Standard steakhouse -- but
Standard steakhouse -- but what is the deal with charging for every blessed refill of soda? Really? At $40-$50 a head for lunch, do they really need to tack on an extra $2.95 for "seconds" on soda?
7/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Table for 4?
The food was good. We thought it was overpriced for lunch. The service started slow. There seemed to be some confusion as to who the server was for our table. Once that was worked out, we received menus and ordered our meals. Thankfully the service picked up from there and we had a great time.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a wonderful eating experience at Smith and Wollensky Steakhouse. We were celebrating my brother's birthday on the 4th of July. When we arrived, all staff members were quite friendly and accommodating. The service was excellent and friendly as well. The food was outstanding. You will enjoy the hot already buttered rolls!. The restaurant presented a huge slice of chocolate cake to my brother to help with the celebration. The slice feed five adults easily. Also, I appreciated the room arrangement. There is enough space between the tables and chairs.
7/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food for Thought
Personable service; above & beyond. Coffee desires a little more. Bread was outstanding. Place to see and be seen by politicians.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
2013 - The Year of Steak
Four words: Bone In Rib eye. I don't think I've ever used superb in any sort of food review before, but everything was just superb. The steak had perfect marbling and was just unbelievably tender flavorful. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I got a side of the buttermilk onions rings - again - superb.
7/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great dinner in DC!
We had no trouble getting reservations for Saturday evening. Have been to the Smith and Wollensky's in Las Vegas, NV and New York City. Loved Vegas, were not as impressed with NYC, so didn't know what to expect. Were very pleased to have a nice, quiet nook and a great waitress who suggested an excellent bottle of Malbec and chatted amiably with us, though was never overbearing or intrusive. Both of us enjoyed a steak that was worthy of Smith and Wollensky's reputation. All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable dinner experience, the highlight of our weekend stay in DC.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steak, Greater service
We have gone here twice for special occassions (anniversary and birthday) and the "to do" made by the manager and staff was lovely both times. You are greeted by the manager with a card for the occassion that is signed by all the staff. The wait staff was extremely attentative and informative regarding wine and food information. Great wine list (including by the glass) and a dry gin martini to die for! Steaks are delicious and cut like butter (ribeye and filet)_...and the desserts are not only eye-popping but yummy The chocolate cake is an experience in itself. It's one of our favorites and has become our "go to" place for a high end guaranteed great steak dinner.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Business Must
Great for business lunch. Not too crowded or loud. Not too dark to make it more romantic than business.
Great service and food. Consistently good pretzel like bread for the table. Illy coffee. Reasonable and delicious salads. This is all before really digging into the meat and potatoes of the menu items. I have never had a bad experience. Even the burgers impress.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Most delicious filet I've ever had!
My wife, daughter, and I went to S&W on Sat Aug 10, 2013 for an early dinner (approx 5:00 PM). We sat outdoors on a very pleasant DC afternoon and were tended to by a very attentive server. There weren't very many people there at the time so the server had a lot of time to talk with us. She was very friendly and pleasant.
Now to the food...my wife had a shrimp dish, while I had a 14 oz medium filet au poivre...Perfection! One of the best steaks I had in my life. The side of creamed spinach was very tasty too. We enjoyed our time at S&W and would go there again. Yes it is expensive but it is worth it!
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Godd Food, Good Service
A solid player in the American Steak House catagory. Better, by far, than Ruth's Chris or Morton's. Friendly attentive service with knowledgeable waitstaff and friendly host. A great all-American experience with high standards and integrity. Waitstaff is helpful, I was questionable on dessert and our server suggested the coconut cake. This cake should not be missed. I will definitely continue to patronize Smith & Wollensly's.
8/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
best burger in town
Best burger in town, served with equally superior fries and slaw.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our night out
Everything was perfect, from the manager who seated us and checked on how everything was to our wonderful waiter and great food.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
La Dawn did a great job in taking care of our group. She was very friendly and nice!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always, Smith is one of
As always, Smith is one of my favorites but, my boss mentioned that it would be nice if you offered nuts or party mix at the bar for business meetings as at times a snack is whats needed while drinking during a meeting other than ordering from the menu.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
The split pea soup was the perfect starter, so was the lettuce wedge salad. The filet minon was second to none! I had it the "Oscar" way... No words...so good!
