Sparks Steak House

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210 E 46th St

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Quality of food was excellent. Service- heated. Meat completely done. Bottles the best - Gold oak.I will be back. For sure.......LOVE THAT PLACE

6
★★★★★

Quality of food was excellent. Service- heated. Meat completely done. Bottles the best - Gold oak.I will be back. For sure.......LOVE THAT PLACE

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The key differentiator between Cause and the other topnotch meat homes is the weather and category it projects. While others equivalent it in food, the weather at Cause is devoid of fellow in its classification.

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The key differentiator between Cause and the other topnotch meat homes is the weather and category it projects. While others equivalent it in food, the weather at Cause is devoid of fellow in its classification.

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Every time I go to NYC for business a visit to Sparks is a Must.

Best Stake, great service, incredible wine and cigars selections.

6
★★★★★

Every time I go to NYC for business a visit to Sparks is a Must.

Best Stake, great service, incredible wine and cigars selections.

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I have been coming to sparks since the 80's what a great food. You get what you paid for. The greatest cuts of beef around. 5 stars for me.

6
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I have been coming to sparks since the 80's what a great food. You get what you paid for. The greatest cuts of beef around. 5 stars for me.

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Not enough stars

6
★★★★★

Not enough stars

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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

6
★★★★★

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

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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

6
★★★★★

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

Pros: great food

Cons: dumb waiters

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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

6
★★★★★

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

Pros: murdered mobster makes it a landmark

Cons: everything

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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

6
★★★★★

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

Pros: great steak, pleasant service

Cons: Price, nothing included in entree price.

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I went to the Sparks on a recent trip to NYC with 2 of my girls for a girls weekend..What an experience! \r
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

6
★★★★★

I went to the Sparks on a recent trip to NYC with 2 of my girls for a girls weekend..What an experience! \r
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

Pros: Steak, wine, desert, service

Cons: Maitre'd ..the wait

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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

6
★★★★★

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

Pros: atmosphere

Cons: food

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There isn't much to say here. Simply put, you will not find a better tasting steak in New York City (maybe anywhere). Yes, I have been to Peter Luger. Yes, I have been to the Strip House. Yes, I have been to the Old Homestead. I can

6
★★★★★

There isn't much to say here. Simply put, you will not find a better tasting steak in New York City (maybe anywhere). Yes, I have been to Peter Luger. Yes, I have been to the Strip House. Yes, I have been to the Old Homestead. I can

Pros: Prime Sirloin & Wine List

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As a young professional always looking to entertain clients I have been frequenting many steakhouses and I must say if you are looking for the environment, service, and quality food of a "storied NYC steakhouse" this is the place to try.

6
★★★★★

As a young professional always looking to entertain clients I have been frequenting many steakhouses and I must say if you are looking for the environment, service, and quality food of a "storied NYC steakhouse" this is the place to try.

Pros: Service, atmosphere, wine selection, food

Cons: long wait (possible), even with reservation

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i went my first time during the week , i was very impressed with the food, very very good steak.the second time i went with my wife on a Saturday night, big big mistake.Waited over a hour for a table, while the bridge and tunnel crowd that

6
★★★★★

i went my first time during the week , i was very impressed with the food, very very good steak.the second time i went with my wife on a Saturday night, big big mistake.Waited over a hour for a table, while the bridge and tunnel crowd that

Pros: GREAT PLACE BUT BRIDGE AND TUNNEL ON A SATURDAY

Cons: SUPER EXPENSIVE,

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Our 22 year old nephew was in town and he wanted a try a "real New York City steakhouse". A quick call to the restuarant confirmed a 7 PM mid-week reservation. We arrived on time and were seated immediately despite a good sized crowd in

6
★★★★★

Our 22 year old nephew was in town and he wanted a try a "real New York City steakhouse". A quick call to the restuarant confirmed a 7 PM mid-week reservation. We arrived on time and were seated immediately despite a good sized crowd in

Pros: Wine list, quality of steaks and seafood, know how on how to be a NYC steakhouse

Cons: few options for "petite" cuts of meat

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I have never been to such a large restaurant in my life. I expected to get a average steak, but to my surprise It was perfect. The meat was so tender and juicy that I couldn?t believe it was steak. The salad dressing was just perfect, with

6
★★★★★

I have never been to such a large restaurant in my life. I expected to get a average steak, but to my surprise It was perfect. The meat was so tender and juicy that I couldn?t believe it was steak. The salad dressing was just perfect, with

