Railstop Restaurant & Bar

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228 reviews
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Contemporary American
Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar is a fine-dining restaurant offering contemporary New England cuisine, craft beer, the finest spirits, Boston's only barrel-aged cocktail bar, and an exceptional wine list. From the moment you step into Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar, the experience is one of vintage elegance. Mahogany paneling and gas lantern chandeliers provide a warm, timeless setting for our dry-aged steaks, chops, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great selection..lots of healthy choices, very tasty!

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New England
15 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our first visit--for lunch. Lovely setting and good food. Planning on going back.

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Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

We were told that there were no tables available until 7:30 but it was virtually empty. We were told one of the wait staff had a problem and didn’t come to work. The service was good but very slow.

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Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Had a wonderful early dinner for Father’s Day. We are local to the Brighton area and this was our first visit. Food was delicious and atmosphere was cool and inviting. We certainly enjoyed our meals and evening however the service was lacking. Server went missing for several minutes when we wanted to order (mind you the restaurant was empty) and the food runner handed our plates to us across the table. Seems like a training issue.

Most likely will return but hopefully the service will improve.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Father's Day brunch! Good food, good service, good ambience, and kudos for not being deafeningly noisy! We were able to enjoy being together without having to shout.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

$5 pork rib appetizer - insanely good. Cocktail aficionados rejoice and come meet Eli, your new cocktail god.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

The food was good. We were the first ones in the whole place. Service was slow. It took a very long time to get our coffee and water To Get started. Other than that things were good the food took a really long time to come out as well.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our server was very attentive and provided us with great recommendations.

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JD
Charlotte
13 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fine food. First time there, but we’ll be back.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Generous portions, good food, very nice service

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New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Wonderful service! Beautiful accommodations!

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Every time we go to Railstop the food, service and everything, in general, is wonderful!

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NM
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice staff and the food was fresh and delicious. Going to definitely go again for dinner!

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MO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

We had to wait 20 minutes for our reservation....once seated waited another 10 before having to ask hostess to send a waiter over...they were likely very understaffed or had not anticipated the traffic due to an event next door...drinks are fantastic and the staff is very friendly when not overwhelmed...menu looked great and plate presentation was beautiful but the finished product lacked depth in flavor...the firecracker shrimp was great, rum brûlée dessert was great...would recommend for a drink and apps at the bar but dinner is challenging

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GA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was third time we have been there, first time we sat at the bar. The cocktails, the food, the service and the ambiance were top shelf. Their wait staff and bartenders were professional and engaging. We had a great time and will definitely return...our Friday night place.

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SC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Seafood was outstanding, chowder amazing. Service delightful.

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New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I had requested a booth for the four of us. I could see empty booths but was told that they were reserved. I said I had requested one when I made the reservation but was again told that they were reserved. We were offered a table (not a booth) in a back room which we took as it was a little more quiet. I requested blueberry and banana pancakes or all plain. I received blueberry, banana and chocolate chip. The food took 45 minutes to come out.

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BP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

The cocktails were terrible. Would not recommend this place for drinks. The food was outstanding! We ordered far too much. I do recommend the scallops and the mussels.

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ME
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as always - tuna tartare was amazing!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I may just have a new favorite restaurant!! Drinks were fun and the food was delicious! Our party had the salmon, halibut and chefs risotto with scallops. Every meal was beautifully presented and so tasty!! Service was great. We never had to hunt down our waiter but never felt rushed either. Overall a pretty perfect night!

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LM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Overall a good experience. I loved my Cobb salad, but my husband's steak frites were just ok. Very small portion of steak. Next time he will just order another dish. Drinks were good, and atmosphere was great for watching the Red Sox and the Celtics...several TVs at the bar. Huge space, and very clean and modern. Staff was very helpful.

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday Brunch was absolutely fantastic!! I highly recommend their Bloody Mary!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! Went for dinner with my family and the staff was extremely well trained and kind, the food was incredible, really hard to go wrong here

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M
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The service at the Railstop was unquestionably the best I have had in many years in the Boston area. Absolutely wonderful experience. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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DS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good was excellent although the entree salad that I had was a little small. Great waiter, excellent wine suggestion and wonderful experience.

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New England
96 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have reserved a spot here several times and really enjoy the experience.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great!

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Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Wine and atmosphere were excellent but the food was so-so. Would probably only come back here for drinks.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! The food was delicious. We will definitely recommend this restaurant.

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YK
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server (Matt) was very knowledgeable of the menu and walked us through each sections making great reccomendations. Eli (Bar Manager) was amazing and makes some of the most well-balanced drinks I have ever experienced. We got 5 star food and cocktails. Looking forward to the next visit.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

I came here for Dine Out Boston on Friday night, and unfortunately had a poor experience. The New England clam chowder was good, however it doesn’t taste the same as a classic chowder. My lobster mac and cheese had absolutely NO lobster in it. The chef’s choice dessert was a sad tart (maybe store bought) filled with a mediocre/bland mousse/whipped cream and fruit to garnish on top. The service was extremely slow even though the restaurant wasn’t full. I felt like I was an inconvenience to my waiter, so I didn’t feel comfortable speaking up at all about my food and unpleasant experience.

The purpose of Restaurant Week is for customers to experience restaurants and menus in the Boston area. I was so excited to try this place, but I won’t be returning after the poor service and food.

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LL
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Nice ambience with good food. Wish they served bread, and offered pepper for the salad.

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LP
New England
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Went for Dine Out Boston - the app and main was great. I had the clam chowder, which was flavorful and full of bacon, and the salmon, which came with lots of lobster underneath. My friend had the butternut squash bisque and lobster Mac and cheese, which he loved. The drinks were delicious too. What we were super disappointed by was the dessert! The menu said “chefs choice,” which ended up being a store bought tart cookie thing with a little bit of grainy mousse in it and two blueberries on top - honestly it was embarrassing after the great meal we had and it was obvious they were skimping on the dessert option. Not impressed for Dine Out.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service! Small plates were amazing. Cioppini was filled with so much fresh seafood. It lived up to our expectations!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was good except it was extremely quiet - just a handful of tables and a few people at the bar at 7:15

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All dinner entries were wonderful!

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RJ
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Looks like it would be a great lunch spot. We ordered off the wine and Dine menu that had limited options but it was worth it for the price

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j
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

The food was excellent except it took quite a long time to arrive and to add insult to injury the table next to us order later and received their food faster. I mentioned that the food took a long time and our server was like a ghost not to be seen and they apologized but they were slammed. Oh yeah maximum occupancy is 280 and including us there was 32 people in the restaurant.

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JM
London
5 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Railstop is located convenient to my house and to public transportation. Parking is also available on the street or in a large adjacent parking lot. The ambiance is warm and very pleasant. On a Saturday night the noise level was surprisingly low, despite full attendance. Service was cordial and prompt. The prices are reasonable.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day was very well spent at Rail Stop. Our waiter was tentative and provided great suggestions. Our drinks and food were on point. Definitely a must go back on my list.

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