Smith & Wollensky - New York
Good Steak, nice sidesSmith & Wollensky was the first steak restaurant I dined in. You never forget your first. However, the memories are better than reality when seen through rose colored glasses. The steaks and sides were certainly well prepared. There are a plethora of steakhouses in NYC and this restaurant seems to have moved a litlle towards the middle of the pack. Still a gem but maybe for the memories.6/16/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday love!So this was a gift dinner to my wife and it was amazing. I messed up my reaervation date abd they were quick to accomdate our group anyway. Loved that!! Food was incredible. The new york steak might have been as big as every steak i had eaten combined in my life to this point. And it was Delicious! My wife is still talking about thelobster three days later. Just a wonderful dinner. Would highly recommend it anytime you are in NewYork. Just bring money. It is not a twenty dollar meal. But worth it.6/15/2013 12:00:00 AMCajun captured in New YorkSmith & Wollenskys' in New York was one the greatest dinning experiences I have ever encountered. The large portions, impeccable friendly service and with upscale historic ambience even the most picky steak enthusiast would find thoroughly enjoyable. You just can't beat the best melt-in-your-mouth steak experience at Smith & Wollenskys! Food for thought when ordering would be the Cajun filet mignon. Buen Provencho!6/10/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steaks, hash browns, andThe steaks, hash browns, and service were all top notch.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AM36 YearsThats how long we have dining at Smih & Wollensky. We were originally Manny Wolf fans when they closed and S&W opened we tried them and never regretted a single meal.
The staff and atmosphere are the best. The food excelent th e drinks superb. We love Smith & Wollensky.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMShrimp at a steak joint!,Always go to S&W for the incredible shrimp (huge and tasty) and unbelievable tomatoes.
Darn good steak, too.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best steak in NYCSmith & Wollensky has the best steak in NYC. The sides were great as was the service, although felt a bit rushed initially.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Meal & Good TimesWe had a party of six in NYC for a nice weekend vacation. Picked Smith and Wollensky when a few other choices were booked up on a Saturday night. We were not disappointed and this wasn't a second fiddle choice. The seafood Bouquet was a fantastic appetizer that was a meal in itself. The steak and prime rib were great and cooked to expectation. Desserts were pretty darn good, too. Service was prompt without being smothering. Overall it was a great dining experience enjoyed by all.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is my 3rd visit to SmithThis is my 3rd visit to Smith & Wollensky and I'm sure there will be more. I started it out with a wonderful beet salad with mixed greens and pecans. It was delicious! Next we order our steaks with sides. The quality of the steaks are outstanding, juicy and done to perfection.
We left very pleased with our dinner and service.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMcelebrationHad a great dining experience with my sons for graduation. Enjoyed my experience. Food was very good.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best!We always try and visit the local Smith & Wollensky wherever we travel. This was our first visit to the original in NYC and it did not disappoint. Our party of 4 started at the bar where Dermott, the bartender, was personable and professional. At the advice of another reviewer we sat downstairs where the regulars typically sit. It had the traditional S&W feel and the wait staff was very accommodating. Huge lobster, rib steak and filet with roquefort were superb! Barely enough room for dessert. Of course we will be back!6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent steakhouseThis is my favorite steak house. When I am in New York City, I usually go there. The Prime rib is excellent, so is the salad. And there is a comprehensive list of desserts.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat knowledge of food, niceGreat knowledge of food, nice people , not stuffy waiters.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMBest restaurant in NYC!Loved everything. No complaints. Excellent waitstaff and the best steak I've ever eaten. Will definitely eat here the next time I visit.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMA classy eveningOur group was all from out of town and this was intended to be the highlight (recommended by a NY native, and one of a number of excellent restaurants we enjoyed) and it was. I loved the food (dover sole, asparagus, roasted cauliflower, profiteroles) and the wine buffs loved the wine. We were prepared for it to be very expensive and it was totally worth it; we shall return when we can.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMBirthday DinnerHave celebrated birthdays here several occasions and enjoyed it immensely.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMeverything was greatwe really had a great experience. The food was amazing and it was a great night. Our waiter was very good and the food exceeded our expectations.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMReferenceSmith & Wollensky is a reference in New York. Service is great. Nothing to add, you have to taste it by yourself and have a drink at the bar before.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIf Warren Buffett can eat here...So can we and so happy that we did for our Wedding Anniversary! We were treated so well and enjoyed every morsel, including leaving room for a slice of their famous and heavenly Coconut cake. OMG! Would love to come back soon!!!5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply awesomeA great steak house, atmosphere and food was fantastic5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious!This was my second time there. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. The clams casino, hashbrown were delicious and a great compliment with our steak and burger.5/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food.Meal was good . We had 5 people and one of the steaks was too well done for Medium rare compared to others. However everything else was fine. Nice atmosphere. Would recommend.5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways dependableS&W... Always dependable. Business partner and I shared the porterhouse. Prepared perfectly. If we were local would have had enough to take home. Perfect martinis from the bar.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMTo die forThe prime rib is never a disappointment juicy tastey and melts in your mouth. The vanilla coconut cake is to die, for the best I ever had!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA Greatfull placeIt was a real pleasure to eat in this place, everything was just perfect, the food was amazing, the service was so great and I just fell in love with this restaurant I hardly recommande this place!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat huge steaks
IncredibleGreat huge steaks
Good wine list5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steakWe dined at Smith & Wollensky as a honeymoon gift from a friend and were not disappointed. I enjoyed the best and biggest fillet steak I have ever had and the sides were great especially the onion rings. The staff were great and congratulated us with a glass of fizz to start which was a really nice touch. They also recommended the small portion of onion rings when we ordered large, knowing the small would be enough and it was, which was good that they didn't just let us pay the extra. Would love to return to NY and Smith & Wollensky!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat!Really. Is was great! Had left-overs too. Ya know the food is good quality when you can eat the left-overs cold the next day!! Open Table worked perfectly. I saw my name on the computer screen when I walked in and they sat us on time. Will do it again. Thanks!5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing!I loved the Restaurant, the food and service!! Celebrating my boyfriends birthday and he loved everything bit of our Dining experience.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMThe place which is worth visitingIf you like steaks, you must visit this restaurant.
