We are all thinking of you and we want you all to know –
We can’t wait to see you all again!
As we navigate these uncharted waters together, we wanted you – our guests and partners – to know a simple truth. Your Smith & Wollensky family is working hard, supporting each other and planning our reopening in every community we serve. We can’t wait to see you all again.
The last few weeks have been tumultuous following the mandated closure of our restaurants around the country and in Europe. Our management teams are working together daily and our goals are simple – continue to keep our restaurants safe and plan in great detail how we will reopen in each market. Our valued guests and team members are our family, and will always be the backbone of our business. We can’t wait to see you all again.
It has been extremely upsetting to temporarily furlough the majority of our team members, however we are doing our best to keep our family connected and engaged during this time of social distancing. Ongoing efforts include paying for 100% of covered employees’ insurance premiums and packaging and distributing our dry-aged steaks and other perishable food items to local staff and other community members in need. We want our teams to know we are still here for them should they need help or information, while we are working to bring them all back as soon as it is safe to do so.
As a company, we are also supporting the National Restaurant Association’s Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to help those still in need. As guests ask us how they can help our team and the restaurant industry during these challenging times, this is an initiative we suggest they consider, as 100% of the donations go directly to industry employees.
We are hearing from many of you daily about planning your next visit or private event and that is music to our ears – cue the song “Break on Through to the Other Side” by The Doors! We are committed to remaining flexible to your needs during this uncertain time and our expansive dining rooms, multiple private event spaces, and large outdoor patios are perfect for the social distancing many may still desire.
We are also working on menus that will continue to highlight the quality classics for which we are known and will also be offering new “welcome back” options for our local guests in need of a dining experience out of the home. There will be lots to look forward to at Smith & Wollensky!
Thank you all for your unwavering support. Together we will “break on through to the other side.”
Have we mentioned that we can’t wait to see you all again?!
To learn more about what we are doing during this time, check in with us at our News and Events Blog. Also, stay up to date and follow us on Facebook as we continue to talk to you, our valued customers!