Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Philadelphia
EXCELLENT, PERIOD!Not much more I can say other than the experience was I M P E C C A B L E from the hostess, who was lovely and very professional, to a fantastic waiter who had a VERY good sense of the "pace" of my business dinner conversation and showed an uncanny sense of just when we were ready to order, needed anything and were done talking as well as eating!!! Made it very very smith. Which was invaluable!
Thank you!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentOne of the best fine dinning experiences I have ever had. It was a tremendously romantic and professional scenery, perfect for my date and I. It was delicious and truly a lovely time.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMSmith & Wollensky Remains at TopMy wife and I celebrated my birthday at my favorite restaurant, Smith & Wollensky in Rittenhouse Sqaure at a table upstairs overlooking the square--in all its leafy glory. While the prices remain quite high, the food, ambience, and service was, as in the past, excellent. The highlight was the perfectly cooked filet mignon but the shrinp cocktail, whipped potatoes, creamed spinach, and chocolate cake were all top-of-the-line. The waitress was friendly and helpful throughout as was the rest of the serving team. The martinis were appropriately large and tasteful, and we really enjoyed the wine flight and the chance to taste several new wines. We will be back for another celebration!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing nightI would like to thank Smith and Wollensky for making my sons birthday very special. From the time we walked in the door, my son was wished happy birthday by name and was given a birthday card. The staff treated us very well and the food was outstanding. We even had a special treat when Damien sang happy birthday to my son. We had a great evening and could not have asked for anything better. They made my son feel like a king.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific as alwaysWe went on Saturday night for a friend's birthday. We had a reservation and were seated immediately at a window table. The meal was fantastic. Started with the wedge, served in a share-able portion. Also, shared a calamari appetizer. Another guest had the Caesar, portion too large for one person, served with toast and olive tapenade. We all had the filet each prepared differently, but cooked perfectly to our specification. Our server Matt was delightful, knowledgeable, and good looking :) Finally, to celebrate Kaitlyn's birthday, they served a giant piece of carrot cake and a beautiful "Happy Birthday" Serenade by the manager (Darren?). We had a splendid evening, great food, fun atmosphere and outstanding service.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMThe total packageFrom the drink recommendation at the Bar, to the service we received at Dinner, everything was outstanding. Steve provided the perfect mix of wine knowledge, "spot on" food recommendations, and genuine service. He made us feel right at home. The food was delicious. All with a great view of the park, to boot. Everything was great, but Steve made it perfect.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFrom the moment we walkedFrom the moment we walked into the restaurant, I knew that we would love it!. Service was great and food was delicious. The Pea Soup was extraordinary as was the rib eye and it was cooked just as I had requested. Highly recommend5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMOur service wasn't the bestOur service wasn't the best - we waited 30 minutes to place our order and our waiter didn't offer to get us another round of drinks when our glasses were all empty and he stopped by our table to drop off bread. However, the manager completely redeemed the service - he saw we had been waiting long to place an order and from that point forward, made sure we were well taken care of! The manager even gave each of us free dessert as a gesture of apology for our wait. The manager was incredible - very attentive and clearly was working very hard to ensure that everyone had a nice Mother's Day dinner! If I was rating just the manager on service, I would give 5 stars!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat time with my Wife, MomGreat time with my Wife, Mom and Great Aunt. Very good eats!!! Theservers and the AGM were awesome.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMClass Reunion DinnerEverything went as expected except for the problem in getting the bill split properly. It took negotiaitions with three different people to have the bill allocated to each dinner or dining couple. I was told that the problem was due to company policy. If so, I would not be likely to bring a group back to your restaurant. We were a group of Wharton MBA alumni, many of whom are wealthy people who dine out a lot. They were all impacted by the billing issue in a negative way. While your manager did finally acceed to our request, it took a considerable amount of time and caused a great deal of irritation.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steakhouse!I've went to this chain resturant in Vegas an decided to go to this location since its closer to home an went here with a group of guys for my brothers bachelor party dinner an we were completely not disappointed!!..the steaks are fresh cut an made to perfection as u ordered...it's a bit pricey but beings it's more of a 5 star place I wouldn't expect anythin less!...the servers were exceptionally pleasant an were very helpful with deciding on the menu I would highly recommend this place!!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMLove it!This is one of my favorite places to dine in Philly. Great steaks, great salads, and the desserts are divine.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNever DisappointsSmith & Wollensky consistently provides good food and service. I only wish the servings were smaller.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMThank YouI truly appreciate the quiet table and the excellent service!! I was there for a very high-level business meeting.
