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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

4.6

service

4.4

ambience

3.9

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (20)
Casual (19)
Comfort Food (13)
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Fun (12)
Special Occasion (8)
Good for a Date (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Live Sports (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Good for Groups (5)
People Watching (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Kid-friendly (4)
Cozy (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Great for Lunch (3)
Authentic (2)
Business Meals (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 6 days ago

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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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 8, 2017

We walked inside & found a very small, open & loud dining room. Some people were standing around talking like they were in a bar.
Our waitress neglected to tell us about the specials & although friendly enough, she was nothing to brag about.
We ordered sandwiches & thought they were just ok; the fries were tasty.
Honestly, I don't believe we'll be back.

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 1, 2017

Really enjoyed our first visit to Bennett's. The ribeye was perfectly cooked, au gratin potatoes were full of flavor. One of my sons loved his blue cheese burger and fries - I also vouch for the fries - they were great. My other son had the seafood risotto and thought it had too much white wine; I tried it and agree. Our server was fantastic, both attentive and full of personality. We can't wait to go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, People Watching
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We always love trying neighborhood restaurants. This one was recommend by a couple couples we know. The server was admittedly not very knowledgeable about the menu, so she was not able to give recommendations. She waited way too long to come back to get out order. The stuffed mushrooms were my favorite thing we orders, would get those again. The salad with entree was not my favorite, it was a smaller chopped salad with way too much mystery dressing and odd black olives on top. My husband ordered Stella off the tap menu and it came in a bottle. My meatloaf was just ok, but his walleye was really good. All in all, I would give it another try.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Live Sports, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Waitress was slow on drinks. Granted it was busy, so part of it was my impatience. That said, with quicker service, she could have sold 1-2 more drinks to me. Food was good. Reasonably priced. I would go again.

Tags: Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Everything was great exceptional; however the lettuce in my house chop salad was not as cold as it should be.
I had the seafood Risotto and it was incredible. Hubby had the NY Strip and he said the seasoning was perfect.
I guess I expected a little nicer decor. I am guessing that the decor matters not to the regular clientele.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The building is a concrete block building that looks to be a small shop in the past. It is a very dated look when you get inside but the ambience and staff are very kind and helpful. We were seated immediately; it was not very busy. The waiter made it to our table quickly and got us our water and took our appetizer order. We got the crab cakes which are 2 decent sized crab cakes. Flavor was good but nothing spectacular for the money (11 or 13). House made salads were served before our meal and they were really good. The lettuce is shredded. I ordered the Tomahawk steak which was presented as a ribeye. My wife got the sirloin. The doneness of the steaks, both med-rare, were good. The time that it took to get them there was good as well. The first few bites of my steak were good and then I ran into a bunch of gristle. It was consistent through the entire steak. I honestly have not had a tougher steak than that, especially when I pay over $40 for a steak. I did not say anything to the waiter as I was being modest. Porterhouse in Lakeville was amazing and was 1 million times better. Overall the waiter was very good and very attentive. He kept our water full and checked on us periodically. Service wise, I would recommend this place, however, if you are looking for a steak, I would find another place. Maybe their other food is better.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Had yummy food, good service. Great neighborhood joint and could see it being a big crowd pleaser for events down the street. A bit loud, but happy!

Tags: Cozy, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Casual, Live Sports
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great place, great food! Fantastic steaks, amazing cheesy potatoes!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Another nice dinner out with our son and his girlfriend. We truly enjoy Bennett's and are so glad we found it. Definitely a nice place for a dinner with friends.

Tags: Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

I have wanted to check this out for a long time. This was our first visit and we were not disappointed. Large diverse menu to meet most people's desires. Food was delicious and the service was friendly and prompt. Noise level was nice so you could converse with friends. Price point was affordable. The restaurant was clean and neat, but nothing overly fancy for a white table cloth restaurant. We will definitely come back and try other items on the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Healthy, Comfort Food
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Good food, good drinks, and a shuttle to the game at Xcel-- all good things.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food was mediocre at best. Two families went out for Father's Day. They totally forgot to make one entree. They did comp that one which was nice. Steak was just ok and the Au Gratin potatoes were bone dry. Might have been worth it if it was cheaper but will definitely not go back.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 16, 2017

We had a birthday celebration and went here specifically for all you can eat Crab. I called ahead as I wanted to be sure they would have this special going in as this was the reason we chose here & they advised they would be having it... After being seated & telling our sever this is what we were going to be ordering, she served our salads & then the Manager/Owner came to our table to tell us they no longer had any crab however we were welcome to look at the menu again. He then offered to run to Sams Club since we all wanted crab...... we got the crab and then we're not only charged the full rate of the meal after having to wait 2hrs, but we ended up getting charged twice! No discounts & no apologies... I will never recommend this restaurant in the future!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Love the comfort food and the service. I shall definitely be back!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 9, 2017

We love Bennetts! Food, drinks and overall everything we love! Their Friday All You Can Eat Crab Legs is so good! Chopped Salad is unbelievably good😊

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Fun, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Disappointed the noise was so loud and ruined our evening by Several concert goers.
The waitress service was very slow. She did not check on our meals.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We have dined here before and did not have a bad experience. This time was awful. We had to ask 3 times to be seated with a reservation. The table we were placed at was open the entire time. I have not idea why seating the 3 of us was such an ordeal. My Juicy Lucy was seriously undone. The surrounding meat was almost raw. I will give eating here again serious second thoughts.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Food is always outstanding (especially their Tender Trio Medley). Unfortunately, it's often very noisy, especially prior to a nearby event (e.g. Xcel Center).

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on June 2, 2017

Another great dinner at Bennett's. we enjoyed a nice dinner with friends. Service was as good as always

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Live Sports, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Great food and great service! Love this place!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Gluten Free Options
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Great service and delicious food! Had the New York strip and it melted in my mouth like butter. Perfectly cooked. Au gratins were amazing! Would absolutely recommend for a special occasion or date night.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Noise level was loud for my 75 yr old Dad. Food was very good. Fun drink menu. Not a chain, enjoyed the atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun
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