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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.6
6934 Reviews
$31 to $50
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.
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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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6934 people are saying
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vipjrost
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding, never disappointing . Great food, location and customer experience. Doesn't matter if its your first timer the staff makes everybody feel like they are a regular customer when you walk in the door..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Joseph the server was so wonderful !!! He made our experience even better - he was kind and quick and so fun!!!

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EddieB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelent servives and the was amazing.
Recommended 100%

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tomahawk ribeye was phenomenal, We couldn’t ask for a better steak dinner

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LesR
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The prices have skyrocketed since I was last here, but the quality is excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing - best dining experience

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vipYum1234
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Never disappointed- a tad pricey but it’s great for special occasions

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sheilam
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal. Steaks were cooked perfectly and my salmon was delicious. Our server was knowledgeable and not overbearing. Friendly but did not hover. Will be back

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Post theater dinner

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vipBNola
New Orleans
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Overall it was pretty disappointing. The setting and views of the river are great. Food was very lackluster (and nowhere near as good as the Smith and Wollensky in Miami which we have been to 3x in the last year). Service was very slow. The Wollensky salad (usually a favorite of ours) was sad- greens were wilted, mushrooms and potato croutons cold. The seafood tower was ok, but wouldn't let us switch out the octopus for despite one of our party having an allergy. The steak quality wasn't up to S and W usual standard. The onion rings were so heavily salted, we sent them back and second batch was more salty than the first. Not a great experience.

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JanR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine list was extensive and the steak was prime and cooked perfectly to order.

JA
JessicaA
Denver
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my niece’s 10th birthday and the waiter went above and beyond, even calling her princess. And the coconut cake really made her night.

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vipMarisolPan
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had a lovely time celebrating my friend’s birthday. The waiter was friendly. Food was good. Loved the chocolate cake that was brought out for the birthday boy!

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NelsonM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All around outstanding! Staff was attentive and professional. Best meat I’ve ever had—tomahawk ribeye. Terrific view of the Chicago river.

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vipHappy
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Very expensive, food was mediocre. I ordered sea bass which tasted very fishy. It’s not what it used to be.

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AmandaB
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My steak and my son's was too charred. And there was a huge difference between medium and medium well.

LM
LauraM
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s family lives in IL, so we visit often. I have always wanted to eat here so finally made reservations and worth every penny!! Absolutely delicious.

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RobertS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Food and service were good. The coconut cake and asparagus were delicious. The filet was okay. Sorry, but nothing special. We were seated with a view of the river which was nice. Problem was we were in the bar area complete with a game on the TV monitors. That would be fine for a sandwich but not for a special dinner with my lovely bride. Overall, nice place but was lacking something that would have made the experience pop.

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ColleenC
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious steaks the view is unbeatable.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Husbands birthday

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to dine at very elegant quiet and lovely views of the river walk

SH
StephanieH
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were exceptional

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vipVicki
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service -- what a pleasant experience. We were going to sit at a table but were able to snag a lovely corner spot at the bar overlooking the river. The Team at the bar was simply fabulous. Very friendly -- top notch. We had a wonderful experience.

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RogerR
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our anniversary experience was great! We enjoyed everything. Thank you.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome
Wonderful service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our experience at Smith and Wollensky very much! We were already planning our next visit! Thank you so much for making my fiance feel special on his birthday ❤

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DavidO
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Solid if unspectacular. It won't blow you away but you won't be disappointed. Food was good - Extensive wine list - service was very attentive but not obtrusive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
99 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andre is a great host !!

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Anndrea1970
Des Moines
24 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very special occasion place due to cost. Food was great and we had an amazing view of the river. The server was very sensitive to my gluten intolerance. I was surprised how many kids were in the dining room on a Sunday evening, but they were well behaved so wasn't a problem.

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cooker
Kansas City
5 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous setting. We had a perfect table overlooking the river. Igor was attentive and helpful.
We already are planning our return next year!

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JesseE
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server JJ was really good. The food was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always with S&W all aspects of the experience were excellent. The greeting at the door, coat check, seating, dinner and dessert were all top notch. The wine recommendation from our waiter was excellent. (Now I need to find the wine at retail for home). Steaks were perfectly cooked, vegetables were a great pair and the cheesecake was just the right size. Could not have planned it better in my head. Oh, and don’t forget the nice handwritten note waiting for us at our table to congratulate us on our 29th anniversary. That was a nice surprise.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Above and beyond service and our waiter Juan was great! Had a great time celebrating my father in law’s birthday! Thank you!

GK
GracielaK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Dave, was fantastic! The perfect combination between helpful and laid back!!

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EdithR
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outstanding food and service. The portions are enormous. Don't miss the Crispy Yukon Potatoes. My hubby and I had the Salmon; next time we will split the Twin Petite Filets. My only complaint is the floor in the Women's Rest Room. What was once elegant marble is now showing deep cracks. This is completely unsanitary. The flooring needs to be replaced.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a beautiful view, amazing server and delicious food. We will 100% be back to try more things on the menu. Highly recommend. We had reservations at 3:30pm and it was perfect time because it was before the dinner rush and we got to see the sun set

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
12 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall really great. Delicious cocktails and steak. Salad was excellent as well. Service was superb. My sea bass was a little weird. Seems undercooked a little. Very mushy and slimy. Would recommend this place still.

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vipRobnicknametooshort
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very solid experience. Excellent service, cocktails, and steaks.

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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 670-9900.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 6934 OpenTable diners.

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