I had been in Smith & Wollensky in Houston a few times ( and they are experienced steak-makers in Texas!) and the steak in New York was as good as In Texas.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulousWe were celebrating our 20th wedding anniversary and could not have been treated any better. Food, drinks and service were all fabulous. Thank you for making our evening such a memorable night.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMSimply awesome!The food was incredible, the wait staff was attentive, friendly, personable and very hard working and paid very close attention to details! We would highly recommend it!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAccomidatingWe were severely held up by traffic and had to call the restaurant twice. When we got there nearly an hour late, our table was waiting and we sat right down for dinner. Great job, Smith and Wolenskys!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMCan't wait to go back!Atmosphere was sophisticated and relaxed. Service was impeccable. Blue point oysters and crab appetizer were fresh and bright. Dry-aged Rib Eye, cooked to perfection. Will be returning very soon!5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat steaks - nice atmosphereI really like their Colorado rib medium rare.
Desserts are great.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMThe rib eye steak was delicious.The rib eye steak was delicious. I've always been a fan of Peter Lugers and wrote smith and wollensky off as an old school stodgy steakhouse. I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the steak. I ate at Peter Lugers two weeks ago and I enjoyed this meal more. Warning - medium rare was closer to rare than medium. The hash browns were decadently delicious but overly salty. The service was fine and the ambience - it was old school but completely inoffensive.4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMIf you're looking for greatIf you're looking for great service and amazing food, you've come to the right place. S&W dry ages their own beef and cooks it to perfection. The waiter sold me on the bone-in ribeye, and while that was way too much food for me, I ate every bite of it and would do it again! My husband had the filet mignon, and again, it was cooked exactly the way he ordered it and cleaned his plate. We shared the hashbrowns, a S&W specialty and if we had been able to finish them, we would have! A pleasant surprise for a side dish. Outstanding service topped off a great evening for us!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMSmith and Wolensky is on theSmith and Wolensky is on the east side near the Waldorf Astoria hotel. It is easy to get to. Reservations were honored promptly. We had an excellent waiter who was jovial and willing to give his recommendations when he heard us discussing our choices. NY steakhouses can sometimes be very stuffy in regard to the service. This was not true here. We hAd been here previously for a wedding prediinner with a large group and they did a wonderful job with that as well.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a place to spend goodAlways a place to spend good quality time enjoying great food and atmosphere. We enjoyed a succulent filet combined with spinach and potatoes.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMSmith & Wollensky, PleasureOur waiter was very knowledgeable, helpful and friendly without being intrusive. he was professional. we never felt rushed although we were booked for the very tail end of the lunch time hours. it was a lovely experience, the food was absolutely delicious. our special lunch at this noted gem did not disappoint.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt is a well known steak houseIt is a well known steak house in NYC. It was noisy but very enjoyable.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGood steakhouseOver all everything went good. The waiter was kind, he joked with us and assisted with the baby.
Food was great, the only thing is that they gave us the wrong steak for each person, we ordered 2 medium and 2 medium rare, and we needed to switch it around after eating half of it after realizing it.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe all enjoyed our meal.We all enjoyed our meal. No fuss when the three of us wanted to share a porterhouse for two. Te waiter was professional and kind.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible experience forIncredible experience for non new yorker...Great steak and amazing wine! Ideal for hosting client4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMBest steak in New York.Wait staff was excellent. Food was great, steak and lobster were delicious. I would highly recommend this restaurant.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMAs my wife and I have beenAs my wife and I have been here a few times earlier so we knew what to expect and were not disappointed. Large beefs and class wine. Wonderful! My only regret was that a large group had occupied the bar so we did not get the opportunity to have a drink there. We will make up for that next time...4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best place to eatOne of the best place to eat steak. If you think it's only hype, then go in and try it. The prices aren't as bad as I expected, it is pricy though. The meat was soo good that even microwaving the left overs for next night's dinner didn't get the meat any less yummy than the day before. For me, that's good quality meat.4/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding treat of the holidayVisitors from UK restaurant came recommended we can only affirm a truly outstanding meal. My partner an I both agreed the best ever steak meal we have ever had. We are now back in the UK we would love to make another visit not sure when? Thanks for a great meal and this topped off an altogether brilliant holiday ******4/10/2013 12:00:00 AMSuperb New York sirloin onSuperb New York sirloin on the bone. Excellent all round. The profiteroles with chocolate sauce were amazing. Yes, I will go back!4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMAgain, this is New York.Again, this is New York. The evening started out on a very bad note. The first table setting was in an area that did not allow too much space. The second area was in a very dark corner. So finally, the host said, sit anyplace you want. He later apologized and the evening went very well. I had the Halibut, it was a little on the dry side. The sides were very good. The waiter, Keith, was excellent, as well, as the helper, Jay. I will go back again but I will have the steak. I do not think fish is a good fix for this restaurant.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM