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Smith & Wollensky - DC - CLOSED

1112 19th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3658
+1 202-466-1100
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  • Excellent41%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
18 Mar 2016
“Good steak, but WAY over priced”
17 Mar 2016
“Best steak in DC”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Steakhouse, Seafood
$$ - $$$
1112 19th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3658
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Reviewed 18 March 2016

I had heard about Smith & Wollensky on the Travel channel and being a steak LOVER I felt I had to go. We went as a date night on a Friday night. The service was impeccable, the food was good but not GREAT. I thought...More

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 17 March 2016

I had dinner with two colleagues. We all ordered steaks,my colleagues had the house salad and I had the steak chili. My fillet oscar was delicious, tender and juicy. The wait staff was exceptionally helpful and courteous. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone wanting...More

Thank Larry C
Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

The man who served in our table did not understand or he did not want to understand what we have decided to order. He did not understand that we were going to share and he asked contemptuously if one of us needed a plate! Then...More

1  Thank Paula E
Ned M, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - DC, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2016

I am so sorry about your experience. This is not what my establishment promotes. I will most definitely investigate this matter. Thank yo for your feedback and by all means we hope to see you back, absolutely on better terms. Respectfully, Ned Mirkovic. General Manager...More

Reviewed 28 February 2016

We had dinner for 4 there as a preview to a wedding rehearsal dinner later this year. Every bite of everything we ate was absolutely delicious, including the soup, salad, steaks, potatoes, and out-of-this-world chocolate cake.The service was equally outstanding. If you are looking for...More

Thank Neil S
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I have eaten here multiple times. Food is perfectly prepared every time. Service is very attentive but three people checking in on us is a little much. It is a business dinner so please limit the interruptions.

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 January 2016

The owners of this place should teach their waiters to never ask the customers their "whereabouts" and more specifically their nationality. It's none of their business. Ordinary food at an extravagant price. Not worth it. At all. Ah, a glass of wine could be as...More

Thank cffescu
Ned M, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - DC, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2016

We truly apologize for any inconvenience. Asking Guests about personal things, such as nationality, is by all means unacceptable in my business. If you would please give me a call at 240-423-0874, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks Ned Mirkovic General Manager Smith & Wollensky,...More

Reviewed 30 December 2015

Although popular in the 90's this venue has shown signs of aging. It used to be "the" steakhouse for expense accounts and power lunches but competition has moved this out of the top 10 in DC. There are plenty of newer and better places to...More

Thank MDHotelier2
Ned M, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - DC, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2016

Thank you for your feedback and Happy New Year. TRENDY vs TRADITIONAL...we are a Traditional, Premiere, American Steakhouse, specializing in highest quality food (USDA Prime, in hose dry aged beef as our staple), and we pair our food with experienced staff, some of whom have...More

Reviewed 4 December 2015

During annual visits back to our old stomping ground (ah the memories of actually being able to drive down Pennsylvania Av), Smith and Wollensky is a Saturday night tradition. The steaks are aged, seasoned and prepared to perfection. We had cocktails -- they don't scrimp...More

Thank maxkol
Reviewed 2 December 2015

We sat down to world class service, outstanding food and wonderful ambiance. Beef aged 26 days on site and cut in house, dressings made in house, phenomenal desserts, fantastic wine selection. It's a meal worth experiencing...but expect to pay for it!

Thank cyndiguidry2012
Reviewed 29 October 2015 via mobile

Great service and good food. We went to dinner with a very large group. The exceptionally large upstairs dining area did not feel cavernous. The staff was on top of their game the entire evening. Would most definitely done here again.

Thank Joe L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$48
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:30 PM
4:00 PM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1112 19th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20036-3658
    (Between L & M)
  • Public Transportation: Dupont Circle or Farragut North - Red Line Farragut West - Blue & Orange Lines
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Dupont Circle
  • Neighbourhood: Dupont Circle
  • Phone Number: +1 202-466-1100
  • E-mail
Where the Left and the Right agree to meat. Locals know the “real” business of Washington often gets done over the dinner table. And on any given day, our steakhouse is a prime place to spot the wheels of democracy in action. From quiet formal dining rooms to a bustling Wollensky’s Grill to an outside patio perfect for enjoying spring cherry blossoms, you’ll find a variety of venues to suit any occasion. Private rooms available for up to 450.
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