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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Philadelphia
  • Address:
    210 West Rittenhouse Square (in the Rittenhouse Hotel)
    Philadelphia, PA 19103
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Cuisine:
    Price: $50 and over

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Philadelphia Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.smithandwollensky.com
  • Phone: (215) 545-1700
  • Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday: 11:30am–12:00am
    Saturday: 12:00pm–12:00am
    Sunday: 12:00pm–10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Kevin Kramer
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 19th and Walnut
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: We are attached to the Rittenhouse Hotel which offers valet parking for our guests.
A word from Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Philadelphia
Refined luxury in Philadelphia’s iconic square.

Overlooking the historic Rittenhouse Square Park planned by founding father William Penn, our Philadelphia restaurant offers a panoramic view of this picturesque center city landmark. The cozy warmth of polished wood, brass, whimsical antiques, and original art create a refined yet casual steakhouse experience throughout. The main bar draws locals and visiting celebrities alike.

Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSteak
  • Diners' Choice WinnerScenic View
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was delicious and service excellent. Hah brown potatoes were good but a bit salty."
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "Love this restaurant. We are always greeted warmly. The food is always great as is the service- ask for Issac or Stephen , you will not be sorry."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Went to dinner with my wife and daughter. White wine was not chilled properly, wife's steak was overcooked and service was lacking. All employees including the manager seemed to be fixated on "old guy" with three "women" (and I use the term loosely). Waited fifteen minutes while the waitress was talking to the "women" who were merely drinking at the bar. The manager was so impressed with himself that he "talked the old guy" into staying at this restaurant instead of Ruth Chris. This establishment was one of my favorites prior to this night. With Devon and Parc right around the corner, I do not understand the decline in food and service as well as the poor behavior of the staff."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "Dinner with a business client was exactly what it needed to be. We had a quiet outdoor table overlooking Rittenhouse Square. We found a nicely priced California Cab. Steaks were, as expected, great and cooked to perfection. Sides were unimaginative, traditional steak house sides, cooked to perfection. We found a local Victory beer; a nice touch to have local beers on a national chain's drinks list. We had a charming and knowledgeable waitress. And, of course, the same table was quite romantic with a special friend the day I moved into Center City. Predictable, mostly unchanged over the decades, and exactly what it needs to be."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Just terrific! The seafood was fresh and wonderfully prepared. The steak was delicious and just perfect!. The service was efficient and unobtrusive. Everyone involved seemed to sincerely care that we enjoyed the meal."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "This was my first time and went to early dinner with my sister. We had a great meal. The scallops were cooked to perfection. The entire meal was delicious! The staff were attentive and very friendly. The restaurant is very quaint and cute I love it! Will be back!"
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "As always our experience at Smith & Wollensky was outstanding. The service has always been 1st class. Our server Jawad is a true asset to the restaurant. His memory of what we like is amazing. The surf and turf was perfect as was the halibut. The wine that Jawad recommended was superb and the appetizers(his pick as well) were delicious. We enjoy Smith and Wollensky and find it to be one of the best restaurants in Philly."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Every thing was outstanding!!! Steaks are out of this world."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Reliable quality, great wine selection, besides steaks also do outstanding lump crab cake"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Awesome corp function twice in a week it was that good."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "We took some overseas visitors with kids to an early dinner and it was a perfect setting. Great service, excellent options for steak lovers and amazing chocolate cake!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Wife and daughter loved their food and my steak was just perfect!. The service was nice and we enjoy visiting this place. Simply the BEST!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Food was just ok but nothing special. Six of us and each ordered different things; everyone had this reaction. The steaks were the best; don't order non-beef. Touted pea soup was slightly better than Campbell's. Fish (both salmon and halibut) was fresh and prepared as ordered, but with absolutely no imagination, special flavor or accompaniment. They accommodated special request for grilled halibut rather than in stock. Wine list is ABYSMAL for a chain that should know about wine & the trends. Not a single sauvignon blanc from New Zealand; the (pricey) S&W signature CA sauvignon blanc was bitter, but not crisp; no citrus or mineral notes. S Ameriocan one not much better. Service unacceptably slow and inattentive with no crowd."