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“Great Steak” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Smith & Wollensky - DC

Smith & Wollensky - DC
1112 19th St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20036 (Dupont Circle)
+1 202-466-1100
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Ranked #566 of 2,498 Restaurants in Washington DC
Price range: $15 - $48
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Good for: Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Doing business, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Dupont Circle
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.
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Steak”
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.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Moscow, Russia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great food and service”
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.
After the meal my husband ordered some coffee but at the moment it was brought someone called him on the phone and he spent about 15 mins talking, anв when he finished tha waiter came with freshly brewed coffee, saying that cold coffee is no good, so he made a new one. That was really nice.
So we'll definetly come to this place again when we are in the US.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
“Good steakhouse, great service”
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 to Chili's or Appleby's or something. I recommend this establishment.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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College Station, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Oveepriced below average quality”
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 restaurants but this is a definitely a "don't go to" restaurant for me.
Their redeeming quality is the cold water they serve.

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Boise Idaho
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98 reviews 98 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Open late for a snack.”
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.

  • Visited May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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