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Steakhouse 85

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85 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242 (George Street)
+1 732-247-8585
11:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 16:00 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 11:30 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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197 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a very elegant restaurant with excellent variety in its menu. The two appetizers that we picked were excellent: the flavorful applewood smoked bacon, and the mussels in a sauce that included some light mustard. We rubbed the plate with the bread to fully enjoy the sauce. Really enjoyed the delicious PorterHOUSE steak, excellent for two hungry persons. Good... More 

Thank viatgesrjr
Princeton, New Jersey
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here in the past three months for Happy Hour, Lunch, and Dinner. All three were fantastic. The service here is top notch, from the greeters to the bartenders to the servers to the owner. TOP NOTCH! Never will you feel as welcomed to a place than here, The steaks, obviously, are the best. This is their business, and... More 

Thank Teressina
Redding, Connecticut
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163 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch. Reasonable prices...ok salads (like the fact they will put whatever you want in salad). Standard menu/fare. Conveniently located near hotel and businesses.

Thank elmjr525
Kendall Park, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Great deal on steak dinner for 2: appetizer, dinner, side and dessert plus a bottle of wine for $99! food was excellent as well as their service plus the light music that complimented the ambiance.

Thank camicia2014
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I wen here one evening with work colleagues and was greeted by warm and friendly staff and even during the week, this place was very busy! After initial drinks at the bar we were taken to our table where we started to digest the menu ... quite a lot to choose from ... Our waiter then brought out a large... More 

Thank Harold_Faltermeyer
Hackettstown, NJ, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Lunch here is really great, and very reasonably priced. They have a build your own chopped salad with amazing options, roasted brussels sprouts and truffle tater-tots which are to die for! Dinners are more expensive, as you would expect at a steak house, but the portions are enormous. They also have a terrific wine list. Steakhouse 85 is my go-to... More 

Thank Dr. Lauretta F
Manalapan, New Jersey
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89 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Went last Saturday night reservation for four at 8pm. Parking is always a nightmare in New Brunswick but Church Street has at least a few parking garages close to this restaurant. We started off with specialty drinks at the bar. Great ambiance in the place. Very attentive bar service and on the bar popcorn with truffle bacon butter - wow.... More 

Thank Zester1958
Zagreb, Croatia
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81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Their steaks are delicious and go for 39 to 85 dollars. The staff is very professional and helpful. Do engage with them in detailed discussion how you like your steak done or ask for recommendations. I highly recommend the Cowboy Ribeye.

Thank Marko D
Guildford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Ate with a few colleagues from work. Very good food, really nice staff. Two of us had Steak (strange enough) and they were cooked to perfection. One of us who's not a big meat eater was happy to see a reasonable fish selection on the menu and had salmon. Not massively expensive, left happy.

Thank Ian D
East Brunswick, New Jersey
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

I am not surprised the ratings are so high. This is everything I want a steakhouse to be - elegant and cozy atmosphere, impeccable service and absolutely delicious food. As is with many excellent restaurants, it is pricey but they have a date night special on Friday nights with live music that is more reasonable.

Thank NJRealtor7

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
American, Steakhouse
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242
    (George Street)
  • Public Transportation: The restaurant is just a one minute walk from the New Brunswick stop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor line.
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
  • Phone Number: +1 732-247-8585
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.

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