Sparks Steak House

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2886 reviews
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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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Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 8:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 8:00PM - 11:45PM

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New England
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Prime sirloin cooked exactly as I wanted, perfect char on the outside, right amount of rare inside. Sides and appetizers felt run of the mill. Somewhat underwhelming experience for a $100+ meal.

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London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Not the best time here at Sparks. My NY strip which was supposed to be black and blue came out cold in the middle and my friends medium filet mignon was rare - had to send both back.. For the prices i would expect a little more.

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OT
New York Area
110 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Still one of the best steakhouses in NYC. Split a 4 lb lobster which was excellent. Desert is always a treat at Sparks

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Excellent steak house a New York City

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New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great. First time we've eaten at Sparks in several years, and we will return - soon.

One complaint: There was a large family with a baby at the next table. Astonishingly, these people found it ok to change their baby's diaper during dinner - on the table. The waiters were aware, yet nothing was said. They didn't seem to be aware that Sparks has bathrooms...nor did they think of that while changing the baby into sleeping gear.

No one needs to see this during dinner. Ever. Anywhere. Why wouldn't staff address this? Is there a limit to customer service?

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San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frequent guest and always a positive visit. Food and service at a high level every time.

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JS
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unequalled NY Steakhouse. It has no serious rivals.

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JC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s classic, iconic NYC! The steak and sides were great and the service was wonderful! I highly recommend having Dinner at Sparks!

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Miami
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing steak! 14oz filet was superb!

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NN
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

In my humble opinion, this was a mediocre meal and nothing special to write about. I think this is fine for a 'legendary NYC establishment' to cross off your bucket list and get the weird old school service experience (if you're into that sort of thing). Maybe it was the side we were seated on, but the place lacked personality and soul--everything just going thru the motions. Majority of dishes were overcooked and under-seasoned. The desserts were solid. Service spotty, but fine.

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j
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our recent trip to NYC with daughters and grand daughters for their first trip (I have been there many times) we wanted to try a classic NYC steakhouse. Having been to pretty much all of them over the years I wanted to go to Sparks - I ALWAYS have a great steak there. It was one of met grand daughters 16th birthday dinner so we put that in our reservations details. Now the meal - fantastic! Everyone got the Prime Sirloin (couple of our party split them), great sides and Shrimp cocktail. Nice bottle of cab at reasonable price, Chimney Rock, and some cocktails to start. Couple of deserts and a complimentary cheesecake for the guest of honor. Service - fantastic from start to finish, they had our table ready on time, our waiter was attentive but not overbearing and really made us feel like a special guest. It was clearly our best meal of the trip. Thank you Sparks!

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KT
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible experience. Amazing steak. Prices were as expected for a restaurant of this caliber. Cant wait to go back.

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Lucky made our first visit in December unforgettable! What an amazing experience. We flew into NYC for two days and made sure to visit again. This time experiencing the lobster chucked table side while enjoying a delicious steak. What an ambience. We will most definitely return.

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 1

We were so excited for this famous place but ended up barely being able to hear each other in the restaurant. Our table was in the middle of the dining room and although we leaned in we could barely hear each other. The steak was so good but incredibly big so we should have shared. Our waiter was distracted and not personable at all. We were disappointed and won’t go back.

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Miami
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious!!!!!!

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HS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is absolutely the best steak house in New York City, probably in the world. Portions are huge, food incredibly fine, and service attentive and prompt. Not cheap, so expect to spend plenty of dough. Just as important: a complete list of fish dishes for the poor souls who can't or won't eat meat. The drinks are a little stingy, but nothing can take away from the phenomenal steaks. Bravo King Sparks!

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T
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, huge portions, friendly staff, good house wine

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CD
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Authentic and the waiters have great personalities and do a great job.

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C
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic NYC steak house, food and service are always great, #2 on my list behind Keens and ahead of Gallaghers, but you can't go wrong with any of those 3.

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding in every way, as always. Best steakhouse in the country hands-down. Stags Leap Artemis 2016 the perfect pairing for the sirloin. Can’t wait to go back. It’s a monthly thing these days.

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AP
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

Food was amazing!!! Definitely worth the trip. However, service was abysmal and the waiter was condescending.

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LC
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great traditional steak house near the theatre district in Manhattan. Delicious food, attentive waiters, wonderful ambience, perfectly cooked filet mignon / so easy to book on OpenTable / five stars overall!

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PR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The only issue was that some of the service was spotty.

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The largest filet I've ever had with excellent flavor. All of the steaks had a beautiful crust on them, great taste. While by no means inexpensive, the amount of meat and quality of meat made the filet a pretty good value. Sides were also good. I particularly liked the hash brown potatoes.

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DW
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was by far the best filet mignon I had ever eaten. The service was amazing. I would definitely recommend.

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AN
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Our waiter was a big gruff at first but he warmed up to us. We were there with our two very well behaved daughters, ages 9 and 11, on a recent family trip to nyc. The sirloin was delicious. It’s definitely not a family restaurant, more of a power dinner wall st type place.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Place is nice , food was cold and my wife’s steak was so chewy it was inedible

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EB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It has been always a pleasure to dine at the Sparks

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Orange County
67 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Somewhat disappointed with Sparks... food ok, have had better steaks... service was excellent overall good, not great, evening of dinning - perhaps expectation to high!

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M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Even though the restaurant was busy the noise level was at a minimum which made the experience more intimate. The food was well seasoned and cooked to perfection. Our waiter was attentive and had a sense of humor. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves. We would definitely return. On a side note it would be nice to have French fries.

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DB
Las Vegas
76 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the oldest and best steakhouses in Nyc
It’s a great time for a wonderful meal for your group

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KF
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Fantastic!

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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food, but server was slow. Worst part was the noise, we could not converse freely.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very very good!

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Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in but won't be our last. Saw them on "Billions". Huge portions of first class steak

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BO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many landmark restaurants fail to live up to the hype. This is NOT one of the places. Whatever the occasion, just go!

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L
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved this restaurant! Excellent steaks! Even though the price seems high, the quality and size is absolutely worth it. Very extensive wine list with bottles from around $60-$7000. The service is impeccable. The desserts were amazing.
We will definitely be back.

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TH
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Veal Chop was perfectly cooked, the service impeccable.

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T
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time. Service was amazing along with cocktails, appetizers and steak. Definitely recommend.

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BH
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Classic NYC steakhouse - sirloin was cooked perfect and my wife thought the lamb was wonderful - don’t waste your time at some new steakhouse go for the classic you won’t be disappointed

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