Wayne Steakhouse

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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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AC
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Food was mediocre, ambiance was lacking, service was excellent. I felt like everything needed more salt and flavor in general

J
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Carnivores Only, need apply, well they do off other options, but go for the steak! Great Service, great food and bustling. Not the best place for a quiet romantic get together as it is a bit loud, but go for the steak! Glad to see it growing. BYOB keeps is below NYC steakhouses so it is a bargain to boot.

a
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

great food-as it always is!been there quite a few times and always enjoyable.

O
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

intense atmosphere on a Saturday night we have been here so many times we don't need to open the menu had our usual two bone in rib eye since we do not like our steak cooked the same way the complimentary salad and onion rings were as expected sides were garlic mashed and an enormous portion of broccoli rabe my wife's steak was under cooked even though she ordered it Pittsburgh style (seared) passed on dessert what we didn't finish was packed to go still the best steak in the area
BYO makes it an even better choice since you cannot buy the wine we bring in any restaurant in NJ

J
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great Steak! Entire family enjoyed the meal

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy WSH. Always consistent

J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

A gathering of old dear friends, the place was near empty but the food was outstanding!

LE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never had a bad meal at Wayne Steakhouse. We ordered the filet mignon. We were each glad to take half home as leftovers. Just as good the second day. Even though it is a bit expensive, remember it is a BYO.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Last time I was there it was delicious
Needs to be consistent
Service was slow
Bread was stale
Steak although cooked correctly was cold and not juicy and my slab of bacon was burned - will not return
Sticking to Peter Lougers

ZI
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

I have to say - if you want a well executed steak with interesting family sides coupled with the convenience & affordability of BYOB dining then Wayne Steakhouse is your place. However, my wife and I won’t be back. Hopefully, our service experience was a one off, because it was off handed and careless turning us off for future visits. Upon a arriving in the tiredly appointed dining room, our waiter promptly greeted us and took our order of two salads, porterhouse for two and a group of sides. We waited for what seemed like forever watching several appetizers and salads travel to adjacent tables most of whom ordered after us. Finally, waiters arrived but with our main course. When asked about our salads the 1st comment was, “I don’t know what happened back there.” We were offered belated salad which we refused. One of the waiters said maybe we can do something at dessert. As I said above our main course and accompaniments were fine. After we finished, the waiter asked if we wanted to see the dessert menu, we said,”Sure. “ The waiter returned soon - but with our check - c’mon! The waiters appear to have no short term memory. Silently, we paid and had dessert at DQ.

T
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was outstanding

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Went to restaurant and there was a notice at the door that it was closed. While I fully understand last minute closures, I would expect a call or email. Very disappointed in a place I hold in high regard

CZ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

It really hurts me to write this review. For several years this was my favorite restaurant. I do not know exactly what happened lately but there was a stark difference from what I was used to. The service was terrible.The waiter was so busy B S ing at other table that it took several minutes after our steaks arrived for a side dish and a sauce we requested to be delivered.
The price of the steaks go up constantly. Which was always ok with me as the steaks were the best I've tasted in NJ. But as the $ went up the size and quality went down.
Unhappily there was no one to complain to: no owner was present, and no manager that I could see. The waiters were running back and forth answering the telephone, taking orders, and dealing with a kitchen that seemed to run amok.
I'm hoping the owner(s)read this review and still care enough to make the necessary changes by reverting back to the outstanding ways the place was run the first few years.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service and atmosphere were great. I wasn’t thrilled about the steak. Nothing special.

JE
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

We’ve been to Wayne Steakhouse several times over the last several years. They prepare their steaks/filet mignons as we ask for them - medium rare + a little. I like that the meat is only lightly seasoned with salt and pepper - they get that right every time go rme. They’ve changed their lobster bisque recipe (can’t quite put my finger on what was different - but something wasn’t as good as the last time). The house salad and onion rings are as good as ever. They’ve also changed their jumbo lump crab cake recipe from the last time we visited about six months ago. It has tomato chunks in it, but we couldn’t figure out why, as it didn’t add anything (or - to be fair - detract from the crab c1ke). I do like the light sear and bit of crunchy outside of the crab cake and that there isn’t a ton of breading as a binder. They get that right every time. We asked to have the Dijon mustard sauce on the side and that was a good choice.

