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Steakhouse 85

4.7
1282 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
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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 1282 People Are Saying
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4.7  based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Excellent staff and vibe! Used their date night menu it was fun and just a great time

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vipdinealot (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding dinner, service and greeting by the manager. The food was superb, second time there after a show at the State Theater.

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BrianD 
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

Great Steak , fine dining atmosphere, awesome service.

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GaryLynn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Arrived a little early for our reservation and were seated promptly. Owner seated us and described the specials. The restaurant was busy but our waiter was very attentive. Food was absolutely delicious (as usual). It was a little loud when we first arrived but quieted down after a very large party left the bar area. Love this place.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

Went for a Valentines Dinner with the wife and another couple who were first timers. As per, Steakhouse 85 didn’t disappoint. Have been coming here for over 5 years now and it’s the same standard of quality and excellence you come to expect from them. From being seated down in a timely matter for our reservation, to informative waiters, excellent meal pacing, quality of steaks , sides, apps, dessert and wines that were all on point, it was just a great night to be had. Really appreciated the fact we got to introduce new people to my wife and I’s favorite spot and it didn’t disappoint. Cheers to steakhouse 85!

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ErinK 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This was our second visit to Steakhouse 85 and again it did not disappoint. The food was fresh and amazing. Service was wonderful, our waiter Juan anticipated our every need. We never had to ask for anything. Overall, there is nothing negative you can say about Steakhouse 85, I can not wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

I say this every time i go there that this is my all time favorite restaurant. You will never see another place with such amazing service from their staff. The food is delicious and on point every time i go and i look forward to going for any special occasion.

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TonyF (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Was out second time at Steak 85 the past month.....we went back for Valentine's Day and it was fantastic!!! Great service without being annoying, never had to look for help but wasn't bombarded either. Steaks were fantastic!!! My wife had to have fish and she was wowed on the salmon with nuts. My steak, medium rare, Pittsburgh-style (charred on the outside, medium rare on the inside) was PERFECT!!!!! WOW onion rings, WOW onion soup, WOW whatever we had for appetizer. GREAT MEAL. IF you love steaks, no need to drive to NY or Princeton, there's a great steakhouse right in New Brunswick.

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JimD (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

An overall enjoyable evening and great meal. Their bacon is to die for! The steaks were cooked perfectly and sides A+. Great service and genuine interest from management regarding our experience.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

My wife and I, as well as groups of friends have visited Steakhouse 85 over the years. We have all found the food, service and value to be outstanding, never been disappointed. We always look forward to make arrangements for future visits.

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Joe1 (Atlantic City)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

One of my favorites. High quality steaks for a reasonable price. Half price wine bottles in Sunday’s is also a great perk!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

This is our favorite steakhouse. We come about once a month. The food is beyond expectations. If you're not a steak lover you may want to go elsewhere; however I've had their seafood and chicken and everything is top notch. The sides and desserts are wonderful too. Wonderful attentive staff, generous wine list, great atmosphere. We have been there when they've had live music and really enjoyed that.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I have been to very nice steakhouses in NYC and this compares to them. The food was absolutely delicious and worth every penny. The server was very pleasant and knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the fact that we did not feel rushed at all and was able to enjoy every minute of the time spent. We were seated promptly and the atmosphere was pleasant. I cannot wait to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Best steaks around, love the Tomahawk Chop get it every time we go! Definitely recommend going. One of my favorite places to eat.

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Foodlover (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our steak dinners. Waiter was extremely friendly .

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

Attentive service and good menu selections. A good choice for business lunch.

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foodcritic (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

As always, we enjoyed our dinner at Steak House 85.
From the moment we were greeted when we arrived, everything was very good. Both my wife and I has the filet mignon, it Was cooked to perfection as were the vegetables that we had with it.

IF you want a restaurant that treats everyone with respect and delivers very good food at reasonable prices - This is your place..

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wait staff were attentive and friendly. Portion sizes were great. Food was cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food, service and value!
Paul was an excellent waiter who was extremely knowledgeable of the menu

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

Ive always been a fan of steakhouse 85. This time around I was NOT HAPPY with the waitress/server. She seemed to be annoyed because she wrote down the wrong way to have the steak prepared and when I provided negative feedback about the dessert she misrepresented, she did not even acknowledge my complaint other than to say “was everyone else’s ok?” I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED EXCEPTIONAL service at steakhouse 85 and this time around I was disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner (Tampa)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2018

We sat at the bar - our preference - it wasn’t a busy night but our bartender / server was not prompt about asking for drink orders and refills. I had the Petite filet which was cooked perfectly with sides of broccoli rabe (a daily special) and sautéed mushrooms - both delicious. My colleague had the dry aged ribeye which was on the small side and more medium than medium rare. Overall good experience. Would return if ever back in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

I was overall satisfied with the service, ambiance and food. I will definitely be coming back.

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LLock (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

We reserved a table for a special anniversary and provided specific instructions of how to greet the lady upon arrival "which were ignored", we were seated very close to the bar at a small bench style wooden table when we were hoping to be seated at one off the larger white table clothed tables to compliment the occasion. We were torn to go to Chris Michael's Steakhouse or here. I am sure that Chris Michael's staff would have made the occasion feel more special. But we do admit that the food was very good. We will go again however NOT for a special occasion.

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Edgar (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The beat deal in town, Friday's date night. Can't beat it!.
Consistency in service, quality of food and ambience!

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Liliana (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The ambience was very loud, food was good but pricey. Portions weren't big for the price paid. For such an expensive restaurant there isn't parking available. There should be at least a parking lot available for customers. We were celebrating a birthday and the restaurant didn't even provide a special touch to make it special.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Food was good. Service equally good. The server was friendly explained everything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We are repeat guests and would recommend this place to anyone and everyone. Great food, service, and drinks. Love getting to know the employees and they also remember your name and what you drink(this was also 3-4 months ago). Go check it out for yourself.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

I sent Mom & Dad to Steakhouse 85 to celebrate Mom's 80th Birthday, while I've been there before they never had. They were blown away from the second they walked in the door until the minute they left. I highly recommend this steakhouse for anyone that enjoys exceptional service and amazing food.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The service is outstanding
Special requests were honored
Waiter could not do enough for us

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We came as a group of 8 and everything we had was amazing. From the appetizers to the main course everything was a hit. The suggestions from the waiter were spot on. The octopus special appetizer was delicious and unique.

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