Rail & River Bistro

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Nestled on the Fraser River, Rail and River Bistro is located in beautiful Fort Langley. An open kitchen with a fresh, stylish dining room ambience creates a casual and friendly atmosphere.
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4.2
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4.2
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ST
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First of all, LOVE Ft. Langley! Rail & River is a nice upscale dining addition to the charm and walkability of the town, with a great atmosphere and a fabulous location right next to the water. Have been now a number of times, and it's always been a lovely evening. They're consistent on the quality... will return.

SD
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff were so great ,enjoyed the whole experience.

LM
Vancouver
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nice place, small menu which we prefer, duck was prepared medium rare, I prefer mine slightly better done and had requested this.Thought the prices were reasonable except for the wine, cheapest bottle was $55, this is a nice place but it’s not fine dining so a more economical wine would be an improvement

D
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I would recommend it, as I don't think its fair to review after just ONE experience.

The restaurant itself is lovely, but I never got my starter that I ordered and all the other starters, came at different times; so my husband got his fries, and finished them before our friends got their shrimp cocktail., my duck pate, never arrived.

We were sat by the kitchen, and their starter sat for a while before it arrived at our table, we actually told the waitress it was ready and then she brought it over.

It took 90 minutes for us to get the main - which is long, but I don't mind too much as I don't like feeling rushed to eat. But as I didn't have the started I was starving by the time it arrived.

Overall it was expensive for the experience. I will try try it one more time, not on a Saturday night though before deciding it is a place we will visit regularly.

Rail & River Bistro
Responded 5 days ago

Hi there, Thank-you for coming in to try us out and your honest review. We are sorry you did not have a better experience with us. If you are willing, would you please pm your contact information so John, our owner could contact you himself? Thanks again for choosing us. :) Regards, Rail & River Team

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SH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there, went for a business dinner with out of town colleagues. There were 8 of us in total. The menu, the service and the food was excellent. Everyone loved it. Will certainly go back.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Quiet evening in restaurant with live music. Very nice evening.

Steaks were excellent, but potatoes and vegetables with steak were not very good.

PH
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of favourites. Kid Friendly. Great food and always welcoming.

PH
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favourite restaurants in BC. Great for families while providing a great menu and drinks list for adults.

TD
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience5

I've been to Rail & River for brunch and loved it. The food and service was great.

Just recently I brought a friend for dinner. Being that it was a busy evening our food was brought to the table and the server quickly moved on to other tasks. After a wait we had to flag down another server to request cutlery. When my friend had finished his main meal his plate and cutlery were removed although there was still a shared dish on the table. We ended up sharing cutlery to finish the food.

It's a lovely restaurant and I love the ambience and decor. I get it that it was busy but wanted to share my experience nonetheless.

JS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Had to wait 20 minutes even with a reservation which was frustrating. Good food and wine, manager did a good job with us

TG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh and my fish was cooked to perfection. I like the atmosphere, simple, fresh, local. It was a bit loud, but it was also rather busy.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Thursday nights...who could ask for more, pasta specials and live music!

Excellent as usual.

ST
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great evening in Ft Langley! loved the live music... not too loud. had a great meal with great company in an outstanding atmosphere

DS
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Arrived at same time it opened, 1000, meal served at 1040. When we asked for Capaccinos, told machine takes 30 mins to heat up. Food was great! Clearly, staff should be on post and systems switched on by 0930, that would solve the service delays!

KB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Can get very loud as the walls seem to amplify noise. We found we were almost yelling to be heard across the table.

Food and service were good and would be willing to try it again.

TP
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We celebrated my sister's birthday here and were not disappointed! Our server, Richelle, made our night! Super friendly, helpful, and on top of our need for drink refills. When we asked her advice, regarding menu choices, her suggestions were spot on. Great food, generous portions. We'll be back.

PS
San Diego
3 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was a really pleasant casual evening out in a great setting.

B
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Over all very good. The food was wonderful- very tasty. We had the “special” which was fresh grilled halibut on vegetable risotto. Service was slow but the waitress was very kind and knowledgeable regarding the menu and drinks. She did however not ask us if we wanted a second alcoholic beverage and it was quite sometime before we could ask her over to ask but all in all a very nice place. Will go back.

