Smith & Wollensky Boston – Atlantic Wharf
Smith & Wollensky Boston – Atlantic Wharf

Smith & Wollensky Boston – Atlantic Wharf

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.smithandwollensky.com/
  • Phone: 6177782200x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 12:00am
    Weekend Brunch Saturday & Sunday from 11 am to 4 pm
    Sunday Dinner until 11 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Matt King
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Atlantic Avenue
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Smith & Wollensky Boston – Atlantic Wharf
Enjoy Waterfront Luxury at Our Second Boston Location.

Join us at the newest Smith & Wollensky restaurant at 294 Congress Street. The location is part of Boston Properties’ prestigious Atlantic Wharf project located between the new Rose Kennedy Greenway and historic Boston Harbor. Offering a breathtaking waterfront view, the 10,000-square-foot space includes a full-service raw oyster bar. The outdoor patio, bar and lounge add to the restaurant's unique Harbor experience. The European-style exposition kitchen provides culinary entertainment while lush furnishings of wood and leather create a cozy and inviting interior retreat. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
Smith & Wollensky Boston – Atlantic Wharf reviews from OpenTable diners
164 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
84% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (84)great for outdoor dining (68)scenic view (66)notable wine list (57)good for groups (53)fit for foodies (43)romantic (41)great for lunch (37)vibrant bar scene (30)neighborhood gem (19)hot spot (19)great for brunch (11)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (4)Show More
  • Just ok....But service was great
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The only thing I would say was very good was the service. The waiter was very personable and attentive to a food allergy. However everything else was fair. The atmosphere was not vibrant at all, the steaks totally average. The sides were bland. Del Friscos has it all over this place....I'm guessing because of it's location at the tail end of the Financial District, its a better atmosphere during the week vs a Saturday night. With all the options to eat in town, would not go back. Seemed to be people celebrating birthdays or tourists.
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  • Ho Hummmm
    LaxNut
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    When dinner for 5 costs $900 there ought to be a reaction like 'wow - that was great!' instead of 'bummer, I have to remember not to do that again'. Wine list was long and large but did not have depth. The wine selected did not come out in the vintage listed. When this was pointed out by me they gave a 'well that is what we now' have excuse and offered to exchange for another choice. We noted up front about gluten intolerance and the waiter caught on after items were ordered with subtle flour content - he did not catch it, the non-gluten intolerate had to ask again and the waiter had to double check not really knowing himself. Apps were OK....nothing was out of this world however. Steaks were OK. Guess I'm not a fan of steakhouses.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Down Hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Been to several Smith and Wolwnsky but they seem to be going down. Tables were so close I could hear the people next yo us breath. Quality of steak not as good as in the past. My choice of beverage is Crown Royal but they only serve Crown Black. Just an excuse to charge $14 for a drink. I'll go to Flemings next time.
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  • Happy With Our Choice
    YummyEl
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    We were looking for a restaurant with a good reputation for steak. The location, food, ambiance and service were all perfect. We were able to customize our meal and sides to make it just the right amount for each of us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Seafood appetizer was nothing special Steak ok but not worth the price Provided a great chocalate layer cake with whipped cream and birthday wish for our table which was a very nice touch
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Dinner
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Great for special occasions. Cuts are phenomenal and the team knows how to cook them. Julian's service was impeccable and warm. Location can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable
    mmmelt
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    Was greeted with a smile and a happy birthday as soon as I walked thru the door. Waiter was very informative and knowledgeable. Food was great. Glad I didn't listen to others telling me to go elsewhere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad meat
    CarolH
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    I had the Wollensky salad with the steak tenderloin on top. The meat literally tasted like garbage. The server stopped by when we first got our food to see if everything was okay, but I hadn't tasted the food yet. She came back again and filled someone's water glass, but never made eye contact and she was gone before I had a chance to say anything. I was with a client, so I didn't want to make a scene. I told the person who cleared my plate that the meat tasted off. He kind of grumbled, then put my dish on top of the serving cart, while the other dishes were put on lower racks. I'm not sure if they wanted to check out my plate, but no other comment made. I won't be coming back.
