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The Best Steakhouses in Northern New Jersey

by Christina Mastroeni
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Wining and dining at fancy restaurants like steakhouses is a favored tradition. For some, having a steak cooked to a personal level of perfection is all that’s right in the world. For others, it’s knowing steakhouses are also known for creative seafood dishes or those perfect Caesar salads. Read on for a roundup of savory steakhouses across North Jersey.

Bergen County

Steve’s Sizzling Steaks | 620 Route 17, Carlstadt

Located right on Route 17, Steve’s Sizzling Steaks has served the Bergen County area for more than eight decades. The interior has a comfortable lodge-like feel. Steaks range in size from 10 ounces to 24 ounces. We suggest ending a meal at Steve’s with a slice of pie.

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The Brick House | 179 Godwin Avenue, Wyckoff

The Brick House has about 15 different options for steak dinner, as well as some options for two. What makes this place truly unique is its cigar menu and lounge. This is where customers can enjoy their steak, smoke a cigar, and watch a sporting event on the large-screen TV located on the lower level. The Brick House also has great menu options for planning events. From bar/bat mitzvahs to weddings, this place has a menu for every occasion.

The Park Steakhouse | 151 Kinderkamack Road, Park Ridge

This steakhouse offers 21-day aged meats on its menu under “The Meat Locker.” Its side dishes also do not disappoint. Whether it’s Homestyle Mac + Cheese or Buttermilk Onion Rings, customers are sure to find a great-tasting comfort food dinner.

The River Palm Terrace | 1416 River Road, Edgewater

Serving the Edgewater area for 40 years, The River Palm Terrace knows what it’s doing when it comes to steak. Prime Rib, Rack of Lamb, African Lobster Tail, and Surf and Turf options are available. Regardless of the order, patrons who enjoy their spirits will easily find a great pairing from its extensive wine list of 100+ wines to choose from.

Essex County

Assado Portuguese Steakhouse | 222 North Livingston Avenue, Livingston

Assado offers a different style of meat cooking than others on this list, as it brings traditional Portuguese entrees to the Livingston area. Traditional dishes such as Grilled Octopus, Beef a Portuguese, and Shrimp in Garlic Sauce are available. This Steakhouse is BYOB, so customers can bring a favorite bottle from home to savor with their meals.

Bloomfield Steak + Seafood House | 409 Franklin Street, Bloomfield

This family-owned + operated steakhouse has been serving the Bloomfield area for over 20 years. From a raw bar to stellar seafood options (angry fish tacos), to wet-aged beef for 14 days, Bloomfield Steakhouse has variety for all. The restaurant is housed in one of the oldest buildings in Essex County, and the basement was once a stop on the Underground Railroad.

Woodcroft Steakhouse + Seafood | 24 Washington Avenue, Nutley

A relatively new asset to Nutley, Woodcroft Steakhouse + Seafood is located just passed the corner of Hancox Avenue and Washington Avenue. This steakhouse takes its meat to the next level. The menu holds 28-Day Dry-Aged Steak options in Prime Rib, Porterhouse, and Tomahawk. MG Pro tip: order steak at least medium-rare to well done to get that perfect grilled crust.

Hudson County

Dino + Harry’s Steakhouse | 163 14th Street, Hoboken

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This list wouldn’t be complete without one of the OG steak spots in New Jersey, Dino + Harry’s in Hoboken. From the classic floor tiles to the 150-year-old clock to live piano music, customers are sure to get a classic vibe alongside a delicious meal. This spot is beloved by locals and visitors alike. Dino + Harry’s has options to share or not to share such as the Porterhouse for one, two, or three people ranging in size from 16 ounces to 48 ounces.  From there, top it off with a mouth-watering sauce such as au poivre, roasted garlic aioli, or sauce béarnise. Petit filets, sirloins, rib-eyes, and more round out the ‘chops’ section of the menu, and there are plenty of salads and sides to create an incredible meal.

Edward’s Steakhouse | 239 Marin Boulevard, Jersey City

Edward’s is located on Marin Boulevard in the Historic Downtown area of Jersey City. This place does it right when it comes to its seafood and steak options. Some of the steak options (Kansas City Sirloin + Porterhouse) have been dry-aged for 28 days. Fish options include Chilean Sea Bass, Stuffed Shrimp, + Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna. The appetizer options do not disappoint. Try starting with Filet Mignon Burgers, Smoked Salmon Carpaccio, or a Wedge Salad. For those more daring, try the Escargot Bourguignon.

Morris County

1776 by David Burke | 67 East Park Place, Morristown

Top Chef meets Top Golf in this establishment. Celebrity Chef David Burke, who has appeared on programs like Top Chef, is the brain behind the menu. He’s created mouth-watering options like Lobster Dumplings + a Crab Cake “Pretzel Raft” for starters. Main courses include Olive Oil + Lemon Roasted Branzino, Oven Fried Lamb Chop, + a special menu of his “Salt Aged” Beef + Cuts. Vegan options are also available here. This place has a suite with golf simulators as well as a special menu just for this area.

Arthur’s Tavern | 700 Speedwell Avenue, Morris Plains

With some of the most affordable prices, Arthur’s Tavern is known to be a steakhouse for all. This restaurant is one of the cozier on this list. Arthur’s Tavern showcases bottle lamps, checkerboard tablecloths, + wall-to-wall photos of customers and celebrity visitors over the years. Arthur’s posts its daily special on its Facebook page. For dessert, don’t miss the Homemade Cheesecake.

