Smith & Wollensky

318 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610
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  • alan Sep 17, 2008

    romantic dinner at s & w chicago we had great time at Smith & Wollensky steak house. Beautiful romantic river view and best steak ever in town.

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  • Ben Dec 20, 2010

    I was expecting much more. I ordered perhaps the fattiest sirloin I've ever eaten. I ate maybe half of it after I had to trim so much off. I ordered it with the cajun seasoning which COMPLETELY covered the flavor of the steak. It could have been ANY meat because it was so heavily seasoned (perhaps I should not have ordered it that way, but the seasoning level was just ridiculous). On the plus side, my wife had the simply grilled filet and it was VERY good. VERY tender. We also had the angry shrimp appetizer which was very good. I guess the lesson here is to avoid the sirloin and avoid the cajun seasoning at all costs because it will just ruin your meal. Also, the waitstaff was very good and the manager even came over to check on us. Very friendly staff.

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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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  • Google User Oct 5, 2010

    Don't hesitate - go get a great steak We had a fabulous meal and the wait staff was top notch. The boned in filet was cooked perfect (medium as recommended) and was so flavorful that I declined to use their famous steak sauce. The salad was large enough to split as well as the generous portions of sides. The ambiance is old Chicago and the window views were magnificent from the lower seating area.

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