 2014

Visited Cafe Sparrow for a Saturday night dinner with reservations (almost a must on weekends). It was busy but we were seated promptly and well taken care of by the friendly staff.
The chef came by to say hello right after we were seated and brought some tasty complementary appetizers one of which is like a toasted cheddar cracker, the other was a ceramic spoon filled with sprouts and a tapenade....a great start.

We shared a variety of plates including: bean and Italian sausage soup, a cheese plate, the sesame seared Ahi tuna appetizer plate, their special bleu salad, a large dinner sized Yvette salad and their dessert sampler. The cheese plate included three types of cheeses that vary (my favorite was the Pt. Reyes blue cheese), sliced apples, various nuts, a quince "jelly", and some toasted crostini. It was a delightful plate with a glass of Alfaro chardonnay. My sweetheart said the bean and Italian sausage soup was tasty and her ahi tuna plate a fabulous appetizer. The Yvette dinner salad was huge consisting of a bed of very fresh spinach, topped with grilled chicken, pears, toasted walnuts and crumbled blue cheese. Yum! The dessert sampler (which varies) was delightful. It had a profiterole, fresh strawberries, tasty pistachio nuts, and a mousse with whipped cream. Everything was very fresh adding to the wonderful flavors. Cafe Sparrow has a variety of dinner specials in addition to their regular menu which change nightly. This a great French country restaurant to enjoy dinner.

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Thank mrmikeSantaCruz
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