Wine Spectator Award of Excellence
Official Steakhouse of Rutgers Athletics
Filet Mignon 12 oz
Classic, center cut, Angus tenderloin
Pan Seared Salmon
Roasted asparagus, lemon beurre blanc
This was our first time here and was pleasantly surprised. The service was excellent and our choices were excellent. I would recommend the petite filet mignon, it was cooked perfectly and the creamed spinach was delicious. The server talked us into ordering the Nutella cheesecake, I was hesitant because I am not a fan of cheesecake. We took it home to go and all I can say is WOW. I wish I would've ordered more then one slice! So good. Will be returning.
It’s my go to
The experience was great! Steakhouse 85 never disappoints.
Excellent and attentive non rushed service.Four our dined out on the value priced Date Night package which included a choice of about 5 entrees ,an appetizer per person and choice of desert per person along with a side per couple. There were some add on items for about 5 dollars addition charge . Food was served leisurely as ordered . A bottle of wine from a selection of about 10 wines is also included. The price of $99 plus tax per couple can’t be beat. Restaurant highly recommended. This offer is available for Monday and Friday . We were there on Monday with a reservation at 6 pm . The restaurant got a little crowded at about 7PM . Noise level very comfortable . My wife and I have dined at Steakhouse 85 previously on other nites and have always found the quality and service to be excellent. A bit pricey on open nites but well worth the visit for great quality steaks and amazingly some great fish choices. By all means GO
OUTSTANDING in every way!!!
Absolutely so damn good, we canceled our reservations we had elsewhere and went back the following night. You can’t go wrong with any of the seafood nor the steaks. Absolutely delicious!!
Great food, tried the lobster mac and cheese, lobster mashed potatoes, tomahawk steak medium rare which was cooked to perfection. We also tried the calamari, and the cilantro shrimp is a must have. The tar tar was great, awesome wine selection. And pairing the lobster tail with the steak I could’ve died of cardiac arrest and know I lived a full life. Thank you steak house 85. This place never disappoints. Best steak house in New Brunswick
My first time and not my last. Incredible experience.. I met Matt the GM/owner. What a reception
Wine selection 2nd to none .. lighted menus a great touch for the older customers.. as good as Capital grille
If not better..
We got a gift certificate when I retired for $125. We went on a Friday night when they had jazz. We got the date night special for $99. It was awesome! It came with a $25 bottle of wine, 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, a large side and 2 desserts. The food was great, we sat in a cozy nook right next to the fireplace and the staff was so completely attentive and super friendly. I recommend it highly!
The waiter was great until the end. He forgot my dessert and my wife’s was incorrect. It took so long to get a simple mistake fixed, we gave up on dessert.
Service, food, and ambiance was amazing and absolutely perfect. This place high class and high quality.
Love the food. Wish they had lamb chops on the menu Service was good. NY steakhouse in N.J.
As always, a pleasurable dining experience.
Couldn’t ask for a better evening!!
i loved the food and will be back with my family .
Excellent steak house. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Simple, but very good wine list. Live jazz trio played on Saturday night - very nice touch!
If you want a quieter meal, request a table in the back room.
Excellent "Date Night" option for $99 per couple - 3 courses + a bottle of wine.
I visit this restaurant regularly, this lace is a winner every time. The service can't be better, the food is awesome, the ambiance is great. If you are looking for a very nice dinner with friends or a date, this is the place to go.
Second or third time eating here, steaks were excellent we had. Bone in ribeye and a perfectly cooked fillet, waitstaff are very professional. Spent time speaking with Matthew the owner, friendly place, parking garage right across the street so no parking worries. Will be going back.
Had dinner reservations at 7 and some of our party were detained with traffic during commuting time, and Kevin our waiter was checking in with us periodically to see if we needed anything while we were waiting for the rest of our party to arrive. We were not rushed. Service and food was excellent.
