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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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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

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3.8

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2013

If this were the first time we'd come to Bennett's, we'd not be returning. Due to our previous experiences, we will be back. Will just be sure that there isn't a Wild game going on at the time.

The food we ordered was alright, though I'll not have the short rib sandwich again. It was messy and not very flavorful.

The noise level was unbearable and the two adults in my group got headaches from it. We've been to Bennett's when it has been loud, but this was mindnumbingly so.

We look forward to returning when nothing's going on. It will be MUCH better.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 9, 2013

First time I had been to the place. Had a great time with a bunch of college friends. Food was great and service was efficient and well timed.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 8, 2013

Great place for couples to catch up, dine on decent food, and enjoy conversation. Place was packed and tables turned at least once. Glad we had reservations!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Naples)·Dined on February 7, 2013

We ate at Bennetts on a Thursday night. As we walked through the door there were two men standing, drinking beer and talking. We assumed they were waiting to see the hostess. After about a minute I asked them if they were in line and was ignored. I finally pushed my way through and found a employee around the corner. She found our reservation and showed us to our table. Hannah our server was friendly and welcoming. She was the first breath of fresh air we had at Bennetts. She was very knowledgable and helped us make our choice. Our appetizer was the scallops which were good, along with a cup of beer cheese soup which was outstanding. We both had the 6oz sirloin which were outstanding, a big surprise.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 2, 2013

Bennett's has the feel of an old neighborhood gem. It is definitely not fancy or trendy. The food was great, the service outstanding. We went with steaks, and the ribeye proved to be one of the best we have had in recent memory. The menu had enough on it to convince us that we would need to return soon to explore a little further.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on February 1, 2013

very good menu. food was yummy and our waitress was a very happy and friendly person.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 30, 2013

Visited Bennett's before a MN Wild hockey game. Their shuttle busses to the game were the main draw, although I was told that the steaks and ribs were good here. Those menu items did not disappoint!! My wife enjoyed her sirloin steak and my braised short ribs were delicious. Au Gratin potatoes a great throw-back selection too. Good beer list, overall a great spot before a Wild game, and we will go back again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 30, 2013

Good place to go to before the Wild games - they bus you right up to the door; yummy food. But then again, maybe I should keep this quiet it's such a great place.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 26, 2013

We felt rushed to leave as they were setting up our area with a band.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2013

The food is fantastic, and makes you want to come back for more! We brought our teenage boys, and they finally were full! Every time we come here to eat, we are happy. The staff are wonderful, and we are looking forward to coming back again.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 25, 2013

We had a good time meeting friends. The waitress was exceptional!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 19, 2013

Saturday night special was outstanding! The chopped salad is awesome! The atmosphere was very energetic! The customer service was top notch!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 11, 2013

The chopped salad and baked potato were great. The green beans and crab legs were way over cooked. It was difficult to get the meat out of the shell. That was the special of the night as well. It should have been made to perfection! I have had better food there. Both my husband and I were very disappointed with our meals.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 3, 2013

Met a friend for lunch. I had not dined here before. Both had their chop salad which was wonderful and not able to eat the entire salad since it was so large. Our waitress was very attentive and the atmosphere was such that it was very quiet for visiting and we did not fell rushed.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2012

We always have a great experience at Bennetts, Cory is a GREAT waiter, always very firendly, and the food is top notch!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 30, 2012

Enjoyed it. Food wAs very good. It's really a neighborhood bar with good basic food.
Little noisy with lots of biking fans watching the football game on multiple TV's.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 29, 2012

We had a wonderful experience at Bennetts, the food was delicious, our server was very helpful, and other than it being just a little too loud, it was a great time, can't wait to return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 13, 2012

We thought the food was expensive for the quality. No bread was served with our dinners,and our server was a little too "familiar" touching us both on our backs and shoulders when she spoke to us and calling me "honey." This is something I might expect from a server in a small-town diner, but not in this type of restaurant at this mid-price level. The food was good, though not fancy, and the portions were generous--though that's not something we necessarily consider a plus. Overall, an okay experience, but not a "wow" that will bring us back given the myriad options in the Twin Cities.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 7, 2012

My steak was warm at best. Half of the meat was rare and the other part was medium rare(as ordered). I had to cut through some tough grizzle and tendons on one end to get to the meat. I did not complain to the waitress since one of the other members of the party had already complained about how "short" they had poured his drink. I had a great meal last time I was here and that is what brought me back. I doubt I'll pick Bennett's again.

