NJ Steakhouses that Sizzle

New Jersey has some of the best steakhouses in the country. We asked our carnivorous writers and readers for their juicy recommendations.


The Porterhouse is Sofia’s signature steak.

Sofia invites you to enjoy steak and seafood at their restaurant—or order online! The menu features pasta, seafood, steak, salads and more. Click here to reserve a table or click here to order online for takeout.


ChopHouse’s Kona-crusted New York strip

The ChopHouse‘s dry-aged selections are tagged and then aged for at least 28 days in a temperature controlled locker, which creates a rich depth of flavor. Click here to view the full menu. Reservations are recommended, call 856-566-730. 


Neil Michaels Steakhouse‘s menu offers burgers, seafood, chops, steaks, prime and dry aged steaks, salads, a dry bar and a kids’ menu. The chef is happy to accommodate any special dietary needs you may have and will customize a menu for special occasions. Call 732-217-3626 for reservations.

Little Falls

Rare, The Steakhouse is all about the steak. Select cuts of prime beef, cooked to your specifications, are presented with your choice of side dishes. Rare also offers a raw bar, dishes with lamb, veal, poultry, fish, and a wine cellar. Click here to make a reservation.

Aged prime rib chop with steamed lobster tail


(Permanently Closed) Located in the Westminster HotelStrip House is open for dinner every night. The menu includes prime cuts of meat, signature side dishes such as truffle creamed spinach and goose fat potatoes, a wine list, and a 24-layer chocolate cake (yes, 24!). Click here to view their menu and to make a reservation.

Porterhouse at the Strip House, Livingston

Morris Plains

Arthur’s Tavern suggests that diners bring their appetites for lunch and dinner. Its NJ steakhouses are famous for giant steaks, mouth-watering burgers, huge salads, and overstuffed sandwiches. Click here to view a menu. For more information about Arthur’s Tavern, call 973-455-9705.

New Brunswick

Stage Left (pictured at top) has been open for 25 years and features a menu with a variety of steak choices. All steakhouse menu items are served a la carte from the wood-burning grill and topped with fried shallots. Check out their menu here and scroll down to make a reservation or call 732-828-4444.

Steakhouse 85 offers date night on Monday and Friday, a $99 prix-fixe per couple which includes a bottle of wine. Their regular menu includes chilled seafood towers served on ice, steaks, chops and more. Try the King’s Platter, a 26 ounce Tomahawk Chop, paired with twin 6 oz. South African lobster tails. Reserve online. Click here to view to view menus.

Point Pleasant Beach

From steak to pork to seafood, Prime 13 Wood Fire Grill serves up a meal to remember, prepared on its oak firewood grill. The BYOB eatery is known for its Tomahawk, a long-bone rib-eye, and its 44 oz. porterhouse for two. Call 732-202-6483 or go online to make a reservation.

Located on the scenic Manasquan Inlet, Shipwreck Point Restaurant & Steakhouse offers several cuts of prime and dry aged meats, a diverse wine list, modern and traditional side dishes and homemade desserts. Shipwreck Point also does catered events. Call 732 899-3800 to make a reservation!


Witherspoon Grill serves all-natural prime Angus beef, locally sourced poultry and fresh seafood from Nassau Street Seafood & Produce Company. Steaks are hand-selected and custom cut, including dry-aged prime rib eyes, filet mignon, wet and dry-aged strip steaks and a 48 oz porterhouse for two. Dine on Tuesday evening for live jazz. Call 609-924-6011 for a reservation.

Raritan and Red Bank

Char Steakhouse is a New York-style steakhouse with two locations in Central Jersey. The cuisine features only the finest cuts of dry aged and prime beef with fish delivered fresh daily. Guests can dine by landscaped views revealed by towering windows. Call 908-707-1777 (Raritan) or 732-450-2427 (Red Bank) to make a reservation.

Char’s 35-day prime dry-aged Porterhouse

Rumson and Princeton 

Salt Creek Grille offers a “scratch cooking” experience, featuring menu ingredients that are all made in house. The menu includes thick center-cut steaks and hand-cut, fresh, line-caught seafood. In addition to lunch and dinner, Salt Creek Grille also has kids’ selections, Sunday brunch and bar lunch, dessert menu, and wine menu.

Summit, Morristown, and Ridgewood

Roots is an old-fashioned New York style steakhouse located in three towns over Jersey. They serve only center cut beef that’s cooked at 1800° F. In addition to steak, the menu also includes seafood, dessert and wine. Private dining is also available.


Rails Steakhouse‘s steaks are dry aged for 28 days on-premise their our aging room and hand cut by our butchers daily. Along with seafood, steak cuts, flatbreads and more the restaurant features live music and other events throughout the week. Reserve online or call 973-335-0006.


Rodizio Grill: The Brazilian Steakhouse offers a wide range of grilled meats, prepared in the tradition of Sao Paolo rodizio and served table side. Members of Club Rodizio enjoy perks throughout the year.  For reservations, call 856-344-5110.


Sweet Waters Steak House is an upscale American steakhouse praised for its cooked-to-order steaks, martinis, boutique wines, French onion soup, decadent desserts and other treats. The restaurant offers a brunch, lunch, dinner and beer and wine menu and reservations are highly recommended. Click here to reserve a table or call 908-317-2599.


Chris Michael’s Steakhouse can be described as “East meets West.” The restaurant serves wet aged mid-western corn-fed USDA prime beef on a sizzling plate and also features a full sushi selection. Click here to make a reservation.