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Review of Smith & Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky
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Ranked #381 of 13,689 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Lunch, After-hours, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: Midtown
Cross street: E. 49th Street
Description: 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.
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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286 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
“Please open one of these restaurants in London!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

Loved this restaurant. Did some research before our trip to NYC and time and again this restaurant got great reviews. From the various reviews I knew I needed to try the Mac and Cheese and the Coconut Vanilla Cake... And I was not disappointed. The Coconut Cake was the best dessert I have ever had.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Sarah T
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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Always Terrific”
Reviewed 6 May 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Sometimes one must re-visit the old world standards of excellence, slow down and stop looking for something better and just accept the fact that there are some things you just can't improve upon, a Smith & Wollensky steak being one of them.

Visited April 2014
Thank William G
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Greenville, SC
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85 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Lives up to the hype!”
Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

What a great New York tradition. Was there for a business dinner. We had the upstairs bar and dining to ourselves. The wait staff couldn't have been more awesome! They were attentive and super nice. The steak was great. An enormous portion cooked perfectly. The hash brown potatoes were great. And they bring an awesome blue cheese topping. The cheesecake afterwards was perfectly creamy. Loved the old school atmosphere. I will definitely be back.

Thank CH0317
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Auckland, New Zealand
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60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Expensive but worth it”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed our last nights dinner in NY here. Great steak and good service particularly from the irish import!

Visited April 2014
1 Thank agcy
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Rumson, New Jersey
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Standard of Excellence on 3rd Ave in NYC”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

S&W excels at exceeding your expectation. When you expect the best they know how to deliver.

A menu that is open to a variety of tastes. A waiter that is a star in meeting every need. Tables that are situated to control the sound and noise. An experience to delight.

What more to ask.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank KevinLeahy
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