In July we decided to go eat out at Smith and Wollensky to celebrate two years of being a happy household. Smith and Wollensky is one of Lance’s favorite steakhouses and we hadn’t been to one since I started blogging over a year ago.
Our meal began with warm bread in a little skillet type pan. The bread was topped with salt, pepper, and fresh rosemary.
As usual, I ordered the Tomato and Bufala Mozzarella Salad which, at Smith and Wollensky, comes in the form of a stack topped with basil and drizzled with balsamic vinegar. Sadly, while the salad has potential and was delicious the last time I ordered it, I suppose that July is a bad time to be ordering tomato salads in Maryland. The tomatoes were not quite ripe which made for a sad salad experience.
Lance ordered the Wollensky Salad. This salad has mushrooms, romaine lettuce, tomatoes, thick bacon pieces, and “croutons” that are made from potato chunks. It’s Lance’s favorite salad ever.
On a whim and recommendation from our server we ordered Truffled Mac and Cheese. It looks so tasty but we all had to come to the realization that we’re just not huge fans of truffles. Bummer.
Of course we had to order French fries to satisfy the potato requirement of our meal.
And delicious sautéed mushrooms – the leftovers went into eggs the next day.
Lance and I both ordered the 14-ounce Filet Mignon simply grilled. It was tasty and done to perfection.
Art ordered the Bone-In Rib-Eye and devoured it. This is probably his favorite cut – nice and steaky flavor but still fantastically tender.
I love Crème brûlée and ordered their trio for dessert. This comes with chocolate, vanilla, and then a seasonal berry which, in July, was blueberry. I opted for two vanilla and one chocolate because I’m not a berry fan.
The best part of the meal was definitely the chocolate cake. This cake is HUGE and has delicious sponge cake layered with light and fluffy chocolate mousse. The guys each ate about a third of their cakes and the rest went home for delicious leftovery goodness.
This wasn’t the best meal experience we’ve had at Smith and Wollensky. The tomatoes were a serious disappointment and that sort of killed the rest of the meal for me. The service was attentive and we were seated in an area by ourselves with increased lighting.
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Smith and Wollensky
1112 19th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036