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Thu, 4/26
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Smith & Wollensky - New York

4.4
6241 reviews
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$50 and over
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Steakhouse
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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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Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood
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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.
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Phone number
(212) 753-1530
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Victor Chavez
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
E. 49th Street
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

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.

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What 6241 People Are Saying
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined a day ago

Great experience, service was impeccable. Would recommend anytime

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent food and service. Had 3 steaks and the salmon (?) and all were cooked perfectly. Wedge salad was outstanding and big enough for two. Two side were enough for all four of us, especially if you want to finish your entree. Our server had 8 stars (40 years of service). Was excellent and very interesting to talk to. Overall, highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Classic NYC steakhouse with great selections of steak and fish. Great for business entertaining, special occasions or quiet conversation.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The presentation was really good. The resturant was amazing. The steaks were perfect and the service was great. The waiters were always attentive and were really good at serving our food, answering any question we had, setting our table, and fixing any problems we had. Top-notch service. The food was delicious and cooked perfectly. The best steak I ever had! The fries and loaded baked potatoes were also really good. The desert was an awesome finishing touch. I would definitely come back here again! The best service I ever expierienced in a resturant and definitely some of the best food in this city. Very nicely kept steakhouse too, and stunning atmosphere. It was really authentic and made me feel very comfortable as well as amazed. Can’t wait to go back!

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3.0Dined 5 days ago

I ordered the filet mignon au poivre. The pepper completely overpowered what little flavor the meat itself had (in the end I had to cut off the pepper crust). There was a steak sauce on the plate and that helped a little- although at this price point I would expect the meat to stand on its own. The service and ambiance was good but with so many options for steak in NYC I wouldn’t recommend this place.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent porterhouse for two!

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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Very good steaks and friendly staff! Looking forward to my next visit.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Very enjoyable evening, celebrating my 50th birthday! Good food and excellent service!

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Excellent food. Large portions.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Traditionelles, sehr gutes Steakrestaurant mit sehr schönem Ambiente und freundlichem, lockeren Service.
Ein Lokal zum Wohlfühlen.
Steaks von ausgezeichneter Qulität.
Umfangreiche Weinkarte

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2.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Food was good, we had a very cranky old waiter, that we could not understand when he was speaking and he would not even try to speak clearly for us and we speak english! At the end of our dinner we did have a very nice waiter for our desert and he was great.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The food was excellent. I was visiting from New Orleans and I enjoy good food. This was excellent I would recommend this restaurant. I will definitely make a return visit next time I am in New York.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Thanks a lot

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Worst experience ever. Horrible service, mediocre food, and a psychotic manager, Michael, who screamed at my entire family when we asked him where our food was. He told us we were trouble and he wasn’t interested in our complaints. I have never been spoken to like that in my life, especially from someone in “hospitality”. It took 3 hours, without dessert, I had to get up 6 times to beg for water, our cocktails, and the check.
Never again, stay away!

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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

40 min wait after appetizers for main meal. Some refills on drinks would have been nice.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was really great! However, the service was slow and had to request to send our server to our table several times during the dinner. Table cloth was stained and had bread crumbs all over the table when we were seated. Ordered coffee with our dessert but never got it. Disappointed!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Food was outstanding!!! Service was wonderful!!!! Our new "go to" restaurant in NYC!!!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

They want to call it tourist trap, but it isn’t. It’s a full fetched steakhouse with the best cuts with stable longstanding quality. The service is great and the desserts to die for. It’s a must when in Manhattan.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The steak was excellent but the portions were too large for me and my friend. Definitely for the hungry. Great potato and the services was very attentive. Its a NYC landmark so would recommend to people who have never visited the City before but just be very hungry.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food and our server Rafael was incredible with his service and recommendations!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Fatty meat
Pushy waiter
Poor value

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great food and excellent service. Will return when next in NYC

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2.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Steaks were no flavorful, especially for the price. However, service was excellent and attentive. I do appreciate Maura taken to comp side orders and dessert to make us happy. Not what I expected of this stories restaurant but I will give them another chance!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

If you're looking for the best steak house in New York City, look no farther than this! From the softshell crab appetizer to the perfectly prepared steak and delightful mousse, this was a meal to remember.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

ALL AROUND FANTASTIC!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Superb meal (steak with sides of spinach and roasted mushrooms) with S&W proprietary red blend (an excellent Bordeaux type wine at a very reasonable price) followed by a "very large" and delicious carrot cake with a celebratory Armagnac.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My sons Birthday

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Wonderful meal, great service. It was my birthday dinner and I was even given a birthday drink on the house and my kids were allowed to bring in a small birthday cake.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was delicious. We had porterhouse for 2, which easily fed 3. The halibut was prepared simply and was very tasty. Wonderful service. A great night out with family.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

My wife’s birthday. First time here and it was great

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

The food and service live up to the reputation that it has continued to maintain

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Amazing steaks and wine list! I had the coconut cake for dessert and it was amazing! I would go back for more soon! The wine list is amazing too! The best in town and great atmosphere! Everyone is so polite and friendly there! Ten stars all the way! A hidden gem in NYC.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Delicious but pricey and loud.
Steaks were amazing!!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Of all the great steakhouses in New York Smith & Wollensky is my favorite. The food, particularly the steak, is excellent. The service is terrific. The wine list is a joy to behold. This restaurant is one of the handful of reasons for me to go to NYC a couple of times a year.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

The food is perfect . Very loud But we will come again

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Our parents booked the table and asked for us to be looked after as we had got married in NYC that morning. Had a wonderful meal and were given free cheesecake.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Great food and ambience!

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Palm Sunday. But on this, or any other occasion, always great.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was good. Steak was over cooked. Service was not good at all. Waiter brought the check and never offered us dessert.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overpriced steakhouse and served up sub-par food. Steak beyond rare, salmon was overcooked and burnt on the bottom, and the sides were just bland and disappointing. Only good thing about the experience was the waiter who provided great service.

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