Pros: Portion sizes are fit for a king

Cons: My stomach was too small

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Had a small family birthday (my 60th) dinner last night. Arrived one hour late because of Lincoln Tunnel traffic, but were seated in less than 5 minutes. Waiters were extremely attentive, continuously replenishing rolls and water, and

6
★★★★★

Had a small family birthday (my 60th) dinner last night. Arrived one hour late because of Lincoln Tunnel traffic, but were seated in less than 5 minutes. Waiters were extremely attentive, continuously replenishing rolls and water, and

Pros: All

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This weekend last, I visted Sparks with a party of six for a birthday celebration. We read the reviews on this website (95% raves) and decided to give it a try. We arrived 10 min late, but were seated promptly. The atttentive

6
★★★★★

This weekend last, I visted Sparks with a party of six for a birthday celebration. We read the reviews on this website (95% raves) and decided to give it a try. We arrived 10 min late, but were seated promptly. The atttentive

Pros: waitstaff

Cons: food

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I went to Sparks with a party of 6 this past Saturday for my parent's anniversary. The place is big and dark, with beautiful paintings and legendary write ups on the walls. You can feel the history when you enter, and see where Paul

6
★★★★★

I went to Sparks with a party of 6 this past Saturday for my parent's anniversary. The place is big and dark, with beautiful paintings and legendary write ups on the walls. You can feel the history when you enter, and see where Paul

Pros: Steak, decor, and service

Cons: Expensive, and crowded.

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Saturday nights at Sparks are booming, dare I say "overwhelming". We arrived promptly for our 8:30 dinner reservation, checked in, found a tiny hole in the mob of 100 people at the bar, and were seated an hour later (even after tipping

6
★★★★★

Saturday nights at Sparks are booming, dare I say "overwhelming". We arrived promptly for our 8:30 dinner reservation, checked in, found a tiny hole in the mob of 100 people at the bar, and were seated an hour later (even after tipping

Pros: Steak, wine list, no problem to split courses

Cons: Loud, Over-crowded bar, Extensive wait (even with reservations)

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I dined for the first time at sparks for my group's holiday party. We had a 7:00 reservation for 4 and upon arrival there seemed to be a few hundred people gathered in the bar and surrounding the maitre d'. i was a bit skeptical after

6
★★★★★

I dined for the first time at sparks for my group's holiday party. We had a 7:00 reservation for 4 and upon arrival there seemed to be a few hundred people gathered in the bar and surrounding the maitre d'. i was a bit skeptical after

Pros: great steaks, good wine

Cons: a little loud

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This place has a lot of character, classic throw back mob decor/persona. I recently dined at sparks over the thanksgiving holiday, and thought overall it was excellent quality. Actually their's a pretty limited selection of steaks, that

6
★★★★★

This place has a lot of character, classic throw back mob decor/persona. I recently dined at sparks over the thanksgiving holiday, and thought overall it was excellent quality. Actually their's a pretty limited selection of steaks, that

Pros: Great food, good service, decor / persona

Cons: $$$$ - Steak selection

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I've had several great steaks at Sparks though I've been frustrated the last few times I've eaten there that even with a reservation we waited almost an hour at the extremely overcrowded bar. Probably best to eat here on a weeknight.

6
★★★★★

I've had several great steaks at Sparks though I've been frustrated the last few times I've eaten there that even with a reservation we waited almost an hour at the extremely overcrowded bar. Probably best to eat here on a weeknight.

Pros: Great steak

Cons: Overcrowding

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overall a great experience...the service was excellent and the food was delicious as expected. highlights of the evening were the oysters for the appetizer (very fresh), the mushroom caps for the vegetable side, and the filet for the

6
★★★★★

overall a great experience...the service was excellent and the food was delicious as expected. highlights of the evening were the oysters for the appetizer (very fresh), the mushroom caps for the vegetable side, and the filet for the

Pros: steak, service, appetizers

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Gret Steak and fun atmosphere. Old world service type. Went for New Years eve and had alot of fun. Highly recommend.

6
★★★★★

Gret Steak and fun atmosphere. Old world service type. Went for New Years eve and had alot of fun. Highly recommend.

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This is defeinitely the place for u. The steak was Good as Excellent! \r
Definitely have to make a reservation and dress well. All business \r
people come here at any given time. Great for groups, even just for two.\r
Mushroom was

6
★★★★★

This is defeinitely the place for u. The steak was Good as Excellent! \r
Definitely have to make a reservation and dress well. All business \r
people come here at any given time. Great for groups, even just for two.\r
Mushroom was

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I came here for a business lunch. The decor is classic. The staff is courteous and effective. The steaks are very large and done just right, but not so outstanding as to be memorable. In my opinion, BLT steakhouse is better. The crabmeat

6
★★★★★

I came here for a business lunch. The decor is classic. The staff is courteous and effective. The steaks are very large and done just right, but not so outstanding as to be memorable. In my opinion, BLT steakhouse is better. The crabmeat

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From the service, to the wine, to the primi to the secondi...Every detail is taken care of perfectly at Sparks. Italian vibe and delicious pieces of steak. Try the oysters as well!

