Sparks Steak House

4.5
2658 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Sun 2:00 pm–10:00 pm
Lunch
Mon–Fri 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:30 pm
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Phone number
(212) 687-4855
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues
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Parking details
Independent Parking Garage is located across the street.
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Public transit
Nearest Transit: Grand Central - 42 St (7, 7X), Grand Central - 42 St (4, 5, 6, 6X), 51 St (4, 6, 6X).
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Special events & promotions
Make Your event an exceptional dinning experience by reserving one of our Private Rooms.

We specialize in Banquets for any occasion:
Corporate events, pharmaceutical dinner presentations, birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsals, weddings, engagements, and bachelor parties or simple get together with accommodations raging from 4 guests all the way up to 600 guests.

To Book a party please click here or call our Banquet Manager at (212) 687-4806
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sun 9:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 9:00PM - 11:45PM
Sat 9:00PM - 11:45PM

What 2658 People Are Saying
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MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I always love coming here for a relaxed dinner with fantastic steaks and sides. Skip the Caesar salad, which was very dry and not flavorful. Everything else is great. Everyone from the maître d' to the waiters treat you well. Sometimes the service can be spotty, they show up often, but then they may disappear. But all you have to do is ask another waiter for help and they'll come right to your table.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first visit to Sparks and we will definitely go back! Enjoyed everything we had to eat and a great bottle of wine. Our waiter, I wish we could remember his name, was very pleasant and attentive. He checked with us to see if we had theater tickets so they could accommodate our show time, which we did not have, so the table was ours for as long as we wished to stay. It was a very nice evening.

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S
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sparks never disappoints. Great food, great service, incredible wine list, and perfect desserts. Cannot ask for a better experience.

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

Well run “old school”Restaurant. The shrimp scampi was very good and the Sirloin, which was “Prime” I believe was spectacular, esp for only $57 in Manhattan. Our waiter, Juan , was very good and pretty fun too once we got to talking with him a bit. I would return and ask for Juan next time too

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Miami
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

I have been dining there for years and always go when in NYC. The service this time ok compared to years ago.

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UE
New York Area
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still one of my favorite steakhouses in NYC From food to service you can’t beat Sparks.

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BF
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

in a city with so many Steak houses this one is a pass!

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m
West Virginia
28 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Been to a number of high end steakhouses in NYC and this was one of the two we visited on this trip. The ambiance is pretty standard for the city. Wine list is impressive. Outside of that I wasn't thrilled with anything. They have a handful of different steak options, but they're all filet or sirloin prepared in different ways. No strip, no ribeye, no prime rib, etc. Which is odd for a steakhouse. The steak itself was large and well prepared but wasn't anything special. The sides were fairly boring. I did enjoy the crab cocktail appetizer. But we dropped over $300 after tip for the two of us, and it just wasn't worth it. Lots of better options like Club A and Del Frisco that I would suggest instead.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 1

The place needs a facelift

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B
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous steak in an authentic NY steakhouse setting.....a rare restaurant remaining!

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M
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On my bucket list and man, was I NOT disappointed! We felt like we were very important guests. Over the top service and a Filet that was a size of a Roast! Shrimp Cocktail was decadent!

Best Steak House I have ever graced my presence with. Lots of History there. NYC and Sparks Steak House.........Bucket List?
Checkmark!!!!!!!

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SE
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is outstanding, the environment is open and fun, yet cozy - the service - especially from "Lucky" makes the whole experience perfect.

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DC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

What a disappointment....were originally going to Smith & Wollinsky but they were closed on this particular Monday night. I had heard about Sparks and being so close to the area we were in we figured we couldn’t go wrong.
WHAT A MISTAKE. Service was great....steak was NOT GOOD. My wife and I both ordered the Filet Mignon....how can you screw up a filet???....we are REGULARS at Capital Grille, The Parkside , Jimmy Hayes, Butcher Bar and Grill ( BBG) and EVERY TIME we have Filet Mignon it is cooked perfectly and our plates are clean of ANY meat........
The Sparks Filet was fatty, tough, and had white tendon fat in it ( both mine AND my wifes)....we are not the type to send something back and I NEVER have.... but the manager said I should have sent them back or had the sirloin....sorry...just never going back.
Again, great service, HORRIBLE meal......never again.

