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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 (54)
Good for Anniversaries (52)
Good for a Date (50)
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Good for Birthdays (41)
Business Meals (38)
Romantic (37)
Pre/post Theatre (30)
Notable Wine List (24)
Live Music (22)
Good for Groups (20)
Bar Seating (19)
Worth the Drive (19)
Cozy (17)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Neighborhood Gem (17)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Casual (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Vibrant Bar Scene (11)
Happy Hour (10)
Great for Lunch (9)
Fun (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Tasting Menu (6)
Authentic (5)
People Watching (5)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Healthy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

Food was delicious. Service was not up to their usual par, not attentive. Business holiday function ran way too late on work night. Table for 10, reservations at 7:30 - seated at 8:15 - out at 11pm!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Excellent steak cooked to perfection. Sides were very shareable. Quite satisfied. Definitely will go back when in NJ.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The service, the decor, the food -- all were excellent. The noise level was a little too high but there were a lot of people that came when the shows ended so that, doubled with the band, became too much to hear each other. That would be the only small complaint. Everything else was wonderful.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful dinner. Service outstanding. Make you feel special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Matty the owner met us at the door with a warm greeting. Requested Paul as are server because he's the best. Waited ten minutes and got the best seat in the house. Food ambience and service THE BEST

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

This is the second time we have eaten at Steak house 85. The food is excellent. Well prepared and very tasty. The date night special is exceptional.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Outstanding as usual!!!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 29, 2017

Food was good tonight We had a few people in town for a business meeting and they enjoyed this restaurant. The filet mignon was cooked exactly as requested.

Thanks for the good service. We’ll be back soon.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was excellent, as it always is, and the service was top notch. Our server, Anna, was absolutely terrific. Very attentive to our every need. Highly recommend this restaurant!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals
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·Dined on November 25, 2017

If you are looking for a great steak this is the place! Tomahawk chop was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great as always and my wife and I make it a reason to go there once a month. A great place to take family and friends.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Romantic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food, Fun, Casual
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Wonderful time .

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 (Denver)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Excellent food and service. Great value for date night

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·Dined on November 22, 2017

Food was served rapidly, hot and delicious. Water glasses never empty. Quality dining experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2017

great food, great service, atmosphere is that of an original early steakhouse,
steaks melted in your mouth, parking garage directly across the street

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Live Music
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Excellent steak and lobster cooked just right! Great service and were very accommodating! A very nice place to celebrate any occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Live Music
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing food, service and atmosphere. My favorite steakhouse.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My wife and I along with my friends had an amazing meal. From the ambiance, the company, the waiter and most importantly the food. Everything was perfect. I look forward to making this a regular place to eat.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 17, 2017

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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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I would love to have a date night pre fix menu on a saturday night or other deals on other nights.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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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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