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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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Enjoy a special Prix Fixe Thanksgiving Dinner available all day. Our regular A La Carte Dinner Menu will also be available.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cocoa and coffee rubbed filet is out of this world!

TA
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I love the just right amount of attention from the staff! The food was brought out timely. My husband and I celebrated his 52nd birthday! The chocolate cake was a welcomed surprise. Having a view of the river was serene!

We will definitely go back!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant, just too pricey compared to other Chicago steakhouses. For the extra cost the food should not be on par with their competitors.

DL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JJ was the best waiter that I have ever had at any restaurant. Very knowledgeable and took great care of us.

KK
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Requested to sit by the window and they put us at a 2nd row near the window. My bone in filet was dry and to fatty. Asparagus had zero taste. Service was great in the beginning but fell drastically. My fiancée had carrot cake which was dry and my cheesecake was dry as well.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the menu options, especially the variety in the sides, and the food was perfectly prepared. Staff was very attentive but not intrusive.

OT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was odd and slow

WB
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You can’t go wrong with Smith and Wollensky! Since we frequently visit the one in our town (Miami) and we love it.

We never thought of going in Chicago since there are so many great restaurants. This time we decided to try and see the difference and great is great period!

Food, service, setting, ambiance, everything about the experience was amazing.

Thank you for a wonderful evening next year we will come back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch!

RA
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jesus, our waiter, did everything in his hands to make my guests feel comfortable and very well taken care of. Amazing food, awesome tomahawk!

AO
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience3

I have been to many steak houses all over the country. Steak is my favorite food. The bone-in Ribeye I was served was excellent though small portions were more rare than I like. The price for the steak was very high but the fact that I was in downtown Chicago at a unique hi-end steakhouse I am fine with that. The problem I had was that no sides were served with the steak. The steak was $68 with no sides. I got a salad wedge with house dressing and they charged me extra for that. I also got a large dinner roll and they charged extra for that. Really? I paid almost $70 for a steak and you cant throw in some lettuce and piece of bread. Till I added a 15% gratuity my bill was $100 and I was by myself. That is insane. The service was ok. I've had better for a lot less money.

AY
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall, great! However, our bread was stale/hard & I had to ask for fresh bread...I don't expect that at a nice steak dinner. If I'm having red meat & carbs, it better be fresh!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful lunch. The cakes were much larger than we had anticipated, but made for a great shared dessert. Very happy with the experience. Some of our guests were getting sun in their eyes however due to the lack of curtains. Thank you for the great service.

OT
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cajun ribeye was fabulous
Plenty of meat

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience5

$129.00 Porterhouse for 2. Waiter knew it was for just 1 person. It should not arrive already sliced up. He should ask. I still tipped very good because he was good otherwise. What made things worse was it was very rare and was sent back. Once you reheat already sliced steak it was a waste of $129.00. For that money the steak should be a perfect experience.

LC
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Seated 45 minutes after the reservation time. It happens. Food was disappointing. Server didn't care. Hopefully this was a one-off, not the new Smith & Wollensky.

OT
Mobile
11 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience3

Had reservations for our anniversary at 7:30.Place was crowded and loud.Finally at 8:00 with a lot of complaining from us we were seated.Waiter finally came over to get our drink order and seemed to be very overwhelmed as he was also working a large table.He did apologize and everything went well after that.I was surprised we were not offered a desert since it was our anniversary.Guess they wanted us out the door.

j
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Reserved to celebrate my daughter’s birthday and our wedding anniversary. Showed on time. Very busy. Sat 5 of us on a 4 top with one side raised. Nice table on the window, just no room to move. (We were jammed in like sardines). Ordered drinks. Took 20+ minutes. Ordered another round of drinks before dinner. Another 20 minutes. (At least they were consistent). Entrees came out ok. Sides were cold. Didn’t see our waiter for 10-15 minutes. Ordered coffee after dinner. Took 25 minutes. No sense of urgency. We will not be back. Too many other great choices in Chicago.

AS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Our waiter Zain and the bartender did some excellent damage control after we were left waiting despite having a reservation.
This evening was special to me and my son and thanks to him it will be remembered positively!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The steaks were amazing, perfectly cooked. Service was great. Place was packed when we left at 7:45, make reservations!

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the steaks were perfectly cooked, the sides, drinks and Angry Shrimp appetizer were spot on. I reccomend the coconut cake, the best I've had!! This has a classic upscale Chicago steakhouse vibe, very classy but not stuffy. They treated myself and my wife very well for our anniversary dinner. Love Smith & Wollensky and will always recommend them and make it part of our steakhouse rotation.

JC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food1service5ambience4

Service was very good and so was the ambiance at the restaurant. However the food was average. I ordered the angry shrimp which was very good and so was the asparagus but my steak which I ordered medium rare was burnt.
We’ll give it another shot as my wife enjoyed her filet so I’m hoping this was an anomaly.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely incredible food. The Wagyu tenderloin was absolutely tremendous. The lobster Mac and cheese was delicious. Will be back!

OT
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visita sorpresa a mi hijo en su universidad

Pasamos un rato super agradable con la vista al lago y disfrutando una deliciosa cena.

Pedimos el Tomahawk shop, Alaska king crabs, creamy spinach, crimini mushroom y carrot cake... todo estupendo

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A
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the most amazing meal here. Steaks were cooked perfectly and the crispy Yukon potatoes were delicious. Service was great and the view overlooking the water was perfect. Awesome wedding anniversary meal!

MH
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great all around experience

BC
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, from start to finish we had a wonderful lunch. It’s the perfect place for a business lunch!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top!!! Posto fantastico. È già la seconda volta che torniamo e non ci tradisce mai.

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TD
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service was outstanding. Great river views, great place to treat someone special.

J
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Birthday celebration ...
Our waiter was exceptional!!
The salmon was undercooked, raw in middle
which was very disappointing! ( Especially
Since I requested it to be well )

A
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Classic restaurant with a nice view of the river. Steak was cooked appropriately with a nice char.

TW
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Diane was very personable and described the menu along with the special perfectly. Diane was excellent! It was an enjoyable evening.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great view. Ask for a table that faces the river.

PR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere!!! Great food!!! Great service!!!

KR
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!

SH
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was our waiter. Never had a better one...anywhere! Great waiter...great person!!

BQ
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great location, always good food. I am not sure why I'm required to write a review of more than 50 words so this is filler

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Ambiance was spectacular. Nice place for a business gathering, since it was quiet, comfortable and with an incredible view.

RS
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

excellent view, good service, good food… a Little bit expensive

SM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Very friendly staff

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