Smith & Wollensky

49th Street & 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10022
(212) 753-1530


Old world charm. Elderly portly waiters provide excellent (and witty) service. Extensive wine menu. Great steak. The Palm on 2nd Avenue used to be the same but ever since they add waitresses, it isn’t the same any more. Call me sexist all you want, but I prefer portly men.

Their menu is in a frame, very cute. We have

  • Silver Oak 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
  • An assortment of breads
  • Old-Fashioned Wedge (two slices of beefsteak tomato)
  • Porterhouse
  • French fries
  • Jumbo Asparagus

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I debated between Sautéed Spinach and Creamed Spinach but settled on asparagus – there are few sticks with rough ends that should have been cut.

Bill Bratton sat next to us in a round table at the corner, half female. It’s someone’s birthday. I though Rudy Giuliani fired him, partly due to his frequency at the fancy hot pots. Chinese has an idiom that goes 好汉不吃回头草 Google translates it to heroes Never look back. May be .. Anyway, the homelessness surged this year after the new mayor and police commissioner took office.

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