Food was great - a little
Food was great - a little salty but still excellent. Very large portions of steak!
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
I try to go to Sparks on every trip to NYC. This meal was no exception. It was wonderful as usual. I've tried many steak restaurants in NYC and this one is the BEST! I will definitely be back and I hope it's soon!
4/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quintessential NY steak house.
Quintessential NY steak house. Portions were industrial size which, to me, is a turn off but for true carnivors, this is the real deal. Service and ambiance were excellent .
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best in East Manhattan
I have been going here for over 40 years and nothing changes. Still the best steakhouse in NYC based on service, quality and price. Add in NYC style ambiance and great bar and what else is there to ask for- simply my LT Fav!
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful Food - Waiter Unfriendly
The food could not have been better. Every single thing we ordered was fantastic. The only thing that marred our visit was the wait-staff. They were civil, but cold. We almost felt as though they wer turning their noses up at us, which made no sense because we were well dressed and polite. This was the only thing that put a damper on our meal - we were very uncomfortable with the waiter.
I don't expect a waiter to be loud and chatty, but I do expect them to smile and make us feel welcome - respond to us in a friendly way when we ask a question. I would not spend that much money again to be treated like we were not welcome. We did not drink any alcohol, and I got the impression the waiter did not like that.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for steak lovers
Fantastic wine list, great menu, ands steak cooked to perfection. Wonderful environment but just a bit loud given the number of people moving in and out. Very easy to find a favorite wine on the extensive list.
6/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great NY steak house
It I hard to fault any of the high end NY steak houses and ratings become a personal preference. Sparks is probably one of the more decadent with huge portions of appeetizers, steak and seafood. The noise level on this visit was very high, although that is not always the case. Great traditional NY steakhouse fit for a great expense account dinner.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always a great meal
We have eaten here lots of times and are never disappointed. Great food and service!
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great experience. Amazing steaks. Good service. Old school to the bone!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steakhouse, always reliable
Great steakhouse, always reliable with great seafood options as well. Hashbrowns delish!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Marvelous once again!!!
We have been here many times and love it each time. I have been to lots of steak houses in Manhattan (and Brooklyn) and Sparks beats them all. The steaks are to die for! The service is great, they NEVER rush you. They are attentive and friendly and that, on top of the wonderful steaks makes for a great night!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Definition of a true steakhouse!
From the moment you walk in the door the smell lets you know you are in a true steakhouse. The service and food was amazing. Come with a big appetite or share a meal cause the portions are more than generous. Most of our group had steak but one had lobster and shrimp. He said that too was outstanding. Highly recommend! We dressed up cause we thought it would be dressy but most people were dressed very casually.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Visiting from Australia and the steaks here are sure up there with some of the best steaks we have ever had. Excellent service and interesting history around this restaurant. Will be reccommending to any of my friends who travel to New York City
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of the best restaurants in NYC
Outstanding!! Our salads, filets, side dishes, wine, and cheesecake were exceptional! We talked about this enjoyable meal all week and compared all other meals to this standard. No other meal could compare. When we have an opportunity to visit NYC, this restaurant is always on our itinerary. If you are looking for superior service, a friendly staff, and mouth-watering meals, look no further than Sparks Steak House!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Simply the best steakhouse
Simply the best steakhouse in NYC. Sparks never fails to deliver.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We're regulars, but for the reason that we're always satisfied. A classic New York steakhouse. Great veal, steak, and lobster. The best tomato and onion salad.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
New York Steak House
The best steaks we had while visiting New York. The price was not over the top for the meal we had for New York standards. Had a 16 year old boy with us and he did not go home hungry.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you love meat this is the
If you love meat this is the place. Staff were very attentive, nice atmosphere and I would recommend Sparks as an excellent steak house
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Chilean sea bass. Loved
Great Chilean sea bass. Loved the fresh mozzarella & tomato appetizer.
9/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was in NYC with my daughter and we always look for good food and great restaurants. After all, in NYC there are so many great ones to choose from. I'm not much of a steak eater but she is so we picked Sparks. Have to say it was a wonderful dining experience. Great and personal service, excellent wine selection and easily the best steak I've ever had. Next time in NYC I will go back
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
When it comes to steaks...
...Sparks has everything. Fantastic steaks with all of the appropriate delicious sides. Particularly good for out of town carnivores.
9/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a gift!
I had contacted Sparks ahead of time to set up a 'surprise' dessert for a friend with me who was having a 50th birthday on the day we dined there. They brought the 'sampler' dessert platter out and it was fantastic!!! I do SO appreciate it & I can hardly go to NYC without going to Sparks. My favorite steakhouse in the city!
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steak & service
Our final night in NYC and we picked Sparks Steakhouse as our groups NYC steakhouse experience. It lived up to its reputation. The service was impeccable, the steaks were amazing and the wine list was great.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent steaks and wine
The best of the best when it comes to steak and wine. I have dined at many steak establishments around yeah USA but nothing compares to Sparks. Sit at the bar for a glass of wine as well!
9/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sparks is Amazing
The food was out of this world - really amazing. The service was top notch. A great meal that was enjoyed by us all.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a delicious dinner
We had a delicious dinner and stayed over 3 hours. Food and service were excellent. When one steak was overcooked a substitute was delivered quickly.
The only negative is the high price tag. We were not on an expense account so the bill was quite steep.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
bread can be better
I think the side dish portion can be bigger.
The difference between medium rear and medium is not that much. I kind of think my medium rear is overlooked.
