Smith & Wollensky

318 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610
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  • Suzcpc Aug 23, 2010

    Nice view but watch your personal items in summer I have been here several times and the food is always very good, but the service is just too slow at least for a business lunch. Also, to note, and not the fault of the restaurant, but my purse was stolen from under my chair during lunch. Be very careful when you sit outside as there is a public walkway right behind your table.

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  • Alexander Oct 17, 2011

    Extremely overpriced for the quality it offers. For a $50 rib eye with no sides included, you would expect to get something other than a piece of fat that you would normally not even purchase at a store. The service and the atmosphere are ok. You will be much much better off if you go to another restaurant in Chicago. Disliked: Service, Atmosphere, Value, Steak

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  • Colleen Jun 29, 2008

    Giant servings Who knew that when you ordered the chicken you would get the ENTIRE chicken? We didn't. Nor did we know personal pizza meant a size medium. Or when you ordered the cake, you got 1/3rd of the whole cake. I can only imagine what their dishes for two would be. The portion sizes were WAY TOO LARGE. It was ridiculous. We hadn't gone in that hungry and were just astounded. It explains the prices being so high - for a 10 oz filet when I am accustomed to maybe half that at other fine dining establishments - but wow. Nice view. Big prices. Huge food (sometimes more quantity than quality as was the case for the tuna which was a bit dry, and the medium rares that were more medium).. And the side dishes are extra.

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  • Charles Apr 22, 2009

    At least the river view is nice We ate in the grill downstairs on Monday, April 21, 2009 around 7:30. Our server was mediocre at best. She left us for long periods without water and with messy plates. I noticed the other servers were much more engaged with their tables. For whatever reason, we drew the short stick. Life will go on, of course, but given the tab you have to expect better! Our meal was so-so. We went with the current Prix Fixe menu, the Stimulus Package, which is clearly designed to drum up business in a teetering economy (the restuarant was half-empty). I went with the filet which was relatively tastless although the Bernaise sauce redeemed it somewhat. The baked potato was excellent and the Wollensky Salad was decent. My wife had the crab cakes, which were good but not great. In fact, for $150 without tip (including a few drinks) and only one boat going by in the foul weather, I would rather stand on the State Street Bridge with a P&J than eat here again. Thumbs down although in better weather on the patio and with a decent server I can see that this is a place worth trying based on its phenomenal location alone.

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  • Jay Jun 27, 2009

    Convenient location, good experience. Was at a hotel nearby for business last year and ate here one night. My memory of it was: The wait staff was friendly. The meal was delicious. The portion was filling. Overall, a fine experience. Good for business dining.

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