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Smith & Wollensky - New York
Smith & Wollensky - New York

Smith & Wollensky - New York Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.smithandwollenskynyc.com/
  • Phone: (212) 753-1530
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch:
    Monday - Friday 11:45am-3:00pm
    Dinner:
    Monday - Friday 3:00pm-11:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Victor Chavez
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: E. 49th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Smith & Wollensky - New York
One of America's most successful restaurants, this New York steakhouse opened in 1977 and has been a hit ever since. It is one of the most trafficked restaurants in New York City and among the most celebrated steakhouses in the world. Specializing in fresh seafood and lobster and assorted steaks and chops, Smith & Wollensky is well recognized for its healthy portions, seasoned service staff and pop Americana ambience. The painted wood exterior is dark forest green trim on sparkling white, with latticework trim. The elegant interior has turn-of-the-century appeal and design elements including shining brass, dark wood accents and polished wood floors. Adjacent to Smith & Wollensky's is Wollensky's Grill. The Grill (entrance on 49th St) is open from 11:30AM till 2:00AM but does not accept reservations.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It was very special. Our first visit. Food was excellent and the service was exceptional. We are definitely going back again.......with friends!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Classic steak house with male waiters in tan suit jackets and aprons! Try the Colorado steak or Prime rib... Cooked to perfection just the way you like! The salad wedge with blue cheese and bacon is a perfect start to your steak dinner. End your meal with the coconut cake and passion fruit sauce OMG you will be on cloud 9! I am still on a steak high from my delicious meal! I recommend this restaurant to everyone... Just bring a fat wallet though cuz it is pricey... Remember though, it's NYC! Happy steak-ing!!!"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Shellfish appetizer was fantastic, the steaks were cooked perfectly, and the wine was excellent. Service was great and we sat immediately at our reservation time. Highly reccommend dinner here."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "If you're looking for a place where attention to detail isn't just limited to the food, then you have come to the right spot."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Great Steak House and very good ambience, also for a family dining"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "I love this place! Always a meal to remember. Service unmatched anywhere."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Haven't been to S&W in awhile. The food is impressive and the service even better. My dinner brought back great memories from the past. I recommend this place if you want to close a business deal or say thank you to a valued client."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "Had not been in a number of years. Very expensive for the price. Food was OK at best. There a number of places that much better food and steaks for much less. . Service slow and forgot the wine and after a couple of reminders brought it while were already on our entrees saying they could not find the bottle I ordered so he decided to just bring another one. Not going back, period."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food, wine, service. Everything together makes it a one of a kind experience."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "The food is excellent (even deserts), especially steaks and sides will not reach your expectations when you try the steak. However it is rather crouded but around 9pm you'll find it great! I will definitely go back there."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "very good service staff. I calculated my tip wrong and they came back to help me recalculate the final bill. food is good."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Quick and attentive service, a fantastic menu with something to suit everyone. I can't recommend the Rib Steak high enough, one of the best I've ever eaten ... I'll most definitely be returning when I'm back in NYC."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The food was not good at all. Porterhouse steak was fatty and had to be removed from the table. This was not a good experience."
    Dined on 7/21/2014
  • "The noise was that high that I could not hear the waiter nor my family. Service was bad, the waiter did not bring some stuff I ordered. I will not come back again"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I made a booking for Smith and Wollensky in advance from London. We were only in New York for 2 days and it is a must! We had a very special evening."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Went here as a birthday treat restaurant was very nice if a little cold from air con menu for starters was limited desserts were good & there was a good selection"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "superior service and great wine list. Porterhouse for two was cooked perfectly and challenged our appetites to the maximum. Seafood tray of lobster, shrimp and crab was fresh and very tasty. Wine list was excellent with wide range of choices from US to European. We had very good French Pinot Noir that was great accompaniement to the porterhouse. Your restaurant remains my favorite steakhouse in New York City."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "A very nice restaurant but even though their steak is famous, I did not love it. Maybe it's just me but not worth it to me."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "NYC has an abundance of steakhouses, and on this basis alone I try something else. We sat in the upstairs section which desperately requires a facelift. Service was adequate but responsive rather than proactive. Steak was tender but not the most flavorful. Ladies restroom was a mess and not up to the standard I would expect for a restaurant of this price category."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Excellent doorman, excellent Maitre D, excellent waiter, excellent staff, excellent food, excellent dining experience. - Thanks for a great night out."