Welcome to John Sparr Tavern

A neighborhood tavern with good food and good people. Join Us for Mother’s Day!

Mother’s Day Brunch Menu

Starters

Soups

  • FRENCH ONION SOUP
  • SOUP OF THE DAY
    Please ask your server

Salads

  • SMALL MIXED GREEN SALAD
    Tomato, Red Onion, Cucumber, Shredded Carrots
  • BLUE ROMAINE WEDGE
    Tavern Blue Cheese Dressing, Blue Chesse Crumbles, Bacon, Tomato Wedge, Pickled Beets
  • CAESAR ROMAINE WEDGE
    Caesar Dressing, Tomato Wedge, Croutons, Parmesan
  • NAPA SALAD
    Spring Mix, Dried Cranberries, Walnuts, Blue Cheese, Cherry Tomatoes with Sun-dried Tomato Dressing

Salads For Dinner

  • CRAB COBB
    Spring Mix, Blue Crab Claw Meat, Tomatoes, Hard Boiled Eggs, Blue Cheese Crumbles, Bacon, Sun Dried Tomatoes
  • CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD
    Crisp Romaine Lettuce, Parmesan, Homemade Croutons, Sliced Marinated Chicken Breast
    served with Traditional Caesar Dressing

Dinner

  • Tavern Burger*
    ½ lb. beef on a brioche bun, with choice of cheddar, whit American or blue cheese topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, house thousand island
  • Rib Eye Steak*
    with choice of today’s potatoes or rice pilaf and vegetables
  • Filet Mignon*
    with choice of today’s potatoes or rice pilaf and vegetables
  • Cauliflower Porterhouse
    Marinated and charbroiled with roasted bell pepper sauce and today’s potatoes or rice pilaf and vegetables
  • Prime Rib of Pork
    with cognac sauce and today’s potatoes or rice pilaf and vegetables
  • Julia’s Chicken
    Jidori Chicken with white vermouth cream sauce, over rice pilaf and vegetables
  • Broiled Salmon
    with lemon leek sauce and today’s potatoes or rice pilaf and vegetables
  • Crab Stuffed Sand Dabs
    with tarragon mustard beurre blanc and today’s potatoes or rice pilaf and vegetables
  • Lamb Shank in a Red Wine Reduction
    with choice of today’s potatoes or rice pilaf and vegetables
  • Short Ribs
    beef short ribs cooked in natural jus and red wine, with asparagus and with choice of today’s potatoes or rice pilaf

Desserts

  • CRÈME BRULEE
    tavern made
  • BREAD PUDDING
    tavern made with a Bourbon Hard Sauce
  • CARROT CAKE
    with cream cheese frosting
  • CHOCOLATE CAKE
    with vanilla ice cream
* Steaks and Hamburgers are cooked to order.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Starters

Soups

  • FRENCH ONION SOUP
  • SOUP OF THE DAY
    Please ask your server

Salads

  • SMALL MIXED GREEN SALAD
    tomato, red onion, cucumber, shredded carrots
  • BLUE ROMAINE WEDGE
    tavern blue cheese dressing, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, tomato wedge, pickled beets
  • CAESAR ROMAINE WEDGE
    Caesar dressing tomato wedge, croutons, parmesan
  • NAPA SALAD
    spring mix, dried cranberries, walnuts, blue cheese, cherry tomatoes with sundried tomato dressing
  • Chicken Caesar
    crisp romaine lettuce, parmesan, homemade croutons, sliced marinated chicken breast
  • Crab Cobb
    spring mix, blue crab claw meat, tomatoes, hard boiled eggs, blue cheese crumbles, bacon, sundried tomato dressing
  • Tuna with Greens
    tuna salad, mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumber and choice of tavern blue cheese, caesar, ranch or thousand island

Sandwiches

  • Tavern Burger*
    ½ lb. beef on a brioche bun, with choice of cheddar, white American or blue cheese topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, house thousand island
  • Turkey Breast
    with choice of today’s potatoes or rice pilaf and vegetables
  • Pastrami
    hand sliced, horseradish, on sourdough, rye or whole wheat
  • Tuna
    tuna salad, lettuce, tomato, mayonnaise on sourdough, rye or whole wheat
  • BBQ Pork
    BBQ pork, coleslaw on a brioche bun
  • Corned Beef
    hand sliced, on sourdough, rye or whole wheat
  • Classic Ruben
    corned beef, rye bread, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, 1000 island dressing, grilled
  • Deviled Egg
    egg salad, bacon, chives, lettuce, mayonnaise on sourdough, rye or whole wheat

Desserts

  • CRÈME BRULEE
    tavern made
  • BREAD PUDDING
    tavern made with a Bourbon Hard Sauce
  • CARROT CAKE
    with cream cheese frosting
  • CHOCOLATE CAKE
    with vanilla ice cream
* Steaks and Hamburgers are cooked to order.
Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Beer Selection

