Mother's Day Treat!My two daughters treated me to a wonderful dinner at Steakhouse 85 for this past Mother's Day. We were greeted and seated by the owner, which was a plus. Our server was outstanding with care and presence at just the right times. I am very particular about my steaks and don't seem to have much luck with restaurants cooking them right. But to my surprise my steak was perfectly done as ordered. We shared some appetizers and side dishes. I was a little disappointed in some of them however. The mozzarella and prosciutto, my favorite, was actually served heated which I did not enjoy. Our sides of scalloped potatoes, mac and cheese and asparagus were good, but nothing to shout about.
On a scale of 1-10, we all agreed on about a 7.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMService and food was excellent.Service and food was excellent. Waiteress was very helpful with meat choices.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesomeMy Husband and I went to celebrate our 4th year Anniversary and it was our first time and it was amazing...... everything was delicious and beyond my expectations will defenitly go again.....Vimarie and Jaime.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMSteakhouse 85We had the house-made specialty pineapple cosmo and it was excellent! I ordered a steak (yum) and it was perfectly prepared (the exact right temperature) and presented. My companion had the stuffed shrimp which she claimed was marvelous! The service was attentive, informative and professional, but not fauning. The only disappointment was the Bananas Foster dessert. It was melted and the bananas were nearly non-existent. Overall rating 95 out of 100.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMNYC quality steakhouse, greatNYC quality steakhouse, great for entertaining clients or for a small group. Great wine and beverage selection!5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMMy husband and I have beenMy husband and I have been to Steakhouse 85 a few times now, and we love it every time we go there. The restaurant has a nice, relaxed atmosphere and the wait staff are friendly and professional. The food was delicious, I highly recommend the tuna tartare, petite filet mignon, mac and cheese, sweet potato casserole, and the bananas foster for dessert. Also great for special occasions--my husband and I loved it so much here that we had our rehearsal dinner for our wedding at Steakhouse 85 2 years ago!4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMEverything was excellent!Everything was excellent! I've been there a few times before and never had a bad meal.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSteakhouse 85 was AMAZING!!Steakhouse 85 was AMAZING!! It is pricey, therefore I would really recommend it for special occasions. My boyfriend and I split the tuna tartar as an appetizer, which was incredible. He ordered the mashed potatoes and the regular filet mignon as his entree. The potatoes were silky and delicious, while the steak was tender and succulent. I ordered the crab encrusted Florida grouper. My entree came with wilted spinach in a white wine and caper sauce. It was to die for. Furthermore, both portions were extremely generous. I ended up taking half of my dinner home. Great experience. I highly recommend it.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is a great restaurant.This is a great restaurant. Has the best burgers and steaks in New Jersey! A bit pricy, but worth the money for special occasions. I like the side dishes, such as mashed Yukon and sweet potato casserole. Professional friendly waiters and waitresses aim to please and are attentive without being overbearing. One of my favorite restaurants in Middlesex county, which happens to have a severe shortage of decent restaurants.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMBest Birthday Dinner EverNever before have I had such a great night out with friends. I know it's contrary to a "good" review, but I'm at a loss for words; the food was amazing, the service was highly attentive, and the particular Saturday evening I was there had a live jazz band performing, which really filled out the ambiance of an already outstanding establishment. Some may balk at the price tag of the night, but it's an experience truly worth every penny. Get dressed up, and take your spouse here! You'll both have a blast. Know someone with a birthday coming up? Hint that Steakhouse 85 is the place to be. Basically, do whatever you have to in order to try this restaurant out. You'll thank me later.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMsimply fantastic, the ownersimply fantastic, the owner took the time to speak with us and make our anniversary wonderful. Just a great experience can't wait to go again.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSteakhouse 85 can be hit orSteakhouse 85 can be hit or miss. On our current visit with my family it was a definitely a hit. Our reservation was honored almost immediately and we sat right by the fireplace. Our server was wonderful. All three of us had the petite filet, which was very tasty and we shared the yukon mashed potatoes and brussel sprout sides...all delicious. This restaurant is pricey so it works well as a special occasion place.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMHighly RecommendedOne of the best restaurants in Central Jersey. Although it is an excellent steakhouse, they have a great choice of seafood in both appetizers and entrees. The sides are out of this world. Try the truffle Tater Tots and the Mac-n-cheese. The bar seemed to be hopping and the live music was great. Our waitor was on the money. He was very helpful and really knew his stuff. It is a bit pricey but worth it. Highly recommended.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThis is our second time there,This is our second time there, and the food is excellent. The steaks are about as good as they get! The service was great-friendly, attentive. This place is a real gem in the New Brunswick restaurant scene. Frankly, in NJ!4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a great meal. AwesomeHad a great meal. Awesome clams and an outstanding steak. Also a really nice knowledgable waiter.
Priced more for a special occasion then everyday.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our best Easter dinnersOne of our best Easter dinners yet. The food was spectacular, the service out of this world, a great time was had by all.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMWent to 85 on Easter Sunday.Went to 85 on Easter Sunday. Family had a great time. The Service was as far above excellent as you can imagine. The waiter explained all the steak cuts before we ordered which was very interesting and added greatly to the experience. Steaks were cooked perfectly to order.... not a single issue and only positive memories. The fish dishes ordered were also perfect.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and the service wereThe food and the service were excellent. This was my first time there and everything was perfect. Everyone in my group, there were seven of us, thoroughly enjoyed our dinners and desserts.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food ... great steakGood food ... great steak and seafood but its quite expensive3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMThe dining experience wasThe dining experience was excellent! The jazz band played and some songs were loud and it was difficult to carry on a conversation. Other songs were just fine with respect to the noise level. It's a bit pricey, but I would definitely return for dinner.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Bacon!!! Okay steakService and environment were excellent. The staff was friendly and the waiter was very knowledgeable. Parking was exceptionally easy as there is a parking garage directly across the street. Now on to the food. The bacon appetizer was fabulous, but to be honest I thought the steak would be better. I love steak. Now I didn't think that it would be as good as a Peter Lugers Steakhouse, but I thought it would be on par with say a Delmonicos is Las Vegas. But it was not. Dont get me wrong, the steak was good, I got the Tomahawk chop which is their dry aged bone in rib chop, but I was expecting better. Overall I would go there again and give them another shot. Even if I get an "okay" steak, I will have the best bacon I've ever had anywhere3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMTo start with, the SignatureTo start with, the Signature martini was excellent. Perfectly chilled!!
The Friday night date special was a really good deal...outstanding value.
The crab crusted grouper was one of the best fish dishes I have ever had. All the food was really good. Wished I lived closer but I will absolutely go back whenever I go to the George St. Playhouse.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AM