S&W Columbus Renovation
Smith & Wollensky is celebrating 15 years in Columbus with the completion of a large-scale makeover to its Easton Town Center location. Designed by long-time Boston collaborators Peter Niemitz Design Group and Shawmut Design and Construction, the second and final phase of this extensive restoration process includes updates to the restaurant’s main bar, lounge, and outdoor patio, following a phase one remodel of the dining room and private event spaces in late-2016.
“The Smith & Wollensky team is proud to celebrate 15 years in Columbus and to top it off with the debut of our stunning renovation project means so much to our dedicated restaurant team,” said Steve Barstis, general manager of Smith & Wollensky Columbus. “We are thrilled to present an all-new look enhancing the overall steakhouse experience, with a more open-concept and modernized atmosphere for our loyal guests and visitors to Columbus. We look forward to continuing relationships and creating memories with our guests and community for many years to come.”
With the final phase now complete, the latest enhancements at this must-see dining destination include spectacular all-new updates to the main bar, lounge and outdoor patio. Patrons are now able to enjoy mixing and mingling at an expansive new 36-seat racetrack bar adorned with contemporary granite counter tops, under-lighting, and conveniently placed USB outlets. The tech-savvy crowd will appreciate the addition of four new wide-screen floating TVs, an updated audio system, and complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the restaurant. Two massive oyster-banquettes connected by a long high-top banquette, several butcher-block tables fashioned with bentwood stools, cozy booths, and scattered butcher block high-tops now make up the comfortable seating arrangement in the main bar. In addition, the floors have all been refinished and are complemented by a basket-weave black and white marble tile surrounding the bar. Japanese-woven wall coverings, dark hardwood wainscoting, and classic NYC subway-tiled columns enhance the overall aesthetic by incorporating a brilliance of texture to the space.
The refurbishments continue outside with a newly enclosed, heated, and ambient-lit all-weather patio that offers unobstructed views of Easton’s water fountain and vibrant walkways for socializing and people watching. Patio furnishings include inviting new canopies, dining tables, chairs, and lounge seating centered around a gas fire pit, perfect for al fresco gatherings.
These fresh enhancements follow the phase one complete structural overhaul and interior redesign to the main dining room and private event spaces, offering a more lavish and contemporary dining setting. The upgrades to the steakhouse’s four distinctive private dining and event spaces feature a contemporary interior design in addition to expanded capacity. Business and social events from 20 to 500 are hosted in a choice of versatile spaces with amenities such as working fireplaces, a private bar, combined rooms and views of the chefs at work in the updated “Kitchen Table Room.” These new accommodations are now prime for hosting large-scale holiday parties, corporate events and more, with additional space for partial and full venue buyouts.
Smith & Wollensky Columbus is located at 4145 The Strand W, in the heart of the upscale and bustling retail district, Easton Town Center, which hosts a wealth of luxury shopping and dining destinations outside of Columbus. The 10,000-square foot, 335-seat steakhouse has been a long-standing and popular steakhouse destination since its opening in 2002, serving the brand’s signature USDA Prime dry-aged steaks, premium seafood and award-winning wines to over 60,000 business guests, locals and travelers per year.
About The Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group, Inc.
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 cut on site daily. Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group is headquartered in Boston, Mass., and owns and operates seven iconic Smith & Wollensky locations in the US: Miami Beach; Chicago; Las Vegas; Columbus, Ohio; Houston; and two restaurants in Boston. The first international location is now open in London. 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 at twitter.com/smithwollensky and Wollensky’s Grill at twitter.com/wollenskysgrill.
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