Smith & Wollensky Boston – Atlantic Wharf
Second time there in 2 weeks,Second time there in 2 weeks, food and service great6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently DeliversIn my umpteen visits since they opened two years ago, I have never been disappointed but our last visit was exceptional. They acknowledged my son's birthday with a card on the table and a greeting from our waiter followed by an enormous serving of cake for dessert. The food and service were, as usual, superb. One could say there are too many steak places in Boston but for us, Smith & Wollensky is the most approachable of all and consistently delivers an outstanding experience. Many thanks for acknowledging my son's birthday and making us all feel special.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Birthday Dinner!Enjoyed all that makes S&W what it is. From the warm greeting at the door tithe waiter who treated
us like we were his only table. The filet is to die for and the Bernaise sent the wow factor
over the top. We will be back!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a good place for steak.Always a good place for steak. Service and food are excellent. Well worth the price.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome restaurantExcellent restaurant with friendly, attentive staff and delicious food!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. ComplimentaGreat food and service. Complimentary wonderful chocolate cake for our 16yo's birthday. Excellent in every way.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMFirst Time ExperienceWe wanted a special place to celebrate a graduation. S&W was a good call. We made a mistake in booking because when we changed our Open Table reservation from 6 to 7 diners, it actually changed the date of availability and we did not notice it. So, we showed up a day early! I don't recommend this but when we showed up and they indicated that they expected us the next day, I was pleased that S&W accommodated us and we were seated right away. It wasn't the best seating (by the wait staff registers) but at least we had a place. We had to compete for our wait staff's attention some but all in all it didn't ruin the evening. The appetizers were really good as were the salads. There was a lobster shortage (in Boston!) but we got one.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMvery pleasedI made reservations at your restaurant on a whim, I saw your website and thought it looked like a nice place. We went for my sons college graduation. Everything was outstanding, the steaks were great, the service was very professional and proficient. I am looking forward to coming back. Everyone in my family was very impressed!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDidn't disappointWe went for my brother's bachelor party (10 guys) and had a great time. Everyone enjoyed their drinks and food, especially the steaks, which is why you come here to begin with. We even had one person who says he doesn't usually eat mashed potatoes that enjoyed them there (I wasn't a huge fan of the mac and cheese side, but everyone else loved it). The only knock was that they seemed to take some time in taking our main order, which didn't happen until after we had finished our appetizers. Overall, they lived up to their reputation with great food and a great time.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's been a long time sinceIt's been a long time since I've had a dry aged steak, and this one didn't disappoint. Shared the porterhouse for 2 with my daughter and we couldn't finish it even though it was melt in your mouth tender. I'll be back to try some of their other cuts.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMVery happy with everything.Very happy with everything. Made a great graduation celebration, and the waiter went out of his way to make it more enjoyable, including a huge slice of cake for the graduate!.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best for steak lovers!We enjoy going out for steak dinners with family and friends. This restaurant is a standout. We brought our family to celebrate a special event this past weekend and were impressed by the attentiveness of staff and quality of food. Edgar attended to all our needs with grace and thoroughness. Victoria, our former server, even checked on our comfort. The food was cooked to perfection from the calamari and onion rings appetizers, to the various versions of filet mignon and huge rib eye, to the seven layer chocolate cake! We enjoyed a variety of sides that are good enough to stand alone. The staff, the food, the water view all make Smith & Wollensky a perfect choice for a meal fit to share with the people that are most important to you.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOf steak houses, the BestDecor is masculine, but here you don't feel hammered by it -- no stuffed buffalo heads staring from the walls, and there are even large floral arrangements tastefully placed. Also a distinction is the noise level: although there was a healthy amount of ambient conversation/bar noise, we were never interrupted or distracted. But what is really unique is the service: waiters are attentive, welcoming, completely versed on every facet of the menu, able to explain the ingredients, preparation and meaning of every menu item, and they seem to have memorized the wine list. The waiters are helpful without being obsequious, give good advice, and make you feel comfortable. The food, which is pricey, is expected to be 5-star, and it meets expectations.5/14/2013 12:00:00 AMMother's Day DinnerThe service was excellent and teh filet mignon was perhaps the best I've ever had.