This restaurant now offers Takeout

Bring the restaurant to you. Order and pay for food directly on OpenTable.

View Takeout menu

Smith & Wollensky - Wellesley

4.6
1027 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steak
Smith & Wollensky introduces its first suburban location, now open in Wellesley Square. The 225-seat dining room includes a 24-seat bar and lounge, an additional dining bar facing the Exhibition Kitchen, and three private dining rooms accommodating up to 100 guests. An outdoor patio is open during summer months.

The menu features USDA Prime steaks and filets, butchered and enriched through in-house dry aging for 28 days. Enhancements include lobster tail, Alaskan king crab and foie gras truffle butter. There is also a custom rotisserie offering prime rib, black truffle roasted chicken and more. Seafood includes shellfish towers, raw bar and seasonal seafood entrees. Salads offer add-on proteins such as steak tips, grilled shrimp, seared scallops and tuna. Bar fare includes Wollensky’s butcher burger, French dip and sliders and more.

The restaurant offers craft cocktails and a robust wine list of domestic and international selections, by the bottle and
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1027 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.6
service
4.5
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Waiter seemed agitated and overwhelmed.

LS
LoisS
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went for lunch with my adult grandchildren. Food was delicious. Lunch was reasonable but dinner is expensive. We enjoyed our meal very much

r
vipreneo
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love S&W and are these 1x week for date night. Favorite is tartare, bone marrow, wedge salad and the dry age steaks. The cocktails are very good and Tara the bar tender is great and fun to hang out with.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food! Awesome Steak.

JD
vipJoeD
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great but service was too slow and inattentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Naples
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was fantastic. The drinks were great. I think they were understaffed because of the pandemic. The wait staff was incredibly professional and very talented. Overall very good experience. You just have to be patient.

JP
vipJohnP
New England
72 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great addition to Wellesley MA, this restaurant is always a great place to dine at. The way your are greeted at the front door, the service at the bar or a table, the food and drink are always exceptional. It's just a really well run restaurant.

MR
vipMichaelR
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great food and great service, no doubt!

Very tasty but not so outstanding as one might by having this high priced cut.

(SIGNATURE USDA PRIME DRY-AGED BONE-IN RIB EYE 28 PLUS OZ.)

Maybe the side (SAUTEED MUSHROOMS) didn’t add to complete the expected experience, and some adequate sauce was missing.

But great cut!

f
vipfoodiesisters
New England
10 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff really made our anniversary special. And the food and drink were excellent! We will be back again!

M
vipMary
New England
18 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

VERY disappointing. We had a mediocre experience there recently, and decided to give them another chance. We will not be going back.
The waiter was friendly and competent. The Tanqueray cocktail was very weak, the coffee served was COLD, the food is standard, and very, very expensive, even considering the current supply-chain issues.
Someone at the restaurant (a Manager?) reached out to me after my previous review, and has not responded at all to my two emails.
Lots of employees on the floor/walking around, and yet plates sit on the table until the next course is being served and we have to juggle dirty and clean and hand plates to the flustered server. Unbelievable - especially twice in a row. No thanks.

W
vipWellesleymom65
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We missed Mickey, but great meal!

D
vipDiner
New England
22 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good as was service.

s
vipswensencrew
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best waiter ever! JC - service phenomenal just a wonderful dinner

BG
BobG
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the pleasure of being served by Sophia. Sophia did an excellent job! So glad we met her. Top notch service. We’ll be back & hope to sit at one of Sophia’s tables.

SF
vipStephanieF
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dinner at Smith & Wollensky as usual. The bone in rib-eye is to die for! My only complaint is they no longer have a bacon appetizer on the menu! Bring back the bacon! The scallops over bone marrow were mouthwatering and I almost ordered a second. Solid choice when we’re in the mood for a good steak and wine.

VW
VWhite
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great spot for a delightful lunch- service was terrific

HC
vipHilaryC
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server gave us really great suggestions about what and how much to order. She gave my friends bottomless cups of coffee refills which they loved. We were hoping for pie for dessert, but none on the menu. Oh well, all else was top notch! Steak was cooked to perfection.

W
vipWellesleymom65
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mickey rocks!
Food fabulous.
Fun night out!
Going again in two wks!

