Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

4.7
6318 reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The ultimate steakhouse in the city that knows its steak.



Adjacent to the Loop on bustling State Street, our Chicago location offers an impressive view of the Chicago River and features a large outdoor patio open during pleasant weather, spring through fall. Enjoy turn-of-the-century décor, and ample space for private events.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 6318 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipMelanieD
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Great view

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GregoryW
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved this experience! The food was fantastic, service was phenomenal, wine was perfection, and overall absolutely great restaurant!

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Tnosh
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best filet I’ve had in Chicago! Melt in your mouth tender and juicy! Our server David was fantastic

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NorthfieldFoodie
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wanted to honor Restaurant Week and celebrate the hope of Spring. Everything was great: especially the service and the food. Didn't plan to order from the restaurant week menu but we found everything we liked and the price was a deal! Cocktails, 3 courses and a bottle of nice wine afforded a generous tip for service (including not rushing us out until it was necessary - 2+hours.) The only thing I found surprising was how busy the restaurant was on a 5:15 pm reservation... We went early to have a "covid-friendly table." While we did get a booth, the place was full and tables were turning. That lead to the "moderate" noise level rating... probably a bit UNDER moderate but it was definitely NOT quiet. Anyway, we had a great time and it was good to see so many people enjoying life, getting back to the new normal. (RE: Covid.... the cleaning between diners was evident, servers wore masks and patrons wore them when not eating/drinking and in moving about the restaurant. We did feel safe.)

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KieraJ
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic! Not to be dramatic but the staff was phenomenal. Food and drinks came to the table with precision. Will definitely eat here again on my next visit to Chicago.

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AnthonyC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Apps were great. So was dessert. steaks we good x/mine was a little thin for a T-Bone and it was overcooked. I ordered med-rare and I got medium. Lastly, i dint care for the 2hr time limit on the table as I felt we were rushed. My bill for 6 people was $944 so we def ate big. But we would have liked to have had more time to enjoy our food slowly.

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CS49
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

get the spicy shrimp ("angry" shrimp?) Great views

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Dinner just because date

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viptoms
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rib eye steak is the best in Chicago right now. Jerome was a terrrific waiter. Thank you for a nice night.

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SandyR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

27th Wedding Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very expensive but so worth it‼️

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KimberlyH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 26 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food and waitstaff was awesome

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MrsAshleyJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The customer service was excellent. The food was extraordinary especially the Angry Shrimp, the filet mignon and the fried lobster. The drinks were perfect the Strawberry and the Peach.

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vipKathrinF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our steaks were out of this world delicious. Service was great and a fabulous time was had by all.

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vipDaveT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I went here for restaurant week. Amazing view, great value for the food, and I would definitely come again. It's worth the price!

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EricG
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Ambiance is Chicago's Gold Coast right on the rivers edge...magnificent scenery...the staff and managers were welcoming and attentive...the meal was par excellence...you must try the Bacon 🥓 appetizer with peanut sauce and the truffle mac and cheese 🧀...My over all experience left me well sated and serene...

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you so much for the very lovely review. We are so appreciative of your kindness.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 22 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, and ambiance!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you! We appreciate your very kind reveiw

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Donnivan
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Poor service from server, really lacked table touches. Feel like he focused on everything BUT my table. The manager made it a pleasant experience for me and my girlfriend for our anniversary but I don't see myself returning due to the poor service toward the high value. I feel if gratuity is included in the total than I should have service that reflects it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

They shrimp tasted burnt

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

I'm so sorry about that. Did you possibly get the grilled shrimp? If so, they are prepared on the grill so they will have a charred taste.

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MelissaC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and food! Can't wait to dine again. The grownup appletini is to die for.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

The food was very bland making for a very disappointing experience. Will not be returning

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you for your comments and I will share your comments with our chef

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Nchou
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you so much, we are glad you enjoyed dining with us.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our anniversary. Everything was great. The service, the ambience, and especially the food was wonderful. We were sat in the perfect spot right by the river so the view was great as well. I had my first ever medium-well New York Strip steak from a restaurant. DELICIOUS! Juicy! The sauce tasted like a blend of steak sauce, barbecue sauce, and whiskey. The cheesecake. OMG the cheesecake. Admittedly I had seriously low expectations from a lot of different, overrated cheesecakes that I’ve tried before. Theeee BEST cheesecake I’ve EVER had!!! 100% recommend. I only suggest making it known on OpenTable that you offer valet.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you for the wonderful review and for choosing S&W for your Anniversary celebration.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time visiting after living her for almost a decade and it was well worth the wait. The staff were attentive but didn’t hover. And the food...... Let’s just say this was the first of a long relationship between us and Smith and Wollensky’s.

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AddyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was phenomenal, from the service to the amazing food. Can't wait to go in the summer to dine outside.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

We can't wait for Summer to see you again.... it just around the corner!!

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DeeBeytheMoorish1theEast
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Treated my baby brother for his 40th birthday. Valet parking was a blessing, servers were very accommodating, the view was spectacular 👌, nothing like a Dusable city marina view. Adult beverages were not watered down. The food was very good. I had the crusted Salmon. Yes l would definitely recommend Smith and Wollensky to family and friends. BTW the online reservations was quite simple.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you for the delightful review and we are so happy you enjoyed the experience! We hope to serve you again soon.

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JamieK
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I have been there twice. I wanted to impress my wife with the food, view and ambiance. We drove down from Naperville and it is totally different this time. For $250 bucks I should have received an over better experience. It was not classy and of high standards.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you for your review and we will address your concern

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was phenomenal. Loved the food and the service.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you for your review!! Hope to serve you again soon

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BloggerTheFoody
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The whole experience was very good, from the staff to the wonderful view. The food was very good, we shared a ribeye and a New York strip. Both steaks were cooked to perfection and were very good. We would for sure go back. What I won't say is this was the best steak I've ever had. Again, it was pretty darn good but I've had better.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thanks so much for the very kind review

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DecorahG
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. I was there celebrating a birthday and they made the experience feel so special. Loved it! Food and service was great!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

We are so happy that we were able to make the night special for you both. Hope to see you again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter did an amazing job, he was friendly and nice and treated us very well.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

We are so pleased you enjoyed your dining experience and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon.

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vipGioGio2
Miami
38 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago. As always, the food fantastic and top level of service, combined with the scenic view of the River. A definite must when visiting Chicago.....!

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you so much Gio. We appreciate the kindness of your review.

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OpenTable Diner
Grand Rapids
4 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Novel, amazing food experience. First time here for us. Birthday celebration. Great views of cityscape while dining. Excellent service. Key lime martini was exquisite.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing sunset. 6pm march...

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

We are so pleased you enjoyed the view.

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Rick
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual they delivered with excellent service and food. The ambience was excellent.
The restaurant week specials were exactly what we were looking for.
Highly recommend for any occasion or just a casual lunch/dinner experience.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Rick, We truly appreciate the lovely review and look forward to serving you in the near future.

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RickyY
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tomahawk steak was amazing our server was amazing great attitude great service over all great food definitely gonna be a regular.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded on 26 March 2021

Thank you so much for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed the Tomahawk as we think its pretty special also.

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vipLeroyH
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience5

Went here for a business dinner. Service was not the same as it was even though I had the same waiter. Food came out of order and was late. Wont return for a while.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect! Nice place and excellent service.!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
158 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Wollensky’s. Love the food, love the ambience, love the service!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and service was excellent definitely will be going back

FAQs

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 670-9900.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 6318 OpenTable diners.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.smithandwollensky.com/product-category/gift-cards/.

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 bookings at the moment.

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