Sparks Steak House

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Sparks Steak House
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Main dining area
Restaurant information
Established 1966
Food type Steak
Street address 210 East 46th Street (between Second Avenue and Third Avenue) in Midtown Manhattan
City New York City
State New York
Postal code/ZIP 10017

The Sparks Steak House is a steakhouse restaurant located at 210 East 46th Street (between Second Avenue and Third Avenue) in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[1]

History[edit]

The restaurant was founded by brothers Pasquale (Pat) and Mike Cetta in 1966. It was originally located at 123 East 18th Street, but moved to its current location in 1977. Pat had a heart attack and died in his apartment on the evening of January 24th, 2000.

It is the establishment where Gambino crime family boss Paul Castellano and underboss Thomas Bilotti were gunned down near its entrance in 1985. The hit was under the orders from John Gotti.[2]

Reviews[edit]

In 2003, Wine Spectator gave a Restaurant Awards to Sparks Steak House. [3]

In 2004, New York Magazine gave it the award of the Best Places to eat in New York City.[4]

In 2005, New York Magazine – Adam Platt’s – Where to Eat 2005. [5]

In 2005, GQ Magazine votes Sparks Steak House in the top 10 Restaurants That Still Matter.[6]

In 2007, Sparks Steakhouse is voted The Greatest Steakhouse in Manhattan, New York by Yahoo.[7]

In 2010, Sparks Steak House is voted one of the top 100 restaurants in America.[8]

In 2013, Zagats gave it a food rating of 26, and ranked it the # 2 steakhouse in New York City.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Sparks Steak House - New York | East 40s Restaurant Menus and Reviews". Zagat.com. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  2. ^ Selwyn Raab (June 11, 2002). "John Gotti Dies in Prison at 61; Mafia Boss Relished the Spotlight". New York Times. Retrieved August 21, 2007. "Mr. Gotti asked Mr. Dellacroce to intervene with Mr. Castellano, but before any resolution was made, Mr. Dellacroce died of cancer in December 1985. Two weeks later, on the evening of Dec. 16, 1985, Mr. Castellano and his new underboss, Thomas Billotti, were gunned down by a team of assassins in front of Sparks Steak House on East 46th Street near Third Avenue in Manhattan." 
  3. ^ "Sparks Steak House – Greatest Steakhouse in Manhattan, Best Steak House in New York City. Established 1966 » 2003 Restaurant Awards – WINE SPECTATOR". Sparkssteakhouse.com. January 7, 2003. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  4. ^ — Adam Platt. "Sparks Steak House - Midtown East - New York Magazine Restaurant Guide". Nymag.com. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Sparks Steak House – Greatest Steakhouse in Manhattan, Best Steak House in New York City. Established 1966 » New York Magazine – Adam Platt’s – Where to Eat 2005". Sparkssteakhouse.com. January 2, 2005. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Sparks Steak House – Greatest Steakhouse in Manhattan, Best Steak House in New York City. Established 1966 » 10 Restaurants That Still Matter". Sparkssteakhouse.com. March 1, 2005. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 
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  8. ^ "Sparks Steak House – Greatest Steakhouse in Manhattan, Best Steak House in New York City. Established 1966 » The Best Restaurants in America – Award for Sparks Steak House". Sparkssteakhouse.com. December 2, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2013. 

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Coordinates: 40°45′10.75″N 73°58′19.43″W / 40.7529861°N 73.9720639°W / 40.7529861; -73.9720639