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User currently offlineJetJock22 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1159 times:

Aight, I am itching to know. Has anyone eaten at Smith and Wollensky and if so, is it really worth the price?

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User currently offlinePA110 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2010 posts, RR: 23
Reply 1, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1147 times:
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I'm not really sure it is. I've been to the restaurants in Chicago and New York. You order a steak and you get a chunk of meat on a plate - Nothing else. Everything is a la carte. If you want a baked potato, you need to order it separately. If you want veggies or a salad, you need to order them separately. Mind you, the steak is really nice, and done exactly as you request - but... it's really expensive for what you get. Smith and Wollensky make their living off businessmen on expense accounts, not the average (or even affluent) diner.


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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4903 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1131 times:

I'd say yes. Their creamed spinach is better than the competition. They also have the Wine specials which are an amazing deal.

From a purist's point of view there is no place like Peter Luger, and Bobby Van's and Sparks still tops S&W.


User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1100 times:

Quoting PA110 (Reply 1):
Smith and Wollensky make their living off businessmen on expense accounts,

 yes  I went there once with my dad when he was in NYC for business. He was with a bunch of guys from his company and, of course, they expensed everything. The steak was alright, but I hated the atmosphere. It was packed wall to wall with those obnoxious, loud-talking, cigar-chomping, scotch-on-the rocks drinking, corporate a-hole types. I felt very out of place.

Plus, no American steakhouse can ever be very impressive now that I've tasted Argentine beef. Everyone should visit Buenos Aires and sample some truly delicious steak. Yummy!!



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User currently offlineGuitrThree From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2059 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1092 times:

Quoting Kevi747 (Reply 3):
Plus, no American steakhouse can ever be very impressive now that I've tasted Argentine beef. Everyone should visit Buenos Aires and sample some truly delicious steak. Yummy!!

What makes it different???

I'd love to try it!



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User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

The steaks are hit or miss. I had a Filet that was perfect, and the guy next to me couldn't stop complaining.
The seafood platter is amazing, and so are the sides!

Morton's is still the best, followed by Pappas Steakhouse in Houston


User currently offlineDLPMMM From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 3596 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

Quoting Kevi747 (Reply 3):
I went there once with my dad when he was in NYC for business. He was with a bunch of guys from his company and, of course, they expensed everything. The steak was alright, but I hated the atmosphere. It was packed wall to wall with those obnoxious, loud-talking, cigar-chomping, scotch-on-the rocks drinking, corporate a-hole types. I felt very out of place.

Plus, no American steakhouse can ever be very impressive now that I've tasted Argentine beef. Everyone should visit Buenos Aires and sample some truly delicious steak. Yummy!!

Argentine beef is not as good as USA beef, (I'm writing this from just north of the Argentinian border in Brasil) but the Kobe beef in Japan is great. Almost like eating Toro (fatty tuna).

S&W is good. I've had better, but also alot worse. It is a little pricy, but not outrageous. No, I did not expense the cost as it was not business related.

Sounds like you have a little chip on your shoulder with respect to businessmen.


User currently offlineCasInterest From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4751 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 1057 times:

Quoting JetJock22 (Thread starter):
Has anyone eaten at Smith and Wollensky and if so, is it really worth the price?

Yes......


Had better though for the price.
I wasn't too impreessed with smilth. I feel you can get a better steak at Ruth;s Chirs, and a buch of other resturaruns I have been too.


the steak isn;'t bad at S&w, but it isnt; great either.



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User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 1021 times:

S&W is good, but you can do better. I would never go to the one in Vegas, for example - if you're going to drop that kind of coin, go to Craftsteak instead. (My favourite steakhouse ever!)

User currently offlineGSM763 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 1000 times:

Quoting CasInterest (Reply 7):
Yes......


Had better though for the price.
I wasn't too impreessed with smilth. I feel you can get a better steak at Ruth;s Chirs, and a buch of other resturaruns I have been too.


the steak isn;'t bad at S&w, but it isnt; great either.

shit son.....

you post drunk or something?


User currently offlineORFflyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 990 times:

I've never had a steak from S&W, but have heard they are terrific.

