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Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf

#155 of 2,387 Restaurants in Boston
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294 Congress St, Atlantic Wharf Boston, Boston, MA 02210-1003 (Atlantic Avenue)
+1 617-778-2200
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11:30 - 23:00
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Barre, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to Smith and Wollensky for our date night in the city. We went early enough where it wasn't too busy yet, which was nice as we was looking for some quiet time too. The place was clean, sparkling and spacious rooms were nicely lit. The extensive wine list was great, although I only went with... More 

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Thank Stacie C
SmithandWollensky, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf, responded to this review

Stacie, We thank you for your kind words and are thankful that you enjoyed your experience. We agree Julian is top notch! Thank you again for taking the time! Peter Baker, General Manager, Smith and Wollensky Atlantic Wharf More 

Oceanside, California
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284 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2017

We walked in for a late night bite after getting terrible service at a restaurant (NEBO) around the corner where we walked out. At S&W, we decided to sit in the bar and were greeted promptly. We ordered several appetizers and beverages. Everything was excellent....,especially the crab cakes, bread and margaritas. The margaritas were the best I've ever had in... More 

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Thank Mike S
SmithandWollensky, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf, responded to this review

Mike, Thank you! We hope our bar was welcoming and the "vitamin C" the margaritas provided helped in many ways! We appreciate you taking the time and hope to see you soon! Sincerely, Peter Baker, General Manager, Smith and Wollensky Atlantic Wharf More 

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36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

I'll start with the positive : the food was delicious, the wine list extensive, the service great, the place spotlessly clean. Now that would justify a 5 star review most anywhere, but when one is spending over 100usd per guest, one expects nothing less than perfection. My first observation is about the atmosphere. Granted, we visited on a Thursday night,... More 

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Thank Nicolas L
SmithandWollensky, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf, responded to this review

I wanted to thank you for your comments to your experience here at Smith and Wollensky Atlantic Wharf. I am glad we delivered on many points; the service, food and wine and cleanliness go without saying. I extend my apologies to the exuberance of the bar and the music that didn’t fit with our ambiance. I will make sure within... More 

new jersey
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109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2017

This restaurant has a back door which leads into the INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL.... you can go from your hotel to the restaurant without your "fit bit" ever knowing!!! Great food and a great staff

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Thank lobels
SmithandWollensky, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf, responded to this review

Lobels, I am glad we triggered your alter ego with the "hidden" entrance! We will work on a S&W signal to invite you back in! Thank you for your SUPER visit! Peter Baker, General Manager, Smith & Wollensky, Atlantic Wharf More 

New Bedford, Massachusetts, United States
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103 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Had lunch on a very slow Saturday afternoon. My oysters had many broken shells in it. Made for an unpleasant appetizer. Manager didn't even bother to approach the table. The french fries were soggy and the burger bites were slightly over cooked. Maybe the lunches are not as important to the Smith & Wollensky group as the dinners are.

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Thank Jonathan T
SmithandWollensky, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf, responded to this review

Jonathan T, I am very sorry about your experience here on Saturday; certainly not what we are all about. We have but the one time to make that lasting impression and my apologies that we came up short of that mark. My hope is that you can see this as an anomaly and please reach out to me at pbaker@swrg.com... More 

Arlington, Massachusetts
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Had dinner on New Year's Eve and, as always, they live up to the perfection you expect from S&W. While we usually go to the one in the South End, we thought this might be a nice change. It obviously has more of a corporate feel to it than the historic South end location, but it still a beautiful room.... More 

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Thank AGirlsGottaEat02474
SmithandWollensky, Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf, responded to this review

Dear guest, We want to thank you for your feedback and kind review! We're so pleased you enjoyed your visit. We hope you return soon for another great experience, especially during patio season! Feel free to contact me anytime for future reservations. Sincerely, Peter Baker, General Manager PBaker@swrg.com More 

Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Attentive service, great food, window seat, & generous portions, could have been half the size & still had enough.

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Thank 352donnal
SmithandWollensky, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed the experience and we look forward to seeing you back soon. Feel free to contact me anytime for future reservations. Thanks again. Scott Kelly Operations Director skelly@swrg.com More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We lunched at the Atlantic Wharf location for my birthday today and it was overall a most memorable time. The restaurant is gorgeous with booths, high top tables and regular dinner tables surrounded by glass. We had a window seat overlooking the water. Our waiter, Julian, was exceptional. He explained the Irish American event details and was a terrific server.... More 

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Thank KMHvaca
SmithandWollensky, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind feedback! We are so happy you enjoyed your lunch at the wharf. We look forward to seeing you back soon. Feel free to contact me anytime for future reservations. Thanks again. Scott Kelly Operations Director Skelly@swrg.com More 

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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Our second visit to a Smith and Wollensky's. This time in Boston. I wish there was one in New Jersey, but alas, we will ALWAYS seek out one when we travel. My husband had the Coco and Coffee encrusted Filet and I had the Filet Oscar! Both chef "specialties". A Tuna tartar appetizer, a side of cauliflower parmigiana and their... More 

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Thank Haircutter1
SmithandWollensky, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf, responded to this review

Dear HC1, Thank you for the kind words about your experience here at Smith and Wollensky Atlantic Wharf. You made great choices! Thank you again and please think of us on your return to New England! Sincerely, Peter Baker, General Manager, pbaker@swrg.com More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

This restaurant is located overlooking the Boston Tea Party Museum. It is a large restaurant, somewhat lacking in atmosphere. The steaks were pretty good and cooked as ordered but the menu was quite pricey without any special wow factor. The service was attentive.

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Thank Alan R
SmithandWollensky, General Manager at Smith & Wollensky - Boston Atlantic Wharf, responded to this review

Alan, Thank you for taking the time and sharing your experience. We hope that our service and steaks met with your approval and appreciate your patronage. Please let me know if I can help you with a future visit. Sincerely, Peter Baker, General Manager, pbaker@swrg.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 48
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 23:00
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:30
Saturday
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 294 Congress St, Atlantic Wharf Boston, Boston, MA 02210-1003
    (Atlantic Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-778-2200
Description
Enjoy Waterfront Luxury at Our Second Boston Location. Join us at the newest Smith & Wollensky restaurant at 294 Congress Street. The location is part of Boston Properties’ prestigious Atlantic Wharf project located between the new Rose Kennedy Greenway and historic Boston Harbor. Offering a breathtaking waterfront view, the 10,000-square-foot space includes a full-service raw oyster bar. The outdoor patio, bar and lounge add to the restaurant's unique Harbor experience. The European-style exposition kitchen provides culinary entertainment while lush furnishings of wood and leather create a cozy and inviting interior retreat. The restaurant is open for both lunch and dinner.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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