6
★★★★★

From the service, to the wine, to the primi to the secondi...Every detail is taken care of perfectly at Sparks. Italian vibe and delicious pieces of steak. Try the oysters as well!

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If you want to have the perfect NY experience (I'm from europe) go there and order one of the depicius prepared steaks. The athmosphere is really like you imagine New York could have been in former times. The Godfather perhaps sits next to

6
★★★★★

If you want to have the perfect NY experience (I'm from europe) go there and order one of the depicius prepared steaks. The athmosphere is really like you imagine New York could have been in former times. The Godfather perhaps sits next to

Pros: Steak, Food, Everything!!!!!

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There are numerous better steakhouses in this city so don't waste your money here. The sirloin is bland and not well marbled. Side dishes are about as boring and simple as can be. The creamed spinach is gritty and tastes like creamed

6
★★★★★

There are numerous better steakhouses in this city so don't waste your money here. The sirloin is bland and not well marbled. Side dishes are about as boring and simple as can be. The creamed spinach is gritty and tastes like creamed

Pros: Historic setting and ambience

Cons: Food

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as a diehard Peter Luger fan, I didn't think anything could match PL's porterhouse. but the NY sirloin at Sparks comes pretty damn close - big, tender and expertly cooked. plus the interior at Sparks is much classier and far more

6
★★★★★

as a diehard Peter Luger fan, I didn't think anything could match PL's porterhouse. but the NY sirloin at Sparks comes pretty damn close - big, tender and expertly cooked. plus the interior at Sparks is much classier and far more

Pros: Expertly cooked steak, generous portions

Cons: Expensive, but you get what you pay for

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This Manhattan classic (also the spot where Paul Castallino was gunned down) has possibly the best steaks in the City. It is definetly a power scene with almost all of their customers "High Rollers." The wine selection is uncomparable to

6
★★★★★

This Manhattan classic (also the spot where Paul Castallino was gunned down) has possibly the best steaks in the City. It is definetly a power scene with almost all of their customers "High Rollers." The wine selection is uncomparable to

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Wow, amazing restaurant.

The service was prompt and invisible. They made sure you are well taken care of w/out interupting your conversations or asking you 20 questions. They also offered excellent suggestions if you have a hard time

6
★★★★★

Wow, amazing restaurant.

The service was prompt and invisible. They made sure you are well taken care of w/out interupting your conversations or asking you 20 questions. They also offered excellent suggestions if you have a hard time

Pros: Food quality, Service, Wine List

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BEST WINE VALUE IN NYC , FOOD QUALITY AT BEST , PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, NO CLOWNS

6
★★★★★

BEST WINE VALUE IN NYC , FOOD QUALITY AT BEST , PROFESSIONAL SERVICE, NO CLOWNS

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i went to sparks on a windy night with my friend ro (the man)...it was a wonderful experience...we dined on juicy, succulent steak that made me feel quivery inside...it was so nice....even the waiter was warm and cordial, and, need i

6
★★★★★

i went to sparks on a windy night with my friend ro (the man)...it was a wonderful experience...we dined on juicy, succulent steak that made me feel quivery inside...it was so nice....even the waiter was warm and cordial, and, need i

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I went to Sparks and there steak is unbelievable. I love steak, and their sirloin was just unbelievable. I really couldn't belive how good it was. The wine list is also deep with a ton of choice. great place!

6
★★★★★

I went to Sparks and there steak is unbelievable. I love steak, and their sirloin was just unbelievable. I really couldn't belive how good it was. The wine list is also deep with a ton of choice. great place!

