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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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Open Now
11:45 - 23:00All hours
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226
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Reviewed yesterday

Excellent steak, cooked perfectly, succulent and really melted in my mouth. Fabulous wine list. Excellent servers. Crisp, traditional decor. Everything perfect for my taste.

Thank Pootle17
Reviewed 3 days ago

Smith & Wollensky is the best steak house in the City. There's no competition. The ambiance is awesome, it's fine dining but t with a casual vibw and the tender filets are to die for!

Thank Tl D
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

You are guaranteed Great service a beautiful drink Almost seems like a double Great wines by the glass Steaks/ chops / fish All prime beef All large portions Sit outside if you can & see NYC PASS YOU BY ALL THE SERVERS ARE WELL SEASONED...More

Thank B4307SGthomast
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful classic steak/lobster/steamed spinich/french fries dishes that are prepared perfectly . When craving "the real thing"--S&W great choice.

Thank 777,976
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located in a charming wooden house on 3rd Ave offers all New York flavor with an extensive menu, excellent service and a reasonable price ratio considering the standards of the city. An indispensable visit when visiting New York.

Thank LolaGadea
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic steakhouse in NYC. Only have been here once but the food was very good. The restaurant and decor has a warm classic feeling. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. The cocktails were also very good. Pricing seems to be fair and in line...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We recently spent four nights in New York as part of our honeymoon celebration we said we'd go for a very expensive dinner one of the nights and Smith & Wollensky certainly fitted the bill. Conveniently located around the corner from our hotel and from...More

Thank Chris O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a dinner there, the service is top draw, really professional. While not cheap, the food was excellent, the staff understand their product and are there to ensure that you have a good experience. We visited on a Monday evening, having booked on the...More

Thank GeoffC5
Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm originally from NYC so I love joints like this when I'm back home, the coat check girl, the semi-rude waiter, the decor. It was nice to meet an old friend there and talk for hours sipping on the most expensive Manhattan I have ever...More

Thank Jonathan A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family enjoyed a delicious meal during our NYC visit. The service was excellent! Our waiter was knowledgeable and attentive. Our steaks were cooked perfectly and full of flavor.

Thank Jennifer M
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imagine before they visit—spectacular skyscrapers like
the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building,
iconic public buildings like Grand Central Terminal
and the New York Public Library, and the non-stop
hustle and bustle of the city streets. Fifth Avenue is
a shopper's heaven where you can find every kind of
store imaginable, with fashion brands ranging from the
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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!
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.
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$100
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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
11:45 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
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
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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