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Sparks Water Bar, Sparks, NV

Sparks Water Bar

4.4
4.4
539 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
NOW OPEN!

Lunch hours:
Mon-Fri from 11:30am
Sat-Sun from 10:30am

Dinner hours:
Everyday from 5pm

Bar hours:
Sun-Thurs open until 12am
Fri-Sat open until 1am

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Phone number

    (775) 351-1500

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Chef Shawn Roe

  • Neighborhood

    Sparks

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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What 539 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Hot Spot

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Outdoor Dining

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Scenic View

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    American

  • Tahoe / Reno Area

    Most Booked

  • Reno

    Best Ambiance

  • Reno

    Hot Spot

  • Reno

    Great for Lunch

  • Reno

    Outdoor Dining

  • Reno

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Reno

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Service was great also. The servers were very accommodating and pleasant. This will be our spot when we come back to Reno / Sparks.
  2. JJ

    JandJG

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had amazing dishes served to us in a beautiful environment. VERY pricey, so be prepared! Service was great also.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time to The Water Bar and was very impressed! Great location, plenty of indoor/outdoor seating. Service was top-notch!! Trent was our server. He had a great personality and was super knowledgeable and attentive! Had a couple of salads. Salmon and Chicken Cobb. The Cobb was amazing. Love how the dressing was put on before the rest of veggies, with the skewers of chicken to put on as you liked. Felt the prices were a bit steep, but I guess so is EVERYTHING now a days! Will definitely frequent again!👍😀
  4. GG

    GerdaG

    Portland

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My swordfish was delicious and fresh; even the dark part had no fishy taste. My husband’s filet mignon was like butter. Our server was attentive and went out of his way to accommodate my dietary restrictions.
  5. MS

    MenaS

    Hawaii

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meet up with friends for delicious food and woodies
  6. D

    Deennnn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Overall a beautiful restaurant but very pricy. My swordfish was outstanding and companion had a salad with a nice piece of salmon. However clams were dull really no taste to them and appetizer deviled eggs are a joke! A teeny tiny piece of lobster on top of each egg😂. I love the ambience and mostly the food is excellent. One thing about server, it really seemed like she was rushing us. We ordered cocktails and appetizer and wanted to take our time, but she kept coming back to see if we were ready to order. Otherwise service was good. Another suggestion on the live music. They should be outside! Bigger area, everyone was outside, hardly anyone in bar area.
  7. c

    chas

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Wine overpriced. Good service and food. How about some menu variation- why the same menu as Garwoods at the lake?
  8. SK

    SamanthaK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I still think it’s ridiculous to charge $100 for steak and lobster but that’s just me
  9. JD

    JeanD

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was well presented, portions large, menu was diverse. Drink menu was very good. Service was excellent. Sat outside under covered patio. Overall excellent and I would recommend this restaurant for lunch.
  10. N

    Notthrilled

    Tahoe

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic and food was excellent
  11. D

    Dlee

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    The service was horrible. Waiter not very attentive. Has to ask for water multiple times. Finally brought ketchup after we were done eating. Very pricy menu. Will not be returning
  12. KS

    KoraS

    San Diego

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, food, drinks and view!! Highly recommended.
  13. SC

    SheilaC

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant has a big outdoor deck overlooking the water which is really nice. Ambience is good and service was great, they have a lot of help. The food was excellent, was very impressed. Drinks a little pricy. Overall was a wonderful experience.
  14. TB

    TimB

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    mediocre at best. Normally everything is great, this time Not so much.
  15. CT

    ChescaT

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great and service
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience3
    Everything and everyone were great. It is expensive but worth every bite. The hostess was very in tune to our needs when getting ready to take us upstairs as we had requested less noise due to older people in our party, I asked if they had an elevator and she said…Iv’e got you and off we went to an elevator for our 86 and 90 year old companions. We had a last minute birthday request and they handled it beautifully - my only complaint is when someone in our party asked for the house cabernet, she was given a $38.00 glass of wine…just guessing as I didn’t have a menu, that wasn’t the house cab.
  17. KC

    KathyC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect our server was excellent and so friendly
  18. DC

