Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.6
6831 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
What 6831 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and they catered to everything we needed! The price definitely makes up for the experience. Patios have a beautiful view of the skyline and lake

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DoreenR
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious! Waiter was great - good time!

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CarlosC
Dallas
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Best steakhouse in Chicago (And NYC & Vegas). Service, Quality and simply the best steaks!

Our first time at this location and it was the Best! We sat outside and had a fantastic time.

Thank you S&W for a memorable meal and experience!

DB
DillyBoy
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent wine and champagne selections recommended by our server. Food was delicious, with ample portions. Outstanding server and courteous Valet parking. A true winner in the Chicago tradition of steak and seafood.

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SteveM
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Our business team had a fantastic experience.

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jake
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My steak was cook as requested. My wife had salmon which was just ok. For the price I would expect more though and I would not recommend this place or return

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vipDine
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday
Kristy was our waitress. She was wonderful

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PriscillaR
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love it! Food was great and ambiance!

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MichaelH
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took my wife to celebrate her birthday. She loved it.

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Keke
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience3

Waiter was very rude and steak was not cooked as asked for. I was hoping for the money we paid we would have had better service. Such a disappointment

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

I usually tip 30% for good service, but this time I was planning on leaving 20% tip. However, to my surprise an 18% tip was already included with our check. I haven’t experienced this practice at other places in the area like Maple & Ash, Prime & Provisions, or Bavette's Bar & Boeuf.

I’m wondering if they limit themselves in that way to make up for the bad quality in food and service.

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LadyKRan
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing 16th year anniversary dinner! The staff at the restaurant were simply outstanding. We enjoyed great tasting food, great service, and great vibes. They made our night extremely special! We will be back soon!

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vipabc123456
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a really good place. Steak was cooked just right.

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Greg
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Everything was great except for our waiter’s attitude………it was horrible! It appeared that we were bothering him placing our order! I’ve been here a couple of times and never experienced anything like this before. Too expensive of a restaurant for a bad attitude!

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viphmorgan
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our server Igor was so attentive and nice!

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TomB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience5

Waitress was rude at the end and wanted us to leave that she gets another table. We felt pressured to leave

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FernandoM
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good 👍 Good 👍 👏 👌 🙌 😎 😌 👍 👏 👌 🙌 😎 😌 👍 👏 👌

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DionneL
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Lovely window table with view of the river as requested. Staff was great and so was food!!

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

Fabulous seating and view of the water. The wait staff was knowledgeable and accommodating.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were simply awesome. We sat outside with an incredible view of the river. The service was absolutely first rate and the timing between courses was perfect. The confit bacon and angry shrimp were awesome. The salads were great. The main courses were just perfect. All in all a fantastic Chicago dining experience!

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Kimberly
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I specifically requested a table by the window and the host says they're all taken. We then said we would wait until something opens up and she said it will take hours since most of them just sat down. We then ended up taking a table which was in everyone's way. We saw a table get up after 15 minutes of being sat down. We requested if we could move and apparently someone had requested that table after we had sat down. From there, everything went down the hill. Our server was extremely rude and barely checked on us. Once we got our food, she didn't check if it was cooked the way we wanted it nor check if everything was ok. Once we are done, didn't bother to box the food instead just handed me the to go box. When I looked around, she was very friendly to other tables and even boxed their food. Very disappointed since it was our anniversary dinner and visiting Chicago. I expected a better service! I would not recommend this place at all.

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tlw97j
Dallas
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for after work drinks and dinner with the team.

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DavidW
Seattle
18 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew was great!!! Made our anniversary very special!

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DorothyK
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food and view were fabulous as was our waiter.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing beat view outdoor in front Chicago River and Igor our server is fantastic

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MarianneS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was fantastic! The weather was great we sat on the patio, great food and service was a perfect dinner.

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RebB
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Very expensive but if you look behind the curtain, you will simply see the wizard.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great

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Kylee
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and dinner was great! Front of house staff was very helpful, friendly and courteous.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Nashville
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great location and view but felt rushed. Steaks were great. Truffle Mac and Cheese was almost too truffle forward. Lobster crab cake was very well executed with loads of crab and lobster claw. Dessert was standard New York cheesecake. I am not sure if the 90 minute seating limit is a city thing or covid thing but the waiter at times seemed too pushy and we weren’t lingering but we were done just before the 90 minutes. It was not relaxing.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great service - food was good. Ambience was mixed. Expected better for prices charged.

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ReemH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic restaurant with uncanny service and excellent food. The views of the Chicago River are amazing! Make sure to go here it’s worth it

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good food and good service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful time at a great location with excellent service and exquisite food.

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vipAlfon
Mexico City
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Steakhouse in front of the River. The food is outstanding and the service is great.

MB
MurlynB
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 3rd time to dine here. Each time it has been excellent in all areas of service. The food was excellent and served appropriately with good timing beteeen the appetizer and main course. The wine and seating were great! Can’t wait to return!
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MichaelW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Had a glitch which was a matter of miscommunication but the general manager rectified the situation. Lucy was instrumental and professional.

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Tracey
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best steaks in the city! The wait staff is always so knowledgable, whether you need a wine pairing recommendation, can't decide which amazing sides to order or are torn between which steak to get. Not a red meat fan? The fish is just as good! The lobster & crab cakes are amazing and their raw fish towers are impressive. You can always count on Smith & Wollensky to have consistent service, phenomenal food and the best views right on the river.

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BillH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food3service2ambience5

Don’t come here!!! Beautiful place on the Chicago River. Their ONLY focus is to turn every table in 90 minutes and that is in writing on the table. Management has aggravated so many patrons with this policy there were three people at the bar and barely a handful on the beautiful patio with NO people waiting. I will NEVER return here.

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 6831 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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