Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

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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. 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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vipLJR333
Cincinnati
29 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super experience- thank you

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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Stacy4300
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Food was okay, not great. Service was phenomenal and really great atmosphere

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lawrencem
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was very pleased and touched by the warmth I felt when I entered the doors. The customer service was inviting and my waitress was very timely and professional. Finally, the Chef was phenomenal. I will return as well as refer to my colleagues.

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vipCharlesN
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both our filets were tender, perfectly seasoned, and cooked as ordered. I had the pea soup which was spot on. The coconut cake we finished with was one of the best slices of cake I've had in a long time. All in all, a very perfectly executed dinner. The staff was very attentive and I can't anything negative about our trip to S&W.

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vipPeteB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Had the chautabreand has a livery taste and tough which meant it was cut towards the round. Not acceptable for a place that pushes aged prime.

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AgustinQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and helpful staff. They gave a table next to the window as we requested and were very attentive.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, excellent service and great view

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vipSheldonCooper
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and everything we had was delicious. Waygu steak was melt-in-your mouth tender.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Greaaaaaaat

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Madformadia
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was as I have come to expect from Smith and Wollensky: superb! The truffle mac n cheese is top notch, the fillets were perfectly cooked and the Manhattan was poured table-side (and fantastic). Our servers David and Jen make me wish there was a sixth star.

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Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent. The food was outstanding. We will come back again!!

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PaulK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

My wife and I went out for an evening on the Chicago River given the unusually warm Chicago March weekend. The food was fabulous and the view, beautiful. The service could have been more attentive, but an overall excellent meal for a night out.

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vipjnhphoto
Chicago
29 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great spot for steaks. Good for a date or business meeting. Super location on the river

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HarryC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great old school Chicago Steakhouse. Excellent aged ribeye and Filet Oscar. The coconut cake was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people

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georgetownfoodie
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Great seating, great staff, great food. An overall very enjoyable experience. Will return monthly.

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vipDietrichL
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at S&W, and I've been to many steakhouses, this is #1 or 2 for sure on my list. The sides were to die for people, and that says a lot given the similar choices of sides from all of the other steakhouses out there. The view of the river is second to none and probably best vie of all the other Chicago steakhouses.

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NicholasMcGurty
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was amazing cooked to perfection me and my girlfriend were very impressed!

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Lovetoeat
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first trip to Chicago and the staff at Smith &Wollensky helped to make it wonderful! Our experience with the staff set the mood for the evening with everyone being generous, friendly and most helpful. To our surprise, we were seated at the best table in the house, the corner window. Oh my goodness, what a magnificent view! My husband had the beet appetizer. The presentation had me trying them and I don’t care for beets! They were delicious. We had a favorite bottle of wine with our chateaubriand which was cooked to perfection! The red wine demi glacé was exceptional. I’m not certain if it was the owner or manager but she came by our table to see if everything was satisfactory which we assured her was indeed the case. To our surprise, she sent an enormous piece of chocolate cake to us at the end of our meal! It too was beyond delicious. It was certainly an evening to remember and we look forward to returning the next time we are in Chicago!

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JamieV
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter. Great service. Amazing food, always a great time and never disappointed ❤️

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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averagejane
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I LOVE Smith and Wollensky. The fillet was cooked perfectly, the béarnaise sauce delicious, and I love the green beans with blue cheese. Our waiter was great, too. Can't wait to go back!

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vipStaceyR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Birthday dinner

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening, amazing night and our server Scott was outstanding!. Cheers

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Birthday Dinner, already want to go back

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KentK
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

It has been several years since I was last at Smith and Wollensky's Steakhouse. Appetizers were still frozen, service was incredibly slow... food was very good. Ambiance was great. Overall good value but was disappointed with timing of service...

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JimO
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated my sons birthday. Was an outstanding experience seared right on the river. Very grateful for the extra attention.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, good location

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JoeyB
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

Food was amazing!!! Everything was perfect except our server. She was pretty worthless

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vipJoeB
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for business lunches. The wait staff are very professional and actually help make the business lunch work well.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good at S&W

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vipErnieT
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

While the food and ambiance is spectacular, the service was absolutely poor, disappointing and unprofessional. The service was the absolute worst and the waiter should never be retained at any upscale restaurant. There is a zero chance we would ever visit again despite the food being excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service! Always s a delight!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and scenic view

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smith and Wollensky is one of my favorite restaurants. Their steaks are always amazing and I love the view of the river! The service is always pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very Nice, wife’s birthday turned out great !

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DavidB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. Pricey, but worth it. We visited for a post Valentines day romantic meal, and had a great time. The steak and lobster were first rate. Even the potatoes were excellent. Wonderful place.

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