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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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American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went here for lunch. Haven't been in several years. Always fall back to there great burger. It is soo special. Even the unique pickles on the side were wonderful. Service is what you expect from a nice restaurant. Ate outside as was with my pet...More

Thank hal s
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is very much an Upper East Side Manhattan experience. Great decor, bustling atmosphere, excellent food, and a really hefty bill to pay at the end. I was dining with an old friend now resident in Harlem, two gentleman Brits on a night out: we...More

Thank DrDC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Smith and Wollensky as it was just down from our hotel, was recommended as 'The best steak in Manhattan' and I really fancied a steak! We went on a Wednesday at about 8pm and it was PACKED! We were lucky to get a table...More

Thank Lee K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with my husband to celebrate my birthday after it was recommended to us as being the best in Manhattan. The record is dated, however it goes with the theme and is really nice. The lighting is very dim so if you find...More

1  Thank Clarabella87
Reviewed 1 week ago

Old time steak house with a good trip advisor rating however on our visit we were disappointed. The waiter was disinterested & almost rude it felt like he was doing us a favour in even serving us!! The food came just as a steak on...More

Thank SurreyDeedee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the kind of place you have heard of since you visit New-York and never had time to visit. Absolutely great; a place where waiters understand what customers want when they speak about meat.

Thank JLV1959
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I recently took a client to lunch at Smith and Wollensky for lunch, and it never disappoints. As usual the service was impeccable. I had the halibut special with asparagus on the side. My client had the hamburger with fries. It was a totally enjoyable...More

1  Thank markkX6690EX
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went for our wedding anniversary and we really loved this restaurant. We ate the Smith'Bouquet with colossal stone crab as an appetizer and for the main course a delicious Porterhouse with Hash Browns as a side dish. The waiters Baci and...More

1  Thank karentcb12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner at the S&W grill, good service, good wines and memorable food. Try the Filet Mignon Roquefort!

1  Thank Dennis S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Authentic but slightly dated interior. Meat is very Good, but sides are slightly boring. Prices high so plan for a big spender night out...

Thank Bygdagut
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I've booked in at the restaurant - is the grill at the same location? (I read in another review it's around the corner?!).
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!
Hi, We have a reservation booked after a long day of sightseeing and wonder if we are ok to attend in casual sightseeing clothing ? Thanks.
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.
Dress code is shorts and sneakers acceptable
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
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
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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