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Bennett's Chop & Railhouse

4.4
942 reviews
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$30 and under
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Steakhouse
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Comfort Food
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Seafood, Burgers
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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
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Phone number
(651) 228-1408
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Morrelli
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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
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Private party contact
Meghan Bennett: (651) 228-1408
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Catering
From Box Lunches to Wedding Receptions, let Bennett's Cater your group needs.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Victoria
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Parking details
Parking provided in our secure lot and plenty of on-street parking available.
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Public transit
Buss Stop three blocks from our front Door.
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Entertainment
Live Jazz the Last Tuesday of every month.
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Special events & promotions
Bennett's provides Free shuttle service to all Minnesota Wild, Vikings, Twins, Gopher Football and Xcel Energy Center Concert events
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
What 942 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.4
service
4.1
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 4 days ago

Service was amazing. Prime rib was delicious as was the pork chops. Chopped salad was delightful and Au Gratin potatoes were AMAZING!!!! The host that was working needed a little motivation to actually care but that didn't bother us because interaction was very minimal. Highly suggest getting there before 6 if you want to avoid a rush on the weekends. We forgot our leftovers and went back. Server had marked the box and put it in the cooler for us

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Wonderful food and service. Everyone is very friendly.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Great place for a ladies get together. Food, service and atmosphere is great. It has become our go to place for lunch.

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Great food but way too noisy. Too much for the noise. When no noise fine place to go. Will not stay if that noisy next time

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Left a private message for the owners. Very disappointed with the service and food the last 3 times we've been here. Used to be a favorite neighborhood "go-to" for a good meal served by talented local folks. Can not recommend anymore :(

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3.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Food and ambiance are always great but we had a bad experience getting situated due to a confusion with a large party also being sat

It took over 30 mins to get a drink, silverware etc after being sat at that was with a reservation that we were on time for.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

We had lunch prior to the NCAA Frozen Four. Great food and service with a great atmosphere. Bus to and from game is also a wonderful bonus. Whether it is Wild, high school tourney or this year the NCAAs, Bennett's is where I look to reserve a table.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter buffet was a great experience for multi-generational gathering. Good value and great service. Casual yet festive with beautiful lights. We’ll be back!

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

First time at this restaurant that we were disappointed.
My hubby's lobster wasn't fully cooked, each small steak he had was done different.
My crab legs were bad. First ones that came out were cold. Then the next 2 batches
had absolutely no flavor and were full of water.
Sad!

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1.0Dined on March 30, 2018

It took our server over a half an hour to greet us. Another half an hour for drinks. The food was served cold. I sent my soup back my husband kept his cold fish and chips. The chopped salad was the best part of the meal. No one asked how are meal was and the owner was there. We have eaten there on numerous occasions and this was the worst overall meal and service I have experienced. We even got a note from open table saying we were a no show. To Bennett's we were invisible. Our Visa credit card says differently.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

not much to look at from outside, but great service and great food

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We loved our food. Server was attentive but not very warm and welcoming. Excellent martini menu!

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

I had great expectations given the reviews that I read on Open Table. While my meal was good, there were some problems for my companions. One person's prime rib was more rare than he normally preferred (and he should have said so but didn't) and another person's ribs were not as tender as expected (raves for the sauce though). But the bacon wrapped shrimp that another ordered were quite burned. The wait person said that's how they normally come out - a little burned. Trust me, these were simply inedible with the char and tough shrimp. Fortunately my friend did request that the chef give it another try and the 2nd version was far better. In spite of these things, there is enough charm to try it again. And the creative cocktails were fabulous - and it was great that there was a non-alcoholic beer option besides O'Douls. Much appreciated.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Best Chicken Kiev in town!!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food was amazing, the chopped salad was very tasty. Great menu options. The staff was helpful and friendly, except for our waitress. She acted annoyed with every request. I’m going to assume she was having a bad day. But we love this place, so we will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

What a great experience we had again at Bennett's! My wife and I wanted a date night with our 6 week old and made a reservation for 2. Originally the table was close to the door and they switched us without hesitation. The food, service was excellent. The owner Joe made sure everyone was doing great and also was nice to have a little small talk with him during a busy Friday. Thanks again!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We always have a good time, usually go with friends, Cory our waiter was fun. Great all around experience. Thanks for your hospitality!!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always good. Old fashion steak and seafood house. Pork chops are my wife's favorite of all the places in town.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Waited at the host stand for a long time for my open table reservation. Sat at the bar and it took a long time to place my food order it was not very busy

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Great place, food is always delicious, and staff are always personable and friendly. Had a little incident just after dinner with an allergic reaction when beef was cooked on the same grill as shellfish. Called and talked to a staff member and gave them a heads up about it since people with severe shellfish allergies can go critical quickly. They seemed receptive and were very apologetic. Good teaching moment for everyone and us too to ask next time. As always, will go back, the place is awesome every time.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Always a great experience. Good food, friendly staff.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Bennetts is a great place to eat. But unfortunately on St. Patrick’s Day, itvquite busy and I don’t think they had enough staff on hand. But we will go back.

