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The Grill by Sean Connolly

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90 Federal St | Sky City Grand Hotel, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-363 7067
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17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 12:00 - 17:30
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Auckland, New Zealand
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40 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took my partner here to celebrate his birthday. Service was awesome, our waiter explained everything thoroughly. He was friendly and attentive without being annoying. What we ordered: Entree - suckling pig and cracklings. So yum, crispy and soft at the same time. Mains - steak tartare for me and Taupo pasture-fed sirloin for my partner. My steak tartare was prepared... More 

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Honomu, Hawaii
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived 10 minutes before closing for lunch but they generously welcomed us and served us. We just wanted to have some appetizers. The steak tartare (prepared at our table) was delicious. Tasted like no other tartare we've had. The king crab legs were precut and made eating it that much better. Great service. Delicious food. Nice atmosphere.

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Thank Cherilyn D
Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant never lets us down. We always come here for any celebrations and we always order their juicy steak and duck fat chips. YYUUUUMMMM!! The waiters are attentive and the experience is just wonderful. I have to say Nickel is a really good attendant and has this positive vibe that keeps us smiling. As we were about to leave... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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89 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Seriously I have just had one of the best steaks in my whole life! I've been to many places around the world and had some great steaks, but I don't think any were better than the Sirloin I had at The Grill. The service was awesome, but the meal was just incredible! I'd visit Auckland just to come back here.

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Thank DACWgtn
England
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely restaurant for something a bit special. Perfect service, where nothing is left out. Food was absolutely gorgeous. We had seafood starters and recommended steak main, with sides and sauces. Soooo tasty and a really warm and romantic atmosphere. Would come back to Auckland just to eat here again!!

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Thank malteserEngland
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked in the day after Valentine's day (15/02/17) to avoid the madness. The table was booked through their website which was really easy and efficient. After we arrived, a lovely waitress greeted us right away and we were seated not long after. Another waiter gave us the menu and later came out with complimentary yorkshire puddings (which were really... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambiance was good and the food as well. I would recommend it as a good place to hang out and relax and get a good dinner.

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Singapore
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had very nice oysters. Pasta dish was generous and quite tasty. The ribs starter was also quite a good size and delicious.

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Sydney, Australia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently visited Auckland to enjoy the 9's, but the Grill was a 10+. I was lucky to find a table without a reservation, the greeting staff were very accommodating, my waiter was very attentive and this was topped by some amazing food and fine red wine. If you want to have your taste buds pampered you must try 'the... More 

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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't meet expectations. We hadn't booked and when we were seated around 30 mins later it wasn't the experienced I had expected. A comedy errors including an over charge on the bill all of which was rectified just meant it wasn't our (or their) night. Maybe next time?

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:30
Saturday
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 90 Federal St | Sky City Grand Hotel, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland Region  >  Auckland
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 7067
Description
"Opened Spetember 3rd, 2011. Not be confused with a restaurant called "The Grill" on Greys Avenue".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?