Wayne Steakhouse

4.1
249 reviews
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We invite you to the Wayne Steakhouse to enjoy a classic steakhouse experience rivaled by no other. 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. Wayne Steakhouse 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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GC
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Can not get over how much this place has changed over time. Gone are the days of the proud owner, his father, and and his wife being available to the customers and providing service with a smile. Also gone are the days of lower prices. The prices have been drastically increased, while the service and the quality has decreased. Our family had not returned to this restaurant for almost a year due to constant over booking. We were pleased to be seated right away, but that was the only pleasant surprise. Not planning any return trips. Such a shame...

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

6yr wedding anniversary

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

This is the 6th or 7th time I have eaten here and this was by far the worst experience I've had here. The food was very good, steaks a bit over cooked for what we had wanted but the main issue was service. Our waiter was not attentive at all. We were celebrating a 60th birthday and the birthday boy ordered an iced tea. About 45 minutes later we finally got the tea after asking the young busboy (he was actually more attentive than the waiter).

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J
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another solid experience... No need to drive to NYC for a top quality cut of beef. Tomahawk steak was on the money!!

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MP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you enjoy a good steak, Wayne Steakhouse should be on your list of places to eat. It will not disappoint. Both my wife and I had the 16 oz filet mignon, which were cooked to requested temperature. And the meat melted in your mouth. I've been there before and have had other steaks which were also fantastic.

They could give a bit more attention to the care of their bathrooms. Besides that, perfect place and perfect meal.

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r
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

We never felt more ripped off. Food was okay but not close to worth it

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o
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always on point!

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LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Everything was delicious! The filet mignon was perfect except for more fat than was expected. Made the mistake of not asking how much the appetizer was. Way too expensive! Liked the family style menu. Overall for the six of us, we enjoyed it.

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d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great attentive staff. Menu sides are al a carte but enough to share at table of four.
Tender, mouth melting Filet
Staff was very friendly

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BL
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

We love Wayne Steakhouse. The food is delicious and you can bring your own wine/beer. Perfect date night.

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 1

The service was horrible. You had to actually beg for everything including utensils, and the restaurant ran out of food neglecting to tell the customers who were still waiting for their food. I would never go there again!

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TF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Great food, value and atmosphere. Perfect for a guys night and BYOB a plus

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RO
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Steak was awesome, melted in my mouth, I do think the waiter overcharged me $10 on the steak for 2 but I could be wrong. Was able to book a table for 2 late Saturday afternoon and basically waited like a minute when I got there. I would recommend for special occasions.

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EV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the better speak houses we have been in a while . We ordered the bone in ribeye it was amazing

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LS
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was outstanding. Liked the decor. Our table was next to the door on the inside and every time it closed it was a little startling. More expensive than expected but because it was Byob helped with the cost.

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OT
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

It was Valentines night BUT it wasn’t overly crowded and the service was horrific.
We begged the waiter to take our order and the next time we saw her was when she gave us a check.
Prices don’t match the service!

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S
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

poor service/Door banging wall near our table./ long wait for dinner to arrive.

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S
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was good but totally overpriced for what you get. Service was ok but could be improved. Tables are way to close together.

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y
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Service inattentive and slow. Only 3 other tables this sunday night, but we waited or had to ask for everything. Waiter after delivering steaks didnt come back to see how everything was. This is not acceptable in a steak house. Onion rings soggy, salad nothing to write home about. Lobster bisque had big chunks of tender lobster, but steaks only ok. The cuts were a bit rough for filets, and temperatures both rarer than we'd requested. The baked potato must have been rebaked from night before. At $7 for a potato, please give me a fresh one. Mediocre meal at best.

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ST
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Salad dressing was not good, mashed potatoes where cold, steak was excellent. ordered hot fudge Sunday for desert and there was no hot fudge. Coffee was average

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MJ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

I have eaten there many times and it has been great. Was disappointed this time. Service was really bad. We were pretty much ignored and our steak came out over cooked.

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RR
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent meal, wonderful service! Will definitely be back. Wish it was in a bit of a better location!

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HS
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was good as usual. My only comment is that the service was slightly rushed.

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J
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily one of the best places in our area to get a delicious high end steak.. They continue to impress with the FREE house salad, onion rings and Whip Cream and berry dessert. BYOB.. can't beat the meal!

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w
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 2food 5service 1ambience 4

We had dinner reservations at 7:30 for a party of six. When we arrived there was no hostess. What restaurant does not have a hostess in a Saturday night?! So it was first come first serve. The party of 8 were in line in front of us with a 8:00 reservation but remember there was no hostess. We were sat at 8:51. They are under staffed and the lady owner didn’t even come by to apologize. The food is great but come during the week or if you have to in weekends, come before 6. Trust me.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

There was no host/hostess. Customers were left to seat themselves in a free-for-all type of situation. It was complete chaos and really set the tone for the evening. We and several other tables voiced our frustrations with manager and he could care less. In fact he defended their terrible service, and so did our waiter. Not to mention it was uncomfortably cold in the dining room for he entire time we were there. Overall terrible experience and I would never return, not even on a “less chaotic weekday”.

