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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New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food2service5ambience5

I didn’t realize the porterhouse does not come out sizzling hot anymore. It’s unfortunate because it was phenomenal when hot. Our steak was warm, and not as good.

l
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tony D and Danny C are the best. SW never disappoints. I’ll be back soon.

TG
Montreal
19 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love this place and try to go every time we are in NYC. Friendly (and often funny) service and food never disappoints. Funny thing is we have been going there for over 20 years and I never knew they had an upstairs!! I must say I do like the ambiance on the first floor better but all staff is great no matter where you are sitting!

m
Baltimore
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An awesome experience. A throwback to the days of fine dining and first class service I highly recommend this to anyone visiting Manhattan

BL
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. We will definitely be back!!

DC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I was really looking forward to a great NY steak. I followed a recommendation and this did not disappoint. The crab was as expected but the steak was fantastic.
Sommelier was extremely helpful and knowledgeable.
After some average experiences on my trip this was by far a highlight.

OT
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food ,service A+

NG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food3service4ambience4

It took 4 choices to finally get a wine with the advertised vintage in stock. Filet ordered Medium was closer to medium well on smaller side. Branzino VERY oily. Waiter and atmosphere very nice though.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Medium rare steaks were medium well. Martini was warm. Total disappointment.

4
New York Area
53 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In all the years here, best meal EVER!

S
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience1

The prime rib was big, expensive, lukewarm, and tasteless.

F
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Gentleman who was at front desk was rude waiter service was fair at best. Pea soup had an aftertaste And Caesar salad had too much dressing on it!

LS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, atmosphere and service. “Old school”

JG
Denver
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best service, best food, period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Unimpressed for a NY steakhouse steak wasn’t cooked as ordered service was poor won’t be going back

OT
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service were excellent. The ambiance was of a real east coast steakhouse, especially the waiter’s’ uniforms. All in all a great dinner.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating both of our daughters birthdays.

OT
Dubai
4 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

One of the worst steaks that I’ve ever had. The waiter recommended to order the prime rib and it tasted like a piece of meat taken out of a yesterday’s soup. Service was poor, the waiter accidentally touched with his back and dropped the bread basket while walking by, so this basket was left unnoticed on the floor and the waiter kept stepping on it every time he walked by. They also forgot to bring a glass of wine that we ordered and brought it after we finished the meal. On the flip side, I have to mention that they excluded the prime rib from the bill and that the crab cake was delicious.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Excellent recommendations and food was outstanding!!

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent

s
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic old school steak house. As good as it gets.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for my Birthday. I had the Colorado rib steak with whipped potatoes. The best steak I’ve ever tasted. Paired with Pinot Grigio. The Maryland crab cake was also delicious . They gave me complimentary cake for my bday- excellent coconut layer cake with mango ice cream. Put this place on our bucket list. Simply the best. Be prepared to spend money!

NP
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Outdated, stuck in the past, over priced, most steak houses have surpassed them in quality and service.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I’ve had many good meals here. Don’t know what happened. My sirloin was fatty and chewy. Fish was so dry it was inedible.

l
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Leider war der Besuch dieses Mal ein Reinfall. Platzierung am Minitisch, hektisch, Service leider völliges Gegenteil zum letzten Besuch. Oberkellner knallt zum Schluss im Vorbeigehen die Rechnung auf den Tisch. Für diesen Besuch keine positive Bewertung.

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OT
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

1. tried to book with open table online table for 9. not possible; directed to contact resto directly. This we did and received confirmation table for 9
2. show up at resto and they gave us table for 8. plus we had a baby
3. moody waiter. Pushed us to order WAY too much food.
I have been client for almost 40 years. Service nasty and food mediocre. I don‘t mind paying outrageous prices for top quality. Sadly this was not the case. Far too expensive for what we got.

OT
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Carne, porterhouse, molto buona. Servizio un po' meno, ma avevamo prenotato tardi, ed è comprensibile che i camerieri volessero chiudere. Comunque gentili fino alla fine.

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SE
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Old school steak house ambiance. Excellent service. Always an excellent meal.

OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

attending a ballgame

OT
Dublin
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience in S&W. Great table where Warren Buffett uses. Steaks were terrific.

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food was a little over done and the waiter was scarce

AP
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service, a bit noisy, but worth the experience!

TW
Gloucestershire
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best time, excellent food, wine & service. The restaurant was exceptionally busy as NYC Marathon day - we had a great time

t
New York Area
48 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

My husband ordered the veal chop medium rare and it came out medium well. They replaced it with a sirloin steak cooked to the right doneness with no seasoning and it had a burnt fat flavor. The potatoes were very good. We were very disappointed. The waitstaff were very good and tried to make it up to us. His knife was dull which shouldn't be in a steakhouse.

OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Truly awesome steakhouse. Came for dinner while on trip to NYC and we weren't disappointed. The dry age bone in ribeye was delicious and cooked to perfection. Both the Cajun rub and the original classics were excellent but my verdict is stick with original - wife and I both thought it was just a tad better with more of the original steak flavor. But really you won't go wrong with either. I think it is a bit better then other chain steakhouses like Ruth Chris's, Morton's. Maybe even a edge Mastro's a bit in terms of steak itself. I would recommend it and would visit again when I have the chance. (They also have a table reserved for Warren Buffet at all time.....now if he was dinning that would be something ....)

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Awful service, long lag bet

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience would highly recommend the porterhouse was buttery soft and had amazing flavor

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael and Richard made a fantastic event.

J
Miami
22 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best steak in NYC~! Had a great time celebrating

F
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The special of the day- sirlon - was not as tender as you would expect it in such a location.