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The Grill by Sean Connolly

90 Federal St | Sky City Grand Hotel, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
+64 9-363 7067
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good24%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“duck fat chips” (67 reviews)
“steak” (276 reviews)
“suckling pig” (27 reviews)
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Steakhouse, European, New Zealand, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
90 Federal St | Sky City Grand Hotel, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 728 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent and consistent service each and every time! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Great food - nice complimentary bread and mini starter, top notch steak and duck fat fries! HEAVENLY! Extensive wine list and knowledgeable staff when asked about wine pairings! The Grill is definitely my fave steak...More

Thank Kathlene B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner here and had very high expectations of the restaurant and the food. Food was great but the service was extremely slow, the music is very loud and erratic and the place is dark and gloomy like an after hours night club. It...More

Thank claudiacetto
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of this place is super central and the staff was quite good. My major beef is that the main course looked empty on the plate with no garnish or complimentary side dish. The patio dining lacked the elegance and sophistication that this overpriced...More

Thank Winstonthedog
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in to the moment we left we were most impressed. Lovely classy fit out and ambience, amazing food and fantastic service! The waiters are all very knowledgable on all aspects of the menu and highly attentive. In a great location...More

Thank EmmyLemmy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was looking for a steak house on my last day in New Zealand and The Grill came up as one of the best reviewed places in Auckland. It did not disappoint.. I was there alone, but throughout the 1.5hr dinner I felt well taken...More

Thank SinG198
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I are dedicated lovers of steak, and The Grill by Sean Connolly did not disappoint. We were seated upstairs and attended on by a very knowledgeable and attentive french waiter. We ordered oysters to start followed by the Japanese wagyu beef fillet....More

Thank Benjamin C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This Restaurant was recommended to us by friends of ours & I have got to say! It was 100% worth it! On the higher side of dining price wise but the service and the food were at a very high level & totally worth it!...More

Thank Desiree N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just went to have cocktails at this upmarket place in Auckland. It was fun to try a couple. The best one was the one with kahlua that my friend had. Mine had egg white and I didn't enjoy it that much. But it was...More

Thank Karen F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was highly recommended by our hotel. Bit of a letdown. Special Sunday evening meal. Ample volume although meat a bit dry. Wine recommended by waiter was not to our liking A maybe on returning

1  Thank renostew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife rang up to book. When we arrived at the restaurant, the booking was not confirmed. The staff were most obliging. They found us a table. It was not busy at that time, but soon filled up. Staff throughout were very helpful, friendly and...More

Thank KL4424
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Questions & Answers
Graeme B
28 April 2016|
Response from SKYCITY-Restaurants | Property representative |
Hi Graeme, So sorry for missing your message. In future, reservations can be made through our website or by calling 09 363 7069. Thanks!
Graeme B
28 April 2016|
Response from SKYCITY-Restaurants | Property representative |
As above, thanks Graeme!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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 Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Auckland  >  Auckland Central
  • Phone Number: +64 9-363 7067
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"Opened Spetember 3rd, 2011. Not be confused with a restaurant called "The Grill" on Greys Avenue".
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