Pros: great steak, great wine list

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The steaks are great and the place just feels like a steakhouse. Nothing wrong, like in i"in Rome". My waiter was a bit gruff but was very attentive. The steaks were done to perfection and the sides were perfect. Place was jammed with a

6
★★★★★

The steaks are great and the place just feels like a steakhouse. Nothing wrong, like in i"in Rome". My waiter was a bit gruff but was very attentive. The steaks were done to perfection and the sides were perfect. Place was jammed with a

Pros: steak, sides, wine

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...according to the maitre'd. After being in business for so long, you would think that they could figure out how to take and keep reservations. But apparently not. There are plenty of fine establishments in this city that usher diners in

6
★★★★★

...according to the maitre'd. After being in business for so long, you would think that they could figure out how to take and keep reservations. But apparently not. There are plenty of fine establishments in this city that usher diners in

Pros: wait staff

Cons: maitre'd

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Hands down the best dining experience I have ever had. From the moment we stepped in to the moment we stepped out, we were treated wonderfully. The staff was so friendly and gracious, they even came by our table a few times to chit chat

6
★★★★★

Hands down the best dining experience I have ever had. From the moment we stepped in to the moment we stepped out, we were treated wonderfully. The staff was so friendly and gracious, they even came by our table a few times to chit chat

Pros: Everything

Cons: Nothing

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This is not a fine dining experience...this is a blast of a time, with no attitude and delicious food. The steak is tender, the spinach is creamy, and the service is fine to great. Bring your friends, drink some wine, even party. This

6
★★★★★

This is not a fine dining experience...this is a blast of a time, with no attitude and delicious food. The steak is tender, the spinach is creamy, and the service is fine to great. Bring your friends, drink some wine, even party. This

Pros: food, wine, ambience

Cons: shootings

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The steaks are great and the wine list is unmatched in other NYC steakhouses.

6
★★★★★

The steaks are great and the wine list is unmatched in other NYC steakhouses.

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My husband and I live in Denver, but try to get to NYC a couple times a year and everytime we visit Sparks and have never been disappointed. The steaks are cooked to perfection, the service wonderful (although the wait staff is not overly

6
★★★★★

My husband and I live in Denver, but try to get to NYC a couple times a year and everytime we visit Sparks and have never been disappointed. The steaks are cooked to perfection, the service wonderful (although the wait staff is not overly

Pros: Excellent food, amazing wine list, great atmosphere

Cons: Parking

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I don't know about the other posts and why people waited so long, but we were sat 30 seconds after we arrived and the maitre d was nice, and it was crowded on a Thursday. The service was A+ and he told us to sit and enjoy our dessert and

6
★★★★★

I don't know about the other posts and why people waited so long, but we were sat 30 seconds after we arrived and the maitre d was nice, and it was crowded on a Thursday. The service was A+ and he told us to sit and enjoy our dessert and

Pros: Lamb chop, wine list, No wait

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Great steak, excellent menu. The desserts are also excellent. If you want to see a restaurant full of "typical" New Yorkers, this is the place. The restaurant is huge, and busy.

6
★★★★★

Great steak, excellent menu. The desserts are also excellent. If you want to see a restaurant full of "typical" New Yorkers, this is the place. The restaurant is huge, and busy.

Pros: Food, Quality

Cons: Busy, Crowded

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I have eaten at Sparks for years and I have to say there has yet to be another steak house in the city that can do it any better. The steaks as well as the other entrees are always served to perfection. If for any reason someone was

6
★★★★★

I have eaten at Sparks for years and I have to say there has yet to be another steak house in the city that can do it any better. The steaks as well as the other entrees are always served to perfection. If for any reason someone was

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You do have to wait, regardless of a reservation, but it was only about 20 minutes and that is par for the course in the city. The filet came out charred and one side was not edible. There aren't any mashed potatoes-they are more like

6
★★★★★

You do have to wait, regardless of a reservation, but it was only about 20 minutes and that is par for the course in the city. The filet came out charred and one side was not edible. There aren't any mashed potatoes-they are more like

Pros: Classic steakhouse

Cons: Food

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Not sure why this is supposed to be THE place: (1) meat is great, but only 2 premium cuts (filet and sirloin, and these are not everyone's favorites); (2) even if you have reservation, you'll have to wait 20 minutes; (3) lousy side dishes;

6
★★★★★

Not sure why this is supposed to be THE place: (1) meat is great, but only 2 premium cuts (filet and sirloin, and these are not everyone's favorites); (2) even if you have reservation, you'll have to wait 20 minutes; (3) lousy side dishes;

Pros: meat quality, wine list, oysters

Cons: anything non-meat, meat selection, service

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Great steaks, great service and great wines. This a true New York Steakhouse and one of the best. Everytime I come here I have and amazing "steak experience". Thank God for Business Expenses.

6
★★★★★

Great steaks, great service and great wines. This a true New York Steakhouse and one of the best. Everytime I come here I have and amazing "steak experience". Thank God for Business Expenses.

Pros: Wines, Service, Steaks

Cons: Cost, Crowded

Editorial from

Sparks gained its most enduring fame when mobster Paul Castellano was assassinated on his way in, but that just proves that its meat is worth dying for. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration. Certainly no one comes here for their health--or theā€¦

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