My friends ordered a well done and said she didn't want any blood. But still she saw some blood. But they reheat it and it came out perfectly.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal and experience! They were very attentive to our needs.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best steak in NYC - still
It's been years since I've had lunch at Sparks and it was better than I remembered. Fantastic steak and great service. The cheesecake was okay but not the best. The fish was super fresh and perfectly prepared. Our server was tops and we were in and out in time for our next meeting but we never felt rushed. I can't wait to go back!
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Old stand by.....
Traditional NYC steakhouse through and though. Food is good. Atmosphere is cool. Waitstaff slightly rude. You know what to expect. I keep going back and never deviates.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
great all around. food, service, menu, ...very classy. best steak in a long time. portions huge... honored reservation in a very timely manner on a BUSY saturday nite. impressive. everyone loved it...
10/11/2013 5:00:00 PM
Perfect Seared steak! Amazing flavor, its now my #1 restaurant.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were entertaining friends from Canada and wanted to impress them. Sparks fit the occasion perfectly. The guests said the steak was the best they ever had.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had a table of 5 and ordered a 4.5 pound maine lobster for the table as an appetizer for all of us and it was outstanding! The presentation tableside was great and the servers knew just exactly what they were doing in getting all of the meat out of the lobster much to our delight. The sides were spectacular bu the steaks were amazing and cooked perfectly.
Great wine, and I highly reccommend the Caymus 2009 Cabernet to accompany the steaks. Save room for the dessert bomb that includes a chocolate ball quartered filled with ice cream on top of cheesecake and pecan pie.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sparks is a New York classic.
Everything a great steakhouse should be, with plenty of tradition, lore and best of all aged beef to make every carnivore's mouth water. Great sides (get extra hash browns, they disappear quickly), unexpectedly delicious desserts and a number of great seafood selections for those not inclined to beef. And behemoth lobsters that just might be even more delicious and tender than the steaks. Always a great choice for business associates, out-of-town guests or even family (if you love them a lot or stand to inherit from them).
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
LOVED Sparks. It was my first time there even though I'm a New Yorker. Awesome ambience...Great food and the staff? Priceless!!!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely place to go on a
A lovely place to go on a special occasion. Portions are generous and the staff is very knowledgable. The food was delicious and all was prepared as asked. I will definitely go back.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
One of NYC Classics.
A Classic NYC steakhouse and one of the best. Their signature offering, the sirloin steak, was quite tastey. Steaks tend to be undercooked, so my 'medium' was really 'rare', but the waiter explains this.
The meal here invariably hinges on the quality of the meat. One end of the meat was generously layered with fat, the other end with gristle, both at the end and running through a small portion of the steak. Working around this was slightly off-putting. Putting that aside, the quality and taste of the meat was quite good.
Our waiter was attentive without being fawning, as should be. The ambience was excellent, and the noise level was moderate despite the restaurant being full. Highly recommended.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
classic steak house club like
classic steak house club like atmosphere great service. in a world that everything seems to need to change this place is and just as good as it was when I went first went there 30 years ago. Highly recommend it.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A terrific dining experience
Entertained a group of 9 clients earlier this week. People were raving about the place, food was exceptional and our waiter was terrific.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was delicious and the
Food was delicious and the wine list was excellent
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Just a really good meal and service
nothing stood out - they just provide a really good experience and good food
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Classic New York Steakhouse
I have dined at Sparks many times over the years, and few restaurants maintain such a high level of excellence. The service is perfectly attentive, the food is outstanding (the best hash brown potatoes in the city), and a fantastic wine list. Sparks is a great choice for a group small or large, looking to have an amazing dining experience.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Saturday Evening Dinner
Food very good. Simple presentation, well prepared. High quality.
Energetic bt not too loud. Tables well spaced.
Excellent service. Attentinve, not hovering.
Excellent wine list
Inventive dessert and dessert wine list.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food and Service were excellent.
Food and Service were excellent. Will definitely be back on our next visit to NYC.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good but not excellent.
This was our first time to Sparks Steakhouse and we were not disappointed. The room was bright and impressive. Our server, as well as another experienced staffer, looked after us wonderfully. They did a great job.
The food was good but not excellent. The caesar salad was ok but not exceptional. For some unknown reason, the steak took almost an hour to come out and it was not really hot. You could tell it was waiting too long to be served. This should not happen in a restaurant such as this.
The cheesecake dessert was delicious.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was fantastic, service was great and we really enjoyed our night. We had a 7:45 reservation but didn't sit until 8:30...which is not out of the ordinary for this place. Prices are steep, but would recommend to anyone looking for a fun night at a steakhouse.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Food, Not Great Service
I came in as a group of 4. We are young and we feel we were immediately profiled (wrongly) as being young and not large spenders. We get in and we are looked up and down as in "who are these clowns." We get seated promptly after that. The bottle of wine we ordered came with the appetizers rather than before, and then the cork broke in the bottle, so it had to be filtered. By the time that the wine was filtered, we were well done with the appetizers, but they never came to refill our water cups until just before the main courses came. The main courses were great. I had the sirloin (excellent) and I was told that the sea bass was the best ever eaten. However, food took quite a long time to get to us. Overall, service was poor.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfectly cooked steak, superb atmosphere and service.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
A real locals kind of place
Loud atmosphere with brash, yet attentive wait staff. It's worth the trip for the enormous cuts of meat. The lamb chops are unsurpassed.
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM