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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

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Notable Wine List (102)
Special Occasion (94)
Business Meals (93)
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Good for Anniversaries (66)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Good for a Date (58)
Good for Groups (55)
Authentic (54)
Romantic (38)
Neighborhood Gem (34)
Worth the Drive (29)
People Watching (24)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Pre/post Theatre (21)
Fun (20)
Hot Spot (20)
Quiet Conversation (19)
Casual (18)
Bar Seating (17)
Cozy (14)
Comfort Food (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Great for Lunch (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Seasonal (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Tasting Menu (5)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Healthy (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Scenic View (2)
Spicy (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Organic (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Waterfront (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 3 days ago

Great service and steaks. Very pricey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

I’ve been a patron for over forty years. Ii is my favorite steak house in the country. Get the NY Strip, mushroom caps and by all means the hash browns. Get horseradish on the side for your medium steak and you are in heaven.
Say hi to Abdul and check out all the ladies in short skirts.
It’s a NY event!
I love it.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Service was non-existent. After our meal - filet was brought to the table. No one ever came back to see if was cooked ok, if we needed anything. We had to flag them down to get another glass of wine. There was an intoxicated lady who sang a nursery rhyme loudly off and on nearby for about 10 minutes before someone came and said something to them. In every single steakhouse I have been to, service is 100 percent better. Wish I didn’t waste a special night here . Non existent is not good.

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 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

Great steak restaurant but a bit pricey. Very attentive service and old-fashioned decor.

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 (Orlando)·Dined 5 days ago

One of my favorite restaurants in the City. Great food and wine list. I love the Chilean sea bass, Strip, crab meat, mashed potatoes and creamed spinach. I usually have some of these options when I dine there.

My most recent trip in I ordered the strip and my associate went with the sea bass. Don’t forget to end the meal with a slice of cheesecake and a double espresso to tap off a perfect dining experience.

Excellent service and extremely fast.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Great great great great great great great great great great great

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was a perfect 10. The host was very accommodating and service was fantastic. The only thing. was our waiter was not too warm and needed to crack a smile. Overall the restaurant was a nice dining experience.

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

Phenomenal food, possibly the best steak in the 5 Burroughs, clear cut superior to Peter Luger's, right there with Keen's. Great bourbon selection, great sides and if you love blue cheese, the steak fromage is a MUST or get the sirloin served fromage.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The food was fabulous. We had Combination of Baked Clams & Shrimp Scampi as the appetizer and Prime Sirloin Steak as entrees. Both exceeded our expectation. I would definitely give a five-star rating for the food. But we waited to be seated for extra almost 40 minutes even with a reservation. Everybody was seated according to when they came to the restaurant no matter they have a reservation or not. Then why bother having a reservation? Minus one star for the long wait.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

There was absolutely no point in booking a table with a reservation. Had to put my name in with everyone else who walked in the door. Waited over an hour in the bar for my name. Busy night because of valentine's day, but service was the worst out of the 10-12 times I've been there. I hope they improve the staff. The food, as always, was excellent.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Miami)·Dined 6 days ago

I knew what to expect on Valentine Day and the "chaotic" Maitre D and male hostess at the door were rushing people in and out even with a confirmed reservation we got seated almost 45 min past our time. Mark was friendly but Abdouhl was simply cussing clients out. Limited choice of meats but we knew what to expect and went for the Sirloin at $54 pp with the caesar salad and hash brown sides. Temperature was perfect and service was spot on by Miguel our server. Bread roll was mediocre and the butter was still frozen. We did notice some waiters fighting over some issue by the bussing station and one got shoved in pretty hard and cursed in Spanish. This should not happen in the dining room irregardless of the reason behind it. Keep the drama private or behind the kitchen doors but at $200 per couple this is not a roadhouse. Now, the meat of my wife was too salty to her liking and the end darker but mine was very tender so it's a question of taste I reckon. The atmosphere was fun, plenty of 30's-40's year old celebrating VD and a few business people given that we are close to Grand Central. I still think that Keen is better. Right on par with Peter Lugger without the exorbitant bill at the end.

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

Everything was amazing! Absolutely recommend this to any and everyone!

