Burger at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

 Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Smith and Wollensky in NYC

So I was craving a burger and as we were near Grand Central Terminal, I proposed to go to Smith and Wollensky, the famous steakhouse located Midtown East. Alright, this was not our first time: we went there few years ago and still remember the rude waiter who served us as well as the average steaks we got: definitely not on top of my list, but I was thinking that perhaps, being a steakhouse, they would have a killer burger.

 Notepad at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Notepad at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

 Steak knife at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Steak knife at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

We went for lunch during a weekday and the place was empty, with very few tourists and a majority of business people. The service was really pushy there, trying to convince us to order drinks, then appetizers, then sides, then desserts. They did it in such a way that it was a bit annoying to say the least. 

 Dining room at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Dining room at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Of course, our meal started with the classic bread basket that was quite nice and I could not resist eating bread with butter, although the burger would come soon...

 Bread basket at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Bread basket at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

And when it came, it looked quite good: thick patty on a toasted sesame bun with some cheddar cheese on top. Unfortunately, the first bite was disappointing: it was a bit dry and not as tasty as I would expect. Well, for steakhouse grade meat, my reference is The Brindle Room and if you try both, you will understand. I did not even finish it to tell you the truth. The fries were good, crispy and cooked all the way through.

 Burger at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Burger at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

 Burger at Burger at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Burger at Burger at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

 Burger at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Burger at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

 Burger at Burger at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Burger at Burger at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Jodi decided to go with the burrata and tomato salad. I should mention the tomatoes: delicious in both the salad and on top of the burger. This was a good dish, but pricey for $18.

 Burrata and tomato salad at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

Burrata and tomato salad at Smith and Wollensky in NYC

I was a bit disappointed when I left, hoping really that this steakhouse would have a great burger. I should have gone to Five Guys or tried the burger at The Capital Grille close by...Definitely Smith and Wollensky is not on my top list of steakhouses...

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