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*
We were ushered into the back area. I prefer the main dining room. Love this restaurant tho!!
Excellent dinner. Excellent service by waiter Paul. He was very professional and one of the best servers I have ever met.
They obviously haven’t worked out the post Covid kinks yet. One of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. I took my teenage children (19 and 17) for an end of school year dinner. We looked forward all week to have a dry aged steak. My son and I ordered the 40 oz Porterhouse ($99) and twin lobster tails ($58). The food arrived at our table room temperature. The waiter was no where to be found so we were close to the entrance so we asked the Manager to come over. He took the plates back to heat them up. When they came back both the porterhouse and the lobster tails were over cooked and tough. I was disappointed as I have eaten there a dozen times in the past both under my reservation and groups of people.
I didn’t feel the management did enough. I’ll never go back here. I felt like I should have called the police because I had been robbed. 😂. The bill was $268 before tip for the three of us and only two glasses of wine. The wine was the smallest glass and slightest pour I’d ever seen.
Love the place. Great food and service. I was there on a Monday with my friend and our wives to celebrate my buddy’s birthday. We took advantage of the “date night” menu and also ordered items from the regular menu. The “mozzarella wrapped in prosciutto” was absolutely amazing. The goat cheese encrusted salmon, pork chop and filet mignon were outstanding. Our server Tom was great too, very attentive. Food came out super fast considering how busy the place was. Great job overall!!!
Excellent dinner and value for the Date Night special on Monday night! The best filet mignon I have had in a long time. So tender, perfectly cooked, and tasty. I got the Steakhouse 85 sauce but didn’t really need it! Yummy creamed spinach! Fries! And three very large shrimp for appetizer shrimp cocktail. All perfectly served, bused, and presented. A first class restaurant. We were in a back room. A little dark, but the trade off was it was quieter.
We came for the date night menu and weren’t disappointed at all. Portions are all very generous. We started with the salad and calamari, which while delicious we brought most home. Bread was fresh and herbed butter a treat. Entrees were the filet and the goat cheese crusted salmon. Both excellent and we loved the onion rings as a side. We opted to choose from the regular menu for desserts which carry a small up charge. Bananas foster snd a chocolate brownie… rolled back to the car!!!
The food and service was excellent as usual . The gluttony waffle dessert was a nice ending and delicious, love the name — lol. My favorite is the stuffed shrimp and my friend loved the filet mignon.
The service was excellent this time. In the past we were there a few times where we were rushed . So this time every thing was great. The steak was very tender and just the right flavoring. The special goat cheese was also good as well as the scallops.
First time at steakhouse 85 as soon as you walk in the staff is so friendly and happy. The staff is a team it shows in everything they do. Everyone has one anothers back. Great food absolutely fantastic, the service was really great from beginning to end was a great night out my friends and I will be back in addition to letting my other friends know where to go for the best food and services
We had not been to Steak 85 since the pandemic so it was like going home as Always the food, service and atmosphere were outstanding .
Celebrating a birthday with great friends, fantastic service and delicious meal. Thank you
The food at this place is simply amazing
Great service and food. Always a great time
Great place to eat and enjoy a special event. The staff is extremely well trained and personable.
Delicious steaks and mashed potatoes! We will definitely be back!
Great food. Amazing, friendly and attentive service.
Excellent service, food special for the Pork Porterhouse was a surprise as I always love the double cut pork chop and its seasoning. My wife prefers the Petite Filet with the horse radish sauce. Creme Brule finish always nice
Food was delicious Service was Excellent service. Can’t wait to go back
The best under the radar steakhouse in TRI state area
If anyone is looking to go to this restaurant, do not hesitate or think twice! This restaurant provided impeccable service from making a reservation to having a sit-down dinner. We had called a few minutes before arriving to let them know we were running a few minutes behind and the gentleman who answered the phone was extremely nice and was thankful that we had called to let them know we were a few minutes behind. The food was out of this world. We ordered the porterhouse for two, which was absolutely delicious, along with the lobster mac and cheese and the oysters as our appetizers. Everything was mouth watering! Most importantly, our server, James was beyond kind, friendly, polite and provided the BEST customer service and utmost patience. We cannot thank him enough for his amazing service. Thank you for a wonderful experience and we cannot wait to be back to dine-in again!!!
Front of house was great. Server was not very good, lacked poise and professionalism, couldn't remember the specials. Food was fairly disappointing, especially the steaks. Cowboy ribeye was fatty, but not in a good way, and the bone-in tomahawk was tough in spots and just not what you would expect from a $65 steak. Hash browns were tasty, but sides are smaller than you typically find in top flight steakhouses. Whiskey/whisky list had the usual standard offerings, but not a lot beyond that.
