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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 #666 of 2,650 Restaurants in Washington DC
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Price range: $15 - $48
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Sat 4:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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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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English first
Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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Paris, France
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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
Top Contributor
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
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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