This is the only location of this fine restaurant in Las Vegas. The 635-seat, three-story eatery is actually two restaurants in one. For more formal ... More
Smith & Wollensky
This is the only location of this fine restaurant in Las Vegas. The 635-seat, three-story eatery is actually two restaurants in one. For more formal meals, the dining room is open until 10:30p and the more casual, lighter menu in the Wollensky Grill is available until 4a. It includes Filet Mignon, veal chops, lamb chops and Filet au Poivre. The special menu item is the Crackling Pork Shank with Firecracker Applesauce.
It's pretty bad when a free dinner is bad. We ate dinner here last night(6/5/07), and it was a horrible experience. The server(Brian) was very unpersonable. Once he took our order, we saw him one other time before he brought the check. We both had filet mignon, which we could have gotten at sizzler. It came cut in half, and had next to no flavor, and it was supposed to be cajun. Cajun is a strong flavor, how do you mess that up? The mashed potatoes were instant, made from flakes, and you want to charge $9.00? The broccoli was hard, and almost raw, and again you want to charge $9.00? They took the broccoli, and hers and my wine off the check which was appreciated, but aside from the bartender, that was the best part about the experience. For the average person who doesn't know any better, this place would be great. This was a very dissapointing dining experience, and I do not recommend it to anyone. Sorry to be so harsh, but people need to know what they are getting.
We had lunch at the bar - just burgers and beers but we cannot wait to go back to Vegas for a chance to eat dinner in this great place. Our service was top-notch. Food was outstanding. We enjoyed the entire experience so much, we tell everyone we know going to Vegas to stop and at least enjoy the one pound (thick, juicy, outstanding flavor!) burger. The prices were what you would expect to pay for top quality ingredients and such a welcoming atmosphere. Our bartender was from Jersey and made us feel like he was there to cater to us alone. Enough rambling - go and see for yourself!
Wanting a great steak this past Sunday night I made reservations at Smith and Wollensky's. When we arrived I asked if any outside seats were available and the staff was more than happy to accommodate placing our group right outside on the Vegas strip providing a great setting. We had a jovial waiter that poked fun at my friend when he ordered a steak medium well advising him it would be like shoe leather.
The meal quality and service appeared relatively average for the price paid until the steaks arrived-- when everything took a downturn. Myself and another ordered New York strip steaks Medium Rare that were cooked Medium-Well. I told the waiter who told us it may look that way, but it�s because the blue lights outside fool the eyes. He said we would take the steak inside and have a look, which he did and then brought them out and said they were medium rare. I was highly offended the wait staff did this as it was obvious the steaks were overcooked. I realize mistakes can be made, but to give us some rigamaroll about the lights when there was no blood present was offensive.
Another dining with us ordered med-rare and his center was red and bloody, ours was tan. Hmmm... Why didn't the lights affect him?
Instead of arguing, waiting for the new steak and then eating my meat separate from the 11.00 sides I just ate the �shoe leather� as the waiter previously called it and paid my 120 dollar meal. 'with the 18% gratuity already included when the bill arrived I might add. So much for the 45 dollar smith and wollensky steak�.
I�ll go to Morton�s or Ruth�s Chris next time.
When someone recommended this place and said it was similar to a Morton's, I was excited. Morton's is one of my favorite restaurants.
Smith and Wollensky is NOT like a Morton's.
First off, I can only speak on the one located on the strip in Las Vegas. Other locations may be different.
It was very loud and not intimate at all. We actually had to basically share a table with another couple with only a few inches of space between our tables. It was hard to understand the waiter because of his thick Spanish accent, although he was very prompt and helpful. I tried the house specialty, Cajun Ribeye, which he insisted was spicy and flavorful. It tasted as if someone sprinkled on cayene pepper and seasoning salt after the steak was cooked. It was tender, but there was much more fat for a ribeye than I am used to. The baked potato was great however, but not as "enormous" as he insisted it would be.
The bill came to over $140 for two of us, with two drinks each and two steaks and two baked potato. We felt rushed after our dinner to get out of there so that they may seat more people.
Overall, I would not return to this restaurant. There are too many good restaurants in Vegas to go back to this one and spend way too much on an average meal.
Our group of four was very disappointed with the service received. Our 'waiter' acted like he was really doing us a favor. He never checked in on us to see if we needed anything. He would come by occasionly and pour us more water. I complained to the manager when leaving. When the bill is approximately $354.00 we should have been treated better. By the way, the food was good and there was plenty of it.
My name is Donald Drewry, and I was in Las Vegas for a convention in November of 2006, and I wanted a great steak dinner. I was overhelmed with Smith and Wollensky's. I had no reservation, and my companion were in town for a convention. She wanted a steak dinner, and the hotel told the cab to take us to your restaurant. I when we entered, we were asked if we had a reservation, and I said no. It was about 5:30p.m. The place was empty, so I didn't see what the problems was. We were seated, and before we left the place was full. I expected a good steak, but got a great steak. But the dinning experinece began with the house salad, which could have been a meal in itself, and was fantastic. It set the palate. The experience was so good, that we came back for two more dinners and brought a friend with us on one other visit. Three of our four days were dined at your warm surroundings. Thank you for the experience.
I went to Smith and Wollensky for a business dinner. It was well worth the time. The wait staff was superb, and the food excellent. The atmosphere just added that extra touch to the evening. I would recommend it to anyone who has the chance to go.
The place must live on past reputation. To thier credit they do serve an excellent (and huge) cut of beff. That said the food is good but far from great and on the pricy side ($45.00 for the Ribeye)of note the Steaks fly solo, everything else is ala-carte. The decor is sparse and reminiscent of a wharehouse (very, very loud!). The service is excellent and all the staff are very knowledgeable and efficient. Not a place I would recomend or eat at again.
The manager of Smith and Wollensky in Las Vegas made our evening just great...Oh and the food and service were just great too !! This place has quality written all over it.
Its old fashioned style too.
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