New York-based high-end restaurant operator Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group has reported increased sales for its Q2 ended 1 July 2002. Total sales for the quarter were US$18.7m, a 5.1% increase over the Q2 last year. On a comparable restaurant basis, total sales increased 2.7% from the year ago period. In the Q1 2002, total comparable sales had been off 4.6%.