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Smith & Wollensky - New York City

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797 Third Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (E. 49th Street)
212-753-1530
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations
Description: One of America's most successful restaurants, this New York steakhouse...
One of America's most successful restaurants, this New York steakhouse opened in 1977 and has been a hit ever since. It is one of the most trafficked restaurants in New York City and among the most celebrated steakhouses in the world. Specializing in fresh seafood and lobster and assorted steaks and chops, Smith & Wollensky is well recognized for its healthy portions, seasoned service staff and pop Americana ambience. The painted wood exterior is dark forest green trim on sparkling white, with latticework trim. The elegant interior has turn-of-the-century appeal and design elements including shining brass, dark wood accents and polished wood floors. Adjacent to Smith & Wollensky's is Wollensky's Grill. The Grill (entrance on 49th St) is open from 11:30AM till 2:00AM but does not accept reservations.
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A little overboard with portions!

But overall a good experience. Loved the decor and the atmosphere. their burger is to die for but the portions are oversized! Just order for one and at least three people can eat! Service is personal but a little hectic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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New York City, New York
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  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

A first class experience from start to finish. Everything was exactly as you would expect from an upper-class steakhouse in Manhattan. The atmosphere, the staff, the wine, the menu, and the food quality, were all top notch. Hard for me to give a better recommendation.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I visited this restaurant in a group of 7 while on a business trip. The food was simply excellent! We started off with a delicious seafood platter to share. It had lobster, prawns, crab and much more. Most of us had steak for mains which were all cooked to perfection. Some of the portions were a little large but the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Brilliant food. I had one of the biggest fillet steaks I've ever had and it was cooked to perfection. The creamed spinach and hash browns are to die for. FANTASTIC experience

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

But overall a good experience. Loved the decor and the atmosphere. their burger is to die for but the portions are oversized! Just order for one and at least three people can eat! Service is personal but a little hectic.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very good food but don't order too much; one steak is enough for two people unless you really like your steak.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Booked this restaurant 4 months before our stay in New York as we had read the reviews and been reccomended to eat here by a family member who vists regularly when in N.Y. and we are so glad we did. We were chuffed to bits on raising the sun blind of our14th floor room in the nearby Affina50 hotel to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We wanted steak and that is what we got. It was perfectly prepared and we had steamed lobster as an appetizer along with an Oscar sauce on the steak prepared with fresh crab meat. The drinks are well poured and a small but nice wine selection. The perfect NY style steak house.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

A business colleague and I went to the "Grill" section of Smith and Wollensky for a quick meal after work. We were seated quick and the service was good, especially for a midtown location at 6pm. Not wanting to go for a big dinner, my colleague ordered a chicken sandwich and I ordered Wollensky burger figuring a steak shop should... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We have been here before drawn to the delicious steak -especially the rib eye. This time the great opportunity of restaurant week gave us another chance to return, and save some $$. The filet was on the menu, which usually costs almost twice the price. I couldn't pass up on this exceptional deal. Three courses prix fixe meant another chance... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Went there for lunch and my wife and I both had Cobb salad that was not on menu but recommended by host. Simply stated the worst Cobb we ever had. Lesson is probably stick with the steak and fish which they are known for.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 797 Third Avenue, New York City, NY 10022
    (E. 49th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-753-1530

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 to 100
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

Description

One of America's most successful restaurants, this New York steakhouse opened in 1977 and has been a hit ever since. It is one of the most trafficked restaurants in New York City and among the most celebrated steakhouses in the world. Specializing in fresh seafood and lobster and assorted steaks and chops, Smith & Wollensky is well recognized for its healthy portions, seasoned service staff and pop Americana ambience. The painted wood exterior is dark forest green trim on sparkling white, with latticework trim. The elegant interior has turn-of-the-century appeal and design elements including shining brass, dark wood accents and polished wood floors. Adjacent to Smith & Wollensky's is Wollensky's Grill. The Grill (entrance on 49th St) is open from 11:30AM till 2:00AM but does not accept reservations.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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