May 2018 Opening of Wellesley, MA Location
Smith & Wollensky is pleased to announce that it will be bringing a taste of “America’s Steakhouse” to the Boston area suburb of Wellesley, Massachusetts in late May 2018. The new location will be the restaurant group’s first suburban setting, making it easily accessible for families and locals to enjoy Smith & Wollensky’s dry-aged and hand-butchered USDA Prime steaks, premium seafood and award-winning wines on a regular basis.
Smith & Wollensky Wellesley will be located at 583 Washington Street near the popular shopping and dining destination, Wellesley Square, and just off of Route 9. The restaurant group is targeting a late May 2018 opening.
“Our decision to explore a suburban adaptation of our brand in Wellesley is a recipe of our strong brand recognition here in Boston, our team’s Boston-based presence, and a desire by our guests to have our signature “America’s Steakhouse” experience in their backyard,” said Michael Feighery, CEO & President of Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group. “Many of our guests at our Atlantic Wharf and Back Bay locations live in residential communities such as Wellesley and often express that they are looking for upscale dining options close to home. We are excited to deliver an iteration of our brand that will serve as the perfect destination for Sunday suppers, mid-week dinners, and local lunch dining for both business and pleasure in Wellesley, in addition to the special occasion environment that we are known for.”
The Wellesley Square location will include a 225-seat dining room, a 25-seat indoor bar, and a small patio. Three private dining spaces will accommodate 80 seated guests or 100 for a cocktail-style reception, with full buyouts available for as many as 200 guests. The Group has partnered with an esteemed lineup of Greater Boston area collaborators to create the space. The restaurant will be designed by renowned Boston-based restaurant architect designer, Peter Niemitz of Niemitz Design Group, who is a long-time partner of Smith & Wollensky Group, producing several new restaurant and renovations projects across the country with the team. Construction Management & Builders, Inc. (CM&B) will construct the restaurant and has been a leader in providing construction management services in the Northeast for over 25 years, with a focus on hospitality, restaurant and retail projects. Hospitality experts, Stys Hospitality Initiative (SHI), will lead the project management, with a seasoned senior team that brings more than 20 years each of architectural, engineering, construction and project management experience.
Celebrating 40 years as America’s classic steakhouse this fall, the original Smith & Wollensky location opened in 1977 in New York City, and has since become an institution known for its American hospitality and New-York style swagger. The time-honored steakhouse brand has expanded to 10 locations across the top cities in America, including Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Houston, and Miami Beach, as well as their first international location in London.