Steakhouse 85

4.7
1646 reviews
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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
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WS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good, basic steakhouse. Great service.

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MV
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the whole experience. We loved the food, service was great and restaurant over all was very nice. Our server Angelina was very knowledgeable and gave us lots of helpful tips.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good. Got the DelMonico steak, tomahawk style which was delicious. Wife got the crab stuffed shrimp was was great too. We ordered calamari which was a little spongy, not the best I've had, but still not much to complain about here.

Halfway through dinner, the owner/manager came by and patted me on the shoulder and asked me how everything was, and referred to me by name, which was a nice touch, especially with it being such a big restaurant.

Would recommend to others.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome waiter & great food!

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MA
Atlantic City
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

2nd time dining here while visiting my daughter at Rutgers. Excellent steaks, wine and service. Place is spotless. We shared the porterhouse 3 ways and it was perfect! I’m glad she’s only a sophomore, can’t wait to return

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GL
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were both outstanding. Wait staff was very friendly and attentive. Love this restaurant!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the best table in the house...tucked away in the corner...so cozy. We were pleasantly surprised with the live music. The staff was very attentive to us all evening. The food was amazing!

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AN
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The food is very good and service is excellent. It was busy so it took a bit of time for the food to come out.

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SB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Obviously, we were there for the steak, but also fell in love with the Mapple Bacon for appetizer!!! It was so good, we placed a to-go order since there would NOT be any left for the “Doggy Bag”. My husband had the Delmonio and I had the Ribeye; both “oh-so-tender”....Definitely aged to perfection.! Already planning another date night at Steakhouse 85!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience as usual!!

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JK
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Went on Valentine’s Day and it was busy. Maybe that’s why the service was slow. Food was excellent and cocktails were good to. Server was nice just disappeared a few times.

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AL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Closest parking options are on the street, across the street in a deck, or down the street at the Hyatt deck. We were greeted warmly by the proprietor. They offer to check your coat, but I usually don’t check my coat anywhere.

It’s a warm but dimly lit space, lots of tables & booths. Nice size bar with TVs. I noticed they have a back room for private events.

Menu has a back light, you can clearly read it & wont need a flashlight. Waiter was pleasant & described the specials of the night.

We ordered butternut squash soup (delicious), applewood smoked bacon (sweet & fatty, but I love it!), cowboy ribeye (my fav cut) with a side of house steak sauce, crab stuffed shrimp (wonderful sauce & good portion), & sides of mushrooms (best side), truffle tots (very crispy).

Service was attentive & friendly. We were so stuffed we did not order dessert. Steakhouse 85 is our favorite steakhouse in the area. You get quality food & service at a good price when we compare it to other area steakhouses.

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A
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good meat. Good service. One of the best steak houses in the area.

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SA
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Too expensive food wasn’t good for that money. 185 for me my husband and my daughter. Sorry

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Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Dined here again for business dinner- food, as usual was delicious. Service leaves much to be desired. Servers are not very attentive once orders are taken and after food is served.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food

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KC
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was out of this world! I was disappointed in the way other patrons were dressed.

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RS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. The people are very polite and the ambiance is great.

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NY
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

There was a really loud table with people cursing out loud several times which made other guests turn around too. My steak was actually fatty so I was disappointed about that, who wants to pay $50 for mostly fat? Other than that the service was great and we had an overall good experience. Not sure if I’ll go back since I like other steakhouses better. People don’t really dress up at this one and I wish it was more upscale since the prices sure are.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a very great experience here. Perfect place for a date.

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JF
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great restaurant. We were celebrating a birthday and Matty, the owner, made my daughter feel special on her day.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, truly a treat

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SM
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time dining at Steakhouse 85. At 8pm the restaurant was still very lively and vibrant. Got seated right away and had a very nice spacious table for the 4 of us. Service was prompt and waiter was helpful when choosing our entrees. 2 Appetizers were enough for 4 people, crab cakes and a shrimp dish. Entrees ordered were Tuna, Black Ink Linquini with crab, Scallops and Pasta Bolognase. Pasta was all fresh. Meals came out hot. We were never felt rushed to finish. Would dine here again.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Kevin was our service! Very good at his job has definitely been there for a while (: would highly recommend

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LC
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. A little pricey, meal could have one side included.

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SH
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

The restaurant and food were excellent but the service was unacceptable. It was my husbands retirement dinner with only 4 of us at the table . I don’t know if our waiter had too many tables to serve, which in a restaurant like this, shouldn’t happen, he actually did tell us he was quite busy. First he disappeared for 10 minutes and then sent over another sever to take our order and she was wonderful. We had to ask several times throughout the night for things he didn’t bring. Asked several times for drink refills from the bar which took at least twice before we got them. Asked for our leftovers in a to go container which we never got and at this point didn’t feel like asking. I don’t want to get anyone in trouble and usual don’t write reviews but this really bothered me and the bill wasn’t inexpensive!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

be sure to know the surrounding parking areas, as street parking is very hard to find in New Brunswick

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TS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

One of my favorite places for Friday night. Seated 30 minutes past reservation time though.

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t
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Steakhouse 85 has perfected the dining experience, from greeting through departure. Despite the restaurant being at full capacity, service was flawless (thank you Christian) and food delicious as always. Nice to have something so solid in close proximity.

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DM
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice night of food and drinks

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OT
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Would not return only thing that was good was the service and when I got my check to end the night ordered the tomahawk it was a plate of fat apps were a disappointment I have had better stack at Applebee’s do not waste your money

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TD
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and drinks are wonderful every time we come here!! One of our favorite restaurants! Highly recommend

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CV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was good. Meat was excellent but sides mediocre. $25 wine list appreciated. Service was very prompt but not dignified. Biggest issue is the price of the meat.

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LW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fabulous birthday dinner. Great food, service and ambiance.

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TD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went for Date night and it was absolutely wonderful!!!

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LD
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our dinner was delicious and our waiter was right own. Our food came out rather fast and he was on the mark with pouring wine, clearing dishes, and delivering food. A+ experience! Karen (the owner's daughter) is a doll, too. She always makes everyone feel like family.

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OT
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was very good not over the top just right. Steaks were just ok. Not cooked as ordered.

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SS
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing. We will be returning with friends and family

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Birthday for my husband . Food was amazing , staff amazing great night

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S
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Not worth the money. Overpriced steak, dry side dishes, over cooked lobster. This place is way too inconsistent.

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