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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago, Chicago, IL
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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.7
4.7
7759 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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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 77 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 670-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Victor Newgren

  • Catering

    We have 7 different private dining rooms that will accommodate parties of 7 to 300 guests.

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy our dry aged USDA Prime Steaks that are hand cut on premises. We serve great seafood, an award winning wine selection. For meetings, holiday parties, wedding receptions and more, our luxurious rooms can accommodate events large and small and everything in between. Buyouts for up to 700.

  • Private party contact

    Denise Malloy, Michele Scheel: (888) 287-3141

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    North Bank of Chicago River

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is offered directly in front of our entrance.

  • Public transit

    State/Lake, Grand

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Smith & Wollensky. The staff is always nice, great service. Great food! Love the angry shrimp and any of the steaks, especially the Tomahawk.
  2. S

    Spot

    Chicago

    124 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    124 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    My lunch was perfect but my guest complained about the chicken in his salad being overcooked. Meagan, our server, offered a replacement be prepared, but my guest declined. Meagan then took it upon herself to remove the charge for the chicken from the final bill. Great service and warm atmosphere and we will certainly be back.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my husband’s birthday with our kids. It was a great experience . Our server J was awesome! Thank you!
  4. o

    omarv

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place food is great and the service is always top-notch
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing staff and food, they really made this occasion even more special!!! Can’t say enough positive things about this place
  6. H

    naushadH

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Absolutely the worst food and ambience I’ve ever experienced. Steak was completely flavorless and when I asked for finishing salt the manager brought me out a dish of big rocksalt that you would put into a grinder in order to even use. The steak seemed like it was a quality of something you would get a low-end grocery store on sale in the clearance section. It was such a terrible experience we didn’t even finish our food and then ended up going to Chicago cut to make up for it. And the price - my god..$90 for a bone in rib-eye. With respect to the ambience, just dim the lights. We should’ve known it was going to be a terrible experience when he walked in on a Friday night and the place was mostly empty. While every other reputable and known steakhouse in Chicago was full. Awful

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded 2 days agoYour feedback has been noted.

  7. V

    Vince

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience2
    There were only 3 tables eating at 12:30pm in the whole restaurant. Dead atmosphere and surprising during restaurant week (not that it mattered to us). The prices were extremely high for the portions you got.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded 6 days agoThanks so much for your feedback. We appreciate your comments

  8. J

    John

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Nice evening dinner

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded 6 days agoThank you for joining us and we hope to serve you again soon.

  9. JJ

    JenniferJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food is excellent and service is amazing! A favorite of ours forever.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded 6 days agoThank you for your very kind review Jennifer.

  10. K

    Kate

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. They smoke certain steaks in front of the table when ordered which is a neat experience

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded 6 days agoWe are so pleased you enjoyed the smoked Wagyu New York Strip. It has become a fan favorite.

  11. SP

    SankyPanky

    Indiana

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience. Cannot say enough good things. Everything from walking in the door to exiting was outstanding. Keep up the great work.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded 6 days agoThank you so much for the glowing review. We hope to serve you again soon.

  12. DZ

    DerekZ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic food. Nice and quiet ambiance. Great cocktails (I recommend the vanilla blueberry mule). Expect things to be pricey as everything is ordered a la carte (including sides). (Check out the menu online)

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded 6 days agoThanks so much Derek. We hope you join us again soon.

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful! Thank you!
  14. RB

    RaymondB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    This is a wonderful place to eat at for special occasion

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you Raymond, we are so happy that you were happy :)

  15. BP

    BrandonP

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jennifer (J) took care of us. She was tentative at all the right times and allowed us to enjoy our company. Excellent food and service. Ask for J if you visit this location.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 17, 2023Thank you Brandon! I will share your glowing review with Jaye

  16. R

    Rich

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Our party of five was seated promptly at a nice table by a window overlooking the river. Our waiter was very polite and reasonably attentive. Overall, the food was good. However, we waited quite a while for our entrées. We all ordered a steak. Four of the five steaks were significantly overcooked. One of them was ordered medium rare, and was delivered medium well with barely any pink. One steak was properly cooked to order. We did not complain because we had waited quite a while and didn’t want to wait again for properly cooked steaks. When paying $80-$100 per steak they should be cooked to the proper temperature.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 20, 2023RIch, I am so sorry about the temps on the steaks. I have shared your review with our Chef so that he can take the proper measures to avoid this going forward.

  17. SO

    SerdarOmur

    New Orleans

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, friendly staff and nice view. What would you need more for a remarkable dinner.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023We are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us. We look forward to your next visit.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Awesome view and the food was very good

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you for the very kind review and we hope to see you again soon.

  19. M

    Mark

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food overlooking the Chicago River lights. Attentive and courteous service. Worth any special occasion.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023Mark, Thank you so much for the lovely review. I will be sure to share your kind words with Noelle

  20. F

    Fonso

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girlfriends birthday

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 20, 2023Thank you for choosing Smith & Wollensky to celebrate the special day.

