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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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Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM

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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 (98)
Special Occasion (92)
Business Meals (88)
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Good for Anniversaries (69)
Good for a Date (60)
Good for Birthdays (56)
Good for Groups (49)
Authentic (48)
Romantic (35)
Neighborhood Gem (30)
Worth the Drive (26)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
People Watching (22)
Pre/post Theatre (20)
Fun (18)
Casual (17)
Cozy (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Seasonal (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Late-night Find (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Healthy (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Live Sports (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Visiting NY. CTook my wife there for her birthday before a show. After dinner they brought out cake with a candle on it - very nice touch. Steak was delicious and huge. All around a great experience. Will be back some day. Highly recommend.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 4 days ago

As much as it pains me to write this I will. This is one of my favorite steak houses in the United States. I have been here many times.

The service was deplorable and the food was less than good. It was just ok. And the server could care less about our meal and our questions about the menu. And then he tells us he has been working at sparks for 22 years and could not tell us what type of lobster tail came with the lobster and shrimp plate.

I love this place. The history and the food used to be second to none. I will not be returning.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined 5 days ago

It always provides a consistent value. And the staff is always accommodating.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

From the warm welcome to the service timing to the always 5star food. Throw in the ambiance and you've got a great evening

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Had the sirloin, wife had the fillet. Both were fantastic, but the filet was amazing, sirloin was a bit on the salty side but still good. Sides of cream spinach and hash brown potatoes both fantastic. Wine list expensive, as to be expected at a nicer steakhouse, but a great selection. Service was fantastic, very attentive.

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·Dined on January 4, 2018

A very relaxing atmosphere. Our server was knowledgeable and, helpful and very pleasant. In addition, the food was terrific. Truly enjoyable.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Excellent appetizers , great sirloin steak and the lamb chops were wonderful. One of the best and most reliable steakhouses.

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Nice meal overall

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Waiter a little confused. Meal too much burned. American cheese cake to forget...not a good evening

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

雰囲気がとても良く、スタッフの方も気さくな方ばかりで良かったです!
また、料理も美味しく最高でした!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

A steak house with terrible steaks. Eaten here twice. Ordered the fillet mignon medium rare. Was dry over coooked and left uneaten both times. Lamb and fish were ok. Ambience was the best part of the evening. Warm and inviting. But that’s it.

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 (Richmond)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a lovely experience and a great table.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We visit NY during the holidays each year and Sparks has become a tradition & staple for our family over the last 10+ years. We know the service & food will be outstanding and that’s why we keep coming back year after year.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Groups
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food was fantastic but there was a distinct lack of interest from the person waiting our table. He almost frisbeed side plates to us. He walked around the table with a handful of cutlery dropping a set in front of each person. Spoilt the night which obviously cost a lot of money. We chose Sparks as our experience for a NY steakhouse. Once again, the food was fantastic but the kitchen staff are being let down the some of the people out front. Staff seemed to be bickering so not sure if it is a cultural issue at the restaurant.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

A friend took me out for my pre-birthday dinner Friday Dec 29th 2017. My first time at Sparks. My friend (male) opens the 1st front door me. While 2 doormen do nothing. The 2nd door. They both do nothing again. Then one tells me. " woo you are big and tall woman you can open the door for yourself ". I and my friend were shocked then my friend (male) opens the 2nd door for me. The same doorman tells my friend loud enough for me to her while he laughs. " I guess she doesn't have a sense of humor."
Btw I'm a 6ft lady that's a size 4 not some giant monster.
Getting insulted before my pre birthday dinner. That's what I will remember most about this restaurant.
Also I had some of my food to go- was missing my spinach salad, shrimp scampi,baked clams and red wine reduction sauce.
What a pre-birthday dinner. At least our server was great.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

OUR waiter was amazing; along with the food. We enjoyed esting there and would definitely eat there again! Thanks

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Very good food.

