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About Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

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.

318 North State St
Marina City
Chicago, IL 60611
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Monday through Thursday: 11:30am–10pm

Friday and Saturday:

11:30am–11pm

Sunday: 11:30am–10pm

Cross Street:
North Bank of Chicago River

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 670-9900

Website:
http://www.smithandwollensky.com/

Catering:
We have 6 different private dining rooms that will accomodate parties of 7 to 300 guests.

Parking Details:
Valet parking is offered directly in front of our entrance.

Public Transit:
State/Lake, Grand

Executive Chef:
Victor Newgren

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

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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.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.0

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Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Waterfront (108)
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Good for Anniversaries (82)
Good for a Date (78)
Business Meals (78)
Romantic (62)
Good for Birthdays (59)
Notable Wine List (53)
Great for Outdoor Dining (50)
Pre/post Theatre (40)
Good for Groups (37)
Bar Seating (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Quiet Conversation (28)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Authentic (21)
Cozy (21)
Casual (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Great for Lunch (18)
Fun (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (16)
Creative Cuisine (15)
People Watching (14)
Paleo Friendly (12)
Seasonal (12)
Sunday Lunch (12)
Happy Hour (11)
Late-night Find (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great Beer (6)
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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 2 days ago

Steak was undercooked and mushrooms were cold. Service was impeccable though!

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·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was Great as usual.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 6 days ago

First time here for us. I tried the bone in dry aged strip. Done exactly medium rare and one of the best steaks I have ever had. Will be back the next time we are in Chicago.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Exceptional service with a great view of the river. The dry aged bone in ribeye was the best steak I have had in a very long time.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

We had the Wagyu beef, asparagus, and a 1/4 pound of crab legs. The beef was definitely the best item. It was not only perfectly cooled, but had the most delicious crust on it. The crust did not cover up the perfect flavor of the delicious, high-quality, perfect beef, it only added extra texture and some salt. Great service too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Terrific service! Great food. You can't miss with this Chicago classic. Best steakhouse in town. Awesome wine list.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Waterfront, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Our food, as usual, was amazing. Our cheesecake, as usual, was not. We keep trying to give the cheesecake a chance, but we just need to give up on it...it's not good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Cozy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We dine here often before the theater always excellent and the waiters are extremely professional with a flare of fun!
Also the guy who checks to see you are enjoying your experience is fun and has a great sense of humor, I need to catch his name as I have talked with him several times!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Did NYE dinner, beautiful view, great food & service & fun NYE festivities. Would do again!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We were in a room with three other large tables. One of which requested a Bluetooth speaker play 90s indie rock until I couldn’t take it anymore and asked it to be moved closer to the large party requesting the music. We had a seafood tower which was okay but ordered steaks for our entrees and they were phenomenal. Cooked perfectly and would rank up there with the best I’ve ever ordered in a restaurant. We had a decent New Years evening experience but the value was questionable.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE romantic dinner for 2 did not happen. A large group took over with an energetic noise level and it was difficult to talk to my date. Food was good and our server Taylor was outstanding. If this wasn't traditionally a great place to go, I would have to rethink my next visit.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Special Occasion
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Per one of the servers suggestions, I ordered one additional scallop but they doubled my order instead. There was also a loud, inappropriate table next to us and none of the staff addressed it. Otherwise, the food was great and they accommodated our request to sit next to the window, which was nice.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great experience from beginning to end and the food was excellent

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Service was top notch and the food was amazing. I proposed to my Fiancé in the restaurant that evening of New Year’s Eve. She said yes so that made the experience much more enjoyable.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on January 1, 2018

NYE, parents night out

Party sitting behind us was obnoxious, inappropriately loud.

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Amazing as always. Our favorite restaurant.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent experience. Great service. Perfectly prepared steaks. Great sides. A bit noisy.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Everything that they do here is top of the line, from the cocktails to the dessert. The Steaks were cooked perfectly, and the sides all compliment the meal very nicely. This is the best steak house I have eaten at.

