Smith & Wollensky - New York

4.3
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Steakhouse
The landmark Smith & Wollensky in New York City is located on the corner of Third Avenue and 49th Street, serving outstanding steakhouse fare that features USDA Prime steaks, dry aged and butchered on-premise. Opened in 1977, the original Smith & Wollensky has set the standard by which all other steakhouses are judged. The New York Times agrees, calling the restaurant “a steakhouse to end all arguments” and Gourmet said this is the “quintessential New York steakhouse.”

Although Smith & Wollensky has earned its reputation as the quintessential steakhouse, the menu is varied and offers many options beyond the signature exemplary steaks. Guests can also select from a variety of market-fresh seafood, poultry, and lamb. Delicious side dishes complete the meal, such as creamed spinach, hashed browns, and seasonal vegetables. The irresistible dessert selection ends the meal on a memorable note with a variety of decadent, housemade cakes, sorbets, and ice creams.

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What 8074 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.2
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4.2
ambience
3.9
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79% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AprilJ
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good but staff was not the friendliest

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MaartenO
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a absolutely stunning experience. One of the best steaks I’ve ever had. Also, the waiters are very experienced and provide awesome service and a great atmosphere.

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Julion
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

less than my expectation. General is good.
Could be better!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Birthday 9/19
Anniversary 4/9

CD
ChristopherD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anthony was fantastic and patient with our rowdy bunch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Server wasn’t very friendly nor caring. Didn’t ask about drink refills and steak was super over cooked. Sent it back to the kitchen and they brought out a new one.

MO
MrOz
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite steakhouse in the country!! A little tight for seating.

JW
JamesW
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our waiter Paul made our dinner very enjoyable. Loved the steak and would definitely come back!

RJ
vipRJC510
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good for a great steak, great service. Have been going since 1981, and will continue to go.

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MMCL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed our dinner there. The atmosphere was good, not too noisy.
Serving sizes were too big. We ordered baked potatoes each...it would have been nice if the waiter had mentioned that the potatoes large....and they were. We would have only ordered one and shared it. That way there would not been wasted food.

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vipglh3
New York Area
39 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wine week is a lot of fun: very good wines and generous pours.

JM
vipJeffM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for wine week which is such a fun NYC event that few people know about. Even with the wine discounts, this place is expensive! The food and service are wonderful though- I wouldn't pass it up.

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macarena96
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Smith & Wollensky is one of our favorite restaurants in NYC and Chicago. The Prime Rib is superb!
The only thing that surprised me this time is that having made the reservation long in advance, they offered us a table just next to the kitchen, which was very noisy,. It was only when I asked if there was a free table on the second floor that they seated us there.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time with ole friends.

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Tony
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Very bad experience, waited over 1 hour for the steaks we ordered, and the quality and taste was not good either. Have gone to this restaurant many times, this time was the worst.

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wendyc
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible as well as service

JB
JaneB
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every mouthful was pure pleasure. The service was delightful and masterful!

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NiallB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Nice greeting on arrival, few drinks in bar with friendly barman, however on paying for drinks before dinner, I was told that 2 of my cards didn’t work.... had me worried for rest of the evening ( checked bank following day - no issues with any cards). 2 of 8 steaks over done, one steak cold.... on leaving lady in cloakroom would not give coat back yet she never gave out the ticket on arrival... had to get manager to sort it and she remained very rude.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience , always good time

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The waiter was very misleading as to the sizes of the meat we were ordering, trying to push us to order more food than we could possibly eat. It was as if he had not met a quota for the month or wanted us to spend a lot more money to increase the tip. We did not follow his advise and still could not finish the food we ordered. The Prime Rib was poorly cooked. I had been there many times in the past, but will not return after the experience with the misleading and pushy waiter and the badly cooked Prime Rib.

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TomR
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a great night!
Hope to be back soon.
Thanks!

DD
vipDisappointedDiner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

My steak was overcooked. There are better steakhouses out there

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not much to say other than fantastic food and great service. Expectations surpassed. Easily one of the best steakhouses anywhere and I’ve eaten at many throughout the US.

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KEVINB
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time.

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dingdong
Milwaukee
1 review