Wayne Steak House
Wayne Steak House

Wayne Steak House

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.waynesteakhouse.com/
  • Phone: (973) 616-0047
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:30pm, Dinner: Tuesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Tomasz Pogorzelski
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, BYO Liquor, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Contact: Tony 9736160047

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Westview Dr.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Weekends we offer valet parking service for our customers.
A word from Wayne Steak House
We invite you to the Wayne Steakhouse to enjoy a classic steakhouse experience rivaled by no other. Former waiter Tony Prelvukaj and cook Tomazs Pogorzelski from Peter Luger's welcome you to experience their take on a classic steakhouse. Offering the finest cuts of USDA prime dry aged steaks seared to perfection, only the freshest of seafood, mouth-watering side dishes created to enhance the flavors of your cuisine, along with exquisite desserts topped with homemade schlage whipped cream and coffees to conclude your experience. Tony has brought #1 Steak dining from NY to NJ. Wayne Steakhouse is the first and the only steakhouse in the country that offers free uncorking while you enjoy the finest cuts of USDA prime dry aged steaks!
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Wayne Steak House reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.4
    Noise LevelModerate
74% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (19)neighborhood gem (16)special occasion (15)good for groups (11)great for outdoor dining (5)hot spot (4)romantic (3)kid-friendly (3)scenic view (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Food was excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    Service was odd. Appetizers came out randomly. One person would finish their appetizer while another was just starting. One appetizer came so late that is dinner came while still eating. I had to change the number and time of my reservation twice and they were very accommodating. There were multiple servers and all were helpful and attentive
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food!
    Mavila
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    The service is very good! Food is great! They gave an awesome seafood platter and their prime steaks are exceptional!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wayne steakhouse is the best!!
    JamieP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Best steakhouse in NJ! The wait staff is attentive the food is amazing and it's a Byob which couldn't be better. Skip the long drive to NYC and head the Wayne steakhouse instead!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Steak House in North NJ
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Just as good as any of the NYC steakhouses without the travel. You will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • sister4
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    no complaints at all steak was best I've had in a long time. Service was spot on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friendly steak house
    BarbVIP
    Dined on 11/6/2014
    In the tradition of Peter Lugar's, where the owner learned the business and has that restaurant's steak sauce on the table. The inclusion of a salad and onion rings with your order makes the price seem reasonable and the meat is top of the line and prepared as requested. Friendly service adds to a pleasant dining experience as does the BYOB policy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wayne Steakhouse - Great Food!!!
    Senioritas
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    The food was perfect. Steak for 2 was more than enough. You are going to pay more than a traditional steakhouse but it's worth it. It is BYOB and don't fill up on appetizers.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    I have to say, been here many times and the service is getting worse every time. The food is very good and it is criminal that the service is so bad. You certainly do not come here for the ambiance. I will really think twice about coming back.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very disappointed.
    Ganggreener
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    High end steak house prices without the quality. Nothing positive about the experience.
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  • Food is good; expensive $$$$
    JustVisiting
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Service and food were excellent! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. With that being said, "beware", there are no prices listed on the menu so order at your own risk or ask the server before ordering an entre'e.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Always good. Cooked perfect. Service excellent. Our favorite local place. Tony is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Had to wait 30min with a reservation. Seafood was extremely overpriced. Better quality in NYC and better prices.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Food was excellent, but service was awful. We have eaten here before and service was very good. But this past Saturday it was terrible. I would definitely go back again and give it another try and hope it was just an off night and they were short handed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • best for beef lovers
    sashapits
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We limit our red meet consumption so when we do have a steak we want it to memorable...Wayne Steak House is the place for a fine steak...and the fact that its BYOB is also great. I also liked having the entree served with the bone but carved...Will return...often!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Experience
    WayneFood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    About an hour after we ordered, our waiter came over and said that they had run out of one of our entree choices. At this point it was after 9:00 PM and I couldn't get an answer whether they even started to cook our other entree. It all seemed disorganized. They "graciously" offered to let us have a more expensive dish for the same price. That was it - no manager or owner apology. Since I didn't really want a reheated $50 steak, we left.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Steak Place great for everything!
    CathyV
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    We've come here a few times and never been disappointed. The steaks are so large we have finally started sharing them (this just allows us to try more things!) The Cap Cod Oysters were wonderfully fresh with a real briny taste and the scallops wrapped in bacon appetizer could be a meal. The side dishes are also large and very well prepared and the staff was friendly and service was exceptional. I have yet had room for dessert but I always find room for a bite of the strawberries and cream they bring to end your meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food but so-so service
    PickyEater
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    4th time this year. Food outstanding every time. If they could get the service right, it would be a world-class establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neighborhood Gem💎👍
    Love2dine
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I've always been a Peter Luger fan, now I'm a Wayne steakhouse fan, oysters Rockefeller where excellent,steak outstanding,service is very attentive and we were allowed to BYO Will definitely recommend to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome trip
    JackH23
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I took a trip to the wayne steak house with a friend of mine the other night and to be honest it was by far one of the best meals I've had. The food is absolutly amazing. The steak was the best I have ever had. The service was amazing I felt as if every employee there was working there hardest to give me the best service around. The appetizers, Main course, and the desserts were wonderful. I am definitely returning. If you want a great meat meal with amazing service then go to the Wayne steak house.
    Special Features:
    romantic, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful at Wayne's
    gottasayit
