Sparks Steak House

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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.

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Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM
Mon - Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 8:30PM - 11:00PM
Sat 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 3:45PM

What 3345 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
Food
4.4
Service
4.4
Ambience
3.9
Value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and food - excellent all around!

AC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Top notch service, food. Made the meal very enjoyable! Will definitely not disappoint.

w
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Best steak I ever had . Beautiful classy establishment. They know how to treat the customers .

JM
New York Area
306 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience4

One of the classic New York steakhouses, Sparks still serves a wonderful steak, charred on the outside and cooked to order beneath. There is unfortunately no lettuce wedge with blue cheese dressing on the appetizer list, but otherwise they have everything you'd expect from such an establishment. The prices are high, if typical of this type of place. Our waiter was friendly and efficient.

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

I have been to sparks several times before but this time . Terrible cannot recommend. The day before we went to peter Luger’s-exceptional service . Sparks, Lack luster service and poor food . Someone sent their steak back 3 times. I guess the last time she gave up .we ordered the lobster with broiled shrimp, tasteless. The Chilean sea bass no flavor, bland. Terrible justice for such a beautiful fish when cooked properly. This was a very disappointing valentines meal! This treatment deserves a refund!

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. The filets are huge.
Great food and service. We’ll be back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Good filet but nothing to write home about. Lobster was good but a little plain. Sides were excellent. Hash brown potatoes and creamed spinach were the winners of the night

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Great strak

E
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Server brought a different vintage wine instead of the year on the menu that we ordered. He could have cared less. Overall he was sloppy in attire and attitude

JD
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time dining here and the experience was truly great! Will visit again!

OT
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Nostalgic and fun. Best veal I’ve had in a long long time.
Will be back on my next visit to NY.

RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Steak was ok, nothing special, side orders bland, desert, cheese cake was dry. Waiter seemed to have an attitude

RB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Aside from the restaurant having great food, ambience, etc. we were lucky enough to have Hector Potro as our waiter. He was charming, efficient and respectful. He didn’t push us to order, even though we took a bit of time. He also made us laugh throughout the meal. We have been here many times, but this was one of our favorites!

TB
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service1Ambience5

Very disappointed... my steak wasn’t cook as requested even after sending it back. More concerning was the waiter could have cared less. We made the reservation at least A month ago to celebrate our anniversary...the host confirm with me, but that’s the last we heard of it.
Tim B

s
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

Maybe it was just an off night, but it seemed to have really declined.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience3

So overpriced. Decent steak but broiled shrimp, salad and creamed spinach really mediocre.

M
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Sparks serves an excellent steak. The sides are also well prepared and excellent. The Shrimp Cocktail was fresh and had a wonderful flavor. The service is extremely attentive. The only two things I would suggest would be a better bread offering and not just rolls.

OT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food. Great wine. Great service.

AC
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ron at the bar made the night for us! He was friendly, helpful, and absolutely kept us smiling the entire time we were there! Best filet I've had!

s
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best steakhouse in NYC. Steaks are great! Service is friendly, professional and top notch.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always one of my favorites! Just as good now as when I first went 21 years ago

BM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

As a new yorker I'm used to eating at very good steakhouses. This was my first time at Sparks and it was excellent. Im pretty picky about my steaks, but the prime sirloin was delicious, and the glasses of wine were very generous. The sides were good too but nothing special. Definitely up there with the best steakhouses around.

MS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 30 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sparks is a classic if not underrated NYC steakhouse. Have not been since I left the city and it’s exactly how I remember. The NY Strip is the house specialty and for good reason.

If you don’t eat meat often, this is the place to splurge. If you do Sparks will elevate you’re appreciation for steak.

AD
New England
17 reviews
Dined on 29 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The steak was superb. The wait time from order to delivery was absurd.

DC
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Old school dining decor and vibe. Smartly framed pieces of art run the perimeter of dining room walls giving pleasant contrast to other furnishings. Food is a treat. Melon on prosciutto and melon starter best, juiciest piece of fruit I’ve had in some time. Prosciutto tremendous in its own right. Salad course more of the same. Fresh! Quality! Temps on steaks perfect to go along w reasonable prices given their superbness. Server went through motions but it didn’t matter. Coat check woman very sweet.

OT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We where walking hungry and we couldn’t find any reservation in other places that we know, we tried our luck when we found sparks and we were in luck. Everything was amazing!!

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Servers and food simply outstanding.

OT
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great steak and service

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Great service. Great ambiance.
One of New York’s best!

AA
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 22 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food! Amazing service!

NY
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

as usual, everything from the drinks to the steaks to the service was perfect. Unbelievable wine list.
It's old time NYC steakhouse-one of the best.

AD
New York Area
321 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Their Sirloin Steak was excellent and worth the trip! Service was on point

j
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience4

probably not. although the ambiance is nicer than some of the other steakhouses, the food is below average. The casar salad was dry. Tuna wasn't seared. sliced steak was inundated with mushrooms and under cooked. Service was very good; prompt and with attentive. Prices will flabbergast.

TP
New York Area
115 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and location at reasonable prices for a restaurant of this level. Service was outstanding. Thanks!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As usual Sparks Steakhouse was super😊

H
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

Great restaurant food and service

RE
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere and the wine list was to die for. The food was prepared absolutely to our liking. The service was prompt and no details were missed. I thought it was a little on the high priced side of things for the style of food....but everything was perfect so the value was there.

E
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience3

Sparks Steak House is an old well established restaurant in midtown Manhattan. The food is served in big portions and the service is excellent. However, the restaurant is in need of an upgrade. From plates and utensils to flooring and everything else, a freshen up would do good. Also, the presentation of the food is not the best. I ordered filet mignon, I believe it was the most expensive item in the entree section, and it came just the big piece of meat on a plate. No sauces or anything else. They were also not able to make it medium well, it came kind of burned outside and completely raw inside. The sides came in small plates and everything just looked cheap. Definitely not worth the expensive price tag they charge.

OU
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent steak and fish. Mega lobsters too.

BS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I always like to stop in at Spark's when coming through NYC to travel overseas. Very consistent.