Wayne Steakhouse

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225 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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New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 13, 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 13, 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 January 1, 2019
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
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 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
97 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and Service excellent - the decor could use a makeover

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L
New York Area
1 review
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 14, 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 9, 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
12 reviews
Dined on December 9, 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
4 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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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

So expensive! Service was awful and the food was terrible!

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J
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quality steak. I am a returning customer. That says it all.

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LT
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

The food is amazing. The service was awful. We were there for three hours. The waiter forgot our drinks, forgot my husbands appetizer, forgot the straws we asked for, forgot to bring dessert menus AND forgot to put a candle in my sons dessert for his birthday. Instead he put the candle in my my husbands dessert which came out 15 minutes later. When we tried to pay with a Visa gift card he claimed they don't accept them. It was like he was on drugs. There was no one there in charge to complain to. The busboy was the hardest working person there. Spending $350 to be treated like that is a disgrace.

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D
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Overall good place but they pay no attention to reservations so be prepared to wait.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 4ambience 3

Porterhouse steak came out cold – they said they would give me a brand new one but instead reheated the same one to medium when I asked for medium rare. Waiter apologized but offered no discount for the meal so I paid $150 for the worst dinner of my life. They tried to look and act like Peter Luger, even offering their steak sauce, but don’t waste your time and just go get the real thing

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D
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 1

The steak was very good nice to bring your own wine but the ambience was rundown

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MD
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Service ,Great Food, can not wait to go back

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JG
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food, service and atmosphere was amazing. will definitely return.

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DM
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was great but the service was very slow. Didn’t see much of our waiter during dinner.

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DC
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

We have been there before and it wasn't so loud but Saturday, was so loud we couldn't hear each other. His pork was undercooked and it took a while to get another hot plate to cook the inner pieces. Cottage fries were amazing, and my bass was very good and the oysters were the best!

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AS
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Great food our waiter was very good had a great sense of humor. This is a BYOB!! Also slightly hard to find its on Hamburg Turnpike directly behind The Subaru dealership. Definitely recommend to friends and family

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MT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best steakhouse in Northern NJ. All our steak was cooked just right and absolutely delicious

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MJ
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Too expensive, especially for the dry chicken. I will never return for that reason.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with wife and kids.

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

It’s a BYO. Repeat, it’s a BYO. Yes, a BYO steakhouse (????). Never heard of such a thing.

Unlike every other steakhouse on the planet, it empties out at 9 PM.

A little run down.

Steak cooked the right way though

Family style salad and onion rings included (plus BYO) so a decent value.

40 minute ride for me though. I shan’t be back. I’ll stick with Roots, Ruth’s Chris.

If you live 10 mins away, give it s shot.

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MG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent meal again! Nick our server was great. Everything from the Oysters to the bone in filet and sirloin were superb. The schlag is a great way to finish. BYOB makes it even better. Great neighborhood steakhouse.

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LF
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Terrific steak. Great oysters. Perfect guys night out.

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L
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The steak is fabulous and we totally enjoyed our dinner. This is one of our favorite steakhouses.

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j
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

always spot on the best steaks "if you like Peter Lugars this is practically the same"

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AC
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal. Always an excellent steak. Whenever my wife and I are in the mood for a great steak and want to travel locally, this place is at the top of our list. There are several steak houses in the area but this place gives you the local family feel with the NY quality meal. Definitely worth the trip.

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KS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dad’s Birthday!!! Great food!!! BYOB!!!

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f
New York Area
70 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This is my husband and my third time at Wayne Steakhouse and it does not disappoint. The waiter helped us figure out the right amount of steak for our party of four. The bread was served warm, the house salad was complementary as were the delicious onion rings. The steak's flavor and tenderness rival Peter Luger without having to pay for drinks (BYO) and paying in cash. Luckily we saved room for a slice of delightful chocolate cake for dessert.

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

Wonderful, excellent food and close to home. Will definitely make my way there again with my family.

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G
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

Glad it was found money..otherwise not worth it. The food was excellent. The prices were outrageous. The staff were nice enough at first and seated us well and promptly. They even gave us a bucket and ice for our wines/beers when we asked for it. They don't clear dishes until the next course arrives. They checked in once during the meal. They never offered ANY dessert or coffee, even though there was a strawberry dessert supposedly included with every entree. The five waiters just hung out over at the dry bar until we flagged one down for our check. We gave them a standard tip, which in hindsight was way too high for their quality of service. We figure they don't care to work too hard because with such high prices they will get a good tip no matter what...

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