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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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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (61)
Good for a Date (58)
Good for Anniversaries (57)
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Good for Birthdays (49)
Business Meals (45)
Romantic (42)
Pre/post Theatre (36)
Worth the Drive (31)
Good for Groups (29)
Notable Wine List (26)
Bar Seating (25)
Cozy (24)
Live Music (19)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Casual (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Fun (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Quiet Conversation (11)
Happy Hour (9)
Great for Lunch (8)
Tasting Menu (7)
Authentic (6)
Comfort Food (6)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Great Beer (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Healthy (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 16 hours ago

Food and service very good

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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

Always a great experience. The food is great and they do not skimp on the portions. It's not cheap but if you're looking for a top tier steakhouse and don't want to travel to NYC (or pay NYC prices), then this is the place to go. The staff is always very knowledgeable and they have great specials, like the $99 dinner for two on Mondays and Fridays or half-off bottles of wine on Sundays. Their steaks are always cooked perfectly. I like them so much I've yet to try anything else after half a dozen visits. My wife and I use this as our go-to special occasion venue. Highly recommended.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined 3 days ago

As always, great food,great service , period !!! Love half price bottles on Sundays.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

Restaurant was supurb. Waiters were friendly, knowledgable and hustled. Even those the kitchen was backed up, the wait staff and managers went around to make sure you were comfortable. The food came out hot and prepared ask you requested.

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·Dined 4 days ago

Great place for a steak dinner!

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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

Food was great as always although slow to be delivered to the table.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined 5 days ago

As usual the food and atmosphere were perfect. Matty the owner and Paul our server made our dining experience a pleasure as usual. Date night special is a bargain.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fun
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·Dined 5 days ago

Bacon appetizer was simply amazing. Words can't describe it. Our entrees were delicious, as well. You get what you pay for here. The only downside to the dining experience was that the live music was quite loud, and it made it difficult to have a conversation across the table. We will definitely go back, but on a night they don't have music.

Tags: Fun, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined 5 days ago

The owner was super attentive and friendly made us feel welcome from the beginning. Service was phenomenal and the food was outstanding!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

One of the best overall dinners I have had. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. He was able to explain all of the ingredients in one of the meals without having to check with kitchen which is saying something. He also had a very good voice while singing happy birthday. 😁

Now onto the food...the steaks were all perfectly cooked and absolutely delicious. Can’t beat the truffle tater tots for a side. Also some of the best oysters around.

The place is not cheap but it was an amazing experience all around.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Steaks were cooked perfectly. Staff kept trying to remove appetizers while guests were still eating. Also when made request to pack items to take home, staff handed over empty take home containers for guests to self pack their meal. Didn't expect this type of service.

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·Dined on January 5, 2018

First time at Steakhouse 85......I think we will be visiting often

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had an amazing experience. Our server was fantastic. This was our first time and definitely won’t be our last. Thank you.

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

The atmosphere for NewYear’s Eve was wonderful and the service provided by Anna was outstanding. The food was also delicious.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great food, staff was extremely attentive and very nice.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

If I was going to be regarded as a regular any place, it would be Steakhouse 85. I do business lunches there, and sometimes chill at the bar at the end of my day. This was my first "holiday" there and it was all that. The atmosphere was festive and the food was once again excellent. It was billed as a limited menu for New Year's Eve, but it was pretty extensive. Well done, Matty, well done.

Tags: Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Place was noisy, table was uneven and rocked back and forth, didn’t get all my leftovers, and the price was high for the level of service and food. I don’t think I will go back.

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

Our favorite steakhouse!!! The seafood is also amazing. We’ve hosted private parties, and it’s our go-to place for special occasions. The staff is always friendly and accommodating. Strongly recommend making a reservation for weekend / holiday dinners. Overall, SH85 has our highest recommendations!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals, Authentic, Live Music, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Good food ! Nice restaurant ! Great for party and a special event ! Parking is a issue , we spend money to park across the street in the garage because there is no parking on street .

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Every time we eat there it has been wonderful. The food is great and knowing Matty, the friendlyness is superb.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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·Dined on December 24, 2017

We went to Steakhouse 85 for Xmas Eve dinner. The service & the food were excellent. The French onion soup was the best I've ever had. The filet mignon was divine, and the side dishes were generous and prepared with care. The wine was good, and the servers went out of their way to making our dining experience a special one.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was tasty. However, I felt as if the seasoning which was very good only sat on the outside of the food. It wasn't throughout the food. So the first few chews were very flavorful and then no more flavor...just food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food quality, as usual, was excellent. Server forgot to place our order for oysters, but it was for the best, as we ended up taking food home anyway.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Never disappointed coming to Steakhouse 85

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Had lunch with some business colleagues during the busy holiday season. The staff handled the full restaurant with expert service.

Everyone enjoyed the food.

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

The food and wine were excellent the service was excellent the rest is beautiful everything about the place was perfect and date nite is a great way to bring your friends to what a great place steak 85 is and also a great happy hour.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Steakhouse 85 is great, you will never be disappointed. The service is exceptional and the food is excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on December 18, 2017

Food was amazing. Service was spectacular! Our waiter was Christian and he was outstanding. Prices are a little high, but the quality of food is worth it.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 17, 2017

The restaurant had updated decor and excellent waitstaff. Had the Cedar salad and house salad. Followed by Porterhouse, Sirloin and Roasted Chicken with sautéed mushrooms and sautéed spinach as sides. Portions were good. Have definitely had better, Porterhouse could've used a deeper sear. Taste was ok. Overall, not bad for New Jersey.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Great food in a comfortable atmosphere

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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Everything was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I went with two other friends for our annual holiday steak dinner. We usually do the steakhouses in New York City, but this year (2017) we kept it local. Steakhouse 85 more than holds its own to the NYC steak eateries. My porterhouse was well done, pre-sliced and tender, and the sides were very tasty as well. My friends were also impressed with the food. Our server was attentive and made sure that we were well taken care of. A nice touch was when either the owner or manager (not sure which) came over to wish us all happy holidays. A great idea that I hope catches on at other restaurants is the illuminated menu. Yes, it was a menu that lights up when opened; comes in very handy for those of us who are "visually challenged," lol! Finally, I liked that even for a Saturday night and with a large party seated at the table next to us, it was a relatively quiet atmosphere. Will definitely come again.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Outstanding service and some of the best steaks I've had. Steaks cooked to perfection which is 50/50 chance when getting filet migon.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food; great setting; terrific for business meetings or special occasions

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Great place. The go-to in New Brunswick.

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·Dined on December 12, 2017

Food was delicious and Service was very good. Restaurant is a bit pricey.

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Nice atmosphere. Excellent service. Fantastic food.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 8, 2017

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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