  21. GV

    GriseldaV

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of my favorite places for date night with my husband. My husband and I ordered the 6oz filet mignon, mashed potatoes and asparagus. The food was amazing!

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you for choosing S&W for your date night!!

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We surprised my dad for his 66th birthday. As soon as we walked in, they knew exactly who we were. He was greeted with a birthday card from the staff and we were seated by the window. Everyone knew it was “Ron’s birthday”. He was smiling from ear to ear! They knew people’s allergies and had menus ready. We ordered the Wollensky salad (it was divine), scallops, Wagyu filet mignon and bone-in NY strip. Everything was cooked to perfection and seasoned just right. At the very end, my dad was surprised with a giant chocolate cake (his dream cake). The service was incredible, food was incredible, view was incredible, and most importantly, they made my dad feel so special. We had the best time. Absolutely recommend!!

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you for choosing S&W for the special Birthday celebration. We are so happy that everyone was so pleased!!

  23. SB

    ScottB

    St. Louis

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice place with a great selection The view isn’t bad either
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! Food was amazing! In the serve manny was great! I will be back

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you so much We look forward to seeing you!!

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The team was amazing. The Smith & Wollensky team really worked together to provide the best experience possible. The team was very attentive and made any changes requested. Food was delicious a distinct taste in their steak coffee and cocoa seasoning was one I’ll never forget. Highly recommend for special occasions or a night out in high tier dining.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you for the amazing review. We are so pleased that you were pleased.

  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of our favorites when visiting Chicago. Great variety, and if it's beef you want, this unbeatable.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you so much for the glowing review!! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Chicago

  27. MH

    MichaelH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food with a knowledgeable staff always aiming to please.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you for the very kind review Michael!

  28. BS

    BranS

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Atmosphere was nice but food was just ok. Nice location along the Chicago river, nice background music with diverse playlist.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023Thanks so much for your feedback Bran.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    223 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    223 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is always the very best steak in the world! Never disappoints! The food, the service and the atmosphere is always perfection!!!

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 6, 2023Thank you so much for the glowing review and we look forward to your next visit

  30. t

    titanirish

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Jess our waitress was a great help. Food was terrific and our anniversary celebration was made special by the management.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 16, 2023Thank you so much for celebrating your anniversary with us!!

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    It was our first experience there. Service was 5 stars. Steak was 5 stars. We ordered the truffle fries as a side. Literally the worst fries I have ever eaten. The quality of the fries was cheapest I have ever seen in a restaurant of this caliber. I asked for fresh, and the second order was the same. The Chef should ask for samples from their food supplier and upgrade!

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you for your review and I have shared your comments with our Chef.

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    El lugar es bueno pero la comida puede mejorar en calidad. La sopa y la ensalada no fueron buena opción. La carne muy buena calidad
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Igor was an amazing server!

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 2, 2023Thank you so much Igor with be thrilled!!

  34. EW

    EricaW

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Love the food including dessert which was fantastic and the view of the river front was amazing!

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded 6 days agoThank you Erica, come back to see us again soon.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall2food2service5ambience4
    Two of the three entrees had no flavor at all. Very disappointed. Appetizers were good and the service was pleasant. For the price point, Ruth’s Chris and Morton food are always fantastic. I chose this for the location. But very disappointed with the food.

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you for your comments, we appreciate all feedback to help us improve.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience5
    Food was bland. Waiter wasn’t active at table came only 2 times throughout the night. Expensive for what we got
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Food was terrible, steaks very tough, burned, potato uncooked- do not recommend it at all.
  38. BL

    BirdLady

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As usual, the food and service was great. My only complaint is that is was really cold in the dining room. But it's a great place for a holiday or birthday celebration or just a nice lunch or dinner with friends. We'll be back!

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 4, 2023Thank you for the lovely review. If you have a temp issue in the future, please let a manager know, we can adjust it to make it more comfortable for you.

  39. DC

    DavidC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not online good food but a really culinary experience. Just a word: great !

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 2, 2023David Thank you for the wonderful review and we are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us.

  40. P

    Phil

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New Year’s Eve Celebration 6 family members Great meal Great staff Very busy but staff was very efficient courteous

    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 2, 2023Thank you so much Phil! we thank you for spending the holiday with us and we are so glad you enjoyed it

FAQs

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

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 7759 OpenTable diners.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:30 PM


Booked 77 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

318 North State St, Marina City, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street

    North Bank of Chicago River

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Fri, Sat 2:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Steak

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is offered directly in front of our entrance.

  • Public transit

    State/Lake, Grand

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Victor Newgren

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 670-9900

  • Catering

    We have 7 different private dining rooms that will accommodate parties of 7 to 300 guests.

  • Private party facilities

    Enjoy our dry aged USDA Prime Steaks that are hand cut on premises. We serve great seafood, an award winning wine selection. For meetings, holiday parties, wedding receptions and more, our luxurious rooms can accommodate events large and small and everything in between. Buyouts for up to 700.

  • Private party contact

    Denise Malloy, Michele Scheel: (888) 287-3141

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