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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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11:30 am - 11:30 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, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • 66
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  • 58
    Very good
  • 25
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great but a bank loan may ne needed

We were persuaded by our kids to go here for a steak....they love the one in New York.....the service was exceptional....Joseph our waiter was knowledgable helpful and very funny...great start....however although the food was wonderful....we had T bone steaks..I do find the prices so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
alan q
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Walsall, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I visited Smith & Wollensky after work and was disappointed by the experience - the menu is generic steakhouse, but the meat was mediocre at best. Proportions are way out of whack - the Caesar salad was massive (entree sized), and everything is what I would describe as overpriced.

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We truly appreciate your feedback. We are very disappointed that you did not enjoy our prime, dry aged, steaks. Hopefully you will give us another try. Sincerely, Ned Mirkovic, General Manger Smith & Wollensky, Washington, DC More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were persuaded by our kids to go here for a steak....they love the one in New York.....the service was exceptional....Joseph our waiter was knowledgable helpful and very funny...great start....however although the food was wonderful....we had T bone steaks..I do find the prices so expensive....perhaps my UK working class upbringing has something to do with that....I find it hard to... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback, it is so valuable. Please try us, again. Sincerely, Ned Mirkovic, General Manger Smith & Wollensky, Washington, DC More 

Washington, DC
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143 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Also enjoy Smith & Wollensky's in DC. The wait staff is constantly good, as is the food. Especially love their burgers, great size and amazing quality. Fries are terrific. If a nice day, they have a great patio area outside. Good for people watching and/or just getting out during a day or work!

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We appreciate your feedback. Hopefully we will see you soon. Sincerely, Ned Mirkovic, General Manger Smith & Wollensky, Washington, DC More 

Downingtown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We went for Happy Hour on a weekend trip to Washington. We sat at a bar table and they had a very nice Happy Hour menu. The prices were great as was the food. This is a nice alternative every once in a while for a quick bite to eat...

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

I am so pleased that you took advantage of our Happy Hour and that you enjoyed it. I think it is a great value. Sincerely, Ned Mirkovic, General Manger Smith & Wollensky, Washington, DC More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Experience was wonderful and food was top notch. My husband had the bone-in ribeye and I had the trio of filets. Steaks were cooked to perfection and very flavorful. The calamari appetizer was delicious and also cooked to perfection. Would have given 5 stars but our son's lobster wasn't the best. Overall a great meal.

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Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

We came here with our 2 teenage boys when we were in town for the weekend. It was the boys first time at S & W and they really enjoyed it. We went there on a Saturday night and it was extremely quiet in the restaurant. Must be more crowded during the week. We had excellent service and our food... More 

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

My wife and I had cocktails at the bar and were delighted to visit with Milosh.(sp?) He was attentive, very professional and made us feel like we were VIP's!! We sat for dinner and "Bobby" provided excellent service also. We both had steaks which were delicious and cooked to perfection. Great ambiance and we can't wait to return.

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Toronto, Canada
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54 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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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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, 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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