Wollensky's Grill

4.5
461 reviews
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Focused on today’s more social, casual and impromptu dining needs, Wollensky's Grill offers bites of culinary intrigue to excite the palate and awaken the senses. Paying homage to an American look with a global culinary perspective, the revived lower-level speakeasy setting displays scrubbed oak hardwood, antique lighting and expansive all-glass riverfront dining—for a lively place to connect, unwind and spark conversation.
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Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I go to Wollensky's Grill several times a year, and this was probably the weakest visit. The Steak in the French Dip was very dry and salty: barely edible. Very disappointing. In addition, when we asked for some of their delicious bread before the meals came, we were told that it was only available upstairs at the main restaurant, making us feel like second class citizens. Questioning whether I'll return.

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Charlotte
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service from the time I walked in the door, throughout my entire meal. Great steak, love the chimichurri sauce.

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PP
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Nice place on the river , cheaper than the restaurant upstairs but good food

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W
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. Mike always waits on us and he is great. The food is always perfect and the drinks are strong.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Had a/c going, asked to turn it down and they didn't do nothing, then food came in and got cold quickly because of the a/c blasting, didn't enjoy my food because it got cold so quick!

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RE
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great View. The frite Filet was cooked to perfection. Waiter was very engaging and very helpful with selection.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great! Enjoyed the food, drink, and view. A little loud because there was a Derby party the night we went. Would go again.

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KH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My friend and I were very pleased at every aspect of our visit there. We had a great table facing the water, the food was top notch and the service was attentive. Since we had almost randomly picked the place, we were beyond thrilled at how well it worked out. It's just noisy enough that I'm not sure I would call it romantic, but we were still able to have a great conversation.

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M
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic service specially spoiled by Theresa .

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DK
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, superb views, and excellent service. We had a great evening!

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D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great views of the river. Food was good, but not enough of it. For $42 you get an 8 oz filet (looked smaller) and a handful of fries. If you are a big eater, you will need to get sides as well. Service was outstanding. They split a bowl of lobster bisque for us to share. My husband was still hungry when we left. Mostly because we didn't order vegetables and other sides/appetizers. Very nice place to dine.

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LM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Good food and atmosphere. Place is a little tired. Great view but we sat inside - outside is better but is was too cold. Waiter was super attentive.

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B
Chicago
104 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you to Malissa and Rachel, great service and friendly conversation, very much appreciated

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CA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good views, great views, reasonably priced

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

Great place. Will go back!

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EK
Austin
3 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! I think most forget about the Grill option (lower level of Wollensky's Steakhouse), but honestly the best views right on the water, fantastic food, and amazing service. We will be back!

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good stuff

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C
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic venue. Excellent view right on the river and outstanding servixe

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E
Hawaii
11 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience. Server gave appropriate level of attention. Great food and wonderful views.

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 26, 2019

Thank you Emjai, for the wonderful review. Hope to see you again soon.

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F
Chicago
63 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Last time we went to Wollensky’s Grill it was a disaster. We decided to give them another try since it’s close and we were hungry. Thankfully they redeemed themselves! Burger was cooked perfectly and fries were hot this time! Mussels to start were also delicious. Wait staff was much better this time around as well.

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Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed many wonderful dinners at Smith & Wollensky—love the lamb chops and the bone in ribeyes, and they always serve great cocktails—Paloma Rosa is my fav!—but the other night we were wanting hamburgers and decided to go to Smith & Wollensky—they did not disappoint!!! As I anticipated, they are just as great a burger and beer place as they are a steakhouse:)

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 26, 2019

Thank you so much... sometimes a burger and a beer hits the spot!!

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Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a beautiful night on the Chicago River. Great food and fun!

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MV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best steak in the city is the cajun ribeye! Perfect view of the river and great cocktails!

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 26, 2019

Mike, Thank you so much for the very kind review. I do agree the Cajun Ribeye is the best!!

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A
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service & even better food. Would definitely recommend!

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 21, 2019

Amanda, Thank you for the wonderful review and we are so pleased you enjoyed the dining experience.

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Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent hostess, service and food. As usual!
Thanks for a great afternoon!

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 21, 2019

We are so glad you had a good time!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great service,great atmosphere!! Our first time. We will be back!!

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 21, 2019

We look forward to your next visit! Thank you so much for the lovely review!!

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S
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a table right by the river. It was raining but we still enjoyed the view. You can order off the grill menu or the regular S&W menu or both. My husband ordered the shrimp bisque soup. It came to him cold but they brought another one right away. We both enjoyed our meal and he ambiance of the Wilensky Grill! Prices are a little cheaper than upstairs and you still can enjoy a good steak.

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you so much for the very kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed dining with us .. and so sorry about the soup.

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AF
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience, can't wait for my next meal there!

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 21, 2019

We can't wait to see you again also!! Hurry back!

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JC
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and atmosphere ....a must try!!!

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you so much James!

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s
Atlanta
61 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thresa is the best hostess and Patrick our server did a great job

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 21, 2019

Thank you Sean, I will share your kind words with Teresa and Patrick

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P
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service. Great food. Reasonable wine list. Loved the tour.

Wollensky's Grill
Responded on March 21, 2019

We are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us and were able to get a tour. Hope to see you again soon.

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p
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent meat. .

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LF
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, amazing service, great atmosphere, lovely view sat right next to the window.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Manager was amazing!

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DM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Already have been recommending it
Great food, would come back again

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KG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Steak needed to be cooked more (ordered medium and received too rare). Fries and Asparagus were too cold - had to ask for fresh fries when steak was brought out the second time. Fries still not very good - very hard (overcooked) and asparagus overcooked and soft. Management was nice as was server but not the steak experience I was expecting.

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Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 4

Good burger, lots of onion rings

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Cincinnati
136 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was outstanding and the service was excellent! It could not have been more perfect.

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SB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service, excellent ambiance highly recommended

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TB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 4ambience 2

The best thing about our experience was the view overlooking the river. Service was great. Just average quality food was grossly overpriced. Two, small filets, two drinks and one vegetable side order for just a little less than $200. (Including tip). No desert or coffee. Will not go back.

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