Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Columbus
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Columbus

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Columbus

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.smithandwollensky.com/
  • Phone: 6144162400x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday through Thursday: 11:30am–10:00pm
    Friday and Saturday:
    11:30am–12:00am
    Sunday: 12:00pm–9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Seafood, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Josh Harris
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: Live piano player Friday-Saturday nights.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New Bond St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Columbus
A door to another time.

The antique stained oak revolving door lets guests know they’re about to enter a world of timeless luxury and gracious hospitality. The flagship of the elegant Easton Town Center, the multi-story iconic green-and-white building offers an atmosphere that is refined but never fussy. Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering or a festive soiree, our multitude of vintage-inspired dining rooms and casual bar offer a welcome place to enjoy good company.

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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNotable Wine List
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Columbus reviews from OpenTable diners
72 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (49)great for outdoor dining (39)notable wine list (39)fit for foodies (28)romantic (27)vibrant bar scene (25)good for groups (21)great for lunch (19)hot spot (18)scenic view (13)neighborhood gem (13)great for brunch (9)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (6)Show More
  • filet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    I had one of the best filets ever. The mashed potatoe side was bland
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Birthday Experience
    BirthdayLove
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    We took my teenage daughter there to celebrate her birthday, as that is where she requested to go. We had never been there and the experience was memorable and she was treated very nice. The portions are of nice size and the food was excellent. There was an issue with my steak, however the manager went above and beyond and he was wonderful!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Top spot for business discussions
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    A great place for a business meeting. Its not too loud, not too rushed, great service and servers knowing what to do, what to ask and when! Oh, and the food is great too!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steakout2
    steakout2VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My husband's birthday celebration was fabulously awesome! Our section where we could interact with all the children and grandchildren, great. The food is very good, but tonight everything was perfect. A first-time try of the Bone-in Filet convinced him it is by far the best steak. It's true. Closer the bone the sweeter the meat. I tasted it and how sweet it is! Taylor was attentive as were his assists. The Grand Finale (for which we saved room) was unbelievably delicious. OH MY. Imagine moist, flavorful Chocolate, Carrot, and Coconut Cakes presented on a wide black tray, emblazened with berries galore. The most wonderful celebration we have ever had... best celebration in the 12 years we have been dining @ S&W. Thank You
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AMAZING
    Lpowers09
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Our friends took us to Smith & Wollensky for dinner one night. We had never been there before and were very excited to try it out. Every single thing we had was amazing and our steaks were honestly the best we have ever had. The service was great and our server was very attentive. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Columbus now.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very good
    Degjoy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The restaurant was not crowded at all when we were there, however, we waited quite a long time for our dinner for two people. The steaks were outstanding and done perfectly. Unfortunately, the baked potato was only luke warm. I had to wait to have my water refilled, which is not what you'd expect at this type of restaurant.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • GCappy
    GCappy
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    If you want a great steak and one of the best, you have to go to S&W.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good - not great
    NYC10065VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The difference between a good and a very good or great restaurant is what Smith & Wollensky Columbus represents. The menu is excellent and the food is good but the service is lacking. This was the 18th or 19th time I have dined at this restaurant in the past 14 months. I've met the same servers and maitre d' and not a single one can even remotely remember that I had ever dined with them before. That's what makes a difference. The server always asks "Is this your first time?" Really? Furthermore, some of the servers seem on a major "upsell" mission which is a little "used car salesman-ish" for a restaurant of this reputation. Good but far from great which is too bad given what we spend.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good stuff
    IEAT
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We really had a great time. Our service was excellent. We had two servers that were both informative without being robotic. Everyone there was smiling and seemed earnestly happy to be there. The Gorganzola filet I had was delicious and although only the 10oz portion, was plenty of food. The truffled macaroni and cheese, sinfully good and still bubbling when it came to the table. I recommend this place to everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never Regrets But . . .
    IfGoodWeWantSeconds
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    I don't mind paying a premium for the food. Nor the service. Both were excellent and we've gone to S&W multiple times. But the 2.5 X retail markup on the wine is tough to take. May be closer to 3 times on the very best wines. I think it probably inhibits many people from enjoying a bottle of wine there that is equal to the quality of the meal. And for those of us who pay attention to what a premium wine costs when we buy it for our home collections, I wonder sometimes if S&W believes we are fools when it comes to the wine list. Sparking water, anyone?
    Special Features:
    hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not what I expected
    JB1966
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Arrived 4:30 empty. Seated immediately. Slow service at first. Then was fine. Bread excellent. Whipped potatoes still soaking in butter. Truffled mac and cheese average. Cajun filet over cooked and soaking in oil and spices. Bone in Ribeye had very little flavor. First time visitor. Would probably not return. Not a wow factor. Used small aluminum cans for soda.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Amazing!!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Best in the City!!! We had an amazing experience, we will be back!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Jerry Soper
    Glad2bsingle
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    The management and the waite staff and on down was very nice and friendly. They were very attentive. I would recommend them 2 all my family and friends. It's great 2 have a great dinning experience and want 2 come back often.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Anniversary
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Great Food, Great Service We sat in the wine room for our 25th anniversary. It was really nice. Bar and restaurant are vibrant.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    I take clients to your restaurant when I'm in Columbus . As always it was a great experience. Our waiter did a wonderful job on recommendations for food and his service was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As always
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    A great treat. One of the finest steaks I have had.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and ambience
    diningisanexperience
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Our group was quickly seated and our service was first class, not rushed but thoughtful, food was everything you would expect and the location great. The noise level good and we were able to converse without yelling. Good wine list and a great attitude.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • An enjoyable experience
