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Smith & Wollensky - DC

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Dupont Circle
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1112 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Between L & M)
Dupont Circle or Farragut North - Red Line Farragut West - Blue & Orange Lines
+1 202-466-1100
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Where the Left and the Right agree to meat. Locals know the “real...
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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Better than NY?

It was long time ago I visited S&W NY so I can't compare much but I still think the steak I ordered was better in DC. Maybe because I ordered Filet Mignon so that's always good. We came here to a VIP dinner meeting in a private room. Our group had a special menu we could order from the 3... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 8, 2015
NoraFrydman
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Sunnyside, New York
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Toronto, Canada
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109 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We'd arrived late on Friday night - hungry, but not starving, and this was close to our hotel. We were delighted to find out that along with some lovely wines, Smith and Wollensky offer a reasonably priced salad one can add steak or chicken to. It was a perfect meal for us, a lovely evening to sit on their patio... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

When I am away from home I like to eat the local cuisine so for America, I thought it should probably be a steakhouse. I was entertaining for work and so I wanted to pick a good restaurant and found this in a Google search! It was the perfect location for my purpose but would also suit a really nice... More 

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Sunnyside, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

It was long time ago I visited S&W NY so I can't compare much but I still think the steak I ordered was better in DC. Maybe because I ordered Filet Mignon so that's always good. We came here to a VIP dinner meeting in a private room. Our group had a special menu we could order from the 3... More 

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Falkirk
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44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Very good early lunch at this restaurant with attentive but not overbearing staff. The usual steak house suspects on the menu but this is no ordinary steak house. The food was fantastic and my 24 ounce on the bone ribeye was probably one of the best pieces of meat I have ever eaten cooked to perfection. My apologies to Deseo... More 

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East Patchogue, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Went to a wedding reception on Saturday night held in the City View room. Couldn't have been better. Staff were excellent, friendly and accommodating. Food (I had the crab cakes) was about the best I have had (not fried, baked and many pieces of large lump crab, not filler). It was wonderful.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My husband and I tried the 24oz, bone-in rib rye steaks. He had a medium cajun steak, I had the well done signature steak. We also ordered fries for our daughter. They do not have a kids menu and she did not like the steak at all. We both agreed that we've had better. My steak didn't have much flavor.... More 

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

We truly appreciate your feedback. I am so disappointed that you did not fully enjoy our Prime Dry Aged Steaks. Do come, again, I will make sure everything is perfect, as it should be, every time!. Thank You. Ned Mirkovic General Manager Smith & Wollensky, Washington, DC More 

Manchester
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112 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Any time I am in Washington I make it a point to dine here. The pea soup is like Mom used to make. Creamed spinach is just perfect. We had their signature rib eye steak which was done to perfection. Try the coconut cake made with fresh coconut. Really quite good. Service is the best. Drinks are quite good as... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

We had a business lunch at Smith & Wollensky. The steak chili, a special that day, was exceptional, with just the right amount of heat. I had the steak frites, which had a nice garlic butter flavor to them and were done exactly right. Some colleagues had the crab cakes, which were also solid. What more can you say about... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I can understand a steakhouse with an old vibe, but S&W felt like the maintenance people went home years ago and never came back. The filet was very good though and the wine list, as usual, very complete. I don't see the value though for the prices charged; good food in old and boring environment. Even my wife, who usually... More 

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60 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I and a client just ate at Smith & Wollensky in Washington, DC. Our waitress was Sasha from the Ukraine and she was wonderful. So was the service and the food. I had their signature steak, the bone-in ribeye, and it was done to perfection. Great flavor and free of the sauces and add-ons that so many other restaurants think... More 

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

I am so glad you enjoyed our Dry Aged, Prime, Bone-In Rib Eye Steak, as well as Sasha's service. Thank you for your feedback and we are certainly looking forward to seeing you soon. Ned Mirkovic-General Manager More 

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Additional Information about Smith & Wollensky - DC

Address: 1112 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
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, Steakhouse, Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1112 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036
    (Between L & M)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle or Farragut North - Red Line Farragut West - Blue & Orange Lines
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-1100

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 48
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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.
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?