Dinner at Smith & Wollensky (Steak Restaurant)

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At the end of last month, my parents and I went to the American steak restaurant, Smith & Wollensky, in London. This restaurant is one of several across the United States of America, and the first one opened 40 years ago in New York City. Now, there are several located in the states, and their international branch is in London. Despite knowing of their branch in Easton (Columbus), Ohio, I had never eaten here before. I will just go ahead and say that I wish I knew about this place sooner as the food was delicious, and I could not fault any thing about it.


First of all, the restaurant is located just off the Strand and on John Adam Street, located on the fringe of the theatre district with several theatres a short walk away. They do have a pre-theatre menu for people who do wish to take advantage of this.


The interior is designed like an American restaurant with dark wood panel, glass, and mirrors.


I ordered a wine, and then we put our orders of mains and food in.


My father had the steak and peppercorn sauce, which he said was very nice. As this is known for being a steak restaurant, it would have failed if the signature dish was not good. 


We ordered sides of mash potato, truffled mac 'n' cheese, and vegetables (which included spinach/kale, peas, and green beans). 



My mother and I both ordered the chicken, which came with a gravy.


We somehow left room for dessert and decided to share the chocolate cake between us. We did not know exactly how large this dessert would be until the waiter brought the huge giant slab of chocolate cake over to us with a knife and a chocolate cow biscuit. This was served with delicious Irish Cream slightly-whipped cream with a little fruit on the side. We had a jug of this cream to eat with the cake. We actually ended up taking home a third of the cake as it was just too much to eat.



Overall, this was a great meal and one of the best that I have had this year. I am looking forward to my next visit.

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