    Mikey
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We went there and really enjoyed ourselves. The steaks were perfect as was the service. I highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good
    Pfeif
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was kind of salty, but mostly good. You get big portions for a good price. It's worth what you pay. There was also a gnat flying around our table so we weren't fond of that.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    The best word to describe the experience! Everything from the shellfish to the last bite of creme brûlée was fantastic. The service was great as usual thanks to Greg. We will be returning soon!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Average Experience(Restaurant Week)
    JCP32313
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    Occasion: Restaurant Week Price: Affordable with the Restaurant Week menu Service: Service was decent. The food did take a bit longer than expected to be served. The waitress was pleasant and knowledgeable; very accommodating. The ceiling dripped on us (not impressed). Food: The bread was decent but we would consider them 'rolls' and not bread. The sea salt on top was too thick/big. The filet mignon we asked for medium well, one was cooked medium well and the other was cooked well done. We weren't too impressed on the filet but the salad was very good. The dessert we weren't impressed with either. We had the chocolate cake.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Food!
    gloriaB
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    The coffee/cocoa steak is simply divine! I had forgotten how simply delicious the food is at this restaurant! And the deserts are out of this world too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • "Best Steak EVER"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    We had a small family get together over the weekend and everything was wonderful. The service was impeccable. The steaks were some of the best we have ever had...We will be spending a lot more birthday celebrations here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not so much
    Achriston1VIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Disappointing dinner experience. People sitting by us at the outdoor bar became more belligerent through the dining experience - nearly 3 hours - and management did not address. Appetizers were great, steaks took 1 1/2 hours to cook. For prime beef, they were very dry and a little tough, and we ordered them MR, server did not check back on food quality nor did manager. When we began to notice the long wait for our entrees, the waitress did not make herself available on our end of the patio for 34 minutes. Definitely not worth $400 for 4 persons.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Everything we had from the appetizer to the dessert was just perfect. Great taste and good portions. My wife and I shared a meal so we could leave room for dessert and we still felt really full by the end. The waitress was attentive but never hovering. Just a great experience. We will come back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    This place is the best S&W in the Nation! I have been to 5 other S&Ws, Columbus is the best!! It has that big town feel with the small town charm!! I love this place!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gone down hill
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    I have been coming here with my family for over 10 years. My last trip was just bad. We came in for Lunch at 110 in the afternoon, ordered by 120 and got our food at 2pm. We noticed that the flowers were no longer fresh and were fake. We were told, they don't have the money for real flowers.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Go to Hyde Park
    SMUA1234
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Bottom line, this has turned into another Easton scene (and I don't mean that in a good way). When you're spending $175 on dinner for 2, you should be overly satisfied. Period. Service was slow, the AC was broken, and food was barely warm. It's not even close to being worth your time or money. Have a cocktial at their bar if you insist on going and then head to Hyde Park or Mitchells.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    MoonbeamVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    We sat outside and had a great time. All of the servers were excellent! We had Brad and he was a lot of fun. All of the dishes are oversized and great for sharing. The cold crab appetizer was awesome -- perfect for a hot summer night with a cold drink. The steaks, as always, were fantastic! Overall, a very enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Can't Miss
    foodie2VIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    While this was my first time at this location, I have dine at S&W before and can say that S&W is a can't miss. The staff was great...the food was great... the drinks were great! Big group or romantic two for dinner, this place is can't miss
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thanks Chip and John
    Bunky
    Dined on 6/23/2014
    Thanks to the Smith and Wollensky family for another wonderful evening. Special thanks to Chip Mullen and Big John for always going above and beyond our every expectations.
    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
  • dean
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Meat was under cooked and of lesser quality than expected
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too expensive
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    It's probably cliche for this restaurant, but the quality and flavor of the food were not on par with their prices.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent dinner!!
    Weezie1
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    On our first trip to Columbus, Ohio we made a reservation at Smith & Wollensky for myself, my husband, my sister and her husband. The service, atmosphere, and food were Excellent!!! It was a fantastic evening for all of us!!! We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great atmosphere. Great drinks.
    Lauralg
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    The service was not quite attentive due to the fact that there was another group of people he was also taking care of. The food took quite a long time. About 45-50 minutes. The steaks were not as good as usual this time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrible first visit
    Kaesenb
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    This was our first visit, celebrating a retirement and birthday. Food fell off carts by our table...constant traffic by our table. We were never asked if we would like a second cocktail, cocktail glasses were removed when empty. We spent over $300 for the four of us. I was so disappointed... I know we will never go back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 36 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 4, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.6
    • Service4.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 961 reviews are from the Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Columbus reviews archive.
  • Unusual letdown
    SG50VIP
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    My wife and I went to one of our favorite spots for date night and dinner. We sat outside to people watch and had the usual great service. However, the tuna I ordered rare was well done and the spinach sautéed without garlic was loaded with the stuff. It was not S&W finest moment for certain!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Thank you
    Bunky
    Dined on 5/29/2014
    Again visited our favourite spot. Big John (Gonzo) suggested the long bone ribeye and the coffee rubbed filet. Awesome choices, thanks for the reminder about the lobster Mac. Always a big deal that they go out of their way. Thank you Chip, Sean and the entire staff....side note..Thanks Jordan, Best Bartender EVER.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you...Again!
    Bunky
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Never ceases to amaze me the quality and value that goes into my experience. The food/ ambience is superb. Again I thank Chip, Shawn, Ryan, and Arin for their kindness and love. And once more Big Thanks To Big John for unwavering service. You will be hearing from us much more. P.S.....Bring back the T Bone
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Will Return
    ucat
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Service was excellent, exceeded our expectations!!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.