t
tkgwayland
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

We've been to Smith & Wollensky several times before and enjoyed it, but were very disappointed this time. The food was good but not great. My lobster was very dry. The demi glace was awful. The sides were great. But, the steaks were merely good. They were very rigid about substitutions and had very limited seafood and shellfish options. The service was fair. Our waiter was nice but clearly too busy too check in much. Not his fault, but the result is the same. We had to wait for a while whenever we needed something. Worse, however, the prices have been increased significantly to the extent that they are far more expensive than Ruth's Chris, Coach Grill, Capital Grille and the Federalist to the point that the steak prices are at least 50% more than the other steakhouses and sometimes two times or more the prices at the other nicer steakhouses. It's just not a good value by any stretch. In fact, the prices are just completely out of proportion to their competitors. If the food and/or service were better, it would be one thing, maybe, but they simply weren't, not at all. I even pointed out the disappointment with the lobster, but nothing was done about it. The waiter just said "it's a good thing you didn't order it for two like I suggested then." We came here for a special celebration and it was such a disappointment such that I sincerely doubt I would ever return. For the money, it's just not worth it. I have no issue with restaurants increasing prices, especially with Covid as many took a hit, but these prices are another thing entirely, especially with the food and service lacking. I would go to any one of the other better steakhouses before I would come back here, which is too bad since we used to come here from time to time, not often, but not infrequently either. We'll be gong to other steakhouses in the future.

s
vipsisjps1021
New England
38 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another phenomenal experience at S & W Wellesley. We had an outstanding waiter who went beyond the call of duty. Thank you, we will be back..soon!

M
vipMary
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We constantly had to ask for used/empty dishes to be bussed from our table. I often had to catch the eye of someone (a manager?) walking by for this. I had to ask more than once for more water - both times my glass was fully empty. Our waiter was helpful in choosing a delicious bottle of wine, and was not very visible on the floor to assist us with ordering/serving it. Service was lacking - food was good. I would give it another chance in the future.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service excellent except we were never brought bread or heard any acknowledgement that it was our anniversary

JG
JackG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great for lunch, disappointing for dinner. Filet lunch sandwich was great; dinner filet was ordinary. Salad and vegetable sides very good. Tables at front haver nicer ambiance than back room.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
17 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, experience and food - all excellent!

R
Rocky
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Attentive and friendly server, Mickey. Managers went out their way to make sure we were happy. High quality food, nice presentation.

h
viphithere
New England
59 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

it is annoying to be rushed through this very expensive meal with constant, frequent l requests to choose menu items and clear them
if the place is so packed, enlarge it ;but do not harass your customers

EH
ElizabethH
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and wait staff was wonderful. They were helpful with suggestions

AK
AaronK
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Smith and Wollensky used to be our go to place. We've been going since right before getting engaged to the Boston castle before they closed. We then started going to Wellesley. Unfortunately, it seems things have changed. I was very excited to see the reintroduction of the hash browns side to the menu. I was very sad to receive a little patty of hash browns. The portion used to be bigger. Same for the onion rings side. Now, I understand that prices have gone up for raw supplies, but for the price of the meal, I guess I expected more.

b
brianb
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great NYC steakhouse in the suburbs.

D
Dennis
Miami
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Way over expensive….
Food and service don’t match prices….
Should be tablecloths….no coasters….drinks messy on tables….
Steaks dry….
At one time a nice steakhouse….no more…

GH
vipGayleH
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great waiter, delicious food, will come afain!

DK
DannyK
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience3

When you’re paying $60+ for a steak, it should be fantastic. That’s not what we had. The filet was fine—a little north of medium rare, and a dash saltier than I prefer. The Wagyu was much better—really worth the $100 price tag and perfectly cooked. The sides were “meh.” Really nothing worth remembering (we ordered 4, so I feel like I got a good sampling), under-seasoned, and generally uninspired. I know that the steak is supposed to be the star of the show, but if the steak is worth $60, it should be served with whipped potatoes that are worth eating with it. The fries were especially disappointing—I had french fries at a greasy spoon diner that day for lunch, and I swear I couldn’t tell the difference—soggy and under-seasoned. I went in expecting the price tag, I just expected that the quality I got would be far beyond the other local steak houses in central MA, but it was not.

JB
JimB
New England
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice night out. Food and Staff are outstanding.

JM
vipJMBTGB
Charleston
66 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great steaks - wonderful service and a nice restaurant to visit.

JS
JanetS
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great spot for special occasions !

TM
TimMcD
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Attractive indoor, outdoor, and bar seating. Our hostess was gracious and welcoming. Our server, Zuzu, was extremely pleasant, attentive, and able to answer all our questions without hesitation. Food portions and quality were excellent. Great location with ample parking. We will be back.
Area of opportunity is to upgrade the interior. Decor and lighting are dated and for the price point, surrounding should be a bit more upscale.

k
vipkennethllaw
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I wish I could say it was out of this world and worth the spend but it absolutely was not. The service was attentive but a little slow but the food was not at all noteworthy. The dessert was quite good (large chocolate chip cookie in skillet)

LT
vipLisaT
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Karen was great. Food was amazing. It's a bit pricey but... We love it

H
vipHonest
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The server is very good and Professional.

MC
MeganC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ryan was our server and he was outstanding! Although, all the servers are great. We love this restaurant.

FAQs

Smith & Wollensky - Wellesley offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 992-5150.

Smith & Wollensky - Wellesley is rated 4.6 stars by 1027 OpenTable diners.

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.