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Smith & Wollensky Coming Back to Columbus

June 19, 2024

Article originally published by the Columbus Underground, written by Ashley Kimmel

Steakhouse Smith & Wollensky left the Columbus market over two years ago, but plans to reopen in a new location are underway.

The restaurant deemed “America’s Steakhouse” is coming to the Arena District. Located on the first floor of the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel at 350 N. High St., Smith & Wollensky is expected to open in 2025.

“Smith & Wollensky has always held a special place in the hearts of greater Columbus diners,” Nathan Evans, brand president of Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, said in a press release. “We were deeply missed by the community when our previous venue closed at the end of our 20-year lease. Now, we are excited not just to serve our loyal guests again but to be part of the fabric of downtown and the vibrant Arena District.”

The steakhouse initially spent two decades at Easton Town Center at 4145 The Strand West before closing in January 2023.

The new space will have indoor and outdoor seating with a combined capacity of over 300 seats. There will be three private dining rooms, a bar and an on-site butchery.

Smith & Wollensky was established in 1977 in New York. The restaurant chain has a national and global presence and is known for its dry-aged beef. In addition, the menu includes seafood, desserts and an extensive selection of wine.

Smith & Wollensky is not the only steakhouse with plans to grace the Downtown area. Cameron Mitchell Restaurant’s Butcher & Rose is set to open next month at 155 E. Broad St. There are also four other steakhouses in a half-mile radius. including Mitchell’s, Jeff Ruby’s, Hyde Park and Ruth’s Chris.

More information about the restaurant can be found on its website at

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