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Steakhouse 85
Steakhouse 85

Steakhouse 85 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.steakhouse85.com
  • Phone: (732) 247-8585
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Dinner: Sunday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm, Monday, Tuesday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Wednesday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Chef/Owner Brian Karluk
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact us for your off-site catering needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: We have private dining rooms to accommodate parties from 8-85 people. Our menus are filled with fantastic lunch and dinner options to suit your special needs and tastes.
  • Private Party Contact: Jeff Potter (732) 247-8585

Getting there

  • Cross Street: George Street
  • Public Transit: The restaurant is just a one minute walk from the New Brunswick stop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor line.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: We are located directly across the street from the Church Street Parking Deck. There is also metered parking surrounding the restaurant.
A word from Steakhouse 85
Steakhouse 85 is a 21st century rendition of the classic American Steakhouse. The menu at Steakhouse 85 is comprised of fresh and inspiring modern day interpretations of classic American cuisine, served alongside the traditional steakhouse classics we all know and love. The back bone of our menu is without a doubt our beef. Our mouth watering dry aged steaks are rubbed with a simple yet luscious combination of sea salt, black pepper and fresh herbs. They are seared on a 1200 degree cast iron grill and then broiled to your liking. Paired with a large classically designed bar, complete with savvy cocktails and a Wine Spectator award winning wine list, this steakhouse is sure to please.

