Wollensky’s Grill

4.5
501 reviews
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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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New York Area
25 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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

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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

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

The steak was NOT GOOD

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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 .

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

Great laid back casual grill beging the flagship restaurant

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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.

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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

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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.

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

Over priced compared with other steak restaurants.

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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.

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

I was disappointed because

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

Try the toffee pudding

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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.

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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.

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

Wonderful service and food!

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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.

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OT
New York Area
6 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.

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LA
Las Vegas
28 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.

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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
97 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!

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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.

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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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L
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Overall we were pleased with our meal. I would say for the money I believe Quality Meats or Capital Grill are better options. The place was pretty loud which made it hard for us to talk which I didn't care for. Desert was ok, nothing special. I would recommend stopping by but you might find a better experience elsewhere.

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JM
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great birthday dinner on Sat. night at the Pub. It's more fun than the main dining room! We all had the filet cooked to perfection after some discussion with the team. New red wines were suggested and we loved them. You must order sides of creamy spinach and potatoes. We also shared the classic wedge - yes we even ate the onions! We loved we could see the sports games on the TVs while still enjoying our meal and catching up with each other. The staff is fantastic - great service and humor. Plan to go back when we have friends visiting NYC as its a classic spot and great for after work.

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Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Overall the food was nice and the service was also excellent. Our server was very knowledgable and friendly.

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B
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s really the hidden gem in NYC. Great bar, outstanding service and as good a steak as you will get anywhere.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was fantastic and accommodating of my reservation request. This continues to be an institution. Food was great too!

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OS
London
37 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a great place for a casual biz lunch. Great food. Fast service. Total NY.

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AC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Food was great all around and portions were massive, but service was very poor. Despite having a reservation and arriving on time, we waited 15-20 minutes to be seated and not because the table wasn’t ready. The table was ready, but the maitre de was no where to be found. We stood there inside the restaurant for what felt like forever with zero acknowledgement from staff, who were constantly walking by us and our attempts to ask them for assistance ignored. It took a server overhearing us agree to leave and find another restaurant nearby for someone to finally go get the maitre de to seat us.

Maybe they were having an off night. But again, the food was good.

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KH
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Closed by the health department in the middle of our meal!

I took my son out for what was supposed to be a nice lunch since I was visiting him in New York City today. We have enjoyed Wollensky's Grill in the past so we decided to go again. Everything appeared to be going well, until we were told by the waiter that the restaurant kitchen had been shut down by the health department. They were not allowed to bring even the coffee or dessert that we ordered and guests were all instructed that food service was closed.

...and then, in spite of this news, I was presented with the bill! This is astonishing! This restaurant is supposed to be a high end eatery and should value guests more than this. They should be ashamed at such a circumstance and cover the bill, perhaps even offering a gift certificate to ensure future patronage.

I've been sick to my stomach all afternoon.

I don't recommend eating here unless you want to get sick.

Wollensky’s Grill
Responded on June 7, 2019

Dear Kelly, I am very sorry that your lunch was interrupted by a visit of a New York City health inspector. It was a routine inspection that we passed and received letter grade "A". Kind regards, Roger Morlock General Manager

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M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food.
Great service.
Good wine.
We weren't rushed.
thanks for another great experience.

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HH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The ambiance was great--we sat outside on a night when the weather was perfect! However, the food just wasn't great. Service was ok, nothing special. Maybe it was an off night?

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CS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food but slow service on this visit. Seemed like the staff forgot some of the folks sitting at the outside tables.

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Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great river view, and outstanding food and service, as always! Missing the “cup o bacon” appetizer, but the new bacon appetizer was fabulous!!!

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l
Minneapolis
110 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit almost every time we come to nyc. Our son lives there and he loves it!

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DJ
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

excellent casual alternative to S&W with same great food a service... a great late-night option for food, drink or just dessert

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WM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were extremely well treated. Professional and knowledgeable staff; our meal was fantastic!

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CM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The filet mignon was delicious. Service was great. A perfect dinner at an iconic restaurant.

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SO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Best prime rib I ever had! Have to try the creamy AND fresh horseradish.

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OT
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value compared to next door with a simpler menu. Portions Size’s very big. Feels more intimate than the main restaurant. Excellent

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