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

Smith & Wollensky - New York

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.smithandwollenskynyc.com/
  • Phone: 2127531530
  • 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: Seafood, Steakhouse
  • 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.
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Smith & Wollensky - New York reviews from OpenTable diners
339 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.1
  • Food4.2
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (176)notable wine list (129)fit for foodies (117)good for groups (97)romantic (51)neighborhood gem (47)great for lunch (47)hot spot (35)vibrant bar scene (32)late-night find (20)great for outdoor dining (19)kid-friendly (14)great for brunch (3)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Wonderful NY steakhouse
    Liz6843
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    Go for the steak but the veal chop or lamb chops are just as tasty too. This is a real NYC steakhouse but casual so the staff makes you feel welcomed whether you are in business clothes or in jeans. Everything is a la carte so the final tab can be pricey but the quality of the food is well worth it. We shared the delicious hash browns, the creamed spinach and the caesar salad. And still had plenty of leftovers to pack up and bring home.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just the name
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The service and wine list are very good but my wife steak was cold and mine overcook. For the prices they charge everything should be perfect.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service, great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I went with my boyfriend for the first time. We had a decent size check and ordered delicious food and wine with a wonderful and very knowledgeable waiter, patrick. Would go there again and recommend to others. They let us sit right away even though we came an hour early to our reservation. Our waiter bought us dessert and espresso at the end of our meal. You can tell he was an experienced waiter and we were very pleased with the overall experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday Perfect!!!
    eli12VIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    I took my very dear friend here for his 65th Birthday, and it was perfect. It was a wonderful added extra when all of the waiters came to sing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding service
    theatergoer25
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We celebrated our anniversary with a terrific meal and fantastic service. Our waiter was attentive, helpful, professional and awesome! The seafood bouquet appetizer was worth the price! So fresh and delicious. The filet mignon was outstanding and the onion rings were the best I've ever had.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steak in NYC
    Jeff
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    We saw this restaurant on the travel channel - and in recent months I have had the opportunity to try multiple high-end steakhouses across the country - this one is easily number one'
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great steak
    Megsss
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    This was the first steak I've had in NY since coming to live here, and I savored every piece of it. The dishes were delicious. The restaurant was lovely. Take a look at the art work in the hallways. Waiters were friendly. Couldn't have asked for better service overall!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Great service, great food, giant portions! Maybe not the must fancy steakhouse i have been to but one of the best!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, bit pricey
    familyeater
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I've not been to this restaurant for a few years and thought I would take the kids. Waiters are really friendly and chatty and the restaurant is a nice place to be. The food was good, but not outstanding and as such I think $50 for a steak of this standard is a bit pricey and overall I felt a bit cheated.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classic Steakhouse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    A true New York steakhouse. A must for foodies. Have been to many steak restaurants in and out of town. This is on par with anything out there. An old "Classic" oozing with character.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best steakhouse restaurant
    Nuno
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    If you are hungry and of you like meat, this place si one of the best. Steaks are so delicious and well prepared. Big space with 2 floors, perfect place for lunch or dinner with family or friends. But very noisy.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • top notch
    junojeff
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    Very pleased. Lived up to high expectations of food and service. Cajun rib-eye steak lived up to its billing. Thank you.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A superb dinner!
    Amb123
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    When you come to S&W, you pretty much know what you're in for... However, showing up on a Sunday at 10:45 pm for literally the last seating, I was astonished at how friendly the waitstaff was! You could tell they had just gotten slammed unexpectedly around 10:15 (even my date and I were shocked how many people were there that late) and despite this, we were still able to thoroughly enjoy ourselves. Cudos to the staff!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Steak Steak
    ChrisZarate
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Best Steakhouse in the planet !!! You couldn't for a better place when it comes to food and service...
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good place for dating
    brucewei
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    I choose this restaurant for dating, satisfied. Good service, good music, delicious beef. A little bit expensive, but everything is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always a pleasure
    Joseph
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Smith & Wollensky - New York on 3rd ave. is consistently a pleasurable experience. Great service, excellent food. Do check out the wine list
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • webuffdiner
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    We live a few blocks from W. Buffett, asked for a table near his, and got one! Bronco and his assistant were so kind, and the food was excellent! We will be back next time we are in NYC. Thanks Bronco and staff.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Steak Lovers Must!
