There are three things to know before going to Smith & Wollensky. First, you’re going to spend a lot of money. Second, you’re not going to feel like working or generally staying awake after eating a giant steak drenched in a pool of fatty, buttery jus. And third, you won’t be complaining. You can’t go wrong with the filet (which is offered in five different variations) or any of the dry-aged steaks, but the best thing at this old-school Midtown steakhouse is the rich and slightly funky dry-aged prime rib. It’s massive (26 ounces), and the jus makes it feel much heavier than that, so consider sharing it with someone.
Where we've featured it
More spots in MidtownSee more
District Tap House
District Tap House is a big bar in the Garment District with booths, TV, and booths with their own TVs.
Winnie’s Lobby Bar
Winnie’s is a little cocktail bar just off the lobby of the Refinery Hotel, and it’s a good spot for a drink with someone who likes live jazz.
Donburiya is a fun Japanese izakaya in the Theater District that specializes in inexpensive donburi bowls and facilitating rowdy group meals.
More American spotsSee more
Now that the food and the crowd have improved for the better, Hudson Clearwater gets an improved rating, and more frequent Infatuation visits.
Hard Times Christmas Liquors at the Sunset Bar
Hard Times is a small bar in Bushwick where you can eat nachos and ma po chili.
The City Bakery
City Bakery is a bi-level café near Union Square known for its baked goods, hot chocolate, and pricey (but pretty decent) salad bar.
Suggested by our writers
The Grill is the revamp of the legendary Four Seasons restaurant, run by the people behind Carbone. It’s very similar, very expensive, and worth it.
Peter Luger Steak House
Peter Luger is a New York City steakhouse institution, and eating here is an experience unlike any other in the city.
Agern is a Nordic restaurant inside Grand Central that’s perfect for lunch or dinner when your company is paying.
Filter and browse restaurants near you
Text us for personalized recommendationsLearn more