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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Review: Ensconced in the tony Rittenhouse Hotel, Smith & Wollensky is a magnet for local deal-making carnivores, out-of-towners and locals celebrating special occasions. The upstairs dining room, overlooking elegant Rittenhouse Square, is decorated with dark wood accents, turn-of-the-century fixtures and pieces of Americana. With service that is attentive without being smothering, Smith & Wollensky delivers oversize cuts of USDA Prime beef along with specialties such as veal and wild salmon paired with one of six house-made sauces. The “bouquet” of chilled fresh oysters, clams, shrimp, crab and lobster make for great starters. Salads and hash brown potatoes are dependably good, and it's hard not to fill up on the breadbasket, especially the pretzel bread. Even the pricey wine list offers a few reasonable choices, if you look. Downstairs, the bar is cozy, casual and serves the same menu until late.