Sparks Steak House

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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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Barbara
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The perfect place if you want the perfect steak - and also highly recommend the seafood starters!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! One of my favorite steakhouses in the city.

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vipNewYorkLu
New York Area
65 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always a great steak. Never saw a filet that big. Old school joint, best school!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! Food was outstanding, perfect for a night out. Iber (aka Gino) our waiter was beyond knowledgeable with directing us in the menu. He surprised us with a Happy Anniversary dish, which caught us by surprise. Thank you for the great hospitality Iber. Will definitely be returning to Sparks Steakhouse!

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DonaM
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I loved the food , the steak was cooked as I wished it, the sauce was amazing . The restaurent has a vintage atmosphere. The service was great .

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Megan
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. I had the Steak with Roquefort cheese, mashed potatoes, asparagus and a few bottles of Zin. We left no food on the table it was spectacular. The menu and website was super old school so I was worried the quality wouldn’t be great but the place has been around since the 60’s and the food is so amazing why waste time with the website/menu. Old school charm for sure!

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Scrapper
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a unique and wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Warmly Welcomed by the host and seated in a great seat. Spoke to us by our name. Warm golden lighting. Old school style which felt very comfortable. Cool bar area. Incredible service by very attentive staff who engaged with us and made menu suggestions that were helpful. Steaks were perfect. Cheesecake a Must!

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vipJoeA
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The Main Course was served before we finished our Starters.

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JimV
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Every time we come to New York we are here. Atmosphere like no other. Fillet and halibut cooked to perfection.

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vipMogsob
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great.

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Susan
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!!

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JimY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience1

Food quality is always excellent/consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

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vipTomS
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience4

Our issue was the wine we ordered was not available in the vintage ordered. They served a later year and would not agree to the cost listed on the wine list for that vintage. Eventually it was worked out but to the embarrassment of our client

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vipDenby
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our dinner was sensational. Excellent oysters, baked clams, sides of veggies, and chops, The server was super efficient and very pleasant.This is a perfect restaurant for meat lovers and the menu also includes a variety of wonderful fish dishes. The mater’d was extremely hassled by the amount of people being seated at 7:00 but calmed down later. I feel it’s the best steakhouses in NYC. It’s great for all age groups. Definitely go. You won’t be disappointed.

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vipB123
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted at the door and seated immediately by the welcoming staff! All the service was exemplary from the first seating through dessert, by the entire staff. The steaks were very hearty portions and tasted delicious as was the spinach side and our shared dessert!

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide / SA
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great New York Strip.

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Rockstar12
Las Vegas
9 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Didn’t apply my expectation, the steak was t that good the portions of sides were little and price was too high for what you order. I will not go back there again

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vipNeighbor
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food - excellent all around!

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AmyC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch service, food. Made the meal very enjoyable! Will definitely not disappoint.

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williamu
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best steak I ever had . Beautiful classy establishment. They know how to treat the customers .

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vipJohnM
New York Area
306 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

One of the classic New York steakhouses, Sparks still serves a wonderful steak, charred on the outside and cooked to order beneath. There is unfortunately no lettuce wedge with blue cheese dressing on the appetizer list, but otherwise they have everything you'd expect from such an establishment. The prices are high, if typical of this type of place. Our waiter was friendly and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine’s Day

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I have been to sparks several times before but this time . Terrible cannot recommend. The day before we went to peter Luger’s-exceptional service . Sparks, Lack luster service and poor food . Someone sent their steak back 3 times. I guess the last time she gave up .we ordered the lobster with broiled shrimp, tasteless. The Chilean sea bass no flavor, bland. Terrible justice for such a beautiful fish when cooked properly. This was a very disappointing valentines meal! This treatment deserves a refund!

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LaurieE
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! I hadn't been to Sparks in years and it was just as good as I remember it :)

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. The filets are huge.
Great food and service. We’ll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good filet but nothing to write home about. Lobster was good but a little plain. Sides were excellent. Hash brown potatoes and creamed spinach were the winners of the night

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great strak

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vipExperienced
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Server brought a different vintage wine instead of the year on the menu that we ordered. He could have cared less. Overall he was sloppy in attire and attitude

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JeanD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here and the experience was truly great! Will visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Nostalgic and fun. Best veal I’ve had in a long long time.
Will be back on my next visit to NY.

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RichardS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Steak was ok, nothing special, side orders bland, desert, cheese cake was dry. Waiter seemed to have an attitude

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RobertaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Aside from the restaurant having great food, ambience, etc. we were lucky enough to have Hector Potro as our waiter. He was charming, efficient and respectful. He didn’t push us to order, even though we took a bit of time. He also made us laugh throughout the meal. We have been here many times, but this was one of our favorites!

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vipTimB
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Very disappointed... my steak wasn’t cook as requested even after sending it back. More concerning was the waiter could have cared less. We made the reservation at least A month ago to celebrate our anniversary...the host confirm with me, but that’s the last we heard of it.
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HamzaMJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants I have been to and my favourite in New York. Everyone is already familiar with the amazing quality of their food, but I was very impressed by the staff who were extremely attentive and friendly, more so than any restaurant I have been to which include regular visits to the ivy and the Simpsons in London. The atmosphere is wonderful and authentic, really feels like you're back in the 1950s. Will be the first restaurant I visit when I am in New York again.

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vipsdlfkj
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Maybe it was just an off night, but it seemed to have really declined.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

So overpriced. Decent steak but broiled shrimp, salad and creamed spinach really mediocre.

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vipMarglo
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sparks serves an excellent steak. The sides are also well prepared and excellent. The Shrimp Cocktail was fresh and had a wonderful flavor. The service is extremely attentive. The only two things I would suggest would be a better bread offering and not just rolls.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Great wine. Great service.

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Sparks Steak House is rated 4.5 stars by 3371 OpenTable diners.

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