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“Outstanding” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Smith & Wollensky - New York City

Smith & Wollensky - New York City
797 Third Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (Midtown)
212-753-1530
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Ranked #736 of 12,022 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Midtown
Cross street: E. 49th Street
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.
New York City, New York
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

Ate in the Grill. First time in a long time. The Colorado Ribeye was massive. Took half of it home. Friends had the Prime Rib, which was excellent. Service was "good" - didn't like that we were steered to the window seats to give passersby the look and feel of a busy restaurant. The window seat area has no atmosphere, is cold, put a damper on the experience. Was with clients, so didn't object. Will go back to main restaurant next time, my favorite steak place in NYC

Visited January 2013
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“S& W welcomes you”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Just traveled to Teacher' College and spent a week eating out. No place was as welcoming as this one! Our waiter was professional and friendly. Daniel went out of his way to ensure a lovely meal. It was Restaurant week so the meal was quite affordable. The steak was an excellent cut of beef. I can't wait to return.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Excellent Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Hosted 44 people for lunch. The food was excellent, portions are very generous. Service was excellent. I highly recommned it and have already told several colleagues to go here. Overall a good value too.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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“Very Good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

It was our 5th trip to New York and we always come here at least once, because i love the Cajun Spiced Filet Mignon and it was as good as i had remembered all the previous visit's before. A trip to New York wouldn't be the same for us without a meal at Smith and Wolenski!!

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nice dining experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

My family and I had a leisurely dinner last Saturday night. The food was well prepared and delicious. The service was fine. I asked the management about the incident and they explained that the tourist had his wallet with him and spoke perfect English. There are always more than one side to any story. If in doubt, call the management and make your own decision rather than reading it in the NY Post or NY Daily News.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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