Wikipedia: Smith and Wollensky is a limited chain of high-end American steakhouses, with locations in New York, Philadelphia, Houston, Columbus, Las Vegas, Miami, Chicago, Boston, and Washington D.C. Smith and Wollensky is the brainchild of Allan Stillman, who also founded T.G.I. Friday's. The first steakhouse opened in New York in 1977, and according to Stillman, there was never a Mr. Smith or a Mr. Wollensky involved. He opened the Manhattan phone book twice and randomly pulled out two names, Smith and Wollensky. The announcements for the opening, however, carried the names Charlie Smith and Ralph Wollensky. Stillman later admitted that Charlie and Ralph were the names of his dogs. On the Smith and Wollensky website, each location has its own individual page. Although they are united under the Smith and Wollensky banner and share a signature green and white color theme, they operate using slightly varied menus, different hours. Smith and Wollensky merchandise offered on the company website includes branded steak sauces, salad dressings, steak knives, steak plates, wine glasses, cocktail shakers, and chef's coats.