Railstop Restaurant & Bar

4.6
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar is a fine-dining restaurant offering contemporary New England cuisine, craft beer, the finest spirits, Boston's only barrel-aged cocktail bar, and an exceptional wine list. From the moment you step into Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar, the experience is one of vintage elegance. Mahogany paneling and gas lantern chandeliers provide a warm, timeless setting for our dry-aged steaks, chops, fresh seafood, and acclaimed world-class wines. We look forward to welcoming you soon.
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4.6
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PaulC
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, quick and friendly service, great social distancing and health precautions

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JCboston
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific buccachini and fried chicken sandwich. Oysters were fresh and ice cold. Loved the side salads as well. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Birthday of my sister

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vipJaboston
New England
43 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great menu, tasty food, lovely patio.

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Lizzo
New England
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great new find- food and service superb; nothing left on any of our plates. Large and unique selection of beer and drinks all described in detail by friendly and patient waiter.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great customer service, great food, plenty of space and calm.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks. Love the patio seating and the service.

MD
MichelleD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really truly enjoyed this meal. It was my first time out to a restaurant since the Covid-19 pandemic and it was a great spot to meet with my friends. I felt comfortable being on the patio, and I really loved the lobster eggs benedict I ordered. The mimosa was a bit pricey for what it was but the brunch otherwise was reasonably priced and I enjoyed it. I'd go back again.

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PaulC
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant has great interior design. The food is really top of the line. It may become my top rated area restaurant for food quality and presentation. Portions are plentiful and the pricing is very moderate with most entrees in the $25 range. Service is quick and efficient.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Great music always playing! Causal and perfect...

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viptols
New England
45 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner! Best barrel aged manhattans in the city. Split a salad and sandwich with a friend. Yummy BLT with avocado on delicious bread and terrific kale salad. Unfortunately it was raining so we couldn’t sit outside but seating was appropriately spaced indoors and we felt safe. Pleasant and efficient service. Will return!

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NickeeJ
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE the cocktails here, they're so fun and creative and also DELICIOUS. Service was amazing, I think Railstop did a great job adapting to the new Covid-19 world. Tables were appropriate distance and everything felt extra clean and sanitized.

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Qbert
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I don't have too many complaints; for what we paid we could have gotten a little more, but other restaurants in the area have been MUCH worse about that, so it's not such an issue. Also, I wasn't such a fan of the beer menu, there weren't many selections outside of fruity beers, which I'm not a big fan of. Otherwise, the food tasted fantastic, the service and staff were terrific, and the restaurant was outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Brighton
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was quick and appropriate - considering the pandemic and all. The drinks were outstanding! I loved my Thyme Collins! The steaks were also delicious and reasonably priced. Though we sat outside, the inside decor is AMAZING. When the construction is finished, I’m sure the outside patio area will be just as enjoyable. Great for a night out when you want to stay local.

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AnnM
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed being out for dinner, especially during these challenging COVID-19 times.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The team server were amazing considering all the COVID protocols.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Entres were underwhelming but service, drinks and apps were good.

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viplfma
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great ! Service was excellent!

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ChristianP
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best spots around the area. Unreal drinks, amazing food and a great staff.

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BDeFreitas
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful! The staff was wonderful!

Eating outside always has its drawbacks and it was a bit windy but the staff did a great job taking care of us! Attentive but not overly so. The food came out fast. The wine was reasonably priced. The chefs choice risotto with steak!! I could cut my steak with a butter knife!

We will definitely be back!

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vipSamF
New England
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Came here last Saturday night for the first meal out with my boyfriend in months post-quarantine. We were seated alongside the building away from the music and other patrons, and I could barely hear him speak over the noise from the highway. The drink menu is eclectic and neither one of us were thrilled with our cocktails- he got some sort of smoky margarita that was very bitter, and I got the pisco punch, which was less like punch and more like a cup of pineapples with cinnamon. The bread and whipped butter was above average and arguably the highlight of the meal. We tried the Caesar salad for an app and the house made dressing was a bit bland and left something to be desired. Our entrees were good- I got the chicken sandwich and he got the house burger. Our waiter was great and very attentive. All of the safety precautions were taken. Overall an average experience, the food was decent enough that we might give them another shot but get wine or beer instead.

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foodieford
San Diego
7 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was OK. Food was decent, waitstaff not overly attentive. The place made a half hearted attempt for outdoor seating. There was plenty of space but poor table placement. The area is open to concrete and the street. I couple of windbreaks could help a lot.

JB
JenniferB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Really wonderful evening out. Staff was fantastic. Nice to finally eat out again.

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Sank
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu, service, and the manager came around twice to check that everything was ok in the “new normal” world. It was just a little loud dining outside because of the highway nearby which isn’t ever an issue when people can eat inside

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meni
New England
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have dined at the rail stop for brunch, lunch and dinners. Each visit has been pleasant. Service is excellent. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Cuisine is also excellent. I’ve never had a bad meal there. The bartenders are also very knowledgeable and service at the bar is always great. Very professional.

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ErinF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Did well with social distancing, cleaning etc. good food, good service

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RyanC
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I had travelled pas Rail Stop on several occasions before COVID 19 but never had the chance to check it out. So we were excited to see that Rail Stop was among the first Boston restaurants to open for outdoor seating with the beginning of Phase 2 on June 8th. We honestly weren't quite sure what to expect or what the experience could be like. Well, we were delighted! The Rail Stop team did so much to make us feel safe, from fresh menus, to glass coverings, hand wipes, spaced out tables, outdoor seating, and more. For the hour and a half we spent there, enjoying a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon with a delicious starter, two entrees including Chicken Picatta and Grilled Salmon, a and tiramisu dessert, we felt that sense of normalcy that has been missing over the last 3 months. If you're looking for a comfortable setting with great food, considerate service, and have missed going out, then Rail Stop is a perfect place to go on a date or with a couple friends. We will definitely be going back! Rail Stop might even be our summer hotspot!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience for our first meal back in phase 2 of COVID -19 reopening. Thank you so much.

RS
vipRohitS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing Patio!!! So much room to breathe and a really solid menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sunday family dinner with the kids!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience!

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mike
New England
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful spot, lunch was great and served timely. Terrific and friendly staff!

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saf80
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food is just above average but drink menu is comprehensive and fun. Restaurant itself is attractive and service is great.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

'Twas dope

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vipsynapse
New England
85 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience3

According to Open Table, we were not shown up. At the entrance, I told the manager that we made a reservation. She showed a confused expression. The service was slow, although the restaurant was quite empty on Saturday afternoon, so our dishes were not warm. The floor was not clean either. We will change our brunch spot. Very disappointed.

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Britt
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very impressed, especially considering I have two food allergies; gluten and dairy, and I was able to enjoy a delicious Butternut Squash Risotto!

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Mich
New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

this was our fourth trip to this fun place.
the food is delicious and the menu varied, however, our server was just behind the eighth ball.
He got the drink order of our friends (who had arrived before us) wrong and rather than take our order back to the bar, we had to call him back to take our drink order then we all waited 15 minutes before he came back.
in fairness to the restaurant, this is the first server that we have ever had there that was not good.
We have always enjoyed our times there

DT
vipDTMJR
New England
54 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding menu, great service and looking forward to my next visit!

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vipeggy
New England
150 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Solid food, very consistent and nice vibe

JD
vipJosephD
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant nice ambiance food was good service was great. Would definitely go back. Menu has a wide variety so everyone can find something they really want for dinner

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