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Smith & Wollensky - Chicago

#74 of 7,681 Restaurants in Chicago
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318 N State St, On the River at Marina City, Chicago, IL 60654-5411 (North Bank of Chicago River)
+1 312-670-9900
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Freeport, Illinois
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339 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2017

This restaurant not only has the best steaks in the area but also the best martini's. We have come back for more on both accounts. they have a cute downstairs that is great for lunch with a nice bar, it you would rather sit at a bar than by windows overlooking the lake.

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1 Thank ebenezer15
Regina A, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Chicago, responded to this review

Dear ebenezer15, Thank you for your review and we are so happy you enjoyed your dining experience. Looking forward to seeing you soon. Best, Regina Arendt General Manager Smith & Wollensky More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2017

I had the filet Oscar and it was delicious. The steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly and the crab meat was sweet and tender. The cocktail I ordered was tasty and the ingredients were perfectly balanced. I totally recommend a table outside if the weather is good as the lakeside view is gorgeous as well as relaxing. It was a... More 

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1 Thank Babs4jah
Regina A, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Babs4jah, Thank you for the wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us. Best, Regina Arendt General Manager Smith & Wollensky More 

Moorhead
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2017 via mobile

Had lobster bisque delivered to our hotel because room service was "unavailable" - my husband pretty much drank it!

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Thank Arika E
Regina A, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Arika, So happy to hear you husband enjoyed the bisque! Thank you for your review. Best, Regina Arendt General Manager Smith & Wollensky More 

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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2017

Just love this place. They staff, all of them were very attentive and responsive. The food was as always excellent. I had the KC bone in serloin and it was done to perfection. I drink lots of water and my glass was never empty. The location is excellent in that it's on the Chicago River and in the summer you... More 

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1 Thank David C
Regina A, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Chicago, responded to this review

Dear David C, Thank you for the lovely review and we look forward to seeing you on the patio very soon. Best, Regina Arendt General Manager Smith & Wollensky More 

Nashville, Tennessee
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126 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

We had one evening in Chicago over the holidays and chose to splurge on a nice steak dinner. We had reservations and were seated right away in a quiet booth in the back. Our server was fantastic, as was the service all throughout our meal. We started with the scallops risotto special, which was phenomenal. We then each ordered the... More 

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1 Thank eskdunning
Regina A, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Chicago, responded to this review

Dear eskdunning, We are so happy you decided to splurge with us. Hopefully we will have the opportunity to serve you again soon. Best, Regina Arendt General Manager Smith & Wollensky More 

Elwood, Illinois
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2017 via mobile

We chose this restaurant based on a friend's suggestion. My wife and I both had the KC cut steak which was cooked perfectly. Sides of green beans and augraten potatoes would very good. The green beans were an oriental flavor so they had a spicy bite but very good. Others in our party had steaks and tuna and all were... More 

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1 Thank Cecil S
Regina A, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Cecil S, Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the KC cut, that is one of my personal favorites. Best, Regina Arendt General Manager Smith & Wollensky More 

Rochelle, Illinois
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431 reviews
322 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

I'm slowly continuing my tour of the Chicago Steakhouse circuit. There are just so many to go, it will be a challenge to get them all. In this case, we dropped in at Smith and Wollensky, which is one of the "great steakhouses" of Chicago. We had to agree with that assessment. We started with a sea food tower. Nice... More 

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1 Thank AvWriter
Regina A, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Chicago, responded to this review

Dear AvWriter, Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed dining with us and look forward to the opportunity to serve you again soon. Best, Regina Arendt General Manager Smith & Wollensky More 

Elmwood Park, Illinois
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65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

I have been here a few times and it is always great. The price is clearly high but you have to expect that when you visit a high quality steakhouse. The steaks here are amazing and the service is always top notch. I had the lamb chops my last visit and they were great. I wish there was a little... More 

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1 Thank Eric H
Regina A, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Eric H, Thank you for your review, and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your dinner. Hope to see you again soon. Best, Regina Arendt General Manager Smith & Wollensky More 

Des Plaines, Illinois
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190 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

My wife surprized me with us going to lunch at one of favorite restaurants, Smith & Wollensky. We started with drinks & appetizers. We started with Lobatser Corn Dogs with pickled Fennel that complimented the corn dogs and 6 Oysters. As entrees my wife had the Filet Oscar and loved it. I had the Grilled Skirt Steak with and it... More 

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1 Thank k5of6
Regina A, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Chicago, responded to this review

Dear k5of6, Thank you so much for the wonderful review and thank you so much for your 31 years of protecting us. We are honored that you chose us to celebrate the close of a wonderful career. Enjoy retirement!! Best, Regina Arendt General Manager Smith & Wollensky More 

Carol Stream, Illinois
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

My family of 4 had a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon. The place was not busy and we were seated immediately by the window overlooking the river. Great view and great food. Not as expensive as I thought it would be. The meatball appetizer and lobster corn dogs were yummy. They had fantastic burgers and fries too. Loved it.

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Thank Carolyn B
Regina A, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Chicago, responded to this review

Dear Carolyn B, Thank you for the lovely review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you again Best, Regina Arendt General Manager Smith & Wollensky More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $48
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Scenic view, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 N State St, On the River at Marina City, Chicago, IL 60654-5411
    (North Bank of Chicago River)
  • Public Transportation: State/Lake, Grand
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago
  • Phone Number: +1 312-670-9900
Description
The ultimate steakhouse in the city that knows its steak. Adjacent to the Loop on bustling State Street, our Chicago location offers an impressive view of the Chicago River and features a large outdoor patio open during pleasant weather, spring through fall. Enjoy turn-of-the-century décor, and ample space for private events. For more casual fare or a relaxing cocktail hour, visit Wollensky’s Grill on the lower floor. Tours of the dry-aging room and on-site butcher shop may be arranged by special request.

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