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Posted by Anonymous on 12/21/2007
I live in Manhattan and never in my life have I encountered a more rude, unhelpful, or condesending staff. Everyone I encountered, from the manager to the chef, was too busy and too snobby to help anyone. My group spent thousands at the restaurant and I am completely unsatisfied.
Posted by Dublin Tourists on 10/13/2007
Dined here on Oct 3rd. We ate in the Wollensky Grill rather than the main restaurant. Its not possible to book a table at the Grill, but we arrived at 7.50pm, and had a very nice corner table by 8.15. (We took a short walk followed by a drink in the very noisy and lively bar in the meantime.) The service was excellent, as was the food. The restaurant manager was very attentive as was our waiter. We had absolutely excellent steaks, accompanied by creamed spinach - highly recommended. We even stretched to desserts. Again we thoroughly enjoyed the apple pie. There was a great atmosphere in this restaurant. Will definitely revisit next year when we're back in NYC.
Posted by rob on 08/15/2007
3 of us went for dinner recently, and what I was hoping to be a treat was anything but. When seated our table was dirty, it took 10 minutes to get water or menus. The service was poor- it was as though we were rushed, hovering busboys eying the last bite on the plate regardless of what was on other plates. What high end restaurant clears a table in stages, not to mention the intrusive water pouring. The food was very nice, and cooked well. Some treat! never again
Posted by dunmeister on 07/27/2007
NYC steakhouses are famous throughout the world and it is hard to find a bad one. S+W are not bad. The waiters are all characters and can tell you an entertaining yarn, plus they know how to look after their customer,(Even when they forgot our fries an apology was issued and the fries duly arrived) Food was absolutely fantastic. The best steak I've had in NY. Winelist is daunting at first, (Especially to a new world fan), but the $57 sauvignon blanc was surprisingly good. I believe for value compared to some of those steakhouses in manhattan it really is good value. And Charlie and George you where worth the reservation! The onion rings were better though.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/27/2007
I ordered the NY Strip (or NY cut of sirloin, as they call it) medium rare. On first glanc,e I feared that they'd overcooked my meat but I should have known better. Absolutely delicious, the best stand-alone strip I've had in my life, although I have had some impressive porterhouses that rival this strip. Of course, it's damn expensive so you would expect S&W to be as good as it is.
Posted by Thurgood on 06/08/2007
The best Ribeye I have ever eaten.
Posted by RobNEve on 05/10/2007
We visited NYC in 2005 and Smith & Wollensky was recommended to us. So when we returned in Apr 2007 for a birthday treat, we decided on there was only one place we could go. Husband loves steaks so it was the obvious choice. I prefer fish so I had a shrimp starter and crab cakes and he had the pea soup and a T-bone special. We had one beer, one glass of wine and two coffees and the bill was $186 without tip! It was vastly overpriced but because it was a special occasion, we justified it. Best thing about our experience was the staff! They were truly friendly.