Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.6
4883 reviews
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

The steak was ok. In a scale of 10 being the highest and zero the lowest- the steak is probably 6. I’ve been to a lot of steakhouses that served better steaks. The staffs were very nice and extra accommodating. They even gave us three complimentary birthday cakes for our three friends celebrating their birth month, which was truly pleasing.
The cakes were very good and very tasty. I actually loved the cake more than the steaks

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t
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to eat when we drive to Chicago for special occasions. Always treated with respect and the servers are top notch! First time using reservations, since it was st. Patty’s eve.

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MG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Many thanks for the private dinning room for our Business eeting. Everything was perfect in this evening.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Good however had to send scallops back as not fully cooked. Fries were over cooked

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JB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Service seemed extremely lacking for our visit. It was not overly crowded on a Friday night, but our service, surprisingly, was very slow. Our bottle of wine was dropped off but not opened for almost 10 minutes. Our waitress came by with my martini, but did not open then wine. Instead we saw her go take an order at another table. Oysters arrived promptly and were delicious, but then we went near 25 minutes without a visit or checkin from our server. Steaks arrived hot and were fantastic, but overall the service was very disappointing.

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s
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated daughter’s 18th birthday.

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OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went out out for my friends birthday dinner. We are from out of town. The birthday card was an excellent touch. Our server, food, ambiance and the rest of the staff was amazing. Highly recommend the truffle Mac & Cheese but everything was so good. We had an overall great experience. Would definitely recommend.

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AS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Came in for st Patrick’s day and stumbled across this place. Excellent dining experience!!! FYI the upper floor is more formal but they also have a lower floor that is more casual but can still get the same meals

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OT
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bacon-wrapped sirloin was literally one of the best steaks I've had in my life.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was amazing and

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J
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

As expected
Nothing bad nothing exceptional
Expensive

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M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic food.
Prices high
Location not ideal for having a car, but view is great over the river.

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TI
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wine tasting night but it added some entertainment with great energy. Thanks to Teresa for a perfect table. Service with Hiem (sp?) was top notch. We’ll be back.

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K
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mark is the Best waiter! Always a good time

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wine Week always fun

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DD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse is a consistent great value. I've visited this restaurant numerous times over the past 6 years as work took me to Chicago and it has always been exceptional. If you're looking for a true dining experience, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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San Antonio
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excelente lugar y comida.

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HA
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was so nice and treated me and my friends well. I went there to celebrate my birthday. They gave me a card and a generous amount of cake. Food was amazing, I had the lobster macaroni. It was great, would def recommend to a friend.

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Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Unfortunately not a great night. First put a disgusting pail on our table to chill the wine...looked like a cleanup bucket ...not what you would expect for a high end steak house. Next steaks all of our steaks were over cooked and fries were served cold.

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L
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was well-timed and friendly. Love the Food and the view.

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LJ
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We were a bit disappointed in the food compared to the NY location. The crab cakes in NY were accompanied by a pickle and avocado type sauce with a remoulade sauce on the side and the crab cakes were better. I had been looking forward to those for months, thinking they would be the same for my birthday dinner.

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C
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We were seated at a table with a great river view. The food was fantastic and portions are large. The gigantic chocolate cake is gigantic!!

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L
Chicago
34 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food & view at the Grille.

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AZ
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 5

We ordered a porterhouse for 117 USD and it was carbonized...so lots of waist

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JS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall one of the nicest restaurants in Chicago. The Tomahawk Wagyu, while tasty, was not as tender as I expect Wagyu to be. The other steaks therefore might be pushing the boundary of price to value, though still reasonable for downtown Chicago.

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N
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic steak overlooking the river. Great service and experience. The end.

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DG
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Seafood was not up to par - lobster was over cooked - steaks were great

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Y
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Fun night out to dinner with ladies from our office while at the Midwinter Dental Meeting. Terrific service, great food and and a nice experience. Thanks!

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time with great food and excellent service. Always a great overall experience.

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NG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a steak lover and this was the best dining experience I've ever had

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Visiting from out of state

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AZ
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Good service, great loxation, but the steak was way too buttery

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CV
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Gerald is a passionate employee proud of his craft and your company. Our dinner was custom made for us without hesitation and with exuberance! We will visit again soon!

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MA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality food, quality service and great ambiance!!

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JS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic experience! We left STK around the corner after realizing it was going to be a terrible experience and walked over. Seated immediately and had amazing service, food and wine. We enjoyed the tomahawk sliced table side! We will back again soon!!

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Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Angus beef bacon appetizer. My truffle rubbed tenderloin main course may have been the most tender, tastiest steak I’ve ever eaten!

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b
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All around excellent experience for everyone. It’s no wonder why this establishment is such a Chicago staple. We’ll be back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is delicious and the service is great. Our reservation was for 8:45, but they did not seat us until 9:15. However, they made sure to honor our request to seat near the window overlooking the river. The view was great. I would definitely recommend Smith & Wollensky.

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BR
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall was great. Would go back for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service!

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