Smith & Wollensky

318 North State Street, Chicago, IL 60610
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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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  • 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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  • chitown13 Dec 16, 2011

    I come here as often as possible! The staks are excellent and a nice change of flavor because most local stakhouses do not Dry Age the meat like they do. I always treat myself to the lobster and love to share side dishes. The drunkin donuts are my absolute favorite dessert of all time! The staff is super friendly and seem to accomodate everyone's needs. It is pricey so we cannot visit as often as we would like:(

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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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