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About Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Houston
Exclusive dining for Houston’s most exclusive village.
Situated in Houston’s affluent Highland Village, our traditional green-and-white steakhouse is more than a neighborhood icon, but one of the most desirable destinations in the Houston steak scene. Seating up to 350 guests and a perfect complement to the upscale shopping retail district, it’s the ultimate atmosphere for luxury dining and drinking.
Houston, TX 77027
Steakhouse, Steak, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Monday through Wednesday: 11:30am–11:00pm
Thursday through Saturday: 11:30am–1:00am
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Enhance the ambiance of your event while enjoying our full menu of dry-aged steaks and more in private dining rooms that each offer a uniquely different visual experience. From light and airy rooms for wedding receptions to richly decorated spaces for formal dinners, our private dining facilities offer options as individual as your guests.
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Smith & Wollensky Houston, described as casual elegance, is divided into intimate dining areas with polished wood floors and brass trim. The various rooms, which are utilized for both a la carte dining and private dining can accommodate from 8-120 guests.
Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Houston Ratings and Reviews
The experience was horrible. We were celebrating a birthday and the evening was ruined because of the lack of attentiveness. The waiter had too many tables so every time we needed something we had to flag someone down. We asked for the manager, he came by and kindly gave him the honest feedback to which he replied “this is a busy time of year for us and we have some people out sick and are understaffed”. No apology, no offers to do anything to make it better and never returned to see how things were. Horrible horrible service and will not return.
S & W has great steaks and salads, but otherwise, total failure. We ordered a side of mushrooms, that were cut too large and were so rubbery, even our waiter (rarely seen waiter) stated he hears that a lot. Due to the rare visits by our waiter, we got a supervisor/manager to fix our side order of mushrooms, which he promised to rush out.
He “rushed” then out, but we had finished dining 5 minutes earlier. The service was friendly, but embarrassingly bad. From the early “forgetfulness” to bring our wine, to the mushroom travesty, the service just sucked.
Gotta say, the steaks were great, but for $55, I expect a good experience dining, as well as a tasty steak. Lots of places to get a great steak in this town (for that price!), and we’ll be visiting them, and NOT S & W soon.
We were there for my daughter's birthday dinner. There was no acknowledgment that it was her birthday at all. While the waiter was attentive, since we've been to a couple of other steak restaurants recently, we were able to compare the difference with the other steak restaurants immediately. In 2 other restaurants, every time someone left the table, a waiter would refold the napkin to place back on the table. At S&W, the waiter merely move the napkin to the side while he brushed off crumbs at the table.
We ordered some appetizers - The beef bacon was divine, the foie gras was... boring and bland. 2 of our 6 steaks were over salted and one was so bad, that my daughter took two bites and ad to stop. Of the 4 sides we ordered, the truffle mac and cheese was the best. It was scrumptious and flavorful. Our other sides of mash potatoes, asparagus and cream spinach were fair. Nothing to write home about. Overall, a little disappointed with our experience.
Had Thanksgiving dinner and it was very disappointing. I’ve eaten at S&W before and always had a great experience but this was not. Service was very slow. Had to ask for status a couple times. Waiter sat a glass of water on the crack between two tables pushed together and spilled a glass of waters. We had to change tables. We were seated in the runway for serving staff. Had a cart they were putting dirty dishes on sitting right next to our table. Really??? Pay $400 for dinner and stair at a cart of dirty dishes half the time. Not good.
We went for Thanksgiving dinner - the food was very good, the service was impeccable - they did not rush us at all, it wasn't noisy - we could easily hear each other talk. We were always impressed with the bar service - great, friendly bartenders, and we're now also impressed with their table service. This is a neighborhood fav.
We recently went to Smith and Wollensky for a Sunday lunch in the bar/patio due to the great weather. This place may not be as trendy as the other steak places, but they never disappoint. The food and service was excellent. We decided to try some different items this time, and all were spot on- beef bacon, steak tartare, and angry shrimp. Of course, the waitstaff are always impeccably mannered. If you haven't been, the more casual seating in the bar/patio area is perfect for weekend bites.
The welcome, the food and the service is always excellent and your staff are always extremely accommodating and friendly towards our daughter.
The only issue that we have is the absence of changing tables in the restrooms. This makes changing a child more uncomfortable than necessary and often times will lead to us choosing a different restaurant that does make this inexpensive provision for parents of young children.
Other than that, we throughly enjoyed the experience.
This was our first experience at S&W and it was perfect! One cocktail at the bar turned into a full dinner experience!! Bar man was very knowledgeable and his passion for the quality of the restaurant was on display. Overall our experience was first rate and we will be back.
The waiter we had on Sunday evening was fabulous! He was very knowledgeable of the menu, made great suggestions, and very warm and welcoming. I do not recall his name, but I would allow him to serve me the next time I go back to the restaurant. He helped us to have a great experience.
The food is always wonderfully prepared, and the service is attentive and professional! We enjoyed a wonderful wine/appetizer pairing to begin our meal, then my husband enjoyed a perfectly cooked, Gongozola crusted steak, while I thoroughly enjoyed crab cakes that were definitely more lump crab than 'cake'. Our meal was made even more pleasant by the ambiance of the 2nd level seating of the enclosed patio(overlooking Highland Village). All in all, a wonderful meal!
We enjoyed the food at S&W. We both had filet mignon and they were tender and cooked just how we ordered them. The seasonal vegetable was corn with a mixture of Japanese seasonings and it was delicious! The truffle mac and cheese was pretty good as well. My only complaint was that it was freezing in the restaurant.
My wife and I used to go to Smith & Wollensky on a regular basis when we lived in the area and always had a great experience. Which is why we decided to go back for her birthday and we brought our seven year old son this time. The service was horable and the entree's came before we could even finish our appetizer which we paid $38.00 for. We just felt rushed when they grabbed the crab legs before we were done. My son and I ordered steaks and his was way undercooked and mine was medium instead of medium rare.
I would have said something to our waiter but he didn't show back for more than twenty minutes. It was already after 9:00 PM so we just decided to eat what we had and move on. I mentioned it to one of the managers on the way out.
The funny thing was that the only person who told my wife happy birthday was the hostess.
We spent over $300 and we just thought we would have had better service.
We will not recommend this restaurant to anyone at this time.
Certainly deserves to be in the list of Houston's top steakhouses. I went on a Friday night but the place seemed almost dead. The food was top notch as expected but not as good as I was hoping. For dessert their "Gigantic Chocolate Cake," the gigantic is an understatement.
We were early and seated immediately at 5:30 on a Saturday. The service was slow and I didn't understand that since there were only about 5 tables occupied. We ordered steaks and I ordered a salad. Steaks came out but the waiter forgot to bring me my salad. Amazing since we discussed exactly what I wanted on it. Steaks were cooked to order but had no seasoning or flavor. I will never go back and highly recommend Pappas steakhouse as the best place to get a steak.
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