Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
bone marrow croutons, pickled red onion, house made kettle chips
Coconut Layer Cake
coconut sponge cake layered with whipped cream and Malibu rum syrup, served with a crisp tuile and shaved coconut
crispy battered shrimp, spicy lobster butter sauce
Everything was outstanding. The service and the food were incredible! Highly recommend for anyone living or visiting Chicago!
Service was excellent and the steaks were very good
Amazing steakhouse! Loved the outdoor seating next to the river!
Thanks so much Sarah!
Not the best steak place in Chicago but very solid and enjoyable
We are pleased you enjoyed dining with us
Hovering wait staff….was it because we were having early seating (5:30) prior to our 7pm Chicago Theatre event.
Digital wine menu….forget the “show me the wine list”….where is the sommelier when you need one?
Ordinary Chilean Sea Bass…. Overpriced “select marbled world class beef”.
Fun to sit along the River. But not worth the $$$ on this round. Our previous (pre-COVID) visits were absolutely delightful
I have been wanting to try this place for years, and I was a little disappointed. As one of the oldest steak restaurants in the city, I was expecting to be blown away. The price doesn’t match the quality. If you want an amazing view of the city, this is the place. If you are looking for an amazing steak I would recommend Capitol Grille.
The worst service and food I have received. Surprising since we tried abs talked to the manager but he couldn’t care less. Food took more than an hour to get to my table. Simply TERRIBLE.
Overpriced for what it was .
Great place, and good service. Food took to long, but eventually arrived overcooked. They rapidly remedied the situation.
Thank you for your review! We will strive to achieve the accolades of our NYC location.
Thank you for your review!
T bone steak, truffled Mac n cheese and whipped potatoes were all amazing with service and atmosphere superb.
Thank you for the lovely review and we are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us.
Todo excelente, nos comprometimos con mi novia después de la Maratón y celebramos en S&W
Great location and great view. Was immediately told upon being seated we had 90 minutes to eat due to other reservations and then the waiter was extremely slow to come back to us to take a drink order etc. Two people in our party decided to order salads and appetizers for dinner and the waiter "huffed" in disappointment. The bone in ribeye was good but over cooked a bit and the sides were amazing. We visited several higher end dinging establishments during our trip (which were all great!) but this was the one was disappointing. Finally, they add an 18% tip automatically to a party of 4 so I see why the waiter can be so dismissive and borderline rude.
My husband & I both had a filet mignon. It was cooked just st as we ordered: 1 medium rare the other medium well. Very tender & seasoning was outstanding. We ordered a side of asparagus with hollandaise. I prefer asparagus to be crisp tender -this was somewhat limp & overcooked. Enjoyed the meal none the less. We’ll return!
Thank you for your review and we are so happy you dined with us!
Great Food, horrible service, they limited your attendance to 1.5 hours when the place is not full and you are spending quite an amount of dollars for your dinner. Definitely many better steak house options in Chicago.
horrible steaks. Burned, even thou we asked for medium well. but felt like easting a charcoal. NEVER AGAIN TO THIS RESTAURANT FOR STAKES,
Thank you for your review! We hope to serve you again soon
Amazing food and service patio has a beautiful view of Chicago!
We are so happy you were able to enjoy dining on our patio - hope to serve you again soon.
Nice location. Beautiful inside and by the river.
Food was ok. Sides were really marginal but everything else was good. The ambiance was 5 stars.
Thank you for your feedback, I will share them with our Chef
It was our first time at S&W and it was an awesome experience. Our waiter James as extremely accommodating and knowledgeable. He recommended the swing tomohawk and that did not disappoint. We will be coming back. Thank you for the hospitality S&W!
I will share this lovely review with James!
Love this food, services and the place.
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to serve you.
Everyone was great food was awesome. JUAN our server was a joy.
Thank you so much for the lovely review. I will share your kind words with Juan. I know he will be thrilled that you enjoyed the dining experience.
We had the seafood tower and seared tuna as appetizers. Main course wagyu filet mignon and they were delicious. My friends were in town from ATL and we celebrated a birthday. Our server was outstanding. This place never disappoints. Thank you for a memorable evening.
Claudia, Thank you for choosing S&W to celebrate with your friends. We hope to serve you again soon.
