At The Rail

4.4
478 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor & Outdoor dining available. At the Rail Wine Bar & Grille offers a Contemporary American Cuisine, featuring Signature Crab Cakes and an array of Creative menu items. Our award winning wine list highlights beautiful wines from around the globe. From novice to expert, we have the perfect wine for you. Come enjoy hand-crafted cocktails at our dramatic antique bar from 1904 or enjoy an award winning view from our Veranda deck, which overlooks our championship golf course. Remember, we’re not private, only our recipes are. Our dress code is smart casual/country club casual, we ask that no hats be worn in the dining room during dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 478 people are saying
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LindaM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I had dinner here to celebrate his birthday on Thursday evening and totally enjoyed it. My husband’s steak was juicy and tender, and I had the coconut shrimp which was a special dish. I would absolutely recommend the coconut shrimp if it’s on the menu again sometime. The shrimp were huge, perfectly prepared and had a lovely drizzle of siracha sauce on top. Our server was pleasant and attentive. We were pleased that the restaurant was only moderately filled on Thursday so that we were able to enjoy the live piano music and our own conversation. If you want a pleasant dinner out, come on a weeknight; Friday and Saturday evenings are for those who enjoy noise and yelling to the person right next to you.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything I took a bite of on this menu changed my life! Go, go right now.

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KellyAnnT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say but "WOW!!!" It's a shame we can't give them more than 5 stars for they certainly deserve it.
We had an intimate courthouse wedding and made reservations for the party to dine at At The Rail afterwards. They allowed my brother-in-law to drop off our wedding cake earlier that day, which they graciously set up for us on a small table beside ours. We were treated like royalty by the staff as they helped us set up a champagne toast and even helped us take care of the cake. Everyone that we encountered that evening was absolutely amazing. I've never seen a more welcoming and friendly staff. They certainly made this new bride feel like a queen on her wedding day.
We, without a doubt, recommend At The Rail to anyone looking for a special occasion outing, date night or just a casual dinner out. You won't be sorry. The food and the service are absolutely phenomenal! We have certainly added At The Rail to our list of favorites for sure!

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BarbaraM
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Our waitress was awesome! The table out on the balcony was nice (except for the lantern bugs, but they can’t help for them). The food is just not very good. The scallops were not good. My husbands bratwurst was very tasteless. My French onion soup was mediocre at best, not beef-y enough. The potato leek soup wasn’t bad. Even my Caesar dressing on my salad was not very good. I wish the food was better, cause we like the place.

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Linda
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Have eaten here before (for dinner twice and once for lunch), but returned this time for us to treat a friend to lunch. Looked at menu on 2 different sites and both showed your nice chicken salad sandwich on wheat-berry bread - but it wasn't on the menu at all this visit (but was when I was previously there for lunch). Waitress was very helpful and offered to ask the kitchen if it was possible to make 3 chicken salad sandwiches (we told her we would order something else if not available). Sandwiches were brought to the table and looked delicious. They were delicious, except - the bread was hard as a rock. None of us mentioned this to the waitress since she was so gracious to fill our request. Our desserts (huge pieces of carrot cake) were wonderful. Unfortunately, the music was way, way too loud. Even though there were just the 3 of us seated at your normal sized small, square table; we all had trouble hearing each other due to the loud music - had to keep asking each other to repeat what they said. Only a few other tables were occupied, so the noise wasn't coming from the other customers. When rating the sound on your scale, the loudest was indicated as "Energetic" - but it was really "Deafening"

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Kathie
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience2

I've eaten there several times over the years and I thought this particular menu was strange (wasn't expecting the former buffet fare). The value was poor and the cost too high, in my opinion, based on what we had to eat. I ordered Caesar Salad and the kitchen had no Romaine/Iceberg lettuce. I had a regular salad with Caesar Dressing and some sort of crispy things but not croutons.

I could not, at this time, recommend At the Rail to another family member or friend. This saddens me because of many happy memories associated with Delaware Park.
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KellyAnnT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We checked out the restaurant as we are looking for a place to have an intimate dinner after a courthouse wedding. The atmosphere is cozy, the pianist was delightful, the staff was friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We highly recommend At the Rail to anyone and looking forward to celebrating our wedding there.

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PaulLocal
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a satisfied customer. Excellent service and great food.

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FYI411
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Outside dining overlooking the golf course was an enjoyable luncheon experience.

