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The Rail House 1449
The Rail House 1449

The Rail House 1449 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://therailhouse.com
  • Email: therailhouse1449@aol.com
  • Phone: (732) 388-1699
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00pm -9:00pm

    Friday and Saturday: 5:00pm -10:00pm,

    Sunday: 4:00pm -8:00pm

    Saturday and Sunday Brunch Buffets for Private Parties...Held next door in the RAIL YARD CLUB CAR ANNEX

    We will gladly open for Lunch and Mondays to accommodate any special event..business lunch...or function that requires a daytime time slot. Please call the restaurant to schedule any private party-business lunch /dinner-holiday party-communion-baby/bridal shower/ rehearsal dinner/repass or that small intimate wedding with our Event Staff who is waiting to assist your individual needs. Our trained staff is highly proficient in coordinating any and all special requests to make YOUR EVENT that SPECIAL ONE TO REMEMBER..Casual or Fine dining- THE CHOICE IS YOURS!!!!
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, American, Steakhouse
  • Executive Chef: Chef Carlos
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: The Rail House welcomes all catering events both in-house or private. We can accommodate your every need. We are proud to be a venue for that small intimate wedding/bridal-baby shower/rehearsal dinner/private business lunch or dinner/anniversary/ birthday party/repass or holiday function. We will gladly cater your event at your personal location as well and customize any menu to suit your occasion. Our Brunch Buffet has become a favorite alternative to the sit-down dinner/luncheon for many who prefer that casual atmosphere. We will gladly customize our buffet choices to suit your menu needs.
  • Entertainment: We are proud to announce the opening of our next-door RAIL YARD/CLUB CAR addition that can accommodate up to 60 guests on 1 level with its 14ft ceilings, Large Screen TV's hard wood floors, brick walls, a custom oak bar that can sit 20 comfortably serving unique bourbon-scotch- whiskey and 50 Craft Beers, Our very popular Custom-Made Burgers is a favorite on our casual and affordable menu. Live music returns in this location Thurs-Fri-Sat nights along with themed dinners and sports events Don't forget to book your private parties for the holidays at either the cozy Rail House 1449 or the new more casual Club Car..the choice is yours!. SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET is now only available to those planning that very special private event. See website for menu selections.
  • Special Events & Promotions: JOIN US at our RAIL YARD/CLUB CAR NEW ADDITION LOCATED NEXT DOOR at 1443 Irving Street, Rahway, New Jersey 07065

    Our 5 Course Wine Dinners are scheduled every 5-6 weeks ..details can be found on our website

    Look for our THEME NIGHTS scheduled every 4-6 weeks

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Restaurant located downstairs from train platform on the Northbound side.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details:

