I make no bones about it. This is the restaurant I go to every time I am in NYC, either solo, with family or friends, or to entertain. Yes, you can find more sophisticated menus and more elegant ambience all over NYC. S & W is what it is, a classic old-fashioned steak house with a classic menu, with every item done well. I like its combination of class and unpretentiousness. I count on its reliable quality, excellent food and service, prompt presentation of the dishes that are ordered, and large (although overly American) wine list. If you are looking for the newest culinary adventure, this is not your place. But if you spend most of the time watching your cholesterol and trying to convince yourself that you should restrict your consumption of animal fats/proteins and the like, S & W is an excellent place for your occasional indulgence.
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