3 1/2 Stars - Star Ledger
Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
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Diner Reviews
  • "Have eaten here many times but the $99 Restaurant Week Special for Two just couldn't be beat. Lobster bisque and French Onion soup, filet and pork chop, crème brulee and hot apple tart with ice cream. Everything was prepared to perfection. Almost forgot to mention the great bottle of wine included. I'm am ready to return :)"
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "They have a great prefix Friday special. $99 for two apps, two dinners (with one side), two desserts and a bottle of wine. We had calamari and an apple salad which was delish. Main course filet mignon cooked perfectly and grouper topped with crab, one of the best fish dishes I've had. Creme brulee which is hard to mess up and and apple tart with ice cream equally as yummy. We are mistakely charged with the bottlw of wine but the waiter took it off when we showed it to him. Will definitely go back for this great deal :)"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Just another great experience for a nice romantic dinner. I have been to steakhouse 85 several times and have never had a bad experience. Food is great, service is great and great atmosphere. Can't wait to go again."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Food was very good as usual but service was poor. Wait for main course was too long, due to a large group. Not my issue as a customer waiting for a lengthy period of time. Waiter lacked personality, follow up and the ability to sooth errors like the delay in food delivery and Expresso not properly prepared."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "I had the scallops...I know who goes to a steakhouse and order scallops. I do and they were amazing."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "We had the Friday night Date Night Special which was a 3 course Price fix menu with a bottle of wine. The food was superb and the service was excellent . We will definitelt return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Enjoyed the food immensely. The portions are good sized and the sides are larger than the chain steakhouses (and less money too). They have a special Date Night Menu which is nicely priced and includes a bottle of wine. Two of our party had lobster and they were cooked just right. I had the large filet and it was cooked just as ordered and the steak sauce that went with it was great. The last person had wonderful salmon. Desserts came with the special dinner and the Apple Tart and Creme Brule were both good. Wine prices are reasonable by the bottle. We will definitely return."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Server was excellent. Patiently explained the menu and described the thinking behind all of the steaks. Ideal for a special occasion."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "A bit noisy waiter nice impersonal didn't mention the restaurant week discount which I heard about the next day. Didn't mention the steak sauces. Which you pay for anyway. The vegetables, if they are meant for one person they should be smaller and cheaper. The warm coffee and cappuccino came 10 minutes prior to dessert so that ruined the evening for me. They should come together. One of the servers asked who got which dish. I expect that from mcdonalds not a high class steak house"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "the food was unbelievable the steaks just melt in your mouth most of all the sides are the best .will Def be here again."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "My wife and I went to Steakhouse 85 during New Brunswick's Restaurant Week. The food was excellent and our server, Dan, provided outstanding service. We would highly recommend this restaurant for couples or groups craving an outstanding steak or similar fare."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Truly enjoyed my dinner here. Started by looking at the Friday Special but expanded the meal to include the lobster. Filet Mignon was perfect and some of the best I've had. Lobster was also exceptional. Staff was great ! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Disappointing steak. Ordered the signature Delmonico. Overcooked and not a great piece of meat. Everything else - appetizers, sides and service great - but left disappointed."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "Always enjoy an early dinner we like to sit side by side at the table for two.so we can both watch the bar scene and tv. I wish you had chicken franchise and Honey Jack Daniels."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "We dined at this restaurant on two occasions this week, and both experiences were fantastic. They worked with us to make site our large parties were accommodated, and the foodand drinks recommendations were spot on."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "I made reservations well in advance, but we were seated at the worst table--right by the kitchen. My scallops were OK, but they were served on a bed of tasteless onions, so it really wasn't that appealing. My husband's steak was very good. Our waitress was very nice and efficient, but the bus service kept trying to "rush" us and clear our plates before we were finished. I had a better experience when I had lunch there a few months ago."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "My bf and I went for lunch. We had calamari as an appetizer and He ordered the steak and fries and I had the angus burger. I was really disappointed with my food, the burger was so salty, and the calamari was so bland and rubbery. On a positive note, the place looks really nice and the employees are very attentive. Lastly, you have to pay for parking across the street , restaurant does not validate."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We had a great experience at Steakhouse 85. Service was great, the meal well spaced between appetizers, entrée and desert. The food was delicious and steaks were well prepared according to everyone's preference. This was our second visit to this restaurant and once again we had a delightful experience. It is a bit on the pricey side but to be expected in a steakhouse."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I have been to Steakhouse 85 on numerous occasions for business. I decided to take my wife there got our anniversary. Everything was great from the food to the service ."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We went for the Friday date night special $99 and we certainly got our money's worth. Great food, excellent service and a wonderful ambiance. NYC style dining w/o the tolls and traffic! Will go back again and bring our friends."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Always enjoy an exceptional meal at Steakhouse 85! We were a group of 6, steaks cooked to each person's exact desire. Sides of broccoli au gratin (my favorite) creamed spinach, and potatoes delicious. Friday Date night is such a bargain, we keep returning. Lobster fest has begun addwe will return to feast!!"
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "Steakhouse 85 is consistently superior, in ambience, food choice and quality, and service. It's one of my favorite places!!"
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "This was my second time dining at Steakhouse 85 and I enjoyed it both times. I enjoy to upscale atmosphere, decor and service. I had the petite filet which was excellently seasoned and very tender. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who loves steak."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Great place for a good meal before a show at the State Theatre. Steak house fare is done well, and seafood dishes are solid."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "Was really looking forward to a great steak dinner.My wife and I shared a 16oz ribeye it was like an ordinary choice pice of meat.The sides laked flavor and the drinks were short pours not expected in a expensive steakhouse.No parking available except at a public garage with a hourly rate.overall disappointed .."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "Steakhouse 85 is always great. Food, service and ambience are the best New Brunswick has to offer."
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "The service meal and atmosphere were impeccable; that's why I'm a repeat customer. The staff goes out if their way to ensure that your dining experience is an enjoyable one."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "Visited the restaurant for Father's Day dinner. My dad is a big steak eater. Great and fresh cuts of meat, stuffed shrimp was awesome, crab meat overflowed, jazz played in the background...all which made for a great family dinner."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Our steaks were cooked perfectly, the house steak sauce is fantastic. The service was excellent, Carly and the staff were attentive, freindly and efficient. The tiramasu (reccomended) was excellent, one of the best I have had. The atmosphere was steakhouse, but not old feeling and was not overly "man-cave". Our table was next to thw windows, and was perfect. I reccomend this for a special occasion, a romatic dinner, or to entertain out of town clients. We will go back!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "I took my son here for a nice dinner out based on a recommendation from a friend who attends Rutgers. We were both very disappointed in the quality of the food. The steaks were very expensive which I expected them to be, however the quality was just not there. I found this restaurant not to be on the same par as the more well-known steakhouses. The bread was dry and not good quality, the dessert menu was unexciting, but the sides were well priced and the best part of the meal. The house salad was nothing special despite how good it sounded. My son ordered the wedge salad and it did look good. I would not go back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "The item we saw on line that we decided to go for was no longer available so we were disappointed. Otherwise Typical steak house which is not our scene"
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Good food and good food all the time. We have been here several times and always the same"
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We are frequent diners there, when the budget can afford it, and we love the place. The food is always wonderful, the staff attentive, and the ambience lovely. The side dishes are priced a la carte but the helpings are plentiful (3 sides are good for a party of 4 or 5) and the prices are pretty reasonable. They usually have a jazz trio or piano player there on the weekends so if you want to be able to hear your fellow diners then ask for a table away from the music; the music isn't overpowering, but it is too loud if you are looking to have conversations."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Ordinary food at extraordinary prices. Very noisy, waiters hovered too much. Clearly created to serve people on expense accounts."
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My husband and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary having dinner at Steakhouse 85. We had heard great things and it did not disappoint. The service was excellent without being overbearing. Water glasses were always full, empty plates were cleared, and there was a nice time spread between courses so we didn't feel rushed. Everything from the lump crabmeat martini appetizer and fresh warm mozzarella with prosciutto to the bone in ribeye and crab stuffed shrimp were delicious. The creme brûlée dessert was excellent. Two small negative comments are that the bread served was not warm and the cappuccino was lukewarm and we returned it. Overall an excellent experience. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "My experience here is as follows: 1.) Great Service / Friendly / Knowledgeable Staff 2.) Food was... ok. For the price you pay, I was expecting a much better meal. Appetizer (muscles) and the entree (steak / mashed potatoes) had no flavor. Lobster was good. Sweet. Please keep in mind I've only been here once and cannot a test to the whole menu. Only what I had. 3.) Atmosphere was a 10! Music, noise level, ambiance, A+++. Overall, I think it's a great restaurant to go have some drinks at the bar with your significant other."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Fabulous dinner every time, My husband is a Meat and potatoes guy and he is overjoyed when we are here! Try the Lobster Risotto it is to die for! We just Love coming here and the service is equal to the superb food. You will not be disappointed at Steakhouse 85!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I dont believe that when people are honestly rating something that you can just throw five stars around hap-hazardly. That being said I had no choice but to rate the food five stars! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Food is outstanding - definitely a bit pricey with City style pricing - but Filet mignon oustanding."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food but our waiter barely had a pulse. No personality at all. It was a shame because the food was so good. We were there late until closing and I think he wanted us to leave. I suppose he wanted to go home. Well sorry, I paid my good money for an enjoyable night out, not to deal with a waiter's problem. I'd go back but not to one of his tables. Hire people with a pulse please! "
    Dined on 5/25/2014