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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.6
4.6
8603 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Riverfront dining in the heart of the Windy City. Join us for a magnificent meal on the water and let the good times flow. Ideal for gatherings of all sizes with easy access to parking, major hotels, and convention centers.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (312) 670-9900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Executive chef
    Victor Newgren
  • Catering
    We have 7 different private dining rooms that will accommodate parties of 7 to 300 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy our dry aged USDA Prime Steaks that are hand cut on premises. We serve great seafood, an award winning wine selection. For meetings, holiday parties, wedding receptions and more, our luxurious rooms can accommodate events large and small and everything in between. Buyouts for up to 700.
  • Private party contact
    Denise Malloy, Michele Scheel: (312) 670-9587
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Cross street
    North Bank of Chicago River
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is offered directly in front of our entrance.
  • Public transit
    State/Lake, Grand
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 8,603 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago

    Great for scenic views

8,603 Reviews
  1. VanessaR

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Bad customer service Cold food Not prepared as asked Slow

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  2. ManolitoR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will have to say, the service was great along with the food and ambiance just perfect.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great date night definitely recommended will be back.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was outstanding. Very engaging & gladly answered our dumb tourist questions. Our steaks were perfect.

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  5. ebonyr

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food were amazing. Definitely would go back

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the nicest dinners I’ve had in a long time. I no longer live downtown, but we went here for our anniversary. It was super special because our table was right next to the window that overlooks the river. Very beautiful view! Our waiter was wonderful, the service was great, food delicious, noise wasn’t loud. I was very happy with our experience. They also even provided a kind Anniversary letter, very sweet. Thank you S&W for making our Anniversary celebration so special!

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  7. AdolfoS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I got the 28 Oz bone in rib eye which was super delicious. You have to try the gigantic chocolate cake, which is incredible. I would definitely be back in the summer time for there patio.

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  8. KeithChicago

    Chicago

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We celebrated my son's 18th birthday here, and we had a great experience. The host wished him a happy birthday, the waiter gave him a birthday card signed by management, and they provided top notch service throughout the evening. The food, of course, was delicious, and we can't wait to return. I hadn't been in several years and am so glad I returned.

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  9. MattD

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and ambience was even better. Our waiter Julian did an outstanding job and answered everything perfect, a true professional

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    dan was very friendly great service came to wollenskys for my anniversary and you guyz did not disappoint wouldve had love a window table but other than that everything was perfect

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    It was absolutely freezing indoors. We ordered a long bone filet and it was essentially raw. We had to send back to get to medium rare but it was then over cooked. Such a waste of an excellent cut of beef. We barely ate the sides. Not worth the $450 tab unfortunately. My first and last visit.

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  12. Dasney

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I was recommended by a friend to try the $260 Swinging Tomahawk steak, and it was horrible. Barely seasoned, burnt on the outside, raw on the inside, too chewy, too much fat, it was almost repulsive, I almost spit it out. Potatoes that came as a side with it were horrible also. Literally just cut up potatoes next to a $260 steak. Truffle mac n cheese wasn’t great either. Just tasted like regular mac n cheese. Chick Fil A mac n cheese or even Popeye’s is so much better. Only positive thing was the service, waitress was very nice and polite. Other than that, don’t waste your money at this steakhouse. It was NOT worth it. Also had food stains in our water cups. Disgusting for a “highly” rated steakhouse.

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  13. RayS

    Chicago

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The steaks were excellent! Cook to perfection The service was on point. Excellent place to have a business dinner. Great view of the Chicago river.

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  14. Nanci

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated our anniversary and had the best time. The staff was so attentive and very nice. Definitely recommend!

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  15. Ebony

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We dined at Smith & Wollensky’s for Valentines Day. We started off the bar and I ordered an Espresso Martini & that was very good & my man ordered an Uncle Nearest Old Fashioned and he really enjoyed that as well. Dave was our server and he was very informative and polite! No complaints about Dave at all. The food on the other hand was just okay , I had a Cajun rubbed Filet Mignon and it was good but the whipped potatoes are very very runny ... More like blended potatoes , and the truffle Mac is flavorless in my opinion. Once I added salt and pepper to the Mac it was better but I shouldn’t have to do that. People also kept squeezing between our table to take pictures by the river, (which we had a great view of) and it was pretty disturbing of our dinner and I don’t think they had a cared at all. The view was great for looking but not for pictures especially hovering over people but that had nothing to do with the establishment.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Really enjoyed the service, ambiance, and of course the steak! Would recommend this steakhouse to other individuals as standing out among other Chicago steakhouses because of the char finishing on the steaks.