    kpopen
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Fantastic Steaks backed by a great wine list. The review needs to be 50 characters but really this place doesnt need extra superlatives, its food speask for itself. Go for the Cajun Rub, you wont be sorry.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining that can get better
    Crazybigsteak
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Food was okay, relatively expensive for the quality, yet portions were great. Ambience is good, over all experience wasn't bad.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • amazing
    babyface
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Best steak ever hands down worth every penny. Premium meat at its prime.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great NY Steaks
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Great selection of steaks. I had a very good, large fillet - not cheap, but good value. Wine menu was good - but a bit pricey. Service was efficient and helpful - no complaints at all. I wish I had left room for dessert - they looked great. The restaurant was busy which gave it a friendly buzz.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good wine but badly cooked steak
    ZenNewYork
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The cold seafood platter was absolutely delicious and super-fresh. The steak was disappointing. It was charred so black I tasted the bitterness of the charcoal more than the dry cooked meat. Other people at my table either got the steak too raw for their medium rare cook or too dry for a medium like mine. Not worth the money for the expensive level of grill you pay for.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome bone-in steaks
    Sizzlingsteaks
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We had the bone-in filet & new york strip. Both were fantastic. For an appetizer we had the barratta/tomato salad - I can not even tell you how fantastic this was!! It is a must try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best Birthday dinner in my life
    luv2eatsteak
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    we come over from Germany and my mother invited to my 21st birthday dinner: it was outstanding, such a delicious steak, never had this before
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A dream in a bite!
    LMBCHPS4LIFE
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    I'm not a meat enthusiast, but I closed my eyes when I tasted my first piece of well done lamb chops. It was like heaven to any taster's palate, melting in my mouth, even knowing that it's well done. The wine was excellent.The atmosphere was great, just great people getting together to have fun times and good memories. The staff were very attentive to your every need and treated you like family. It was a very warm, inviting environment. Definitely a place my family and I will go to for years to come!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lrjinewyork
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    The Meat was good but too expensive. We were seated in an area where the floor was tremplin. I guess the kitchen with irs ventilation was right below
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FOOD IS WORTH IT
    WineAndDine
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Despite having to pry the information out of the seemingly annoyed waiters and supporting service staff, the food here is excellent. The staff doesn't seem too keen on offering information, but with some tenacity, you can force some valuable information about your meal out of them. Exhausting as it may be, the food is worth it. They also make a super strong Mai Tai. Love it try the NY Strip (bone-in), seafood special appetizer (large portion) and the pea soup. The Mac & Cheese is packed with truffle oil - avoid if, like my fiancé, you don't favor the taste of truffle oil. Overall, worth the $ and a neighborhood staple. Bon appetite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unrivaled
    Altom22
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    For my is S&W the best restaurant in NYC - i love this place!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!!!
    ADN1VIP
    Dined on 10/6/2014
    Best Bone In Ribeye Steak in NYC! Period!!! No other place can match them!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic food
    Rogerbr
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Very good restaurant,friendly team,good food,its a great night for my and my family
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb steakhouse!
    Gonca
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I really liked everything from the service to the food to the ambiance. The New York Tb one steak and filet mignon were cooked perfectly & full of flavor
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great seafood and steaks
    artistinresidenceBrooklyn
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Strong points: amazing seafood plateau and steaks; disappointing lamb chops, and I do not recommend the crab cakes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worst steaks ever had in US
    Claus
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Went there with my wife and son for the steaks. Was now for the second time that the steak quality was not satisfying - steaks did not have the right temperatur/ cooking and all were partially burned/ black on the ouside - service was very friendly but they confused the orders: they served me the medium-plus steak that was ordered by my son We should have sent the steaks back, unfortunately we didn't For starter we had shrimp coctail which was good
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Meat Perfect, Fish terrible
    BSCL
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    I took the Colorado rib which was perfect but the red snapper was very well done and dry. For larger menues the tables (2 persons) are perfect, bigger than normal and all side dishes fitting on. Even in the restaurant the lights are dimmed to call it romantic some candle lights were missing. Thx
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Beware new owner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Legendary steak place now owned by some new chain group and simply not on par with sparks (e46) or BLT(57th, BLT is a chain but the one of. 57 amazing$ ) mhh
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Where we celebrate
    Picador
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    This has become our go-to spot to celebrate very special occasions. Most recent a new job. Food is fabulous, service outstanding and nothing says congratulations like a porterhouse or rib-eye done right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    EandCompany
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    The wine was great. Calamari was great! Then came the surprise. 3 out of 5 steaks were over cooked. Not what you would expect from a steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • ok, but not great
    investor57
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My dinner partners had the turf and surf and they said theirs was good, my sirloin steak was okay, but not what i was expecting from a good New York steakhouse.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meat
    WineAndDine
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    That's about it. The service is at times questionable. Et, the food keeps me coming back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!!!
    LD2014
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food was totally amazing! We loved everything we tried and the portion sizes were very generous. The service was good and efficient - but maybe just a little old fashioned and stuffy for our taste. The resturant is large with the tables well spaced apart, the overall atmosphere is fairly formal
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.