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing Food Experience!
Came here for restaurant week and will definitely be returning for the full menu options at some point! Had an amazing lunch date with my boy and couldn't have been happier (or more full) with the food. MUST TRY THE COCONUT CAKE! I'm not a big fan of coconut in general but this this is amazing.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Food, dull service
The food here is out of this world! If you eat red meat, then you NEED to come here. And the Wedge Salad is amazing! Our server was a bit dull and unenthusiastic. It was not a rude thing, it was just who he was. A bit more character and excitement over the food would have been nice. Will go here again for sure!
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our Favorite For Special occasions
Love it. Go whenever we get a chance. Get steaks and lobster cocktail.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This classic steak place has something for everyone. Salmon dish and phenomenal salads!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, though a very small crowd in a final week of summer. Many visits to S&W over the years. So why small shrimp?? For $19 we used to get mini-lobster sized prawns. Now they are the same as the little guys we buy from our own fish market. Otherwise great - as always.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bob was very personable and
Bob was very personable and the host was very charming....very nice time at a very good restaurant....
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
A dining destination
My wife and I have been dining at S & W for the last elevan years when make our regular visit to DC. Allways a delight. The service is very cordial and up beat. When we think a great steak dinner, it is S&W.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
It's getting to be pretty
It's getting to be pretty expensive, even for a business expense dinner. The bone-in rib eye was a little fatty. Next time I think I'll go back to my usual bone-in sirloin or the filet. Service -- excellent. Noise level -- perfect for easy conversation. But it was a Monday night so not as busy as it can be.
9/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went for the semi-annual wine week and found it excellent as usual. Nice selection of wine, some repeaters, some not, but then again, that's the point. Wine week is a great way to test wines without having to commit to a whole bottle.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great sirloin and tenderloin medallions. Pricey but excellent. Get what you pay for. S&W salad large enough for 2, as recommended by the waiter. Service was excellent as well.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food, impeccable service!
My wife and I ate here on our anniversary. It was nothing short of AMAZING! Our waiter was extremely polite. He made the appropriate amount of visits to our table to check on us, was extremely helpful with assisting us with our choices of dinner, and gave us complimentary champagne and dessert for our anniversary! Overally, top 3 best food experiences my wife and I have ever had!!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Date and I split a Filet Oscar with PEI Mussels as an appetizer with cocktails. The steaks came out somewhat undercooked but ended up being cooked almost perfectly. Drinks came late and waiter was apologetic which was unnecessary. At end of meal, dessert was complimentary, conceivably due to lateness of drinks. That was a pleasant but unexpected surprise. The service was VERY good as the waiter was a dining experience highlight. Meal was pricey, however, for the overall quality of the meal.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Anniversary dinner -- very good experience. Manager was extremely welcoming and the service was excellent! We had the Fillet Oscar and the Cajun marinated ribeye which were prepared to perfection. Chef also prepared complimentary dessert.
The government might have been shut down but the restaurant was hard at work.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great experience; from the greeting, to the waiter to the manager. Great meal and time. I highly recommend this restaurant. If we have the chance, I know we would visit this restaurant or another Smith & Wollensky's.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my wife to celebrate our anniversary and our experience was OUTSTANDING! We arrived a little early for our 8pm reservation and were seated immediately, in the booth that allowed us to either sit across from or next to each other. We were offered Complimentary Champagne to celebrate our special day and greeted promptly by Alexandra. The Cajun Bone In Ribeye was seasoned & cooked to perfection, as was the Filet with Stuffed Grilled Shrimp.
My only gripe was the Shrimp Cocktail Appetizer for $19, it should come with 4 shrimp instead of 3.
10/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
If you want a great steak!!!
The Ribeye was awesome! The oysters as well! Service was top notch. Not overbearing and the waiter made great suggestions. Ruth Chris just doesn't compare!
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch with a client
This was my first visit to Smith & Wollensky. We took a client with us to lunch and were very impressed with the variety and quality of foods on the menu. I highly recommend this restaurant. We had a very enjoyable lunch and a lot of good conversation.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice birthday dining experience
The staff was very nice, our waiter Christopher was polite, knowledgable of the menu and was frequently making sure we had everything we needed, including the slice of coconut cake that he brought out on the house in honor of my wife's birthday. I was surprised and impressed at the speed in which our food was brought out and served to us, the steaks were cooked exactly as ordered and all the food was hot and tasted very good. I will dine there again.
