Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.6
6874 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

I had booked a reservation 30 days in advance for a birthday dinner( specifically stated when making the reservation). As a visitor to Chicago I had selected this restaurant because of the river views. We were seated in a small room (5 tables) overlooking the dirty dishes and hostess stand. When asked about the dining with a view we were told all diners request the view and we could “wait at the bar for an open table”. Not the high end dinner I had looked forward to and felt awful for the birthday guy. Food was okay, nothing special for $291 including drinks for 2. Don’t let the hostess seat you at “120”.

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missys
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Service was great. I am so glad I picked this restaurant for my husbands birthday dinner. Order the chocolate cake….it is enough for 4 people and is fabulous.

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vipRM301
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Slightly expensive but great service and food!

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JoshuaRusniak
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great place to eat, not sure if I’d go back again anytime soon though not a restaurant to die for. Waiter was nice but not super friendly on our anniversary, the drinks were average to above average, the food was very good besides the cold bread we received when we arrived. Overall a very good dining experience, but I won’t be eager to go back anytime soon.

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AngelaG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best steak I have ever eaten. Having been to Morton’s, Ruth Chris’, other equivalent…we had the in-house dry aged bone in rib-eye and it was absolutely perfect! We can’t say enough about Christy! She was so attentive and knowledgeable. We will definitely come back anytime we come up to Chicago!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent and friendly service

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brunch
Kansas City
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service2ambience4

To be fair, I do not believe our experience was representative of all guests we observed. That said, I would not return as food was just ok and too many things were just a bit "off" in our experience for a good quality steakhouse.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter, Jesus, was fabulous.

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StephM
Indiana
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and the staff was so friendly. Thank you for the special experience.

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DesireeB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was AMAZING! Food was AMAZING! Drinks were AMAZING! What more could we ask for 😊

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DebbyC
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful visit celebrating our son's 21st birthday. Our waiter was fun and really matched our personalities very well. He answered all of our questions, made recommendations on food and portions of the sides to order and even comped my son the 10 layer chocolate cake for his birthday. Overall we had an excellent experience and will definitely visit again!

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vipRobertF
Cleveland
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On an unseasonable warm evening, we sat outside by the Chicago River. It was a perfect evening that was complemented with delicious appetizers, entrees and desert. The appetizers included the angry shrimp and bruschetta - perfect! We also had the most tasty Sangria ever. Our entrees were cooked to perfection including a Waygu steak and filet mignon. The Resonance Pinot Noir perfectly matched the steak. And we topped it all off with a scrumptious Coconut Cake. Jen did an amazing job - with a tasteful sense of humor and excellent dining advice for us!

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JamesK
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Steak House - excellent food, great service, nice setting with a view of the river. Expensive of course, but worth it.

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vipLindaM
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great and service was excellent’

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vipCAPTAHA
Boise
36 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, drinks, service. And ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here on our wedding night after eloping - The seafood tower was indulgent, steak perfectly cooked and the coconut cake for dessert has me still wanting more! Exceptional service! So happy we got to celebrate our special day at Smith and Wollensky. We will be back!

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ChrisZ
Detroit
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was incredible. Igor, our waiter, was super helpful in picking out a bottle of wine and navigating the menu, for our dinner during our honeymoon. He was knowledgable and patient as we figured out what we wanted.

The food was even better than the service. My wife had a filet mignon and she never finishes her entire piece of steak because usually the steak has some fatty pieces or is chewy. She finished it all and wanted more.

I had a wagyu filet and it was by far and away the best steak I've ever had in my entire life. It was melt in your mouth delicious and it was savory in every bite.

We also had mashed potatoes and brussel sprouts as a side.

Additionally, the bread, which has rosemary and sea salt on the top was fluffy and flavorful and it was so good, we ended up getting two servings.

I would recommend this restaurant for anyone going out for a nice date night out. It was exactly what we wanted for a honeymoon dinner in the city.

