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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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Sunday
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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: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 49
    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
Excellent food and great service

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Chuck419
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Maplewood, New Jersey
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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163 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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East Patchogue, New York
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
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
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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 

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I must admit, I am not a fan of dry aged steaks. The tomato carpaccio with borata was Eh... The steak I had was nothing special. Just a filet and the foie gras was flavorless. The sides were serviceable. Mushrooms were slightly dry. The big chocolate cake was really sweet and HUGE. We each only had a few forkfuls and... More 

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

I am so disappointed that your dinner at Smith & Wollensky was not up to your expectations. Your feedback is very valuable to us and we will look into all the shortfalls you had highlighted. One thing I do want to clarify, our Filet Mignon is the only steak that is not dry aged. I would like to invite you... More 

USA
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

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
Senior Contributor
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
Contributor
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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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: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?