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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good29%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“steak” (151 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 3 days ago via mobile

First class meal from start to finish. Our waiter, Josh, guided us through the menu and wine list and helped us to make some great choices. Worth every dollar.

Thank MB747
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had a pre-theater dinner at Smith and Wollensky. The building venue is fabulous. Our server Sheryl was great. She was attentive but not overly so and pleasantly conversational. Our steaks were good but not great. My wife had the fillet with crab stuffed lobster...More

Thank Skier9175
Reviewed 6 days ago

A group of 9 people made up our special occasion, and its a great place to celebrate. The menu offers a good choice, but not overwhelming. It is heavily meat based though so not a great choice for veggies. We all had steak or chops...More

Thank Ros S
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to tell us about your recent dining experience here at the Castle. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much. We hope that you will come and dine with us again. From...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Boston has quite a few great steakhouses, Moo, Abe and Louis, Capital Grill to name a few but I have always enjoyed and returned to the Smith and Wollensky on Arlington Street. On Friday, December 15 I was in Boston for an annual family Pops...More

3  Thank 405russellm
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

My sincerest apologies for this experience. Having dined with us before, this clearly is not the Smith & Wollensky experience that you have come to expect. We are better than this! I'm sad to hear that this has turned you away from us for good....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going to Boston you must visit Smith and Wollensky at the castle. And if you're going to Smith & Wollensky you must ask specifically for Cheryl and Amy. This gifted team of servers know precisely how to make their guests feel at home,...More

Thank Maureen M
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Maureen, I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit so much and that Sherryl and Amy took such good care of you. We too look forward to seeing you again next semester and hopefully sooner!!!

Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

We had a group of 11 in a lovely private room. Everything was perfect including the appetizers but when the main courses were served,after a long wait, all the food was warmish but not hot. What a shame. This is supposed to be a great...More

Thank TSCClovis_Ca_
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to inform us of your dining experience. I am sorry that the entrees did not come out at the proper temperature. I do appreciate that you let us know of this as it will help us to evaluate and...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We were enchanted with this restaurant before we ever stepped inside. The building is an old armory and it’s a great stone building. Inside is a lovely, white tablecloth restaurant. Service was impeccable. The food was fantastic. I had the cocoa and coffee filet and...More

Thank KeytonM
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to us here in the Castle. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I happened upon S&W one evening while in Boston and we decided to stop in for dinner. The hostess was very accommodating and friendly. We were seated right away. The ambiance is really relaxed and warm. The servers are very attentive and...More

Thank rachael1107
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to tell us about your recent dining experience and we are very happy to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much. We hope that you will come back and see us again here at the Castle.

Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is a very good steak house, except it is very expensive. I have been to 2 Smith & Wollensky restaurants, one in Las Vegas and this one in Boston. I liked the one in Boston. The food is very tasty and plentiful. The desserts...More

Thank jello692017
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

Thank you for the great feedback! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience so much and we look forward to your next visit.

Reviewed 20 October 2017

We went to this restaurant for Dinner and it was wonderful. It is very pricey but the quality of food is worth it. The atmosphere and service was great. The wine prices have a mark up of 70-75% so be prepared when ordering a nice...More

Thank hburhan2016
Richard C, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky, responded to this reviewResponded 4 November 2017

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food, service, and atmosphere of our Castle. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. Next time you dine with us, please don't hesitate to speak with our sommelier who will be...More

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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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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