Smith & Wollensky - New York

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Steakhouse
The landmark Smith & Wollensky in New York City is located on the corner of Third Avenue and 49th Street, serving outstanding steakhouse fare that features USDA Prime steaks, dry aged and butchered on-premise. Opened in 1977, the original Smith & Wollensky has set the standard by which all other steakhouses are judged. The New York Times agrees, calling the restaurant “a steakhouse to end all arguments” and Gourmet said this is the “quintessential New York steakhouse.”

Although Smith & Wollensky has earned its reputation as the quintessential steakhouse, the menu is varied and offers many options beyond the signature exemplary steaks. Guests can also select from a variety of market-fresh seafood, poultry, and lamb. Delicious side dishes complete the meal, such as creamed spinach, hashed browns, and seasonal vegetables. The irresistible dessert selection ends the meal on a memorable note with a variety of decadent, housemade cakes, sorbets, and ice creams.
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Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined 3 hours ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Got 10 oz fillet. The meat is very high quality. No grisly fat or anything. Very tender. However it wasn’t super tasty. I think just seasoning with more salt would really bring out the flavor. Whopper potatoes were great and we had strawberry shortcake and coconut cake. Strawberry shortcake was really good. Coconut cake just isn’t my thing.

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DK
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent steak at NY prices. Go here for an amazing classic NY steakhouse experience

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Anniversary

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HC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first Smith & Wollensky experience. When traveling to New York my husband and I usually go to another popular steakhouse, but we wanted to try a different steakhouse and we are so glad we did. Although my choice of steak wasn’t on the menu, S & W gladly obliged. Our food was excellent and the dessert menu didn’t disappoint. We will definitely be back!!!

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J
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excelente lugar,
Buena comida,
Excelente servicio

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellente table Newyorkaise, ambiance brasserie haut de gamme. Produits de qualité, service excellent. Un peu bruyant cependant

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AE
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a classic, best bartenders and incredible service

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smith and Wollensky is the rare restaurant where you feel both totally relaxed and also like you are celebrating a special occasion. Food and service always top notch.

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JL
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service always great. Pricey (not unexpected). The quintessential businessperson’s lunch place.

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Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Sehr lecker, aber nicht billig. Nicht ganz angemessen.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always

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ME
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, wonderful food and excellent service.

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ED
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 4

S&W needs a reboot. We used to adore the food here and come a lot, but our steaks were all full of gristle. We each left half a steak all cut up on our plate. One out of six of my raw clams was a weird dark brown color, so I did not eat it. No one mentioned it when they picked up the plates. The waiter never asked how anything was. He seemed to be just counting the minutes until he could leave and literally could not have cared less whether we liked our food. We were in and out in under an hour. Three cocktails, three steaks, three appetizers (two wedges and six littleneck clams), two sides plus tip: $400. We won't be giving it another try for a long time. Too bad. It's still stylish and a great location.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always, S&W was an all-around amazing experience. We highly recommend it for anyone looking for a nice meal or hoping to celebrate a special occasion. The service, food, and atmosphere are always impeccable.

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GG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Ottima la carne e pure l’aragosta. Servizio accurato ma distaccato, un po’ frettoloso. Conto elevato anche in relazione alla buona qualità dei piatti

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S
London
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Excellent food but mightily expensive. The cost is high but when adding the tip makes it very costly.
I will not return.

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CH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience, the food was as good as it was 30+ years ago. Well worth the stop!

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D
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious meat , whine, a lot of personal attention... thank you for the birthday cheesecake!

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C
London
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Service this time was lacking the personal touch. Food was average and waiter did not explain steak recommend was broiled. If you go. Insist on down stairs. Service by the older more experienced staff was the best.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Horrible service, horrible food. So embarrassed I chose dinner here

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MT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

I did not estimate it, that we were given the check right after we said no to a desert
I was like : you Can Go now.

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CK
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bustling, lively place to eat great Steak!! I loved the dessert wagon too, and the coconut cake was really delicious.

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TW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service is always exceptional. For one of the lesser-hailed steakhouses, their cuts are always excellent and their meat well-cooked. Seafood — especially the soft shell crab — is beyond Keen’s or other of the same caliber. It’s Buffet’s favorite for a reason: bring your dates or business colleagues.

Smith & Wollensky - New York
Responded on June 5, 2019

Wonderful to hear that you are so pleased with our food and service, we really appreciate the high praises! Best, Roger Roger Morlock General Manager Smith&Wollensky

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

La nourriture n’est plus aussi bonne qu’elle le fut. La viande était trop grillée, les side dishes bien moins bons que lors de notre dernier repas il y a 18 mois. Même le service est déclinant alors qu’il était convivial et agréable auparavant. Dommage.

