Railstop Restaurant & Bar

4.4
174 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Please note that we will be closed starting at 2PM on Monday, January 7 and will resume normal business hours on Tuesday, January 8. Thank you!

Lunch: Daily: 11:30-4PM;
Dinner: Sunday- Wednesday:5PM-9PM;Thursday- Saturday: 5PM-10PM
Bar Bites Menu: Sunday-Wednesday 4PM to 5PM, 9PM to 10PM. Thursday-Saturday 4PM-5PM, 10PM-11PM.
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Phone number
(617) 254-0044
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking can be found all along Guest Street, or in the Warrior Ice Arena parking garage. Validation for the parking garage is provided at the host stand inside Rail Stop.
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Public transit
The Boston Landing Station which is a quick 200 yard walk from our front door can be accessed through the Framingham/Worcester MBTA line.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 174 People Are Saying
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AC
New England
91 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well appointed, great food, great service, great wine. A real gem for this neighborhood. Will be back!!!!

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AD
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Second time for dinner, delicious food, wine was great- BUT- the bootlegs of wine and selection is ridiculously priced, sorry! I’ve traveled a lot, been to many restaurants, not disappointed but truly way over priced for bottles of many of the reds! I will be back for the food and excellent service no doubt.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food was fabulous. Our server was outstanding. The kitchen was SLOW!!! We waited almost 45 minutes for a burger and a salad. I shared my feedback with the hostess on the way out. She apologized and Said they were ‘busy’. Saturday night. No wait. Empty tables. Wouldn’t say that was busy. Go if you have time - the food is worth it. Just don’t count on a speedy kitchen.

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M
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I enjoyed our first visit to Railstop. There is a variety of food options, the beer and wine list is fairly deep and reasonably priced, and we could talk without shouting. The design is also attractive. It's definitely a place we will return to.

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MZ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

New Year’s eve, perfect dining experience. Easy to converse, interesting cocktails, helpful and attentive staff.

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d
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

good location, good service, great food, easy parking nice ambience.

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RD
New England
56 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never had a meal here that wasn't excellent which is why we keep coming back.

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T
New England
8 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Orders 2 martinis and both were poured to at least 1/2 inch from top of glass. Waiter removed candles from all the tables while people were still eating. Steak wasn’t as tender as the last two times I ordered it. Disappointed.

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F
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly this place is amazing. Go here if you’re looking to impress someone with amazing drinks and food.

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KR
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Remarkably good chicken wings...wonderful luncheon menu...magnificent Reuben sandwich...outstanding server...great lunch spot

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BL
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The restaurant was mostly empty yet we were seated next to a boisterous group of 20 having a holiday party. Really? The hosts need training on how to spread the customers out.

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F
New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious menu with a little twist. Great service and great location. The restaurant is fun and upbeat without being really loud.

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JB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 2ambience 5

The room is beautiful , the drinks are excellent , the food is solid. The people are very nice and accommodating but the service is (has been three times now) slow. I will continue to return because it’s not crowded and food and drink are reliable - parking is easy too.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service.

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AM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lyndon waiter was professional and great! Manager, Paulo was super nice and made us feel welcomed!!

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ME
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quiet upscale ambiance - new gluten free options get an A+.

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HX
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I liked the food and ambiance. It's the service at the beginning that was confusing. We didn't have a waiter for about 5 minutes. I had to ask for someone to come take our order. But the food, drinks and dessert were amazing! Will be back again.

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SQ
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a wonderful time! The restaurant is new and clean. The food was delicious and our waitress was awesome. I highly recommend Rail Stop!

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JB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place that slowly being discovered

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AR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food and drinks were expensive for what they were. Food was inconsistent with the Cod being very bland and unappealing. Clam pasta was very good. Very nice physical space and bar. But, not worth the money.

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j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good meal had the cod loin service was very good excellent rolls

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SA
New England
8 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Hostess was not very pleasant. Food was not cooked right. Waiter was very nice but the food did not come out as ordered.

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NG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Very convenient to Boston College football shuttle bus stop! Great pre-game meal!

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DS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great weekday special that can't be beat. Everything was great. Terrific cocktail choices and execution.

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DF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to this restaurant at the last minute choice, but I m completely satisfied. I will recommand it 300%.

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EK
New England
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed our last visit much better. My short rib was extra fatty and mashed potatoes were cold. Service was just OK.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and great ambiance

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional from the time we walked in till we left. Food was excellent! Choices were plentiful both food and alcohol-wise. We are looking forward to returning!

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t
New England
136 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time today at the Rail Stop. Owen was fantastic. Kudos to the management, we appreciate the wonderful gesture today. Food was top notch as always.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was average at best. Great staff that seemed to work well together. Nice place for apps and a drink.

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JI
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The waiter was very slow and we had to pack up our food for a game. We got there at 5:45, ordered by 6:20 and had to ask for it to be packed up at 7:15. Not good

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s
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, creative mixology, nice ambience and good parking options. I've been here twice previously for business lunches, and gladly came back for a nice dinner with my wife. Recommended.

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CP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was really delicious but the service was very very very slow. If the restaurant had been busy I could overlook the slow service but it was dead in there.

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JB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great , parking was easy Has not been found yet by either Bostonians or the suburbs

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M
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The Railstop is still relatively new. The restaurant is beautiful. The have an extensive cocktail menue. The menu selection is good but the quality of the food is very average. Lobster mac and cheese was soupy with little lobster. Lobster roll was pretty bland. Having said that the wait staff is very attentive. Nice too that there is an option of small plates.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Super-friendly and great drinks!

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam, our server was phenomenal. He made fantastic recommendations and was incredibly engaging and helpful!

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was attentive and the manager not only stopped by to check on us but was helping take orders and make sure everyone was delighted. The barrel aged Manhattan was exceptional. The food was really good and there was something on the menu for everyone.

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DB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Still working out the kinks service wise. Food is good, but I can find similar entrees for cheaper around the city.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Friendly staff, great food and drinks in a lovely atmosphere. What more do you want?

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