Tags: Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Everything was perfect! The restaurant was cozy yet classy. The sides were definately fit for two people, so do not get carried away with ordering sides. I love this place.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

My husband and I dined at Smith and Wollensky for NYE. They were busy, that was expected. We did have a reservation. Our waiter was excellent, as were the steaks. The tables were somewhat close, you felt as though you were dining with your neighbors. All in all, the food was delicious and that's is the important part.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A little disappointed about not being able to bring my own wine

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Service was great! Being New Years Eve, there were balloons at the ceiling for decoration that kept popping very loudly every fee minutes which was not ideal! Steak was underdone and other food was luke warm. Overall a little disappointed.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our server was fantastic

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Thanks for the awesome birthday dinner and the chocolate cake

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

I've been here twice now, the food and service is always exceptional.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Scenic View, Kid-friendly, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Waterfront, Great Beer, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a great family dinner there on a bitterly cold night! Our waiter was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. Great Chicago atmosphere!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

The hostess was rude, apparently she did not belong there as she was not friendly. The waitress was one of the best waitresses that I’ve had serve me in a long time. She was definitely 5 star. The steaks were amazing, seafood was delicious but not the best I’ve had. Understandably as this is known as a steakhouse and not a seafood restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Christmas dinner was amazing! Great service and mouth watering food and drinks.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Had a reservation for Christmas Day dinner. Our table was by the window which would normally be great but it was freezing outside and their insulation isn't brilliant. Our server was knowledgeable and helpful in choosing cocktails and explaining the menu, especially the steak choices. We went with the double bacon-wrapped filet and the coffee and cocoa rubbed steak. The latter didn't come out as nice as we had hoped but still tasted good. We shared a couple of sides as well as the split pea soup and Caesar salad to start. We took the coconut layer cake home for dessert.it was amazing! The cocktails and wine were good but expensive. Still, I would recommend this place over many other steak houses.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Cuisine was excellent as well as the wait staff. Everything was over-priced ($24.00 for a chocolate martini?) but if price is no object, then this is the restaurant for you! We were early for our reservation but were seated immediately. Our waiter, Zaid, was professional and made menu suggestions which we appreciated. He was not pushy or overbearing. The manager came to our table to ensure everything was to our liking which was a very nice touch. We will definitely be back for a special occasion.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Great service . Amazing food . Best Christmas Day dinner ever. Lovely atmosphere. We will definitely return here . We flew over from London to spend our Christmas in Chicago and we had the best food here. We would definitely recommend a visit here if you are in Chicago. Thankyou so much for making our day .

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

An overall great experience.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

One of the best steak restaurants in chicago. Great cocktails and an extremely wonderful staff.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Waterfront, Sunday Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fun
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 (Orlando)·Dined on December 25, 2017

We had an amazing Christmas dinner here with our Chicago family. The waitstaff and bartenders were so attentive. We had several appetizers with our dinner and dessert and everything was perfect!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

What a great dinner! Service was spectacular- the steak and sides were great! We have been to many steak restaurants here in chicago- and this was among the best!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Went for lunch on Christmas Day with a small family group. Met all expectations. Excellent steaks prepared exactly as requested. Attentive, knowledgeable but unobtrusive service. Full but not noisy. Just what we were looking for.

Tags: Waterfront, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was the fifth time we've gone to S&W to celebrate Christmas and my sister's Christmas birthday. Once again, the food and service were terrific.

Tags: Special Occasion, Waterfront, Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Amazing food, the best service! We will be back! steaks were the best I’ve ever eaten

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

For us it was the Christmas Dinner and my mum‘s first time in Chicago. Being European we are not really used to the American way of dining, thats why we considered the restaurant as really loud.

Food was superb! Service very good.

Unfortunately the wine card was taken away before we could order so we ended up without wine for the main. We asked for the card but then it never found it‘s way back to the table.

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