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Sparks Steak House
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210 E 46th St New York, NY 10017
210 East 46th StreetUSNew YorkNew York10017
$$$$Steak House, Wine Bar
Steak House
Wine Bar
Seafood Restaurant
Lobster Restaurant
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Monday 12:00 – 11:00 pmTuesday 12:00 – 11:00 pmWednesday 12:00 – 11:00 pmThursday 12:00 – 11:00 pmFriday 12:00 – 11:30 pmSaturday 12:00 – 11:30 pmSunday Closed
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Prime meats, plus seafood, salads & a deep wine list in a clubby atmosphere, open since 1966.- Google
"Good old-school steakhouse experience, with a great wine list."
"Plain steamed asparagus, bland-ish hash brown potatoes."
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Mike Z
a month ago
Great steaks, mafia-esque style to it really added to the ambience. Unfortunately when we were there, there were picketers outside that kind of ruined the vibe. You can tell the new waiting staff has a lot to learn, we were waiting a long time to have our order taken. Luckily we weren't starving. In the end it was one of the best steaks I've ever had so we have to give credit where it's due. Hopefully they iron out their staff situation.
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Matthew Ercolino
2 months ago
I was invited as part of a birthday party for my good friend's 50th birthday dinner. My buddy was really excited and the rest of our party had been looking forward to the night for some time. While I knew about the picketing waitstaff, I thought for my friend's benefit, it was something to overlook. I was wrong. Unfortunately, the regular waitstaff not being there probably had a great deal to do with the very mediocre service. Ok, so not everyone can be a good waiter, fine; but the bad didn't stop there. The meal was really not that great. In fact, it was kind of poor considering what the place is trying to purvey. That of the uber over-the-top steakhouse. Some of the bad details were under cooked temperatures on the fillets, anemic sides for the price, and cuts of meat were very inconsistent. As a former restaurant person, I can honestly say that I felt bad for my buddy as the meal was at best, only so-so. For the price, the place should be doing a whole lot better job. While the cuts of meat were somewhat oversized, they were definitely way overpriced and they were no better than a whole lot of other NY steak house cuts you can get everywhere in the city. I can say that the wine list was impressive; but again, we went for a memorable dinner. It was certainly memorable, but for all the wrong reasons. Most of our party felt like the restaurant was really trying to cash in on the whole mafia infamy and just too full of themselves, it was very unfortunate. I would not go out of my way to go there when there are a thousand other steak places in the city that don't gouge you for a cut of meat. Very disappointing overall!! BTW my favorite insult by the picketers when we were leaving was "Go back to Russia!" Hilarious!
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Renje Grimes
5 months ago
+++ - Filet is HUUUGGGEEEEE!!!!! I got four meals out of it - Cheesecake is soft and not very dense, the crust is light as well ++ - Steak and fromage is my second favorite, that too, is a large portion, but not as big as filet - Veal cutlet was delicious, and I hate veal - Table rolls are warm - Service is attentive and on point, no stone is unturned + - I liked the house Merlot. It was nice and smooth without an after taste. - Potatoes are well seasoned - Buffalo mozzarella and tomato did what an appetizer is supposed to do - - Thin walls in the presentation/private rooms - The projector, for the presentation sucked - Sauteed spinach was kind of tasteless
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Scott Sinclair
4 months ago
I've hosted some steak dinners over the years for a group of steak connoisseurs, and so I have some qualification for my opinion. Sparks offers the same fare as another 50 steakhouses in NY, no better no worse, but charges 50-100% more if they can. Recently went with a group to have an unremarkable dinner. It was a large group, 30 head, in a private room. They stuck us for $320 per head, blowing my previous record (also Sparks) out of the water by 50%. There's inflation, sure, but this is a gouging. Everyone is a tourist at Sparks.
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big Vinny
a month ago
I am an avid steakhouse foodie and have been a long time customer of Sparks. As well as many other well known NY steakhouses likes keens, lugers, smith&wollensky, wolfgangs, rothmans, etc etc etc. Let me summarize my experience dining at Sparks a few nights back. 1 year ago sparks gets = 5 stars Today sparks gets = 2 stars We arrive at the restaurant for a business dinner and get out of your uber vehicle only to be bombarded with derogatory and nasty comments by protestors of the restaurant in the street. Telling us "not to go on" "they are horrible people that manage sparks" "they ruined the protestors lives" So, obviously we didn't know about the union walkout and strike happening the last two months. But in any event, as a foodie getting ready for a delightful,historical, and delicious steak dinner getting screamed at and heckled by the front door wasn't such a good start to the evening and put an initial damper on the night. But we push through and understand, these things happen, unions request more money, management and staff battle so we continued into the restaurant with our longtime experience of being satisfied with Sparks. Now we aren't your entry level fine diners. We spend upwards of 200 to 500 dollars on individual bottles of wine alone. We had a few questions on one or two bottles of wine and the regular waiter was brand new bc of the strike and had no idea. So we asked for a sommelier or anyone with knowledge. The waiter came back two seconds later and said "this one is good, don't do the other one" no sommelier, no answer to our questions. OK NO biggie, we are nlt pretentious pricks, but we enjoy a nice bottle of wine, lets chalk this one up to the strike as well. The service was horrendous. The waiters had to come back two or three times to take and re-take our order. They could not memorize our order and did not even know the menu of their own restaurant which we had to explain to them. We only found out later that 90% of the staff is brand new because of the strike. This is hard to explain but our usual classic sparks experience was now like eating in a fine dining restaurant, with a wait staff like Waffle House. The food was not cooked to our liking , and was full of fat and nerves. The first time I ever had to spit out steak into a napkin in the last 20 years going to sparks. The side dishes lacked normal flavor and pizaz and the desert was mediocre. All in all for a 700 dollar dinner we were completely and utterly disappointment. We still paid full price for a restaurant that is not ready for the public during the current strike/protest. I really loved Sparks and considered it my go to steakhouse for a mans night out fine dining experience with a cigar bar later that night. I'm pretty sure that is the last time I ever come here again. Its ashame.
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3 months ago
Went there today for a Christmas lunch with a few from work. The worst service I've ever had at any restaurant, anywhere. Constantly looking for the waiter for drinks. Had to ask three times before we got more wine. Wanted my steak medium, as did two others. Mine came out beet read in the middle. Sent it back. Everyone finished eating before I got mine. The food was so-so. Even the steaks. No big deal, except the price. Deserts, again had to wait and wait. After dinner drinks, a long wait. Asked for the bill. Twice. Their tip sucked, as did their service. Next Christmas, Peter Luger's!
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Edward Ben
6 months ago
I love steak. give me a steak I can tell you the quility. I love their steak and it is perectly cooked and juicy. Service is nice and friendly. Nice atmosphere.Next time head to NY will try again.
MIchael Tepper
10 months ago
Don't look at anything but the sirloin or the filet. I had the sirloin (house specialty) and it was perfectly cooked even though it was quite thick. The seasoning was strong, but I feel that a cut of meat that size needs a strong backbone of flavor to permeate the entire piece. The sides are alright, but lets be honest, you don't come to a steak house like this for the creamed spinach. The wine selection is huge and if you will find something you like with little effort if you know what you are looking for. If not, the wait staff would be happy to help with pairings. Our waiter had been there for 18 years and knew his stuff. We had an assortment of desserts, and they were all very good. I highly recommend this midtown institution.
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