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paulal
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was cold. Bacon not crisp as ordered. Sourdough toast wasn't toasted.
Don't get Brunch here

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spouse 65tj BD

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PhilipG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good menu. More suited for lunch and dinner.
Great atmosphere and service.
Will definitely go again.

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vipJustOkay
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Just ok - not worth going back. Took a long time for food to come out. They close at 8pm so last call is 7:45pm. They were known for their crab cakes but they weren’t on the menu. Lobby is stark and dingy. Can’t imagine having a wedding there. The place looks like they are closing up. Display cabinets empty and dusty, old, fake greenery. They obviously are not trying.

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sandyc
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone loved the food and drinks great service and a piano player check out the flatbread and Bavaria pretzel

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Melissa
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch for my adult daughters birthday . It was great! Our waitress was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very great prompt service and food was delish

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PhilipG
Atlantic City
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat and great food. Will definitely go again!

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KateC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious, waitstaff was pleasant. The service was slow.

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AnnieT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Pasta embarrassingly overcooked- crunchy… was replaced when asked but new pot of pasta required and two people had finished their meal when third and pasta dish appeared. 2 filet orders were of different temperatures- served to wrong order- overall the food was tasty but human factor brought overall experience 180 degrees from previous impressions. Dining room was very crowded- staffing minimal. Seemed unprepared for the crowd.

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vipShirl
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! The scallops were amazing, and the fettuccine was perfect!

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was alittle upset that the crab cake had been removed from the menu… that was my main reason for choosing the rail. But the filet made up for the loss.. it was delicious

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Today27
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a pleasant dinner at At The Rail. Laura our server was attentive without hovering. Food exactly as we ordered. Lovely evening.

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LindaM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

At The Rail has excellent food, service and decor. Unfortunately it has poor acoustics and always seems to be very noisy in the dining room. While I like the restaurant, the noise is a major drawback.

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GeorgeMallet
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering

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vipMLHEM
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Dining room really dark, so we opted for outside seating. Two of us were seated at a huge outdoor table big enough for six? We saw smaller tables in a roped-off section. Consequently, when the server approached, it was from behind us, so we couldn’t see her. Never moved to the opposite side of the table so we could see her. Never gave her name. She was friendly and pleasant, though.

Food was best part of the evening: avocado toast (shared, no side plate offered), crab cake, short rib. Carrot cake just ok.

One thing off-putting: they ran out of the wine I was drinking and when I got my second glass, the server substituted a different wine without telling me. Not sure how any server in this level restaurant would think that was ok.

Despite the food being good, overall the evening was just so-so.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Disappointed in the food: no crackers served with the bland clam chowder and no lettuce served with the shrimp tacos. Also, very little shredded cheese came with the tacos. Breaded red snapper sandwich was okay, but too thin to have a moist texture.

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PaulM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as usual. Always a good spot to meet someone for lunch.

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DebraW
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to eat. Great service, nice, safe atmosphere. Staff attentive.

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Marvin
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Unique dishes. Highly recommended.

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cake1963
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for brunch as advertised on their website but when we got there no brunch was being served. The website should have been updated. Once past that the food was good!

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HelenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phillip as great! The entire staff is wonderful and the food excellent !

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vipPASS
Baltimore
30 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our brunch at The Rail. The last time we ate there was early March right before the shut-down. We will be pleased when there are more breakfast menu items, understanding that the Brunch we remember will probably not return anytime soon.
However, the shrimp omelet was wonderful and our waitress exceptionally helpful.

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HelenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phillip is a wonderful server! The entire staff is great!

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JohnnyO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoying dinner with background live piano music contributed to a lovely evening. Food was good and service was impeccable.

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FrankM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There we three of us eating lunch together for the first time in about 15 months. We chose The Rail because its service and food are consistently very good. the wait staff is friendly and accomodating. Parking is easy and the prices are reasonable.

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HelenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Staff remembered us. Food was delicious!!!

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vipPattiC
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a great value. We all had the filet. Cooked to our personal perfection. The atmosphere is quiet and upscale. The piano player was on point. It is hard to get good coffee, it was great!

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GregR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Casual, excellent food. Nice atmosphere, quiet.
Tables well spaced for Covid-19. I think one of the wait staff may have called off because our waitress was very busy. She could have used some help, and the host did help.
Shrimp tacos were delicious and perfect for a casual, early dinner.

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HelenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usaual we had a great time and delicious food!

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PattiA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely

FAQs

At The Rail offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 994-6700 ext. 3.

At The Rail is rated 4.4 stars by 478 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.