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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
  • Address:
    318 North State St
    Marina City
    Chicago, IL 60611
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $50 and over

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.smithandwollensky.com
  • Phone: (312) 670-9900
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Thursday: 11:30am–1:00am

    Friday and Saturday:


    Sunday: 11:00am–12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak
  • Executive Chef: Matthew King
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have 7 different private dining rooms that will accomodate parties of 7 to 130 guests.
  • Entertainment: Piano Friday-Saturday 5:30pm-10:30pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: North Bank of Chicago River
  • Public Transit: State/Lake, Grand
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is offered directly in front of our entrance.
A word from Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
The ultimate steakhouse in the city that knows its steak.

Adjacent to the Loop on bustling State Street, our Chicago location offers an impressive view of the Chicago River and features a large outdoor patio open during pleasant weather, spring through fall. Enjoy turn-of-the-century décor, and ample space for private events. For more casual fare or a relaxing cocktail hour, visit Wollensky’s Grill on the lower floor. Tours of the dry-aging room and on-site butcher shop may be arranged by special request. Continued
Diner Reviews
  • "I haven't been here in years, but returned this week for lunch with friends. Our bartender was personable- made me an excellent martini. Our server was exceptional. And our filets were perfectly cooked. One of my friends ordered the lobster roll and found it disappointing. Well it is a steakhouse!"
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "Food was great. Service was great. We had a quiet table and were able to have a nice conversation with our friends"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "This is just a place with a view and food and service is going south even the waiters outfits are looking dirty and worn out a tourist spot at best."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Despite an early reservation and an early arrival for that reservation, we were given the table immediately next to the bussing station. When we pointed out all of the open tables, we were told there was nothing they could do. Disappointing experience."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Our waiter Kevin did an outstanding job he was a great asset to the restaurant thank you"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We found Smith & Wollensky at the last minute but thanks to open table, got in right away. However, we were seated outside, next to a very drunk, very loud, very obnoxious man. We sat, hoping the staff would do something. The salad arrived and was fantastic. I complained, but nothing happened. Once our steaks arrived, the manager or host stopped by and asked how it was, we said the food was excellent, the atmosphere sucked. We were whisked off to another table quickly and in less than a minute had resumed eating. The staff apologized profusely, gave us a free dessert and the night was saved. I'm not sure why the person wasn't asked to leave, but we at least finished our meal in peace."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "A fantastic place to relax and enjoy outstanding food and service."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Just Ok food going down hill fast This was once a great place"
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Fantastic meal and great service. The outdoor dining patio has a wonderful view of the river walk."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "If you're in town for vacation, or doing a business lunch, do not pass up the opportunity to enjoy a glass of wine with upscale steak or seafood at one of Chicago's legendary steak houses. Their patio borders the river, where on a nice day the view is perfect and you'll spend lunch watching boats pass up and down on their way to the lake."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Overrated & overpriced. Scallops were tepid & over cooked. Asparagus just thrown haphazardly on the plate. Lobster bisque was very good."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Generally do not go to steakhouses, but this was a dinner with two good long-time (45+ years) friends, one of whom made the choice as we had never had dinner there as a group. Outdoor seating was terrific , with view of the river. Service was excellent. The wine choice was superb. Unfortunately, my entree was just so-so. Halibut was not particularly flavorful, came lukewarm and the accompanying fennel -blah. The salad and sides were flavorful ( although , once again, the baked potato was lukewarm) and plentiful. If given the choice to go to a steak- oriented restaurant ( with these kind of prices) I would opt for Keefer's. Much better alternatives to steak."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "Once again celebrated our anniversary at S&W and were not disappointed. The food was fabulous as was the service. It continues to be our ver favorite place."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "Service and ambiance was excellent. Excellent martini - steak was just "ok"....."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "I would think for the amount of money it would be perfect but you pretty much pay for the view. There were some positives and negAtives, but for hundreds of dollars it wasn't the best experience to spend that much again. The server wAs really busy and was leaving the table before we could ask for another drink. I didn't notice any busboys and the manager had to clear our plates. Our dining experience took three hours for the four of us. I did like whenever u left your seat there was a new napkin folded at the table and the view outside is amazing."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "First and last time, there are other choices of the same or better quality. The server was just bad."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "We had family from out of town which we met for dinner. Gerald our waiter was fantastic. The venue is perfect for conversation and good food."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "I made my reservation through open table a day before and the restaurant called to confirm the day of reservation. We got there at 8 pm sharp and they sat us right away which was great. Our server came in less than 3 minutes after we sat down to ask for our drink order. After we ordered our entrees came very fast and I told the waitress if she could wait a little longer for our steaks to come out and she did just that. When we got our steaks they were cooked perfectly and also they were delicious. Theresa one of the managers if think was on top of everything, she was very nice and talked to us for a while. At the end they gave a big chocolate cake because of my birthday and it was enough for the four of us. Great food great service"
