Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.5
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
5318 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$31 to $50
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details
What 5318 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.5
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
85% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter, Gerald, was great!!! Very knowledgeable re the menu/specials/brand, and friendly! 😊

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary

B
Chicago
75 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants. Especially sitting outside on their patio. Our server (Mark) was AMAZING - patient, attentive, and accommodating.

Highly recommend

KS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

The restaurant was old and dated. There are a ton of steakhouses in Chicago and this should be skipped.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

La carne no fue lo que esperábamos, no estaba tan rica de sabor y el servicio muy malo, pedimos agua como 3 veces y cuando acabamos de comer la trajeron
Muy caro para la calidad de comida y servicio

Report
OT
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

The location and service was great, sadly the range of dishes and value for money was not entirely great. We had a very ordinary bottle of red wine that was beyond expensive. I would not frequent this place because of the prices and limited menu.

OT
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a date night with wife and I. Great time and experience. Will go agin.

TH
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The steak was chard, Steak 48 is a better choice for the money

TR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 1

Overpriced but justifiable by views and location. Waiter not friendly or informative. Killed about 2 dozen fruit flies while eating a $65 steak. Would not recommend.

KK
Detroit
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the riverfront location and fabulous view from our second level waterfront table. The hanging tomahawk Waygu beef was the finest steak we’d ever experienced and plenty to share for the 4 of us. And the seafood tower for four was fresh and delicious and be careful with the Atomic horseradish-it’s out of this world! Dessert portions are huge and aught to be shared. Our server Laura was exceptional. We would definitely recommend this fine steakhouse!

C
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It's not cheap. But it's worth every penny.

My wife and I both had the filet - mine was Oscar with a lobster tail. The steaks were tender enough you could almost drink them through a straw. The roasted beets appetizer was excellent. JJ was friendly, attentive, and answered all over our questions without any of the pretentiousness you can sometimes find in restaurants of this caliber.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The four of us ordered steaks and every one of them had absolutely no flavor. The best part of the meal were the salads. Definitely not worth the $50 to $68 per steak. Would not recommend if you are really craving a delicious steak...as we were!

OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. The filet was cooked exactly how I ordered it. The truffle Mac n cheese is so good. Great choices of wine and drinks. Food was out to our table within 15 minutes of ordering. We will definitely be going back next time we are in Chicago.

PR
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great venue to celebrate my wife's birthday. Good service, great food!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent evening out on the town!
Good food and ambience.
Thank you

PG
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for lunch and it was great, we were seated outside, food was delicious, service super friendly and helpful overall very pleseant

MW
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

As usual, the steaks, sides and libation were typical of this particular restaurant's excellence in the realm of high end steak houses. I highly recommend Smith and Wollensky Chicago

ME
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and beautiful view. We sat outside. We needed to be out on time to see a show and our waiter made sure it happened. Walking distance to the CBIC theater.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wedding celebration

PG
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I was a little disappointed at first, I requested a window seat and they sat us on the 2nd floor near the window by the patio doors and you couldn't enjoy the view because you had the outdoor seating area which was closed because of the cold weather. My husband went and asked if there was another table by the window so they got us a spot on the 1st floor in the Grill portion and then we got a good view of the river by the window. The service was great, the food was great. The noise level in the Grill portion of the restaurant can get very loud, the loudness was not so great. My husband was disappointed that they took the steak on the salt bed off of the menu. The overall experience was good.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was superb food was great!!

KC
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Brittney our server was great! Gave us good recommendations ! It was our first visit to Chicago and we will definitely come back here again!

GH
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The grill one level below has an awesome view of the river - the staff was fantastic - very attentive - food wasvsuperb

RP
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waitress was outstanding food was the best. One of my favorite places to eat. You can’t top this place!

ET
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful service. The staff all work in sync. We had the porterhouse and the two of us could not finish it. The tempura Alaska King crab legs were delicious as well. Don't forget the Massive chocolate cake. We also got the coconut cake and it was light as air.

GG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Overpriced and poor service. Outdoor patio only redeeming point

JS
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We really enjoyed the food and atmosphere! They were able to find us a table by the windows on the river per our request. Watching the boats go by and seeing the city lights was great. The steak and lobster Mac n cheese were to die for!!! So good!

b
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was superb.

I
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Incredible ambiance and atmosphere! Service was stellar! Romantic river view! Lovely time.

A
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our anniversary and the staff went above and beyond to accommodate our requests. Great food and service. Will be going back next time we are back in Chicago.

KM
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 4

The service was amazing and the views of the river make the experience good but the steaks were overcooked and the sides were bland. A good place to go for a glass of wine on the patio but not the quality of food you should expect in Chicago

D
Hawaii
62 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the second year we’ve gone there for birthday dinner. The Pea soup is fabulous. We ordered the “bacon” on the appetizer menu which was one of the best items I’ve ever tasted. I had the bone-in New York steak and it was cooked to perfection. The other party had a filet mignon which was also absolutely delicious. The service was impeccable. We had great ( house ) wine and great cocktails so I highly recommend Smith and W for every day dining and especially a birthday, anniversary etc.

RA
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always! View, service, drinks, and food!

A
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server James was amazing! He made us feel very comfortable and we had an amazing time celebrating our first year of marriage. We will definitely come back.

MC
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was excellent

IL
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This was easily the best steak that I have ever eaten. Will absolutely be going here again if I am in the Chicago area. Very knowledgeable waiter.

LC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a beautiful experience, great food, accommodating staff, ambiance, my husband had a beautiful birthday dinner excellent steak and superior Brut and a cake as big as his

M
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service great food and a nice atmosphere

JB
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tried to get a reservation at Gibson’s, couldn’t get in so we decided to go here. It was a bit pricy but hot damn was the steak delicious.

JA
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Steak wasn’t cooked right. Asked for medium rare. Came out medium plus.

1
2
3
133

Tweets by Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago