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85 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242
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Ranked #8 of 165 Restaurants in New Brunswick
Price range: $31 - $50
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: George Street
Transit: The restaurant is just a one minute walk from the New Brunswick stop on the NJ Transit Northeast Corridor line.
Description: 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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English first
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Great place to bring a date, or even family. Amazing selection on the menu, very tasty. I love their steaks! Service is A+++++ The atmosphere is perfect as well!

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Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Delighted to find a steakhouse similar to The Capital Grille but not part of a chain. Terrific selection of oysters as appetizer, though the wines by the glass could have wowed me a bit more.

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Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I reviewed several steakhouse reviews and this one was the best. Beautiful restaurant and well worth every penny you spend. Service outstanding, location outstanding, food outstanding. The best I every had (The Tomahauk). I would go back their in a minute and would highly recommend my friends visit them.

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Hightstown, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I have only been here for the $99 Date Night special. I highly recommend this deal. A bottle of wine, appetizers, entrées, side and deserts for 2 people for $99. The steak and pork chops are delicious, juicy and well seasoned. The service is very attentive and the place is clean.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

You know you are at a place that matters when Gov. Christie arrives for dinner. Really. He was very accommodating and must have had his picture been taken with various patrons at least 50 times! The applewood bacon, crab cake, and lime shrimp apps are as good as you will find anywhere; truly exceptional! Bread was fresh and hot and... More 

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Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

If you are looking for an amazing dining experience, this is a must go! Best crab cake I've had in NJ. The service exceeded my expectations. As my party and I approached the entrance, the host greeted us and took our jackets off. When it was time to be seated, the waiter pulled out our chairs. The place is impeccable... More 

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Woodbridge, NJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We went to Steakhouse 85 for the first time and it was a delight to have such a great steak dinner without having to travel to NY. We have been to Peter Lugar, Porterhouse in the Time Warner Center and several others. We have walked past this restaurant many times and finally checked it out in Zagat. So glad we... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Celebrated or 25th Anniversary. We were treated like Royalty, from the hostess to the wait staff (Jenn and Dan). One of the best meals I ever had, Delmonico steak was fabulous, drinks were amazing and the atmosphere was terrific. Now that we have been once we will return time and again. Big thank you to Matty and all of his... More 

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Sayreville, NJ
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My husband and I went here a couple of times. The first time we were there (years ago), I ordered a filet mignon and he ordered the tomahawk steak. I always thought the filet was the best steak to have. I was wrong. The dry aged tomahawk had the most amazing flavor to it. The sides were delicious and the... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

I've walked by Steakhouse 85 several times, and from the outside it always appear a tad "stuffy" and a little bit "daunting" to me. I couldn't have been more off base! I recently went with 2 friends of mine, one of whom had been there several times. Our server was extremely friendly and even put up with us "newbies" gasping... More 

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Additional Information about Steakhouse 85

Address: 85 Church St, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1242
Phone Number: 732-247-8585
Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  New Brunswick
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Steakhouse

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