Wollensky’s Grill

4.5
519 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Wollensky's Grill is adjacent to Smith & Wollensky, the quintessential New York City steakhouse. Perhaps Zagat says it best: "Less highfalutin" and somewhat "cheaper" than its next-door big brother, Smith & Wollensky, this "casual" East Midtowner serves "dynamite" steaks and burgers in "high-energy" environs; it's especially beloved for its "late-dining" hours (open nightly till 2 AM).
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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice restaurant. Service was excellent. Food was delicious and was terrific. Highly recommend. Had a great time! I can’t say enough about their service. They are excellent!

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great as always

MS
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food, attentive service in an old New York room

JB
Puerto Vallarta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Service wasn't great. Spilled water on us twice. Pretty slow...

C
London
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I have been going to Wollensky’s Grill for many years. We are both native New Yorkers who have lived and worked in the UK for several decades. We try to get back to Manhattan 3-4 times per year and try to make a visit to Wollensky’s Grill at least once during our visits. Highlights are the shrimp cocktail and seafood entrees, delicious Bloody Mary’s, efficient staff and warm welcome by Paddy or one of the other maitres D’s.

We highly recommend this restaurant for anyone visiting NYC.

AN
Memphis
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Friendly service, I give 4 just because they don't check on you that often. Which is great, but I do have to wait for a refill or if I need something at times. Amazing food and atmosphere!

B
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

This was the first time I ordered the lemon chicken Well done and it came 1/2 raw!
I also asked to have it cut into quarters and pack 1/2
It was cut in half

New waiter? New busboy?
Always love coming there

CG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating my husband’s birthday! Enjoyed sharing 3lb lobster & filet mignon. Everything was delicious!!

RV
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 4ambience 5

Great ambiance, great steaks, perfectly cooked, excellent dessert. We got a bottle of SW Cabernet that was a good surprise.
Nothing went wrong. It is crowded but for a reason. We will be back.

BG
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great bone in rib eye great Wollensky salad great creamed spinach great hash browns. Never disappointsm

HB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was excellent but never saw my waiter after the meal was delivered. Waited 20 minutes to pay.

BM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great first class experience. We had a blast.
The food was outstanding!

DP
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really nice restaurant, great food, nice ambience! Thank you to the Matre D for getting me a new steak. The first one came out burnt.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Bel ristorante di livello alto, nel cuore di New York, con atmosfera retrò. Purtroppo devo evidenziare una grave lacuna nel menù, per un ristorante così ricercato. Eravamo andati per gustare una prime-rib, ma quando abbiamo ordinato con nostra sorpresa era terminata, nonostante non fosse tardi. A dire il vero, la stessa cosa mi era già capitata in passato e ho il sospetto che la cucina ne prepari una quantità minima, non sufficiente per la richiesta. Visto il costo del ristorante, non mi aspetterei un risparmio su queste cose. Infine devo sottolineare anche che i camerieri erano piuttosto distratti: quando avevo bisogno ho dovuto aspettare molto tempo per essere ascoltato.

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ED
Miami
29 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far the best burger in NYC. Why would you go to Shake Shack when for the same cost you will eat at one of the best steak houses.

TS
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the third time I’ve been to Wollensky’s Grill (each time I’ve visited New York) and everything I’ve eaten there is amazing! Even the Smith & Wollensky Cabernet was delicious with our steaks.

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It is our favorite for steak.
The food is always so well cooked and the service is great.
I never had the steak sauce before on my Filet Mignon and it was absolutely delicious.
The carrot cake is so special and the serving size is quite generous.

A
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

its a great place to have a stake, been there so many times we don't get sick of it. love love love the restaurant. thank you

CF
London
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 5ambience 5

They had an off night. I have been going here for 28 years and this was the most inadequately prepared steak I have ever had. I am going back but they need to check their quality control this time.

TH
Manchester
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive service, the food was lovely but if being honest it was very expensive

A
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The steak was NOT GOOD

RG
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 4

We sat at the grill side this past trip to NYC . My husband got the burger it was way over cooked and they brought it out completely plain when it was supposed to have fixings like cheese and bacon. My daughter got the Mac and cheese side and they gave her plain noodles no cheese or butter . They were not too great with my youngest sons food allergy either . But that all falls on the server, ours was just not serious about it . And she messed the orders up I think . My 2 sons got the filet and t was perfect . Steak salad was great as well. I would try again maybe it was a bad night to try .

OT
Portland
6 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great laid back casual grill beging the flagship restaurant

J
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 4

All three of our hamburgers were overcooked. Maybe since it was the 4th of July they were short handed.

j
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still the best around.... roast bef hash where it's at

CR
Wilmington
46 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

It’s fun to hit S&W for a late dinner after a show, and the service was good and it was a fun atmosphere. Having said that, the prime rib was first over cooked, sent back, and then came back raw. The creamed spinach, was a soup that seemed to come out of a blender. Quite disappointing.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Over priced compared with other steak restaurants.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always love the generous martinis, delicious Cajun rib-eye and attentive service.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I was disappointed because

OT
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Try the toffee pudding

MC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I assumed this place was a really high-end Manhattan steakhouse… Unfortunately it’s really pretty far down the food chain. Nothing terrible, but certainly nothing I would repeat.

CW
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants on Earth, with maybe my favorite dish on Earth—the Roast Beef Hash. Been here maybe 15 times, and will return again. That said, our group of 4 was not treated well at all, until they realized we were there to eat/drink lots of expensive stuff. Then, the tone changed. Funny how that works. Anyway, great food. Great atmosphere, if you want the dark, steakhouse feel. Not good service this time. At all. But, will be back because—hey, it’s the hash at S&W’s Grill.

EH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and food!

B
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, superb service. Sadly the table we were located on meant we were away from the atmosphere and we felt a little isolated from the whole place.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

Service was not up to the standard of the restaurant. Food was good. We dine here often and will return but may mention poor service to the manager if it happens again.

LA
Las Vegas
29 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, very quick and efficient. Table was a little cramped but manageable. Food was on point (we even doubled up the order for the fried calamari appetizer) and got to the table on time. Been a fan of Wollensky for years, will continue to go.

DW
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

War wieder ein berauschender Abend mit dem typischen NY Flair

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b
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Has become a weekly go to.... casual and great food always! Service is always beyond excellent!

MW
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food and service. More intimate than the usual steakhouse.

LN
London
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top! Will definitely come again. Very entertaining experience, great atmosphere, awesome food

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