New York (June 2, 2004) -- Smith & Wollensky Restaurant Group Inc., operator of such upscale restaurant brands as Smith & Wollensky, Park Avenue Café, Manhattan Ocean Club and Maloney & Porcelli, named national firm BDO Seidman as its new auditor.

BDO replaces Big Four firm KPMG, which had served as independent accountant to the white tablecloth restaurateur for two years.

According to a federal filing, S&W didn't have any disagreements with KPMG on any matter of accounting principles or practices, financial statement disclosure, or auditing scope or procedure.

-- WebCPA staff

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