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Sparks Steak House

4.6
2372 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:30pm

We are open Sunday Mothers Day 5/8 from 2-10PM
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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

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Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 10:00PM

What 2372 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
3.9
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Fantastic. Great meal

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4.0Dined 2 days ago

Steak was excellent. The service was impeccable - really professional waiters. Wines on the expensive side but they also have a decent selection of wines by the glass. Overall a good dining experience.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great food, great service!! Reliable and fabulous quintessential NYC steak house! We treasure this place since ever

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Took a few customers to dinner and Sparks was perfect. The food, wine, and service was top notch. Thank you Sparks!!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was superb. The restaurant was a bit loud, but that seems to be the norm these days. All enjoyed their dishes; however, my original dish (red snapper) was extremely dry so I ordered another fish (sole) and it was succulent!

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

While the filet was good, the sirloin which is the recommended cut, was not. The filet is huge. The prices are way too high, and the staff were not very friendly. Just not worth the exorbitant prices for us.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Couldn’t have asked for better. My best experience in the city!!!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic all around.

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1.0Dined 6 days ago

We have been regulars at Sparks for years. The most recent experience was extremely disappointing. The service was incredibly slow and when the food arrived one appetizer was wrong, and then both steaks were not cooked as ordered. Our waiter seemed completely unconcerned. For the price tag we thought this unacceptable. Such a shame - we don't want to go back.

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2.0Dined 6 days ago

Not q great choice

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We’ve been going there for 30+ years. I used to take clients there when I was a trader. We haven’t been in years but we took our son there to celebrate my husband's Birthday and it was great and never disappoints; terrific steaks, service, and wine list

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

It was excellent. Would recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The staff and food were exceptional. We went for our anniversary and wanted a nice dinner place away from Times Square. Do I googled and reviewed this place. The price is extremely high, for a dinner for two we paid almost $265 and left a nice tip. Not complaining at all because it was worth every dime. Would definitely recommend this place.

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

We visit New York City 2-3 times a year. Sparks is now our favorite restaurant in New York City. We absolutely loved it. The food is fantastic!!!!!! We will be back......

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Great food!
Their steak was professional I have to say

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Fantastic. Best steak

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3.0Dined on May 10, 2018

We arrived after our broadway show so a little late 21:45.
Few tables still busy with very loud customers.
We were placed in a nice corner
Then everything happened very Very fast
The order 2 filet , one rare the other mid rare and a bottle of wine
Although we had to send both pieces of meat back to the kitchen because they were cold in the middle that was not what bothered me. On the other hand the service was in a hurry to go home so they wanted us out of their hair ASAP.
Emptied the bottles of wine and water like there was a fire in our glasses and even replaced salt and pepper twice.
They expedite us in one hour from arrival to check payed .
When you payed 400$ for your dinner you expect to be treated better than this....

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2.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Cosy place with a great athmosfhare. Way to expensive.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Awesome steaks with great service from Miguel, all the family had a great time.

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Excellent meet. Service friendship. Honest price. I really recommend.
Synésio Costa - Sao Paulo, Brazil

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Great place, fine food can’t fault it. Service was excellent, food delicious

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Food was EXCELLENT! Will definitely return. A little disappointed with the service. Our waiter had two large tables that came in after us and he seemed to forget all about us as a result. I don’t believe that is their norm but unfortunately it did put a slight damper on the experience. Overall it was great but I don’t think that a table of two should be ignored because of larger tables. We will go back and I’ll hope the service will be better then. ❤️

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3.0Dined on May 5, 2018

The seat was so bad we had to move. The service was not adequate. Much worse than it used to be.

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

This was a treat for my wife's birthday while we were visiting New York. The food and service was excellent and as a surprise when the dessert arrived there was a birthday candle and the plate had happy birthday on it. That was such a lovely surprise my wife was delighted and this made the meal really special.

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3.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Disappointment, steak undercooked, sent back, brought back undercooked again, ruined the flow of the entire meal. They gave us a free creamed spinach which we did not ask for and I can not eat cream and then after I told them that, brought a free cheese cake for dessert, duh??

Also, wine list on line is different than wine list at restaurant, the one at restaurant is more expensive and has younger wines.

Waiter, Miguel though was good.

Would not go back, given so many choices in NYC.

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4.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Was a good meal. Large portions. It’s a steakhouse, so one of us had their specialty sirloin strip and the other a filet mignon. Both good, but she strip was better. Next time, we will order a little more rare (“rare plus”) than normal as both came out a bit more done than expected. The shrimp cocktail starter was as good as any specialty seafood restaurant. Prosciutto & melon appetizer was also good. The service was outstanding. Inside decor is quintessential 50’s - 60’s NYC.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

A disappointing experience compared to my last. Sitting at the bar for dinner was fun, but the food was below-average.

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3.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Service and atmosphere were nice, the sides were well-prepared. Our meat entrees were a major disappointment. I got the prime sirloin, it was completely underwhelming. Stick to the filet if you eat here.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Always outstanding! The best steak in the business.

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Delicious food, friendly service, well paced courses, and they surprised me with a birthday slice of cake and song. Great evening!

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5.0Dined on May 1, 2018

Always fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Several times here before and it was a must to return.
No disappointment. Steady level of quality as always. 1st choice of wine was not available but second choice recommended by the waiter was also excellent Pinot noir. Ordered 2 filet mignons, portions were way more than enough but excellently prepared. Service was professional in every matter.

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4.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Allthough the prices of wine and steaks are above average..., so is the quality of both and the service......
So eat and drink, and just enjoy the moment and atmosphere of this steakhouse which could easily draw you back to the 80’s and let’s you dream about how things used to be....

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Fantastic this time as was our last visit
Thank you to the sparks team

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

We had a wonderful time and everyone was excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Fabulous service. Portions are very generous. One of the best steaks I have eaten in a long time. Highly recommend this place.

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4.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Spent a weekend in NYC and stumbled across Sparks. The ambiance was great with old school feel and nice service.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Ate here last night and the food and service was phenomenal. Probably one of the best steaks I’ve every had. In addition, I booked the restaurant to celebrate my fiancé (girlfriend at the time) birthday and propose to her. The waiter, host, and entire staff helped me execute the proposal perfectly and I’m truly grateful. Definitely, will eat here again.

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Excellent!

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3.0Dined on April 27, 2018

For quite a while, I wanted to try Soark’s steakhouse. Long story short, I made it. After the long wait, I was disappointed. The steaks we ordered, well done, came more medium rare where I could still see the red oozing out with every cut. My side, creamed spinach was anything but creamy. For me, it was a one and done visit. Sorry Soark’s. As an avid steak lover, I was sincerely disappointed.

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