    DaleC

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our 2nd visit to the Sparks Water Bar. We loved it the 1st time & wanted to introduce friends to the great restaurant. The 2nd time was equally enjoyable. The restaurant has a very nice atmosphere. It takes full advantage of being on the marina with fantastic views of the water & the mountains to the west. The pricing is the same as the Tahoe-based sister restaurants, so that makes it one of the pricier restaurants in Sparks, but I'm ok paying when you get such a nice experience. We ordered off of the "appetizer" section: Ahi Poke Tacos, Crab Cakes, Coconut Shrimp and a Burger. Everything was fantastic! Also enjoyed some of their specialty margaritas which were equally delicious. Our waiter, Brandon, did a very nice job and we visited by the manager who checked to make sure that we were happy with everything... 5 Star Experience. We'll be back!
  19. KT

    KathyT

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great wonderful restaurant
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great birthday, we got to sit outside looking at the water everything was great!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Drinks and appetizers were great, ordered steak and lobster and the lobster wasn’t edible due to how tough it was. $98 for steak and lobster is fine, it’s not fine when it’s over cooked. Rest of experience was great.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ate there for Fathers Day! Sat outside. It was great! Service and food and drinks! Perfect way to spend Father’s Day!!
  23. DH

    DaveH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    It was very good but extremely expensive for what it is
  24. MM

    MariaM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience5
    The ambience and the setting was nice. It was a lot louder than I anticipated. The food was good but not exceptional for the price. The service was sub par. The waiter didn’t seem to want to wait on us and we noticed all the other tables except his had breadsticks. He only came by a few times in the hour we were there.
  25. AP

    AngelaP

    Tahoe

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    My food was raw but the waitress took it back immediately. It took so long to come back that I just had them box it up to take home. The cost of my meal was removed from our check. The other four meals in our party were delicious and cooked perfectly. Service was extremely slow but I was hoping that was due to our waitress training another and that it was a holiday. We hope to try again.
  26. T

    Tatyanak

    Sacramento

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience2
    I dont like this service was very bed she not service 😒 good person she don't know her job
  27. TS

    TatianaS

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    The views are great, but the food is tasteless to say the least. They need a good chef for the place to be a great dining spot.
  28. ER

    EmilyR

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, nice portion sizes. Waitress was very pleasant and helpful. Ambiance was great overlooking the water.
  29. AE

    AnaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Easy reservation thru open table
  30. HB

    HollyB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    Overall it was a nice place but my food was lukewarm - cold. The service was average but overall very pleasant experience. We will try it again.
  31. S

    Squeakers

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place for special occasions or any occasion
  32. RW

    RobertW

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was wonderful. She's from Columbia. While we were messaging our son and daughter-in-law on their honeymoon in Costa Rica, she wished the well. She was sooo cordial and not pretentious! You need wonderful help to make a place great...maybe she deserves a raise... We have been to the water bar a few times... we will look for her next time.
  33. JS

    JudyS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Usually we love the Water Bar. This visit the food was very average and mine was like warm. I had the scallops, one person ordered the special pasta dish and one had the salmon.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very windy day and we had outside reservations, but they have clear wall windbreaks and canvas covering so it was fine. The food was excellent, rib eye so tender and tasty. Drinks were amazing as well but I think the slushy woodys would be even better on a hot day. Watch out tho, they sneak up on you!
  35. DG

    DavidG

    Tahoe

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall2food4service5ambience1
    Probably won’t go back for dinner!!! Our server was amazing and our meal over the top!! We we’re celebrating my brother’s birthday but the noise level was SO LOUD we literally had to scream at the top of our lungs to try to have a conversation. Got out of there as soon as we could.
  36. BH

    BonnieH

    Tahoe

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    A beautiful restaurant with wonderful servers but very expensive.
  37. HR

    HeatherR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always amazing. The Scallops & Risotto are my favorite, but everything I’ve had is delicious. Fast service, and it has a great ambiance for either date night or just apps and drinks with friends.
  38. w

    wnsiwinwje

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience2
    server sadly got our food wrong, barely apologized and didn’t ask if we wanted any dessert. food was remade though! the blonde food runner helped tons she seemed to care more than our actual server.
  39. PG

    PaulG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only critique was we would have liked a better table. Asked for one by the window and we’re immediately turned down by hostess. No explanation. Table I pointed to was empty throughout our 2 hour lunch.
  40. g

    gingert

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    The ambiance was very nice, the staff was very nice. The food was not really very good. Everything frozen and reheated is not fresh good food. I could tell the salad had been bagged! Really not good. I wanted to live it and give it a great review but I can’t.

FAQs

Sparks Water Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 539 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 51 times today
Google Map for Sparks Water Bar

325 Harbour Cove Dr suite 101 Sparks, NV 89434

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Sparks

  • Cuisines

    American, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Executive chef

    Chef Shawn Roe

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

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