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

Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 11:45am-3:00pm
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


Executive Chef:
Victor Chavez

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



Overall Rating

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81% would recommend it to a friend

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