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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Good was great but over priced. Our waiter was an old man who couldn’t be bothered to be there let alone provide a service

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 29, 2017

Alles gute und gerne wieder !
Die Filetsteaks hatten 18 Oz also über 500 Gramm und selbst für mich als Fleischesser eine echt Herausforderung!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Steak had very little taste and was very dry. Waiter seemed to lack interest. Cheese cake was also extremely dry. The wine was good and priced correctly. I have eaten here many times but this was my worst experience by far.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I love Sparks and the food is delicious! However, this visit was slightly tarnished when we were left to wait over 30 mins past our reservation time and the host at the front was less than pleasant to us about it. He could have cared less that we were waiting well past our reservation time and said he would rather we wait than rush a table that had already paid the bill. Lucky for us, another host came over and took much better care of us and got us seated.

Tags: Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food and portions unbelievable and great tasting!!! Portions way too much for someone with a smaller belly or watching calorie intake. Visiting, no refrig in our hotel. Wine on the high side even to begin with in the bottle. Would definitely return however :-)

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Outstanding service and food. The family loved everything about it!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing place better than I expected food service the whole lot best steak Iv ever eaten worth my trip from England can't wait to come back

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

As always Sparks is excellent. A sense of old New York

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Food was good but was way over priced menu is limited and they don’t accommodate any changes ... has a bit of a arrogant vibe

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Best steak I’ve had by some distance! Great service and a real New York experience!

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Superb cuisine with attentive, skilled service that is never intrusive-highly recommend the Sparks experience!

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

I was there for our family annual holiday meal, and as usual, it did not disappoint. My daughter fell in love with the "Lump crab meat appetizer" and couldn't get enough of it. The had a delicious fillet mignon cooked to perfection. MY wife and I decided to share a 5 Lbs lobster stuffed with crabmeat. I had doubts about it thinking such a large lobster would have harden their meat, but boy was I wrong. It turned out to be the "best lobster we have ever had". Cooked to perfection and served just ready to eat, as their shells had been removed tableside before they served it to us. It was magical and we loved. R Ravelo

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

Our server was Mo. the food was exceptional but our server is what made our experience amazing. He was prompt, personable, professional and accommodating. There was a table next to us and Mo was also their server and they were extremely rude to him. He took it with stride. They went out of their way to be loud and demeaning to him but he promptly took care of their issue. We would come again and as much as we would want to try something else, the sliced steak was just too good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 23, 2017

The steaks at Sparks are exceptional and the service is fantastic. I've now been there twice, and both experiences we great!!!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was excellent. We did have to send back my son's filet since he asked for medium and it was definitely medium rare. It was busy and the waiter was not overly attentive. We had to ask several times for our water glasses to be filled. Otherwise it was a great dining experience. The beef is always excellent. The prices are high, especially for the a la carte vegetables. We will go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The filet was out of this world good! The service was fantastic. Great wine list too. Thoroughly enjoyable evening!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Best sirloin in town!! Always a great meal and good time.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Fun, Business Meals
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Wonderful food and service as usual. I'm a Sparks regular several times/year

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 20, 2017

Amazing food, service and ambiance! Definitely the top NYC steakhouse and top in the US. You will not be disappointed! The staff is awesome and very attentive.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2017

I was very disappointed in this restaurant. Felt like I was at Disneyland cattle call. Portions are huge, but my medallions in sauce was not very good at all. I wished the server told us it was huge portions and I would have ordered 1 steak and 1 lobster to share. Much better steaks in my opinion out there. Way too loud on a Tuesday night at 7:00.

Tags: Good for Groups
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vip
 (Mobile)·Dined on December 20, 2017

An annual tradition. They never disappoint.

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 (Memphis)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Asparagus was undercooked and flavorless

Hash brown was dry, almost as if it was under a heat lamp for some time

Filet mignon was ordered medium rare. The outsides of the steak were well done and dry the very center was medium rare and it set up a scenario that only about 1/3 of the steak was what I asked for, 1/3 was over cooked and 1/3 was inedible.

Thick lamb chops were perfect ! The only thing that saved the dinner from poor over all. Seasoned well and cooked medium rare as asked.

The 157 dollar bill for the experience was completely not worth it . I would not recommend this restaurant to a friend and will not be back.

If u happen to find yourself there get the lamb and save room for getting a desert somewhere else later.

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·Dined on December 19, 2017

Classic and busy with nice crowd

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