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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

85 Church Street
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Close
Saturday: 5:00 pm - Close
Sunday: 4:00 pm - Close

Cross Street:
George Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(732) 247-8585

Website:
http://www.steakhouse85.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 10 pm

Catering:
Please contact us for your off-site catering needs.

Parking Details:
We are located directly across the street from the Church Street Parking Deck. There is also metered parking surrounding the restaurant.

Public Transit:
The restaurant is just a one minute walk from the New Brunswick stop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor line.

Executive Chef:
Chef/Owner Brian Karluk

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Steakhouse 85 Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (55)
Good for a Date (52)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
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Good for Birthdays (37)
Business Meals (37)
Romantic (34)
Pre/post Theatre (29)
Notable Wine List (26)
Bar Seating (21)
Good for Groups (21)
Live Music (20)
Fit for Foodies (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Neighborhood Gem (18)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Cozy (14)
Great for Lunch (13)
Casual (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Hot Spot (10)
Happy Hour (9)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Authentic (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Fun (5)
Great Beer (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Healthy (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
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Live Sports (1)
Organic (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. My favorite steakhouse.

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 (New York Area)·Dined 2 days ago

Date night menu is awesome. The filet was incredible. Even if you don't have a date, grab a stranger and avail yourself of this opportunity.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

All 8 of us are repeat diners at Steakhouse 85. We chose it on purpose. Everyone loved their meals.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

A little disappointed in the service. Expressed concerns with owner and manager. We were very satisfied with their response. Otherwise, we were pleased with the food selection. Would recommend and would go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

With the price of the meal being more top end, they should offer free parking in the lot across the street, would be a nice touch as many restaurants in areas such as Red Bank NJ to name one.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Notable Wine List, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Good experience

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great steakhouse! Never a bad meal and service is always on point!

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·Dined on November 7, 2017

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.

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

My waitress helped me surprise and celebrate my girlfriend’s 21st birthday as well as our anniversary. She helped me hide her present until the end of our dinner, where she presented everything very well!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

I thought it was very good, food was delicious service great would definitely go back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The hostess honored my request for a booth when I made the reservation even though it was extremely busy. Our waiter Christian was awesome and my filet mignon was perfect. Thank you

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Alex was our server and he was fantastic

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

The food at steakhouse 85 was extremely good. The steak was cooked perfectly and the variety of sides were a perfect compliment. Definitely recommend.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

It was my husband's birthday. We had a great seat, the band was an added backdrop.
Waiter extremely friendly and attentive. Food was good. My husband loved the oysters. I would recommend it.

Tags: Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The steak, seriously, amazing. Completely to die for. Good service and ambiance.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We enjoyed our dinners. Food was cooked to perfection. High priced BUT we received great steaks. Our server was personable & yet professional.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

The knowledge of our server Ana was absolutely amazing .. besides the food being amazing, she made the evening memorable.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Always excited when Steakhouse 85 has mussels on their specials menu. Great lunch!

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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Excellent Service; however, a little pricey. Very nice atmosphere

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Music, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (México)·Dined on October 20, 2017

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 ?)

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Live Music, Business Meals, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 16, 2017

Type and quality of food one would expect from a steakhouse. Excellent and attentive service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

A favorite spot. I usually order steak, but tried their pork chop. Best I’ve ever had. Get the banana split for dessert.

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

One of my favs! From the food to the service to the staff to the ambiance. Always a delightful dining experience!

Tags: Live Music, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We have been here many times and have never had a bad experience. Food and service always outstanding. It can get noisy in the main dining room when crowded but not so loud that you can't have a conversation. Always a wonderful night whenever we dine here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

As usual food was awesome. Paul our server is the best. always ask for him when we go. went for date night. cant beat what you get for the $. top notch

Tags: Live Music, Vibrant Bar Scene, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

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!

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·Dined on October 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Steakhouse 85 is a favorite in New Brunswicvk. we are never disappointed. The food and service are always consistently wonderful. It's a little pricey, but worth it!!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food is absolutely fantastic and well worth the money!

Tags: Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Fun drink menus and large wine list. We had calamari which was lacking flavor. The steak (filet and delmonico) both were fantastic and cooked perfectly. Lobster risotto was fabulous as well.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Overall, we had a lovely dinner. We were celebrating my promotion and us moving in together and they seated us in a very special romantic table for two.
I hadn't been here in several years. I loved that the menus lit up when you opened them!
I had the stuffed pork chop - it was good but lacked a little seasoning. The broccoli was not very hot when it came out so it got cold quickly.
My boyfriends steak was delicious.
Our waiter was very informative and attentive. He did a nice job explaining and assisting us with our menu selections.
I had a $100 gift card which is one of the reasons we went there - its expensive so I don't think we will be back unless its another special occasion and/or we have another gift card.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Live Music
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Had a reservation for 8 and was seated immediately. Owner (Matty) introduced himself, we spoke for a minute, nice guy. Servrr was Erica, very good, attentive and knowledgeable. Food was phenomenal. Wife had the porterhouse and I had the tomahawk, cooked perfect. This was a date night for my wife and I and you know I'll be back.

Tags: Cozy, Hot Spot
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