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMMy daughters graduationThe best steaks we have ever had! The food was outstanding, the service was professional and so accomodating! The staff truly made this a special luncheon for my daughter and our guests! We will be back, thank you!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable and relaxing eveningThird time at the restaurant. Unfortunately one of my party's swordfish was overcooked and dry so had to be replaced, which messed up the meal timing, etc, but they fixed it efficiently and mgr came over also which was a nice touch. Other than that, the food was great quality. It was a Saturday night and by close to ten pm, and the place had emptied, so a fairly quiet atmosphere if you hang around chatting, but that's standard for this town. Definitely will be back there, still a great evening, and also as its close to work and the cocktails at the Intercontinental. Outside bar area could be a gem in the summer too.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Nicest Dining ExperienceI eat out frequently and this restaurant was wonderful. The host Val was great, our waiter Jordan was attentive and knowledgeable. We met the chef, Shelly, who told us about the menu. Best night out at a restaurant that I've had in years5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat restaurant!I've been to both Boston Smith and Wollensky restaurants and the one on Atlantic Wharf is my favorite by far. Very nice location and ambiance. The service was excellent and the food was delicious.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Steak HouseWe took a group here for a Mother's Day dinner. Food and service were excellent.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat experience was pleasantlyGreat experience was pleasantly surprised, much better than other Smith&Wollenskys that we had been too!!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGilbert BDayFood, as usual, was outstanding. Service generally good, although a bit long between courses and dish clearing. Over a three hour event, and although we wern't in a hurry, it was still notibly long. The dessert for the birthday made a good finish, and dogs were lucky....5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe arrived late for our reservationWe arrived late for our reservation by almost thirty minutes due to bumper to bumper traffic on the Mass Pike. I called the restaurant and was told not to worry and that it would not be a problem. When we arrived we had 1 drink at the bar which was lively and were served home made potato chips. Chris our bartender could not have been nicer. We were seated in less than ten minutes. The service and food was outstanding. Everyone absolutely loved their meals. This is a more expensive than your average restaurant for sure but it is in line with the better steak houses. Really is a special treat to eat here but don't save it for just special occasions!If you get chocolate cake for dessert, order 1 for the table. It is insanely huge!!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Service and FoodWe went for a the graduation celebration for Dr. Coogan and the food was outstanding, appetizers, sides and the various steaks our party ordered were some of he best I've ever eaten. Our server was Mike, server #5. The reason I can easily recall his name and even number is due to the outstanding service. Suggestions, depth of knowledge concerning every aspect of the menu as well as memorization of the wine and scotch menu, he was personable when spoken to yet never intruded. And he kept an astute eye on the table without making his presence known, perfect timing for everything from water refills to the check. A+5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMThank you for your great dishesThank you for your great dishes ! We had a special guest and could make him fun at your restaurant.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMBurger BashFirst time attending the Burger Bash but it certainly won't be my last! Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. We'll be back soon!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMy first time at S&W and IMy first time at S&W and I will definitely return. From our server, Cyline, to the ambience to the best burger ever -- I will sure be back!!! Thank you to the entire S&W Team.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMTwo of us shared the coffeeTwo of us shared the coffee rubbed steak, which was great. The third got the Ahi tuna, which was surprisingly (at a steak house) unusual and terrific.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and Service was great OurFood and Service was great
Our Server did a great job4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMSpectacularBeautiful decor with tables spread out enough that we didn't feel like we were on top of our neighbors. We were delivered to our table by the very friendly maitre d, who carried our drinks, to a well set yet simple table. First course appetizer fantastic - tuna on Himalayan salt block - tuna was fresh and delicious, veg garnish a light and tasty accompaniment. S & W Salad was light and full of flavor. Steaks...oh the steaks..melt in your mouth, full, oaky, juicy and cooked absolutely perfectly. Dessert, which was on the house for a birthday, was the biggest piece of choc cake I've every seen - Delish. The service was unparalleled - attentive without being over bearing. Fresh silverware with each course! Never felt rushed. Bravo!!!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMhad nice dinner with my son meethad nice dinner with my son