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  • Perfect destination !
    zoegirl2003
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    We totally enjoyed our evening. It was my boyfriends birthday and the staff was right on top of that. At the end of our perfect dinner...they brought him a very large piece of delicious chocolate cake to top off the great evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food pretty spot
    1stimer
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was great although sides not as hot as it should have been. Only creamed spinach was hot. My husband requested a cake (it was my birthday and our 20th anniversary celebration) and we got a huge slice of cake and other deserts.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely evening!
    MDR810
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    My husband and I chose Smith and Wollensky for dinner before a concert based on reputation and that we had a gift card. Dinner was one of the most delicious I have had! Our waiter was knowledgeable and forthcoming. I based all of my choices on his recommendations and could not have been more pleased. The limited availability wine list was a fun addition to the already deep set of selections. Our choice of a Spanish red was excellent and delivered what was promised. The low-key atmosphere, outdoor dining experience, friendly staff and wonderful food made for a lovely evening and a relaxing way to start our night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely
    yum22
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    A lovely experience all around. The staff did a wonderful job making our anniversary special. Thank you
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never A Bad Time
    LuvAFilet
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    I been to the Atlantic Wharf location several times and the Arlington restaurant once. I absolutely love the interior of the Atlantic Wharf restaurant. The food is fantastic and the service is outstanding.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great steak-house
    tastebud
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is an excellent restaurant overall. The steaks - as expected - were outstanding; most of the seafood good. My entree of lobster-claws was pretty much tasteless; the thinly-chopped greens accompanying the claws poorly chosen, while the mango-salsa presented very little interest. Was this perhaps a diet dish? Anyway: I would never order that again! Also disappointing: after waiting quite a while for a specific wine, we were told that it wasn't available. However, a pleasant surprise (I do NOT remember indicating that this was a birthday party) was, first, a birthday card for the guest of honor and, later, a free birthday cake that everyone found delicious. The service was excellent; the dining-room great; the location perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steaks were great...tuna o.k.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Only complaint....don't sit near patio door on cool night...staff oblivious to causing cold air through to patrons
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  • Amazing steakhouse
    markVIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Arguably the best high end steakhouse in Boston. The food is consistently good. If you're looking for amazing traditional steak, S&W is the place to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • RobinDVIP
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Excellent waiter very professional and knowledgable. One of the best!! Wine Week very special
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It's what you expect
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    It's exactly what you would expect which is excellent but not much surprising these days other than te prices. Service is excellent
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    PmacdVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    I love the place. Excellent food, excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • kayzee
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    VERY, Poor service! WAY OVER PRICED. HAD A RESERVATION SERVICE NOTHING WAS READY FOR US THEY ACTED ANNOYED. MANY GOOD STEAK HOUSES IN BOSTON I WOULD NOT CHOOSE THIS ONE AGAIN. CAPITAL GRILLE RIGHT DOWN THE STREET!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sunday Brunch
    Matt
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I did a Sunday brunch with my family at the Atlantic Wharf S&W, and everyone enjoyed it. S&W is a very classy and welcoming establishment. It was the Sunday of Labor Day weekend, so it was very quiet for brunch as not a lot of people were there. The service was top notch from our waiter to the restaurant manager. The food was fantastic, with two in the party going for the steak and eggs and the other three going for a salad, a filet Oscar, and a burger.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mike
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Service and food was great. Also the atmosphere great. I will definitely come back try other food on the menu.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    HAS1
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Over all wonderful experience. Service was fantastic, and waiter was very knowledgeable and fun. It made for a wonderful experience while celebrating a birthday. When the reservation was made indicated it was for a birthday celebration and location went above and beyond my expectation for making it memorable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • the best of Boston
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Always fabulous, we enjoy every facet of this destination dining facility.This is so enjoyable and the food is so excellent that we can even count on our "very Bostonized" adult son to join us. This is a 5 star event for us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great setting
    CrazyCrowe
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    just wished food lived up to expectations. Some starters very basically presented. Steak was not bad but not wow either. Whole experience was nice but not amazing. Was surprised we weren't offered restaurant week menu on arrival as this is why I booked. Waiter nearly reluctant also to give it. Why have restaurant participate in this week when on the surface it would seem they don't want to.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Had to wait for more than an hour for food. Food was not properly cooked, service was slow and poor. Waiter kept forgetting who ordered what.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Suzie
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Food mediocre, even for restaurant week. Service underwhelming. Beautiful photographs.
