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Bennett's Chop & Railhouse
Bennett's Chop & Railhouse

Bennett's Chop & Railhouse Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bennettschopandrailhouse.com
  • Phone: (651) 228-1408
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Saturday: 9:00am - 11:00am, Sunday: 9:00am - Noon; Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood, Burgers
  • Executive Chef: Michael Morrelli
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: From Box Lunches to Wedding Receptions, let Bennett's Cater your group needs.
  • Private Party Facilities: Bennett's offers a Semi-Private room for groups from 20 - 80. We also rent the entire facility for groups between 60 - 100. Contact the restaurant for all of your private dining needs. Customized menus and themes available
  • Private Party Contact: Meghan Bennett (651) 228-1408
  • Entertainment: Live Jazz the Last Tuesday of every month.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Bennett's provides Free shuttle service to all Minnesota Wild, Vikings, Twins, Gopher Football and Xcel Energy Center Concert events

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Victoria
  • Public Transit: Buss Stop three blocks from our front Door.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking provided in our secure lot and plenty of on-street parking available.
A word from Bennett's Chop & Railhouse
In every city, there is a natural gathering spot for city folk and neighborhood people in the know. This place in Saint Paul is know as Bennett's Chop & Railhouse. Located on West Seventh & Victoria, it is the perfect meeting place of uptown and downtown, of quiet neighborhood and big city lights.r />
It's called a chophouse because it specializes in a casual steakhouse atmosphere with top-of-the-line cuts of the finest meats. It is a Rail-house because it is on the old railroad line serving the city and rail drinks (as well as top brands) are served in the convivial atmosphere of the horseshoe bar.

