About Chris Michael's Steakhouse

Chris Michael's is a restaurant & lounge featuring steak and sushi, East meets West. A traditional American Steakhouse using wet aged, corn-fed USDA Prime beef served on a 450 degree plate. Our wine list has a great portfolio between old and new world with a great representation and selection for every wine enthusiast. After dinner you are welcome to walk over to our sophisticated modern lounge, enjoy one of our many signature cocktails while listening to our DJ mix the hottest music. Private rooms in the lounge are also available upon request.

40 Oakwood Ave
Woodbridge, NJ 07095
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-4pm
Dinner Mon-Thurs 4pm-11pm
Friday 11:30 - 3:00am
Saturday 5pm-12am
Sunday 2pm - 10pm

Cross Street:
Route 9 north and Green Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 634-5355

Website:
http://www.chrismichaelsnj.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music in our Lounge Friday and Saturday Night from Deejays all over the country. Lounge hours are 10pm-3am each and every Friday and Saturday.

Parking Details:
Valet Parking on private lot available

Public Transit:
Woodbridge Train Station less than a mile away.

Executive Chef:
Chef Luis Gonzalez

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Check our website for upcoming events and details regarding those events.

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Details
Sun 12:00PM - 2:00PM 2:15PM - 8:00PM

Mon - Fri 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 6:00PM

Sat 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Chris Michael's Steakhouse Ratings and Reviews

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.2

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (8)
Romantic (7)
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Good for Groups (6)
Good for Birthdays (6)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Cozy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Bar Seating (3)
Business Meals (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Casual (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined on February 10, 2018

Everything was great. Only complaint is I feel my steak was slightly over cooked. Med
Rare instead of rare. When paying steakhouse prices, I expect my steak perfect. 4.5

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Everything was absolutely perfect! Excellent staff excellent food excellent wine

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2018

For a New Jersey steakhouse, Chris Michael’s is pretty good. However, it does not stack up against the steakhouses of NYC. The food is pretty good but nothing outstanding. The service is pretty good, but a couple of the servers could stand to get some more training in customer service. Specifically, when one of our dining companions, who happens to be pregnant, ordered the ribeye, the server made a comment about how she was “eating for two.” Personally, I felt that was a bit rude and judgmental of the server.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

For a Steakhouse, they don’t know how to cook a steak. Overpriced and underserved. There seems to be a disconnect amongst the staff. I will not return.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Very nice place with great old fashion vibe. Very toned down.. relaxing environment. Great if don’t like too much noise/music

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome experience! Great food! Great atmosphere!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Friend Birthday , they were very pleasant and followed my instructions of the birthday cake. Great place. The waiter was awesome as well.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The steaks here are very good, no question about that. The rib eye was as good as anyones as was the bone on filet. grilled octupus was great along with the shrimp cocktail and soups. Sides we had were ok. Desserts had a mixed reaction. I would say the steaks and apps get five stars and sides and desserts get four and three.
Service was good. Overall i would go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Great awesome overall experience

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 4, 2017

Awesome steak cooked exactly how I asked for it. Had the grilled Octopus as app and it was fantastic. Place is a bit pricey but so are most good steak houses. Was very empty but it was also a Monday.

Tags: Romantic, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great service at the bar ..always! The kitchen took a little longer than usual this time though. We waited a long time for our main course.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

The food was great I had the short ribs and asparagus risotto

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

We had such a wonderful evening at Chris Michael's with our Friends! Everyone who works at Chris Michael's could not have been Friendlier! The food was excelent and the atmosphere was quiet but nice for a Thursday evening! Brian the Manager was exceptionaly nice and made sure we were happy with everything from start to finish! He is very knowledgeable about wines and it was fun talking to him about our favorite wineries! We all live about an hour from this resturant and it was certainly worth the trip, we are so looking forward to going back again soon!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great food and service!!!!!!!!

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Exactly what I expect from a fine dining establishment. Food was interesting, excellent quality, and delicious. The staff was friendly, helpful, and appropriate.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

My normal 5 star expectations when I go to Chris Michael's fell a bit short this time around. I think we were placed with a first-time or very green waiter. He didn't ask if we wanted a drink from the bar when we sat (which we did). He didn't know to offer, or have the specials with him when he did come to take our order. His voice was so soft we couldn't hear ... problems we never had at CM's. As far as the steaks go, the petite-filet ordered medium had to be a medium rare and the rib steak order medium rare came out medium. The charred octopus an octopus salad. Disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We ordered the Burrata and it was very salty, almost inedible. The ribeye and filet were no better than what we can buy in our local supermarket.

We we seated in one of the worst tables despite the restaurant being empty. We asked to be reseated and were told we could not. We assumed because the other tables were being reserved for larger parties. Within 15 minutes numerous couples were seated at these tables. BTW we had reservations. No reason why a customer be denied a request.

Service was poor being served by a person who barely knew the menu.

Overall, poor food, poor service and ambience is dated and dull.