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

I live in Boston I'm in NY almost every year for work on Valentines Day.
For the last 4 years been going to Sparks for Valentines Day.
Usually been great.
This year however not so good.
40 minutes late for reservations
Food came out cold
Waiter never came back to check with us.
Complained when he gave me the bill
Nothing done but was also not looking for anything.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Fantastic as always. Everything top quality and prepared perfectly. The server was enthusiastic and charming. Always fabulous for all occasions.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Great atmosphere. Met both waiters, Oscar and Chris, and they were awesome. The hospitality and the recommendations they provided was perfect. One of the best steaks I’ve had and an awesome date. Thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

The sirloin steak and filet mignon are amazing!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

As usual the food and service was great but this is the first time I went to sparks and did not have steak because it was ash wed and Valentine's Day but I always get the 3.5 lobster it was amazing as usual try to get there a couple of times a year never disappointed 5 stars all around

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 13, 2018

Our waiter Paco was great! The food was fabulous!

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 12, 2018

The meat was really excellent. They also serve nice wines and the mashed potatoes which we selected as side dishes were perfect.

Add to this good service and you found yourself the best steakhouse in town!

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Our waiter took all the time we needed, letting us relax through two steaks and the lamb chops and taking us to
The Spot to take birthday photos. Our kid wouldn’t let us splurge on the nearly $200 wine from her birth year. Waiter set us on a nice course with a California Pinot. All warnings about getting rushed through didn’t come to pass—perhaps because it was a February Saturday night.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Great for groups and couples. Bday etc

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food great by waiter did not being our salads.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 10, 2018

The service was second to none, it was the best experience I’ve had a restaurant and we go to plenty of restaurants. Food was amazing but the service is like non I have ever experienced. I’m afraid I will be comparing every restaurant to Sparks and I will for sure be disappointed because no other restaurant will provide the same service or even come close to a superb experience.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Been there many times always with high expectations and never disappointed. Best steak ever

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Hands down the best steakhouse in NYC. Wife and I have been going there since ‘79. No one else comes close.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Food and service are really exceptional. Salads were fresh and delicious with a light house vinaigrette. Our entrees were the sole and sliced steak with bordelaise sauce. The sole was perfectly cooked - moist and flavorful. The sliced steak was excellent - I'm not a big steak eater because too often I find that the steak just doesn't live up to expectations. This Sparks steak was superb. Our server was attentive and available. Highly recommend for special occasions. Pricey, but the food and service exceed expectations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had a great time Hugo our waiter was great , very friendly , always right there when we requested something , went over everything with us , made our dining experience a pleasure , will most definitely go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Even after all these years. the sirloin, charred and on the outside and tender on the inside still amongst the very best in the city.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Excellent steak. Wait staff slow to take drink orders upon seating. Good atmosphere.

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 7, 2018

One of the best steak houses. I enjoyed it as much as Peter Luger’s, New York Prime and a few other high quality steak houses. If you have not tried Sparks. It’s a must experience. Service was magnificent as well.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 6, 2018

The atmosphere and service was very good. We had filet mignon which was cooked perfectly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Denver)·Dined on February 5, 2018

Best lobster in New York!!

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 3, 2018

OUR greeting was not friendly at all. The server slid our butter plays across the table and never greeted us properly. The cost of the meal should of come with a lot more pleasant service. Also the men across from us were constantly using profanity and totally not enjoyable. Food was ok but NOT for the price.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food as always was wonderful as always However when we went to use our open table gift card the restaurant said it wasn't working It saddened me that open table told me the restaurant never tried to use it .

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Our favorite NYC steakhouse
The steak is the best ever.
Service was great but it's the cuisine that keeps us coming back!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 30, 2018

we came from Sydney Australia to visit new York on a holiday ...i always wanted to dine at sparks ,,,the steaks were the ultimate in quality and presentation ,,cooked to perfection ,,we were delighted with the whole experience and hope to visit there again soon !!

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Fantastic food and service. Total NY steak house experience! I will be back.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Great food a service, love this place

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Anniversary

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

The food was excellent but our waiter was terrible. Rarely came to the table, took forever to bring bread and drinks. No followup service. The food itself is really good, but the service we got spoiled the meal.

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