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Smith & Wollensky will Return to Columbus with New Downtown Location

Smith & Wollensky will Return to Columbus with New Downtown Location

America’s Steakhouse to become a keystone in Columbus’ vibrant culinary scene

Columbus, Ohio  - Smith & Wollensky, the dining brand known as “America’s Steakhouse,” renowned for its USDA Prime dry-aged steaks, American Wagyu, award-winning wine list and gracious hospitality, is thrilled to announce its return to Columbus, Ohio. In partnership with Nationwide Realty Investors, the restaurant will be located at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Hotel in a fully renovated first-floor space with elegant dining rooms, an expansive patio fronting High Street, and valet service. 

The restaurant’s location in the city’s core entertainment and tourism-centric Arena District is connected to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and steps away from the Nationwide Arena and the Short North Arts District. The brand led an exhaustive search for its new location and is thrilled to have found a home that truly has it all. Downtown Columbus is experiencing a vibrant resurgence, and Smith & Wollensky is proud to be a cornerstone in this revival. The new location not only marks a significant return but also signifies the brand’s commitment to the Columbus community, contributing to both its economic and cultural renaissance. 

“Smith & Wollensky has always held a special place in the hearts of greater Columbus diners,” said Nathan Evans, Brand President of Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group. “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. We look forward to contributing to the city's growth and offering elevated dining experience that complements the spirit of Columbus.” 

The new Smith & Wollensky promises to deliver the same exceptional service and quality that patrons have come to expect. Boasting an unrivaled menu of USDA Prime dry-aged steaks sourced by the restaurant’s partners at Double R Ranch and Snake River Farms. Each steak is expertly hand-butchered in-house and char-broiled to perfection and to the guest’s desired temperature. The menu also features fresh, premium seafood, signature starters and sides, and crave-worthy desserts. Its Liquid Assets menu features a variety of innovative craft cocktails, in addition to an extensive wine list featuring a diverse selection of vintages from around the world.

Plans are underway with partners at Phaze Zero Design to include both indoor and outdoor spaces, boasting a combined capacity of over 300 seats with three private dining rooms, a large U-shaped bar, and our signature on-site butchery. Once construction commences, the company will share timeline expectations and more details on opening plans. 

As Columbus continues to grow and thrive, Smith & Wollensky’s team looks forward to welcoming back its long-time locals, new residents, and visitors alike, to celebrate its comeback and the ongoing vitality of this great city. To learn more, visit, or on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. 

About Smith and Wollensky 

Since its establishment in 1977 as America’s classic steakhouse, Smith & Wollensky has been committed to delivering unparalleled hospitality and the best USDA Prime steaks, dry-aged for tenderness and flavor and hand butchered on site daily. Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is headquartered in Boston, and owns and operates seven iconic Smith & Wollensky locations in the U.S.: Miami Beach; Chicago; Las Vegas; Columbus; and three restaurants in Boston. International locations include London, Taipei and most recently Taichung. The acclaimed wine list, rich ambiance and exceptional service are designed to provide guests with a truly memorable steakhouse experience. Smith & Wollensky has received numerous local and national awards, including the “Grand Award of Excellence” from WINE SPECTATOR and the “Award of Excellence” from Distinguished Restaurants of North America. Follow Smith & Wollensky on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. 

About PPX Hospitality Brands 

PPX Hospitality Brands is a Boston-based hospitality group that includes The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, The Strega Group and Legal Sea Foods Restaurant Group.

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