Will never go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was amazing!!! My husband and I went there for our 4th year wedding anniversary and we had a good time.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 10, 2017

Andres was superb!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

First time visiting this establishment and I liked the service and the portions of food. The warm bread caused me to be stuffed before I had my entrée. I would go again and recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great Service! Food was great! And the Raspberry Lemon Drop Martini!!! Yummy!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Our waiter Joshua was the absolute best. Great food and drinks. Highly recommend.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Another great meal at Chris Michael's!! The food is always fantastic. The steaks were cooked perfectly, the sides are scrumptious and reasonably priced. Everything from appetizers to dessert was fantastic and the service was impeccable. Our waiter Andreas was wonderful. He was very attentive while still giving us enough privacy to enjoy our dinner. He was so friendly and the complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary was a nice touch and very thoughtful. We left feeling completely satisfied with our meal and happy with the entire experience. We will certainly be back again in the future!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Service was great as well as the food.

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 (Houston)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Waiter tried to over charge my CC and I pointed out the 'supposed error'. The manager came out to give me a very lousy explanation of what had happened. I know better! Never going back there again.

I recommend anyone who goes there to review the charges on the itemized bill and what they bring back after they get authorization from the bank on the CC.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 6, 2017

Totally top-notch. I had the tremendous rib-eye, my wife the petite filet mignon. Nothing about the filet was petite and even I couldn't finish the rib-eye. Both done perfectly. We both were going low-carb so the meat was where the action was. Can't find a better steak certainly in NJ

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

There was a private party in the next room. They had the bass WAY UP. It was very annoying. I asked if they could see about getting it lowered. The person (maybe manager) said yes. Not sure if he tried or not, but the noise level didn't change.
Otherwise, the food and service was excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Not at all happy with my 22 oz. Ribeye.
Very tough, not at all any hint of aging and came out medium well ( ordered medium rare). My wife had petite filet which she said was outstanding. Sides of mushrooms, mac n cheese and hot peppers were ample for 4 people and very good. Wine prices are approaching a 3x cost markup so I consider that high. Service was very good, attentive without imposing and our server took care to stagger appetizers( sushi roll), then salads (nice wedge) and then main plates.
Had an issue using a gift card ( an actual Chris Michaels issued gift card) for the second time in 3 visits. Put a damper on the nights expierience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Met with friends, Three of us had steaks. Cooked as ordered, tender and juicy. Service was very good. Somewhat pricing but the quality of the steaks is great. Have eaten here about a dozen times over the past three years and food is always excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Place was once much better. Going down hill somewhat. But still OK. Maybe not for much longer.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We went there for our anniversary. They personalized our Desert, it was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

A must go place if you are looking for a great meal.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 18, 2017

We went here to celebrate my son's new career. I chose this place as a few years earlier a friend and I stopped in and had a late lunch. I remembered the steak I had was phenomenal. Last Friday night we were not dissappointed. The service was impeccable, all 3 of us had amazing appetizers, entrees and dessert. If that wasn't reason enough to give this restaurant a great review, our waiter Josh was friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and professional. A week earlier I went to a very popular steakhouse in Red Bank and it pales in comparison to Chris Michaels. Highly recommend it. Lynne F

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The place was empty and the food lacked as well as the menu but the service was impeccable.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 26, 2017

They changed the menu and none of my favorites were there, the food I ordered was ok...

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Chris Michael's has the classic steakhouse look and feel. Was there for a business lunch with 4 others. Menu was appropriate and food was great - more than ample per serving. Price was quite fair.

Appetizers ordered included calimari and avocado toast. I had a half rack of ribs and the plate of hot, spicy peppers which were just that as hoped. All others enjoyed their fare.

Although the restaurant was relatively empty, service was very slow. One of the bread plates was covered with baked on food (probably 2 plates stuck together in the DW). Regardless, I would definitely return.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 22, 2017

We had selected this restaurant, to celebrate a family friends birthday, from a list suggested by Open Table because it was close to my friend's house. None of us had been there before, but we found the reviews to be helpful. Chris Michael was a terrific find, as the food was great, the ambiance was lovely and the service was first class. Everyone enjoyed the occasion and the birthday girl expects to use CM as the go-to place for future celebrations and business events. We were very happy that CM has a good wine list and we selected a 2001 Tampraneno Reserva that was a delight!

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I use to always enjoy my dinners here. They changed their menu and every time I order a wedge the lettuce just doesn't taste fresh anymore. This place is going downhill.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 18, 2017

It was a great experience lovely place yummy food

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Romantic, Hot Spot
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Solid 4 star steakhouse, and probably best in the area. Food was a little slow in coming out. Steak and rack of lamb were done perfectly, and apps were tasty. Wine list gets very pricy, with few choices on the low to medium scale. Our server did an excellent job, supporting staff was a little slow till they got warmed up. Mandatory valet parking was a mystery requirement. Would certainly go again.

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