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Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay

Eat like royalty in Boston’s most famous castle.



Indulge your senses and sense of history with the unique dining experience of our Boston steakhouse. Located in a historic stone and brick “castle” built in 1891, the structure originally served as the headquarters for the First Corps of Cadets and is listed on the National Historic Register. The first floor gunroom, social hall, and museum floor have been converted to the main dining room. The castle also boasts an impressive collection of private dining rooms, and the fourth floor Battle Room is one of Boston’s most coveted locations for large parties.
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457 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(457 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 457 reviews
5 stars
(240)
4 stars
(128)
3 stars
(55)
2 stars
(27)
1 star
(7)
Food 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Service 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.4 / 5
(Very Good) 3.4 / 5
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Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay Reviews List
Review 1 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/30/2016
 2010
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Review 2 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/08/2015
 2011
Dined on 3/08/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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Dined on 3/08/2015
 2011
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Review 3 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 4 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/23/2016
 2012
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Review 5 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Below average for price

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"When you go to a high end steak house. It is not just the food its for the experience. Don't get me wrong they were curtious and polite but we felt more like they where going thru the motions. Here's your menu, here is your food, here is your bill. The seafood appetizer we got, the lobster did not taste like lobster, flat and dry. My steak was cooked to perfection but very salty.. Again not terrible but for price very subpar. The one on waterfront is way better and worth it. We were very disappointed in the back bay."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
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Review 6 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
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Review 7 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 8 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

An excellent restaurant with delicious food!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
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5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We have been to Smith and Wollensky at the Castle many, many times. We continue to go there there because of the friendly atmosphere and delicious food. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. Sherryl was our waitress, she was very helpful and friendly. The food was superb and served in a timely manner. Richard, the General Manager, stopped be to check on us and say hello. I would highly recommend Smith and Wollensky to anyone."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2007
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 9 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Could have been much better

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
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2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"This one did not do it for us. We were here for my mother in laws 60th birthday, which they were aware of as they confirmed it when they confirmed reservations. They made zero mention of it while we were there. None of the 4 of us were wowed with our steaks. Our waiter never came back after taking our food order until I asked for the check. He never checked if we needed drinks or if the food was good...Nothing.. I feel like he did almost nothing to earn his $70 tip. The valet was 1 kid in a sweatshirt standing out front. When we came out from eating he handed me the key and told me where my car was. It was parked on the street, where it had been all night. I would think for $28 ( including tip) the kid could have started it since it was a cold winter night. We will not be back as there are plenty of other places to spend our money in this great city."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
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Review 11 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 12 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We had such a wonderful time dining here for my husbands birthday the food and service was great!!!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2014
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Review 13 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 14 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 15 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 16 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Boston Blizzard Dinner

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Had dinner here for Amy's Birthday. Night of the snowstorm. Very quiet, almost had the place to ourselves. Great service. We'll be back.Check out the 4th floor. Ghosts?....."
Dined on 1/23/2016
 2008
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 17 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Outstanding, as always. Special place.

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Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2010
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Review 19 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2012
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Review 20 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Devin's Birthday celebration

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Danny was our waiter and he was excellent! We were celebrating my nephew's birthday and had three children under 12 with us . The entire staff treated them like kings and queens. They made the whole experience fun for the kids. They suggested wee take a tour upstairs in the castle , which was very interesting and made it a point to thank the kids and say goodbye when we returned. It was really a wonderful celebration!
Food was excellent too! The gigantic chocolate cake was GIGANTIC!"
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 21 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"New years Eve Supper !!!! It was an amazing experience !!! Food was absolutely amazing and staff was so friendly and inviting !!!"
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
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Review 22 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2008
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Review 23 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/12/2016
 2010
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Review 24 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/10/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/10/2016
 2010
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Review 25 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 27 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/06/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/06/2016
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Review 28 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2016
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Review 29 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 30 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Takes you Back

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
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Quiet
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Classic Steakhouse meal paired with a delicious wine. Service was informative but not intrusive. Amy was a lovely server. Support staff was helpful. Well rounded meal. My 16 oz Bone-In Filet was cooked to a perfect MR. Absolutely delicious Oscar Style. Don't bother with Mac + Cheese though...Everything else was superb."
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 31 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Good Place But Food is Over Salted

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
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Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Food and service were quite good on a busy evening (New Year's Eve). My only issue was that the food was heavily salted. I don't like lots of salt and prefer to add my own to food. The mashed potatoes were practically inedible due to way too much salt as was the crab. My dining companion felt the same."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 32 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 33 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Go to Atlantic Wharf Instead

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I'm a frequent visitor to the Smith & Wollensky at Atlantic Wharf and love it. In comparison, S&W - Back Bay feels like a near miss in almost all respects. The food and drinks were good, but everything tasted slightly different, in an inferior way, than it does at the Atlantic Wharf location. The steaks were cooked well, but were not seasoned as well. The pea soup, my favorite, was thin and lacking flavor. The service was adequate, though our servicer seemed to want to rush us out even though the restaurant was more than half empty. Everything about the place reminds me of a once great restaurant that has aged poorly and is on autopilot. If you've never been to S&W, perhaps you won't be as bothered by this place as I was. Otherwise, go to the Atlantic Wharf location instead--it's well worth it."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
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Review 34 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 35 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 12/12/2015
 2014
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Review 36 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
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Review 37 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 38 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Awesome place. We loved it and we will return!

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Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 39 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent night out

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Dined on 12/30/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We dined early on New Years Eve Eve so it was quiet but the food was, as always, fantastic and the service top-notch. Always a treat to go to Smith and Wollensky!"
Dined on 12/30/2015
 2005
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 40 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
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Review 41 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2005
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2005
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 42 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/29/2015
 2004
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2004
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2004
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list
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Review 43 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2008
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 44 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 45 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Gets worse each and every visit. #DoNotGo

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
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Review 46 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/28/2015
 2006
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2006
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"So bummed!crazy expensive and the steaks were weak and flavorless. Place was empty. Salad and bread were best part of meal!"
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2006
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Review 47 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 12/24/2015
 2009
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Review 48 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Great food, okay service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The steak was fantastic! We ordered the porterhouse skillet for two and the presentation, preparation and flavor was excellent.
The service was okay but as the dining room filled up, it was a long time in between visits from our server. We had given ourselves about 30 minutes to order dessert after the meal but our waitress didn't come back for over 15 minutes after we finished eating and she said she'd be "right back" so we had to leave without trying any of the after-dinner treats unfortunately.
That being said, we were so full from dinner it was probably for the best anyway but I'd give yourself at least 2+ hours for your meal if you want appetizers, main course and dessert. We budgeted an hour and a half and barely had enough time for a drink, bread, and dinner by the time the food came out and the waitress came back after the meal.
Bottom line: Nice place, cool atmosphere. We'd go again for the food."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 49 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
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Review 50 for Smith & Wollensky Boston – Back Bay
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderfully suprised

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"This was the first time at Smith & Wolinski. I have been to the other Boston Steak House. Our waiter was wondeful, the food was some of the best I have had. It was a perfect magical night...
Thank You!"
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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