I have had steak from Shula's 357. (I think I have the number right) There is one in Norfolk - damn fine cut of beef, and prepared perfectly.

Locally though, we have a restaurant called, The Grate Steak. You can cook it yourself, or have them cook it for you. I like cooking myself, and always have a great time at the grill with others doing the same.

http://thegratesteak.com/

For the central Florida a-netters. Back in the 70s and 80s on my many trips to the Orlando area, there was a place called "Lockintinas" or something like that. I've had some of the best beef I've ever had from that place. Anybody ever heard of it?


User currently offlineKevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 979 times:

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 6):
Argentine beef is not as good as USA beef, (I'm writing this from just north of the Argentinian border in Brasil)

WHAT!!  Wow! You're kidding, right? Oh well, to each his own I guess. But I wholeheartedly disagree.

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 4):
What makes it different???

I'd love to try it!

They don't use hormone shots or special feeds. The meat is more tender, juicy, and flavorful than the beef you get in the US.

At most American steakhouses you have to drown the meat in steak sauce or add salt to flavor it. Everytime I've had beef in Buenos Aires it just comes by itself on a plate, you just cut into it and its perfect.

Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 6):
but the Kobe beef in Japan is great. Almost like eating Toro (fatty tuna).

That's what I've heard, and I would love to try it. I need to try and get a NRT trip.



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User currently offlineRabenschlag From Germany, joined Oct 2000, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 950 times:

I tried them in Columbus, OH, and I thought it was not worth the money - neither the steak, nor the atmosphere. Too loud, too pretentious.

There was a smaller chain that I totally preferred - Hyde Park. I am still dreaming of their porterhouse....


User currently offlineBAGoldEx From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 948 times:

They tend to be pretty hit or miss geographically. I have had good experiences with the Boston, NY and Houston locations but found Miami Beach and Columbus to be quite sub par. As for the price, considering the competition is all pretty much the same and the offerings at Morton's and Ruth's Chris are far superior, it's not worth it. I would say give it a shot, it's not terrible compared to the average dining establishment, but if you eat a lot of steak and do so at the better places, you won't be impressed.

User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 946 times:

Best steak I ever had was at Queue de Cheval in Montreal. Absolute heaven

User currently offlineGraphic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 943 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 4):
What makes it different???

The parasites.


User currently offlineDeltaGator From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6341 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 942 times:

Quoting GuitrThree (Reply 4):
What makes it different???

I'd love to try it!

Argentinian beef is grass fed instead of corn fed. Like anything that eats grass (any of your game meats) it will have, wait for it...a gamey taste. Some folks like it and some folks don't I prefer American beef myself but wouldn't turn down an Argentinian one if it was tossed in front of me.

Quoting Kevi747 (Reply 3):
but I hated the atmosphere. It was packed wall to wall with those obnoxious, loud-talking, cigar-chomping, scotch-on-the rocks drinking, corporate a-hole types. I felt very out of place.

Dear lord what group do you fall under? overbearing, soft-spoken, non-smoking nazi, wine cooler drinking, shoeless hippie type?  Wink



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User currently offlineFURUREFA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 806 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 940 times:

Quoting Kevi747 (Reply 11):
Quoting DLPMMM (Reply 6):
but the Kobe beef in Japan is great. Almost like eating Toro (fatty tuna).

That's what I've heard, and I would love to try it. I need to try and get a NRT trip.

I've had Kobe beef (in LA) and it was incredible! It almost melts in your mouth...

Matt


User currently offlineFeroze From India, joined Dec 2004, 794 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 939 times:

Quoting FURUREFA (Reply 17):
I've had Kobe beef (in LA) and it was incredible! It almost melts in your mouth...

My dream is to try Wagyu beef. One day....


User currently offlineJCS17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 39
Reply 19, posted (7 years 6 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 922 times:

9.0 points for tasty. I've been to the Smith and Wollensky on the Dallas North Tollway. It's a great steakhouse, but if you are really looking for perfection from a five-star chain steak house, it all comes down to Ruth's Chris. Perfect all the time, every time.... awesome.


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