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Smith & Wollensky - New Orleans

We didn't make reservations anywhere the night of our arrival since the schedule was less than firm.  John and Jill were arriving on a later flight so our primary concern was finding a kitchen that would be serving until at least 10 p.m.  Fortunately we didn't have to resort to a large chain establishment for dinner and didn't need a reservation.  (See my review of Smith & Wollensky - New York for more general comments.)

As I have come to expect the service, steak and sides were consistently excellent.  We shared a Wollensky Salad, which was simply phenomenal (first time I'd tried one of these.)  I had the Filet Au Poivre, other entrees ordered were: Filet Mignon, Wollensky Steak Salad and Sliced Steak Sandwich.  Side dishes included whipped potatoes and creamed spinach.  My steak was prepared perfectly and the sauce was delightful, as usual it was nearly fork-tender.  The Wollensky Steak Salad presented nicely, but there's only so much you can do with a Sliced Steak Sandwich.  The other Filet had a nice appearance and the usual, clean, S&W steak presentation.  To say that S&W makes my favorite creamed spinach would not be an understatement, and they met my expectations.  I'm not a huge spinach eater but it's a foregone conclusion that I'm going to order this side every time I dine here.  The whipped potatoes were equally consistent and tasty.  The meal was accompanied by a bottle of 2001 Chehalem 3 Vineyard Pinot Noir which rounded everything out nicely.