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About 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.

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.

1305 West 7th Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, Seafood, Burgers

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

Cross Street:
Victoria

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(651) 228-1408

Website:
http://www.bennettschopandrailhouse.com/

Entertainment:
Live Jazz the Last Tuesday of every month.

Catering:
From Box Lunches to Wedding Receptions, let Bennett's Cater your group needs.

Parking Details:
Parking provided in our secure lot and plenty of on-street parking available.

Public Transit:
Buss Stop three blocks from our front Door.

Executive Chef:
Michael Morrelli

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Bennett's provides Free shuttle service to all Minnesota Wild, Vikings, Twins, Gopher Football and Xcel Energy Center Concert events

Bennett's Chop & Railhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

3.9

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Comfort Food (29)
Casual (28)
Neighborhood Gem (25)
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Fun (20)
Special Occasion (16)
Good for a Date (15)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Bar Seating (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Cozy (10)
Good for Groups (10)
Quick Bite (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Business Meals (8)
Kid-friendly (7)
Live Sports (7)
Happy Hour (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Authentic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Great Beer (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Romantic (2)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food, hidden gem I think, will he back again!

Tags: Business Meals, Fun, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, People Watching
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·Dined 7 days ago

Great food and service from everyone we met.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 7, 2018

It was a fabulous meal and the staff were amazing!

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Food is good, price is reasonable, nice portions. Service was disappointing. A couple next to us actually got up and left when they hadn’t been waited on for a long period. Servers were pleasant but tried to take our plates by grabbing them and then asking if we were finished. We had only had our meal for a short period and were obviously still eating. Would go back if service improved.

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Did the all you can eat snow crab leg. Kind of pricey. $37.95 but it was good and it comes with sides. Service was good. It's always plus when service is good. To me it's really important to have good food and good service. Good service really makes up for a some bad things. Not saying this place was bad but in general.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Live Sports, Late-night Find, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual, Fun, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was unfortunate that because it was an event night specials and happy hours were canceled:( I wish I had known that. and I don't think they should be. Other than that I love it there and will always go there regardless.

Tags: Happy Hour, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Fabulous, Delicious, our “go to place” because we know whatever we order it will be delicious!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Quick Bite, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports, Casual, Fun, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went here for NYE because we had been here a couple of years ago and the food was good. Drinks were fairly priced and the service was good. It was the same this time. The place is small for the number of tables. I had to return my steak because it was not done enough, but this was promptly corrected.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Not much for ambiance, but the food is outstanding. My favorite is the seafood pot pie. It is out of this world!
Also a great place for those of us that want to keep an eye on sports while dining. TV's allow for viewing from almost any seat in the place. Street parking is available and convenient.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Good waiter. Great dessert. Nice lovely salad. Good filet.
Thanks

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Love that they have a shuttle to the Wild game!

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Great food, better service. Lots of Martinis to choose from.

Tags: Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Our food wasn’t very hot-seems to be a trend-we often have this problem when we go out. Our server wasn’t on top of things either. We will go back and try again. We seem to like Bennett’s best during a none busy time when we can relax at the bar.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Went with a group of friends and had such a great time! The service was warm and friendly and the food was awesome! The Filet and Lobster tail was amazing. Can’t wait to go back. Thanks Cory and staff!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Awesome local hangout that really goes all out to satisfy the customer. Really recommend the prime rib on Saturday night!!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 15, 2017

My boyfriend and I frequent this restaurant often however this visit and our last the steaks were not done as well, or to our liking, as in previous visits. Mine was overdone for a "medium" filet and his was underdone for a "medium" NY Strip. His was also a really tough cut - not nearly as tender as in our initial visits. We were hoping for consistency and that this would be our new St. Paul steak place but I fear we may be looking for another place - for steaks that is. (Mancini's used to be the place, but that too has gone done hill). We shall give this another shot for the "three strikes and you're out" type of deal. I do highly recommend this restaurant for their brunch, however. Delicious and scrumptious options all the way around!!!

