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Smith & Wollensky

318 N. State St. (Kinzie St.) Send to Phone
312-670-9900 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
Suits snag steaks --- and primo river views --- at this prime meatery on the Chicago River.
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Lunch & Dinner daily, Brunch Sun.
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Smith & Wollensky, Chicago, IL

Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Review

: Great views of the Chicago River, prime outdoor seating and a massive, American-minded wine list earn points for this boisterous, upscale Big Apple steakhouse, located in a two-story building between Marina City's twin corncobs. The wood-trimmed dining rooms --- which ring with the sound of clanking plates --- attract a business clientele that's tended to by a platoon of well-informed, uniformed servers. The dry-aged steaks and chops are of top quality, but in a city flush with carnivorous fare we've found better versions exist. As a result, we favor the simple, wood-grilled seafood instead. Get the salmon, adorned with mango chutney, cilantro pesto or tomato-caperberry relish. On the side? Truffled mac ‘n’ cheese. If you are hankering for meat, pick the tender, Gorgonzola-crusted steak. As for desserts, they’re oversized and what you’d expect from a steakhouse: carrot or chocolate cake. The cozy downstairs grill has an all-day menu with marginally lower prices.

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