Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Washington DC
Noteworthy staffBest service we have ever had in a restaurant! Warm welcome on the way in, a waitress who went above and beyond for us, and a sincere thank you for joining us on the way out. Couldn't have asked for better staff and the food was amazing too!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner as a familyJoseph (waiter) was great. Made choices for the wine and great help with our starters. Everyone enjoyed there dinner but me. Ordered steak medium and sent it back 3 times and even our waiter had the manager try to get the chief to get it right. Never got better then rare. Desert was great and so was the coffee. We had our 4 year old granddaughter with us and they made her feel special and had a special menu for her. This has always been one of my favorite restaurants and when I get the chance I Will go back but I Will not order steak.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding serviceBest service I have ever had at a food establishment in awhile, but what would you expect if your paying 40+ for a steak. Our server was top notch and very professional and at the end of our meal I had requested two bottles of their steak sauce and was told upon receiving them there was no charge for it was on the house what a way to end the night. I would defiantly recommend this fantastic steak house to anyone visiting DC. Can't wait to go back in a couple of months for some more chow.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAn iconic restaurant thatAn iconic restaurant that delivers on its reputation as a world class steak house.5/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSteak, Steak, and more Steak.A Steak lovers paradise. Great service. Would go again!5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeGreat experience! Would recommend this place to anyone passionate about meat...oh and they do salads as well.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were in D.C. on vacation.We were in D.C. on vacation. Before leaving California I searched the internet looking for a special steakhouse to celebrate my husband's 45th birthday. All I had to go on was the websites of the different restaurants and reviews I found on different sites. I choose S&W because of their menu. I wanted a place with American Classic food of nice portions. We couldn't have been more pleased. From the moment we stepped into the door we felt welcomed. We were instantly greeted by the Maitre d' and had not been seated at our table for that long before our Waiter came over to greet us. It was 1st class service throughout the evening. They went above and beyond our expectations.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWe always enjoy a meal atWe always enjoy a meal at Smith and Wollensky. The steaks were prepared perfectly. The appetizers were delicious , especially the oysters. Of course the service was impeccable.4/23/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful traditional steakhouseIt's a wonderful traditional steakhouse. But keep that in mind: it's a traditional steakhouse. If you're looking for culinary inspiration or innovation, you should look elsewhere. But if you're craving an excellent slab of red meat at a hefty price with impeccable service, then this is one of your better options.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was well preparedThe food was well prepared and delicious. It was my boys' birthdays and they brought out two generous pieces of cake (about 1/4 of a cake) with candles for the boys.
The service was friendly and professional.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a favorite for anyThis is a favorite for any business meal or celebration. A short walk from my office, the food, ambiance and service are consistently great with a variety options from beef, chicken to seafood pleasing to all. Of course, no visit is complete without one of their fabulous desserts!4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMAll Around Exceptional Experience!Truly enjoyable! Starting as a table of 12, we had a couple cancellations and streamed in late due to heavy tourist traffic (cherry blossoms). The staff took it all in stride. The appetizers and cocktails were perfect (I'd go back just for the bar!) and the entrees, especially the steaks, were some of the best many of us had ever had. The wine, an Oregon Pinot Noir, was terrific; just the right body with silvery finish. Perhaps the best part of the experience was the service. Our waiter was in full command of the menu with a personable/fun demeanor that brought everything together. For us, S&W retained their reputation and rightful place as a DC standout. Many thanks!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food is alwaysService and food is always terrific. Many thanks for a great lunch.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMAs a frequent patron of theAs a frequent patron of the New York City location i must say this place is just as amazing. The tbones were amazing and the creamed spinach was a perfect compliment. Definitely the best meal i will have in a long time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMMy 11 year old and I had aMy 11 year old and I had a great meal and dining experience. Incredible waitstaff.4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone went out of theirEveryone went out of their way to make our evening lovely. We had a few special requests and each one was taken care of without hesitation. Food was excellent! If you are from a bygone era and are used to a certain standard this is the place for you.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe staff was very professionalThe staff was very professional and when appropriate very caring. We were celebrating my adult son's birthday. My son was greeted with a "Happy Birthday" wish. When we were seated he was given a card signed by the staff wishing him a great day.
Our waiter was incredibly helpful in describing some of the selections and had perfect timing.
The portions were perfect for my 6 foot 3" son, but a little overwhelming for me. He will have leftovers for the week.
He was given a free piece of cake which was a quarter of a 14" cake.
The quality of the meat is top notch.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMI had my birthday dinner thereI had my birthday dinner there with over 30 people and the restaurant was very accommodating. The service was great, as well as the food. It was a great experience. I will definitely be dining there again.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Place to Splurge a LittleThe food was pretty good! I had a caesar salad that was okay (it could've used a little more flavor) but the bread they served us is probably some of the best I've ever had at a restaurant in a long time. I had the salmon "Oscar" style (a delish white sauce with crab meat, spinach and asparagus) which was really good! It was actually a large portion and quite flavorful. My wife had the 14oz filet mignon "Oscar" style and loved the way that it was seared and seasoned. The sides were also pretty good...creamy spinach with the mac & cheese. At the end of the night, I spent about 240 bucks after tip but the food and the service seemed like it was worth it.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have beenMy husband and I have been to quite a few Smith and Wollensky Restaurats but our experience at the one in Washington, D.C. Was the best. We had amazing service, beautiful ambiance and a fabulous dinner! When in town again, we would absolutely return and we would recommend this restaurant to anyone in the Washington, D.C. Area.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe celebrated my teenage daughtersWe celebrated my teenage daughters birthday. She said it was her best birthday ever. She received a birthday card from the staff when we arrived. We celebrated with somoe sparkling cider, had a great meal with very attentive service and concluded with a wonderful dessert. I recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for great food and ambiance.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMOMGosh...wine week was theOMGosh...wine week was the BEST and the food was out of the world as usual!! I tried the filet medalions with foie gras, devine...Oh and Joseph, our server was over the top funny and knowledgeable, love him!!3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food and great atmosphereExcellent food and great atmosphere. Service was a little slow but otherwise an all around great experience.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat service, outstandinggreat service, outstanding food, perfect for a working dinner.3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWine tasting is an excellentWine tasting is an excellent promotion. The fillet medallions were so-so, but everything else was superb, especially the service. The smoking patio is a great spot--one of the few places to enjoy a cigar in the District.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food. Poor seating.The food was GREAT!!! My only compliant is that they sat us and others in the back at small tables without a view. It was only when another couple requested another seat that I was aware there was better seating available. You want 5 stars? Fill the best seats first. Especially since I made reservations way in advance for a special occasion Valentine's Day).2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOk, so I've been the to TheOk, so I've been the to The Palm, Capital Grille and Ruth Chris but Smith ans Wollensky Steakhouse food and service was AWESOME! Which makes up for the lack of ambiance and decor. I went for Restaurant Week and the portions were still very filling (I actually took leftovers). The cocoa and coffee rubber filet was cooked just right and the truffle mac and cheese is even better the second day! Even the coconut cake was decadent, who knew..2/10/2013 12:00:00 AM