Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.6
6727 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6727 people are saying
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4.7
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4.7
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KairaC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service, best Caesar salad I’ve ever had!

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LisaM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a great meal! The shrimp cocktail & sauce were absolutely delicious!

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LindaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was very good (bone-in filet was outstanding). Service was exceptional. My only complaint is in sitting down at the table I am greeted with a sheet of paper telling me that I have one hour and 30 minutes to occupy said table, at which time I will be presented with the check. This does not constitute a warm welcome and the 'stress' of this demand made me uneasy during what was otherwise a pleasant experience.

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Xand
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Very pleasant atmosphere on the terrace overlooking the river. All staff we encountered were friendly and helpful.

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Guille
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excelente y tradicional restaurante de Carnes, muy buen servicio y la comida es estupenda

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KathyW
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The best lobster I have had. It was a little warm in the restaurant but it was a very hot & humid day other than that it was perfect

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Paul
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and delicious food! Our server was very helpful with recommending menu items for our first time dining here.

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vipHenryD
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reliability in dining options is so important. I value the fact that one can depend upon S & W to perform consistently well...food...service...always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We received a table with a view for my husbands birthday. The customer service was excellent and the experience was a great one overall.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We got a nice table by the window! The day was beautiful and we enjoyed our meal! Andre was very nice and helpful!
The porterhouse was huge and perfect for our party of 4!

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JenniferB
Indiana
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious! Service was great and drinks were wonderful!

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Barbara
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

James was great as waiter, everything was delicious.

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vipWillM
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

phenomenal food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

We ate outside on the River and it was a beautiful atmosphere. Our waitress was not polished, kept asking us to repeat our order and drinks. For the prices and food quality, they need waitresses/waiters with high level of communication skills. Our waitress wasn’t... she seemed annoyed when we would ask for things. You’d never get that at The Chicago Cut! Attention to detail is a must!

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vipSheila
Chicago
33 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great patio looking out on the river! Part of the patio is covered if there is rain.

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ChristopherN
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food, best view of the Riverwalk, Noelle our server was spectacular!! Thank you for making our first trip to Chicago since COVID-19 such a positive experience!

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AHas
Austin
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Most of my steak was gristle and hard to cut much less eat. I would have expected a much tenderer meat for the price. Also they got the fineness reversed on our orders. Sides were overcooked

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super fun 16th birthday for my daughter. We sat outside with a great view of the river. Awesome time and great food.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Food was awesome, as well as my anniversary cheesecake!

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Charles
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great steaks, great cocktails, great wine, great view of the Chicago River. So nice to have this restaurant in Chicago!

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KathyL
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated our son’s 18th. Fabulous service and amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing dinner. It was my fiancé’s birthday and the server told us that the restaurant was buying us a dessert. We decided on the cheesecake. Then the man sitting next to us said he wanted to send us a coconut cake for dessert. So we figured we were getting two desserts (there were 3 of us). Then the server said the man next to us bought is our cheesecake. So all in all the restaurant charged the man for the dessert they offered to us for free, and we never got the coconut cake. We felt that to be a little ridiculous after a $600 dinner for 3 people.

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HMart
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting Chicago from Texas. Great location, food excellent. Our waitress, Krista helped us navigate the menu and her recommendations were on point. Would definitely return.

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foodaddict
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific and right on the river—the location is unbeatable. S&W is an establishment, and I appreciated the wide variety of options. You can’t go wrong. Service was great and wine list was virtual, which made it kind of fun. I had the twin petit filet in prosciutto—delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excelente Cadena de Restaurantes una lástima que hayan cerrado en algunos lugares como En Las Vegas.

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Mark
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food choices, marvelous wine, exceptional service

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MarcF
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent steakhouse to splurge on, with fantastic food and service. Not surprisingly expensive, but if you're looking to celebrate and enjoy some finer things then you can't go wrong with this pick!

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vipMary28
Chicago
30 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The ambience is wonderful. Our table was near the patio and it was a beautiful night overlooking the river.

Our food was hit or miss. My salmon was just ok, steaks were wonderful and sides were mediocre.

i would go back but order steaks and salad only.

our server Malcom was terrific!

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Megan
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

We go to smith and Wollensky every year for our anniversary and it’s a big deal to us because it’s very expensive and we save it for a special day. This time we did not have a great experience. Our server was rude and unfriendly. He told us right away we have a 90 minute time limit. Really? We weren’t even sitting down for 5 minutes. We have been there during the middle of the pandemic and had great service and never told we have a limit. We are very disappointed with the service we go this past Saturday and for the money we spend to enjoy our dinner we should be treated much better than that. Very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been here before and love everything about this restaurant. Staff very friendly and accommodating and the views are spectacular.

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Nathan
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

2 of our 3 entrees had to go back to be re-fired.
The filet was under cooked, and the salmon was served almost raw.
They didn't charge us for the salmon, but I don't come to a fine dining restaurant and expect only 30% of our meal to be properly cooked.
Great service tho.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made the reservations for my parents, they had a great time! They loved the view, food, and service! Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12/10!! Incredible service and food was unbelievable. Also have beautiful views of the river. Must go!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Such a wonderful place to spend our anniversary! The shrimp appetizer was incredible and my filet mignon was great.

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MichaelOBrien
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

JJ is a fantastic waiter. The food sells itself, but service like his will bring us back

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BonnieS
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A+ views of river walk from table side window, flavorful food & drinks, engaging servers, prompt service, complimentary cheesecake for our anniversary! Was more $$$$ than the $$$ shown on reviews.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dave was our server and he gave the best service I have ever had in fine dining. Food and drinks were delicious and the views were unbeatable.

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Catlid
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Creamed spinach was the best! And our waiter 👍🏼

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OpenTable Diner
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

Celebrated my birthday. The table assign wa very good.
We had a great view.
Will come back soon

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It is a great place to go to for an official date.

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 6727 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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