Smith & Wollensky - New York

4.6
8138 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
Smith & Wollensky & Wollensky's Grill is open for indoor and outdoor dining Tuesday-Saturday.

Since 1977, Smith & Wollensky has been New York City's best steakhouse serving USDA Prime dry-aged steaks, premium seafood and award-winning wines.

Located in Midtown Manhattan near Central Park, MOMA, Carnegie Hall, Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall, and Times Square, Smith & Wollensky is the best steakhouse in Midtown Manhattan and New York City.
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4.7
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AMA89
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience4

It took forever for the waiter to come. We ordered a lobster cocktail for appetizer which was good. However, we had a porter house for 2 which I highly emphasized that I want it medium-rate. It came medium-well/well-done, no one ever bothered to come and ask if the food was good or the steak is cooked like we ordered. Never going again.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fathers Day

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KarenW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This steak house is a reliable, friendly place to see friends for dinner or to have a party. The menu is all very good. You will get what you expect every time and never go home unhappy or hungry.

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ZelJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miss the Philadelphia location so when I visit NY I have to come and get a quality steak

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vipHardlee
New York Area
64 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were celebrating our 55th. wedding anniversary. We haven’t been here in years but we will not wait so long to return.
The food and service were wonderful. We shared the lobster cocktail , the wedge salad, and the prime rib. Our waiter recommended the coconut cake which my husband ate and loved. I had the cheese cake, which was also excellent.
My only issue was how dark the room was. We had to use our iphone flash lights to read the menu and see our food.
It was really too dark.

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Lawren
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday and been here plenty and always enjoy… prices though, quite steep for family of 4.

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ChicagoJoe
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First in-person, business dinner with executives. Excellent restaurant / experience to launch into the “new” normal.

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Dezzie
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The restaurant was busy but a place like S&W should be able to handle a crowd. We had to ask continuously for service, from incorrect drink order to water refills. Our waiter unfortunately was virtually absent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you so much for accommodating our sons special needs so effortlessly and graciously . We had a wonderful evening! Still our favorite NYC tradition!

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vipAlexeiOrlov
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It’s very important as people returns to know who you’re genuine loyal clients were…

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vipjerryS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience5

The outside door kept slamming. The heat went on. The filet minion was tough. We left without completing our meal.

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Nursegrady1969
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent food. My waiter was amazing and kind..

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isabel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Porterhouse was very bland, service was really slow

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vipAJC1234567
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been coming to Smith & Wollensky for years and was very pleased when they opened back up in 2021. The steak quality is still fantastic and I tried the whipped potatoes and they were amazing. The waitstaff made our experience even better. I was happy to be back at such an iconic and classic New York steakhouse.

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StephanieT
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had such a wonderful night at Smith & Wollensky! We had just gotten engaged in Central Park just prior to our reservation and the staff at Smith & Wollensky was so excited for us and treated us like royalty! We are so grateful for everything and very happy with our overall experience. The food was DELICIOUS, the staff was INCREDIBLE and the atmosphere was perfect. I would recommend S & W to anyone.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Engagement

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vipDiner
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to see the restaurant back. It's a classic and is outstanding. The hosts were welcoming (old friends), waiter Frank was attentive, and the food was at its usual very high standard, very enjoyable level. It was a thoroughly delightful return to the restaurant after the long pandemic-induced hiatus.

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ChasL
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! I think you get the best steak anywhere in NYC and that’s saying something. The staff are real pro’s. They know their stuff and make you feel great about your dining experience and evening out. There is no pretension at S and W - just an amazing atmosphere and phenomenal food. Celebrating my son’s academic success, finishing his Jr. year on high honor roll and the Maitre D sent over cheesecake on the house! Classy touch. I can’t wait to go again!

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vipBarryM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The sides and appetizers were excellent, but my sirloin steak was pretty much tasteless and a tad tough. A little tough is OK, but "not much flavor" is unacceptable.

