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.
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