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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

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4.6

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Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (90)
Waterfront (90)
Scenic View (83)
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Good for a Date (80)
Good for Anniversaries (72)
Business Meals (71)
Romantic (60)
Good for Birthdays (55)
Notable Wine List (44)
Pre/post Theatre (34)
Good for Groups (31)
Quiet Conversation (31)
Bar Seating (31)
Worth the Drive (27)
Fit for Foodies (27)
Cozy (26)
Authentic (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (24)
Hot Spot (21)
Casual (19)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Great for Lunch (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Fun (14)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Seasonal (12)
Sunday Lunch (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Paleo Friendly (9)
Late-night Find (7)
People Watching (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Great Beer (7)
Great for Brunch (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
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 (Miami)·Dined 2 days ago

Awesome IGOR is the man !

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·Dined 3 days ago

Best strakhouse in Chicago I think

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 (Miami)·Dined 3 days ago

My boyfriend and I stumbled upon this gem on yelp. We were pleasantly surprised at how tasty our steaks were. We usually go to Chicago Cut if we are looking for a good steak in that area. However, we may be hitting up Smith & Wollensky more regularly. Great spot!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined 4 days ago

On the evening of February 7th 2018, my wife and I were celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary at the Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse located in the Marni City Towers in Chicago Illinois. I brought my wife to this restaurant a few years ago for her Birthday, and thought that she would enjoy dining here again, as the last time was sooooo very memorable.

We arrived and were seated immediately at a table that afforded us a wonderful view of the Chicago River. Our waiter (who seemed a bit cheeky…but in a very good, humorous way) made us feel comfortable and ‘at home’ as he told us the specials for the day.

My wife started with the Lobster Bisque Soup and I had an Iceberg Wedge Salad (both of which were wonderful). I then ordered the Signature Bone-In Filet (which I devoured and thoroughly enjoyed) and the wife had the Veal Chop Milanese (which was sooooo huge, she needed a ‘doggie bag’ afterward).

From the starters to the Main Course, the service was second to none. Although there were several others being served during our time there, we felt like the only diners. That was how special the staff made us feel, without hovering or being somewhat clingy. Everything about the dining experience was professional, friendly, and courteous.

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I dined at Smith & Wollensky for Valentine's Day. Upon entering we were warmly greeted by quite a few members of the staff. The hostess checked our coats and was very friendly. We were seated right away. Our waiter Juan V. welcomed us told us he'd give us a few minutes to look over the menu and he'll be back to take our order. Shortly after he left us a party of 5 was seated right next to us. Juan was their server also. My husband and I began talking and got wrapped up in conversation when we realized that the party of 5 was being served their drinks and placing their food order. Our order had yet to be taking. Our server had never retired, not even to take our drink order. Just as we were discussing leaving because of the service, Juan came over and apologized. I believe he saw the frustration on my face. Juan apologized and explained that the large party took up a little more of his time then expected. He took our drink order and came back fairly quickly to take our food order. I was prepared to leave a bad review here but Juan redeemed himself and the restaurant. I understand the service industry so I'm aware that theirs always a opportunity to turn a bad experience into a great one and Juan did just that, he more then compensated for the inconvenience he felt we had experienced and made the rest of the evening superbly enjoyable and we'll definitely dine at Smith & Wollensky again. Thank you Juan my husband and I had a Valentine to remember ❤️

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 (Chicago)·Dined 4 days ago

Great service

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·Dined 5 days ago

Everything was great accept the vegetables were not temperature hot.

Tags: Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

One of my favorite steak houses in the city. I think some of the typical local favorites are over rated and S&W maybe doesn’t get the credit it deserves because it’s a chain, but it’s easily in my top 3. Service is excellent. Staff is knowledgeable, attentive, and not at all pretentious. Great wine selection. Unlike some places, I’ve never had a dish or steak there that I didn’t think was worth the cost. While I’ve loved every bite of every dish and never had any issues, I’ve seen staff bend over backwards trying to accommodate difficult customers to ensure their satisfaction. Overall great food, great service, and great location right on the river. Perfect for special occasions or just getting together for a nice meal with friends.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Overall the experience left me not very anxious to return. The service was great the restaurant itself was nice but the food left a lot to be desired. The steak was prepared improperly , even after it was sent back and lacked flavor. Most of the side dishes we had were good however. For the price I expected more being a steakhouse. The only reason I would go back would be for dessert. The dessert was amazing, but I don’t think that’s really enough to get me back. All things considered it wasn’t a mad experience, it’s just not one I’d like to repeat.