I don't dine in New Brunswick very often, but when I do, I like to visit Steakhouse 85, because the quality of the food and the dining experience are consistently excellent. Our waiter, Paul, was knowledgeable and friendly, and he gave us the time we needed without pushing us. I enjoyed a wedge salad and a dry aged strip steak, and it was perfectly cooked , well seasoned, and delicious. My dining companion enjoyed the Dover sole special, and he pronounced it excellent, also, as was his crab cake appetizer. We topped the meal off with a cheesecake that was delightful. In my opinion, Steakhouse 85 delivers a consistently excellent product, and I will continue to visit it whenever possible.
Wonderful service, recommendations and selections. As soon as we walked in the door, we were greeted by friendly staff, and it continued throughout the visit.
Definitely will be back.
My wife and I are fans of steakhouses specifically Morton's and Ruth's Chris and Steakhouse 85 beats them on all levels the staff knowledgeable personable adjust menu items to our needs entrees side dishes and dessert truly wonderful dishes definitely at the top of our list and will be returning
Simply put awesome!!! We eat at Steakhouse all the time excellent food and a great staff I highly recommend Steak House 85
Certainly a treat for steak lovers. Knowledge of the staff was quite apparent and appreciated. Quality and preparation of food was top notch. Some minor gaps in server attentiveness but overall this is a strong 4.75 stars of 5. Pricing is as expected for a high end steak house. Setting and atmosphere is very nice as well.
Food-and service was fantastic
Will be coming back again
I visited this restaurant for a special birthday dinner. We were seated at a table in the bar area and not in the main dining area which I wasn't happy with since I had made a reservation weeks prior. We ordered our appetizers and when asked if we were ready to order our meals we specifically asked that we had time in between which did not happen. Our steaks came out and they were very under cooked. Before you say I didn't know how to order, I've worked in steakhouses I know how to order temperature. They took back the steaks but didn't take the sides back as well. They do that in chain restaurants for goodness sake, I would expect at least the same. We had our steaks returned overdone and ate them with cold sides.
Unfortunately not the experience I was hoping for.
I love this restaurant! Great atmosphere great staff and wonderful food.
First time at Steakhouse 85. Will definitely return. Food was terrific. Didn’t love seating in back room as we couldn’t hear the music combo but will request better in future. Food was excellent. Large T-bone steak was wonderful and perfect to share for smaller eaters. Parking in public lot across the street. Definitely try but probably not on a night when football or basketball game isn’t Rutgers.
Always a great meal with excellent service.
Food and service are always wonderful here. The best steaks by far.
Very good food and service but pricy. We did order quite a bit. Two apps, four entrees, two sides and three desserts, two bottle of wine and a couple cocktails. Wow. When I list it all out like that I guess it’s not so pricy. We enjoyed everything. great service, great ambiance. The place was packed even on a Saturday in February.
Perfect steak and wonderful service. Try the Nutella cheesecake!
Dinner was surperb from beginning to end. Totally worth every penny
Overall experience was excellent. The female manager at front desk ( Was not very pleasant or welcoming) told the hostess to seat us at a table against the wall right next to a very large party. The noise and space level was not comfortable or acceptable. We asked to be moved to another table and were accommodated by the hostess who was very understanding and cheerful. Our waiter, James, was great as was the other wait staff.
Treat yourself to a dining experience at Steakhouse 85. Excellent bartenders, delicious food, expert waiters, great atmosphere, and stellar management. Make a reservation today!
Christian was extremely knowledgeable and friendly all while maintaining a professional demeanor. Appetizers were delicious, although the tomahawk chops are what really blew us away. Scalloped potatoes were also very good.
The food was great!!! Bread and butter was also outstanding!!!
Everything was A++, from the food to the service
We will definitely be returning. This is our new spot ❤️❤️
Food was great! Service was excellent. My favorite restaurant in Central NJ. Happy hour M-F is excellent as well. How can you go wrong with $1 oysters.
Steakhouse 85 does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Steakhouse 85 is rated 4.8 stars by 2096 OpenTable diners.
Steakhouse 85 does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.steakhouse85.com/giftcards.
You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.