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Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago

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6036 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
The ultimate steakhouse in the city that knows its steak.



Adjacent to the Loop on bustling State Street, our Chicago location offers an impressive view of the Chicago River and features a large outdoor patio open during pleasant weather, spring through fall. Enjoy turn-of-the-century décor, and ample space for private events. For more casual fare or a relaxing cocktail hour, visit Wollensky’s Grill on the lower floor. Tours of the dry-aging room and on-site butcher shop may be arranged by special request.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 6036 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.2
Value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipTibi
Chicago
41 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a wonderful experience in the midst of the current coronavirus-caused difficult restaurant climate...

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DoreenR
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining at it's best - they're taking covid precautions seriously & I appreciate it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience5

Nice setting. Waiter seemed rushed or in a hurry. Food was not what I expected. I will give this spot a 4.5/10. The location right off the river walk is what made the night.

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vipmarvin
Chicago
71 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always Great Food

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Hanna
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience3

Overall great place with a great view. Just a small thing which I don't like to be ready for an 18% tips automatically included in your check.

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vipRayS
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service was excellent. We sat outside next to heat lamp and views of the river and city were outstanding

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EdytaO
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

Used to be so much nicer. Food- bass was undercooked and cold. No apology from manager who just set my plate down and walked away. Waitress was nice and provided great service.

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vipNChai
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was truly fantastic. The food and service was impeccable. We had a Tower, crab cakes, shrimp cocktail, fried lobster, steaks...loved all of it. They also accommodated me with a gluten/dairy free menu which is always nice for someone like me. Thank you for a great experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is always superb and the staff are super friendly and attentive. Always and excellent meal and experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food3Service5Ambience5

The outside seating was amazing! The staff was friendly and helpful! I will say the food was amazing, however, the Mac And Cheese!

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cselle3
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As a frequent business visitor to Chicago for the past 25+ years, the culinary in this town never fails to impress. The food & service at Smith & Wollensky Chicago is impeccable, as you would expect. But, what has always set this location apart is its location - right on the river, across from the winery, and near the famed areas of Upper Wacker and Michigan. We sat outside on a slightly cool (at least for a Florida resident) beautiful mid-September evening. The combination of food, service, and ambiance could not have been better. There are many great places in Chicago, but Smith & Wollensky's is/always has been a one to include on anyone recommendation list.

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AlexisK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

this place is such a chicago classic ! i can’t wait to come here again !

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love that the restaurant is next to the water. Watching all the boats while eating is very nice.

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Jarhead
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We arrived a few minutes early, but we. were seated within a few minutes. They gave us a nice table alongside the window overlooking the river. We watched speedboats,, yachts and kayaks going by every few minutes. We both had filets, rare. We split an S&W salad and a side of creamed corn manchego. The corn was excellent. The steaks, as always, were also excellent. This is one of our favorite dining spots in the city. We are never disappointed!

JM
JulissaM
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

David our server was AMAZING! We were celebrating 2 birthdays and he brought 2 HUGE slices of cakes. Made them each feel special. He was funny and made us all feel great. Food was DELICIOUS as expected!

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vipRoxanneM
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful view and impeccable service!

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elisas
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was great!! Will return again in the future

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much and we are pleased you enjoyed dining with us

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Megrairae
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner was delicious. Everything about it was amazing.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

Thank you so much and we hope to serve you again soon

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vipeddiec
Chicago
24 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We went for our anniversary. The host wished us a happy anniversary. Our server never mentioned it until we paid the bill. Not a place to go for a celebratory meal. Other than that the service and food were very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great time on the patio!

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vipArtR
Tampa
86 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Visiting Chicago and not visiting S&W is like not visiting at all. EVERYTHING on the menu is great! And the service is impeccable, don’t miss it.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was nicr

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SammaG
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience1

Food was great but very pricey. Our waiter was great. Took a little over an hour to get our food. Service was slow. Restaurant was very loud. Dress code is non existent. Not a fine dining experience especially for the high prices. Would not recommend for date night.

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MSLOLO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience5

Hi,

I was disappointed in my server. If I'm not mistaken his name was Marlon. He seemed very busy with other tables & seemed to forget about us. We literally had to ask him for everything. He never offered a refill on any of the sodas we ordered. I had to ask for black pepper, a dessert menu, some of the sides we ordered were forgotten about and did not arrive with our dinner. My husband and I were entertaining guest from St. Croix & wanted them to enjoy a great dinner with a wonderful view. I think if you spend 700.00 on dinner we should at least get some satisfactory service.

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selenaR
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was delicious and we had great customer service. It was such a delightful experience. The view was also great.

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PhilK
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Smith and wollensky does not disappoint. We had a fabulous time for our anniversary and the service and food were both excellent. We were able to be seated overlooking the river and it truly was a special experience.

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Deborahm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant , great service, food was okay not blow your socks off. But device and ambiance was amazing

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vipJames
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience4

We had a great table overseeing the Chgo River. Food was tasty and delicious. Our server was not so great, we had other servers noticed that we needed another drink and when we were ready to leave.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago
Responded 6 days ago

I do apologize for the server issue - we will correct this going forward

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ErikB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place, ate outside on edge of river. Service was excellent!

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vipIndiangal
Chicago
54 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration...quiet, with great cocktails and wine, and delicious food!
Our server was the best!
We will be back for sure!

MM
MarvinM
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

From the greeting you at the front door upon your arrival to you being escorted to your seat, the Food & service’s was excellent

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margomcummins
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Fantastic experience overall! Food/drink and service were excellent - no complaints whatsoever. Wish we could have sat closer to the ledge on the outdoor patio for the sake of the river views, but we were still very pleased with our city views.

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vipSFCAiello
Chicago
104 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One the best T-Bone steaks in a very long time! Grilled bacon and angry shrimp are a must have. Thank you, Jen, for your attention to detail making this visit to S&W extra special.

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vipkako5
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

My meat was greasy and salty--for $60, it was underwhelming. It was a birthday celebration so I did appreciate the dessert. We spent over $300 for a dinner for 2 and should have been very impressed and we were not.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our first time dining. We ordered the Tomahawk steak and creamed corn and Mac and cheese. Everything was delicious and the food was the perfect temperature. I had a lemon drop martini which was very good as well. The service was amazing. The only thing that surprised me and that I did not like was that gratuity was automatically included in my bill and it was only two of us. I always tip graciously and I was especially going to because the service was great. That was the only thing that rubbed me the wrong way. I would definitely visit again though because as I said the food was amazing and worth the pricing.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fun experience

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KeithH
1 review
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food the service the ambience it was The Total package!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Always great sitting on the patio in the summer watching the city and enjoying good food and wine. A bit pricey.

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NikG
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were here for our anniversary and everything was phenomenal. From when we walked in until we were finished, our waitress was very knowledgeable about the menu and made great recommendations. Will definitely come back here when we’re in town. Thank you for a great night!!

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MamaBella
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our waitress Laura was amazing, helpful. She made our dinner extra special with her pleasant service and attention to our requests. The food tasted super delicious too.

FAQs

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago does offer delivery in partnership with Chow Now. Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 670-9900.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago is rated 4.6 stars by 6036 OpenTable diners.

Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Chicago does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.smithandwollensky.com/product-category/gift-cards/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

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