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About Steakhouse 85
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
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Close
Saturday: 5:00 pm - Close
Sunday: 4:00 pm - Close
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Jazz Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 10 pm
Please contact us for your off-site catering needs.
We are located directly across the street from the Church Street Parking Deck. There is also metered parking surrounding the restaurant.
The restaurant is just a one minute walk from the New Brunswick stop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor line.
Chef/Owner Brian Karluk
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Steakhouse 85 Ratings and Reviews
The service was great and the food was really good. But I did talk with someone earlier in the day to confirm the reservation and I had asked about having balloons at the chair for my daughter's birthday. The person I spoke with said I wouldn't have to drop any off, that they could put some there, but the person did not say it would be a $20 charge to do so. That is a very high charge for something that sounded like just a nice gesture on the phone. Had I known about this charge I would have dropped my own balloons off, as I had suggested in my reservation. I think you need to inform you customers more of that charge as it would have deterred me from having the restaurant take care of that, and seeing it for the first time on the bill was a shocker. An additional $20 seemed outrageous for something I could have done for $5. I appreciate it, but I didn't appreciate not knowing there would be such a high charge for it. Other steakhouses do not charge for this type of service, but if you must, inform the customer and please make it reasonable, or have tiers of options for different budgets.
Amazing food, service and overall experience. The Delmonico Steak along with lobster risotto was unforgettable. Can’t wait to return to try out the other grass fed steaks they offer specifically the tomahawk. Ask for the steak presentation if it’s your first time so that you can make an informed choice with the solid options they offer.
Our waiter was not very friendly. We ordered medium for one of the steaks but it came to our table well done. Our waiter never came back to check on us, so we ate it only because we were hungry and had to get to a show. When he brought us our check, he asked if everything was okay. I told him about the steak and he didn't say or do anything about it.
The service was great, everyone was very friendly, knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. The food was amazing. The bacon appetizer was great. Wife got the stuffed pork chop which was huge and cooked perfectly. The tomahawk steak was amazing as well. All in all the entire dinner was great. Can’t wait to go back again.
went there before a show, so we were in a little rush however the service was excellent. not rushed and we got out in plenty of time. we didnt have time to look at dessert but from what i saw at other tables they looked excellent.
the food we did have was also excellent. we had the filet and lobster tail. both were great.
as sides we had the lobster risotto, which was also excellent as was the sauteed spinach.
We had never been to Steakhouse 85 before, but had heard good things. It was our wedding anniversary, so we decided to try it. We loved most things about it — beautiful decor, excellent service, and the food. I would say the only two things we didn’t like were the lack of prime rib on the menu and the sweet potato casserole we ordered wasn’t as good as the very excellent salad, steaks, bread, and dessert we enjoyed. We will be back for another special occasion.
The Mac and cheese was very bland and the calamari was rubbery. I would only recommend that you get the steaks and no sides. They do steaks very well but everything else was below sub-par. The waiter was wonderful! The food is over priced. This isn't a fancy restaurant...It's a regular restaurant that is pretending to be fancy. They have a wonderful atmosphere and the service is top notch. Wonderful drink selection.
Everything was wonderful! The service really places Steakhouse 85 at a 5-star experience. The menu is creative and allows for special tailored service to meet your needs. This is my restaurant for special occasions and business dinners. The experience is truly special.
The fillet mignon's were fantastic. The mini scallops amazing. The whole experience was very nice. As the evening progressed the crowd grew larger. Nice bar and well managed. Will return with more time since we were in rush to catch a show at the State Theater.
Highest quality food. The Delmonico was one of the best steaks I've ever had. Seafood very fresh. Good selection overall. Live music was a nice added feature. I would definitely return.
Only area they might improve upon is desserts. They were OK, but not nearly as spectacular as the appetizers & main course. Dessert portions a bit small, a bit dry (brownie), and not what I expected (bananas foster served in a parfait glass ?)
First time to the restaurant - near the State Theater. A go-to place for the pre-theater crowd. Pleasantly surprised with the food and wine selection, all recommendations of our waiter but he took too long-for his return with our drinks and then didn't bring the leftovers in a timely manner. He was amiable. The food was very good-steak was excellent. The family style sides were great.
We went for our anniversary. My husband had the mussels special (delicious!) and I had lobster bisque to start (a little bland). I ordered the petite filet mignon au poivre (perfectly cooked) and my husband got the crab cakes which he also enjoyed. We got the lobster risotto and mushrooms for sides- large enough for 2 people with hefty portions. The bartender also made a great mocktail for me since I'm pregnant. Great experience! We'll be back!
I celebrated my birthday at Steakhouse 85 with my dad and fiancée. We were all very impressed with the entire experience. The hostess was genuinely happy to be working there and the waitstaff was excellent at refilling water and checking up on us. We especially enjoyed the explanation of the different cuts available at Steakhouse 85. All that on top of an excellent atmosphere (perhaps a bit noisy) and even better food. I will definitely be coming back to this fabulous restaurant.
Food and service were good as usual. Beet and goat cheese salad was good. Seafood tower was good, not exceptional. Mussells were tough and shrimp were overcooked. Crab, oysters and clams were tasty. Banana split for dessert was spot on. Wine from short list is a good value.
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