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "Celebrated a special birthday at a table for 2 on the outdoor patio on the Chicago River. Service was attentive and helpful. Meal was superb and atmosphere made it truly memorable."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience. We received excellent personal service. We felt our food was prepared with care and tasted delicious. We look forward to future dining experiences."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Beautiful view of the river and skyline! Food matches the magnificent view. The staff is excellent."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This place has a great view once had great food but is going south fast stay away tourist only."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Just disappointed. Made an open table reservation, was stuck in a table in the back, waiter seemed rushed and robotic, meal was not impressive"
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Visited from out of town so never been before. Nice steakhouse. Service was good, about what I expect from an expensive steakhouse. Nothing really "Wowed" me - except for our $600 bill. Not that I'm a cheapskate, but I think there are better places with a better scene for the same or cheaper prices. Asked for a nice table and was unimpressed with ours despite the place being relatively not crowded. There was a reception downstairs which may have been the reason for our lack of an impressive table/view. It's a good place to try out. Next time we are in town will likely try another steakhouse. Still pleased with the meal and service."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "We love to take our boys here for their birthday lunches. The location is great and the service is superb."
    Dined on 7/31/2014
  • "Food is mediocre at best and overpriced. At least we had a nice view outside. Our server though was fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Service was awful and steak was overcooked. The waiter gave no effort to introduce himself, the restaurant, the menu and was very inattentive."
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The steaks here are top shelf, but on this visit, I had a craving for a seared tuna. It did not disappoint. Phenomenal peice of sashimi grade tuna, expertly prepared."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Down to every single detail, our dinner was fabulous. High quality food, high quality service and stellar view of the river."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "There are so many choices of steak houses in Chicago. This one happens to has the best location and view, directly on the Chicago river. Aside from the cuts of beef, portion size and the service being superb, I was fortunate to have Gerald as my server and Cyrus as my busboy. Gerald is knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. I wish he was a family member. He is such a pleasure. Our party of 7 all had beef, except for my wife. She raved about her salmon. My boys loved their oversized burgers and mash. We shall return!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Everything was great our table was perfect!! Inside but right in the window so it was indoor/ outdoor! Thank you."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great food and amazing service by our waiter!!! He was super nice and quit frankly the only one nice in that restaurant. Upon arriving we were not greeted and talked to very rudely as I had requested outside dining. We were told that was not possible bc of our size. I wish they would have told me that when confirmation of our reservations then was told the downstairs was closed due to renovations. No where on open table did It say that when making the reservation. Very disappointed. The food and waiter definitely made up for aome of it but for someone who lives Out of state and specifically chose this place for the water river view it was disappointing. Wish they would have been a little nicer in the front."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "This was once a great spit but food and service is really bad I ordered the sea food tower and fish was bad I will say to folks stay away. The place also treats African Americans badly had to wait 15 minutes for awaited to even bring water...stay away"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "This is a bucket list restaurant. We love dining here."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Food good, but expensive... a/c was not working, very hot inside. tables packed too close"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had a reservation for 6:30 but arrived a bit early. We were seated immediately with our choice of indoor or outdoor seating. We chose to eat outside. The seating was well spaced and we received prompt service. The outdoor deck has a lovely view of the water and although it was quite warm a slight breeze kept it comfortable. We had a wonderful seafood appetizer and selected a great bottle of wine for dinner. One party had the bone in rib-eye and the other had the halibut. The steak was cooked perfectly. The fish was flaky and delicious. Sides were the mushrooms and asparagus. Both were very well seasoned and cooked to perfection. We had a wonderful evening. Great food, great service - highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "we were there on a 90 degree night. A/c sucked. service average. Food pretty good. I'll never dine there again. :-( tasty wine though"
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Have to say this place is above reproach the staff is at your very beckon call this establishment was well thought out as in food,service,and a warm friendly atmosphere my wife and I had a wonderful time thanks so much"
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "Although the steaks were good, the prices were high. I do not feel that I the pricing was appropriate for the meal. Service was great and the bread probably the best part of the meal. Wine selections were okay but prices were really over the top."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Any one of the service staff that walked past our table took care of whatever we needed; water refill, wine refill, bread replenishment, etc. We sat outside which was beautiful but it did tend to get a little loud with the action on the river and on the streets. Unfortunately, we really couldn't see the river while sitting down but that didn't matter to us too much. Highly recommend their lobster bisque."
    Dined on 7/19/2014