Naomi5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMMeal was ExcellentOur experience was absolutely fabulous. Fabian was our waiter. He was very attentive but not overly attentive. He was great, very friends, recommended what was good, made sure we were always taken care of. The restaurant was immaculate. We loved it and will definately be back. The food was absolutely great.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA great, romantic restaurantA great, romantic restaurant with great staff, service, and ambiance.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service are alwaysFood and service are always outstanding, my favorite steak house in Philly! Location on Rittenhouse Square provides a tremendous view and adds to the ambiance. Staff couldn't be more friendly.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated my hubby's birthdayWe celebrated my hubby's birthday with friends at S&W. It was a first for us all. The restaurant was great. The service was great; We were given two servers for only 4 of us. That was impressive. And to top it all off, the food was delicious. We've already planned our next visit.4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAs always, the entire experienceAs always, the entire experience was wonderful. I am a frequent customer and it was my birthday. We were given the best table, our waiter was terrific and the food was excellent.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI bought my parents a giftI bought my parents a gift card to your place as a Christmas gift, and we went when they came to visit me here in Philly. Both of them said it was one of the best meals they'd ever had. Thanks!4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent steaks and sides.Excellent steaks and sides. Amazing view of Rittenhouse from the booths. Expensive, but worth it.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Lunch Place!Love this place, old world steakhouse in a contemporary setting. Jesse our server is great. The menu changes seasonally and the shrimp cocktail are massive. The Calamari are spicy and perfectly crisp. Jumbo Shrimp cocktail and great Cape may salts. Awesome Burgers despite bad corporate bread.The Steak Tartare is no longer n menu and missed. We had the Porterhouse for two and it is one amazing massive cut of prime meat. Wow! and the spinach and lyonnaise potatoes and mushrooms are awesome. Don't miss the mega chocolate cake.....Will be back soon3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic service. Very professionFantastic service. Very professional, yet still friendly. We were there for my partner's birthday, and we got a nice surprise at the end. Highly recommended.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsence Makes the Heart Grow FonderIt never disappoints! I take a good customer every year & due to a private function at S&W, had to go elsewhere last year. We were glad to be back, great food, great staff & un-pretentious. The waiter had good suggestions & the steaks came out to order.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe waitstaff was wonderful.The waitstaff was wonderful. Prime aged beef cooked perfectly was delicious.
All portions were more than adequate with shared sides, fantastic salads and
soups. Dessert selection looked wonderful but we were to full to partake.
Lovely 2nd story view overlooking Rittenhouse Square.3/20/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful time. OurWe had a wonderful time. Our wait staff was fantastic and very attentive.3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding service/outstanding fooJames was a terrific guide for the evening. The tuna curbo was amazing. Raw tuna on a block of salt, allow it time to absorb the salt. It's fantastic. The bone in ribeye was perfectly matched with the Oscar sauce recommended by James. Outstanding service matched by outstanding food!3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMMy sister and I were takenMy sister and I were taken care of very well. Our server allowed us to dine at our own pace and the food was excellent. The sommelier, although he left early, was able to answer all of our questions.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently excellent foodConsistently excellent food with service to match. The steaks are delicious, the "sides" are very well prepared, Mac and Cheese especially good. The Host is top drawer.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMtraditional, fine steak houseEverything here is very good, typical steak house menu. Bar was jumping on a Saturday night.. Opt for a table upstairs at the window. Lovely view of rittenhouse Sq. Park.. I stayed at the Rittenhouse Hotel, S&W is right there, through doors in the lobby. It was a cold,dreary night in Philly. I was happy to travel by elevator to get to the restaurant.3/2/2013 12:00:00 AMFor lunch, had a tasty andFor lunch, had a tasty and good-sized butcher burger with French fries and a side of coleslaw and pickle slice for $13. The burger came with melted cheese, bacon, tomato, and lettuce on a large sesame-seeded bun. A plate of warm pretzel bread with a delicious soft butter was also served. Javaha did an excellent job in making the overall dining experience even more enjoyable.2/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing! My boyfriend andAmazing! My boyfriend and I went there for Valentine's day and we loved it! I had the gorgonzola filet mignon, he had the t-bone steak, we also ordered the truffle mac n' cheese and the creamed spinach. Everything was delicious and perfectly cooked! At the end, although we were extremely full, we decided to order the hazelnut creme brule which was out of this world! Pricey steakhouse, but definitely worth the money. Can't wait to go again!2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFor lunch, had a good-sizedFor lunch, had a good-sized butcher burger with French fries and a side of coleslaw and pickle slice for $13. The burger came with melted cheese, bacon, tomato, and lettuce. The burger arrived hot and juicy on a sesame-seeded bun. A plate of warm soft pretzel bread was also served.12/18/2012 12:00:00 AM