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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4.6
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4.5
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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
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 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food and service

IR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
106 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.

JE
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, food was good, however the barley was cold that’s served with the salmon. In Chicago it is tough finding a good restaurant on the water, this one is a gem.

GG
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, fab location on the Chicago river, top service. A definite must when visiting Chicago.

JD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Does not disappoint! They do a great job as always.

JR
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fabulous....from the view to the food to the wine. Can’t wait to go back!

EB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service and great location. Just really, really loud to the point conversations are difficult. Also, if you’re seated near the bar it’s even louder and a lot of traffic. Overall great, but having a quiet dinner here with conversation at a table bigger than 2 would be impossible if that’s what you’re out for.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our 61st wedding anniversary and my 80th birthday ... from the greeting by Bob upon entering who made us feel so welcomed, to the romantic table for 2 looking beyond the water to as far as the Chicago theatre, we were filled with great appreciation.The service was impeccable, the chateaubriand was beyond wonderful, and our newest friend Teresa, made sure our evening was truly a night to remember ~ and it was. Thank you

NC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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