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and service. Owner was rude.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

I was looking for a place that served Chicken Kiev. Their's is the real thing, not processed chicken, and fantastic. My friend had the salmon. He said that was great. Service was fast and friendly. We will go back again.

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4.0Dined on March 12, 2018

A very nice experience. Service was outstanding and food was good for the most part. The stuffed mushrooms covered with cheese was not what I would expect. A little too cheesy for me

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

First of all, the scallops were excellent and my walleye was good. The service was quite slow as they were busy, but our server was very friendly. Wasn't told about the crab leg special which also wasn't on the menu, which was disappointing (one of my favorites!) My date's ribeye was ordered medium-rare but came well done after a long wait for our food. Our server remedied the situation quickly and got him a new one as fast as she possibly could, which was extremely appreciated. When the bill came, they had taken 1/2 half his meal price off the ticket, which was unexpected. We very much appreciated them going above and beyond to make it right. We would recommend it as a casual place to have a good meal and good beer. would love to try the crab legs sometime.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

We were their on Friday 03/09/2018. We had reservations at 6:45pm. Was seated right away at 6:40pm. Nice table for two. I ordered the all you can eat fish. Girlfriend order the pork chops. Was told the fish was hand battered in beer batter. Ha this is frozen out of a box. French fries and fish was cold Sent it back waitress said it was hot. New order of fish came but it took 15 minutes. Asked what happened she said she forgot to reorder. This fish was also cold. She said it just came out. Believe me it was cold. We left I went home to eat a sandwich. My girlfriend really enjoyed the pork chops. If you go here get the pork chops. Girl friend said they where the best she ever had. I do not think I'll ever return to the restaurant. Joe thanks for your service.

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5.0Dined on March 10, 2018

I would recommend this place, I actually just moved here my daughter had taken me there a few times she absolutely loves the place so I decided to celebrate her birthday.
They were able to accommodate all of us we had a large party the food was great the service was awesome looking forward to going there again actually soon.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great food, great service and very helpful and friendly staff. Always enjoy eating there. Never disappointed.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Really fun, great food, my only complaint is because my potato was wrapped in tin foil when they sliced it open and there was bits of tin foil in my potato and on my plate. Next time we are there I will ask them to take the foil off of my potato before slicing it open. :)

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Gathered with family and friends on Friday night hoping for a fish fry. Unfortunately they were sold out so ordered the walleye. It was disappointing, too much breading and not very hot. Others had the burgers which they said were great. Lots of martinis to pick from which is fun. Will go back for a burger next time.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2018

Perfect steak! Ask about their Martini options. Go here for the Wild game!

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2.0Dined on February 26, 2018

We ate at Bennetts a couple of weeks ago on a Saturday night and the food was delicious. Everyone commented on how delicious their meals were. Someone had steak and ribs and chicken pot pie... it was all delicious. This past Sunday though was a different experience. The food was below average. I had the ribs and while they were fall off the bone last time, there tough and barely edible this time. One person in our party ordered the steak medium and it came out rarer than rare and had to be sent back. Drink order got mixed up. Everyone has a bad night and we'll try it again but were disappointed with the service and the food.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

We went for Valentines Day and each enjoyed a wonder steak with the most amazing au gratin potatoes I have ever eaten!

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3.0Dined on February 16, 2018

There's not too many places around anymore that offer all the crab legs you can eat. Bennett's does on Friday nights. I have been there several times. This time the crab legs were terrible. They were so salty my tongue was burning. My table date ended up getting sick after dinner and was not doing well all night long. Our waiter Cory was absolutely the best! He offered me a different meal which I decided to try. It 2 had a lot to improve on. Seabass was swimming in oil or butter and was rubbery. Cory took everything off my bill and even bought me a cocktail. We will go back but unfortunately I'm going to have to find a new place for crab legs. I highly suggest there chop salad.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We had a lovely Valentine's Day Dinner. The restaurant was packed but neither the service or quality of food was negatively impacted in the slightest. They offered their usual full menu and several specials. It was wonderful. Unless you need white table cloths I don't know why you would choose a different chop house!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We decided to spend Valentine's Day at Bennett's and we're so glad we did. The food was tremendous (and very reasonably priced), the specials were inventive, my steak was grilled to absolute perfection and our server (Andy, I believe?) was incredibly attentive, knew the menu inside and out and timed the delivery of our meals perfectly.

A fantastic experience. We'll be back.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

The walleye was overdone,burnt on one edge. Rest of meal was average
I didn't have enough time to return it to the kitchen

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Great service! Food was ok. Pork chop dinner was a hit, but the wings were too salty. Crab cake was good.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Good start to our night, but not so much in the end. They have a small anti room to keep the cold out, but need a heavy curtain by the second door. The nearest tables freeze. Then the waitress raved about the carrot cake only to tell us they were out of it. Then in fact were out of ALL their deserts, even ice cream. Did not offer anything except sorry. Parking is horrible when they do a shuttle to Wild games.

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