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Steakhouse 85

4.7
1357 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - Close
Saturday: 5:00 pm - Close
Sunday: 4:00 pm - Close
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Phone number
(732) 247-8585
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef/Owner Brian Karluk
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Catering
Please contact us for your off-site catering needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
George Street
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Parking details
We are located directly across the street from the Church Street Parking Deck. There is also metered parking surrounding the restaurant.
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Public transit
The restaurant is just a one minute walk from the New Brunswick stop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor line.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz Fridays and Saturdays 6 to 10 pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1357 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Great food ,great service , Great ambiance , live music .. 2nd time here and can’t wait to go back

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2.0Dined 4 days ago

Very disappointed. Two out of four steaks had to be returned because not cooked at the right temperature. All four steaks had no taste and was dry

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

The pineapple vodka and bananas foster were amazing! I don’t eat meat or seafood but the French onion soup and honeycrisp apple salad were perfection!

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

This was my first time at Steakhouse 85 and I was somewhat disappointed. For appetizers, the meatballs lacked flavor and the calamari was rather standard with no wow factor. For dinner, my wife had the fillet and I had the ribeye. Both were cooked well but both were on the salty side and the ribeye had way too much fat content. Despite this, the steaks were still enjoyable. I enjoy well marbled ribeye but this was well beyond that. Finally, the brownie desert and bananas foster were simply not very good. The restaurant is very nice and frankly, I was very much looking forward to trying it. The meal was fine and the service was good but it was simply a very average on the whole.

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5.0Dined on May 16, 2018

Our meal was excellent ant the service was outstanding. However, we informed a representative several days before that we were celebrating our friend’s 50th Anniversary. Although we were told that it would be recognized, it was totally ignored. We will return, but not to celebrate special events.

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3.0Dined on May 15, 2018

The service was great, but unfortunately I spent over $100 on steaks for my girlfriend and I that I'm not so sure wouldn't have been just as good at a chain like Texas road house. To make things worse, we got the most expensive dessert on the menu, which wasn't really all that expensive, but would have been better off with a frozen yogurt from Wendy's.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

The dining experience at Steak 85 was definitely worth the trip. The service was great! My husband and I are looking forward to going back again soon.

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We did the date night menu and the food was great. Our only issue was that the bottle of wine included with the meal was probably a $6 or $7 bottle with s screw top. We could have used a $25 credit towards a better bottle but we didn’t expect to get THAT cheap of a bottle. Overall the steaks were cooked perfectly and the sides were delicious. We got the creme brûlée for dessert but it tasted like whatever alcohol was used did not cook out enough. I would definitely come back except I’d order a la carte!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

We have never had a bad experience at Steakhouse 85. The staff is always friendly and attentive. The food is always perfectly prepared. We love going there for a special occasion dinner or if we are just looking to treat ourselves to something special!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Excellent food and wonderful staff. Thoroughly enjoyed it.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Everything was fabulous

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

I love a good steakhouse, and 85 did not disappoint. Bacon appetizer was outstanding, and large enough to share. Ribeye was tender, cooked perfectly. Everyone was happy with their meal, I expect to be back again.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

This was our 3rd time here. Very good as usual. My cut of meat had more fat in it which was disappointing. But other than that cooked and seasoned well. We will be back.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Our second time there and it was wonderful again. Steak options are terrific Nice touch on the desserts to recognize our special occasions

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5.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Impressive selection of steaks and seafood. Great wine list. Alex our waiter was very attentive and provided so many great suggestions. Highly recommend the bananas foster dessert.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

My husband's birthday dinner was so delicious! We are both looking forward to going again!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Great service. Great food. Great experience

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Went early evening on Saturday night., just before the rush. Atmosphere always good. Our waiter was awesome. My son and I were there before, but deciding on a perfect steak isn’t always easy. So he brought out the tray of fresh meats and explained each cut. Also suggested how he preferred the steaks to be cooked. Made our decisions a lot easier. The steaks came out perfect. Just a good time and recommend everyone to try it. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

An authentic Steakhouse - great ambiance and menu selection.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Awsome place to go for a fancy dinner and dates!!! To wife on a Friday date nite.... she loved it and so did I.. the environment of restaurant it’s great with live band playing...staff was very attentive and very knowledgeable to in regard to wines. Owner of restaurant came to table to make sure everything was ok which makes it very special too....the good was was one too and steak cooked to perfection....would recommend 100%!!!

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Coming there for years! Matthew and his staff are excellent and accommodating.

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4.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Everything our party of four ordered was excellent. Service was attentive and prompt. Sunday half priced wine list gave us a great Cabernet at a relative bargain price. Craft cocktails all excellent. The ambiance is typical steakhouse dark woods and leather-- all in all a very nice dining experience indeed.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

Our third time here and never disappointed! Food and service are excellent.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Came here to celebrate our anniversary with good food and wine - Steakhouse 85 did not disappoint! Steaks were perfectly cooked, and the sides were an excellent addition. They have live music some nights (Friday’s and Saturday’s?) which added to the festive vibe. I recommend coming here... assuming you like steak!! (Though there are some yummy sounding non-steak options, too.)

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2.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Our party of 8 was freezing by the windows despite us repeatedly telling the manager to turn up heat. It was late April but still freezing at our table and adjoining tables near the windows. Rest of restaurant was warm. Even though I like the restaurant a lot, next time I make reservations I will want a guarantee of not sitting by the windows.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Excellent as usual!

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4.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Excellent!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Great food great service. Been there many times always the same.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Awesome and delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

I took my family there for an anniversary dinner. We had to book early, as expected, but they seated our party within 10 minutes. The food was excellent and eating off of the $99 date-nite menu was an excellent choice. I would rate this restaurant better than Ruth Chris - which is high praise indeed.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Great experience. Service was superb and food quality above the cut. Fully recommended.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Excellent as always, we dine around a lot - but always back here for the best overall steaks

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Nice presentation of choice of steak. Server was knowledgeable with selections.

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4.0Dined on April 18, 2018

Hostess was welcoming and very pleasant. We had to call and delay our reservation twice due to a delayed flight and she was very nice about it. Steak was delicious as were the appetizers. Waiter was grumpy and short with us. Not sure if he was just having a bad night or hates his job, but he was the only bad thing of the night. Aside from his attitude, our food was timely and good.

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5.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Anniversary dinner - we usually go here every year. It was very crowded for a Monday. I ordered the 14 oz bone in filet mignon and was very disappointed with the size. More than half the weight was bone. There wasn’t enough meat and it was the first time I left without being full

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Excellent food and service!

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We waited about 1/2 hour to be seated with a reservation other than that it was excellent, good service, great food and drinks

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Lovely !!!!!!! Have to go more often !!! The service, the food, exceptional.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Amazing! The waiters and waitresses were all friendly and helpful. Food was excellent. Good portion sizes. Wine... perfect! And dessert! No complaints here! Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

My “friend” and I dined here prior to a concert at the State Theatre. We were seated almost immediately. Our waitress was Michele, she was patient, attentive and personable. I can be a “little extra” at times when it comes to ordering and she was AMAZING!!! Ezra presented us with the cuts display. He was articulate and personable. The food, service and ambiance exceeded my expectations!!! I will definitely return again!

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