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About Sparks Steak House

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.

210 East 46th St.
New York, NY 10017
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

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

Cross Street:
Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 687-4855

Website:
http://www.sparkssteakhouse.com/

Parking Details:
Independent Parking Garage is located across the street.

Public Transit:
Nearest Transit: Grand Central - 42 St (7, 7X), Grand Central - 42 St (4, 5, 6, 6X), 51 St (4, 6, 6X).

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

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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Sparks Steak House Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.4

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (76)
Special Occasion (72)
Business Meals (71)
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Good for Anniversaries (54)
Good for a Date (48)
Good for Birthdays (42)
Authentic (41)
Good for Groups (36)
Romantic (26)
Neighborhood Gem (24)
Worth the Drive (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Fit for Foodies (18)
People Watching (17)
Pre/post Theatre (17)
Fun (15)
Cozy (12)
Hot Spot (11)
Casual (10)
Bar Seating (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Vibrant Bar Scene (8)
Late-night Find (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Kid-friendly (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Seasonal (4)
Tasting Menu (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Great Beer (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 2 days ago

Excellent as usual!!! Steaks were amazing, lobster was huge, mashed potatoes like your grandmother made them and the appetizers were delicious!!! We go there every time we come to New York.

Tags: People Watching, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Great steak, great service. The staff is very attentive and the food was terrific. Always great!

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

Great food and wine list. Service also very good. Very clubby, very large tables of mostly men in suits, so probably a big expense account place, part of the experience, thought it was very good overall.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Used to be great, not true anymore. Ambiance and service very good. Food not so much, steaks were not well prepared and tasted OK at best. Sides were small.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined 4 days ago

Definitely the place to be for the ambience of the a classic New York steakhouse. However the service and the food were just fine, nothing special.

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·Dined 4 days ago

We had a waiter who was knowledgeable and friendly and spoke beautiful Italian.
His recommendations were on point. The wine, the steaks and lamb we ordered was prepared to our liking. We would definitely recommend and go back.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

We wanted to stay local due to an event so we found Sparks. I have been to many many steakhouses in NYC before. This one was top notch. Food and service were impeccable. Wine list was huge and the overall ambiance was lively. Suggest sharing a steak if you want to indulge in the amazing appetizers. We were full 1/2 way through our Filets. Every bite worth every penny.

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined 6 days ago

My steak was not cooked correctly and was rare not medium well. I never ate it and was charged still. 👎🏽

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Very expensive restaurant and not much value for your Money.
If you want good food and something new go somewhere else. Just for the meat you can go to Sparks but still too expensive.

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·Dined 6 days ago

The steak was ok that my husband ordered. I was disappointed the Sea Bass had run out and the waiter recommended the Halibut which was a bit on the dry side. The experience was not what I was hoping for. I would likely give them another try but with so many steakhouses in NY it will be awhile before I try it again. :(

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great experience in every way. We love the old classic look of Sparks. Entree, sides and drinks were great. Really good service. All in all a very good experience.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food and service !! Loved the experience of an old charm
Steak house.

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 (Louisville)·Dined 6 days ago

Probably one of the worst meals I have ever had. Their highly billed sirloin stake was nothing but a hunk of gristle. Absolutely no flavor and dry. Baked potato had obviously been reheated and was hard and lumpy. Maitre d' had an arrogant attitude. Server was very nice....about the only thing positive about this meal. Noise level was almost intolerable.

Tags: Notable Wine List
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 6 days ago

A classic NYC steakhouse in every way ... except food quality. Both my wife's and my filet was gristly and dry. Not at all what I was expecting. In fact, we were amazed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was very good. Only thing that I have to complain about is they didnt have caesar salad "ready" and did not know when it would be ready. That made no sense to me on a Saturday night at 6 PM. However, steak was very good; perfectly cooked and for what you payed you got a good sized steak. My girlfriend got the salmon and it was also exceptional. Wine list was the biggest and best I have ever seen. Also, if you go you must save room for the NY cheesecake. It is to die for!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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·Dined 6 days ago

I love going to Sparks for a nice steak when I am in NYC. The service is fantastic, and the steaks are wonderful.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined 6 days ago

ステーキの焼き具合が好きです。
表面の焦げ目、中はレア、酒匂なミディアムでした。
ワインも豊富でチョイスに迷います。
品種ごとにリストが並んでいるので、好みは選べれます。

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Casual, Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Poor service. Waiter never came back to check on order. He left drinks empty. We waited 25. Minutes for check. I almost walked out. Save your $ and eat somewhere else.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 9, 2017

menu looked like it was suited for tourist, not a steak house. FOOD was fair but overpriced. I will not go back.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

