Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

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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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Launching our new S&W Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon, in time for Valentine's Day! Enjoy a 42 oz. USDA Prime Swinging Tomahawk Ribeye & Cabernet Dinner for Two, or a Filet & Cabernet Pairing: Uncork a bottle of the new Cabernet Sauvignon and enjoy any two filets for the price of just one.

Friday, February 14, 2020

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GG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great view of The river, cozy vibe, great service. Will definitely return very soon.

D
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our service could have been a little better. One of us sent a medium well steak back and they cooked it more. It was still red in the middle after the steak was returned. I am sure that’s just a communication issue. My steak was amazing. We had oysters on the half shell and while they didn’t have saltines ( SALTINES is the way to eat oysters in my experience. )- they accommodated with cocktail crackers. I will go again.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience2

I was not impressed at all. This was my first time dining here and I didn’t enjoy it at all. The food was extremely overpriced for what you get. I will not be dining here again!!!!

OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the best dining experiences I have ever had. The location was great, right along the river overlooking the water and with a view of the Chicago Theatre. The ambiance harkened back to an older, classier Chicago. And our server went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and educate us on the menu. We were there for a weekend “Babymoon” for my wife, and without any discussion about it, he took it upon himself to provide us a complimentary piece of cake for our soon to be baby’s future birthday. The sentiment was noted and extremely touching. Also, the food was delicious, we had Angry Shrimp and both had filets, I’d recommend both. But make sure to save room for the Coconut Cake, I am not a coconut fan, but it was amazing!

d
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent - the food, the wine, the service were all impeccable. Cheers S&W!

RE
Dallas
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great -- we really appreciated the food & wine advice.

PE
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Got the window table we requested, Great service , food was terrific, Giant piece of Birthday Cake for my daughter courtesy of house. Weather was terrible but we forgot about it.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience! The staff were very friendly, professional and attentive. The view to the city and the river was the perfect mood for the occasion. The host was very welcoming and friendly. Before leaving, the host gave us a piece of cake to take home to our children. Overall, awesome experience!!!

c
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our third wedding anniversary and we wanted to dine at Smith and Wollensky since this is were my husband took me on our first date . The experience is wonderful each and every time we visit. However , last night was very Special. Everyone we came in contact with from the Host, server, manager wished us a Happy Anniversary and the champagne toast was a lovely gesture. Our server Anthony was very attentive and made wonderful recommendations. We were seated right on the glass overlooking the river with a gorgeous view of our city. We couldn’t have asked for a better experience . Many thanks!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service

IR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was amazing! I brought my hubby here for his birthday and they really made him feel special, from the Happy Birthday Card and free 10 layer chocolate cake that’s a must whether celebrating or not celebrating that cake is absolutely amazing!

LF
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My absolute favorite restaurant! The service and quality, it just doesn't get any better!

w
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been told to visit this restaurant and so glad we did. It was melt in your mouth delicious, ambience was great and personalized service for our anniversary made us feel very special.

OT
Indiana
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Server had absolutely no personality and the food was overpriced for the quality.

GN
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night for Hubby and me, the food was so delicious, the waiter was wonderful and attentive. From the valet, to the hostess, the waiter even the manager came by to say hi and check on us. Everyone was so nice. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a great date dinner night!!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wish I would have known about the lower level seating at the Wollensky Grill. Was never given the option.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious steaks and crab cakes. There wasn’t a single thing that we didn’t love!

RR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there, and we really enjoyed it. An option for a river view would be nice when reserving a table. I server was very helpful as well. Will return again.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The table next to me was very loud and used profanity for most of their conversation, it was a very unpleasant experience to sit near them. They can even be heard in the video as I recorded the fireworks..

AN
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing view and great time for New Years. Welcoming staff, great food and close to fireworks.

N
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente todo, comida, servicio y la ubicación perfecta con vista al rió

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LT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing Cindy our waitress was GREAT!

j
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

we had a great new year's dinner with truly great friends. our waiter was amazing and will be coming back soon.

W
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I would never have thought ordering kiddie cocktails would cost $13 a drink thanks for the heads up waiter. They put us all the way in the back with the light above not working. Pretty loud place.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went for a birthday dinner with significant other. Got to sit by the window to see the river which was nice. Great list of cocktails and drinks to choose from. We had the lamb chops for an appetizer and they were very tasty for someone who’s never had lamb chops. We both got the filet duo, Cajun and gorgonzola, VERY DELICIOUS! Cooked perfectly! Get the whipped potatoes! You won’t be disappointed. We also got the truffled Mac and cheese but we both felt the truffle overpowered the mac. So those weren’t my favorite. They brought out this ENORMOUS chocolate cake because of the birthday we were celebrating and if you’re a chocolate fan you will be in chocolate heaven! Overall good experience and good food.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good service. Good food!

OT
Austin
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

I took my family here for NYE and was soooo disappointed. I understand that it was NYE but the service was, unfortunately, beyond slow. The filet was average at best at $50. The Salmon was dry and lacked flavor. The ambiance was the best part of it since we had a River View. Seems like the overly expensive prices were for the view and not the food or service. There are too many other options for Steak in Chicago to eat here IMO.

h
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Family reunion for New Year’s Eve. Fantastic rooftop fireworks over the river. Thank you!

P
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service our waiter was amazing!

FJ
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent, everything. Highly recommended.

OT
Columbus
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience5

Good not great experience. Food was pretty good, no complaints. We celebrated NYE there and felt the overall experience could’ve been better. 7/10 which isn’t better just didn’t wow us like I thought.

ML
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual Prices are high but comparable to other Chicago top steakhouses Great steaks Sides were very good Great special occasion spot

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time getting together with friends. The team at S&W did a great job of preparing and serving our meal. While they could not guarantee a window seat on NYE, we were pleasantly surprised when we arrived to have the table as requested. Thank you!

OT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

For the price of the food, you would expect better service and food. We asked for the steak medium rare. It was well done. Food was not of level for price, we had seafood tower for 2. It was only e ough food for one person. The Lobster maccoroni was cold and not cheesy. The brussel sprouts was the best dish we had that night. I wouldve done better by cooking a steak at home. The waiter was slow taking our order and did not check on us for quite some time, only when we becked him to come over for refill on drinks.

I heard so many good things about this restaurant, I was disappointed in it all around.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Dylan for the great service and recommendations! We had such a great evening and you made our dining experience very special,

b
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall busy and very noisy, kind of cramped with tables close together. Had the big bone-in rib eye at $69. Outside was a little too chard (burnt) for my taste. Vegies were good.
My wife hade the filet and it was very tasty.
Service was good. Nice touch for a free desert for my wife's birthday.

HJ
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an excellent institution and is an absolute must. I recommend the coffee and cocoa filet!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience5

My medium well steak was very inconsistent. Some parts were well cooked and some were rare.

M
Chicago
111 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had some apps at bar pre-theater! Perfect for us! Show sucked so this was highlight!

TS
Sydney / NSW
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our first anniversary here. Excellent food and great service. They brought us a nice card and dessert for our anniversary. We were lucky to have e seat overlooking the river, which added to our experience. The staff were welcoming and attentive. An excellent meal.

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