If a special-occasion restaurant experience is on your wish list this holiday season, Smith & Wollensky steakhouses across the country have you covered. The restaurants will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day and will serve their winter dinner menu.
Sizzling Gifts for Steak and Wine Lovers
Treat your favorite carnivore or wine lover to a selection of Smith & Wollensky merchandise options, including a holiday bonus card program where the more you give this season, the more dining rewards you earn. Receive a $40 bonus card for every $200 in gift card purchases, in restaurants and online. Additional merchandise gift options include Smith & Wollensky steak knives by Zwilling J.A. Henckels, premium steak sauce and wines. More info HERE.
Decadent Holiday Dishes
Perfect for holiday dining, the steakhouses also feature a variety of dishes designed for sharing with loved ones and friends, including a “Shellfish Tower for Two” brimming with lobster, Alaskan king crab, jumbo shrimp, oysters and clams paired with classic cocktail sauce, cognac mustard sauce, ginger sauce and sherry mignonette (also available in “for four” and “for six” options); “Steaks To Share” selections are perfect for family sharing and include a USDA Prime Dry-aged 46 oz. Porterhouse served with roasted vegetables, Snake River Farms Swinging Tomahawk Ribeye, 44 oz. dry-aged American Wagyu charred tableside and served with crispy yukon potatoes, and a 24 oz. Châteaubriand tenderloin with red wine demi-glace and roasted vegetables. All cooked to order, sliced and presented tableside.
The decadent Truffled Macaroni and Cheese is also a fan-favorite and great to share as a side dish. End the evening by sharing the restaurant’s iconic Coconut Layer Cake, which has been a mainstay on all Smith & Wollensky menus for the past 20 years and was featured on Food Network’s “Best Thing I Ever Ate” where Chef Anne Burrell refers to the dish as “ethereal.”
Tasteful Private Dining Spaces
For the special occasion holiday dinner with family and friends, to large scale holiday parties with colleagues, Smith & Wollensky’s private spaces offer an upscale setting for holiday celebrations for groups from 20 to over 400 guests, for cocktail parties, seated dinners and luncheons.
Holiday Wines By The Glass
‘Tis the season to indulge in the most superior wines in Smith & Wollensky’s collection. In partnership with Coravin™ Wine Systems, the steakhouses feature a selection of special premium wines by the glass which are normally only available in bottle format. Now featured for the holidays, by the glass:
- Hall Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016– the flagship wine from Hall, this vintage was given 92 points by Wine Advocate. This full bodied California Cabernet holds layers of blackberry, black cherry, sweet spice, black pepper and oak, then giving way to flavors of cocoa, nutmeg and graphite. The tannins are chewy and powerful, balanced by acidity on the long finish.
- Renato Ratti Marcenasco Barolo 2015– the 2015 is the 50th anniversary of this classic Barolo, and it’s an absolute master of the table. This garnet colored wine offers a bouquet of macerated cherry, licorice and tobacco. Full flavored, full bodied and elegant with fresh acidity on the finish, this wine pairs excellent with steak.
- Orin Swift 8 Years In The Desert Zinfandel 2018– a new Zinfandel blend from the creator of The Prisoner. An opaque core with a red amethyst rim, the wine opens with ripe raspberry and blackberry, dark plum, black pepper and clove. An entry of heft, the palate is packed with blueberry and sweet black cherry along with touch of fresh herbs – thyme, savory and tarragon.
- Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Rouge 1er cru “Clos des Myglands” 2017- Faiveley is one of the largest vineyard owners in all of Burgundy, with their wines world renowned. This expression is both youthful and approachable for a novice Burgundy drinker. A tangy, succulent style, this red exhibits cherry, currant, spice and stony mineral aromas. Elegant and linear, extending on the fruit rich aftertaste.