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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
17:30 - 22:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 12:00 - 14:30
Fri 12:00 - 17:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just incredible, in every single way. The food, the service, the atmosphere. The best rare steak I've had hands down.

Thank Colm B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the more exciting restaurants we have been to that offers fine dine experience, I wouldn't recommend taking younger children there due to the price. Steak is a must have.

Thank Wayne L
Auckland, New Zealand
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to The Grill pre theater at 6pm. One of the party was gluten free. We were a little early and the receptionists greeted us warmly and made mention that one of the group is gluten free and guided us to the bar for a drinks. After about 10 minutes we were whisked upstairs to be seated in a very... More 

Thank richardmartin747
Parrearra, Australia
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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was to die for !! I found the service a little slow but the food made up for it. My steak melted in my mouth and the sides were beautiful. The restaurant is expensive but well worth it. a definite must !!

1 Thank kimjas67
New Zealand
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went back to The Grill to celebrate combined birthdays. The service was much better than last time and the food was excellent. Points to note you aren't able to bring in a bought Birthday cake which was disappointing to hear on arrival. One doesn't expect to be in ear shot of small children crying.

Thank travelfurtherafield
Christchurch, New Zealand
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91 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

3 of us dined without a reservation on a Wednesday evening. The restaurant was reasonably busy but we were seated at a table upstairs. We had the pork fritter, beef burger, trio of beef and sides of mashed potato and asparagus. We thought the beef short rib and the eye fillet on the trio plate were superb but none of... More 

Thank micsgirl
Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently went to the The Grill, which is raved about for a bit since its opening. Only having walked past it on Federal Street under the towering Sky Tower, it was well worth the wait! A great fine dining experience from starters, to mains and desert! The wait staff is not only professional, they are warm and make you feel... More 

Thank sergeantloau
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was my birthday so we thought we would go special. The steak was the best anywhere but that was all there was to the meal. The oysters were placed on shells that they use continually and were not really fresh. The mashed potatoes were instant from a box and the macaroni cheese was also from a box and not... More 

Thank Retiredforever
Auckland, New Zealand
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don't waste your money! Honestly you can cook a better steak at home! Service great but food very average...

Thank jackHar10
SKYCITY-Restaurants, Manager at The Grill by Sean Connolly, responded to this review

Hi, we're sorry that you had a bad experience at The Grill, this is not what The Grill is all about! Would you mind contacting us with a few more details including the date and time that you dined? Thanks very much. anna.haines@skycity.co.nz. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We dined here for my friends birthday, We came for the steak and to be honest I have not had a decent steak since Shed 5 Wellington in March this year! We had the Wagyu Bresaola with bread as a starter, yum yum yum! Our mains were the Savannah Angus Eye Fillet Steak served with a Red Wine Jus, Garlic... More 

Thank Trish T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, European, New Zealand, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 17:30
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
"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?