Sparks Steak House

4.6
3483 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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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Phenomenal steak and wine list! Sides were adequate; I wasn’t happy with the watery mashed potato…I’d choose baked going forward. Staff was lovely. Highly recommend.

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vipKeoni13
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Place! The Lobster was Fanstatic as was Steak!!!

RM
vipRobertM
Austin
11 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The place was very nice as was the staff mostly.
The food was good but not great and the service was ok.
I felt that the waiter pressed upon our group of 7 selections that he wanted to serve us instead of giving options for our decision. He basically ordered for everyone and we got the bill - which was extraordinary high.

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Unremarkable
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

When we were seated, a large bug crawled out from under one of the plates that was being removed.. The busboy corralled it with a crumb cleaner, and had the audacity to claim it dropped from my wife's hair. Shortly thereafter, we saw a similarly sized insect circling one of the light fixtures.

We were off to a very poor start.

I ordered the Filet with sauteed mushrooms. My wife ordered the Cut Steak with onions and peppers with mashed potatoes.

Both were unremarkable. The Filet was of decent portion size, but was charred far too much to my liking (especially when ordered medium rare). The Cut Steak with onions and peppers were just OK. The mashed potatoes had the consistency of grits and were not worth more than a bite.

We each ordered desert. The Cheesecake was extremely heavy and tasted of grocery store quality. My wife ordered the mix berry Romonoff, which she was very pleased with.

At no point did a manager or maître d' check in on us to insure our experience.

We attended a competing steakhouse in Manhattan the previous evening and had an outstanding experience with far superior steaks.

We have visited several top steakhouses east of the Mississippi. Sparks has been the worst by a wide margin.

MB
MarcB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were outstanding. The signature Prime Sirloin steak was truly one of the best I've ever had. Great crust. perfect temperature inside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. From the wine to the appetizers to the meals and dessert. I loved their signature sirloin, but my girlfriend had the Steak Fromage and it was one of the best things I've had in a long time. Will absolutely return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, will come back!

IB
IanB
Qatar
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An absolutely exceptional experience. Nothing to fault.

JG
JohnG
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The dinner was excellent, the drinks will knock your socks off!

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Foodie
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food wonderful, service wonderful. Always have loved going there.

JR
JeffR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So happy to be back at one of our all-time favorite restaurants. The attentive staff treat you with friendliness and professionalism. And the food is as good as ever... sirloin, filet, and lamp chops were all cooked and seasoned to perfection; baked clams and scampi are my favorite starter. But you can't go wrong with anything. In the "return from covid" era, the dining room felt populated and energetic without being crowded and feeling too close to other tables. A perfect balance.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Sparks. Great food and great service

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vipROSARIOL
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Overall this was a great steakhouse dining experience. We had the sirloin, the sliced sirloin, and the pork chop, all seared to perfection. The desserts were also the perfect topper to the meal. My only problems were the sometimes very slow service (it was a busy night I guess) and no refills on the bread. Also, keep in mind that dinner will run at least $100 per person.

ED
EdwardD
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My favorite steakhouse (and restaurant) in NYC. Steaks are excellent and wine list is superb.
Service is attentive and courteous.
I bring everyone who visits me here.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awsome best waiter ever.

C
Carne
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for the great experience! Awesome time

TJ
TyroneJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great place for all types of events. Service was great.

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Issie
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent... we ate from soup to nuts! Excellent! Great wine list... My waiter.., Rasheen was the best!..we’ll be back! Top notch Steakhouse!!!

BB
vipBrooklynBoy
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It has list a few steps. My NY sirloin was very tough. Not at all what I expect of Sparks. Will not return.

BE
BestEatsInTown
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was wonderful and the ambiance was terrific. Learning the history of the restaurant was so intriguing.
My wife and I celebrated our 30 year anniversary and our daughter celebrated her graduation from college.

TU
vipTUrboJ
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Was MUCH better pre COVID DAYS.
VEG SIDE DISHES too small.

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nama
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. A real NY steakhouse.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

As a steakhouse connoisseur, Sparks has been on my list for quite sometime. Unfortunately it wasn’t remotely close to a quality dining experience. The cut of the sirloin was sub par with a flavor that almost tasted bland when you compare to places like Lugers, Wolfgang and Old Homestead. I actually regret not opting for a seafood dish.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Food was served not cooked , fish was ice in the middle of the swordfish

TB
TimB
Savannah
14 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner ... outstanding service by a team of servers

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. Our service was above and beyond. We felt safe and comfortable and afforded us an opportunity to engage with friends after a long season of distance.

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vipThomas
New York Area
177 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Classic NYC top end steakhouse with professional and friendly staff. Food is prepared to exactly the way you want it. Wonderful nostalgic place with great food. Be back soon.

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vipMozley
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service by highly professional, but friendly, staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful. I celebrated my birthday there and all my expectations were met and exceeded! I would love to thank the maitre d' and bartender Trevor for making making my special request happen. It was truly a magnificent evening.

MH
vipMarkH
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

had a great steak! the filet was cooked perfectly.

H
vipHamsi
Miami
14 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous, professional without attitude and very very friendly. Made a surprise, 65th-birthday party a success.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you, excellent

VL
VarshaLockhart
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

The food was definitely delicious. There servers could be more nicer to you. My server was rude and inpatient. I couldn’t take his demeanor and rudeness. So I ate my appetizer and took my dinner out. It was my anniversary. Sad I didn’t get full experience

DA
vipDASMOKER
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as usual. There is really no other place that I known of where you can get a perfect 4.5 lobster, broken up and served to perfection to you ever single time. We love it here. They were all properly socially distanced, taking temperatures and the like. It was wonderful. I miss the days of cigar smoking also but alas,... this way is healthier. loved it.

AZ
AshleyZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was spectacular! Our waiter was so on point, had a great personality just went above and beyond. We were celebrating a birthday, which I mentioned in my online reservation and to my surprise the birthday guest got a complimentary dessert- it was cheese cake and the strawberry sauce was out of this world. It was such a great experience and I highly recommend

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vipAnthonyA
New York Area
146 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

always consistently good sirloin steak and the trimmings.
Only issue are the homeless outside the restaurant harrassing the patrons for money.

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vipMozley
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding and highly professional service. Extremely accommodating. Excellent bernaise.

LB
LuciB
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We Came Here From Louisiana & When I Tell You Everything Was Absolutely Amazing!!!! It was My Husband's 40th Birthday & They Did Not Disappoint!! The Food, Service, & Atmosphere Was Absolutely Amazing!!! We Will Be Back!!! Thank You To All The Staff At Sparks For An Amazing Night!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steven our waiter was excellent and the food was outstanding

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Delicious steak. Ambiance... perfect .

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Sparks Steak House is rated 4.6 stars by 3483 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.