Tags: Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Great experience. I commented about how nice it was to be able to see in the restaurant. They had their Christmas lights up...I wish they would leave them up. In fact it was the first time I noticed how beautiful the wood floors were...I never noticed them before because you could never really see them due to it being so dark normally.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 10, 2017

3rd time food amazing Seating is tight if your an avarge size male. Little loud. Will come back

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

First time, quite disappointed. New server and it showed. Table was by the door & bar. Noisy and every time door opened a blast of cold air came in, asked to be moved but were told no. Ribs were OK, the chicken was overcooked and dry and the steak was ordered Med but came out Rare. Server never checked back. We will NOT return.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great spot for pregame. Great quality food, full entree or apps at low prices. Old school dinner club feel, great for conversation. Shuttle to Xcel and back and you can bring your drink onboard! Free parking in neighborhood with plenty of open places on street. No traffic to or from restaurant removed any stress with getting to the game. Whether you want to impress your date or catch up with an old buddy, this is a great choice!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Love this neighborhood bar/restaurant on W 7th. Great food, drinks, service. Owner Joe takes good care to hire the right folks to bring it together. He even drives the free shuttle to Wild games. See you next month!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Great pot pies . . . Both of them. Great carrot cake! Good drinks, beer and wine.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Table was ready at reservation time. Service was a wee bit slow but food was great. The carrot cake was one of the best we've had.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Okay food. Average service. Limited tap beers(didn’t have any domestic, lite options). No big deal. I wouldn’t rush back.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Riding the free shuttle to a Wild Game was super convenient. Food was fantastic too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2017

One of our favorite places. Service is prompt & pleasant. The food is good with many options for all tastes. Best of all, the prices are reasonable.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Casual, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food and service were both excellent. It's a little loud but a fun place for a casual dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great food and value. A nice neighborhood supper club/bar. Service is mediocre but polite. Noise can be an issue on busy nights.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Great food and service but too noisey for coversation

Tags: Authentic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food was extra great this evening. Martinis always superb. Server was still learning, but pleasant and helpful.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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·Dined on October 26, 2017

My friend and I both orders the sirloin steak medium well, his was under cooked and mine was over cooked.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Live Sports, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Excellent service!! Employees are quite friendly!!

Tags: Live Sports, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was awesome as always. I had the filet and my friend had the scallops. Was a birthday dinner and they brought out a cookie/ice cream sundae. Was very nice and totally surprised her. Always have a great experience here.

Tags: Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

It was a fun and great experience- we celebrated a birthday - our server very sweet

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great neighborhood location, food and service always good. The chop salad is not to be missed.

Tags: Bar Seating, Fun
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

My husband and I have been to Bennett's a number of times. Their steaks are great and we've never had a problem with service, although we have gotten to the restaurant, found that there was an hour wait for a table, and chose to go elsewhere. This past Saturday night was stressful. We had made a reservation a day ahead of time but there was no table when we arrived. We were soon seated next to the bar with a rowdy crowd and a sport event on the TVs. We had a direct view of what was going on in the kitchen. We must have sat for 15 minutes before our server took our drink order. Then it took her another 15 minutes to take our food order. It was an hour and 15 minutes from the time we were seated until our food arrived. My friend's steak was cooked medium well instead of medium rare, but the server never came back to check on how we were doing. He didn't enjoy his meal, and upon his request, was comped for the meal. Instead of enjoying our experience, we were anxious to leave, and I felt bad for my friends since I was the one who had suggested the restaurant. This was not a typical Bennett's experience. However, I will not return on a Saturday evening.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Live Sports
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Food is always awesome...the tomohawk ribeyes is the best in the area...we love this place!!!

Tags: Bar Seating
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·Dined on October 4, 2017

Food was OK. They could clean the bathrooms and separate the bar from the dining area with some cheap sound barriers. Noise from the bar was high.

Tags: Casual
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Another great meal at a cool neighborhood bar/restaurant.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 10, 2017

First time dining at Bennett's and we really enjoyed the evening. A rare Saturday night with no concert/ game crowd so our table was waiting for us when we arrived.
Everything was priced fairly, and the food was as we expected. People... this isn't a high end steak house. It is a family owned neighborhood restaurant that I believed provided a good value and food that was on point.
I will be back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem
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