meet the chef she was very nice and professional
crab cakes and pei mussels were very good
the sirloin and my rib eye were done just right
there was to much sauce with the sirloin and a little fatty
mushrooms and hash browns were good and wine list was not thru the roof4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMJason was fantastic. He actedJason was fantastic. He acted as a private host meeting our every need.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect timethe general manager Tommy on down and the food were as perfect as it gets!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNot being a "steak house"Not being a "steak house" person, I must say S & W do a great job. The food was excellent, the portions generous and the sides well done, except for the mashed potatoes which were below par. I would like to see just one steak house eliminate the $$$ sides so patrons can order specifically what they prefer. Family style is not my thing, especially in an expensive restaurant. The sauces, generally are not up to the quality of a fabulous steak. It always makes me wonder if they are made "in house" or a concentrate. The service was terrific and the chocolate cake, which could easily feed 4, was to die for.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMDid not disappoint. GreatDid not disappoint. Great atmosphere. Service was outstanding.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe red meat meccaOfficially now my favorite steakhouse...I had the rib eye, medium rare of course and it was exquisite. The table shared creamed spinach, mushrooms and whipped potatoes. The spinach is the best I've had at any steakhouse. It was seasoned perfectly. My three dinner guests each ordered something else and they were extremely happy with their meals as well.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was perfect forEverything was perfect for our Easter dinner. Not too busy, and the service was attentive and prompt. Food was perfect and was way more than we could eat!! Would definitely go back.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for Easter dinnerWe went for Easter dinner and had an excellent meal. There was no special "Easter" entrees, just the usual Sunday menu, but it didn't matter.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went for anniversary, theyWe went for anniversary, they made it very special.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMMost comfortable bar chairsMost comfortable bar chairs in the city enhanced very good martinis. Had the coffee and cocoa rubbed filet which was perfectly cooked and my wife had the rack of lamb which was a generous portion, also perfectly prepared. Split pea soup had a nice bit to it.
Expresso Martinis and steaming pot of coffee left on the table finished a great meal. Service was very professional, understated, but always available.
Can't wait to try outside patio in a few weeks Our first time there and it won't be the last.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steaks here are out ofThe steaks here are out of this world. The manager Dan is one of the best restaurant managers I have came across in Boston. This place really does it right. Will be coming back here a lot.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI made a reservation for 12I made a reservation for 12 for a group of my coworkers and I. Was pleasantly surprised when we were given the private room (the liberty room I believe). Excellent service and superior ambiance. We had a lovely lunch.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI rated four stars out ofI rated four stars out of five stars due desserts were too sweet, too sugary and too rich. I could not ha take one bite. I hope Smith & Wollensky can improve on that.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMI've been here during restaurantI've been here during restaurant week twice now and both times it was amazing. The staff is incredibly nice and knowledgeable. I'd go back there anytime.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was delicious andThe food was delicious and the service was superb! The servers were attentive without being obtrusive. Relaxing and stylish ambience3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoyed our dinner.We really enjoyed our dinner. It was a special occasion -- a birthday dinner and our waiter was terrific!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing once again! This visitAmazing once again! This visit was during restaurant week and although very busy, food was prepared perfectly and was absolutely delicious. Service was outstanding! Love this place!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food, incredibleDelicious food, incredible service. Will be coming back again.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was very attentive,The staff was very attentive, with many people besides our waitress stopping by to check how things were. The steak was incredible. I would go back again anytime!3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMI was really impressed byI was really impressed by how nice Smith & Wollensky was! Every single staff member I encountered gave outstanding service, and I think I had the best steak I've ever had in my life.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMBeautiful environment, excellentBeautiful environment, excellent food, excellent service and great wine selection - highly recommend!!!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AM