Sparks Steak House

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Steakhouse
Sparks Steak House was opened in 1966 by Michael and Pasquale Cetta, hence the logo 'Cetta Brothers Steak Masters'. The restaurant is still a family owned and operated business and is located in midtown Manhattan, a five minute walk from Grand Central Station and The United Nations. Join us to celebrate 50 years of business!



The restaurant is well known for excellent steaks, seafood, fresh vegetables and satisfying salads.
And of course, the huge wine list.

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM

What 3116 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite Steakhouse

A
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

I found for the money thecsteak quality wasn’t up to par if the other high end steak houses in NYC

EC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Great, classic Steakhouse... I like the old side vs the newer, larger side

OT
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I’ve been eating at Sparks for 30 years and never been let down. Appetizer of Baked clams and shrimp scampi was very good. I had the sirloin which was as good as it gets with yummy creamed spinach. My date had swordfish and a vegetable melody special which was fantastic. The berries desert ala mode was great as well. Atmosphere was outstanding as well. Service was fair. Nice guy but a rare show up to the table. At a place like this ask me if we want more drinks and water glass dry? No good. This will not curb my rating as everything elapse was outstanding.

BP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the staff and the food, drinks, all of it! Old school Italian steakhouse

OT
Hamburg Area
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding steaks, attentive and intuitive service, lively crowd

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, the meal and service was outstanding. I love the vast wine selection and how reasonable the prices are for Manhattan.

ER
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great steaks, and top notch service.

RL
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic NY Steakhouse. Great food, attentive old school service.

K
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had one of the best steak dinners in our lives....great food...great service and top notch ambiance

JC
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak dinner I have ever had

BR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Steaks were great. My wife’s fish was just Ok. Everything else was great. Thanks.

DL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We love this restaurant and had a great time.

DG
E. Tennessee
15 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always my favorite when visiting NYC!

SG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Always reliably festive atmosphere. Have celebrated here many times over the years.

OT
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome meal. Great experience!

a
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

To much to handle: WE had prefer medium size// senior size dinner options.
And never ask again for coffe as dessert

PB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

Beautiful wine list. Great Bordeaux choice on the library list. Tried lamb chops for first time - perfectly cooked.
Service was forced. Didn’t appreciate being presented the bill when not asked for it. Clearly a timed cut off at 10pm. When I pay $1000, I expect to have seamless, invisible service.
But could not take any shine away from the company and the 1985 vintage Bordeaux.

OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good place for Business dinner,

MO
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 3

We will never go back!
Veal chop came out raw- waiter apologized and took it back to kitchen. I thought I would get a fresh veal chop- but no, they re-fired this one- and he brought it back- but now it was dried out as I had cut it earlier.
Hash browns were cold and mashed potatoes were soupy.
This was a huge expensive disappointment!

JS
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dinner at Sparks restaurant. We had heard it was an excellent choice for steaks in NYC and it did not disappoint. Our waiter, Arlene was very attentive and the manager , Sayed, was very pleasant and such a pleasure to meet. We will definitely recommend Sparks restaurant to our friends.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service

DW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Amazing dinner!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Parents weekend for my daughters’ college . My girls wanted a filet mignon . It was beautiful.

P
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my husband there for his birthday on Friday night. From the minute we walked in the staff was attentive and helpful. We split a steak and mine didn’t come out prepared the way I requested so they took it back to correct the issue and threw in a free side. We ordered the sirloin, mashed potatoes and creamed spinach; all the flavors were exceptional. For dessert I had fresh berries with ice cream and my husband had their walnut pecan pie a la mode. Both were outstanding as was the coffee.

WP
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been going to Sparks Steakhouse for over 30 years and the food, atmosphere and friendly and attentive staff is always consistent. Yes, it is expensive, BUT you get what you pay for. I had the 5 pound lobster which contrary to what people say (the larger the lobster the tougher the meat), it was very delicious. Sparks cooked it perfectly. Others in my party had the 3 pound lobster and some had filet mignon. The only menu items I would like to see Sparks Steakhouse add to their menu would be a nice bone-in ribeye and Porterhouse steak. Overall, very good all around. Worth trying. You won’t be disappointed!

CB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Have been to Sparks many times over the past 15 years - this was the first tim e i left feeling like the steak was sub-par - my sirloin was dry & overcooked, and others in my party said their filet was fatty.

Also seems to have become touristy. A shame. always a go-to for me. no longer, sad to say.

a
New York Area
40 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Frankly, very disappointed. On positive note, folks were friendly and nice atmosphere but:

1) there were only two of us and they got each course (appetizer, salad, entree, and dessert) placed in front of the wrong person.

2) More importantly, although the filet was a large size, it was virtually tasteless, simply cooked with NO butter, spice of any sort BLAND

Way overpriced especially given above. Sad to say, but go to another steakhouse

OT
London
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic old school dining, great vibe and service. It’s expensive but you get value for it. The steak is sublime and hash potatoes were great too. Wine list is fantastic though definitely at the higher end. We stuck to cocktails, which were generous and delicious.

GN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food are always great at Sparks. This was m6 first fish (tuna) experience there. Great! Also we has a lobster cut up in the middle of the table for all and it was delicious!!

PC
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great the prime sirloin is as advertised “the best”

TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

I was there with 4 people. All of our steaks were cooked wrong. It was tasty but nothing to rave home about. Definitely had better and won’t be returning.

T
Tampa
37 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Iconic NYC steakhouse with a rich history.
Food and service were great

s
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great food was great and the staff is friendly. No rushing took r time was there about 2 + hours with dessert

VI
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great steaks, great service and great atmosphere with a reasonable price.

A
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It’s very nice place!
Steak is delicious!!
Waiters were very kind and interesting.
I wanted to go again!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lucky was a wonderful waiter. Thank you for a great night!

HD
Houston
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. The steak was cooked perfectly and very tender.

The staff is very attentive and provided excellent service.

The atmosphere is great. Very nice restaurant.

s
Detroit
17 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent traditional old school steak house with a great history. Food and service were excellent and it was a fun atmosphere.

E
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

Having been to many steakhouses in this city, I was disappointed on the quality of the meat. Other than that, all else was great. I did like the space so that you weren't on top of someone else and in earshot of hearing their conversation.

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