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "People in our group had Maine lobster, bone-in ribeye, bone-in filet, veal chop rib eye and pan seared salmon. Everyone thought their dishes were outstanding. Our side dishes included buttermilk onion rings and creamed spinach. Up-front dishes included the Wollensky salad, the white bean soup of the day, chilled iceberg lettuce and colossal lump crab meat cocktail. Each and every one of those dishes were also terrific."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "Smith and Wollensky never disappoints. The food is perfect. The service is perfect. The atmosphere is perfect. We truly feel spoiled and catered-to every time we dine there. It is our "go to" place for every special occasion that we celebrate."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I ordered a medium rare steak expecting a juicy filet from a top steak house on Rittenhouse Sq. My steak was red and extremely dry in the center and flavorless. Also, would have expected mor choices as sides. Only green veggie was grilled asparagas. I was dining with a customer who ordered the ribeye and said his was fine. I did not send mine back or complain because I did not want to interrupt the dinner meeting. Will not return. Worst steak ever at a high end steakhouse but the company and dinner conversation was exceptional. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Go for the steak and nothing else - it was very good. It's ambience is dated - as if they are established and no need to impress. Sides and salads - and even the bread - were rich and laden with oils. This is definitely a one and done kind of restaurant. Our waiter Rick was great and down to earth as well as informative. The overall price wasn't too bad considering the name and location, however, $30 for valet parking was a bit steep for 90 minutes."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We started with a something floating in my cocktail then the asparagus was overcooked and my wife's steak was undercooked. I have had better meals for a lot less money elsewere."
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "Good steak, if a bit dry. Rest of the food very good. Too bad a wine in the wine lisy was not available ( needs updating). Very attentive service and nice table with a view of the park."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "We have been going to Smith and Wollensky for a number of years and have always found the food, service and ambiance to be exceptional. We would recommend it for any occasion. This was our fist brunch at the restaurant after numerous enjoyable dinners. We were not disappointed. "
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We enjoyed our time at Smith & Wollensky in Philly. Service was great, everyone was very nice. Food was plentiful and very good. Thanks for an enjoyable evening."
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Bar had maybe a dozen people. 1 obnoxious 12 yr old kid could be heard throughout the restaurant Food not as good as usual..not cooked the way I ordered. Too tired & hungry to send it back Bread the best..warm & tasty Knew the waiter, he is a neighborhood gem. Heard business is off, economy has taken a toll on fine restaurants. Liked Capital Grill better. "
    Dined on 4/20/2014
  • "I can easily tell that it was one of the best steaks I have ever had in my life (& I have been to a lot of top steak-houses in North America). We went for my boyfriend's Birthday. From the beginning everyone knew already & wishes him happy birthday! They gave him a b-day card too not to mention a complementary birthday cake slice at the end :-) it was absolutely delicious. We both had the 14 ounce filet mignon. He had it medium & I had it done medium rare. It was exquisite. It melted in our mouths & the price was extremely reasonable compared to other steakhouses in the area. We had the duck-fat roasted vegetables & the wild mushroom sides for two. Amazing! Service was highly professional & impeccable. Stunning views of Rittenhouse square!"
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "The view from the second floor of Rittenhouse Park is magnificient; probably one of the most desirable views in Philadelphia. The service and food are always memorable. Looking forward to another dinig experience in the future."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Always a good time at S&W. We have starting coming every few months for a great meal and excellent service. Ian was a quality server when we were there Friday and our usual table was held for us to enjoy the view while dining on a great meal."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We had been to this restaurant in Boston and decided to try the one in Philly. It is great. Great good, service and atmosphere. Melissa was our server and she was wonderful. Their homemade breads are amazing!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My single complaint about my dinner at Smith and Wollensky has to do with their price for a bottle of Silver Oak (2009 Alexander Valley) Cabernet ($195.00) - and this was part of their special one-free-steak offering. Silver Oaks offers this selection for $70.00. This may be standard restaurant industry mark-up, but it caught me off guard. Ultimately, of course, it was my choice to pay the $292.00, dinner-for-two tab, plus 20% tip, but I do intend to at least inform my FB and Twitter 'friends' of my pricing experience at Smith and Wollensky, so they can make an informed choice about the restaurant. Everything else was wonderful. The steaks were exquisite and the roasted vegetables (in duck fat, I believe) were really, really good."
