Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.6
6858 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 6858 people are saying
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FabulousNightlifer
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. The service and the food were incredible! Highly recommend for anyone living or visiting Chicago!

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Tad6612
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the steaks were very good

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SarahW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steakhouse! Loved the outdoor seating next to the river!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thanks so much Sarah!

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AustinT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Not the best steak place in Chicago but very solid and enjoyable

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Responded 2 days ago

We are pleased you enjoyed dining with us

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JohnH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

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Vladtannis
Munich
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience5

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.

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PaulinaM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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 .

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Huracan
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place, and good service. Food took to long, but eventually arrived overcooked. They rapidly remedied the situation.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We will strive to achieve the accolades of our NYC location.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest aniversario

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review!

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stephenm
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

T bone steak, truffled Mac n cheese and whipped potatoes were all amazing with service and atmosphere superb.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review and we are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us.

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AlvaroC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo excelente, nos comprometimos con mi novia después de la Maratón y celebramos en S&W

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PatrickF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience4

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.

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RonaldB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your review and we are so happy you dined with us!

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AlejandroC
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience1

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.

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VilmaK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food1service4ambience3

horrible steaks. Burned, even thou we asked for medium well. but felt like easting a charcoal. NEVER AGAIN TO THIS RESTAURANT FOR STAKES,

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DerwinP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review! We hope to serve you again soon

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savannas
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service patio has a beautiful view of Chicago!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

We are so happy you were able to enjoy dining on our patio - hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

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.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback, I will share them with our Chef

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Responded 4 days ago

I will share this lovely review with James!

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Jhonny
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this food, services and the place.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure to serve you.

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herbertandgloria
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was great food was awesome. JUAN our server was a joy.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

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.

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vipClaudiaU
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Claudia, Thank you for choosing S&W to celebrate with your friends. We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipGaryR
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for spending this special occasion with us!

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SierraJ
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was excellent! We loved everything about this restaurant and are so glad we visited while in Chicago! Would definitely eat there again!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Sierra, We are so please that you chose S&W and look forward to your next visit

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vipMarkH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice steak house, but the not the best value for the price.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review Mark

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Juan & staff! My birthday was great. Jennifer

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Jennifer - Glad you had a good Birthday!!

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Mleam
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

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.

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Cameron
Cleveland
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

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.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks Cameron! Hope to see you soon

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Hmmm
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience4

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.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comments, I will share them with our Chef

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vipGarya
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb in every way. Service levels at many restaurants are down but not here. Attentive and knowledgeable.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you Gary, we appreciate the very kind words.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
176 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Chicago. Love sitting outside when weather allows. Food is excellent, service is superb!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review and we look forward to your next visit

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good Steak was delicious and we had a table by window overlooking Chicago river

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review

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TPESFNY
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Everything was overcooked and sloppy. Underwhelming and overpriced.

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TARONW
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

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.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you for the lovely review and we are so happy your husband enjoyed the celebration.

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KimC
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Kim, We are so glad that we made the birthday celebration special! hope to serve you again soon.

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DariaK
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

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

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

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

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a fabulous view of the Chicago River and the food was delicious.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much - we are so happy that you enjoyed dining with us!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from the food to the service. Will be coming back for sure :)

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

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

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Asoutullo
Fort Lauderdale
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Each part of the meal was perfect. Jennifer was such an amazing waitress.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 4 days ago

Thank you so much for the very kind review. I will share your kind words with Jennifer.

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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 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.

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