Overall - a good restaurant that we’ll return to.

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The usual great food, indifferent service by kids.

MH
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Party size discrimination in effect here. We were only a party of 2 and they forgot to get us water, had to ask 3 times. Calamari was overcooked. Service was sparse. Waiter only cared about his 2 large party's. Never coming back

OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Father’s Day - so very busy abd

LE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I both had a filet. The meat was as tender as butter and the leftovers were just as good! Especially nice that it is a BYO. Staff was very attentive. Always a special treat to eat here. OpenTable reservations are great.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

My wife and I had a nice time on our 28th

ES
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience1

It was Mother's Day and it was hectic. They experience this every Saturday night. very crowded. My daughter did not want salad and ordered a soup instead. The soup did not come out when the salad did. The waiter finally came back to the table and asked if she had the soup. Our response was NO. He said he would go and check came back 10 minutes later said it was very crowded in the kitchen and asked if she wanted anyway, because our main course was being served. It came time for dessert my daughter who did not get her soup ordered pecan pie before she ordered they explained they were out of one dessert not the one she ordered. Again, 10 minutes the waiter came back to the table and said they were out of pecan pie. Very disappointed both times. We waited a while for my other daughter's ice cream and waited for a cup of coffee. Twenty minutes dessert and coffee came. Coffee was not a full cup just half. Not going back there for a long time and will not recommend. We were frequent visitors to this restaurant and always took friends because it used to be very good.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience1

Normally we love this place and save it for special occasions due to the price point. We made a reservation for Mother’s Day and were very disappointed to be seated right next to the door (on a 45 degree day). It was a terrible table. We asked to switch but they said they held this table of 4 because of our reservation and nothing else was available to us. Well, a table of 6 sat empty the whole time we were there and we watched other tables of 4 seated after us. I get that someone needs to take the crappy table but if I had known when making the reservation I would have gone somewhere else. Food was good but the table and being right next to the door with the cold blowing in and people bumping into us be standing right next to our table ruined it for us. Too expensive of a place to have to deal with that. Not in any rush to go back. Too bad. Have celebrated a lot of special occasions here.

NT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Excellent Service.
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J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best in town for a steak... or the immediate WAYNE Area. NYC with out the tolls !

BM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Bread was served but there were no bread plates. When we asked the busboy for bread plates, he brought over dinner plates. The busboy needs better training. The food was excellent.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Went for Easter dinner, only one other table there which was not a problem. Took the servers recommendation, ordered the porterhouse steak for 2 and the ribeye. Probably the worst steak we ever had, tough, fatty and veiny. Ordered med rare, it was mooing. Baked potato was old, brown inside and barely warm. One of the worst meals we’ve ever had and extremely overpriced for what was served.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Have been here before. The service was okay but the servers never came back yo ask if everything was okay. Also had to request fresh forks after salads. We ordered porterhouse and requested medium rare. As a little over fone

NM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was very crowded for a Thursday which caused some trouble with the searing regardless of us having a reservation. This happens at this place frequently, but is my only knock. The service/food/and especially the steak are top notch. Love this place

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Appetizers were excellent ! Scallops wrapped in bacon and slab bacon clams casino were all great!

They were obviously short handed of servers so service was slow
We arrived at 6pm and left at 10pm. Desserts took 45-60 min to arrive after placing the order. And our coffee arrived after we finished our desserts.

Water glass needs to be larger and the service to refill it was terrible. Maybe leave a full water pitcher on the table .

Steak and German potatoes were excellent . Will return again if they get more servers hired.

GC
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

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...

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

6yr wedding anniversary

R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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).

J
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

MP
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

r
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

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

o
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always on point!

LG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

d
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

BL
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

MM
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience1

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!