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JG
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Truly expected more from this restaurant. Had reservations, still waited. Hosts were rude, waiter was nice. The steaks were OK but not the best ever, not even close. It was an OK experience but definitely not worth going back. Too many other choices in NYC.

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j
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fast and efficient service - steak cooked to perfection

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H
Indiana
78 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great as were the appetizers. My steak was tough and not very flavorful. Quite disappointing for a place with such a reputation

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j
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Not made to feel special because we were on a budget. Waiter practically ignored us

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SH
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing time and time again!!! A must restaurant to visit when in New York. Get the lamb chops!!!

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SH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Appetizer very disappointing, crab had no taste, hash browns also not great but the sirloins were reasonably good. Waiters didn't appear to know much about the wines. Wines were over-priced. Definitely not going back

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S
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is awesome! What an incredible wine selection and scotch, too. But the food was fantastic! My wife and I split an appetizer of lump crabmeat and bay scallops. For dinner, I had the prime sirloin (med. rare), and my wife had the filet mignon (med rare) with a side of sauteed mushrooms. Both steaks were unbelievably tender and flavorful. Our dessert choice was fresh vanilla ice cream with raspberry liqueur.
We look forward to going back to Sparks!

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Hawaii
45 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is among the best and the food is great. I had the sliced steak, which was delicious. The seafood appetizers are very good too. Unbelievable wine list.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very nice experience food was good service the same classic New York steakhouse

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L
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The steaks were amazing. Best steak tasted for a long time. Large meals so could have shared.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal. I’ve been to lots of steakhouses and this ranks up there with the best.

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New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 2

Food was okay but not the best I've ever had. Filet Mignon was large enough to share and wish the waiter had explained. Bread was just so so, nothing spectacular. Sauteed spinach was bland. Mashed Potatoes were off the chain.

It was very crowded and the crowd was primarily men and VERY loud. Acoustics were such that it was hard to have a conversation.

Service was TERRIBLE. Slow. Took forever to get a Diet Coke while folks all around us were being served their bar drinks. Coffee never came. Had to ask twice for Dessert Menu. Finally just asked for check and moved on.

Overall it was a good meal but not the best we've ever had.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding meal and superb service. I would highly recommend for business or pleasure

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LR
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience! Filet mignon was perfect! Ambience and service were wonderful.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a Steak Aficionado! I literally travel The world in search of the greatest steak available in any given city and whenever I am in NYC I go directly to Sparks. My favorite steak is a peppercorn crusted ribeye... When done properly it just makes this awesome crust that locks in the juices for a fantastic flavor and texture....

However, I always forget that sparks offers neither the ribeye nor the peppercorn Crust......But still manages to deliver on a fabulous crust and an amazing juicy flavorful perfectly cooked sirloin steak every time!! Which I rank as one of the top 5 steaks available worldwide.... and the best I’ve ever had in NYC

You’re gonna drop some money here… But it’s going to be well worth it....You will receive top notch service and a memorable experience guaranteed

I’ve never had the nerve to try the fillet as that is a steak I usually don’t like despite its tenderness, because it usually Lacks flavor in exchange...But I’m really tempted to try it at Sparks

anyway ....If you’ve been there than you know what I’m talking about… If you haven’t I highly suggest you give it a try!

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LL
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Amazing filet. The servers were great.

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HW
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Had friends in from Europe and they wanted steak and they enjoyed the wine and loved the meat.

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Central Coast
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great place

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k
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time! Food and service were excellent.

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TP
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice dinner and great service! Recommended from some friends that used to live in NYC.

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DG
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience. Great food. A New York staple. Great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

me encanto ni siquiera en Europa he probado carne tan deliciosa, muy buen servicio, nos atendio un mesero muy profesional que se parece a Leonardo Di Caprio. felices con el lugar y la atencion.

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JH
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a New York City steakhouse in its most classic form ... high-quality, perfectly done steaks, delicious sides and an epic wine list. The woody interior and tuxedoed wait staff add up to a totally delightful and relaxing dining experience. Sparks never fails to satisfy at a high level!

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JE
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great meal & feel with our family

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BG
Houston
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great "old school" ambience and fantastic steaks and service. Our server was outstanding and very friendly. We try to pay a visit to Spark's wherever we're in the city.

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LL
Tampa
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anos was awesome waiter and Mike was a great bartender

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Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and wine. Awesome time!

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