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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What 7923 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.2
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4.2
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Very noisy and crowded. The food was okay but we were not told about extra expenses for side dishes . Would not go to restaurants which are not honest with the customers.

DL
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Restaurant and VERY FRIENDLY STAFF. They all care about you and make you feel great. The meat quality is AMAZING!!! Such a great place with great food and great people

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Last minute decision to go to dinner with my fiancée and her parents. Everything was great.

j
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience as always. Food was great as was service

M
London
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My filet was perfectly cooked and the blue cheese on top was excellent. Shrimp cocktail was delicious. The potatoes Au gratin were great. Overall, an excellent restaurant.

N
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It is a Must during your visit in New York, you’ll never be so happy coming out from a steakhouse

R
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I live in Nashville. nothing compares to the wonderful atmosphere and food! I am always treated with care and outstanding service! The staff are wonderful and food is scrumptious! Get to see a few Hollywood faces, but who wouldn’t want to come to this icon! 😗😉

MB
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner was amazing. Service was great and love that we were able to go.

RM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, so delicious!

r
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

THE NYC go-to spot for NYC steakhouse experience...period.

CF
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

The meal and service were delicious. Would recommend this restaurant.

C
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I ordered the prime rib and it was fantastic. Perfectly cooked, incredibly juicy and full of flavor. Highly recommend. The potatoes au gratin were pretty amazing too. More like shredded potatoes than sliced but a great flavor.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came with my husband to celebrate his birthday. The food was excellent and so was the service! Will definitely patronize again!

SS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fabulous. It was my birthday. Our waiter was great. I have always wanted to go and now that I have I will definitely go back.

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for steaks cooked just like you ordered them!

MB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great porterhous steak !! Very good service and top ambient

LS
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great timr

M
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent food, good wine selection
Noise level was a bit like a train station

TS
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

This is a classic steakhouse as expected but the waiter was very abrupt and didn’t ask if we had any questions. We felt alone while dining and I left there not totally satisfied. The food was okay at best . I expected a higher quality of food with complex flavors.

MA
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

The prime rib was not cooked properly. It did not taste good.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, drinks and service!!! High end dining at its finest.

B
Pittsburgh
27 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food. Service efficient. At atmosphere perfect.

IF
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, little bit soulless atmosphere upstairs - better downstairs

OT
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’m used to seasoned steaks. My steak wasn’t seasoned at all. But the tuna and chocolate were amazing!!!

D
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Danny Collins is the best waiter! Service was superb.

D
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Service was below average for a NYC Steak house. Steaks and sides arrived not together. the runner was confused. Steaks were not cooked as ordered. As I write the review I realize how much was wrong vs right based on the competion.

Best Regards,

RR
Orlando
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Steak place in the City. Never Disappoints! Food, service are second to none!

PQ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

I have been to S&W several times before. This experience was very underwhelming. Food was average except for the coconut cake... Average service, the waiter seemed bothered.

a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Always a great steak. Just wish the waiter came to the table after the food arrived. The loaded gratin was barely cooked and mushroom side smaller then usual.

GA
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An outstanding meal and experience for the special occasion of my wife's birthday. Lin, our waiter, was the most engaging, humorous, warm, and professional gentlemen. He and his colleague who served us are such an asset to the restaurant, and their service alone would make us want to come back time and time again.
And the food....wow!

m
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant as ever. When I come to NYC this is my go to steak place for best quality and great service. Never disappoints...I love it !!

DZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Excellent experience celebrating. They comped us dessert which was very nice.

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall1food2service5ambience2

Won’t be back Chicago is the better one

LS
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good was excellent! My husband started with the crab cocktail and it was large pieces of lump crab. We both had lobster tails which were delicious. The service was excellent, Andres and Dennis were attentive and friendly! The only negative was we were seated upstairs and I was very surprised with the condition of the building and decor. It was very dated and in need of repair in some spots. The bathroom was also a mess when I went to use it. I expected an old building since the restaurant has been there since 1977 but I thought it would have been updated or kept up a little better. However, I’d still go back as the food and service was outstanding!

D
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish we ordered was delicious, meat chops, fish, salads and deserts

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

The bartender in the front bar wouldn’t

ME
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Typical NYC steakhouse. Perfect service. Food is outstanding

F
Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Last day of group trip

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends recommendation . Absolutely worth it.
Food was excellent, atmosphere and service amazing.
A must go in New York!!!