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mariama
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

When you do the reservation open table ask if it’s a special occasion. When the restaurant didn’t pay attention. Then I spoke to a manager ask him to tell Lucy about the birthday with the 2 options of desert and I even wrote down his name for the presentation of the surprise. He never spoke to Lucy VERY DISAPPOINTED! Lucy was great. As a manager you need to pay attention to the details. Will not go back

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ToniJ
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I would have preferred a window seat. I felt like we were seated in the corner. The food was good. The waiter was not as attentive as I would have liked. The guests closest to us were extremely loud.

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JuliG
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server, Andre was amazing!!! His recommendations, especially wine, we’re perfect!

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DaneaS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The overall experience was great! We arrival and informed them of our reservation and was immediately seating. No wait at all! The waitress was extremely nice and attentive. The food was delicious. I will definitely patron this lovely restaurant again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent! The food was amazing!

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StephenT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The new menu additions were nice. This was our second time having dinner here and the food was better and more seasoned.

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JusticeS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Good Food

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a joy to eat here. Was able to get a tomahawk steak which by far is the best steak I’ve ever had. Also enjoyed the bone marrow which is why I keep coming back lol Ambiance was amazing including watching boats pass by on the river

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious just not for the price. You’re basically paying for the view

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FabulousNightlifer
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was outstanding. The service and the food were incredible! Highly recommend for anyone living or visiting Chicago!

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MSchestnut
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was nice to be able to sit outside for dinner and get the Chicago river ambiance. Food and service was great. We had oysters to start with and filets for our mains. The creamed spinach and brussel sprouts were good too.

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Tad6612
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and the steaks were very good

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SarahW
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing steakhouse! Loved the outdoor seating next to the river!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thanks so much Sarah!

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AustinT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Not the best steak place in Chicago but very solid and enjoyable

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on October 15, 2021

We are pleased you enjoyed dining with us

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JohnH
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Hovering wait staff….was it because we were having early seating (5:30) prior to our 7pm Chicago Theatre event.
Digital wine menu….forget the “show me the wine list”….where is the sommelier when you need one?
Ordinary Chilean Sea Bass…. Overpriced “select marbled world class beef”.

Fun to sit along the River. But not worth the $$$ on this round. Our previous (pre-COVID) visits were absolutely delightful

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Vladtannis
Munich
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

I have been wanting to try this place for years, and I was a little disappointed. As one of the oldest steak restaurants in the city, I was expecting to be blown away. The price doesn’t match the quality. If you want an amazing view of the city, this is the place. If you are looking for an amazing steak I would recommend Capitol Grille.

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PaulinaM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The worst service and food I have received. Surprising since we tried abs talked to the manager but he couldn’t care less. Food took more than an hour to get to my table. Simply TERRIBLE.
Overpriced for what it was .

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Huracan
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great place, and good service. Food took to long, but eventually arrived overcooked. They rapidly remedied the situation.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thank you for your review! We will strive to achieve the accolades of our NYC location.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest aniversario

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thank you for your review!

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stephenm
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

T bone steak, truffled Mac n cheese and whipped potatoes were all amazing with service and atmosphere superb.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on October 13, 2021

Thank you for the lovely review and we are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us.

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AlvaroC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Todo excelente, nos comprometimos con mi novia después de la Maratón y celebramos en S&W

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PatrickF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Great location and great view. Was immediately told upon being seated we had 90 minutes to eat due to other reservations and then the waiter was extremely slow to come back to us to take a drink order etc. Two people in our party decided to order salads and appetizers for dinner and the waiter "huffed" in disappointment. The bone in ribeye was good but over cooked a bit and the sides were amazing. We visited several higher end dinging establishments during our trip (which were all great!) but this was the one was disappointing. Finally, they add an 18% tip automatically to a party of 4 so I see why the waiter can be so dismissive and borderline rude.

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RonaldB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

My husband & I both had a filet mignon. It was cooked just st as we ordered: 1 medium rare the other medium well. Very tender & seasoning was outstanding. We ordered a side of asparagus with hollandaise. I prefer asparagus to be crisp tender -this was somewhat limp & overcooked. Enjoyed the meal none the less. We’ll return!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on October 15, 2021

Thank you for your review and we are so happy you dined with us!

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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 6874 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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