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210 E. 46th St., New York, NY, 10017
nr. Third Ave.
By Sir_Anonymous on 4/25/2013
Poor experience, food is alright, but not worth the price given the other steak houses in the City. Waiter forgot half of our group's appetizers, and then didn't really apologize (let alone offer to buy us a drink, desert, etc.). He proceeded to get things wrong with our entree and subsequent drink orders. The food is fine, not really good or great. I would not tell any of my friends to go here given all of the other good places to get a steak.
By Entertainment_Kate on 3/14/2003
Excellent steak in an all-business, suit and tie environment. Lots of mixing and mingling at the bar as you wait for a table.
Fire your cardiologist!
By battousai on 4/20/2003
This is where the big boys come to play for a hearty helping of NYC's finest strip steak! Excellent wine list to complement the macho protein fare. If my cardioligist ever found out how many times I go here, he'll kill me!!!
By sahw on 5/16/2004
One of the great steak houses of NY, if not the best. The service is excellent and gracious. The steaks melt in your mouth. If you are not a steak eater, the lobster, shrimp and various fish entrees are excellent. Don't forget the sides, especially the creamed spinach. Leave room for the desserts. A real winner all the way around.
Sparks does Steak
By diner007 on 12/11/2005
If you like steak, this is a great place to go. Easily you can split your portions and still have plenty. The creamed spinach was way oversalted, making it almost unedible. The potatoes were great however and the salads were also good. Great wine selection and service. Fun place to go with out of towners who ask for steak. It has that "old, male-dominated bully" decor.
Still my favorite steakhouse
By michelle on 2/22/2003
I keep trying other steak joints, but I always use Sparks as the hallmark. Great food. Not only are the steaks tops - their seafood is super too. Great wine list. This place gets crowded and noisy, but you're not here for a romantic evening ... you're here to eat and drink. Forget the cholesterol!
the best steak!
By keta on 4/11/2003
I go to this place when I want a delicious, juicy and big steak! Very tender and I consider it the best steak in NYC!
Now I can Die Happy I didn't miss this!
By TheAgency on 5/7/2010
<b><font color=navy> I have always come in a casual suit (no tie ever). I read some reviews that were ridiculous. I have been to ever steakhouse worth mentioning and dollar for dollar the best steak for the money. OK, so if you think the meal here is expensive then you couldn't possibly be a native NYer. No one has a better mozzarella and tomato - the shrimp cocktails are Godzilla sized and of course the sirloin is the one to have if you are a 1st timer there. Personally I enjoy the sliced steak as much as the Sirloin but, hey, that's my choice My sister in law totally freaked me out when she decided to order lobster - I was almost offended "I MEANT WTF, You are in a steakhouse!". I will tell You readers this, Lobster in drawn butter rates very high on my list (No, I don't keep kosher - hehe) and eating lobster on a steakhouse just doesn't fit in my list of things to do. I ate my words, my sister-in-law rolled here eyes and said, WOW! I thought she was just exaggerating since we ate plenty of Lobster in other places. I took a bite and I was in shock. Old world decor and service is what you would expect from a traditional NYC Steakhouse. As per dress codes...this is my take on this. The average folk that goes there are not snobs but business people and true Steak eating citizens. Show a little respect for your neighbor and dress clean with a button down shirt and slacks, Wear the jeans for Peter Lugers - I mean it!!!
Wine list fit for Gods, Steak fit for Kings! The Best!
By Ozi6969 on 2/7/2003
Best Steakhouse in NYC w/upscale, well-trained staff, old school decor, heavenly Steaks and Wine meant for sophisticated palates. If you're not ready to drop a few thousand at *Sparks* suggest Lugers/Maloney/ Wollensky/Ruth's...Sparks' proud/historic Wine list rivals the best French restaurants in NYC (NO other Steakhouse can claim this!) while the Prime Sirloin (well done) is to die for, Try the Steak Fromage, Beek Scallapini with 1986 Chateau Latour, recommend the 1992 Dom Perigone to start, Tartuffo for dessert is a God-send! Sparks is for Bankers, Ballers and Don's, if you're none of the above don't expect top-notch service. Bottom Line: Impressive wine list, pinstriped crowd, must be willing to spend, excellent food, Perfect service, best for groups/couples but not kids, By far the best Steakhouse in NYC- Always has and always will be. Sparks For Life! Enjoy!
Pushes My Meat Button
By Louis610 on 2/27/2003
Sparks is what a great steakhouse should be. Hearts of palm salad, creamed spinach and unbelievable cuts of prime beef. It has never failed me.
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