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Sparks Water Bar, Sparks, NV

Sparks Water Bar

4.5
4.5
638 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
NOW OPEN!

Lunch hours:
Mon-Fri from 11:30am
Sat-Sun from 10:30am

Dinner hours:
Everyday from 5pm

Bar hours:
Sun-Thurs open until 12am
Fri-Sat open until 1am

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Phone number

    (775) 351-1500

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Shawn Roe

  • Neighborhood

    Sparks

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 638 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Most Booked

  • Reno

    Best Ambiance

  • Reno

    Hot Spot

  • Reno

    Great for Lunch

  • Reno

    Outdoor Dining

  • Reno

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Reno

    Most Booked

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  1. MM

    MarkM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Business dinner service was a little slow, but the food was excellent.
  2. DP

    DanP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my wife and I 37th Wedding Anniversary, we have been here befor and I loved thoes times also. I had the most amazing saword fish dinner ever. Our server Brandon was totally awesom and checked on us often to make sure we had everything we needed. My wife steak and side was excelent not to mention her desert. Thank you Water Bar for a great evening.
  3. s

    sarasmile

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent restaurant. Great service and food.
  4. GM

    GMyers

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect experience. We sat outside overlooking the marina.
  5. CW

    ClarissaW

    Miami

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Try not to sit near open kitchen which is noisy. Quality food! Prime rib, steak and shrimp and fish special were delicious. Pork chop was covered in a sauce which overpowered dish. Beautiful outdoor seating! We will visit again when weather conditions improve.
  6. AP

    AmyP

    San Diego

    24 reviews

    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    I liked this restaurant so I took my family there to celebrate our daughter's birthday. I found the prices to be exceptionally high so I expected an amazing dinner. There seemed to be plenty of staff yet we were seated in the middle of the second floor, which was empty instead of by a view window. I ordered the special halibut plate and it was good but not worth the price. And the noise level made our dining experience subpar and our server had to be asked multiple times for simple items like lemons. So nice place yet not worth the cost for us to have an exceptional family experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    We had a 7pm reservation, but were informed that they don’t really do reservations and it was just a “preference.” 45 minutes later they sat a party of 3 that arrived 10 minutes after us. We questioned why we weren’t seated and immediately we got the next table. Afterward someone from the front stated that we were going placed at the wrong table and fixed it in their tablet. Once we were seated the food, service, and view were fantastic. I’m hoping in the future they can improve upon their seating practices. We will be back.
  8. YR

    YvonneR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service.
  9. S

    Susan

    Tahoe

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Water Bar is always a great choice when eating ok out. Wet Woody Wednesday seems to be popular, and why not? Their drinks are really good, so is the food. Patio is great place to take in the sunset.
  10. VC

    VictoriaC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    everything was good, all our patrons enjoyed themselves
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service1ambience5
    Food was delicious. Decently priced. Server was nice however for the resturant appearing to be slow she took a very long time between taking our order bringing out food, providing proper silverware, refilling drinks etc.
  12. PJ

    ProfessorJake

    San Francisco

    426 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    426 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good lunch this afternoon! I started with the French onion soup. It was good, though a bit too salty. Then I enjoyed the bacon wrapped filet Mignon. It was perfectly grilled and delicious! The accompanying French fries were quite good, very crispy, hot, and tasty. My wife enjoyed the grilled fish tacos (large Snapper filets!). My mother in law enjoyed their bacon cheeseburger with fries. For dessert we devoured the mocha crunch ice cream cake. Service was attentive and friendly. Atmosphere was pleasant.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Service was great! Beautiful dining room and outdoor dining area on the deck. Nice view of Sparks Lake. We ended up here because I searched online for “espresso martini” near me and this restaurant came up. The martini was great!! Appetizer was good. (Dungeness Crab Cake). For dinner, I had the Filet and Scampi. The presentation was nice but the steak was flavorless. The garlic mashed potatoes tasted like instant potatoes. The asparagus was fine. The scampi was “ok”. Nothing special about this meal. Could have been a national chain restaurant For the price, I expected much better. I was disappointed. Won’t go back for dinner- maybe drinks and appetizers.
  14. A

    Amyy

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff is very friendly. The food is great, we had filet mignon and a bone in pork chop, both were good but the filet was better! For appetizers we had the prawns, crab cakes, and the rib tacos, all were delicious, I would say the tacos were our favorite. For reno, it's a nice view. Definitely recommend.
  15. DN

    DateNight

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Quality ingredients and innovative pairing make for great salads.
  16. MB

    MarkB

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    You will have the time of your life. Fun and enjoyable staff. Great ambience and great food. This place has never disappointed.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They have really great drinks and the food is always good. Our server was very nice and the girls at the front desk greeted us in a friendly manner. Overall experience was great nothing I could complain about!
  18. T

    Tahoefun

    Tahoe

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was excellent for all. We had a table in front of the kitchen which was entertaining; however, the table and surrounding area was very tight and busy. The server was very pleasant as were the rest of the staff.
  19. c

    cool

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    Our hostess, Heather, made it great. However, it is over priced, and the place does not have an upbeat vibe (positive energy).
  20. LW

