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Smith & Wollensky
Posted by Brits on 10/31/2005
My third trip to NY and the third time I've been to S and W, this time I took the family. The steaks were superb but why do the staff make you feel like they're doing you a favour?! We waited 25mins after our booked time, and even then had to ask if we'd been forgotten about before we got a table. We paid the Bill with travellers cheques and then fully intended to leave the 15% tip as cash on the table even though the waiter was Scrooge. The waiter came back with the travellers cheques and announced, like a DJ, in front of all of the other diners, "The service charge is not included you know". If you can put up with the service, then the steaks are the tops.
Posted by Beef lover from Texas on 10/16/2005
I was disappointed with the lack of menu choices and the exhorbitant prices of mediocre food. The beef was good, sure, but not singing in my mouth like I have had at other steak houses. The side dishes here are just average. Probably wouldn't go back for seconds.
Posted by aw on 09/19/2005
One of the best steaks I've had in the city. Other than that, the sides were just okay. Wine was good but too expensive. Go here for a great piece of meat but not the atmosphere.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/07/2005
Good decent steak, but not as good as the other big guns like sparks, peter lugers, or mark joseph. For some reason it didn't feel like a friendly atmosphere. Service was less than what I expected as well given the $$ pricey menu. The big thing was dessert which was very lacking and disappointing.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/17/2005
If you pay this sort of money you would expect top quality service to go with the great food. This was not the case. Didn't enjoy the service at all, but have to admit that the steak was very nice.
Posted by anonymous on 03/22/2005
Received a gift card good for several restaurants including Smith and Wollensky. Went on a Monday night and was very pleased. Had Tomato and Mozzarella, shared a steak for two, creamed spinach and onion rings. Everything was great. Dessert was okay - looked better than it was. Don't know why, but waiter said first drink was on the house. Very nice touch. Overall, a very pleasant experience and a good meal.
Posted by Anon on 12/30/2004
After dining at some of the other steak houses (Mortons, Ruth's Chris, etc) we figured we should try this, and what we found was we should have stayed with what we already knew and loved. The food was far below comparable steakhouses. The Smith and Wollensky salad was worse than what you can get out of a bag in the supermarket. The meat was a decent size, but was bland and my medium rare was almost completely well done. I say for the price, and if you want real quality at a place where the waiters aren't horrible, go to another steak house.