Rails Steakhouse | 10 Whitehall Road, Towaco


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Rails take the cake (or maybe the steak) when it comes to the aging process. The beef for steaks is dry-aged for a minimum of 28 days. That’s not all that makes this place special. Rails also has its own butcher shop, which sells meal kits and whole cakes. So for all of the at-home grill masters, this is a hidden gem for meats that will wow guests. Butcher shop orders require 24-hour notice.

Roots Steakhouse | 40 West Park Place, Morristown


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With locations in Morristown as well as Summit, Ridgewood, and Princeton, Roots is an old-fashioned New York-style steakhouse that serves up USDA-aged prime beef sourced from the highest quality ranches in the mid-west.
The name comes from the iconic Roots clothing store, which was the location of the first Roots in Summit. MG Pro Tip: try out the Roots famous mac and cheese with your dinner, you will not regret it. Some of the steak options here include a 16-ounce prime NY strip steak, a 20-ounce dry-aged cowboy steak, and a 42-ounce prime porterhouse steak for two, among others.

Passaic County

Alexus Steakhouse + Tavern | 955 Valley Road, Clifton

Located near the corner of Valley Road + Robin Hood Road sits the “home of the 24oz Delmonico Steak.” This casual-style steakhouse offers a variety of savory appetizers, salads, burgers, and (of course) steaks. The variety continues to just about every night of the week with bar specials including Monday Wing Night, Taco Tuesday, All day $2 Coors (until 9PM) on Wednesday, Ladies Night on Thursday, $5 Coors Pitchers + $6 Wings on Friday, and an All Day Happy Hour on Sunday. This steakhouse also offers a catering option for hosting private events.

Rare: The Steakhouse | 440 Main Street, Little Falls


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This Best of Essex-winning restaurant produces wet-aged steaks for 21 days and also offers Italian cuisine. Guests can dive into the homemade pasta dishes, chilled seafood raw bar, a fresh fish option, or a steak for two. This steakhouse also has two private rooms available.

Volinos Meat Market | 37 Berdan Avenue, Wayne

Volinos prides itself on its fresh ingredients and classy dishes. Cheese lovers can dive into the Oven Baked Brie appetizer. Those who prefer steakhouse classics can start with a Wedge Salad, and move on to a Bone-In Ribeye. Those who plan to dine with friends and family can look at Porterhouse Steak options for one, two, three, or four.

Sussex County

Mohawk House | 1 Mohawk Lane, Sparta


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Mohawk House may be one of the larger properties on this list, as it sits on three acres of land. Seeing these rolling hills from a window seat brings entertaining scenery with a meal, regardless of the season. There is a variety of dry-aged meat to choose from (Porterhouse, NY Strip, + Tomahawk to name a few). These dishes pair well with savory sides like Crispy Brussel Sprouts or Truffle Fries. Mohawk House also has a small menu for Rustic Flatbreads which will pair well with a Hummingbird, or really any of the handcrafted cocktails on the menu.

The Sizzle BBQ | 216 Woodside Avenue, Newton


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Located near Route 206, The Sizzle BBQ is an Argentinian-style restaurant that offers a cozy environment to customers. From flank to filet, The Sizzle has steak options for all members of the family. Kids can enjoy pork ribs and rice, while parents dine on Argentinian Skirt Steaks with Chimichurri Sauce, Mollejahs, or a meat combo. The evening can end on a sweet note with Churros with Dulce De Leche, or Flan for dessert. The Sizzle BBQ also has one additional location in Hackettstown.

The Walpack Inn | 7 National Park Service Road, Walpack


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Locals know, but The Walpack Inn is still a hidden gem to many New Jersey residents. The Walpack Inn is a generationally-owned restaurant that serves delicious food. There’s also a ton of seafood and chicken on the menu, plus its must-visit salad bar, the steaks are worth an order.

Union County

Boulevard Five72 | 572 Boulevard, Kenilworth

Kenilworth is known for its restaurants, and Boulevard Five72 is right in the heart of this Union County town. Steak lovers may salivate over its 32-day aged ribeye. All meat options come off a wood grill. There are great side dish options like Parmesan Polenta, Pistachio Green Beans, and Loaded Fingerling Potatoes. Creative cocktails like the Intermezzo and Citrus Fig martini are also worth a try.

Grillestone | 2377 Route 22, Scotch Plains


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Grillestone has a raw bar to start out the evening. A charcuterie board is also an option. Truffle Mac + Cheese and Bacon Brussels Sprouts are a couple of great options to pair with a steak. Grillestone also offers an extensive sushi menu in addition to traditional steakhouse options.

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Romola’s Seafood + Grille | 2 South Avenue West, Cranford

Located in Cranford’s town center, this cozy restaurant offers something many steakhouses don’t: a BYOB option. Start with some surf and turf appetizers such as the Grilled Octopus and the Applewood Smoked Bacon (this is definitely not one to miss). Bring wines, beers, + spirits to pair with a rack of lamb, porkchop, 20-ounce cowboy ribeye, and more. Try pairing white wine with Chilean Seabass or Horseradish Salmon.

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