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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.6
4219 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Special Occasion
  • Scenic View
  • Waterfront
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Steak
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Hours of operation
Monday through Thursday: 11:30am–10pm

Friday and Saturday:

11:30am–11pm

Sunday: 11:30am–10pm
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Phone number
(312) 670-9900
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Victor Newgren
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Catering
We have 6 different private dining rooms that will accomodate parties of 7 to 300 guests.
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Cross street
North Bank of Chicago River
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Parking details
Valet parking is offered directly in front of our entrance.
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Public transit
State/Lake, Grand
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

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.

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What 4219 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.2
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5.0Dined 12 hours ago

The food, the service and the view were AMAZING! The portions were a great size for the price. I will come back next time I’m in Chicago. 5 out of 5!

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Fantastic meal and great service!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

The food here was very good, flavorful, met every expectation. The steaks were VERY good and cooked exactly right. The service was attentive, knowledgeable, and had great personality. I would dine here again for a business dinner or special occasion.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous food and great staff as always. My favorite place in Chicago For a quality dinner!

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Fantastic business lunch.
Great food, rapid and respectful service, easy reservation.
A MUST in Chicago !

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

The flavors of the steak are still happily dancing in my head! What they do to their fries are unbelievably tasty and quite literally the most delicious bread pudding I have ever tasted. I highly recommend this place. What a great surprise.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

An amazing spot! Food was awesome and service was spectacular!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

This is a nice place no doubt. The prices are high, service is good, appetizers were great, me Caesar salad was a 10. Steaks at $66 ought to be memorable-- these are great but not memorable. All in all Chicago has six or seven excellent steakhouse and S and W while great is just an iota behind them. More seafood choices would help. Still an enjoyable, tasty and pricey meal. I'll go back for sure

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Really enjoyable experience. Amazing service and delicious food. Even had some amazing carrot cake for dessert

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Mike was amazing! Very knowledgeable and attentive. Would def return!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Excellent food and service. Was a little cramped, but not a real issue. The service was spectacular. Would recommend and return (I've been a fan of S&W for a long time)

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Great place and service. Kind and friendly people. But the wagyu was horrible. Teo people including me had wagyu... a dissaster. We sens two back to the kitchen. If youbgobthere ask for the high rotation meat... other wise is a risk. We had a great time, this was just a black point.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great place. Great food! Not very busy for a week night

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great service, better steaks!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The food was great. The service was good. The dress attire worn by the patrons for a Saturday evening dinner was disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Loved my experienace! One of our guest in our party has a gluten allergy and our waiter was fantastic with letting her know her options. Waiter was again fantastic at making sure we were taking care of and enjoying the night. I had requested a window seat by the river since we were from Pittsburgh, and the hostess made sure To accommodate my request. I will be sure to go back when we come back to the Chicago!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Had a boned in Ribeye steak, asked for medium rare and nicely done! Though can’t finish but taste really good!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Probably the best filet mignon I’ve ever had. Most in our party would agree with that statement. Appetizers were also very good. Would highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Juan was exceptional waiter. He was prompt, conversational and made the night great.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was my nephews birthday and I was pleased that my request for a table by the window was accommodated. We had a great meal and the service was outstanding!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

It was a perfect place for my wedding reception!

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Not our first time here, have always loved to make reservations for Easter/ Christmas Eve dinner as the first floor dining is phenomenal. This time however we were sent to the lower level where the patrons were so loud coupled with music and seated practically on top of other diners lining the windows. In their defense, Loyola game had just finished an hour before but to leave the serenity of church and to be thrust into a bar scene with your children was not what we made reservations for.

Food is usually great ( bill was 500 dollars as we stuck to our original plan of ordering off the dinner menu and not the grill one) Server was upset that I asked for the music to be turned down.

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3.0Dined on March 31, 2018

I was not impressed. Lots of other restaurants in the area to choose from.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Fantastic place for lunch or dinner

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Our dining experience was one that heavily enjoyed. It was the first steakhouse I’ve been to in Chicago that had Au poivre sauce. Huge plus.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food expertly prepared, we had the prime rib and the filet mignon and both were savory and perfectly done. The quality of the food is matched by the beautiful view of the river. But the thing that sets this Smith and Wollenski apart is the amazing service! They make you feel confortable and at ease. It has become one of my favorite places in Chicago. Great place to relax and have a magnificent dinner. Looking forward to coming back soon!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

In Chicago for spring break. Waiter was very attentive. He miss heard one of the orders so made it right quickly and followed with a free dessert. Knew his wines also.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great restaurant sitting on the river. Service was excellent! Some of the best waiters I’ve ever had. While the food is a bit pricey (you’ll be spending a minimum of 30-50 dollars per person) it was THE BEST steak I’ve ever had. Must visit for steak lovers.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Vista del Río fue lo mejor por lo comida no volvería

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3.0Dined on March 26, 2018

not the S&W from other times. No bread was brought before our meal. Ribs were just ok, and so was the beef, but definetely not the S&W quality we expected. Had to send back the brussel sprouts, really tasted bad, as well as other vegetables we had. Service was really good and friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is hands down the most amazing food. I have eaten here twice and love everything they serve. The service is out of this world - We wanted for nothing. The steak melts in your mouth, the au gratin potatoes are to die for, and the bread is unbelievable. If you have the time and a little money go here! It is worth every penny!!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great steak

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great food, service and view of the river. Have been back there several times.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

My experience was very pleasurable everything was outstanding .everything I in vision when I made reservation. Thank you to all of my wait.staff for outstanding job ,look forward to my next visited to Chicago, thank you sincerely. Marilyn meriwether

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Not a very warm welcome when entering. Coat lady was very nice. Servers smock was very dingy not white. For the money it was just okay not over the top.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Great all around experience! We loved the atmosphere, had a fabulous view by the window , our server David, was great! Attentive and knowledgeable! The food was delicious..couldn’t have asked for anything more !

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Good food and service. Nice restaurant for any occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Terrific food and service. The waiter’s kindness in treating us to dessert in honor of my British friend’s first Chicago visit made our evening perfect!

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5.0Dined on March 21, 2018

The service and food were exceptional! Recommend the beef bacon and dry aged bone in ribeye.... outstanding!

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Always a real treat to enjoy dinner with friends/colleagues at S&W. The view is great and the food is always top notch. Try their caramel creme desert (believe it was called that). It won’t disappoint!

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