Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
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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- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
bone marrow croutons, pickled red onion, kettle chips
Coconut Layer Cake
coconut sponge cake layered with whipped cream and Malibu rum syrup, served with a crisp tuile and shaved coconut
crispy battered shrimp, spicy lobster butter sauce
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”.
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.
Slightly expensive but great service and food!
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.
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!
Excellent and friendly service
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.
Our waiter, Jesus, was fabulous.
Delicious and the staff was so friendly. Thank you for the special experience.
Service was AMAZING! Food was AMAZING! Drinks were AMAZING! What more could we ask for 😊
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!
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!
Great Steak House - excellent food, great service, nice setting with a view of the river. Expensive of course, but worth it.
Food was great and service was excellent’
Fabulous food, drinks, service. And ambiance.
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!
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.
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
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.
Our server, Andre was amazing!!! His recommendations, especially wine, we’re perfect!
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.
Service was excellent! The food was amazing!
The new menu additions were nice. This was our second time having dinner here and the food was better and more seasoned.
Great Service, Good Food
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
Food was delicious just not for the price. You’re basically paying for the view
Everything was outstanding. The service and the food were incredible! Highly recommend for anyone living or visiting Chicago!
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.
Service was excellent and the steaks were very good
Amazing steakhouse! Loved the outdoor seating next to the river!
Thanks so much Sarah!
Not the best steak place in Chicago but very solid and enjoyable
We are pleased you enjoyed dining with us
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
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.
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 .
Great place, and good service. Food took to long, but eventually arrived overcooked. They rapidly remedied the situation.
Thank you for your review! We will strive to achieve the accolades of our NYC location.
Thank you for your review!
T bone steak, truffled Mac n cheese and whipped potatoes were all amazing with service and atmosphere superb.
Thank you for the lovely review and we are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us.
Todo excelente, nos comprometimos con mi novia después de la Maratón y celebramos en S&W
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.
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!
Thank you for your review and we are so happy you dined with us!
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.