Smith & Wollensky - New York

4.3
8078 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
We at Smith & Wollensky miss seeing our friends and loyal customers, and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

In the meantime, for indoor and outdoor dining, please visit our sister restaurants: QUALITY BISTRO located at 55th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues https://www.qualitybistro.com/ and QUALITY ITALIAN located at 57th Street and 6th Avenue https://www.qualityitalian.com/

To order delivery, please visit us at: https://www.qualitybranded.com/delivery/
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
value
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71% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AprilJ
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good but staff was not the friendliest

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MaartenO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a absolutely stunning experience. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Also, the waiters are very experienced and provide awesome service and a great atmosphere.

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Julion
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

less than my expectation. General is good.
Could be better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday 9/19
Anniversary 4/9

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ChristopherD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was fantastic and patient with our rowdy bunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server wasn’t very friendly nor caring. Didn’t ask about drink refills and steak was super over cooked. Sent it back to the kitchen and they brought out a new one.

MO
MrOz
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite steakhouse in the country!! A little tight for seating.

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JamesW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Paul made our dinner very enjoyable. Loved the steak and would definitely come back!

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vipRJC510
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good for a great steak, great service. Have been going since 1981, and will continue to go.

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MMCL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner there. The atmosphere was good, not too noisy.
Serving sizes were too big. We ordered baked potatoes each...it would have been nice if the waiter had mentioned that the potatoes large....and they were. We would have only ordered one and shared it. That way there would not been wasted food.

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vipglh3
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine week is a lot of fun: very good wines and generous pours.

JM
vipJeffM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for wine week which is such a fun NYC event that few people know about. Even with the wine discounts, this place is expensive! The food and service are wonderful though- I wouldn't pass it up.

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macarena96
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smith & Wollensky is one of our favorite restaurants in NYC and Chicago. The Prime Rib is superb!
The only thing that surprised me this time is that having made the reservation long in advance, they offered us a table just next to the kitchen, which was very noisy,. It was only when I asked if there was a free table on the second floor that they seated us there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with ole friends.

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Tony
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very bad experience, waited over 1 hour for the steaks we ordered, and the quality and taste was not good either. Have gone to this restaurant many times, this time was the worst.

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wendyc
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible as well as service

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JaneB
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every mouthful was pure pleasure. The service was delightful and masterful!

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NiallB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Nice greeting on arrival, few drinks in bar with friendly barman, however on paying for drinks before dinner, I was told that 2 of my cards didn’t work.... had me worried for rest of the evening ( checked bank following day - no issues with any cards). 2 of 8 steaks over done, one steak cold.... on leaving lady in cloakroom would not give coat back yet she never gave out the ticket on arrival... had to get manager to sort it and she remained very rude.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience , always good time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waiter was very misleading as to the sizes of the meat we were ordering, trying to push us to order more food than we could possibly eat. It was as if he had not met a quota for the month or wanted us to spend a lot more money to increase the tip. We did not follow his advise and still could not finish the food we ordered. The Prime Rib was poorly cooked. I had been there many times in the past, but will not return after the experience with the misleading and pushy waiter and the badly cooked Prime Rib.

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TomR
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great night!
Hope to be back soon.
Thanks!

DD
vipDisappointedDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My steak was overcooked. There are better steakhouses out there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not much to say other than fantastic food and great service. Expectations surpassed. Easily one of the best steakhouses anywhere and I’ve eaten at many throughout the US.

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KEVINB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.

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dingdong
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

get the prime rib, medium rare, with the hash browns and creamed spinach. that's all you need

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PatrickF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

very good service and food. very good wine list also.

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vipLoriK
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the lobster salads for lunch and it was delicious! The service is top notch and the food is right there too!

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SMC12
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I have eaten here every time I've visited New York. This time is the only time I have felt the experience was over-priced. We waited 20mins for a table that had been booked well in advance. The hash browns had a slightly burnt taste.

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SymaH
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Our waiter was great. Get the porter house. Like butter.

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NaingO
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice food and service. The waiter was helpful and gave advice on ordering food.

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Abhi
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was alright. The steaks were luke warm. The bone in filet was average. The chocolate ganache dessert was excellent. The Brussels sprouts were ok.

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AnnM
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

waited 45 minutes for a small steak & scallops, the waiter tried to blame it on the well done steak, it's very much a male dominated restaurant, ALL waiters were men not one woman in sight, considering the prices they could at least have the main courses come with some veg but no you have to pay $10 upwards for a side. It's very loud & the tables are very close together, we were there for 7.30pm Monday night & it seemed to be mainly business men, I would guess only 10% of the clientele was women. Cheapest bt of wine is $50. We only had 2 mains, 2 desserts, water & wine & the bill came to $203.
Would not recommend this restaurant unless you're rich & don't mind getting ripped off.

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Nadim
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service, very solid food and pretty chill, welcoming atmosphere

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OwenD
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice steak, restaurant emptied out quite early which killed the atmosphere a bit. Staff are very good and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service, great food. Highly recommend... ask to be seated with Carl!

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Acdorset
Hampshire
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Really busy, bustling restaurant with great steaks. Definitely worth a visit. Share if you have a smaller appetite as the portions are quite big!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old school NY classic steak house. Love smith’s top three steak in all of NY. Danny the head waiter is the best.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Smith & Wollensky. It’s a long standing staple in New York and of you ever get the chance, I’d recommend dining here! It is worth the money!

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vipnyorker
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It was a little tight on space but the food, drinks, and service was excellent. Wine list was very pricey.

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KParella
Savannah
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the place, the food and the people were top-notch. The coolest place in the city!

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Smith & Wollensky - New York is rated 4.3 stars by 8078 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.