Sparks Steak House

4.6
3410 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
We are re-opening for indoor dining starting February 14th, 2021.

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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4.6based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Decent food but it was cold, mediocre but service was good

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing! Would have been nice to have soft background music.

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AlexE
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to spark’s for ever. Top 3 stake houses in all of New York City.

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Dickeyboy77
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best steaks in New York City excellent wine list great sides and appetizers

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous steakhouse.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy birthday to me!

Great steaks, so many excellent but reasonably priced California Cabernets to choose from, like walking back in time, will be nice when the bar can reopen,
Thank you for a great night!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was Valentine’s Day and my partner, daughter and I were there to have dinner. The staff was extremely attentive, friendly and helpful. The ambiance was nice for the special occasion and we were seated quickly. Staff made sure we were social distancing, sanitized with temp checks. It made me feel quite comfortable being there during this pandemic.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

The food was good. The service and ambiance were subpar.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service great atmosphere. Would definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and great service!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Server and food were amazing. The atmosphere was beautiful. There was a table that had an obnoxious guest and everyone around us continued to glare at this guest. The accompanying guests at this table asked him to settle but he continued to make rude comments at the server. The server remained cool and continued to be kind and give the best service he could to us and the others under the conditions. Other than that, the sirloin was cooked to perfection as well as the Filet mignon. We will visit again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience2

Since this is a steak house I was surprised that there were only two steak choices. I ordered mine very rare and it came overdone, dry and flavorless. They took it back and brought another. This one was rarer but just as dry and flavorless. Also, by that time we had already finished our sides. I ate only half my steak all by itself. I was very disappointed by the whole meal. I have gone to many other steakhouses and this meal rates among the lowest.

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Porterhouse
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Just went for Valentine’s Day . Had reservations for 4:30 but they welcomed us in early. Steak was decent but nothing like Bryant and cooper or porterhouse . The waiter needs to improve on hospitality. The check said his name was Sadik. Made the experience terrible. The restaurant was very cold . Asked to be moved twice mind you, I’m not bourgeois, but it was freezing . Upon our final seating Sadik was in a rush. He rushed bread and water. He came back and said “I need to take your order, people are waiting” when my wife didn’t decide right away what she wanted. I confronted him and reminded him that we made reservations and was being rude. His apology was subtle and almost non-existent. I considered asking for a manager. I will never come back. I recommend Porterhouse in Columbus circle over this place.

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EdisonA
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Steak House. The food, wine and service was top notch. The price was reasonable for our meal. Cant wait to go back.

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BronxT66
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was fantastic!! It was a little on the pricey side but the meal was well worth it. Very Covid carful!! Definitely a nice treat after not being able to dine inside for a couple of months!!

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vipDelhi
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Great food as in my prior many visits, short staffed so service was slow, showing some wear and tear as you would expect with the pandemic ..still an oasis.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I’ve been coming to Sparks for the past two years and each time it’s been an amazing experience for birthdays, graduations, etc. This time it was for a first date and it couldn’t not have been a lore perfect experience. Iger was our server. He’s the best at what he does and cracks the best jokes. TIP YOUR SERVERS! Especially now! They’re working so hard to keep themselves open for business and if you’re already spending over $100 per person please consider that when you tip the waitstaff. They’re best over at Sparks!

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johnc
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great place, service was terrific . glad they are open again.

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William
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been going for years unfortunately they are shutting down do to Covid again and will miss them again. The waiters are top notch

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JeanneC
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been trying to get there for a few years and it worked out this week...the filet mignon was very big and tender ...hash browns and creamed spinach went well with that delicious meal....service was impeccable and ambiance was spot on...

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viprobertod
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

La comida esta vez no estaba a su nivel ,

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vipDavidlillian
New York Area
469 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent overall. Safety protocols in place and were fine. Felt completely safe from COVID

We shared a salad, shared a 3-3.5 pound lobster, and raspberry romanoff. Coupled with a bottle of Sancerre.

Very highly recommended

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JonP
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Best steak I’ve ever had in my life. The waiters kept us waiting a couple of times, but that could be because they were short staffed due to Covid relation shenanigans. Overall amazing 10/10 would recommend

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RobertC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We love dining at this restaurant and were thrilled that it was open. The steamed lobster was absolutely heavenly and the steak wonderful as always. Understandably there was limited servers and no coat check. Cannot wait to go back again very soon.

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vipTBSNYC
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Steak was good but was hoping for some additional cut options (bone in). Food and service were good.

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Mitzi
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The steak was not that impressive for the price.

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JaRoE
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will go back, no question. The restaurant is one of our favorite places! We like the food, the ambient - and the people working there. Price wise, certainly on the high side, but overall acceptable for what you get.

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vipshawnh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husband’s Birthday!

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RobertK
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prosciutto melon appetizer was fresh. Our three entrees including the filet sliced steak and salmon were done to perfection with plenty of doggie bags for the next day. They recognized our special occasion!!

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vipRileyM
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic!!! The food was so amazing !!! Thank you !

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OpenTable Diner
Osaka
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Poor food quality. Steaks not warm. Were kind of medium or weld one though we ordered medium rare.
It’s overpriced considering the meat quality. Ambience was good and service was normal. I recommend you choose other steakhouses.

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DinaO
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at Sparks! The staff welcomed us like we were family. We felt safe and well-cared for. The steaks were up to Spark-standard! Tasty side dishes were plentiful. Give these guys some NYC love!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff fantastic steak I highly recommend

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isabellem
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the whole restaurant to ourself and had 2 waiters chatting and helping us order (ones name was Jean, the other had been there for 25 years, so friendly). The food (if you’re not a steak person get the sea bass without butter - insane) and the basic Pinot Grigio wine was delicious. Can’t wait to go back. Also the HASHBROWNS AND MUSHROOM CAP SIDES!!! Best ever.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was absolutely terrible

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RonA
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

customer service was outstanding
food was good
environment was great
would recommend to family and friends

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I had an Amazing Server his name was Anas. My husband has been wanting to dine at Sparks for some time we finally went and was not let down. It was a great date night. I highly recommend.

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ThomasL
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!! My favorite restaurant for steak.

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Barbara
San Francisco
4 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
4 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sparks Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 3410 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.