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Smith & Wollensky - DC

1112 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3658 (Upper Northwest)
202 466-1100
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Ranked #610 of 2,624 restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $15 - $48
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Upper Northwest
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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Paris, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Very enjoyable! When a steakhouse is this good, why bother going to any other! This is the second time I've been and the experience was at just the same standard. Take the 14oz Dry aged Sirloin. For dessert the Coconut Layer cake is also a must.

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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have eaten at two other S&W's previously so expectation was high and wasn't disappointed. Fillet Mignon cooked and seasoned to perfection, sides are a little on the large side so don't go overboard. Have an extensive wine list and service attentive and courteous. Not a cheap meal but certainly worth it and would visit again.

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Moscow, Russia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Actually, we visited DC last year and I can say we still remember this dinner, as it was one of the best ever. The steaks were great and the service was even better. Our 10 yo daughter doesn't really like red meat so the waiter managed to get us some pasta with shrimps that was not even in the menu.... More

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Canada
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Had the filet mignon and it was great. Sides are big enough for 2-4 people. Our server was awesome. Really tall guy, if you get him you will surely agree. Also had an extensive wine list. We were pleased with our meal and experience. It was not cheap, but if you want a cheap steakhouse then go the strip mall... More

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College Station, Texas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I don't usually review restaurants. I had my good and bad days with steakhouses but never a disaster like this overpriced restaurant. Their meat taste horrible, over salted and over seasoned. Their hashed potatoes side is a sorry excuse of a side and their "truffled mac n cheese" is just bland. Maybe my taste buds have been spoiled by other... More

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Boise Idaho
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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We went for a snack fatter ten, they were still serving and gave as impeccable service as if it was the first meal of the day.

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Gaithersburg, MD
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Enjoyed a quick bite with my wife in April, every thing we had was up to the normal standards for the chain... though word to the wise the location is dead on the weekends. Waitress noted they mostly entertain the lunch and dinner crowds Mon-Fri... Good nonetheless.

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Cary, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First time at this restaurant. our experience was pleasant and the food was very good. Our waiter was very good and made worthwhile recommendations. Our only regret was the very high bill. Otherwise, we recommend this restaurant.

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New York City, New York
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129 reviews 129 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

Had lunch here twice recently. Good salads but a very salty salmon. Service was also fairly mixed. Attentive for a while and then seemingly absent.

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My wife and I ate here while we were vacationing in DC this week. Was our big night out to celebrate our upcmioign anniversary. The waiter we had was less than attentive. Had to wait a VERY long time before he came with water, then another very long wait untl he came to take our order. While he was pleasant,... More

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