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Smith & Wollensky - DC

1112 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3658 (Dupont Circle)
+1 202-466-1100
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Ranked #687 of 2,721 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $15 - $48
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Between L & M
Transit: Dupont Circle or Farragut North - Red Line Farragut West - Blue & Orange Lines
Description: Where the Left and the Right agree to meat. Locals know the “real” business of Washington often gets done over the dinner table. And on any given day, our steakhouse is a prime place to spot the wheels of democracy in action. From quiet formal dining rooms to a bustling Wollensky’s Grill to an outside patio perfect for enjoying spring cherry blossoms, you’ll find a variety of venues to suit any occasion. Private rooms available for up to 450.
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English first
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed a nice long bone ribeye steak with a wonderful wine sauce. A nice bone-In ribeye like that is hard to find, but this the place in DC to get it. The filet mignon also looked very good. Despite the generous size of the steaks, from a previous visit we looked forward to the Wollensky salad. This is a... More 

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Ned M, Manager at Smith & Wollensky - DC, responded to this review

I am so happy you enjoyed your dinner here at Smith & Wollensky in DC. I agree, Long Bone Rib Eye is a phenomenal steak. We are looking forward to seeing you, again. Thank you. Ned Mirkovic - General Manager More 

Miami Beach, Florida
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Although the building needs some renovation the food makes up for the old decor. The service is great and everyone is eager to help you. Steak Tartare was excellent

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Silver Spring, Maryland
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Very good service and steaks were superb. Side dishes were excellent. Waiters were always available to our needs.

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new york
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65 reviews 65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

While visiting DC, I took my family to Smith and Wollensky for their special " Thanksgiving Dinner". What a mistake. The meal looked great on the menu and started out with a nice cream squash soup and frisse salad, but the main course was steak like chunks of try turkey with almost no gravy, a pin sized dot of cranberry... More 

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Wairarapa, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Yes, this is a review for a steakhouse, and I'm raving about the salad? Well, I ordered the Wollensky Salad for starter ($11) and it was massive. And delicious. The best salad I'd ever had. (Mind you, I'd just flown cross-country and eaten a total of 2 boiled eggs all day, so I was certainly hungry.) But this salad with... More 

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Tallahassee, Florida, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The service was good (although hardly stellar). The food was very good, perhaps even excellent. The experience was a wonderful evening with friends, dining al fresco in the cool Washington fall weather. The problem I have with these steak places is that they are obviously geared to big spenders on big expense accounts. The least expensive steak is a 10... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

First time to s&w and we loved it. The steaks were to die for and the service was excellant. We didnt have room for dessert.

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

All I can say is "Wow!!" Went to Smith & Wollensky's in DC for our 26th anniversary, and it did not disappoint. They have outdoor seating which was perfect on a beautiful night. The hostess and server were very friendly, attentive, and made us feel very comfortable. The server's recommendations were spot on. My wife had the coffee & cocoa... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went on a Friday night date with my wife for dinner. We had been to the one in Chicago and had a good memory about it so decided we would give the one in DC a try. The summary is: STAY AWAY!!! Prices are very high and the food quality is really lower end. My wife ordered a fillet mignon... More 

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Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited with a conference group of 75 people. Appetizers probably best items. Steak looked really good, but ordered "medium rare" was a bit past "medium". Dry. Salad elicited mostly underwhelmed comments all around. I don't even remember the dessert (two nights ago).

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Additional Information about Smith & Wollensky - DC

Address: 1112 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3658
Phone Number: +1 202-466-1100
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 48
Cuisine: American, Seafood, Steakhouse

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