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

One of the best steak houses in the City, the sea food tower is phenomenal, great views, try it in the summer when outside seating is available.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (Chicago)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for lunch and the downstairs room was basically empty. But it has a beautiful view of the Chicago River and the meals were huge and delicious. We would certainly go back to this restaurant.

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was amazing, very romantic setting. We also had a great server who was very knowledgeable of the menu.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food was delicious

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·Dined on February 11, 2018

Anniversary

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2018

We had oysters and they were so fresh, the bread was warm an rosemary tasting. And awesome service!

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 7, 2018

Wonderful service & delicious steaks! Calm and nice on a Tuesday night.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View
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·Dined on February 6, 2018

Exceptional service from the staff (Jesus). Really loved the special touch of providing a birthday card for the birthday ladies and the huge slices of birthday cakes. You all are awesome!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Hot Spot, Fun, Waterfront, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Healthy, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Every year my husband and I start the weekend off with lunch at S&W. Seems to be more disappointing every year. Restaurant Week menu seems to be headed downhill for the last few years. I think this run might have come to an end with S&W.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 4, 2018

very accommodating when asking for different things and good wine and food suggestion from the servers

Tags: Cozy
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·Dined on February 4, 2018

This was by far the best steak I have had in my life.

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·Dined on February 4, 2018

Our server Kristi was amazing and we definitely will request her again when dining in the future. As always, Smith & Wollensky's delivered an amazing meal. I had the Filet Oscar and my boyfriend had the dry-aged NY Strip. He said the dry-aged steak is a must have here!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Always a great experience at S&W! Food it's always always top notch! Service second to none!

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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We were there during Restaurant week. They had a special that was salad, steak and dessert for $44. It was great. The mini IceBerg lettuce wedge was great and the the petite filet was perfect. I had the coconut cake and it was very tasty.

This was our 3rd time there and each time it has been great!

Tags: Scenic View, Cozy, Good for a Date, Waterfront
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great experience, excellent service. The rib eye steak I ordered was a perfect med rare. Very satisfying. I also recommend trying the soup of the day. Today was smoked potato soup with house-made beef bacon. Sooo delicious!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

Great value for Chicago Restaurant Week. Thank you!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Service was excellent, as was every entree. There were 4 at our table, and all enjoyed tremendously. The filet was perfect, the salmon excellent. A wonderful experience.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Had a delicious dinner from their restaurant week menu. Wedge salad, filet and coconut cake were top notch. We were celebrating a birthday and our server, Gerald, was fantastic and treated us to a huge piece of birthday cake. We’ll definitely be back.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Took a customer here and had an awesome steak. Service was excellent. S&W is always a great meal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Waterfront, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The staff were very friendly and accommodating. It was our 25th Anniversary and they made it very special for us❤️

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2018

The view was magnificent. We had a window seat!!! The proportions were good and staff professional. I was following a strict diet plan and the waiter was patient and professional with all my questions. I definitely have this as a go to restaurant now.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Always wanted to try this restaurant. Took advantage of restaurant week and I’m so glad we did. The food, service and scenery were probably one of the best i’ve Had. My wife and I will definitely be back. We definitely were not disappointed

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Service was great and dining with the view of the river was really nice. The cup O bacon might be one of the best items ever. Just a little more expensive compared to some other steakhouses

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

The food was not good this time. Not sure what happened but we were no happy with our meal.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We enjoyed an excellent food in a great atmosphere and with a very good service
We will visit again in our next trip to Chicago!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2018

We always make an effort to go to Smith & Wollensky for its food and especially their coconut cake during restaurant week. I was disappointed when they changed their menu 2 years ago to remove the desert portion. However, I still recommend it to my friends to try it. Thank you... Open Table for making it easy to make reservations.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Waterfront, Business Meals, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Tampa)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Loved this place! Preferred it to Chicago Cut, as the steak was juicier and a little more tender. The ambiance was perfect and I will definitely be back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Arrived early and greeted by the host rudely and shuffled off to the bar, where we remained forgotten. Service was ok but too focused on heterosexual clientele. Would not go back despite good food.

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Amazing food and service!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Though expensive the steaks were magnificent. You can't get better. The service was excellent. Very comfortable setting and you can actually talk.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Groups, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Great for Outdoor Dining, Waterfront, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 27, 2018

My husband and I fly to Chicago for the weekend and we were very impressed with Sith & Wollensky's Steak House. The view of the river and the city lights was amazing. The food was great too.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Waterfront, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for a Date
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