Houston >Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse - Houston
“We found the service to be excellent, unlike previous visitors, and we thought the atmosphere was very comfortable while still being sophisticated.”
“The dessert was horrible, my New York Cheesecake was dry and crumbled.”
“The bar is wonderful.”
“Good food horrible service”
“The service was OK - our waiter was very helpful and knowledgable about the menu, BUT.”
“worked in the food business for many years so I know good food and I know good service and this place had them both.”
“Never again will I return to this slow and quite frankly bad restaurant - lunch or dinner.”
“It was clear that these bartenders enjoyed their jobs while the waitstaff did not and that, to me, is reflective of management.”
“There were oysters from the northeast that were very good, though pricey.”
“The service was a little slow.”
DO NOT ORDER THE GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST RUBBER CHICKEN ALERT!!!!!!!. My wife and I have been to S & W many times. The service has been excellent, great wait staff, etc. We had our first negative food experience there this week-end. We made the terrible mistake of ordering the Grilled Chicken Breast. You ask, "Why was it so Terrible?Well , It was excessively and heavily salted, and literally covered in thick pools of Oil. I believe the cooks, blew it. They all should be deported back to Mexico immediately.The breast was not edible, I get sick just thinking of this piece of salted rubber chicken covered in all that unhealthy oil.WARINING DO NOT ORDER THIS DISH,
Prime Rib Rip Off At S & W.
Prime-Rib Rip Off At S & W
Don't ever order med-rare or rare Prime Rib at S & W. This incident was strike two (the exact incident occured about six months ago) and they are OUT. There is a trick that a chef can do to make a well done serving of prime rid appear med-rare or rare. S & W has do this twice and I will never , never give them the opportunity to spoil my dinnner out again. How the trick works is that they take the serving of well done or over done prime rib and place it in a pan of gravey or even water turn on the heat and place lettece leaves in the center, very shortly the well done piece of meat has a rare appearence in the center when you remove the lettece leaves. Of course cutting through the meat it is still well done. Great trick but when you are paying over $40.00 and you think you are going to a class restaurant the only interpretation you can make is that these people are thieves.
I will remark that the service was excellent and they comp'd the prime rip portion of our dinner. I would have rather had a med-rare serving of prime-rib, and a pleasant evening.
Wonderful!. My husband and I ate here for our wedding anniversary. They made it special and was absolutly wonderful! The food was incredible as well as the service! Everything was AMAZING!
How are these guys still in business?. How are these guys still in business with so many other chop houses offering excellent food at more reasonable prices? I had the wedge salad (the dressing tasted institutionally prepared) and the accompanying tomato was so under ripe and hard I couldn't bring myself to eat it (and I love tomatoes) and the presentation was on par with a good cafeteria. For an entre I had a mediocre T-bone (more gristle than you would expect from prime) which was not cooked properly and presented unadorned on a dinner plate for $44; my wife had the prime rib which she said was "OK". Accompanyment: A bland glass of the house red for $18 each. Mac and cheese, heavy on the cheese and take their word that it has "truffle oil" for $11. Sum total with tax and tip for the evening: $175. We've eaten at many other steak houses that offer much better quality for much less. Bright note: The desserts were killer (they must be outsourced); we didn't purchase one but they comped us for my wife's birthday---points for that. BTW, after we were served we never saw the waitstaff again. We had to run them down for our requests.
Excellent Food & Service!. I had dinner here tonight w/ my brother & sister-in-law & thought it was great! I had the Maine lobster chowder for my appetizer & thought it was great, very flavorful. I had the bone-in ribeye for my entre & thought it was great too. It was juicy & had a lot of flavor. We had the lobster mashed potatoes & truffled mac & cheese for sides. I thought the lobster mashed potatoes was was bland, but my sister-in-law actually liked it. The truffled mac & cheese was very good. We had the strawberry shortcake for desert which was good also. We were very satisfied w/ the excellent service & the excellent food!
Food Overrated, Good Atmosphere. While the private atmosphere of the 2nd story was great, the food was not what I was expecting given the hype. I've had better fried calamari at Pappadeaux (not saying much). The lobster in our appetizer and side dish were rubbery in the middle. The macroni and cheese side was pretty good. Overall the steaks were very good but I've had similar quality steaks for half the price. I was expecting more than run of the mill. The desserts were fantastic but did not make up for the less than stellar appetizers and main courses. The wait staff was friendly but was lacking overall. We were constantly waiting for him to show up even though there was hardly anyone in the restaurant. If you want good food, go to Flemmings. If you want good atmosphere consider Smith & Wollenskys. I will probably never eat here again.
Best steak in town, great wine and service is stellar. This is the best spot in town for STEAK, all prime beef. App's are amazing as well, Tuna Takati WOW and jumbo shrimp cocktail are the best in town. These guys are pro's
Is this the Worst Steakhouse in Houston?. Something is very wrong at Smith & Wollensky. Recently had dinner there and ordered the crab cake for an appetizer. The crab cake arrived seemingly cooked, but a taste revealed the center was stone cold. Crab cake sent back to the kitchen. Several minutes later, a new crab cake arrived which also appeared cooked. Again, quite cold in center. Much consternation expressed by waiter and manager. Crab cake taken away and a crab cocktail is sustituted (compliments of the restaurant). No problems this time. Entrees then arrive, including a filet mignon. This filet mignon is so full of gristle and fat that I can eat barely half of it. I bring this to the attention of management and they appear chagrined. This has to be one of the worst steaks I've ever received in restaurant, I tell them. Restaurant apologizes and comps the entire meal (everything, including drinks and wine). Nice folks, but this place isn't long for this world if they don't pull their act together quickly.
A Thursday Night Must. I invited some business associates to meet me at the bar at Smith & Wollensky. This was a great "meeting" place. The drinks were above average as was the service! We stayed for over three hours. I suggest a reservation for upstairs if its an elegant dinner you're looking for.The food we were served was great. Prompt service by the bartender and waiter. While we we there a local sports figure even came in .Great place to be, especially on Thursday nights!
Great Place For A First Date!. I was meeting a blind date for drinks at Smith & Wollensky. We met at the bar. The drinks were exceptionally good as well as the service. The waiter and bartender knew we were on a blind date and took the edge off of the whole evening. The appetizers were very tasty, we watched a game, and later went upstairs for a quiet dinner. A great place (at the bar) to meet people and talk and delicious food in the dining room. I highly reccommend relaxing at the bar before dinner.
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