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Orlando
30 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is top quality and delicious. My filet was prepared to a perfect medium rare and the sides of roasted corn and sautéed spinach were great accompaniments. The baked potato was large enough to share and the freshly cooked bacon, cheddar , sour cream and fresh chives were awesome.

Smith & Wollensky - New York
Responded on June 5, 2019

Great to hear that you such a nice dinner! See you hopefully soon again. Kind regards, Roger Roger Morlock General Manager Smith&Wollensky

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JM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great classic NYC steakhouse — strong drinks, big steaks, over-the-top seafood bouquet. Pricey, but a good special occasion place. Extremely comfortable, excellent attentive service and good acoustics (i.e., not deafening).

Smith & Wollensky - New York
Responded on June 5, 2019

Hi Jessica, on behalf of the entire team I would like to say thank you for your kind words. Great to hear that were able to deliver such a phenomenal experience. Best, Roger Roger Morlock General Manager Smith&Wollensky

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EF
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steak dinner we've ever had !
Service and order was perfection.
Will return on our next trip out east.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

CELEBRATED MY GIRLFRIEND’S BIRTHDAY HERE AND IT WAS REALLY GREAT. GREAT DRINKS AND GREAT FOOD CAME VERY FAST AND WERE GREAT, WILL BE A GREAT PLACE FOR US FOR YEARS TO COME. OVERALL A GREAT EXPERIENCE. WAITER BROUGHT A GREAT DESERT TO CELEBRATE HER BIRTHDAY AND SANG HER HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUT HIS SINGING WAS NOT SO GREAT.

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s
Denver
5 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent only
Problem was reading the menu - needed my personal flashlight

Smith & Wollensky - New York
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for your kind feedback! Best, Roger Roger Morlock General Manager Smith&Wollensky

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j
Miami
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Tender and tasty meet on the perfect cooking time. Perfect service. Nice dessert on the house.

Smith & Wollensky - New York
Responded on June 5, 2019

So glad you had wonderful dinner and enjoyed the extra touch-thank you! Kind regards, Roger Roger Morlock General Manager Smith&Wollensky

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

After years as a vacation costumer, I feel like home in Smith & Wollensky. Always , a great restaurant!

Smith & Wollensky - New York
Responded on June 5, 2019

We appreciate your loyalty and are looking forward to seeing you again! Thank you Best, Roger Roger Morlock General Manager Smith&Wollensky

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RD
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

For a special occasion this is very nearly unparalleled. The staff are so courteous and attentive without being intrusive, the food is cooked exactly as you ask (so order how you like it, don’t allow for waiters discretion). Just a truly lovely old fashioned kind of service that is so hard to find these days.

Smith & Wollensky - New York
Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you for your awesome feedback Richard! Glad that our team was able to make your special occasion dinner so memorable. Best, Roger Roger Morlock General Manager Smith&Wollensky

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Sat upstairs. Not the same as main dining room.

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HC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top of the line steak restaurant.
Excellent service and moderate charges

Smith & Wollensky - New York
Responded on June 1, 2019

That's so great to hear-thank you Hugh! Best, Roger Roger Morlock General Manager Smith&Wollensky

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GC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The steak here is always good quality, the service is excellent and there are plenty of choices on the menu.

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MM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 1ambience 4

I really want to give this place a 5 star. The food at this place is amazing from the appetizer (raw for 2) to the side dishes (mac n cheese) and main course (porter house for 2). The only thing was the service that we got from our waiter. Did not even introduce him self and just kind a went through the motions (just checked on us once).

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PP
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorites to dine at when in NYC! Great service and outstanding food.

Smith & Wollensky - New York
Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you Patricia that we are part of your favorite list! It's a great honor and we hope to see you again soon. Best, Roger Roger Morlock General Manager Smith&Wollensky

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OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite dinner experience. Great staff and wonderful food. Tony is a friendly and excellent waiter. A good friend over the years.

Smith & Wollensky - New York
Responded on June 1, 2019

Thank you for your loyalty and kind feedback! Best, Roger Roger Morlock General Manager Smith&Wollensky

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SM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredibly helpful staff, especially from Brena. Steak was perfect with superb level of service. This was the best service I had during my stay in New York

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CW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The steak and lobster is good. But the oysters are just so so. We love the raisin bread!

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