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Smith & Wollensky

797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226
+1 212-753-1530
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good31%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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American, Steakhouse
797 3rd Ave, New York City, NY 10022-6226
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Reservations are recommended if not required. It is New York after all. They are known for their steaks and it is easy to see why. Cooked to perfection and very tasty. The sides are served family style and are large enough and easy to share....More

Thank Donna L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The ambiance was classy and elegant. We ordered a yummy steak and halibut. The service was nice and so were the cocktails and wine. Not all the staff were equally welcoming but most were. Large portions!

Thank slprof
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband & I ate here recently as a treat while visiting New York City and it was definitely that!! Incredible steak (huge portions even though we ordered the smallest one on the menu!!), exceptional service and great atmosphere. Pricey for sure but worth it...More

Thank Cath D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my wife for dinner on 5/12/17.The view is beautiful but the food was horrible and over price.The waiter over charge me and never showed me the service charge percentage.I will never go back again.

Thank kendycrneille
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

you like meat? then the smith & wollensky ist YOUR place to go and an absolute must. its like time stood still 50 years ago. the waiters are about as old as the restaurant and they understand to make a stressless athmosphere dispite the busy...More

Thank rainerstaub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've always wanted to dine here and we weren't disappointed. The service was superb, the food was wonderful. However the portions were huge! I felt terrible leaving so much of my lovely NYC cut sirloin steak but I couldnt manage another mouthful. Cant wait to...More

Thank rach2010186402
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for my daughters 21st while on holiday in New York. Absolutely fabulous! They made a note of the celebration on the reservation and we then received complimentary prosecco and birthday cake. That all just added to the lovely experience and excellent food. The...More

Thank Diane J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The ceiling was falling in in the dining room! My husbands steak was just average. I had a chicken that was extremely over-cooked and tasted like a rotisserie from Walmart. Everything was A la cart and extremely overpriced for the quality of the meal. I...More

Thank christine c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This busy old restaurant has a very jammed space for sitting and we felt a bit uncomfortable to be seated in this small space. The steak is too dry and burnt and we think less juicy. Seafood is ok but other food is less impressive....More

Thank Suwatss
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful food - just huge! If you can eat a cow, go here. Great service and well maintained. Maybe a bit pricey.

Thank mogga2015
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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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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, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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.