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vipMichaelH
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dreaming of their ribeye for over an year. Wow taste i’ve been missing glad they back and I saw return soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fue excelente y la carne estaba a punto ,que era lo que buscaba

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vipIbravo
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

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Jkimager
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

This place once the best steak in town has lost it. Beef was off. Service was poor. Let’s hope it his is more about post COVID than the new norm.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner with my daughter during her first visit to NYC. I hadn’t eaten at S&W for almost 20 years, but it was just as delicious and welcoming as I remember it. Such a friendly, professional staff.

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vipuesdiner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

This is a great old fashioned New York City restaurant. Our service was great. We decided to embrace the whole 70's steakhouse vibe of the place. My wife's clams casino was great. My daughter and I each had a wedge salad with tomato. The wedge was very good and the tomato might have been as good a tomato as I've ever had -- certainly the best I've had in May -- a month not known for great tomatoes. My daughter's filet mignon au Poivre was as good as it gets. My wife and I both ordered end cuts of prime rib and they were both very disappointing. Not of the texture and quality one would expect for the price and reputation of the place. Not bad enough to send back (in my mind it would have cast a pall on the whole experience). I can't help but wonder, since we were early diners, if it hadn't been a reheated holdover from the night before. Would I recommend the restaurant to a friend? Yes, but with an asterisk. I'm hoping ours was an isolated experience.

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DavidS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food perfectly prepared, tasty. Service outstanding. It’s a must repeat.

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EdwinH
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent consistent food every time I visit. Bread was cold and butter hard but minor inconveniences compared to the amazing steaks. The thick cut smokehouse bacon appetizer is a must have. Every restaurant should offer this appetizer.

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vipTopCat
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smith & Wollensky staff -- we missed you!!! So happy you reopened in time for us to celebrate our 25th anniversary with you. Food was amazing. THANK YOU FOR MAKING IT SPECIAL!

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RamiroZ
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience1

Para una cena de 125 dólares por persona, el tamaño de la mesa, la ubicación y sobretodo el servicio, no están a la altura. Pedimos un Bone In RibEye y nunca vimos el corte! El camarero lo partió en trozos sin mostrarlo siquiera y sirvió según su criterio, a las personas que no iban a comer les sirvió también!
La comida siempre es buena, pero la experiencia no es completa!!

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vipLindaA
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Filet was tender, creamed spinach delicious and great onion rings. Superb service, too. We've dined there before and will again.

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vickyg
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Karl was our waiter, he was professional, courteous, attentive. We’re talkative and he was very nice! The food is always amazing here. My husband had the prime rib, I had the Colorado rib eye, my daughter had the filet mignon with a lobster tail. We also had the seafood appetizers, creamed spinach, mashed potatoes. Two bottles of the Pinot Grigio. Expensive but delicious!

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Suzanne
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everythimg was Delicious! Love the food and the people!

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vipSueS
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating
The food was great!

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vipADN1
Miami
368 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was phenomenal and so was the service. The 32 ounce Bone in Ribeye has NOT missed a beat! I came up from Florida to dine there and I was NOT Disappointed!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience5

They ran out of prime rib before 8pm. Their signature dish and the only reason we went.

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vipBL1120
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all need a rebirth after abs during Covid. Smith and Wollensky’s is that rebirth! Get there and soak it all in. There’s no better place out there! Best food, best see ice, best team of employees and management. Escape for a few hours and enjoy!

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vipNYfinediner
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad Smith and Wollensky is back! Wonderful dining experience as always

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vipBurp
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Having eaten there prior to the pandemic, I was disappointed by both the service and the quality of the food upon my return when the pandemic allowed for outdoor seating.

While the cut of meat (sirloin steak) was ok, it seemed like it had been cooked a while ago and re-heated for the table. The asparagus was tough, and the fried calamari far from the light and fluffier type of batter I had recalled from previous visits. The service was ok--had to be reminded several times to fill water glasses, didn't clear away plates between appetizers and main course until main course arrived although appetizers had long been eaten. All in all a poor experience at a location that I have rated highly rated previously. Perhaps "re-opening" pains? I hope so, otherwise a well run and high quality steak house is ready to be taken off the 'must eat at" list. That would be sad.

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Bonny
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! The food The service! Always great!

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Smith & Wollensky - New York is rated 4.6 stars by 8138 OpenTable diners.

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