We made reservations for our anniversary and I specifically asked for a window seat and what would be the best time to get the seating. We get there and was told there was no window seating available. After about 5 minutes of being at our table we observed another couple sitting at a window table finishing their meal got up to go and I immediately walked over to the desk and asked to be moved and was told that another couple had reserved a window seat. I politely told them to check my reservation and as you can see that I too had made the request… the lady at the desk told me it was nothing she could do and that if I wanted to talk to maitre d then I could.. I turned around went to my table and ordered my dinner. Won’t be back although my Waiter was extra nice but other than that no thanks
Went for my son’s 13th birthday! Fantastic meal and fantastic service!!! He also got a HUGE slice of amazing chocolate cake that could easily serve 4 people as a complimentary birthday treat!
Thank you for spending this special occasion with us!
Our meal was excellent! We loved everything about this restaurant and are so glad we visited while in Chicago! Would definitely eat there again!
Sierra, We are so please that you chose S&W and look forward to your next visit
Very nice steak house, but the not the best value for the price.
Thank you for your review Mark
Thank you Juan & staff! My birthday was great. Jennifer
Thanks Jennifer - Glad you had a good Birthday!!
Visiting Chicago for the first time, found this restaurant just googling. It was our anniversary and wanted something special. We got it! Service was exceptional! waiter greeted us with an anniversary card and best wishes. Wine steward helped us with our wine selection. The manager checked on us and wished us congrats. And we were surprised with a complimentary glass of champagne and another waiter took our picture. And the food was fabulous! Steak melted like butter in your mouth. It’s a wonderful ambiance right on the river. Would definitely recommend it and definitely will go back
Thank you for the glowing review and we are so pleased we were able to make your anniversary a special one! We hope to serve you again soon.
Overall was a good meal. Enjoyed the shrimp cocktail and truffle Mac and cheese more than the steak but next time will try the waygu. Service was fantastic.
Thanks Cameron! Hope to see you soon
It's a beautiful on the inside and the staff members are wonderful but the food is not so great! from the entree to the desserts (not enough flavor and taste). We were very disappointed.
Thank you for your comments, I will share them with our Chef
Superb in every way. Service levels at many restaurants are down but not here. Attentive and knowledgeable.
Thank you Gary, we appreciate the very kind words.
This is my favorite restaurant in Chicago. Love sitting outside when weather allows. Food is excellent, service is superb!
Thank you for the lovely review and we look forward to your next visit
Good Steak was delicious and we had a table by window overlooking Chicago river
Thank you for the lovely review
Everything was overcooked and sloppy. Underwhelming and overpriced.
The services Michelle our waitress offered was top tier and she catered our every need especially with my husband's shellfish allergy. My husband really enjoyed his 40th birthday. We will return at a later date.
Thank you for the lovely review and we are so happy your husband enjoyed the celebration.
This was our first time eating at Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse and it was fantastic! We were celebrating my fiancé’s Birthday and his first time in Chicago and the restaurant made it special by putting a candle in his dessert and lighting it for his Birthday and our waitress was outstanding!! Our steak and shrimp was delicious and overall the restaurant was very nice!! We definitely recommend the steaks and this restaurant!!
Kim, We are so glad that we made the birthday celebration special! hope to serve you again soon.
the service is very very slow and not enthusiastic
30 minutes we waited for the opportunity to order drinks
more than an hour waited for our order
the food is ordinary and the price is too high
disappointed that the appliances with which we smeared butter on the bread in anticipation of the dishes, it were in oil and the waiters just put them on the tablecloth and did not replace them
after that dessert (ready) we waited another 30 minutes
I do apologize for the issues you encountered. I assure you that all have been addressed. Thank you for your review, we do appreciate the feedback
We had a fabulous view of the Chicago River and the food was delicious.
Thank you so much - we are so happy that you enjoyed dining with us!!
Everything was amazing from the food to the service. Will be coming back for sure :)
Thank you so much and we look forward to your next visit
Each part of the meal was perfect. Jennifer was such an amazing waitress.
Thank you so much for the very kind review. I will share your kind words with Jennifer.
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 6858 OpenTable diners.
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.smithandwollensky.com/product-category/gift-cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.