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "We are a family of 5 and this was our first visit to NYC together. S&W was recommended by a good friend - and it was an excellent experience. Good food - excellent steaks - good and balanced service - friendly despite a busy and full restaurant. Relaxed seniority from Vlado and his colleagues. A must dinnerplace next time we come from Europe to NYC."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "the filet mignon was super cooked just right and heavenly; wine list great to fit all tastes."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "I had a great time! Great service, great food, great fun. Highly recommend! Wonderful experience."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "Awesome Environment, nice casual restaurant with outstanding food. The steak was very good, I had the rib eye and hash browns and they were both outstanding. All of the staff was very nice, knowledgeable and attentive. I would definitely recommend it to steak lovers."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "food is good as always, but the serving time is very long. i can understand it is a busy time but at least someone can serve a little not leaving the dirty table there and having us wait for 25 min between two courses. each time we tried to get the server we have to wait for more than 5 min. if he was serving other people that would be understandable but we just can't see him anywhere. and we wait for another 10 min to tell him that we ordered the desert from the beginning then endless time for someone to take the credit card. finally i gave up and took the bill and card to look for someone can charge me, then a plus size server shouted to me to look for my server with a big attitude. i don pay $200 for your attitude."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The food was amazing and the service very attentive but not intrusive. Best prime rib I have ever had,! The sommelier recommended a wine that was cheaper than the one I had intended to order and it was fantastic! Can't ask for more than that!"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "When I think of THE PERFECT NY STEAK HOUSE there's only 1 choice....Smith & Wollensky....I celebrated my birthday there on July 10th. As usual....everything was perfect! It's the real deal.....Best steak House in NYC....and I've tried them all!"
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Consistent for food, inconsistent for service. Slow going, perhaps because it was such a beautiful summer day."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "Myself and my Wife Dined here on our last night in New York. Whilst the Steak was good the noise level in the Room was Deafening and we could only make ourselves heard by shouting. The restaurant is a Male dominated Business mans environment with hardly any females dining. Suggest Couples Avoid, this is not a restaurant to go for a quiet meal!!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Fantastic meat, very good meals in general, very good wine selection. However complemented by very poor service, most of the waiters are ignoring the needs of customers, are entirely passive in any interaction (may be company policy?), spending much more time chatting together and not looking after customer needs. Pity."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "Best tasty steak we have ever had. Helpful and friendly staff"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Being from Chicago, I've eaten at the original Smith and Wollensky and the New York outpost definitely does NOT disappoint! The only steak I've had that was almost as juicy and tender a few days later, microwaved, as it was in the restaurant. The creamed spinach is a MUST!"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Took a friend here for his birthday. It was his first time. Food was excellent. One of the best filet mignons he has had to date. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Best steak I'v had in a long time, and I try all the high end steakhouses. I asked the server which to get the big bone in strip or the ribeye. He said ribeye and it was perfect."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The meal was great, but I didnt like the seating... This was a get away weekend for me and my wife... Well they seated an older couple at the table next to us and the man started talking to us right away which was ok at first... But he never stopped talking to us even when our meal came... And the more he talked the louder he got and some of his thoughts and comments were very out dated... I think even the staff there knew that he was becoming a problem to us.... I would go back but next time ask for a booth!!!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Dinner was wonderful; but for those of us who loved the Post House, we miss it. Drinks and steak, as usual, were wonderful."
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "The waiter seemed rushed and fussy. He pulled a glass of wine over my husband's white shirt and new pants. No help from the staff, we chose dessert and coffee at another restaurant. we gave no tip!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "This was an all around great experience. The service: The bartender was fun to chat with during our pre - dinner drink and led us through an impromptu vodka taste test. The waiter was attentive but not overbearing. The sommelier was unpretentious and knowledgeable. The food: The bone - in filet was delicious and the sides complimented the meal nicely. The wine list was extensive and we splurged on a bottle of Screaming Eagle... one you don't see on a wine list much! The coconut cake is definitely deserving of all the hype. Worth a visit when in NYC."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "unfortunately, this visit didn't satisfy. the split pea soup and tuna tatar were a sure shot. the recommended wine was excellent. however, the steaks, fries and spinach were not at their usual level. maybe just good old murphy striking... we were offered coffee and dessert for the inconvenience. a nice gesture!"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Excellent service, save for the rookie waiter, who, fortunately was replaced with a standard server. Great specialty appetizer of lobster, lump crab and some of the largest shrimp I've ever seen."
    Dined on 6/30/2014