Steakhouse 85

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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
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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for a milestone birthday dinner
I enjoyed everything
It was very busy but service was very attentive
Everything from cocktails to dessert was delicious
My boyfriend kept commenting how nice it was
Wish we lived closer ( we drove 45 minutes )
To frequent more often

OT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall GREAT!!!

L
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the minute we walked in and greeted, to the time we left, all I can say is ......EXCELLENT !!!!

DT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location for the theatre, good food, great atmosphere, great service. Tables for two a little small, but not impossible.

N
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time but definitely not the last! Steaks were cooked to perfection. Side dishes were delicious- definitely get the truffle tater tots. Pistachio crusted salmon was out of this world. Our server Natalie was top notch. Can’t wait to go back and try a few more dishes!

MQ
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding service. Can’t ask for more.

OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

steak was a little tough. sides were very good.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great very great service made my birthday really nice.

LK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We have dined here a few times before and have always been very happy with the meal and service. This time the meal was average. We were a little disappointed. For the price, it should be a fantastic and memorable experience overall and we didn't feel this way this time.

b
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent from the appetizer to the desert. Service was excellent. Never felt rushed. Timing of food service was spot on. On our desert the chef added a very nice touch and wrote Happy Anniversary on the plate.

DR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience & I continue to return to this restaurant.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Routine steak house although does have several non meat dishes for those who choose. Steak was returned as way under cooked as order. They should get rid of the lousy stall bread. The apple desert was without any apple flavor. Waiter was not very attentive as on two occasions had to ask other staff for assistance (like return steak to be more cooked).

OT
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience with a nice seat in the back room. Very happy to not be seated near the bar as we were last time we visited. Service was excellent and food was outstanding.

PJ
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We did date night (once again) and it was simply great. The service was attentive but did not disturb. Very professional staff - they should be commended. Drinks came rapidly as did the food. Unlike some places, they don't bring your entree until you are done with the appetizers. Very classy. We had the salmon and filet mignon and both were cooked perfectly. Date night is flexible so I substituted the soup and my wife had the apple salad. Both were great. We highly recommend Steakhouse 85.

V
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite spots. Consistently good and very welcoming.
Parking directly across the street, takes the hassle out of finding parking in NB.

r
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Perfect spot for lunch - food was great, service was spot on, and I will be going back!

OT
Richmond
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday/anniversary

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wasn’t a fan of the strip steak. The others enjoyed the filet Mignon.

M
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Steakhouse 85 consistently has great drinks, food and service.

BH
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We like the Date Night meal. We thought it was a little noises than prior visits. The band was very good. We would like to be closer to them. The

DF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Service was extremely good. Steak was excellent. Featured wine was very expensive and very undistinguished. very disappointing. Room was noisy.

VV
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food with terrific service. I've been here for lunch many times but not for dinner. We will definitely return soon!

CH
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time celebrating my boyfriends and my anniversary there. Our server Kaitlyn was polite and attentive. The food was out of this world. The steak was cooked to perfection and the scallops were amazingly tender. Will be returning for our next big celebration.

E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service as usual. Noise level was high for an early dinner time.

f
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 in my book. Servers are super friendly and outgoing.

MG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They reserved a special booth for us, per my request. We were seated quickly. Service was great for both dinner and the wine. Food tasted great and was prepared correctly. Would definitely return again.

LS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The level of noise was extreme.
We ordered the onion rings as a side and they were very disappointing.
I think they were a product of a frozen Shop Rite product.
I believe our server took away my wife's bottle of wine before it was empty.

JK
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding restaurant celebrating 10 years in New Brunswick, NJ. Wonderful atmosphere and delicious food, with a steep price tag. Right across the street from The Stress Factory comedy club. Our servers were very attentive and our waitress was cheerful and informative. I have been here several times before and it does not disappoint. Don’t like steaks? No problem. Several seafood specials resulted in my date and I having Chilean sea bass and grouper. Both were excellent

MF
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service! The best steak I ever had! I would definitely go back again!

JT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my 6th or 7th time eating here and every experience has been excellent. I always look forward to eating here. Can't wait to come back.

DA
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you love higher end food and steak and seafood is your go to this is you place. Matty is owner is fabulous.

FF
New York Area
119 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I had been told by other steak lovers that the steaks were as good or better than Ruth Chris and less expensive. While they are known mostly for their variety of steaks, their specials, particularly focused on seafood. I had the 8 ounce felt which was done medium rare as requested. The bernaise sauce was flavorful but runny. My friend had the grouper special, which was excellent. We each had a banana's foster which was served in a sundae glass. It was very good and not too sweet. As a result of our experience on Saturday, I would say that they steak is as good as Ruth Chris, i.e. very good, though the overall cost is about the same. The ambiance is decidely different. The seating is a mixture of large and small booths and tables with more of a club feel. A small combo provided jazz music which enhanced the experienced but made conversation more difficult.

MH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visiting son at college

IL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there and will definitely go back. Went with my wife and had oysters and salad for appetizers and they were both excellent. She had a filet and I had a Tomahawk steak, we both agreed it was one of the best steaks we have ever had. Throw in a nice bottle of wine and it made for an excellent evening.

OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience as usual. Our favorite local restaurant. Warm greeting, great food and ambiance. Had the lobster fettuccine and featured wine. Would go back again and have again.

AH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would eat here again! We had a pleasant experience from the hostess to the waiter. The food was delicious and we were never rushed. The filet mignon was tender and succulent and the wine selection was large. The raw oyster selection was fresh and tasty.

It was pretty active for a Sunday evening too. I highly reccomend this restaurant. We drove one hour to dine here and we were not disappointed.

SE
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything is A La Carte and a bit pricey for a college town, but the food was delicious and service outstanding.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Somehow they kicked it up a notch. Been here several times and Saturday night was even better than any other visit. Food, service and vibe were just incredible.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time there. Food and service was excellent both times.

AK
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

830 reservation but seated at 855.. what's the point in making reservations if I still have to wait 25 minutes

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