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Smith & Wollensky

101 Arlington St, The Castle at Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116-5306
+1 617-423-1112
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible6%
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“steak” (148 reviews)
“filet oscar” (4 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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101 Arlington St, The Castle at Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116-5306
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food in an awesome setting. We're from Chicago, and like to think we know our steak. Smith & Wollensky in the Back Bay was superb. Our server King was outstanding, and the manager Nico was attentive and went out of his way to make...More

Thank Chuck D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very disappointing. We ordered the seafood tower for 6 for $170. A rip off. My girlfriend and I ordered one for two people at Atlantic Seafood nearby a few days earlier that was larger than this one for 6. The shrimp was obviously frozen and...More

Thank Vundi1
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I'm very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience. I do hope that you will give us a try again.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here before they closed for the night, the bartender was friendly and recommended a great glass of wine.

Thank Courtney W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I ate the biggest steak of my life here- I would truly suggest splitting any of them. It was perfectly cooked ( medium rare- which I took for granted until I went to a restaurant that mangled my order. ( not this one). Loved our...More

Thank couplessPS
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Smith Wollensky is a American Steakhouse very known in USA. The unit of 101 Arlington St. in Boston follows the same good services of its co-works. It is located in a old historical palace with very good atmosphere. It is a little dark, but the...More

Thank Linoadv
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words. I'm glad to hear that your experience here at the Castle lived up to your previous visits to our other locations. Please come back and see us again.

Reviewed 25 June 2017

My son and daughter in law took us to this magnificent restaurant for dinner and from the moment we walked inside I was blown away. I wish we had something like this in Galway lreland!!! It's like a stately home or something from the early...More

Thank Roisin S
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thank you for the great review! So happy that you enjoyed the ambiance of our castle and that our staff took great care of you. I will be sure to share your experience with the entire team. We do hope to see you again in...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

our server rick was really friendly advised us on where we could go after to catch some live music even showed us directions on his phone The food was nice but huge steaks the smallest being 21 ounce and that was meant for one person...More

Thank wendyarmit100
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 15 July 2017

Thanks Wendy. We hope to see you again very soon.

Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

The food was wonderful. Filet oscar was cooked to perfection. Our waitress Amy was great. She told us about the castle and was beyond entertaining!!! A wonderful family evening!!

Thank sygump
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Retirement and Birthday!!! Wow! Thank you for choosing us to spend such a special occasion. I'm very glad to hear that Amy took such great of you. Please come back and visit us again and don't hesitate to ask for Amy.

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We recently visited to celebrate a graduation in the family and knew we found the perfect place to do it. Starting with the warm bread and wonderful Wollensky salad and on to the substantial beef entrees we chose, tasty side dishes, and extensive wine list,...More

Thank RPetrovic
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2017

Thank you for choosing to celebrate a graduation with us! We are very glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. We hope that we won't have to wait too long to see you again.

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Recently had an outstanding dinner at the Castle with family. Bartender made an excellent martini. Our server Cheryl was outstanding. Very attentive and accommodating. She brought us a very tasty appetizer she prepared at the start. We also enjoyed our clams casino. The filet with...More

Thank RRguy99
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Thank you for letting us know about your visit. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much and that the team took such good care of you. Please come back and see us again very soon.

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As stated above. For men slacks or nice blue jeans and a button down shirt is fine. I wore a casual dress. Dress as you would going out to a nice restaurant. Anything casual but not too casual like flip flops, tank tops... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$48
Meals
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, 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
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 22:00
Monday
16:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 22:00
Thursday
16:00 - 22:00
Friday
16:00 - 22:00
Saturday
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Arlington St, The Castle at Columbus Ave., Boston, MA 02116-5306
    (Columbus)
  • Public Transportation: Arlington/Back Bay
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Back Bay
  • Neighbourhood: Back Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 617-423-1112
Description
Eat like royalty in Boston’s most famous castle. Indulge your senses and sense of history with the unique dining experience of our Boston steakhouse. Located in a historic stone and brick “castle” built in 1891, the structure originally served as the headquarters for the First Corps of Cadets and is listed on the National Historic Register. The first floor gunroom, social hall, and museum floor have been converted to the main dining room. The castle also boasts an impressive collection of private dining rooms, and the fourth floor Battle Room is one of Boston’s most coveted locations for large parties. Create a memorable evening by requesting our “behind the scenes” tour.
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