And of course Bennett's is Bennett's because owners Joe and Meghan Bennett ensure that welcoming hospitality is always served. They have taken their decades of experiences with leading hospitality brands and translated it into an intimate venue where you're not only a customer, but more importantly, a welcome guest.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "I found this place by accident. We wanted to eat at a restuarant near Cosettas and could not get in until 7. I looked on line for places near by and this one came up. It had great reviews and decided to try it. We loved it. The martinis were large. The cheesy potatoes, chopped salad and steak were to die for. The chef came to our table to see how our food was. We will return and bring more of our friends. As other have said on line, from the outside it does not look like much but great atmosphere inside."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The prime rib was very good. I would suggest it to anyone who enjoys good prime rib. I was disappointed they didn't accept my coupon because it was a "special event night. The restaurant runs bus trips to sports events and concerts. I was not aware of the fact they would not accept my coupon when I made the reservation. This wouldn't stop me from going back to Bennetts."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Heading to a concert in St Paul, we were looking for a nice place to eat before the show. We found Bennett's on the web and were delighted that the food was excellent! I had the filet and my husband had the 22 oz ribeye! Sooo good! It has a neighborhood type atmosphere, not fancy but perfect for a date night!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The server was very pleasant and the service was very good. The prime rib special was a good value. Not a fancy place but a nice neighborhood type of restaurant. A bit noisy as the dining room is not separated from the bar. There were some very loud customers at the bar. We'll be back to try it again sometime."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "the food was excellent, the house salad was extremely good. exceptional martini blends. Very pleasant waitresses. The flat iron steak was excellent. Great service"
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Located on West 7th Street west of downtown St. Paul this well known iconic establishment continues to serve up solid food as it has done for years and years. The tenderloin medallion "sliders" commonly referred to a "Little Charlies" are tender and juicy with onions and a little horseradish sauce to jazz them up. There is also the Trio Medley consisting of three tenderloin medallions (sans bun) with a roasted wild mushroom bleu cheese sauce on one, caramelized onions and bernaise sauce on another, and lastly, one with a horseradish sauce. other wonderful standards are the braised ribs, Cajun meatloaf and chicken pot pie. A great neighborhood bar scene filled with locals all night long. Great place and a must stop in St. Paul."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "The food at Bennett's is incredible! The filet was so tender, and the chicken kiev is always a favorite! Don't forget the crab cakes for an app!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "When we first pulled up, I was worried. Place doesn't look like much from the outside, but once you walk in it was charming. Small inside, cozy. Service was great. I dropped my phone in the toilet while there and the bartender brought out a bag if rice! Food was delish, served with a smile and timely. I would highly recommend and will be back!"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "This was our first time at Bennett's and we were pleasantly surprised. Appearances are of a normal, neighborhood bar and restaurant. Nothing fancy but just very comfortable. We were greeted promptly and even though we were a bit early for our reservation time, we were seated right away. The staff was very friendly and the food was terrific. We will definitely be back again."
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "This was our first time dining here and we were not disappointed. Everything was exceptional!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Bennett's brings us luck so I tell everyone to come to Bennett s for pregame and post game fun!! "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "We love going here because Joe treats everyone like family! Great food and great service! "
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Mother's Day Brunch - had reservation for noon. Told that we would be notified when ready. They then told ALL tables it was ready at 12:30pm. Stood in line for another 15 min. Very disappointing..."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "I have been to this place four times since February, ans I plan on visiting much more; my fiance and I love this place."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "Shrimp appetizers were very good. The food was good and the service was excellent."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "We had a great time! We plan to return in the future. I will recommend it to friends and business associates. The soup was just so so. A little bread. French or a roll would be nice. The staff was friendly, fast and courteous. The bus service was great. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Extensive menu and food is very good. Chopped Salad is the best I've ever had. Husband had Pot Pie. Vey good, as well. Jambalaya Soup ok, but sure wasn't anything close to Jambalaya so not sure where the name came from. Order the homemade carrot cake....so good! Place was packed! "
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "The service is always very good and the food is also. I go there for the Chopped Chef Salad and my husband for the steak..never disappointed."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Visited restaurant before Wild game and was delighted with their delicious food. Complimentary shuttle to game was very slow on pickup but overall experience was worth the wait. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "Bennett's is awesome. Food, staff and ambiance is just excellent. Discovered Bennett's about 6 months ago and its now our favorite place to go."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "My Wife and I really enjoyed our experience at Bennett's. The drinks were excellent, the food was very good, and the atmosphere was fun. We will plan on going back soon!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "We had reservations (good idea if you are going on a game night) and were seated right away, our drinks came out quick as well as the food. The place was alive as the Wild were playing that night (we were going to the game). The food was delicious! We got the Juicy Lucy & the Jucy Juanita both were great! Our server asked if we were taking the shuttle and got our bill to us quick so we could catch the next one leaving. The driver of the shuttle was quick to get us down to the game and pick us back up. There is not a lot of parking so be prepared to park on the street but it was awesome that they offer shuttle service so you aren't paying upword of $20 just to park near the Xcel Center. "
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "Great pot pie and chopped salad. Fun off the beaten path find."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "We had a party of 6 for my Birthday on Saturday, April 5. We arrived during "lunch" time, but given we were hoping for steaks, we were welcomed to order from the dinner menu. The server was very attentive but not intrusive. Very friendly and professional. Salads were great. House Chopped salad is amazing. Bleu Cheese dressing HAS TO BE made in-house. We had NY Strips and Filets Mignon, as well as a Chicken Alfredo. Au Gratin Potatoes were wonderful. And the steaks. Wow. I had a Strip. On the rare side of med-rare. I think I could have cut it with my fork. I chose not to, just because it may have looked a bit awkward. Dessert? I'm sure they are fantastic as well. But who had room?!!! EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE!!! Thank you!!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Loved it! Corey was an awesome server! He was very attentive and new the menu well. Joel Bennett came around and touched every table in a very genuine and casual manner. I love seeing this in restaurants. It shows that they care about the experience of each guest. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Not an impressive exterior but inside Bennett's is like a place where everyone knows your name. Lively with a lot of TVs. The food is very good, and the steaks were as good as we have had lately even compared to some of the higher end places. Our waitress was outstanding, anticipated needs and was just lively enough herself to fit into the atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Great home cooking, superior cocktails, awesome service-the wait staff has been there for some time and they make you feel at home. Try the Brazilian Cosmo...will make you like you are in Mexico,,"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Great Rib eye and get Corey as your server Bennett’s Ahh! I have been eating at Bennett’s for years now and this is my first review. The bar tending staff, if you not a weekly regular could use a little Dale Carnegie training. BUT the wait staff is great always makes you feel welcome and they know the menu. For the first time I had the Tomahawk Rig eye. Now when you look at the menu and see $ 38.00 for a steak you think WOW. But it was worth every penny. Tender juicy and not over spiced to let the flavor of the meat shine. The Beef rib is outstanding and the house sirloin for the money you can’t go wrong."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This was our first meal at Bennett's and we'll be back. We had a NY strip and the Scallops/Risotto. The steak was good, but not great. The scallops were really good, but I could have gone for a couple more at that price. The side chopped salad is absolutely wonderful as was a curry potato/ham soup. We'll definitely be back, but will try other items on the menu."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Bennett's is a hidden gem. The food is good and it has a welcome feel. We dined with friends before a Wild game and took the shuttle bus to and fro. This is a great way to go."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Very friendly staff. We were a huge group of people and everything was handled promptly. Food was very good for the price."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Went to WIld/Pens game that night and went to Bennett's before for dinner. I parked for free on the street and they had a bus that took us right to the Xcel arena. After the game, the bus driver took us back to Bennett's. The chopped salad was AMAZING and the crabcakes were so delicious. Great fun with all the hockey fans at the bar."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Myself and 3 friends celebrate birthday dinners each year together. Birthday girl gets to choose the restaurant. Chose the restaurant for neighborhood feel and fish fry both of which we're fabulous!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "For an old traditional neighborhood bar, this place has GREAT food. Not your usual burger and a beer type of place. The sandwiches all have a unique sauce or interesting ingredient. Salads are wonderful. Try the truly home made chicken pot pie. Service is prompt and very friendly. One of our favorite spots."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We made a reservation on a recommendation and were really pleased. We had a great booth in the corner for the 4 of us and had a great evening. I will definitely come back again. Service was great and food was outstanding. Great neighborhood spot."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "A family gathering ( 10) . Food was great. Our server was a young gal who did an excellent job!! We had made reservations late. So they only had the one gal, but again she did a great job!! I heard no complaints from anyone."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "The Prime Rib and Juicy Luicy were excellent, I would definitely recommend the dining experience. I did feel the drinks were a little steep in price, however; I live in Wisconsin were alcohol is cheep and flows like water so I may be wrong."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The restaurant was packed and loud, but after a short wait we were seated in a decent area away from the bar which was a little better. Had the salmon appetizer and fish meal - both were excellent."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The environment was awkwardly cramped. It was loud and the waitstaff Had a hard time hearing our orders. The clam chowder was wonderful so I tied the fish fry. I had to change my roger after the Mrs. Pauls-like patties showed up cold and undercooked. The filet I replaced it with was deliteful but I'd have reservations about their food consistency."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Outstanding food, great place. As other reviews indicate, service is slow."
    Dined on 3/17/2014