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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, Seafood Restaurant
Steak House
Seafood Restaurant
Lobster Restaurant
Today Closed
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 5:00 – 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
"The sirloin is good but the filet was awful, it tasted like liver."
"Good old-school steakhouse experience, with a great wine list."
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Doug Anderson
a week ago
While we're no strangers to New York steakhouses, we'd never been to Sparks before tonight. Our favorites are, in the order of favoriteness, Peter Luger's, Pietro's, Smith & Wolensky's and Wolfgang's on Third Avenue. Now Sparks is on the list too. When we walked in it smelled like we were at Peter Luger's..........that's a good thing. Waiters were terrific, really nice guys. We had chopped tomatoes & onions with blue cheese dressing that was just fair (too finely chopped and not great tomatoes or onions). Steak was terrific. Creamed spinach was much too watery (they took it off our bill). Baked potato was of medium size and came with sour cream that was almost frozen........why would they not let the sour cream come to room temperature when serving with a hot baked potato? Again, waiters were great and we've put this on the list now that we know what to expect and how to navigate. The dining room is carpeted and that absorbs noise.........another good thing.
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Maria Peters
4 months ago
This was our first time traveling to NYC and I was in charge of choosing the "high end" restaurant of our trip. Go figure, I choose the one that greeted us with airhorns and whistles! Made us feel pretty special! ;) We had no idea some of the wait staff was on strike, but it didn't affect our time at Sparks in the least. We felt the food was FABULOUS and our waiter WONDERFULLY ENTERTAINING! He explained the "situation" outside and we understood that thing like this happen! We were a party of three adults and one teenager, and we enjoyed ourselves very much! My daughter RAVES about her meal, still; and this picky eater ate everything on her plate! We've eaten at some of the best restaurants in Chicago, and Sparks can hold their own with them! We now have a great "story" to tell about NYC, and Sparks, and our infamous "welcoming" from those who, unknowingly, made our trip even more memorable!
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Finn Arild Sæthre Nordling
3 months ago
We stopped by here around 10 pm. The restaurant was almost empty. When the last guests left we got the feeling they wanted us to leave, probably to go see the boxing match that was on, eventhough it was not closing yet. This is not proffesional for any establishment. At least considering when your paying almost 50 dollars for one steak. The only thing that was positive was that the food was good and the friendly egyptian that we spoke to on our way out.
big Vinny
6 months 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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sofia asano
2 months ago
Best meat ever; I tried the shell steak which was awesome and the cream of Spanish was out of this world! The meat was very juicy all flavor top notch!! Recommend this restaurant to any meat lover!! And wine lover
David Rankin
4 months ago
At the recommendation of a friend, we dined at Sparks Steak House on the evening of Saturday, April 18th as part of our 30th wedding anniversary celebration. As promised, the food was excellent and the atmosphere was great. The only thing better was our waitress, Louisa who did an outstanding job and was a pleasure to converse with. The next time we dine at Sparks, and there will be a next time, we plan to ask for her specifically!
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Mike Z
6 months 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
7 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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