HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.
Booked 12 times today

Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay

2516 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Top Tags:
  • Special Occasion (38)
  • Good for Anniversaries (28)
  • Romantic (22)
Eat like royalty in Boston’s most famous castle.

Indulge your senses and sense of history with the unique dining experience of our Boston steakhouse. Located in a historic stone and brick “castle” built in 1891, the structure originally served as the headquarters for the First Corps of Cadets and is listed on the National Historic Register. The first floor gunroom, social hall, and museum floor have been converted to the main dining room. The castle also boasts an impressive collection of private dining rooms, and the fourth floor Battle Room is one of Boston’s most coveted locations for large parties.
icon/ic_private_diningCreated with Sketch.
Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Monday through Sunday:

Bar 4:00pm-10:00pm

Dinner 5:00pm-10:00pm

Private Events & Groups can be arranged any time of day.
icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(617) 423-1112
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Business Casual
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Jason Wagner
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
Parking details
Valet parking is available for $18/car during dinner service. There are public parking lots and limited street parking nearby.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Arlington/Back Bay
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in a historic stone and brick “castle” built in 1891, the structure originally served as the headquarters for the First Corps of Cadets.The castle also boasts an impressive collection of private dining rooms, and the fourth floor Battle Room is one of most coveted locations for large events.

View Private Dining Details
What 2516 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
vipNY1FAMILY (New York Area)
Dined 2 days ago

A Boston favorite! Food delicious and it's very cool to dine inside a castle!
During this visit, our meal was made even more enjoyable by our awesome server, Paul. He was very attentive and engaging. We hope to dine with him on future visits! A+ service!

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined 3 days ago

We had an excellent time at Smith and Wollensky . I was most impressed with the fact that they prepared a chicken dish for me because I do not eat red meat. My husband spoke to a gentleman named, Richard, during the day on Saturday. He apologized for not having chicken on the menu. Also, he did not have a standard, generic type white fish on the menu. Since I do not eat red meat
nor any fish other than a whitefish, there was really nothing for me to eat. He said he would call back to see if he could arrange for a chicken dish since they sometimes do that for private parties. He called back and he did in fact say that he could have chicken prepared. I was very impressed and will certainly recommend this restaurant to others. A big shout out to Richard for doing that.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined 3 days ago

Nice experience but the dry aged steaks were just ok. For this price, I expect better.

Pete (New England)
Dined on January 14, 2018

As always we had a great time. Food, service, and all the help .......great. Thanks again for a wonderful night.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined on January 10, 2018

Sides and deserts were wonderful. Steak (bone in fillet) was very disappointing, fatty and not cooked correctly. Service felt rushed. Server was very nice, but service felt rushed for a slow night.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined on January 6, 2018

Our go to restaurant for perfectly cooked steaks and amazing service.

JayKay (Munich)
Dined on January 4, 2018

We came with high expectations as the place had been recommended by friends and we had a pleasant dining experience at S and W in Chicago. Sadly the S and W Nack Bay could not live up to the expected standards. While the food was fine the service lacked quality. For such an expensive place you would expect impeccable service, what we experienced in an almost empty restaurant was horrible. Waiters leaned over us and half the table to pour more water into the glass of the person across instead of walking around the table to serve each of us individually, although there was plenty of walking space.
After talking our order the waiter came back and barked at one of our friends that they were out of lamb and he should choose another entree - without an apology and the menu to find another entree. That was very rude, should our friend have remembered the menu? And shouldn‘t waiters in such an upscale place know if they are out of something BEFORE people order?
After we had our appetizers another waiter came and brought us the dessert menu —- after we told him that we are still waiting for our entrees (!!!) he made an attempt of a joke and left.
We really had the worst waiters and service ever that night (all in relation to the price of the food) and will not go back to any S and W restaurant and can definitely not recommend the one at back bay.

Dined on January 1, 2018

Totally unimpressed. Very inattentive waitperson. We had to ask for water and even steak knives! My husband's $50 steak was cooked unevenly, tasted funny (burnt butter?) and not at all what a rib eye should look like. It took about 20 minutes for the waitperson to ask how our meals were. By that time, I was done and it was too late for my husband to get a replacement unless we wanted to eat separately. We ate there 5 years ago and it was great. What on earth happened to this place? If your prices are going to be high please back them up with quality food ! Will never return.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined on December 31, 2017

We are from Germany. This was our second stay at S&W. Great!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
Dined on December 31, 2017

A quiet start to New Years. Mostly good but the sides were all cold.