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was great, staff attentive, and the place was packed. A downside was that all of the people waiting to be seated were piling into the front area creating a constant draft into the restaurant with the door open. It being winter, it took away from the experience. Will definitely be back nonetheless.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food/ steak

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Not happy to be seated at the awkward 2-person table by the door where everyone stares at you through the window coming in and where it’s cold. Seems to be an all-around annoyance to other people, too. I also don’t think they do the strawberries and cream anymore. Kind of disappointing but the food was great otherwise.

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AA
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food was very good. Steaks were cooked perfectly and enjoyed by all. Benefit is its a BYOB. No kids menu, but they did offer to make Penne. House salad and onion rings are complimentary. Salad dressing was delicious. Creamed spinach was just meh. Calamari was a nice starter. Little pricey for a NJ steakhouse, but quality of food was spot on. Would defly return.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We usually celebrate our birthdays there. This time we just wanted to treat ourselves after hard day of Christmas shopping. lol Our waiter is the best, he remembered us on our 2nd time there. 😊 He's not bad on the eyes, either. lol jk. He's married and has a new 👶. We're so happy for him. Sweet genuine, funny waiter.
Since we've been going (+/-4x) we have been lucky to have him as our waiter every time. Which we love. He's friendly, professional, alert, attentive on one of my friends special needs. He's observant and checking in to see if he can help us in anyway. He's Humble if there was a mistake which happened on our first time when one of my friends steak came out too rare. He pays close attention to detail on what and how you like it. He's very knowledgeable of the menu and if there is something he doesn't know he would ask appropriate authority..chef..manager etc... I love their Ribeyes bone in. Delicious, juicey, tender, melt in your mouth steak. Its BYOB place which they will open for you. 💕🐄🍷

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

The food was good. The prices were very diff online than there. It was cold in the restaurant. The steak was a little salty. The onion rings were soggy. Asked for 2 cokes they never came. Wasn’t charged but still. Waiter was very attentive and helpful since it was my first time dining here. Unsure if we will go back though.

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DM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

If zero stars was an option for this meal I would give it zero and all because of the owner (owners wife I heard too) ! Lets me first say that I have enjoyed the Wayne steakhouse for the last few years since moving to Wayne.I have recommended it as knock off of Peter Lugers in Brooklyn and that is one of the places I most enjoyed while living in Brooklyn. It is also a BYO which as an avid wine drinker allows me to dip into some very nice bottles of wine without having to pay restaurant retail prices.
The night started well with appetizers arriving on time and tasting as they should. We ordered the steak for four and some sides. The steaks came out and I pulled some meet to my plate as I took the first bite the meat had a slight odor to it as I put it into my mouth I realized the meat was rancid, disgusted I spit it out to the plate. We explained to the waiter and he retrieved the plate to the kitchen, what happened next was the worst handling of a situation in hospitaility history. The owners wife came out and started telling us we were wrong that the meat was fine and she would not send us another steak, at this point the table next to us overhearing the coversation agreed with us and told the woman. She snapped at them saying "your opinion doesnt matter at this table". The table was baffled and confused, the steak was clearly bad, i asked her to try it, smell it and she refused. We explained we just wanted another steak to replace it, she refused and said ill comp your dinner and you need to leave, it was the oddest thing i have ever experienced. Here was the owners wife, who could have said sorry let me get you another steak instead comped our dinner??? She lost more money by comping than replacing and lost four customers that are repeat diners! This owners wife is terrible, and most of the waiters came over and apologized and talked behind her back saying she is crazy and were scared of her, its a real shame!

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I
New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and Service excellent - the decor could use a makeover

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The best steak we ever had and we have been to all the top steakhouses many times.

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 2food 5service 2ambience 4

USE CAUTION! Very good food and nice atmosphere, but 2 lessons were learned from this dining experience. I sometimes will ask for the price when ordering an off menu special, but I didn't this time. NEVER AGAIN! Both my guest and I each ordered specials. With most of the entrees in the $40-$50 range, my anticipation was that these specials might be as high as $60. Don't you think the waiter, (who identified himself as the manager but is just as likely the owner), should inform the diner when the special's cost is $99.99?? It was a delicious surf and turf, 16 oz. filet + 16oz. lobster tail, and perhaps the cost wasn't totally unreasonable, but when the cost is over 60% higher than expected, not informing me strikes me as shady, particularly so that when I questioned the waiter about it, he responded that he thought about mentioning it but decided against it.
Lesson#2 I had indicated on my Open Table reservation that this was a business meal. So did that give the restaurant the license to not inform me of the high price, thinking that I was unlikely to question the price in a business setting? I won't make this error again either

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We had to wait over an hour and a half for a table. Two groups of 12 were dining and their reservation was only for 2.
The wait staff worked as best they could to accommodate.
The existing diners were not very cooperative as they could see people waiting and they stayed talking even after they paid.
The food however was very good.

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R
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great steaks & service. We had a fantastic time with dear friends. We all enjoyed the steaks , oysters, and other appetizers.

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t
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food was just ok. I would not rush back. Overpriced steak.

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OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We had a good meal but there were little bugs flying around ,,we asked our waiter for a candle so they would go away and he said they had none and that it must have been a bug left from the summer..So to me they were little fruit flys and there were all over .

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