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Smith & Wollensky - Philadelphia - CLOSED

210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726
+1 215-545-1700
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
Apr 4, 2015
“Nice surprise”
Feb 26, 2015
“Still Having Service Problems”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726
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Reviewed April 4, 2015

Sort of tucked away at the back of Rittenhouse square, the second floor offers panoramic views of the square and the steaks were among the best we have had in the city.

Thank Gianni L
Steve B, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2015

Thank you for the kind words. We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit. Thank you, Steve

Reviewed February 26, 2015

There has been a consistent service problem here to the extent that this was our first visit in 7 years. Stranded in Philly in a snow storm, SW was in our hotel so it was the logical choice. On a slow night with few customers...More

Thank bankruptcy
Steve B, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded March 2, 2015

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your recent experience. If you don't mind, could you provide me with a few more details of your visit (day, time visited)? If you could either call me at 215-545-1700 or email me the...More

Reviewed February 15, 2015

Loved the decor, food, service & atmosphere. The food was excellent, great choices on the menu ! The service was perfect !

Thank Gary C
Reviewed February 10, 2015

I've never had anything but a very good meal here and impeccable service. My visit a few days ago was no exception. The freshly baked bread brought to the table was great. We had a variety of appetizers including salads, and soup. All were wonderful....More

Thank NSL14
Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Had some rudeness over at the bar. Not sure why the loud mouths weren't dealt with in a professional way. I did enjoy my crab cakes however.

Thank Cystokid
Reviewed January 9, 2015

Smith & Wollensky has Great service! Fine inventive drink menu and extensive wine list, plus tasty steaks and seafood! This first rate steak house has a quiet atmosphere and the staff pampers you! Smith and Wollensky is located right on a street bordering the fabulously...More

1  Thank Stuart102
Steve B, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded January 28, 2015

Thank you for taking the time and writing a review about your recent experience at Smith & Wollensky. We use each review as a training tool for our team, and it seems that we hit our mark of excellence on your last visit. Please let...More

Reviewed January 6, 2015

Had a wonderful dinner here in an intimate setting. Really enjoyed the atmosphere and would definitley come back again on another Philly visit.

Thank Ilovemydog242
Reviewed December 30, 2014

We went to Smith and Wollensky on Christmas Day for dinner; it was a gift to my husband. The service was horrendous, had reservations was seated in bar area with much foot traffic banging into chairs and table. The food was cold and my husband’s...More

Thank mariach1028
Steve B, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Philadelphia, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2015

Hello, Thank you for your review. If possible, I would like to know a little more information, (time, table, server) as I use all reviews as a training tool for the entire staff. We definitely missed the mark of excellence on your Christmas visit. You...More

Reviewed December 22, 2014

Reserve a window table upstairs or down and enjoy an incomparable view of Rittenhouse Square. Excellent beef and seafood dishes served by experienced staff. Does not feel like a chain restaurant as it has a loyal group of local regulars, including those living in the...More

Thank RittSq
Reviewed December 19, 2014

love drinking here looking over rittenhouse square, food is good but itsa great spot to have a few drinks!!! wayne the batender is the man!!!

Thank Truth1978
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
$15 - $48
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 210 W Rittenhouse Sq, Rittenhouse Hotel, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5726
    (19th and Walnut)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-545-1700
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at The Rittenhouse Hotel
Refined luxury in Philadelphia’s iconic square. Overlooking the historic Rittenhouse Square Park planned by founding father William Penn, our Philadelphia restaurant offers a panoramic view of this picturesque center city landmark. The cozy warmth of polished wood, brass, whimsical antiques, and original art create a refined yet casual steakhouse experience throughout. The main bar draws locals and visiting celebrities alike.
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