A holiday getaway to NYC for us!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Waiter forgot our order. Took it twice. Long wait.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on December 9, 2017

This restaurant used to be great 20 years ago but today it’s well past it’s prime. Both the service add food were well below expectations and the price was expensive. My wife use and I had I drink each, shared a salad and each had an entree and side dish. Neither of us had desert and the tab was over $200. For that price there are lots of better options in Manhattan

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·Dined on December 8, 2017

I have been to hundreds of restaurants and Sparks was by far the best! Luger’s was good but Sparks was better! I chose Sparks to celebrate a very special moment in my life and it was everything I hoped and expected. I enjoyed the best steak of my life and the service was outstanding! Sincerely, I say thank you and you just made another customer for life!

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Romantic
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

We are visiting from out of town and this was a restaurant that my husbands had on his list of “musts”. The atmosphere was nice, very loud but we didn’t mind. We had reservations and were seated on time. The waiter was just ok. We ordered an appetizer of buffalo mozzarella and a tomato and that was very good. My steak was ok (nothing to write home about) and not cooked the way I requested. I asked for my steak to be medium well and it was almost completely pink. I didn’t send it back. We just ate and left.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Had to wait 35 minutes for my reservation The reservationists were hardly apologetic

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great food, service was excellent! Large portions
A little too loud for my liking but overall very nice experience

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Great steaks

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 (Miami)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Went for my birthday and it was terrible since the beginning, we had to wait 20 minutes at the entrance for the table even though we had a reservation. On the table waiters took way longer than usual to take our drink order and then our actual order. One of the people in my person did not get the meal with us and when it came the beef was raw even though he asked for well done. Every one in the party had their steaks raw-red inside even though we asked medium-well “no red”. The birthday boy asked for a veal chop and got a lamb chop instead. I remembered this restaurant when I went in 2009 and this is why I returned, I will certainly will not be coming back for obvious reasons, I consider that paying almost 500 dollars for this bad experience is not worth it at all. Everyone left more than half of their food on the plate.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Fast service, excellent food, and kind waiters.

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 7, 2017

As I expected, Sparks always delivers. Exceptional service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 7, 2017

We had heard about Sparks, of course. We live in Missouri, and had reservations three years ago, but there was wait staff strike, and they weren’t serving. We were very happy to get in this time. Our waiter, Juan, has been there 24 years, and he was fabulous! Our whole experience was wonderful. All four of us had filet mignon. We all agreed it was one of the best we’ve ever had. We will definately come back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Seasonal, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Our Phenomenal waiter Moufasa goes out of his way to make our dining experience Wonderful! We are so appreciative of his kindness!
And the FOOD! WOW! From the appetizer, shrimp cocktail, to the sliced steak with mushrooms and gravy plus, asparagus and hash browns all the way to the last course....dessert (a special Italian ice cream dessert) we are beyond pleased with every single aspect!
Can't wait to visit again!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Late-night Find, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Casual, People Watching, Fun, Comfort Food, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Food was exceptional and the service was excellent. Best Boneless NY sirloin in NYC!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Sparks is one-of-a-kind. Its storied history (the restaurant was the scene of a mob hit in 1985) is reason enough to go there. The food is exquisite, the service is very acceptable, and the overall experience is fantastic. It's a bit pricey, but hey, it's a steakhouse... and the portions are large (my steak was enough for a healthy lunch the next day, along with the leftover veggies).

Tags: Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Awesome food great service + great friends = great night

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·Dined on December 5, 2017

Great steaks; not so good fish (but it is a steak house). Extensive wine list. Quick and professional service. Restaurant lacked the atmosphere I expected given its history.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We came for our anniversary! We had wonderful service, great recommendations by our server, a delicious meal, and they even surprised us with a beautiful piece of cake that said Happy Anniversary on the plate! The portions were more than generous. The ambience is charming, and all of the staff is friendly. We had been searching for the perfect place to spend our anniversary and last night in New York, and we definitely found it!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We waited about an hour after our reservation time before we were sat. After we were seated and waited about 10-15 minutes with no waiter approaching our table, a waiter walks up and asked 'have you ordered?' Seriously? The bathroom was dirty and needed cleaning. The steak was good but not with the price considering the really poor service and experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Sparks never disappoints. The steaks have been consistently cooked since I started dining there in 1998.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Casual
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Reservation ran 45 minutes behind but the wait service was good.

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