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: (617) 778-2200
  • 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
174 reviews since July 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.3
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)notable wine list (61)good for groups (58)scenic view (56)great for outdoor dining (54)fit for foodies (45)romantic (44)great for lunch (36)vibrant bar scene (27)hot spot (21)neighborhood gem (20)great for brunch (12)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (3)Show More
  • Date Night
    BobSVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    S&W is the most consistent in its excellence of all the major steakhouses! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • disappointment at S and W
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Both of our steaks had to be returned to the kitchen when they arrived at the table rare, not medium well and well done as requested. This should never happen at a steak house at this price point and especially when there was only one other party in the whole dining room on Saturday afternoon at 4pm. It should not be a challenge to cook a steak properly if that is your claim to fame. Our server (Megan M) did her best to rectify the situation but management was apathetic and unapologetic when informed.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Memorable experience, attentive service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Everything from the presentation to the quality of the food was sensational. Waiter was there for everything. Event talked us into smaller side portions, which is always appreciated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Maureen
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    We had the best experience starting at the Valet. Everyone was so pleasant and courteous. Our waiter was phenomenal and explained everything. The food was out of this world delicious! We were too full for dessert. So happy we decided to go here. Added little courtesy, we found two small cellophane bags in our car coffee holders with cookies in them and a card from the Valet!!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fantastic food!
    jeans
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Smith & Wollensky's was a great place to go for a special birthday dinner. The food was fabulous! I love the gorgonzola encrusted fillet, and the mac n cheese is wonderfully endulgent. It's their tradition to present the birthday guest with an enormous slice of rich chocolate cake on the house, which was a really nice touch to the evening. Also, the service we had was above and beyond what I typically experience at most restaurants. Great night out!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cajun rib eye
    CarlVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    That Cajun is full of flavor. Not a "spicy" foodie but this flavor just brings out the dry aged beef so well and still feel like butter.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not impresses
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    My husband and I always have our anniversary dinner in Boston. We don't mind spending money on a great meal once a year. This was not great at all. My husband ordered the $54 rib-eye which was covered in awful buttered breadcrumbs, extremely rare, and he likes it pink, and was placed on top of what he said tasted like burnt pan drippings. Wonderful. I'll admit he is picky, especially when it comes to steak--he can cook steak well--and I wish we would have stayed home and I had let him cook, like he suggested. Live and learn. We never knew our waiter's name because he and about 3 other guys were always at our table dropping or picking things up. Not the trendy atmosphere that we prefer either. Good for business dinners/lunches.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very nice dining experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Went here for my fiancee's birthday dinner and was very impressed. Great, friendly service and delicious food mixed with a very comfortable atmosphere. Will definitely come here again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just okay
    Awy1
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    The food was really good, but everything else (environment, service) was pretty much just average. At this price point, there are much better options.
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  • very impressed with the food
    Cu33y
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I will recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Steak and sides and wine
    austinno
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    One can never have a bad time or meal at Smith & Wollensky's. We were a corporate table of 6 so we could afford the better wine and steak entrees. Everything was delicious, on time, as ordered and our waiter was a hoot!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for lunch
    Reluctantrvwr
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    They told me I needed to write a review so here it is. Great spot for business lunch
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not up to par for S&W
    SweetTVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    Service was very poor, as was the food. Generally speaking, this S&W is very good, but this experience was not even as good as a local Chili's. Multiple requests for condiments like horseradish never arrived at the table even after multiple requests. Appetizers arrived with the main meal over 30 minutes after ordering and the server's only explanation, "Well, sir, you can obviously see we're busy!" It wasn't that busy, there were multiple open tables. Steak with the wedge salad was cold, the au poivre filet was more an au poivre soup with some filet thrown in as a garnish. Maybe if the server could have kept our drinks and waters filled as we waited I would give this experience two stars rather than one.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing
    Rich
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Extremely blown away at how delicious the food was. Would pay double the price for what I had. Worth every cent and then some. We will definitely come back. The service was amazing and the atmosphere was not over the top compared to the price of the food. Simple but yet elegant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Date Night
    MckennaK
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Laura was absolutely fantastic. Personable and attentive! She was very accommodating and knowledgeable about the menu. Tisho and Ivo helped to make my night out with my boyfriend very special and memorable as well. We will definitely be back! Everything was delicious and the service was amazing.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Deal"?
    KF23
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Everything was very good except after we initially ordered wine, the waiter told us that there was a deal and we could save money by ordering a wine special. We would then get a free filet dinner. So we cancelled our wine order and replaced it with the new "deal." We got a free filet dinner, but the wine turned out to be $155 and we ended up spending a lot more than what we had originally ordered. In retrospect, we should have asked how much the "deal" was, but we took the word of the waiter that we would be saving money with the deal. Sides were were great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Birthday dinner
    AB88BostonVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    We went to S&W for my boyfriends birthday and had a great experience. Our waiter was on point and the atmosphere was lively. Since they knew it was his birthday from my reservation request that brought out a huge slice if chocolate cake. We had a great time and the experience matched the value
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great choice
    Business
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    Great service overall. A great choice for business lunch/dinners
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Restaurant was empty and they over cooked our steaks.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    For the amount we paid -entrees could've been better. We only came here for the Cajun Marinated Ribeye as it was mentioned on the Travel Channel -disappointment. Cajun Marinated Ribeye - Medium Rare -not very cajun crusted nor flavorful -had to bring back to get it a little more charred. Signature Ribeye -again could've been more flavorful - hardly any seasoning. Veal Chop -Good size but not very flavorful - bland Sea Bass - for $41 -definitely could've been better -if not for the shrimp bisque and fingerling potatoes -fish definitely would've been blah. The french fries were on the skimpy side for $11 The asparagus and mushrooms were very good The best part was the desserts. The waiter was not too bad but could've been more attentive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good experience
    TMWdines
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I truly enjoyed S&W. The food was wonderful and the service was too of the line. The steak is quite good and the salmon is some of the best in Boston! Definitely will go again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • World-class Service to-die-for cake
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/22/2014
    I recently took a friend to Smith & Wollensky for a birthday lunch. I had never been there and am not a huge steak house person but it was a great experience. The ambience was nice and comfortable but rather formal. The service was unparalleled. Truly outstanding. We both had salads and they were huge but fresh and delicious. We declined dessert but because it was my friend's birthday, they brought a piece of chocolate cake, the size of an entire cake. There was no singing or hoopla, just nice understated acknowledgment of the birthday. My daughter and I have been working on it for several days. I'm not even a huge chocolate cake fan but this cake is truly divine. Moist and rich but not too dense. All around a great experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • birthday dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Wonderful atmosphere on a Sunday night for a birthday dinner. Service was excellent - perfect mix of attentiveness without hovering. The food was plentiful and very good. Servings sizes were large and could easily be shared. Very expensive
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
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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
  • Some of the tastiest steak
    WineandDine
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I haven't had a bad meal at Smith and Wollensky's and this one didn't disappoint either. Went with the filet with side of potatoes and roasted mushrooms. My only complaint was that the waiter was a little pushy with the expensive wines. Let me take a minute to review the menu, man! I can pick my own wine.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 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