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Steakhouse 85

4.8
1321 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
Perfect For:
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Anniversaries
Steakhouse 85 is a 21st century rendition of the classic American Steakhouse. The menu at Steakhouse 85 is comprised of fresh and inspiring modern day interpretations of classic American cuisine, served alongside the traditional steakhouse classics we all know and love. The back bone of our menu is without a doubt our beef. Our mouth watering dry aged steaks are rubbed with a simple yet luscious combination of sea salt, black pepper and fresh herbs. They are seared on a 1200 degree cast iron grill and then broiled to your liking. Paired with a large classically designed bar, complete with savvy cocktails and a Wine Spectator award winning wine list, this steakhouse is sure to please.



Wine Spectator Award of Excellence

Official Steakhouse of Rutgers Athletics
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Close
Saturday: 5:00 pm - Close
Sunday: 4:00 pm - Close
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Phone number
(732) 247-8585
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef/Owner Brian Karluk
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Catering
Please contact us for your off-site catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
George Street
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Parking details
We are located directly across the street from the Church Street Parking Deck. There is also metered parking surrounding the restaurant.
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Public transit
The restaurant is just a one minute walk from the New Brunswick stop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor line.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 10 pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1321 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
food
4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.4
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Anniversary dinner - we usually go here every year. It was very crowded for a Monday. I ordered the 14 oz bone in filet mignon and was very disappointed with the size. More than half the weight was bone. There wasn’t enough meat and it was the first time I left without being full

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food and service!

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

We waited about 1/2 hour to be seated with a reservation other than that it was excellent, good service, great food and drinks

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Lovely !!!!!!! Have to go more often !!! The service, the food, exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Amazing! The waiters and waitresses were all friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Good portion sizes. Wine... perfect! And dessert! No complaints here! Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My “friend” and I dined here prior to a concert at the State Theatre. We were seated almost immediately. Our waitress was Michele, she was patient, attentive and personable. I can be a “little extra” at times when it comes to ordering and she was AMAZING!!! Ezra presented us with the cuts display. He was articulate and personable. The food, service and ambiance exceeded my expectations!!! I will definitely return again!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It’s rare to find a place that is perfect in all areas . Food qaulity, customer service , cleanliness . Steak house 85 has exceeded all of them .

The best !!! Can’t wait to go back .

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Service was very good and very friendly. The rib eye was excellent and the strip was good - not fabulous. Great impression for first timers!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Steakhouse 85 has become our special occasion "go-to" place. Matthew and his staff treat you like you're the most important people in the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Great food, impeccable service and date night menu is one of the best values around.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

I had a great experience. The food was great, I loved the scallops. Nice variety of drinks, they had nice fruity options which I love. The service was amazing, our waitress Ana was so warm and knowledge, she made our dining experience an awesome one. We will definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Walking into Steakhouse 85 you are always made to feel at home when Matty the owner is there to greet you. The service is hospitable and very attentive to your needs and the staff help to make Chef Brian's wonderful menu even stand out more. The steaks cannot be beat in Central Jersey and perhaps all of New Jersey and my favorite is the N Y Strip. The Mac and Cheese is to die for and a shrimp cocktail top of the dinner for me. Everyone I dine with are always very pleased and anxious to return to this New Brunswick gem.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Once again not disappointed, met sister-in-law for Easter lunch, menu varied everyone found something they liked, enough choice but not overwhelming menu. with public parking across the street, it's a great meeting spot for lunch or dinner in the heart of new Brunswick.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Everything was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

By far the best steakhouse we have ever been to. The date night special is delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2018

As always great food and service. I believe Steak 85 is as good if not better than any NYC Steakhouse.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Great Food, great service. One thing is better then the next.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Wonderful meal and its one of my favorite places for an amazing steak! I've been fortunate to frequent some of the best restaurants and its one of my favorite in the area. Great atmosphere to take clients, a night out with friends or a date night.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

This is our go to date spot. Food, service, ambience are exceptional.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

This was our second visit to Steakhouse 85 and we were just as impressed as the first time. The bar tender was very good at mixing and his presentation was very well done. He took his time even tho the bar was full. Dan was our table waiter and he was very knowledgeable about the menu and was very attentive.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

It was one of the best dining experiences we’ve had. The staff could not have been more attentive. The food was expensive but well worth the price. Would definitely go back!!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Excellent time, great service.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Absolutely incredible food and service. You must request the,best server, Paul. The Manager Kirk was also very friendly. This is by far the best restaurant around.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We look forward to celebrating our Anniversary every year here, and we sometimes come back
before that date, because we enjoy the food and restaurant so much, its such a great value, the
date night menu and the choices are fantastic, its nice to have someplace special to look forward to going to for a special night out, and you can always count on getting an excellent meal, thanks again, Liz & Mike OLeary

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Celebrated my wife's birthday at Steakhouse 85. I had requested a cozy booth, and the restaurant manager Chris, set us up at a lovely table just to the right side of their fireplace. Our waiter Christian, was very knowledgeable of their menu and made our dining experience extraordinarily pleasant. We highly recommend this restaurant. The entire staff was amazing! The food and ambiance is TOP NOTCH at this restaurant. We will definitely be going back.

Richard & Connie Cosme

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always an excellent meal and the service is outstanding!

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Our waiter was excellent.
We had grilled octopus and crab cake as appetizers, the octopus was very tough definitely not cooked properly, it tasted really good though, the crab cake was very good.
We had the filet mignon bone in and the Delmonico steak both were very good and cooked to our requests in my opinion they lacked seasoning I guess that’s why they have all the different sauces you can order, side dishes were delicious we ordered scalloped potatoes, asparagus, mushrooms and creamed spinach.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

You can never go wrong with Steakhouse 85. Incredible ambience, food, and service. Perfect place for that special occasion.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Waiter was very attentive and nice. Food was absolutely delicious.

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Excellent dinner off the Date Night menu. Service was top notch but unfortunately I can’t remember his name.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome as always. I’ve never been disappointed and have been dining there since it opened.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Always excellent food, service and a great time. I had the filet and lobster tails and it was perfect.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

A wonderful night to make a memory for a friend. I would not change a thing. Maybe freeze time, it was wonderful.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

This was my second time eating here. I couldn't stop thinking of this place since my first time. The experience was equally as good as the first time. I did think my server the first time was more attentive and did a better job taking care of our table.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service and food were beyond reproach

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Excellent food and service. Great menu option s. Dare night menu was fabulous!

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Perfect place for a first date in a romantic and relaxing atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Great service and great food as always. My husband and I love to come here on Fridays for the date night special. For $99 per couple, you get an appetizer, entree, side (to share), dessert, and a bottle of wine. It’s a great deal!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Amazing staff and food

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

Excellent staff and vibe! Used their date night menu it was fun and just a great time

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