What's a Tomahawk Chop?

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

A Tomahawk Chop is a rib-eye steak with an extra long rib bone which gives it the appearance of a tomahawk. Let me tell you a little about Steakhouse 85.

Birthday Dinner tonight…Celebrating the birthday of a weeatallot.com editor. We headed to Steakhouse 85, Church St, New Brunswick, NJ. Let’s get the problems out of the way… We made a reservation for 8:30 Friday night. What’s the point of making a reservation several days in advance, if when your party arrives, you still have to wait 30 minutes? Also, I love ambient music at any venue. It makes me feel like I am really out and about. I feel cosmopolitan. But the musicians were playing directly behind the hostess station at the front door and WOW were they loud. My friends and I needed to literally yell at each other to talk. We were seated in a back room which had several other full tables, and that space was also loud. Granted the popular eatery attracts many patrons and can handle a lot of people in the house at the same time, so it is understandable why the table chatter was making my ears ache (lol). Other than that, let’s move on to what’s good about the restaurant, a street level establishment on quiet, unassuming Church Street, across from the parking garage.


From the moment we sat down we were quickly and efficiently attended to primarily by our waiter. We all ordered the Delmonico Dry Aged steak. Sides added to the table were shoestring fries, a sweet potato casserole with toasted marshmallows on top, delish fried onion rings and sautéed mushrooms. The steak, for all three of the editors was exceptional. The sides were all very tasty and were great accompaniments to the beef. Every bite of my steak was perfectly seasoned, tender and juicy.

For dessert we each had something different. I had the bananas foster (pictured below) and the birthday girl had a chocolate lava cake with a candle, and the other editor had a chocolate and vanilla oreo cookie crusted ice cream pie. My bananas foster was, if I have to say so, the best of the three.

Three cocktails, one diet coke, a coffee, a cappuccino and hot tea brought the bill to $266. The total included six clams on the half shell and perfectly battered and fried calamari, which was tender and crisp. Overall the experience was really amazing and probably one of the most enjoyable meals that we have all had in an long time. It’s rare for the editors to give a five-smile rating, but in this case overall, the restaurant definitely deserves the smiles. 😊😊😊😊😊

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