Sparks Steak House

4.7
3515 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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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak ever

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KristaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most wonderful birthday dinner celebration at Sparks! Everything was a delight!

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WendyW
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Needing to send back a steak - 2x - at a steak house….. just isn’t acceptable under any circumstance.

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vipEdita
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

I have never been more disappointed with a meal as I was at Sparks. We ordered the steaks the waiter recommended. They were overcooked (requested medium rare but received medium well). Parts of the steaks were completely charred. I am not sure how I made it through that dinner. But the service was nice (nothing over the top but simply polite). It is not worth the hype. NY has far better steakhouses.

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WalterG
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the quintessential steakhouses of new york. My first choice always. Great food great service.

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KyleB
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fantastic for a good price, and the service was outstanding!

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vipLesleyM
London
16 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Need to adjust the AC it's always too cold and sometimes I hesitate going there for just that reason. It's a shame because the food is so good.

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vipDeanI
Washington DC
34 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great apps and delicious steaks!

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vipAlexisF
London
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Perfect dinner to celebrate our son’s 26th birthday. Service was great, drinks were perfectly made and the food was delicious!
This was our first time at Sparks and we will definitely be back!

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Theresa
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Service was great. Food was a little overpriced. Filet mignon was tasty but huge. Ounces of steak do not equal to level of taste. Could have had smaller portions done right.

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Pwitte
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food2service3ambience3

Steaks were not cooked as requested and after taking them back they were not cooked correctly the second time. Restaurant is a mere shadow of its former self

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service

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JanK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Wait staff was attentive to requests such as splitting various plates. Sparks was not one of the highly recommended steakhouses but it definitely should be on the short list.

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Veronicaz
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10 year anniversary, thank you fir making it one of my best experiences!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the waiter were AMAZING! I highly recommend! (Definitely order the cheesecake for dessert)

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JeffL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Gotti gone we felt safe at the Castellano table, backs to the wall when our entire table of 6 was cowed, no pun intended, by the vast quantities of superb beef, perfectly prepared, presented and served. Can’t wait to go back if I’m ever hungry again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Opentable showed a 10pm reservation option, which we took

Upon arrival we were told to hurry up an order ( told as we were walking to table) as chefs were closing kitchen

We ordered within 3 minutes or so, salad was brought out rapidly.. no problem there.. steaks ( this is meant to be a special steak house) brought out before we finished the salad and other shared appetizer.

Literally 5 minutes into the main course ( these are very large steaks ) were asked if we wanted a box for takeout

Waiter was giving “ hurry up” stare as we eat


Can’t think of a worse restaurant experience really

This was my son’s 21st birthday celebration, United a special occasion on opentable when I made the reservation

This was a very expensive and very poor experience

I’ll never go back and I wouldn’t suggest anyone else should

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Justbop
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been dining at Sparks for over 40 years and it continues to make every evening special to me. A remarkable record

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Clovernookwilly
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Filets huge and cooked perfectly. Bread good but could be enhanced with dish of butter on the table instead of individual butter packets.

Caesar salad good but no salt available on the table for the salad or main course. Creamed spinach subpar. Wine list good and priced fairly.

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AlexZ
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Needs background music

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JeffW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best steak I’ve ever had and I’ve been to most of NYC best steakhouses

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vipBr00klynDavid
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

First off: We live in NYC and have been to most of the Steakhouses in town.

Pros: The Steaks (We had a Filet Mignon and a Prime Sirloin) were generously sized, well seasoned, prepared, and had a good char with little grey banding. The Sirloin was a good cut and had very minimal musculature tenons. Drinks were stiff (a good thing). Hashbrowns (really homefries) were pretty good.

Cons: The decor looks to be unchanged since 1971 and feels quite tired. The Service doesn't have the polish or attentiveness of other high-end steakhouses in the city. The Caesar salad dressing tasted like it was from a Sysco jug. The Sauteed Spinach was watery, overcooked and didn't have any seasoning (garlic, lemon).

Overall: If you're focus is purely on the steak - its a good choice. If you're looking for the "whole experience" - then other options may be a better fit.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience3

Ordered medium steak, sent back 3x as it was still alive on plate

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sparks never disappoints! Excellent food, great service and good atmosphere. They have it all together. Be prepared to present your vaccine info at the door.

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MuscleMan
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A classic!

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MarcnMadie
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed at Sparks!!! Always great food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Omaha
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful place.

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Trlv8r
Chicago
36 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sparks Steakhouse is a ‘go-to’ for us when we visit NY. Of course, the steaks are excellent and … at least once try the armed Snapper which is outstanding. Usually we will order one steak plus one snapper and share each to make our own version of surf & turf.

Noise level is modest - easy to converse

Huge wine list with fair prices

Probably good desserts but we are always too full to partake.

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Matt
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We celebrated my son’s birthday and had an incredible time. The service and food was incredible! He felt really special. Thank you for such a great time!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First timer. Steak was cooked perfectly and tasted delicious. Lobster was fantastic . Service impeccable.

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vipFelippe
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been going to Sparks since 1985. Still consistently awesome. Great food and service.

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vipJudyS
New York Area
198 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I really is a classically perfect restaurant- we love it and we miss all the senior staff who were there before Covid!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Sparks for a good steak and it was so much more. Miguel our waiter was outstanding! Honestly one of the best Ive ever had. He recommended the sirloin and it was superb. I would recommend this to anyone in NYC wanted a great dinner with great ambiance. Highly recommend!!

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vipeatswell
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sparks remains a solid hit. Simple menu and extensive wine list. Perfectly prepared steak and good sides made for a perfect evening.

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CDM1
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Family outing to celebrate a success. Love sparks but the steaks were just OK and not great.

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JeffreyP
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Old school. Disappointed on size of portions. Disappointed on size of drink pour.

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AnnaS
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with a great portion. Great service and ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience5

The Caesar salad was flavorless. We ordered the filet mignon medium rare and it was blue in the center when it came out. The sole on the other hand (we split both mains) was delicious and perfectly cooked. For dessert we got mixed berries with vanilla ice cream and whipped cream and it was large and oh so delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sons birthday! Excelent everything! The chef the best! The waiters super! Manager, all very good!

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Sparks Steak House is rated 4.7 stars by 3515 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.