    There is on street parking outside the restaurant. There is also a brand new public parking garage is located next door between the Rail House and the Indigo Hotel. The garage has entry located on both Main and Lewis Streets. Very convenient! Parking fees are also very reasonable
A word from The Rail House 1449
A completely renovated and updated `19th Century home, the charming Rail House 1449 is conveniently located in Rahway’s Arts District, across the street from the Rail Station. Critically acclaimed by the NY Times-Star Ledger-and the Wall Street Journal, The Rail House 1449- rated #1 for "Romantic" by Open Table- features 2 floors of dining that seats up to 50 people in eclectic surroundings. Our wine cellar also accommodates up to 11 people in a uniquely private setting. The Rail House 1449 is proud to use Premium Sterling Silver steaks. You can also feast on our Shrimp/Scallop/Snapper/Duck/Lamb/Chicken/Lobster creations. Warm up with our delicious winter soups including Sweet Potato with Candied Bacon or our Roasted Mushroom. Indulge afterwards with a new array of luscious desserts to complete your meal. We are pleased to"warm-up" this winter with "cooled down" pricing.The menu is complimented by tasteful cocktails and our wine list, available by the bottle and the glass. Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Reservation was messed by Open Table according to hostess. Original reservation was for two but changed ot 4 and confirmed by Open Table. There were only three of us but were told reservation was for two. No tables for three were available but we were able to extra chair at table for two. We had several glasses of wine and some bread but food never came. We were told they were down in staff and had party upstairs. Several excuses but that didn't help our appetite. Even the second basket of rolls was burned. They apologized and didn't charge for the wine but that's the least they could do. We won't go back after leaving hungry and eating P&J sandwiches at home. Not a good experience."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is the third time that my wife and I have been at the Rail House. It's been a great dining experience every time. The food and service are excellent. The dining room is romantic. Even though there were four tables full of patrons, the noise level was very low. It's always a great stop."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I found Railhouse 1449 last summer while doing an online search for restaurants in the area. I'm so glad I did! I was very impressed by the food, service and intimacy of this restaurant. The menus seem to change seasonally and while some dishes work better than others, the overall creativity and presentation are first rate. The ambiance is intimate.....definitely good for a romantic evening. The wait staff is attentive (without being intrusive), professional and knowledgeable. I heartily recommend visiting Railhouse 1449."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "While we were frequent diners at Restaurant David Drake, that culinary slice of heaven that used to occupy this space, we never really clicked with the Rail House 1449. Each time we went over the past couple of years, it seemed like the restaurant couldn't really decide what it wanted to be.. We decided to try again last weekend and were very pleasantly surprised and hopeful that the Rail House 1449 has finally found its groove. The food was very good and the portions were just right. The wine list is short, but there were some good selections, priced right. The atmosphere is truly lovely and the service was fantastic. When was the last time your waiter shook your hand and thanked you for coming in? We'll be back!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Been a regular here for the past few years with great results ... This time though, unfortunately mediocre at best. Service was still above average, but the food was more than disappointing. Paying the prices here should result in a very different result. Sadly, most likely won't return. Owner Bobbie still the best, but can't justify the cost for the poor meal."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was wonderful. Service was "sketchy" at best. We were at our table for a full 15 minutes before we were given menus. We had the Specials menu but nothing else when we were first seated. We were never given forks for the dessert (warm apple tart with vanilla ice cream.) So we used our spoons (?) Food was good but the service needs work."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The service was great. The food was very, very good. Our waiter Faylin was a gem and very knowledgeable about the food choices. The establishment goes way out of its way to accommodate the customers. For example, the restaurant closes at 10:00. A couple came in at 9:50 and they seated and served them with a smile without hesitation. We were a party of 6 celebrating a birthday. Everything was great. A definite for a comeback."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "I have wanted to eat here since it was a David Drake restaurant and for one reason or another just never have. We went here for the Saturday of Valentines weekend because they were having a full menu and not a holiday revision. When we arrived we were promptly greeted by a busboy who told us "Bobby" would be right with us. Well, Roberta is my new best restauranteur anywhere. This woman is the most gracious, caring, person I have ever met in all my dining years. What a pleasure to eat in her establishment. We talked about growing up in the area, living out of state and the resurgence of some projects her husband is involved in. But, to top it all off the food was fabulous! This is now on a list of regular establishments to visit. Go try it!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "The quality or food and service rivals any manhattan resturant and should be worthy of a few Michelin stars. Our experience started off with bourbon and pino, both were well poured and high quality. We moved onto friend calimari and zucchin which was perfectly hot and crisp paired with a splendid spicy duck sauce. Soup was roasted mushroom and was perfectly done. We split a Cesar salad which was good, but a bit bland, would have expected more of a kick there. Main course was fettuccini Alfredo and the short ribs. Both were to die for. I added a dogfish head peircing pills for dessert and my wife elected for the death by chocolate cake. All in all a spectacular anniversary dinner!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "My husband and I love this restaurant. We found it by mistake last month and consider it a treasure. Food is delicious and presentation is wonderful. They have taken great care in training the staff which shows from the moment you are seated. You are not rushed and have amble time between courses. Tables are a little tight but it all works."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The wines were reasonably priced. House salad, risotto, and mac and cheese appetizers were all great as we're the main courses of duck, scallops, and short ribs. Desserts were very good as was the coffee. The waiter was attentive to our needs. Great restaurant."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "overall a very good place to eat for a party of 6. good food, good service."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "Been going for years. Always can count on the restaurant for an enjoyable meal. Was a little worried on my last visit (food was not up to their usual standards and thought maybe they were paying too much attention to the bar next door). Went this weekend, and had an extremely delicious meal from start to finish. Thank you Bobbie, always, for a wonderful time."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "After being welcomed into a quiet side room, where we could actually hear each other talk, the specials were described and the menu discussed. The waiter helped with choices, and each was beautifully presented and as delicious as it looked. The wine list had numerous reasonably priced wines; our choice was excellent. We were never rushed, sat and visited for hours, and thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening."
    Dined on 12/20/2013
  • "It was our first time in the restaurant and was pleasantly surprised of the location, quality of food and service. We plan in coming back and perhaps bring some friends too."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "Food was very good. Service needs SERIOUS polishing. Waited for menus upon seating.Hostess not very "hospitable." Almost barreled me over after she "showed" us the table that we were sitting at. Went for a very special celebration and had to locate a member of the wait staff for another glass of wine. We were left alone in our own room (which was kind of nice) but we and to had been forgotten about. For the prices they charge (I have no problem paying for good food) the service and attention of the wait staff and hostess needs some serious improvement. I go out to dine quite often, and although the food was good, it wasn't worth the aggravation of having to deal with sub par service. In this kind of place you would expect perfection."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "The Rail House is a great place to take your spouse/sgnificant other to celebrate a special occasions. This is a wonderful, small, intimate place. The service was excellebt. They did not rush you. While the menu is limited the choices and quality are excellent. We expect to be back many times."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "$200 for four people all four entrees were terrible"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "Recently my sister and her husband came from NYC to take my boyfriend and me out to dinner to celebrate his Bday He picked Rail House because we wanted to try it and it's right by the train station. Service was excellent, attentive without being pushy. Food was fabulous. We all thoroughly enjoyed everything that we ordered, spinach fondue to start, duck breast for the guys and bacon wrapped monkfish for the ladies plus a couple of desserts for the table (complete with birthday candle) We had a lovely evening and didn't realize until we were leaving at about 10:30 that we were the last customers left and nobody ever tried to rush us out. I'm always nervous bringing people to a place that I have not tried and Rail House did not disappoint."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Had a great dinner. Wife had Strip Steak and she was pleased. I had the bacon wrapped Monk Fish. Thought it was just a wee bit dry...even thought it was wrapped in great bacon...it was on the dry side. Service was good and attentive but again, we were the only people inside at 6PM. Granted that is early but we ahd tickets for a show in Rahway (Bubble Boy). I really enjoyed the Cesar Salad (dressing was very good). No music though...should have some soft background music. Got very quite. Drinks were expensive...but you expect that in a "white tablecloth" restaurant. Would certainly go again for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Went on a Wednesday and had the prix fixe meal. Excellent food and service. Great choices and portions. Will definitely be back"
    Dined on 11/6/2013