    LaurieW

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Remember to ask to sit outside. It's not really outside but you get to look out at the water and the beautiful mountains. Great location, friendly service, fun birthday celebration! The food is also amazing.
  21. C

    Chris

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    We had a great time!! The only thing that was not perfect was the temperature. It was way to hot to sit outside. That was what we were looking forward to. Besides that it was delicious!!! Server was amazing. Staff was friendly and kind!!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Most of the food was good. The atmosphere was great. The part that was severely lacking was the service. We had a reservation for 815 but the restaurant still wasn’t ready and our party of nine had to sit for a half hour. Not that big of a deal but I expected better from a nice restaurant for a large party. Our waiter was inattentive at best. At one point I even had to get up and walk to the bar to order another bottle of wine because our server never came by. Several times we had to flag down other staff for water or other items. Most of the dishes were delicious, a few of them were dry and overcooked but overall the food was pretty good. Overall I expected more for a $500 meal. We likely will not be back.
  23. RL

    RosaL

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent, Wet Woody divine! Had Mocha Crunch cake for dessert....YUMMO!
  24. LD

    LorellD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Anniversary. We chose outside dining and was seated a table overlooking the marina. The sun began as super warm, but within a 1/2 hr, it was perfect. We will be back.
  25. J

    Jussme

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    I noted in my online reservation that it was my nieces 21st birthday but it wasn't acknowledged when we arrived or during service. Even tho we had a reservation and we were on time it still took almost a half hour to be seated. While we waited to be seated we stood at the bar to order a cocktail but was never acknowledged by the bar tender and wasn't able to order a cocktail before or table was finally ready. Our server was nice and was professional but it took a long time for anything we asked for ie condiments, to go containers, dessert menu, etc. Overall the food and ambience is excellent and will be going again. Highly recommend for the food! Beer battered coconut prawns with mango-mustard sauce were delish, best Prime Rib French dip, Conchiglie was also very, very good!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    We were seated upstairs toward the back of the second floor—it was noisy, and our waitress was kind but stretched too thin between the four parties in the room. We couldn’t tell if she was also covering other tables elsewhere. I have had several fantastic visits here before and was excited to introduce your lovely restaurant to my parents and daughter for her 21st birthday. The food was excellent but the noise level made it difficult for us to hear each other and We were too far removed from the view to enjoy it until we went out on the landing during a lull in the service. For the price, I wish we had gone elsewhere in hindsight. Such a shame, because your restaurant truly had been spectacular on every prior visit.
  27. JH

    JoyH

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone went over the call of duty to help us get everything we wanted and needed.
  28. C

    Christopher

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We like going to the Sparks Water Bar for special occasions and bringing friends for their first time to share the experience. Food and views are good and having a band play is always a perk and something we look forward to. We have visited this establishment a hand full of times now and a little disappointed during our last reservation. Much different from previous visits. We were dancing to the band playing and were told we could not block the path for servers. I totally get that. We were given permission to move some tables so we could dance out of the way but I guess a few of us were still in the way of flowing traffic. Mind you it was not a busy Saturday night and only 3 or 4 tables in the bar were occupied. At this point we were cut off and told we had to leave. We just spent $500 on dinner and ordered a few more bottles of wine to enjoy while listening and dancing to music. In the end it seemed we were being targeted for having a good time and management was afraid we would become an issue. My recommendation if you have live music is to put the band in a designated spot so guests are given the option to dance instead of not allowing dancing at all. We left respectfully and took our business elsewhere. I'm disappointed in how we were treated and how the situation was handled by the management.
  29. MS

    MatthewS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had an absolutely amazing experience! The food was spectacular highly recommend the whiskey rib eye cooked very well with an amazing sauce! Service was perfect our waitress didn’t check in to much but still was on top of it!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food…good service & excellent view.
  31. DM

    DianeM

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Little pricy for what you get. Service a little slow but nice. Need a hostess up front.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was bday dinner for my mom.
  33. DM

    DanettM

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great venue for a business lunch with out of town partners
  34. C

    Chris

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, awesome server!
  35. C

    Cyndaylyn

    Sacramento

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In town for conference. Saw it was connected to Garwoods so tried it on a whim. We were not disappointed!
  36. VF

    VivianF

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the food, service and ambiance. Look forward to returning.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional as always ! Value was in line with other nice restaurants in Reno - but the ambiance far exceeds most all.
  38. AK

    AmberK

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    It was quiet when we arrived at 5 pm on. Saturday but by the time we left at 6 it was getting hectic and loud. Our server was very friendly and knowledgeable. The food was amazing and that's the most important part. Crab cake appetizers were great, my scallop entree was delicious. I will definitely go back preferably on a cooler day so we can sit outside over the marina.
  39. LM

    LynnM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Food was not as good as last time. Service was okay.
  40. BH

    BrendaH

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was delicious, price was a bit on high side for quality. Very noisy near kitchen. Waiters and waitresses were friendly and well dressed.

FAQs

Sparks Water Bar is rated 4.5 stars by 638 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for Sparks Water Bar

325 Harbour Cove Dr suite 101, Sparks, NV 89434

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sparks

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Executive chef

    Chef Shawn Roe

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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