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  17. ChaprishaC

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Waitress was polite, prices were reasonable. I only wish that the lunch menu was available for dinner.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    For as expensive as it is the food is just not worth it. I’ve had better steaks at Texas Roadhouse. Go to Bavettes instead. The service was good but when they’re selling you a marketed $16 bottle of wine for $72 it better be. Save your money

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  19. ShelbyD

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I took my fiance' for his birthday to S&W because he had not been there before and I was disappointed. The staff was wonderful but the Alll of the food was cold, the steak had no flavor and was tough and dry. This was such a shock because I had an amazing experience at their location in Miami. That was the reason I was So excited to bring him to the Chicago location. I figured no one does it better than us here in Chicago but I was wrong. I doubt very seriously if we will go back. I did not want to say anything last night because it was his birthday. What a letdown and bummer.

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  20. JoeB

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Highly recommend the Tomahawk. Great presentation and delicious.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had thee most amazing waitress, really enjoyed the night

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  22. JoeF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always love going there for special occasion's they make us feel like royalty and made our baby feel welcome to

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  23. Jp60638

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great as always! See you again soon! The food was above and beyond!

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Omaha

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were all attentive and conscientious about making sure everything was taken care of. Our meal took a little longer so the manager and wait staff came over a couple of times to provide their concerns. Food was delicious!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent. We got the steak and it was cooked perfectly. The service was wonderful. Highly recommended !

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  26. DanielK

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great views, amazing food, and great customer service

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  27. IsmaelS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary and had one if the best experiences. Christy was phenomenal and extremely helpful. She was very knowledgeable on everything and answered every question. She recommended the wagyu filet mignon and it has been one the best dishes we've ever had! Great food, great drinks and even greater service! Will definitely be coming back.

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  28. TaviaC

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The whole experience was amazing. The food was so flavorful and hospitality was A1. I will be back very soon.

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  29. DeniseH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s always a pleasure dining at S&W. We came in for lunch and stayed until 6pm catching up. Thank you all for being such wonderful hosts!!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service food was amazing. I’ll definitely come by!!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was very good. Just a small detail that my reservation time was not respected.

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  32. SmithFan

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best river views in Chicago! Outstanding service and wonderful food.

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  33. Fernando

    Yucatán

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great stakes. Maybe the BEST steakes i have tasted. Great place. Not so much for kids. Food and wine excelent

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing food and service will definitely be back. They were amazing and made special food for my young daughter and brought it out super quick.

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  35. JuanCarlosYanez

    Mexico City

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience. Service was amazing. Food and recommendations were great. Definitely coming back soon

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was way too hot that it burnt my mouth. I believe for the price and reputation of the place, all the hot foods should be properly thermo regulated before serving. The ambience and the drinks was impressive.

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  37. JenniferF

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent, ie, food, service, restaurant.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for a birthday & from when we entered, it was acknowledged & celebrated. Steve & Teresa offer superior hospitality & based on that alone, we will forever return. But, that’s not all; the food here is amazing.
    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 27, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback! We're thrilled to hear that you chose Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago for your birthday celebration and that you found our service to be superior. It's wonderful to know that our team's efforts to make our guests feel celebrated and taken care of added to your experience. We're also glad you enjoyed our food! We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to making more memories with you.

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  39. Spicecakes

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was great - tried the oxtail onion soup for the first time - it was DELICIOUS, but our food came and I had only eaten 1/4 of my soup - so put it in a to go container - and SADLY forgot to take it with me. I'll definitely order it again.
    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 27, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, Spicecakes! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our oxtail onion soup and found it to be delicious. We apologize for the oversight with your soup and we're glad you plan to order it again. Your satisfaction is our top priority and we're grateful for your understanding. We look forward to serving you again soon at Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago.

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  40. LivioM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Table for four people not very comfortable, but overall it was everything excellent
    Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - ChicagoResponded on January 27, 2024
    Thanks for the review, LivioM! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your overall experience at Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago. We strive to provide excellent service and it seems we hit the mark for you. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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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 8603 OpenTable diners.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 55 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

318 North State St, Marina City, Chicago, IL 60654

Additional information

  • Cross street
    North Bank of Chicago River
  • Neighborhood
    River North (Chicago)
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 12:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Steakhouse
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Valet parking is offered directly in front of our entrance.
  • Public transit
    State/Lake, Grand
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Victor Newgren
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 670-9900
  • Catering
    We have 7 different private dining rooms that will accommodate parties of 7 to 300 guests.
  • Private party facilities
    Enjoy our dry aged USDA Prime Steaks that are hand cut on premises. We serve great seafood, an award winning wine selection. For meetings, holiday parties, wedding receptions and more, our luxurious rooms can accommodate events large and small and everything in between. Buyouts for up to 700.
  • Private party contact
    Denise Malloy, Michele Scheel: (312) 670-9587
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