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Smith & Wollensky

797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226
+1 212-753-1530
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our party of four had a very nice lunch at Smith & Wollensky on a Friday afternoon during restaurant week in August. The maitre'd was very patient with us as two members of our group of four were running late. We each either had a...More

Thank CobrasU8
Reviewed 2 days ago

Better-run restaurants define themselves from the front door. Everyone is a professional at SW and you receive seamless service from the moment you walk in, until you dine and leave. Steaks and fish are fine; brought to the table hot and proper. Served professionally and...More

Thank TravelRover7777
Reviewed 3 days ago

Was in NYC for Restaurant Week. The steak and surf and turf ordered from the special menu were very good, but there were no sides included which was very disappointing. Wish we had been told that as my husband would have ordered a baked potato...More

Thank mrsco238
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated immediately. The restaurant is dark & has beautiful old steakhouse charm. The bar was crowded and the dining room was fairly crowded and became more so as night progressed. Pre-dinner cocktails were large and tasty but...More

Thank 10toesinthesand
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a reservation and were sent upstairs amidst some guest congestion. We experienced good service. Thanks to restaurant week we had some smaller steak portion options. I enjoyed my split pea soup, 10 oz filet mignon and cheesecake. My son ordered Caesar salad, sirloin...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful place where you can taste excellent meat cooked the way you like best The top quality of the meat and the wonderful onion rings make us return to this place every time we are in Ny despite the service which is not as high...More

Thank Maria Rosaria D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went for Restaurant Week, as we had been before and had a good memory. I guess that last time was not in the summer. I'm aware many restaurants tend to overdo it with the AC, but this one was really COLD. When the maitre...More

Thank Carlos R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Smith & Wollensky one of the best chain restaurant. You can have same taste in every S&W restaurant. Particılarly crab was perfect.

Thank m08cat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We we're hoping for a classic NYC Smith and wollensky's experience but not only did we end being seated upstairs we saw the worst you can expect from this establishment! We have been so lucky until now to sit downstairs and experience the best this...More

Thank Alizeh H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I were in NYC on his birthday and he picked Smith & Wollensky. We had been there before a couple of years ago. Impeccable service, excellent food and good atmosphere. Who could ask for more? I'm not a big meat eater -...More

Thank Andi802
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9 August 2016|
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Response from Gustave D | Reviewed this property |
Its right around the corner. You can't miss it. I enjoy the grill a lot more.... Not so stuffy. Enjoy!
5 May 2016|
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Response from jenniferand2003 | Reviewed this property |
You should be OK but personally, I would feel more comfortable on the smart / casual side.
9 July 2015|
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Response from ADG26 | Property representative |
Hello! Our guests tend to be most comfortable in business casual attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 100
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226
    (E. 49th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-753-1530
  • E-mail
One of America's most successful restaurants, this New York steakhouse opened in 1977 and has been a hit ever since.

It is one of the most trafficked restaurants in New York City and among the most celebrated steakhouses in the world. Specializing in fresh seafood and lobster and assorted steaks and chops, Smith & Wollensky is well recognized for its healthy portions, seasoned service staff and pop Americana ambience.

The painted wood exterior is dark forest green trim on sparkling white, with latticework trim. The elegant interior has turn-of-the-century appeal and design elements including shining brass, dark wood accents and polished wood floors.

Adjacent to Smith & Wollensky's is Wollensky's Grill. The Grill (entrance on 49th St) is open from 11:30AM till 2:00AM but does not accept reservations.
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