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    I don't write reviews often, but my husband and I had a wonderful dinner out at Wayne's and felt compelled to share. At Wayne's they have a lovely outdoor set up on the patio with wrought iron dining sets and umbrellas, so great ambiance. Add BYOB to that and you have an excellent foundation for a great night out. But we were just getting started. The seafood appetizers were fresh and delicious. The main course did not disappoint. My husband lives for steak and this one lived up to his dreams for a fraction of the price of Peter Luger's. The creamed spinach was a great side. The service was on point as well. This is a great place for a couple's night out, but next time we're planning to come back with a group of friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service too Long!
    Loverofgoodfood
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Service was terrible! Was there for over two and a half hours and still never received our entrees! We ended up walking out out of principle.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    It was very busy. We waited about 20 minutes. Everyone was very accommodating and apologized for the wait. Our waitress warned us ahead of time that the kitchen was backed up and apologized in advance but everything went smoothly for us. The food was very good. It is a bit overpriced given the location and lack of decor but being able to bring your own wine makes up for it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great steakhouse
    steakloverVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    While it may not be the fanciest restaurant in town, the steak is top notch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • dissapointed
    Doug
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Although i have been to Wayne Steakhouse before, i was very dissapointed this trip. When we arrived, we were told our table was not ready and it would be a few minutes. During the wait we asked about the empty tables and were told that a larger party was expected later and due to that we could not sit at the table for 2 becuase they might need it. After 30 minutes of waiting we left without being seated and with the same table sitting empty.
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  • Delicious but overpriced
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    While it is a novelty to get a steak with Peter Luger quality in your neighborhood, I would prefer someplace with more ambience. The restaurant is bare with the exception of the full wall mural of a bull. Not very appetizing. The place has taken on a run down look. Sad because cousin brunos took such pride in the restaurant. Dinner was amazing but incredibly expensive. The wait staff was professional friendly and attentive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worst Dining Experience
    PuaDallas
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We can sum this up in a few words. Worst dining experience ever! We tried to dine here to celebrate our anniversary. After 2 hours we left hungry (never actually got to try the steak) and picked up sandwiches from the diner. Service was horrible. You could hear the staff yelling from the kitchen. Don't waste your time.
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  • FishVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Very good food with very large portions . Excellent appetizers and desserts.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wayne Steakhouse
    HankHuelsebusch
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    Better than Peter Luger's. Steak is always fantastic. Service is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 17 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 28, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance3.7
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 322 reviews are from the Wayne Steak House reviews archive.
  • Excellent steak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    This is the place if you want to eat awesome steak and keep your wallet happy as well. It's a BYOB, so right there you're saving tons of money. Their 16 / 18 oz filet is approximately $8 cheaper than anywhere I've ever seen it before, so that's another step in the right direction. Overall, a great meal for someone who's not in the mood to get all dressed up and hit up a ritzy place for a nice slab of steak. Definitely do yourself a favor, and order up some steak here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Outdoor Summer Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We've been to Wayne Steaks many a time & this time we sat outside on their new furniture. It was perfect. The weather, the food & the service were great as always. It never disappoints.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Kris
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Having been to a very similar restaurant in NYC (with similar former employees) I would certainly choose to go to this wonderful restaurant instead of the NYC - somewhat cheaper and definitely more included for the price! Everything was exceptional....not a morsel was left when we were finished!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed review
    Motherbeautiful
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Portion size is super generous. At our table of nine, there were mixed reviews about the meat. Some found the Porterhouse steak chewy and others found the steak perfect. Wait staff was very accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Expensive but worth it
    Schnauffy
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    When you arrive for your 1st time, don't be alarmed, its tucked a little way off the main road and looks like a store front. We celebrated my husbands Birthday here with family. The food was outstanding, but expensive. The service was very good, but we didn't get the bacon the other tables got that was disappointing. Sides are a little small, but enough for 4 people each no more. Overall a great experience.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fantastic place
    depotdan
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Wayne Steakhouse is one of the best steaks I have ever had. Have been going to this hidden gem for a few years now. The bone in rib eye is the best, everyone I've taken there has loved it.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrendous service & very poor meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Previously this was a very special place. This time it was an overpriced ($156/couple) disaster. The wait staff was horrendous. Our reservation was for 7 PM, the first couple order an appetizer. We arrived 15 minutes late and the waiter kept returning saying he was being pushed to get our order. A lobster salad was ordered. A tasteless crab cocktail was delivered. Our salad was never brought until we reminded the waiter and it arrived after the steaks, overdressed and uneatable. We had four "new"wait staff, and one was worse than the other. The "fruit dessert" was 12 strawberries and whipped cream for $12 and initially was not on the bill. We thought it was an apology but instead a waitress came over an gave us a second bill. Horrendous
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  • best steak in Nj
    PickyEater
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Reminiscent of Peter Luger's in Brooklyn. Best steak by far in NJ, and beats most Manhattan steakhouses as well. Pricey but quality to match. Been there three times and have sent friends there, but no disappointments so far. Hope they continue their winning formula.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love this place!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    The food and service is great everytime we go.. I'm normally not a steak eater, but after dining at Wayne Steak House I now absolutely love it and won't go anywhere else for it..
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Steak Paradise
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Pricey but always consistently delicious. Saves me a trip into Brooklyn. Tony is the best.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food & Great Service
    TerrierBU
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    My kids (4 yrs and 9 months) took my wife to Wayne Steakhouse for Mother's Day. The food was great and so was the service. Some nicer restaurants are not always kid friendly, and while the menu was geared towards adults, my 4 year old was happy sharing steak and his huge chocolate ice cream for dessert and my 9 month old enjoyed chewing on the bread. Wayne Steakhouse was very accommodating and made the night special. We all had a good time and everyone left full and happy. Thank you Wayne Steakhouse for making this a special Mother's Day for my wife!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Less is More
    LikeBYOBs
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Steak for two was quite large and certainly quite pricey but not as tasty as those I have grilled at home.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic