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Sparks Steak House
Posted by Anonymous on 10/11/2011
Read all the reviews and figured I would try for myself. Have been to numerous steakhouses given that is what I love. Very poor steak and the worst part was the service. The waitor acted as if he was doing us a favor by waiting on us. The bread could have been used as a baseball at Yankee stadium. First trip to NYC and I won't go back to Sparks.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/17/2011
Overcooked the top part of the steak, not juicy, not very good experience
Posted by Amy on 06/20/2011
This restaurant was great! I read tons of bad reviews, however I was delighted by my own experience. I did wear jeans, my daughter wore a dress and my husband wore a sport coat. There were several businessmen and a handful of families dining. I had the sirloin and it was really great. The texture and temperature was perfect. Our waiter was pleasant and very attentive. The overall experience is a " five star". You will not be disappointed!
Posted by Steak House Critic # 36 on 06/02/2011
Great bar scene with lots of action; relax and enjoy a JWB on the rocks while your table is prepared. Best Sirloin on the isle of Manhattan. Creamed spinach is the only condiment needed and should be considered steak sauce. When available whole large lobsters are succulent. Servers preform surgery as the buttery meat is dissected table side. The work day has ended, just eat the pure meat and enjoy. Sparks is under-rated, my NYC favorite.
Posted by Regularguy on 05/04/2011
You've got to order the right thing here, as a number of items are pretty average, but if you order the right things Sparks is excellent. Avoid traditional lettuce salads; get either the broiled shrimp or the caprese salad to start. The mozzarella is unbelievable; the waiter wouldn't tell me where they get it. And forget steak - get the lamb chops, which are the best in NY. 3 chops, thick, tender, juicy, and slightly charred. Excellent. Good bartenders and wine list as well - bartenders give a good pour.
Posted by Spyros Nabisco on 12/12/2010
I lived in the city over 10 years ago. My wife and I used to go to Sparks regularly. The service was always good to great, and yes I would wear a suit or some nice slacks and shirt (to top that off I had hair down my back and a handle bar mustache). Yeah, the place is expensive; don't like it go to The Outback. The price and its attitude keep the screaming brats and idiot adults OUT. I used to get the filet most of the time, and it was awesome, and that goes for the occassional sirloin as well. I could give a rats butt about some "mob hit" from a million years ago. Oh yeah, as far as the interior is concerned...I loved it! I like the 70's. It's nice to have a place where you need to look like you at least try to clean up and keep the baggy pant backwards cap crowd out. It's just too bad you can't smoke a cigar there like back when I lived in NYC.
Posted by Old New Yorker on 10/28/2010
Rude, unhelpful and indifferent waiters, two different portions of beef come out with the same exact sauce on top and the price. I feel taken. Coasting on the lore of a mob hit.