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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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Today
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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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A special thank you for a favour by friends bought us to Sean Connolly's "The Grill" on Federal Street. Visually what a fabulous venue - we were greeted by the ceiling high "walls of wine" and the welcome of busy chefs in the kitchen. We followed our waiter up the stairs and settled in for an evening of gastronomical delights.... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was our first time to dine at the Grill. I checked their menu on the website before we went but still had no idea what to order for four of us. We order the lamb shoulder, Japanese export quality scotch fillet, venison, wagyu burger, duck fat fries, onion ring and chef's salad (mixed tableside). I asked the waiter if... More 

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Saint Sulpice, Switzerland
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The chef s steak selection was excellent. It was more than enough for two and we really want to try it once more so we can get to desert. Excellent wine choice by glass.

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Thank Tom D
Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have dined all over Europe, the US, the U.K., Australia and NZ at some of the finest restraunts and the quality of the food at The Grill is equally good but seriously over priced for minimal volume and a limited menu. What was of high volume however was the woefully loud and at times depressing rock'n'metal music making conversation almost... More 

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Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey
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63 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredibly delicious. Got the Cesar salad and the suckling pig. Cesar salad was amazing but wish the menu listed that it had anchovies in it. Yea I'm aware usually does but in 2017, most restaurants that don't include it in their descriptions will. It sneak attack surprise you with it when you order. I felt like it was a sneak... More 

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Thank Christina T
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a winner for any serious meat eater! Steak tartare is the best I've ever had, wine matching dead one, wonderful menu. Pricey - but soooo worth it.

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Thank David A
Tauranga
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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We wouldn't dream of visiting Auckland without a trip to The Grill, but make sure you book as it is so popular. Everything from the service to the food is always outstanding. Without doubt the best steak in NZ.

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Thank Sarah D
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beef looked beautiful, smelt beautiful and the taste was beautiful. The staff was attentive, friendly and beautiful.

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Thank Martin D
Hamilton, New Zealand
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What quality food and what quality service. Absolutely amazing, fine dining as it should be. Attentive waiters, a nice relaxed atmosphere and first class food. A must if you stay in the centre of Auckland.

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Thank Hano59
Auckland, New Zealand
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90 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Celebrated our anniversary with dinner here - husband had requested a nice table and we got a little booth which was awesome. We had the suckling pig to start which was delicious, the Taupo eye fillet and Wagyu eye fillet - both cooked perfectly and it was the best steak we have had in a long time. Sides were good... More 

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
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?