DS
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

No flavor in the pasta, crispy duck was more like jerky, calamari was colorless so oil wasn’t hot enough...server was very nice.

r
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good menu/selection. Dinner was very good. Staff seemed a bit overwhelmed, delays in getting bread and dinner. I would recommend

F
Vancouver
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Awesome staff, great food.
However, it looked like it was the owner and his family occupying the most central table inside the restaurant, and being so central, this group was quite loud and “boisterous” and what could be labelled as “bragging” about the various menu items when interacting with nearby tables. Lucky for us, we were sitting in an otherwise quiet corner, far away from this group.
I think I would have got up and left the restaurant if we were sitting any closer, having our meal disturbed like that.

Otherwise, we’ll probably be back..but will sneak a peak to make sure that same party is not present when we come in.

ES
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food and service was very good. The noise level was a bit high because of the table next to us had 4 exuberant persons who talked and laughed loudly, which made it hard for us to understand each other......but they were having a great time; hard to begrudge that to anybody? Yes, we will be back!

NE
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

I really wanted to like this place but the food wasn’t great and overpriced for what it was. I had a bug in my beer and she brought me a spoon to fish it out - I didn’t want a new beer but maybe just a glass with how much I still had. Disappointing but maybe they will improve.

T
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

For our anniversary, we decided to try a new restaurant in Fort Langley. What a lovely surprise to find such a great place! The service was excellent and the food great. I loved the vegetarian risotto! We will definitely return to try the new menu and definitely recommend this cool restaurant to our friends. Go try it for yourself!

OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time at the rail and river bistro! The service was prompt and professional, the location was spectacular, and we loved the food! The burger was our parties favourite!

BD
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Everything was pretty good. We appreciated our server and her knowledge/description of the dishes to help us to decide. But it was noisy and we waited a very very long time for our food to arrive. Also, I indicated on the on-line reservation that this was a birthday celebration, but that was not picked up by the staff.

JT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Service very good but food disappointing chicken a bit dry and salmon and seafood over cooked. We expected better for the price.

S
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Need to create a more chill vibe, it’s quite bright and I’m inviting. Great restaurant don’t take it the wrong way, could be just a little more chill inside

MH
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

We really loved the atmosphere and the service was great! Our first ordered appetizer was not going to be ready for 30 min so we didn’t get it. The second ordered appetizer was delicious! Our main meals were not very good and did not like my cocktail.

DW
Edmonton
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Overall lovely location. Staff are pleasant and knowledgeable about the menu. Food was good. Would have liked more pillowy soft gnocchi with my meal 😉.

Computer glitch had us waiting a long time for our meal, but the staff provided some delishous compensation for the delay.

Would go there again when in town next.

Truffle fries were great, with restrained application of Truffle. Calimari was a little watery.

MH
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Horrible food, portions are extremely small, under cooked, over priced!! I wouldn’t recommend this restaurant to anyone!!

M
Vancouver
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They made my family birthday party extra special!

BM
Vancouver
51 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We really enjoyed our meal and the restaurant is nice and open and has lots of natural lighting.

DT
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Most of the food was outstanding. Just one item was "ok" The server was phenomenal. Loved the ambience.

PH
Vancouver
24 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Second time in the restaurant. Loved it first time and just as much the second. Great menu and food. Beer and wine selection is excellent.

OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall1food1service5ambience2

Tenderloin had grissle! Obviously not tenderloin! Nice staff, but will never go back because not worth the price. Not when the tenderloin was tough and had grissle

TT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We had originally booked lunch for Mother’s Day as their online menu sounded really good. Then was called to change our time to a set 12:30 as it was now a buffet brunch. We were ok with but expected something far more exciting than what we got. It was rather basic especially at that high cost. Ran out of eggs Benedict twice. Had to wait for it twice. Very disappointing. But worth that money.

K
Vancouver
7 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Booked in advance for Mother’s Day brunch. Was not informed would be buffet with set price. Could have that info at time of booking or even with confirmation email. Very limited time given for seating. Server rudely informed us we had to be out promptly at 12 for the next seating. (Reso was at 11)
Very limited food selection at buffet. Chafing dishes were very empty. Felt ripped off with the price of $30 per person not including beverages.

R
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Our second try and the food failed on both occasions. Salmon overcooked, wings dry and overcooked and under-dressed salads. Sadly....although a great venue the food will keep us away.

CI
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great Very pleasant.
The food was fabulous ~ Rack of lamb cooked to perfection!
Wine list has a good selection