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Midtown East
0.3 miles from Grand Central Terminal
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PRICE RANGE
$50 - $80
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Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse
FEATURES
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not ostentatious. Simple but eloquent. Great food. Booze menu is interesting. History. Plus with my love tonight. Life is good !

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed May 8, 2020

This is an old school steakhouse with Italian roots. The food is brought out on carts. We ate an excellent perfectly cooked sirloin steak, salads and the best baked potatoes (crispy skin). The service is attentive but not intrusive. On a Saturday night, this restaurant...has a lively, celebratory atmosphere in the dining area. This is one of my husband’s favorite non-chain steakhouses in the country (like St. Elmo’s in Indy) so I know he will want to come here again on our next trip to NYC.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed February 22, 2020

Sparks is the ultimate NY steak house. I ordered the fliet mignon. There were no number of ounces promised on the menu. When it came the steak was the size of my fist. Probably 12 or 16 ounces, perfectly charred on the outside and rare...on the inside. It was like eating a giant tub of soft yummy butter. The service: impeccable. Dinner for three, with tip and one bottle of wine, was $492.46. Worth every penny!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed February 17, 2020

I haven't been back to Sparks in many years, but decided to try it again. Our table was waiting when we arrived & our waiter came to greet us within minutes of being seated. We ordered drinks & he came back promptly to take our...order. The food was done with perfection & couldn't be more pleased. The ambiance hasn't changed much over the years, but is warm, colorful & inviting. Over-all, a great experience!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 14, 2020

We arrived promptly for our reservations at 7 p.m. and were seated immediately. We ordered two cocktails to start, and talk about a stiff martini! It came with the most delicious blue cheese olives. Our server Lucky, was always checking in on us. For starters...we had the clams and shrimp & clams and crab meat. Both were fresh and wonderful. The Caesars salad was one of the best we've ever had. My wife had the Chilean Sea Bass, it look light a marshmallow! Very good! I opted for the sliced steak, which came in a nice med-rare, very tender. The only thing lacking was the dessert pecan pie, which was pretty average. Otherwise a perfect meal. Finally this place is off my bucket list!More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 28, 2020

The hotel staff recommend this place to us. its a bit of a walk from Times Square. Its in the office area of New York, so most of the people dining there are from the near by offices enjoying quick drink or business meeting ....Portion of the food is big, its on ala carte , so its up to you to add a appetisers . they have a huge choices of wine but limited on beer . Waiters are attentive, its a cosy place to dine . we were lucky just to walk in without any reservation at all. I do suggest make a reservation to avoid disappointment. as the place is really busy .More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

I've been to this venerable steakhouse (one of NYC's oldest) many times. Professional waitstaff, excellent food, friendly managers. Recommended!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020 via mobile

We had a function with a private room downstairs which was nice. Can’t say the waiters were that good and they kept talking loudly while the speeches were on. Food was good but portions were simply too big. Massive amount of food wasted. Expensive.

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

I planned a first time visit to Sparks to celebrate my son’s 16th birthday - excellent decision. Making an online reservation was easy. The ambiance of this establishment is unmatched - absolutely classic and flawless. The restaurant itself is beautiful and the service/attentiveness is incredible....I enjoyed lovely Italian wine, Caesar salad, and beef medallions. My son ordered filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and sautéed onions. I cannot emphasize how perfect the service was - our server was wonderful, knowledgeable and personable, we were so well cared for at this establishment. I truly wanted my son to experience fine dining and Sparks hit every mark and beyond - I am forever loyal and appreciative because of our experience this evening!! And may I recommend the cheesecake and Amaretto- fantastic!!! Thank you!! Melissa & Leo 😃❤️More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 19, 2020 via mobile

Incredible dinner—the seafood platter appetizer and lobster platter were amazing. Veal chop was the best ever as were the vegetables and dessert platters. Service was excellent.

Date of visit: January 2020
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