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "we had a wonderful evening celebrating our sons 21st bday.. enjoyed his first legal dirnk in the bar downstairs and then went upstairs to an amazing table overlooing the square.. a night to remember"
    Dined on 4/2/2014
  • "We had a magnificent experience at S & W. I had made reservations through Open Table and noted on the website why the evening was a special occasion. The message did not go unnoticed. We had a meal that did not disappoint and was every bit the experience we have had in South Beach time and again. Our server was extremely attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable about the menu, pleasant and polite and addressed us by name. Our courses were served in a timely manner without being rushed, were hot on arrival, and the filets were perfectly prepared as we had ordered. We were pleasantly surprised that our dessert was complimentary in celebration of our special event. All-in-all, a wonderful evening, great food."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Both food and service was amazing. Anyone visiting Philly would definitely need to check this place out. Went for Dinner and the food arrived pretty quickly, all the steaks were done perfectly and it all tasted great."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "We have dined at S&W whenever we stay at The Rittenhouse. We have never been disappointed the service and food is always top shelf. We strongly recommend Smith & Wollensky at the Rittenhouse. We can't wait to return."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "One and a half hour after appetizers. We left because the main course never came in The lettuce was not fresh and the lobster bisque was just a lobster flavored soup They started to blame each other Not recommended at all The waiter never checked the status of our order in the kitchen Drinks are good"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Service was horrible, and poor service ruins the entire meal. The waiter completely forgot to take our order after appetizers and when we asked him to take it he said "the other guy didn't do it?" What "other guy?" The food was bland and overdone. I used to love this restaurant! At these prices they need to do better..."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The menu is as you would expect at a steak house. The food is well prepared but not great. Service was very attentive. Cost was high for food and wine resulting in just a fair value."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "For a $209 plus bill for 2 people, I wasn't amazed. It was a very good steak though. The sides and appetizers were so so. The break was by far the best part of the meal.... seriously, it's unreal."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Another great meal at this classic restaurant, please do not change a thing!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "Food was great and the staff did everything they could to accommodate our party. Our service and our wait staff was excellent."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Had dinner with friends here while on a business trip. We sat at a window table overlooking Rittinhouse square. I don't eat red meat or chicken, but there were plenty if seafood choices on the menu, and they were willing to be flexible with the menu. The bread was so good I would have been happy to eat it with my ginger pear martini. I ordered the crab cakes, which were excellent. (I am from Maryland so I know good crab cakes!). The steak eaters in our group were happy as well. I also tasted a friend's swordfish and believe it was the best I've had. It was pricey, but worth the splurge."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Wine Week at Smith & Wollensky does not disappoint. Presented with a beautiful view through the floor to ceiling windows from our second story booth overlooking historic Rittenhouse Square, it was hard to imagine being distracted inside the wood-trimmed interior of the restaurant, but we were. Easily overshadowed by delicious food, fabulous service and an outstanding wine week selection, the view from Smith & Wollensky became a beautiful backdrop, not the star of the show. If you know the view, you also know it takes some doing to accomplish this. Wine Week at Smith & Wollensky's is the perfect meandering, relaxing afternoon get away for enjoying great food, service and friends in one of Philadelphia's finer restaurant."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "We have been talking for the last two days about what a good time we had and how good the steaks were. The roasted root vegetables roasted in duck fat were sinfully delicious. Our server was friendly and efficient."
    Dined on 3/12/2014