Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Official Steakhouse of Rutgers Athletics
Dry Aged Strip Steak
Center cut strip, aged 28 days and hand cut
Sirloin Steak & Fries*
8 oz with a roasted garlic dipping sauce
Steak Cut Fries*
The food is outstanding. I had the best pork chop I have ever eaten. Service could not have been better. The drinks were excellent . I cannot say enough about this restaurant and I was surprised that such an excellent restaurant was under my radar. I have traveled the world and have dined in some of the greatest. For a steakhouse, this is one of the best.
We were visiting the area for a college baseball game and fortunately ended up at Steakhouse 85! The food was delicious, the drinks were great, our waitress was wonderful and the owner took the time to talk with us and make sure we had a great experience. Overall a wonderful night! The only negative is that we can’t go every week but we will be back again!
Romantic and wonderful. Love this place.
The steaks were done to perfection. The sides are large shareable portions. The $30 wine list has some good wines. We particularly liked the Borogoforte from Villa Pillo.
Always a nice experience! Food and service is great
Great service. Food was fantastic! Would definitely recommend if in the Rutgers/New Brunswick area. Fine dining at its finest!
Steakhouse 85 has been my go to steakhouse for special occasions. I look forward to having an excuse to go. The food and service has always been top notch.
Tom was the best waiter!!
An enjoyable evening, food was great and the service impeccable.
Always great experience
Perfection, every single time!
The food was amazing! The service was great! Will definitely come back in the near future!
We did wait a bit for our order to be taken.
Two of us had the apple honey crisp salad. It was so overdressed with so much vinegar that we could not eat it. The manager didn’t seem to care at all.
The rest of the food was excellent.
We’re not sure if we’d go back.
Based on the excellent reviews, I was excited to try this restaurant out. When we got there, we were seated immediately, which was great. However when we ordered our appetizers and steaks, we were not as impressed compared to other reviewers.
For appetizers, we ordered the octopus, bacon, and calamari. The octopus was good, and the bacon was fantastic. However, the calamari was under seasoned. We ordered the tomahawk steak, and it was cooked perfectly; however, there wasn’t much flavor, and it didn’t taste like it was aged 28 days. For sides to be ordered, broccoli au gratin and was surprisingly delicious, and truffle tater tots were excellent. Surprisingly the sides were better than the steaks. For the value, I would not go back. You can get equally good quality steaks at Texas roadhouse. The service was good. Our server was amiable and attentive.
Was not impressed with the food at all. The 48.00 steak was chewy and had some fiber strands. Did not melt in your mouth like you would expect at a high end steak house.
We also had the soft shell crabs. Not at all what I’ve experienced elsewhere. They were in between soft and regular shell. Not true soft shell crabs , plus we did not care for how they were prepared.
The service was great , no problems there.
Steaks have no flavor. Appetizers were really good and the same with the sides. You can find better steakhouses then 85
Overall spectacular restaurant in New Brunswick. Our waiter was very amicable and went above and beyond to make our celebration memorable. Surprising us with complimentary treats and making a genuine connection! We can’t wait for the next special occasion to visit!
very good meal - had the "date night" special and add a few items ala carte to the dinner. It was very good. The pineapple martini cosmo cocktail was delicous.
Always an amazing experience! Been coming here for YEARS!
Overall an excellent experience. Great food and efficient and attentive staff. Excellent.
Our server was very nice and service was well executed. We needed for nothing. It was leisurely and low maintenance dinner. The food was really underwhelming. There was some kinda like old slimy detritus of dill in the mignonette to accompany the Kumomoto oysters we order, which I was not fond of. The mignonette seemed over-thought, where it really doesn't need that much stuff. Especially old tasting stuff that takes from the optimal freshness ideal of a food like oysters.
I didn't really detect any great flavor of dry-aging from our 30+day dry-aged Delmonico steak. Seemed aged, but only slightly.
The lobster risotto was more orange goo than anything. The flavor was fine, and carried the presence of lobster well, but it's heavy sauce development seemed sloppy.
There was some kinda pocket of straight dirt in our mushrooms I later discovered when re-purposing at home.
For a restaurant in discussion as one of the "best steakhouses in New Jersey" it fell very short of that expectation. It either speaks to there being a low talent pool in the steakhouse genre statewide or blind devotion to all things Rutgers Athletics affiliate.
Wine list was good. Service was good. Ambience was good. People were nice and hospitable. Food was well below the national steakhouse standard.
Oh my, our first time viewing with an illuminated menu....our waiter was outstanding and the food was superb. My pear martini was pure perfection....going back next week for my wedding anniversary.
always on point! food is top notch served seamlessly.
Our waitress was very attentive, food was fantastic as always
Anna was the best server! She made our night feel extra special 😀
Dinner was amazing the mood was perfect for date night. Will definitely be back
Special family occasion but we will be back for date night offering
Delicious as always! No matter how busy they are, the wait staff caters to you as if you are the only one in the restaurant.
The server was nice. It took them forever to turn on the heat above our heads. They gave us steak knives that hardly cut the steaks. The steaks were perfectly cooked but not very flavorful, especially for aged. The sides were good but some of them needed a little more salt. Overall, a good dinner but nothing really great or exceptional.
As always, great service and delicious food!!
Service was amazing and the thick cute bacon was to die for!
Been coming here for almost 10 years. The restaurant and the owner always go above and beyond for me and my family. They treat you as if you are family. The wine, cocktails, appetizers, steak and dinner are all mouth watering. Always a great experience.
It was an amazing dining experience. We will be back!
Everything was perfect for celebrating quietly our son’s birthday. The wait staff was on point and we took advantage of the 1/2 priced wine and was pleased to see Stags Leap Cabernet which we promptly ordered. All of the appetizers were well prepared and plated as well as the entrees and side dishes. We all got steaks that were cooked to perfection.
Desserts were also excellent as well. Ezra, our waiter was totally professional and the rest of the staff are well trained. Great experience.
Birthday dinner/date night. The food was SO amazing!!! It is an expensive meal, but worth it... also, we spared no expense by getting steak and lobster, soup, dessert... I just loved the ambiance, the service was fantastic, lots of social distancing. They make tiny portions of soup which I ordered so I wouldn’t fill up...so cute! And delicious. The steak and lobster were the best!!! This was the second time at the restaurant and I was equally impressed on both occasions
Excellent service and food! Great experience!
Great beautiful place to eat at great food great atmosphere great servers
Everything was perfect! Perfect social distancing to celebrate my husbands birthday!!
You can order delivery directly from Steakhouse 85 using the Order Online button. Steakhouse 85 also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Steakhouse 85 is rated 4.8 stars by 2417 OpenTable diners.
Steakhouse 85 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.steakhouse85.com/giftcards.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.