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Smith & Wollensky

797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226
+1 212-753-1530
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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LOCATION
797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Spotted this place on my way to the hotel and thought it looked interesting. Great food in a classical way, on the expensive side, but it was NYC.

Thank cerysr23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re looking for an incredible evening with friends, family or co-workers, this is where you want to be! Amazing food, drink, and ambiance. I’ve had the prime rib and the Branzino and for sides you need to have the Mac n cheese and the...More

Thank Marissa F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked online on the basis of a recommendation, we were seated promptly and had a great table. Restaurant was busy, not noisy, but with a great buzz. Helpful and well informed staff, immense steaks, healthy sized gin and tonic and this all made for a...More

Thank SandJA_11
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a classic. They offer a nice bar while you wait for your table. Then you get very good quality meat and nice service. In our case they overcooked a bit the steaks so be careful when choosing how to order the meat

Thank EHM1977
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was reccomended to us by friends and it didn't disappoint. Had some delicious calamari as a starter followed by fillet steak - i'm very fussy about meat and usually have fish as a main. so glad i went for the steak, perfectly cooked...More

Thank Elibel_2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My favorite of the menu, I have ordered it several times and the quality of the dish is so consistent! Have a glass of red wine from the Smith & Wollensky vineyard and a side of their special Mac n Cheese (never seen it prepared...More

Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Ok so S&W is a NYC institution and deservedly so. Lots of groups treat it as an iconic place to visit as a last night in NY. It's a classic steak house menu well executed.. Think chewy sourdough, Raw bar and prawns etc, great steaks...More

Thank gsutherl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In every American city where there is an Oceanaire or Smith & Wollensky, we make a point of having a meal, and recently in NYC we had lunch at the S & W Grill. The ordinary lunch fare of clamchowder and caesar salad with grilled...More

Thank Lars B H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our 4th visit - spread over a number of years - we go every time we're in New York as it's just so good! The bar is great for a drink or 2 before dinner (superb barman!) and the steaks are exceptional -...More

Thank Lucywilliams78
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very disappointed in our recent visit. Whilst food was good it was nothing special for the price. We ordered 2 steaks as we had read the reviews on tripadvisor but they were decidedly average in size and taste. I will not return as prices too...More

Thank noslenp
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MandiMangle
9 August 2016|
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Response from Gustave D | Reviewed this property |
Its right around the corner. You can't miss it. I enjoy the grill a lot more.... Not so stuffy. Enjoy!
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katecarpenter
5 May 2016|
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Response from jenniferand2003 | Reviewed this property |
You should be OK but personally, I would feel more comfortable on the smart / casual side.
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Drdent777
9 July 2015|
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Response from ADG26 | Property representative |
Hello! Our guests tend to be most comfortable in business casual attire.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:45 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-753-1530
  • E-mail
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.
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