About Smith & Wollensky - New York

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.

797 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Monday - Friday 11:45am-3:00pm
Dinner:
Monday - Friday 3:00pm-11:00pm
Saturday & Sunday 5:00pm-11:00pm

Adjacent to Smith & Wollensky's is Wollensky's Grill. The Grill (entrance on 49th St) is open from 11:30AM till 2:00AM.

Cross Street:
E. 49th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(212) 753-1530

Website:
http://www.smithandwollenskynyc.com/

Executive Chef:
Victor Chavez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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Private Dining

The tastefully appointed second floor of the quintessential steakhouse makes a festive setting for private events of all sizes. The sky lit rooms can be utilized separately for more intimate events or combined to create an expansive space for 130 guests seated.

Smith & Wollensky - New York Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

80% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (120)
Business Meals (97)
Good for a Date (81)
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Authentic (76)
Good for Anniversaries (75)
Good for Birthdays (72)
Notable Wine List (66)
Good for Groups (60)
Romantic (49)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Fit for Foodies (46)
Fun (38)
Worth the Drive (38)
Pre/post Theatre (37)
Casual (35)
Great for Lunch (34)
Cozy (30)
Bar Seating (28)
Comfort Food (25)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Hot Spot (20)
Handcrafted Cocktails (18)
Sunday Lunch (17)
Vibrant Bar Scene (16)
Tasting Menu (15)
People Watching (12)
Seasonal (11)
Kid-friendly (9)
Paleo Friendly (8)
Creative Cuisine (7)
Happy Hour (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Healthy (6)
Great for Brunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Quick Bite (3)
Great Beer (2)
Live Sports (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

La comida se disfruta y si lenpreguntas a tu mesero, te da unas recomendaciones excelentes. El Porterhaus no te lo puedes ñerder

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Casual, Authentic, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Two of dined. Mine was wonderful, but left an aftertaste. The other member of my party did not like his steak at all and said it was equivalent to something like an Applebee’s steak. We had parmesan cauliflower and it was undercooked. The price was extreme high. I would go back, but the other member of my party would not.

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 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Fabulous pre-theater meal! Our waiter was so attentive but not smothering. Filets all around done to perfection-sides included mashed, asparagus, and mushrooms were delectable. Had the S&W red house wine which everyone enjoyed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

Posto del cuore! ci andai molti anni fa e tornarci ora non ha tradito il bellissimo ricordo che avevo di Smith&Wollensky! Il nostro cameriere era molto simpatico! Prime Rib favolosa!

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion
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·Dined 3 days ago

If you have to ask about Smith & Wollensky, all you have to be told is that it is a premier steak house that has the best food and service in NYC. The staff is unbelievably genuine and funny. The best part of dining in NYC is the conversations you have with your fellow diners. Smith & Wollensky is a uniquely New York experience not to be missed!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 3 days ago

One of the best steakhouses I've ever been to. Everything from service to food was top notch.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food! I had the lobster cocktail appetzer and was amazed that it included the whole lobster, tail and claws cracked open, of course! My daughter's crabcake was delish! I had filet mignon and it practically melted in my mouth! My daughter's steak was equally delightful! My chocolate mousse cake was an excellent ending. We had a great evening. Must return more often.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The best steak I ever have

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Excelente lugar con los mejores filetes. Un servicio excelente sin ser abrumador y el vino smith & Wollensky sencillamente sensacional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 4, 2018

looking forward for some great steak and it was pretty ok but not worth the price. The place is very cool and original.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Service excellent, food so so good. A great evening.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Più nome che sostanza. La bistecca era buona ma non pazzesca, i calamari fritti con il parmigiano però non si possono accettare!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Its our must in every trip to NYC can’t miss it🔝🔝

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 2, 2018

The meat arrived cold.
This restaurant is on the list of best 10 of New York.
Unacceptable.

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·Dined on January 2, 2018

Anniversary

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Nettes Ambiente, freundlicher Service, hervorragendes Essen!!!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Hostess was rude. Steak was not good. Overall very bad experience unfortunately.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Absolutely amazing food, the Cajun steak is the best steak I have ever tasted, prawn cocktail for starters is amazing. For me the best steak restaurant in the world

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

This was our first visit to New York City and this restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The meal was superb and the wait staff did an excellent job. Will definitely go back if I am ever in New York again.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Nye was great

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Server was busy with a larger table & ignored us. I had to flag another waiter to get bread & water.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Very disappointed. Food was very average to say the least and way overpriced. The gentleman next to us was an “expert” on everything and loud enough to be heard next door! No thanks

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 (Surrey)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was amazing and Carl really looked after us and made my husband's birthday special. Tables were a little squashed together, but that is part of the S&W experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Outstanding place. My favorite steakhouse in NYC.

Have been coming for 30 years ... it has always preserved quality.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Romantic, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Normally an excellent experience but food not up to usual standards this time. Steak has burnt along with hash brown. Hopefully an isolated incident.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

When the waiter realized that my sister and I were there for a small appetizer and a glass of wine, I guess he realized there were better things to do; and completely forgot about. Curiously enough, that same waiter has been in charge of my table during business lunches ans it appear thar his courtesy is proportionate to the check. To add insult to the aggravation, the lady checking the coats forgot to give me a token (I checked a single coat and we were a party of two) and her first reaction was “you lost it”; which by definition it’s impossible, because we did not leave the table or the restaurant. Therefore, if ever given, was within the premides. The manager - very polite- had to intervene. She never apologized.

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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Always the best, wonderful food, warm service, great atmosphere!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

A restaurant that lost its way
I will never go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excelente lugar,recomendable 100%

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent service and delicious food!! The bottle of wine was great too!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I had the Colorado Rib Eye and it was the greatest steak I have ever eaten

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Epic meal. Started with the "Seafood Tower" (our term) special appetizer with prawns, lobster and oysters - which was amazing. My daughter ordered the Branzino, the rest of us got steaks - bone in were the best - ultra tender. Everything cooked to perfection and delicious. Sides of beautiful thick, perfectly cooked asparagus and our always favorite, Mac n cheese. Shared a wedge and the tomato/burata salads which was perfect for 5 of us after the seafood. Topped everything with a really nice Cabernet - it was a dinner to remember. Only negative was our table was tucked in the back and a little cramped - but the food and service was excellent, as always!

Tags: Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Well worth the price ,a good deal and a good deal more

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Food was excellent and our waiter (Danny Collins) was very friendly and extremely efficient.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Very good. I would recommend if you like topical American meet. An unforgettable experience.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Miami)·Dined on December 27, 2017

The steak was like butter, smooth delicious and the baked potato huge. We split a salad first which was good and enough .

Tags: Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Très bonne nourriture.
Mais les tables sont très serrées pour 4 personnes et la climatisation est trop forte. Du coup, il y avait des courants partout et tous les clients avaient froid.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent steak! Great service. Comfortable seating.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 26, 2017

Good steak, but terrible service throughout and poor value for money...overpriced and overall not a great experience for the price

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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Great food! Service was slow.

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