10/23/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great restaurant! We went
Great restaurant! We went there on a Saturday night and it was in fact very quiet. The steaks were delicious and the wine very good. I totally recommend.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great steaks, wonderful atmosphere
My wife and I ate here with a friend after finishing the Marine Crops Marathon. We were greeted very warmly by the maitre d' and shown to our booth. The waiter was friendly, professional and very knowledgable about the food and wine list. Service was efficient and unobtrusive. And the food - great. I had the cajun crusted rib eye, my wife the filet au poivre and our friend the filet with gorgonzola crust. All were extremely nice cuts and perfectly cooked. The smallest of criticisms is the the pepper on the au poivre was ground and nor freshly crushed. The sides (hash browns, asparagus and root vegetables) were also excellent. They says the sides are for two, but easily fed three. A very satisfying dining experience. Highly recommended.
10/26/2013 5:00:00 PM
The steaks are excellent with a good variety of sauces and sizes. There is also a good variety of side dishes, which are served family style. As with top steak houses in the area, it's not cheap. Atmosphere is very average - certainly not trendy restaurant, but classic. We were there on a Sunday night and since S&W is in financial district, it was not crowded. Having decided to dine out last minute, It was the only steak restaurant that had available tables.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went here for my dad's
We went here for my dad's bday and he loves steak!! This was a great place to be! Great selection and quiet for out family gathering. Also they brought out the dessert he asked for with a candle on it which I thought it was nice! Good dessert as well
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hit this place to celebrate finishing the Marine Corp Marathon. Wonderdful experience. Steak was perfectly cooked and the service was superior. Enjoyed it so much we went back the following week as our final dinner before flying home.
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
good service and food
The service was excellent, and the food was even better.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great first impression!
I have known about Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse for years, but have never found the opportunity to go. While in DC over the weekend, four of us decided to give them a try. We all were very impressed with the entire experience. The service and meals were outstanding. The menu had many options to satisfy everyone's appetites. I highly recommend the "Steak Oscar" as well as the coconut cake for dessert. We will be returning to this restaurant very soon!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've dined at this restaurant several times and in different parts of the country and I'm NEVER disspointed. The food, the service, the atmosphere, all are great and perfect every single time.
For those who can afford it or for those who want to splurg, this is the best place to have a great all around eating experience.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creamed spinach was excellent
Creamed spinach was excellent and the filet was perfect. Good Manhattan as well. Would recommend to anyone at anytime and the service was outstanding.
11/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service, food, and atmosphere never fail to delight. The steaks are perfectly cooked, the salad split for two and the mac and cheese are sensational. Free chocolate cake for our anniversary closed out a perfect evening.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
We loved the lamb shanks!
My dining companion and I made this reservation expressly because of the email promotion we received regarding the Winter menu and the Liquid Lunch special. We both had lamb shanks and they were OUT OF THIS WORLD delicious!! Such comfort food was very welcome on a cold day. I look forward to trying the other two "slow cooked" offerings. Thank you for creating this option--it is a very welcome addition to the menu. Thank you again.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Worth every penny
The food, atmosphere, and service were wonderful. We came very early and had the restaurant to ourselves. The fillets were top notch, the sides delightful, and the dessert as sinful as it comes. I have yet to find a steak that can compete with this one!
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Food and Service
Definitely one of the best places to eat steak, drink wine with it, and get good service. Not cheap, but worth it.
11/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Business Dinner
Met 2 business associates here for dinner. Service was spot on with excellent food recommendations, he really knew the menu. The wine list extensive and reasonably priced. An easy win in business dining!
12/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good Service, Good Food
As a large group, the experience could have been very uneven depending on individual tastes, but everyone enjoyed their food and cleaned their plates. The service was excellent, and the famous pea soup is delicious, and our group ate across the menu (no two alike) and enjoyed it. It was a great special occasion lunch spot.
12/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I have been to a lot of steak houses & this one is so much better than Mortons & Ruth Chris. My husband and I agree that this is our new favorite Great service also. Do wish they had Valet parking.
12/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our server was an African American whose name begin with "L". She did an awesome presentation and made it very easy for us as a group to decide what we wanted to eat.
12/16/2013 4:00:00 PM