Steakhouse 85

4.8
2431 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
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.



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4.9
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4.8
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was very good& the service was exceptional. We were a little tight as we were a party of 8 and the table was very small. Overall, we had a nice time & everyone enjoyed their meals.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

came for a birthday. i’ve been here a few times and the only complaint i really have is that it’s so dark in the restaurant. otherwise, great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent…didn’t get to try the wine that certain things was paired with next time will…only thing didn’t like was the one of the cocktails other than that A+

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Mother’s Day dinner. Have eaten here many times and they never disappoint. Appetizers were excellent. Everything was timed perfectly. Never felt rushed. Our Server Kevin was on point. Never waited for anything. Will definitely keep going back. This steakhouse is definitely better than the one that has two first names.

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MommaP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down the best service and food in the area!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Steak was good. Sides ok. Service fair. Extremely expensive. Won’t be back.

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RobertW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal, we had a great night......Service was top notch as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful meal with excellent service. We had a young man by the name of Nick training. He was so professional and well-spoken. We hope next time we visit he will be our server. We highly recommend Steakhouse 85 for any special occasion you have coming up.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mother's Day

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipmrotheim
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipBobW
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Romantic and wonderful. Love this place.

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NancyZ
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Dinner

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BarbaraE
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipSalvatoreS
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a nice experience! Food and service is great

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AlishaM
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing!!! I can’t wait to go back!

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Brian
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Food was fantastic! Would definitely recommend if in the Rutgers/New Brunswick area. Fine dining at its finest!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bday for daughter

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JasonT
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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AusraK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful place to have a quiet dinner or celebrate an occasion. Food is always outstanding, great service, it’s just a place to go

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AnnC
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An enjoyable evening, food was great and the service impeccable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tom was the best waiter!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food, awesome service, beautiful interior, great energy, great experience, and one heck of a steak.

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NTannen
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing, our waiter, the food and the service.

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JSR1
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great experience

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vipMsauvs
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection, every single time!

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ElmF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! The service was great! Will definitely come back in the near future!

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Debbie
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

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.
Overall disappointed.

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Froggy
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Steaks have no flavor. Appetizers were really good and the same with the sides. You can find better steakhouses then 85

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RoraT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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LiceteS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing experience! Been coming here for YEARS!

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PeterG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall an excellent experience. Great food and efficient and attentive staff. Excellent.

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RoryC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

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.

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Amazingrace
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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StewartG
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always on point! food is top notch served seamlessly.

KB
KimB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive, food was fantastic as always

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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 2431 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.

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