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  • Boston Restaurant Week
    MyTummyisFullVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The meal was very basic as we took part in the Boston Restaurant Week...Service was okay...didnt WOW me.....would go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CarlyVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had a wonderful experience the food and service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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  • Great Service
    HungryVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    The service was great. The outdoor seating and ambience was perfect for my Son's birthday lunch. Our waiter was very accommodating and professional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't wait to go back
    Kiswaz
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is my second time here and the food is so delicious .... Amazing steak and the sides are superb ! It's expensive but they don't skimp on portions so is worth it !
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our waiter did an excellent job and engaged us in conversation other than just regular restaurant (shop) talk. The food was great and cooked to perfection. I would definatley go back & recommend it to my friends. MB
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    special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Great for a special dinner! The service was amazing! Treated us with just as much respect and level of service even though we weren't spending a lot!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner on the patio
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    With the exception of a little wind once and a while; the outdoor dining was a great experience. Dinner was great and our waiter, attentive with great recommendations.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so impressed!
    Lovetoeat
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The steak was very good, but all of the other food was just "okay". For the price, it should have been much better. But my big complaint is that we were rushed through our meal. When paying that amount of money, you should be allowed to savor the food and the atmosphere. But the food came out so fast and the wait staff cleared our dishes so quickly that with all four courses, we were in and out of there in 50 minutes. I won't go there again and I won't recommend it.
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  • Always a great dining experience
    Patricia
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    I usually go for lunch with friends or stop by in the evening with friends...always a great meal, drinks are fabulous, service is superb... my favorite treat is S&W!!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of Boston Seaport
    Goodnightout99VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    S&W is simply the best for fun, fine dining, seafood and outdoors experience in Boston. The staff is exemplary, Claudia a notch above that! The Lobster cocktail, filet/Surf & Turf and the Calamari shrimp frito misto was amazing. Don't miss!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Perfect Friday night
    CondoCookVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The wine/appetizer promotion was great! We enjoyed the Chardonnay with tuna tartare, and steak carpaccio while waiting for our entrees. The outdoor patio was perfect- not too noisy, crowded, or hot. All our entrees were delicious, and I enjoyed the leftovers the next day for lunch and a snack. I always enjoy the bar scene there, but the patio may be a new favorite- while the weather lasts.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Outstanding Service!
    UltimateFoodie2
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    The service was very professional at this location and I liked how the male staff was dressed in full uniform. The food was delicious and the wine list was extensive with many options. I would definitely recommend this restaurant for large groups and special occasions because the ambiance and service was excellent. The truffled mac and cheese is highly recommended for a side dish order!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maybe just a bad night
    SomethingniceforthefamilyVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I've eaten at many Smith & Wollensky's so this may have just been an off night. My steak was not very good - somewhat lacked taste. I felt the wait staff was pushy in that they were too involved. I was trying to reconnect with an old friend and we kept getting interrupted verbally. If you want to come over, great, just please stop interrupting the conversation. And stop trying to "upsell". My biggest pet peeve is taking the check while we're still sitting at the table conversing. Thank you for clearing the plate and leaving the bill - I'll get to it - you've got hours before you close. Perhaps I'm being too harsh, but I was quite surprised.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate