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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.6
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5904 Reviews
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Steakhouse
The ultimate steakhouse in the city that knows its steak.



Adjacent to the Loop on bustling State Street, our Chicago location offers an impressive view of the Chicago River and features a large outdoor patio open during pleasant weather, spring through fall. Enjoy turn-of-the-century décor, and ample space for private events. For more casual fare or a relaxing cocktail hour, visit Wollensky’s Grill on the lower floor. Tours of the dry-aging room and on-site butcher shop may be arranged by special request.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 5904 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DAVIDP
Chicago
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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ChristieP
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was so impressed the food was delicious the view to die for. My server talked really loud that was the only turn off...

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Santa
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had a wonderful time. The food was outstanding as usual and the service was excellent. The views are beautiful. great time and would recommend to anyone.

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MaryG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wait staff were wonderful! We had a nice birthday celebration!

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LizethR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend this place service was amazing. Went in to celebrate husbands birthday food was amazing and so were their drinks. Very attentive and the view is incredible if you dine outside.

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MichP
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time, loved our server and the service! Will definitely be back again!

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TrinaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, the ambiance and food was AMAZING!! My husband and I will definitely be returning! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coffee & cocoa filet was fabulous! Service and atmosphere superb!

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Maru
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice view of the river and great view at night with building lights.

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DouglasA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the best steakhouse in Chicago. Perfect location, great food and excellent service every time.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Our waiter was amazing! I believe his name was JJ! Great guy and lead us to have an amazing time. Also have us some good tasting cherries 😁

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience4

A nice and upscale restaurant. The outdoor seating near the river makes it worth wild. The steak was excellent.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us

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vipAMG2
Chicago
107 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Food is amazing, wonderful service. Well set up for the climate;)

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Rimantas
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steaks are very good!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

We appreciate your review, thank you so much

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SuzieT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food!! The steaks were amazing! The coconut cake was a piece of art and melt in your mouth tasty!!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Suzie, I completely agree... the coconut cake is the best!

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vipLISAL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

We are so pleased, hope to serve you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great experience

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed yourself

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CharE
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Go for the view. It’s a typical steakhouse with typical food. Nothing special.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks for your comments

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Jeremy
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Quality you would expect from a well established steak house. The staff recognized us for our anniversary with a nice card and complimentary dessert. They did a great job at keeping everything hygienic while still feeling classy. Location on the river made for a really nice ambiance and amazing views. Thanks again.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for celebrating your special occasion with us

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DeannaH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything here was delicious. Staff super friendly. I can’t wait to come back,

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Deanna! we can't wait to see you.

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EricB
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Opt for outdoor patio seating to take in the river walk views

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review Eric, we are glad you enjoyed the views from our patio

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place very awesome! Food was great and came very fast! Nice views with excellent Servers

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much, we look forward to your next visit

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TiresiasY
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We made reservations asked for a window seat and drove down from Greenbay. Our booth faced a wall. Food was tasty.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review, we are so pleased you enjoyed the food

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Jose
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and fresh..the portions were very large, exceeding my expectations.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Jose, we always try to exceed expectations and hope to serve you again soon

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JoeM
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and great service will definitely be back soon

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

We look forward to your next visit and appreciate the very kind reveiw

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MaryB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We were right by a large open window as we requested. Food was up to its usual high standard. The staff was attentive and safe. They took Covid precautions seriously and that made our decision to venture out to celebrate our anniversary worth it. We had a great night and felt safe.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much Mary, we are pleased you celebrated with us and felt safe doing so.

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nickb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and and service. This place never disappoints.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Nick, much appreciated.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazingly romantic... Captivating view, ambience was just right for that night ... and the 4 week aged 46 oz. steak 🥩 was cooked to perfection. I will most definitely be there again.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review and for giving us the chance to serve you. Hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went to Smith and Wollensky to celebrate my birthday. Our waiter Jay Jay did a great job explaining everything and checking on us. I would definitely go back.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the very kind review and I will share your kind words with Jaye.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great sea bass! Well recommended.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

We are so pleased you enjoyed the new addition of the Sea Bass, it's one of my favorites.

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MikeL
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was able to sit on patio right on the river! Perfect night. Great food and service! Was never rushed and wife and I was able to enjoy a night out with a superb meal!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for spending your evening out with us. We enjoyed your company also!

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MelH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, great tasting food and drinks! Too full to try dessert, maybe next time.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

We look forward to your next visit and you should really save room for dessert.... or maybe take one home to enjoy the next day???

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vipChrisE
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Bone-in ribeye was among the best I've had. Great Caesar salad, nice ambiance. Great diiner.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much Chris!

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LudovicF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent Ribeye but a little bit expensive. The wine list should ne more international.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comments and I will share your wine thoughts with our Beverage director

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vipPaulL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I tried the Coffee& Cocoa Rubbed Filet. It was outstanding. The SW team continues to impress. Great ambiance eating outside by the Chicago river!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Paul, Thank you for the lovely review and we are so pleased you enjoyed the C&C filet. Looking forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

My boyfriends 35th bday! Our waitress was extremely nice and helpful when we needed recommendations. Regina was her name ! The layered coconut cake was delicious to say the least! It was actually voted one of the best deserts on the planet she mentioned!!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on July 28, 2020

Thank you so much and we are so pleased you celebrated your special occasion with us

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LidiaF
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great views, and great service. What more can you ask for? Also received a HUGE slice of cake for my birthday 🎂. Extra kudos for not being stingy!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

You have to celebrate with cake!! Thanks for celebrating with us and look forward to your next visit.

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vipChicagoAO
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating out engagement with the best steaks in the city! Thank you for the excellent service and making our engagement dinner memorable. We started off with oyster on the half shell which were super refreshing. My fiancé had the 21oz boneless new york strip which she found phenomenal and i had the 28oz boneless rib eye which was absolutely out of this world. We accompanied them with whipped potatoes and the truffle mac which were both insanely good! We capped it off with a fresh baked skillet chocolate chip cookie and a slice of the coconut cake. Unbelievably delicious!!!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for celebrating your special moment with us. We look forward to seeing you again soon..... or for the 1st Anniversary???

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JoeM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I have been to Smith and Wollensky Steakhouse several times. One of the reasons is their outdoor patio, facing the Chicago River (great view). During our visit, I order the Ribeye Steak (Medium) and the shrimp enhancement. My wife order the New York Strip Steak (Medium). Both food items were delicious and tasted perfect. For the sides we order the onion rings and macaroni & cheese. Again, both were delicious and met our expectations. The restaurant offers valet service for $15.00, it's fast and good. The service staff was good and on top of their tables. We will definitely continue coming back!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Joe, Thank you so much for the very kind review We are so pleased you enjoyed the experience and hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
3 reviews