The food was amazing, the waiter not so much. But definitely would go back!
Business dinner with customers. They love Steakhouse 85
They always come in the night before meeting from Massachusetts just for the culinary experience. The owner couldn’t have been more pleasant as we requested he visit the table
Thank you all. We will be back again and again
All stay safe
Great food, Great service, Great atmosphere, Easy parking in the garage across the street, From the really friendly reception to the end-of-meal it was a great experience worthy of a return visit!
always a great time. excellent food. excellent service. great atmosphere. parking across the street. relaxed atmosphere, never feel rushed
THE BEST RESTAURANT IN "THE HUB CITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Haven’t been out for a while fine dining , everything was wonderful , good service , cocktails , wine food all very good will be back thank you for a lovely evening
Our server Anna was fantastic. She was attentive, engaging and made great recommendations. Steaks , seafood, deserts and specialty cocktails were all great. Definitely will return soon
The food was not as good as it has been in the past. The ambiance was definitely NOT what I have come to expect. It was so loud we could barely have a conversation with our group of 4 without feeling as if we were shouting. There seems to be no dress code at all anymore. People were then in gym shorts and t shirts as well as business casual. Our server was overloaded by having a table of 10, plus 3-4 other tables of 4+ parties which led to slow service. Definitely not her fault. Overall, I did not enjoy this visit, I normally go there b/c I love the food, it's not too loud and has a good ambiance. That was all lost this time. I realize part of the noise is just other people who are enjoying themselves but at some point it becomes obnoxious when you prefer to sit in silence rather than yell to be heard.
awesome decor and service only to be beat by the delicious food and cocktails. my husband and I totally enjoyed our dining. thank you we will definitely return.
Monday night date night was excellent, salad/calamari/filet/dessert all tops. we were regulars before and will be again, really missed this place
Went for my graduation and everything was phenomenal! The one qualm I had was my mom ordered her steak medium well (which should’ve been pink in the middle) and it was more well done and when they remade it, it was still more on the well done side. Aside from that the food / desserts / drinks were amazing! The waitress and the host were all great! Would definitely recommend coming here!
First visit to celebrate a special Birthday! Food & service were top notch. Looking forward to our next visit soon.
First time there for dinner, I would highly recommend Steakhouse 85, cant wait to go back, great food!
Our Waiter was knowledgeable of the menu and very friendly. The entire staff was extremely welcoming. Thanks
Great value for their date nights! Give it a try! Lots of choices! I thought the food was very good but a bit over salted for me. Service was also great in the beginning but had to wait a while for dessert and check. Overall a great night out!
Service was excellent. Our server Joe was attentive and always available. Food was served as ordered . Ambiance was excellent as always on our previous visits.
Restaurant is very easy to locate. Parking garage right across from it is very convenient. Area is nice and safe.
My family was greeted by friendly faces. Were seated right away with reservations. Dining tables are very nice and large to accommodate large parties.
The waiter was very helpful and ready to answer any questions. Waiter went over a lot of information, but I think it was a bit too excessive and could’ve been condensed and explained upon ordering appetizers. At no fault of the waiter, it was rather difficult listening to the specials over his mask. The menu has great food selections and not overwhelming.
We settled for the pri fix menu for $99 a couple. It includes a bottle of wine, appetizers, entree with shared side options for an additional $7 and dessert. I like how you are given a choice to substitute any of the food with the regular menu.
Wonderful wine selection and taste. Really brightened our moods and felt good effects. The salmon, chicken and steak plates were all very tasty and cooked accurately. You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu. The pork belly is the thickest I’ve ever seen! Super scrumptious. Desserts were not the best we’ve tried- 3.5 out of 5. All in all 4 out of 5 was the average score amongst my family for the food taste and quality.
The atmosphere was wonderful throughout the night. Lots of laughs and great conversation. Surrounding guests were not annoying and noise level was very pleasant. I was a bit disappointed that there was no live jazz as noted on their website on select days.
Overall staff was very attentive and worked together as a team to remove finished plates and prep for the next meal. Food is really good and not that much more expensive than other steak houses. Our waiter was attentive and courteous. The manager swung by to check on us. Finally, as we left the waiter was kind enough to run after us as we forgot our bottle of unused wine.
An absolutely great restaurant. We’ve never had a bad meal. Superb.
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 2476 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.