Sparks Steak House
210 E 46th St, New York, NY 10017
Phone: (212) 557-7409
Phone: (212) 687-7409
Phone: (646) 257-2652
Phone: (212) 687-3700
Primary Phone: (646) 979-2997
Phone: (212) 687-4806
Fax: (212) 557-7409
Michael Cetta INC.
Michael Cetta Inc. Sparks Steakhouse
Bike Parking: Yes
Good For Groups: Yes
Cuisines: Barbecue, French, Steakhouse, European, Seafood, Continental
Alcohol: Full Bar, Wine
Takes Reservations: Yes
Outdoor Seating: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Wheelchair Accessible
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Great classic steak house in New York... I've only been once but we certainly enjoyed the experience and had fantastic service with old school touch. The steak melted in my mouth and the lobster appetizer was enjoyed by everyone at the table
01/11/2011Provided by Citysearch -
Sparks used to be great. But it seems like the shootings and staff lawsuits have taken a toll on the establishment as it's now a complete den of disfunction.
I made a reservation 2 weeks in advance for my husband's birthday. They confirmed the date and time and I never thought twice about it. The night of our reservation we showed up for dinner to find the doors locked and the place closed. Needless to say we were furious. What decent NYC restaurant will make a reservation on a night they're closed?!
When I called the next day the managers could not have been more rude or unhelpful. The only thing they were concerned with was the date and time I called to make the reservation and the closest thing I got to an apology was ""I hear you.""
I WILL NEVER RETURN TO THIS RESTAURANT. If the staff is this completely incompetent making a simple reservation, there is no way I'd trust the food there. My husband and I went around the corner to Palm Too and had an INCREDIBLE dinner complimented by an amazing, super accommodating staff. RIP Sparks. You're officially dead to us.
04/12/2010Provided by Citysearch -
the service was horrible first to begin with second the steak was ok and the salad and seafood was good but i asked for my steak to be well done due to the bussy night the waiter or kitchen laacked to cook my steak properally blood red in the middle i asked for well done they brang me medium rare ughh makes me mad but atleast i enjoyed the raw ruberr seafood the only reall dinner i had was salad . sad to say i could of seen a mouse but the waiter yelled at me "" we have no mouses ""!
11/20/2009Provided by Citysearch -
The draw must still be that Paul Castellano was murdered on his way in. Ugly legacy for an ugly restaurant. Dining in a funeral parlor is what it was like for me. Dark, dreary and old. Looked like it hadn't been dusted in a while. My husband and I had different selections of steak yet they both had the same exact mushroom sauce on top. The waitstaff was demonstrably arrogant and willfully unhelpful. I don't know what the good ratings are about, this place is etched in my mind as the worst dining experience of my life.
05/29/2008Provided by Citysearch -
Visiting NY from the UK for the first time we plumbed the depths of CitySearch for recommendations for a good Steak House and chose one within easy walking distance of our hotel. We're both sure that we chose well. Sparks is large but still manages to be inviting. We were seated quickly and our allocated table served by a pleasant and attentive waiter - Juan (from Argentina, we later learned). The menu, thankfully, is very simple with only 10 or so appetisers and slightly more entrees to choose form. The same cannot be said for the winelist. That was one of the most extensive winelist we've been presented with in the US.
Our chosen steaks were cooked to perfection as was our choice of vegetables. We really can't find any room for criticism of the food quality (and that's unusual for us!). Our deserts were OK - nothing remarkable or noteworthy - except that the Raspberry Romanoff didn't live up to it's ""Rich but Good"" title. As for service, Juan did a superb job. He found the right balance of attention, chat and pace. We never felt rushed at any point despite the restaurant being very busy. So why, you ask, do we only give it 4 stars? That's because of two things. Firstly, this was an expensive meal. The old addage ""You get what you pay for"" is true but in this restaurant, you pay for everything! The entree's price does not include any sides whatsoever. Quite surprising given the $40plus price-tag per entree. The second reason is the manner of the Maitre-De (spelling?). He was abrupt and arrogant - verging on rude - far too full of his own importance and apparently oblivious to the fact that customers pay his wage! That having been said, we really did enjoy this meal and would definitely recommend for the occaional ""splurge"" outing.
04/13/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I went to the Sparks on a recent trip to NYC with 2 of my girls for a girls weekend..What an experience!
We made reservations for 7:30..the guys at the front in the suits were very ...umm how do u say ""pushy""? After being held at the bar for over an hour we were seated in the biggest and loudest room i have ever eaten in! This place looked like something out of the Godfather movies. We were greeted by our big muscled up waiter who looked angry and mean at 1st but was such a sweetheart and very funny..(his name is Chris)..He convinced us to split up the apps and to save ourselves for the steaks! We each had a Sirloin ( their signature) amazing! cooked perfect ! The sides of hash browns and asparagus were the perfect compliment to the steak..
Two bottles of wine down and after a little bit of digestion Chris brought us a berries ala mode.....so good!! If you are in NYC and crave steak go to sparks ! Thanks Sparks and thank you Chris !!!!
03/19/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I chose to eat a red snapper at Sparks after having too much red meat of late and having had terrific fish at other NY steak houses. Mistake #1. It was breaded, dry and tasteless. Very disappointing given the cost and the reputation of the place. The service was very attentive so we did not focus much on our waiters ins and outs. Mistake #2. He served us about six or seven bottles of imported water which we did not ask for but did not notice given a robust dinner conversation and the waiter's quiet efficient manner. I will not shock you with the total water bill but ....it was significantly more than two of our entrees.
In sum, a little tasteless and a little sleazy.