Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.6
6744 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6744 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Mexico City
1 review
Dined 15 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Todo excelente! No fallaron en nada

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 17 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants in town. I dined outside with a
Spectacular view of the river and the city. Food was outstanding! Service was great!

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AlfredoM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Service was one of the worst I have ever had. Starting from etiquette all the way to simple serving manners and being “mica” and “attentive”. Definitely not worth the price premium, if you feel you are at a McDonalds.

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vipRinasuke
Tokyo
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I Love this place. Everytime we go there, we had a great time.

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GenaroR
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place love the location and the service but the food is amazing

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is one of our favorite places to go in the city. Not only is there amazing, high quality meat, but the view of the river is unbeatable. This is a must for anyone looking to have dinner in Chicago.

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vipPeteB
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service1ambience3

Waiter not friendly at all, was in to much is a hurry to listen to get our order right. Had to tell him twice every time. Bad attitude, needs to find other line is work

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vipIndiangal
Chicago
62 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a relaxing experience with great wine, cocktails ( Side Car, Dirty Martini ) and food.
Angry shrimp, baked oysters, and crab cake are excellent.
Steak was delicious but Oscar topping was a bit too creamy...but we still enjoyed it!
Our server Michelle was awesome and it it always wonderful to see Charlie greet us.

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FirstRound
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great view of the river and the Tomahawk was fun and delicious. We will be back!

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vipIraS
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Zoom in and look at the RAW meat that was served. We requested MEDIUM, not RAW!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome river view seating. Great steaks!

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waiter gave us a glass w lipstick on it and still charged us the drink…. Also beware literally on each table says you can only sit with your party for an hour and half… they time you!!! Food was good so service should match the price of the menu!!! Wait staff needs training on fine dining!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place on the river watching the boats. Spent alot but had a great time and no regrets.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate outside on a beautiful Saturday afternoon, watching the river traffic in this perfect spot. Had the tomahawk steak and it was an amazing culinary experience. The staff was great and we will definitely be back someday.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great dinner. Food was great service was better but the view was the best.

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Jules
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smith & Wolensky is a staple in chicago…..Incredible views, Delicious food and incredible service! JJ was our server and he was so much fun and made our dining experience one to remember.

Highly recommend the Gorgonzola crusted filet, creamed spinach and expresso martini!

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SeanO
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience1

Had requested a window table but got stuck in a corner where we were ignored by the service team for extended periods of time. The food was good (albeit very pricey - expected at a steakhouse), however it was hard to enjoy it with the EXTREMELY loud party in the banquet room just off the dining area. The restaurant staff did nothing to keep the noise down or the door to the banquet room closed so that the rest of us did not have to hear a bunch of drunk men yelling obscenities and other trash talk across the room at each other.

When it came time to clear the table, the busser did not bring a tray to help him carry all the dishes. Instead, he carried everything in his hands/arms, spilling and dripping sauces all over the table in the process. We were not offered dessert and no staff member we passed on the way out thanked us for stopping by. I would expect more from a restaurant that cost nearly $300 for a meal for two. This restaurant did not live up to expectations and we won't be back again.

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vipJack
Miami
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Drinks and steaks excellent. Sides underwhelming and flavorless. Excellent service and setting.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the best experience at Smith & Wollensky for my birthday dinner. Our server Noelle was great and truly cared about us and our service. Never once did we go without a drink or anything that we needed. We will definitely be back and requesting Noelle as our server!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tommy the manager and JJ the server went above and beyond!! Thank you for a GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary dinner. Excellent service and delicious food. Extra effort was put in to ensure our anniversary was celebrated and special.

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vipPaulW
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding.
Our server Christy was exceptional, warm and charming.
Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, Service & ambiance were all excellent! Definitely would dine here again, especially on a beautiful summer evening.

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Eat2live
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious but service was rather slow. It took almost 15min for us to be greeted atleast 30 for food.

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Tracy
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was excellent as always; our server was great! Food was fine. Steaks were well prepared but asparagus side was over cooked and doused with sauce. Restaurant was a bit loud.

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KairaC
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, best Caesar salad I’ve ever had!

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LisaM
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal! The shrimp cocktail & sauce were absolutely delicious!

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LindaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good (bone-in filet was outstanding). Service was exceptional. My only complaint is in sitting down at the table I am greeted with a sheet of paper telling me that I have one hour and 30 minutes to occupy said table, at which time I will be presented with the check. This does not constitute a warm welcome and the 'stress' of this demand made me uneasy during what was otherwise a pleasant experience.

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Xand
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very pleasant atmosphere on the terrace overlooking the river. All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.

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Guille
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente y tradicional restaurante de Carnes, muy buen servicio y la comida es estupenda

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KathyW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best lobster I have had. It was a little warm in the restaurant but it was a very hot & humid day other than that it was perfect

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Paul
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food! Our server was very helpful with recommending menu items for our first time dining here.

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vipHenryD
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliability in dining options is so important. I value the fact that one can depend upon S & W to perform consistently well...food...service...always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We received a table with a view for my husbands birthday. The customer service was excellent and the experience was a great one overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a nice table by the window! The day was beautiful and we enjoyed our meal! Andre was very nice and helpful!
The porterhouse was huge and perfect for our party of 4!

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JenniferB
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Service was great and drinks were wonderful!

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Barbara
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was great as waiter, everything was delicious.

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vipWillM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

phenomenal food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We ate outside on the River and it was a beautiful atmosphere. Our waitress was not polished, kept asking us to repeat our order and drinks. For the prices and food quality, they need waitresses/waiters with high level of communication skills. Our waitress wasn’t... she seemed annoyed when we would ask for things. You’d never get that at The Chicago Cut! Attention to detail is a must!

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vipSheila
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great patio looking out on the river! Part of the patio is covered if there is rain.

FAQs

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 6744 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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