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Smith & Wollensky - New York City

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797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226 (E. 49th Street)
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:45 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Ottawa, Canada
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a great dinner here. It is quite expensive as expected for a high end steakhouse the steak salad was fantastic. Although there is no kids menu they offered a number of options for our children. All of them were huge and could be shared.

Thank Greg F
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I and another couple Te here to celebrate our Anniversary. The attention from the doorman to the waiter was incredible. The waiter stood near our table and ensured whatever we needed was there immediately. The menu is alacart, so be prepared. We ordered the 24 oz NY strip, mashed potatoes and broccoli and the other couple ordered... More 

1 Thank Sheila W
McLean, Virginia, United States
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I probably have dinner at too many steak houses and this was not my first Smith & Wollensky. I thought the food was good not extra special. Waiter was so so. No fresh Pepper offered and he disappeared for long times so I couldn't ask for things we needed. I had the salmon which was very good as I was... More 

1 Thank Scott G
Farnham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was good and portions were enormous, not being regulars or New Yorkers our table was wedged into a corner by the kitchen. The staff are mostly men of a certain age, nothing wrong with that, but none of them smiled or chatted with us and they all looked like they would rather be somewhere else. When out waiter... More 

Thank morganicky
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm a big fan of this place. This was my first steakhouse experience in NYC about 16 years ago. I still remember the waiter in the white coat rolling out the meat cart. Awesome experience. That's what makes this review difficult. Went into the City in February 2016 for a weekend with friends. I made reservations well in advance hoping... More 

1 Thank Aaron B
Nuremberg, Germany
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The right Restaurant for everyone who knows that a Steak is not Steak. Here you really taste the difference between a nice and a really great Steak. Dinner couldn't be better, although the Location is a Little bit outdated.

Thank Oliver H
Burntwood Staffordshire
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food in a good location. The staff are polite and very knowledgeable about all the food on the menu.

Thank Caroline1009
Cleveland, Ohio
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I came late so was offered the Grill, by the bar at the back. My experience recently at the restaurant section was rushed--the food was good, but the waiters couldn't wait to get you out of there! The Grill was very clubby. If you knew the bartender and drank there every night, you got great service. If you came off... More 

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Milledgeville, Georgia, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

So I was in NYC for the night and as I was taxing back to my hotel, I see this place and seem to recognize the name as one the best. I had nothing better to do and no dinner plans so I indulged. I ordered the prime rib and the waiter suggested the hashbrowns. So I followed suit. After... More 

Thank Chris B
Mexico City, Mexico
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent service with a great environment an a menu focused in steaks. Portions are huge so be ready to eat a lot.

1 Thank AliceA14

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $100
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
11:45 am - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226
    (E. 49th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 212-753-1530
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.

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