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
194 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (105)great for outdoor dining (91)scenic view (83)notable wine list (65)good for groups (59)romantic (53)great for lunch (51)vibrant bar scene (44)fit for foodies (42)hot spot (23)great for brunch (20)neighborhood gem (19)late-night find (8)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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.
    Special Features:
    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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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Maybe just a bad night
    Somethingniceforthefamily
    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
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very very surpised
    WillofBostonVIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    $21.00 for three shrimp in an appetizer named "jumbo". ABSURD, just ABSURD. Very very disappointed, and I am a regular at this location. NO MORE.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Food. Don't be in a hurry
    LaurieG
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We had a good overall experience. The lunch menu is good. Service could have been more attentive. Had to work to get attention from the waitress for water refills, more bread, etc. That detracted slightly from what was an otherwise pleasant lunch.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • local
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    Ordered the salad with steak. Steak was overdone.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently great!
    BobSVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    My wife and I have dined at all the steakhouse chains, and we've found that Smith & Wollensky is the most consistent of all of them. That means a lot to me. I made a special request on OpenTable, and the restaurant reacted beautifully to it. Our waiter (Michael) wasas top notch, and made a point to introduce us to all the managers on duty, including Val, the GM. That was a special touch!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bjagher@comcast.net
    Disappointed
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Beautiful Restaurant, great service, wonderful drinks and bread, went downhill from there.
    Special Features:
    scenic view, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sub par
    SteakClub
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    Had 4 appetizers, crab cake n scallops were good. The two tartares were lacking in flavor. Steaks were under cooked. Was not impressed with the food, there are much better steak house options that should be considered over this one
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • So so lunch
    Mike
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Went there for lunch during the week. Usual business crowd. Service was really slow. Decent burger at $16 but the onion rings were greasy and tasteless. They have those 8.5 oz diet coke bottles so they can keep charging you for refills. All in all 3 burgers 6 diet cokes. Bill with tip $90. Not worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect Birthday Brunch
    raviVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Waiter made our experience perfect, the smoked salmon benedict and salmon salads were absolutely perfect. Service made this place perfect, our waiter was perfect
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • courtney
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Excellent brunch on Sunday! The service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Get what you pay for..
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Have eaten here many time for business meals but took my wife for MY birthday.. It was a treat.. As always a great meal, good service and excellent outdoor dining.. You get what you pay for...
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • EllieVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Other than the female bartender who was making faces and mocking women at the bar, it was a great night!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Our bartender Zach was the best! Friendly, professional and made the night enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Drinks showed up with dinner. Had to ask for bread .
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great food
    PMoran
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    I brought my family to S & W for my wife's birthday and we were not disappointed. We have eaten in our share of fine restaurants and the quality of food, wine and service at S & W ranks it among the best. One of the tastiest meals ever!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outside view was nice
    WeeklyDinerVIP
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    The only issue was our steaks were cold. The view sitting outside was nice and my son enjoyed his Birthday. Service was overall very good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Tops in Boston for steak
    ICouldEatVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Another perfectly prepared and delicious meal. Of all the steakhouses in Boston, I return to this one for a reason. Love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great night out
    tmcd12VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    We went for my birthday. They greeted me with a birthday card. Our waiter was great. Fun cocktail menu and my steak was perfect. Huge piece of chocolate cake for dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food/Management, Poor Service
    KAM1104VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Went to S&W specifically for burgers(aware burgers are typically served in bar/lounge areas, manager stated no problem to order if we sat outside-very kind/customer service-oriented).We were prepared to offer generous tip to the server, knowing full well that ordering burgers would yield far less of a bill than steaks.Server was rude throughout our dining experience.We ordered sides/drinks from the regular menu. Food came and was GREAT. When we finished, we stated we would like fries, burgers and mac&cheese (more than 1/2 our meal left!)boxed "to enjoy for lunch."He threw it out then was rude to my fiancé, stating we should have said something if we wanted leftovers?We had.Will go back to S&W,only b/c of damage control manager Val then did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of the best steaks we ever had
    Pam99
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Sat outside on the patio overlooking the boston tea party site, and people watched. Food was wonderful. Would have Liked the option of a smaller cut of filet -10 oz is too much. But it was wonderful. Expensive though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Awesome steaks
    metsnationVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We each got a filet and they were delicious. Very flavorful. I got the coffee and cocoa rub...excellent. The grilled asparagus and mac and cheese were generous portions and excellent as well. The outdoor dining was great, except for a little more wind than we expected. All-in-all, a great spot and great meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How I Like to Do Smith & Wollensky
    JeffTheFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Some diners dislike loud, crowded, chain restaurants and I'm one of them. But when the food is as good as Smith & Wollensky's, it's worth adapting to the lively atmosphere. This NY-based steakhouse has expanded to other major cities, for good reason. My filet was seared to perfection and melted in my mouth. The service was impeccable. But for those of us who prefer a quieter dining experience, I suggest arriving about an hour before the kitchen closes. If the main dining area is closed at that point, the bar area has some nice tables by the window that aren't high-tops (and I've found the service is equally attentive).
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    This new Smith and Wollensky location is the newest location and now I am able to say, I have dined at all S&W locations. I must say, I saved the best for last !!! Not that the other locations were bad, they were wonderful. They have the best steaks and shrimp bar none. Plus the service never disappoints. Thank you, Smith and Wollensky for the great food and great atmosphere. Plus Henry my waiter was the best !!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic