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“Great Burgers, Good Service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Smith & Wollensky - New York City

Smith & Wollensky - New York City
797 Third Avenue, New York City, NY 10022 (Manhattan)
212-753-1530
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Ranked #611 of 11,596 restaurants in New York City
Price range: $30 - $100
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Good for: Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Manhattan
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 Jersey
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“Great Burgers, Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

Took four kids, 2 teens and 2 preteens, prior to a show, so needed a table for 6. They seated us in the Warren Buffet Room, overlooking the kitchen. Outstanding view, watching the food being prepped and served. Burgers were excellent, prime rib, ordered by one of the pre-teens, was fairly good. French fries that accompanied the burgers were on the skimpy side, considering the price. Deserts were great.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Best Lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great business spot for lunch in mid-town new york city, amazing burgers and great over all services.

Visited December 2013
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“Loud, pricey, and outstanding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

out with a group of friends. had a reservation and were promptly seated. really good menu. choice of everything from steaks, chops, and seafood. seafood tower appetizer was a hit. place is lively so you have to talk loud. if you do not mind the cost, this is a wonderful place to eat

  • Visited December 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Bad food&wine, bad service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Completely packed on a saturday evening, you start wondering what all these people come for. The wine advised to us was bad; not a wrong bottle: just a bad wine. Fortunately they offered another after our asking. Why would you advise this bottle in the first place? Meat was OK, but nothing special. The worst was yet to come. After leaving the doorman ordered us to arrange for a taxi via him. He subsequently arranged one of those illegal cars, and kept asking for tips for that. Never, ever have I seen it ruder than this, wearing his stylish restaurant coat. We hadn't even asked for what he gave us! The driver didn't get us to the desired destination but I guess that is beyond the scope of the review.
Wouldn't advise to go here. Spend your evening elsewhere!

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The staff was extremely attentive and knowledgable. My steak was cooked perfectly and my girlfriends lobster was amazing.

Visited November 2013
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