  • American Kölsch
    Boulevard Brewing Co. Missouri…4.6% ABV
  • White Rascal-Belgian White Ale
    Avery sewing Co. Colorado, CA…5.6% ABV
  • Cutting Bracken-Brown Ale
    MacLeod Ale Brewing Co. Van Nuys, Ca…5.3% ABV
  • Mission Hefeweizen
    Mission Brewery, San Diego, Ca…5.0% ABV
  • Witbier-Belgian Wheat
    Santa Monica Brew Works, Santa Monica, Ca…5.3% ABV
  • 1903-American Lager
    Craftsman Brewing Co., Pasadena…5.6% ABV
  • Organic Amber Ale-Amber Ale
    Ell River Brewing Co. Fortuna, Ca…5.0% ABV
  • Davy Brown Ale
    Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co. Satan Ynez Valley, Ca…6% ABV
  • Mighty Dry-Hard Cider
    Golden State Cider, Sebastapol, CA…6.9% ABV
  • Epic Hopulent-IPA
    Epic Brewing Co….Salt Lake City, Utah…8.7% ABV
  • Guinness Draught-Irish Dry Stout
    St. James’s Gate Brewery…4.20% ABV
  • Erdinger Non-Alcoholic Wheat Beer

All of the above (except Erdinger) are available in 1/2 Pints

Wine Selection

White

  • CHARDONNAY-MORGAN-CALIFORNIA
  • Chardonnay-Frank Family-California
  • Savignon Blanc-Gainey-California
  • Savignon Blanc-White Haven-New Zealand
  • Riesling-Berrres Estate-Mosel
  • Pinot Grigio-Altanuta-Italy
  • Rose’-Rabble-California

Sparkling

  • Le Grand Courtage Brut-Split
  • Le Grand Courtage Rose Brut-Split
  • Zardetto Prosecco

Red

  • Cabernet-Cuttings by Prisoner-California
  • Cabernet-Kenwood Yalupa-California
  • Cabernet Sauvignon-Rabble-California
  • Cabernet Sauvignon-Justin-Paso Robles, Ca
  • Merlot-Angeline Reserve Merlot-California
  • Pinot Noir-Wavertree-California
  • Syrah-Burgess-California
  • Petite Sirah-Frank Family-California
  • Zinfandel-Seghesio-California
  • Blend-Brutocao-Mendocino, Ca
  • Blend-Prisoner-California
  • Blend-Tooth & Nail-The Stand-Paso Robles, Ca

Classic Cocktail Menu

  • SAZERAC
    RYE WHISKEY • BITTERS • ABSINTHE
  • PISCO PUNCH
    PISCO • LEMON JUICE • PINEAPPLE
  • PIMM’S CUP
    GIN or VODKA • PIMM’S No 1 • LIME JUICE • CUCUMBER • GINGER BEER
  • WHISKEY SOUR
    BOURBON • LEMON JUICE • SUGAR • EGG WHITES
  • SINGAPORE SLING
    GIN • LIME JUICE • LEMON JUICE • PINEAPPLE • CHERRY HEERING • BÉNÉDICTINE • BITTERS •
  • SIDECAR
    BRANDY • LEMON JUICE • COINTREAU
  • HEMINGWAY DAIQUIRI
    WHITE RUM • LIME JUICE • GRAPEFRUIT JUICE • MARASCHINO LIQUEUR
  • CORPSE REVIVER No 2
    GIN • LEMON JUICE • LILLETT • COINTREAU • ABSINTHE
  • MARGARITA
    TEQUILA • LIME JUICE • AGAVE NECTAR • COINTREAU
  • THE SPARR COCKTAIL
    BOURBON • RYE • BÉNÉDICTINE • CHERRY HEERING • BITTERS
  • STINGER
    BRANDY • CRÉME de MENTHE
  • VESPER
    GIN • VODKA • LILLET
  • QUEEN’S PARK SWIZZLE
    DARK RUM • LIME JUICE • MINT • BITTERS
  • PALOMA
    TEQUILA • GRAPEFRUIT JUICE • LIME JUICE • AGAVE NECTAR
  • ROB ROY
    SCOTCH • SWEET VERMOUTH • BITTERS
  • GIMLET
    GIN or VODKA • LIME JUICE • SUGAR
  • MAI TAI (1944)
    JAMAICAN RUM • LIME JUICE • CURACAO • ORGEAT
  • BRANDY ALEXANDER
    BRANDY • CRÉME de CACAO • CREAM
  • GRASSHOPPER
    CRÉME de MENTHE • CRÉME de CACAO • CREAM
  • THE SPARR COCKTAIL
    $11
    BOURBON • RYE • BÉNÉDICTINE CHERRY HEERING • BITTERS

Cocktails refashioned by Adam Delaney

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