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Smith & Wollensky - Philadelphia

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210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103 (19th and Walnut)
215 545-1700
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12:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night, Private Dining
Description: Refined luxury in Philadelphia’s iconic square. Overlooking the historic...
Refined luxury in Philadelphia’s iconic square. Overlooking the historic Rittenhouse Square Park planned by founding father William Penn, our Philadelphia restaurant offers a panoramic view of this picturesque center city landmark. The cozy warmth of polished wood, brass, whimsical antiques, and original art create a refined yet casual steakhouse experience throughout. The main bar draws locals and visiting celebrities alike.
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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night
Private Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Still Having Service Problems

There has been a consistent service problem here to the extent that this was our first visit in 7 years. Stranded in Philly in a snow storm, SW was in our hotel so it was the logical choice. On a slow night with few customers it took our waiter 3 tries to get down an order of soup and burgers.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Millville, DE
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Private Dining
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Millville, DE
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

There has been a consistent service problem here to the extent that this was our first visit in 7 years. Stranded in Philly in a snow storm, SW was in our hotel so it was the logical choice. On a slow night with few customers it took our waiter 3 tries to get down an order of soup and burgers.... More 

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Vincentown, New Jersey, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Loved the decor, food, service & atmosphere. The food was excellent, great choices on the menu ! The service was perfect !

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I've never had anything but a very good meal here and impeccable service. My visit a few days ago was no exception. The freshly baked bread brought to the table was great. We had a variety of appetizers including salads, and soup. All were wonderful. The wines by the glass were delightful. For our main courses we had a variety... More 

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Top Contributor
343 reviews 343 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Had some rudeness over at the bar. Not sure why the loud mouths weren't dealt with in a professional way. I did enjoy my crab cakes however.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Smith & Wollensky has Great service! Fine inventive drink menu and extensive wine list, plus tasty steaks and seafood! This first rate steak house has a quiet atmosphere and the staff pampers you! Smith and Wollensky is located right on a street bordering the fabulously winter decorated Rittenhouse Square Park. You can access the restaurant or bar area through the... More 

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Steve B, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Philadelphia, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time and writing a review about your recent experience at Smith & Wollensky. We use each review as a training tool for our team, and it seems that we hit our mark of excellence on your last visit. Please let me know the next time you are visiting, as our staff would all like to... More 

Atlantic Beach, Florida
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50 reviews 50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner here in an intimate setting. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and would definitley come back again on another Philly visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to Smith and Wollensky on Christmas Day for dinner; it was a gift to my husband. The service was horrendous, had reservations was seated in bar area with much foot traffic banging into chairs and table. The food was cold and my husband’s $51.00 steak looked like a steak from Acme and was overcooked. Would never go back... More 

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Steve B, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Philadelphia, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review. If possible, I would like to know a little more information, (time, table, server) as I use all reviews as a training tool for the entire staff. We definitely missed the mark of excellence on your Christmas visit. You can call me direct at 215-545-1700 or email me at sbarstis@swrg.com. I look forward to... More 

Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Reserve a window table upstairs or down and enjoy an incomparable view of Rittenhouse Square. Excellent beef and seafood dishes served by experienced staff. Does not feel like a chain restaurant as it has a loyal group of local regulars, including those living in the condos above, among the finest on the square. Active bar scene with tvs for sporting... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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49 reviews 49 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

love drinking here looking over rittenhouse square, food is good but itsa great spot to have a few drinks!!! wayne the batender is the man!!!

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lobster bisque, salads, calamari and crab cakes were exactly what we were looking for. The high ceilings, paneled walls, friendly bar tender made for a great stop on a cold evening.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103
    (19th and Walnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215 545-1700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 48
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Refined luxury in Philadelphia’s iconic square. Overlooking the historic Rittenhouse Square Park planned by founding father William Penn, our Philadelphia restaurant offers a panoramic view of this picturesque center city landmark. The cozy warmth of polished wood, brass, whimsical antiques, and original art create a refined yet casual steakhouse experience throughout. The main bar draws locals and visiting celebrities alike.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

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