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·Dined on December 6, 2012

Very attentive and friendly staff. Steaks were very well prepared.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 1, 2012

Bennetts is a great neighborhood old fashioned supper club type place. The food is very good and they have a lot of traditional choices to choose from. The staff was very friendly and the service was top notch! Highly recommend for a laid back, delicious dinner.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 30, 2012

First & foremost, food is very good. Nice choices of typical supper club fare using fresh ingredients, well-prepared. While not overly extensive or pretentious, the bar provides a good selection. Service gives you what you want & need without hovering. The place is not large, nor updated, but is clean and feels comfortable in it's role. Bennett's makes you feel good and gives you great value. Recommended without any reservations. It has become the latest addition to our list of favorites.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 16, 2012

Always great food and service, Corey and Lisa can't be beat!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 14, 2012

Best sandwiches anywhere. Friendliest waitresses, too. Ours was extremely busy, but still managed to smile and be friendly.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 12, 2012

Joe Bennett and his staff are great. We had dinner and Joe has a shuttle that took us to the Springsteen concert.......... Very convenient!!! Thanks Bennett's

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2012

Bennett's is the type of neighborhood establishment that offers a sophistication of fine food you usually find in the heart of downtown. My wife and I have eaten there several times and its choices/quality are very consistent and worth coming back again and again.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 11, 2012

The food was great! And, to top it off, we got a free shuttle to the Springsteen concert, which we were not expecting! Love that! Thank you, thank you!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2012

Fun neighborhood "supper club." VERY popular with sports fan. Include a free shuttle to sports events. Food is usually very good.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 9, 2012

Food was top notch! Service was exceptional!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 8, 2012

The service and food at Bennett's is very good. It's a little pricey overall, but the portions are very good and they run some nice specials.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 3, 2012

The host was very friendly and actually knew people from our home town that we also knew. 2 of us had the prime rib special and found it just ok. We went to see a concert and used their shuttle service there and back which was very helpful. It is a little hole in the wall bar/restaurant I am sure quite fun for the neighborhood. I still would go back though.Price wise it was very acceptable.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2012

Food was very good, Chop Salad is wonderfully refreshing and the service was outstanding, so good in fact that I left the server, Kim a double tip. My girlfriend and I loved the food and we will certainly be going back. Bennett's Chop & Railhouse will most likely become a regular spot on our dining list. I don't eat red meat but I have to recommend the Pork Chops as they were as good as I have ever eaten.
John E

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2012

The only complaint we had was that it took our server a while to greet us. However, after she greeted us she was wonderful. It was a little noisy but the food was so great you weren't doing a lot of talking anyway. I highly recommend Bennett's.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on November 2, 2012

we always enjoy our time at Bennetts / especialy with cory as or server / he is the best / remembers us / what we had last time or 2 we were in and never hovers just serves well

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2012

We enjoyed the food and service. The atmosphere is old style local dining/bar. Nothing fancy, but we had an enjoyable time and would return if we were I that part of the city.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 12, 2012

This is a great restaurant in St. Paul's West 7th neighborhood. Very low-key atmosphere, good service and great food. We had the Creole Meatloaf and Sirloin and they were both outstanding. There was a decent beer, wine and cocktail list, too. It's a small restaurant, but we had no trouble getting a reservation within 20 minutes on a Friday night. Definitely worth a trip.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 12, 2012

Great little neighborhood place. Big with sports fans, with really good steaks.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 30, 2012

This was our first visit to Bennettt's Chop and Railhouse. We were there for breakfast and it was a great experience. The bloody mary's were amazing and the food was just as impressive. The owner, Joe, stopped by our table and visited with us and we felt very welcome. Our server Lisa did a tremendous job. We highly recommend this place and will be bringing our friends there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 29, 2012

This was our first visit to Bennett's We were celebrating my husband's 60th birthday with the family. We were very pleased with the service, menu and food. Disappointed that the special of the day was not available but will go earlier next time hoping the prime rib will still be available. The four of us were all pleased with our food and will definitely go to Bennett's again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on September 28, 2012

Service was okay, steaks were good, crab cakes were awesome. If i lived in the area would eat their every weekend, not sure I'd make the 25 minute drive again with so many other options around. Old neighberhood supperclub type feel to it.

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