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Jan 21, 2010 12:09 PM

Sparks Steak House-Thoughts?

I have a dinner at Sparks next week with colleagues. I was gunning for Quality Meats but Sparks one : ( What do you suggest? Not suggest? How is the fish? I eat meat but not often and just went to Peter Lugers so I'm not dying for more read meat. Thanks in advance.

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  1. Never been, but Alan Richman just wrote a pretty entertaining takedown:

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    1. re: ChiefHDB

      thanks chief. the article is just as i imagined it. now i'm even less excited but at least i know to be prepared for a disappointing meal. can't wait for my colleagues to be disappointed and me say, i told you so.

      so now that i am going, what do i order--besides the strip? i'm allergic to shrimp, crab and lobster : (

    2. Simply put- save your money for a better meal and experience elsewhere.

      1. We went there New Year's eve. It was great-inc. the filets mignons

        1. Sparks is my fave steakhouse hands down for the ambience alone. That being said I always go as a group and order one of those gigantic lobsters which they break open for you for easy service . I always have a steak as a "sidedish" to complete the fare.

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          1. re: UES Mayor

            The ambience is definitely Old School, a dying style in NYC, and much missed by many, including me. Speaking of dying, a friend of mine in graduate school was Paul Castellano's favorite waitress. She said that whenever Big Paul ate at Spark's, she'd serve him at a distance and keep away from his table unless she had to.

          2. so i'm going tuesday to sparks. suggestions? i love lobster but recently became allergic. i usually get filet but what about any of the fish or other steaks? what do you suggest?

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            1. re: mch

              It's been quite a while since I've been to Sparks. That said, they used to make an excellent (and huge) veal chop - and do take advantage of their wine cellar; it's one of the best around and very reasonably priced to boot.

              1. re: mch

                I have had the tuna steak there a few times and it has always been wonderful. The crabmeat cocktail is great too.