Railstop Restaurant & Bar

4.4
157 reviews
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30-4PM;
Dinner: Sunday- Wednesday:5PM-9PM;Thursday- Saturday: 5PM-10PM
Bar Bites Menu: Sunday-Wednesday 4PM to 5PM, 9PM to 10PM. Thursday-Saturday 4PM-5PM, 10PM-11PM.
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Phone number
(617) 254-0044
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Parking details
Parking can be found all along Guest Street, or in the Warrior Ice Arena parking garage. Validation for the parking garage is provided at the host stand inside Rail Stop.
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Public transit
The Boston Landing Station which is a quick 200 yard walk from our front door can be accessed through the Framingham/Worcester MBTA line.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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SQ
New England
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a wonderful time! The restaurant is new and clean. The food was delicious and our waitress was awesome. I highly recommend Rail Stop!

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JB
New England
7 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great place that slowly being discovered

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AR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Food and drinks were expensive for what they were. Food was inconsistent with the Cod being very bland and unappealing. Clam pasta was very good. Very nice physical space and bar. But, not worth the money.

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j
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good meal had the cod loin service was very good excellent rolls

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SA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

Hostess was not very pleasant. Food was not cooked right. Waiter was very nice but the food did not come out as ordered.

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NG
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

Very convenient to Boston College football shuttle bus stop! Great pre-game meal!

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DS
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great weekday special that can't be beat. Everything was great. Terrific cocktail choices and execution.

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DF
New England
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to this restaurant at the last minute choice, but I m completely satisfied. I will recommand it 300%.

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EK
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We enjoyed our last visit much better. My short rib was extra fatty and mashed potatoes were cold. Service was just OK.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Amazing food and great ambiance

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PM
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was exceptional from the time we walked in till we left. Food was excellent! Choices were plentiful both food and alcohol-wise. We are looking forward to returning!

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t
New England
136 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great time today at the Rail Stop. Owen was fantastic. Kudos to the management, we appreciate the wonderful gesture today. Food was top notch as always.

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B
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Food was average at best. Great staff that seemed to work well together. Nice place for apps and a drink.

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JI
New England
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The waiter was very slow and we had to pack up our food for a game. We got there at 5:45, ordered by 6:20 and had to ask for it to be packed up at 7:15. Not good

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s
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food, creative mixology, nice ambience and good parking options. I've been here twice previously for business lunches, and gladly came back for a nice dinner with my wife. Recommended.

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CP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

Food was really delicious but the service was very very very slow. If the restaurant had been busy I could overlook the slow service but it was dead in there.

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JB
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great , parking was easy Has not been found yet by either Bostonians or the suburbs

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M
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

The Railstop is still relatively new. The restaurant is beautiful. The have an extensive cocktail menue. The menu selection is good but the quality of the food is very average. Lobster mac and cheese was soupy with little lobster. Lobster roll was pretty bland. Having said that the wait staff is very attentive. Nice too that there is an option of small plates.

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OT
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing! Super-friendly and great drinks!

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KD
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sam, our server was phenomenal. He made fantastic recommendations and was incredibly engaging and helpful!

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wait staff was attentive and the manager not only stopped by to check on us but was helping take orders and make sure everyone was delighted. The barrel aged Manhattan was exceptional. The food was really good and there was something on the menu for everyone.

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DB
New England
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 5

Still working out the kinks service wise. Food is good, but I can find similar entrees for cheaper around the city.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding! Friendly staff, great food and drinks in a lovely atmosphere. What more do you want?

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F
New England
27 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We ate at Rail Stop as part of our ongoing exploration of new-ish restaurants in the Boston area. There seems to be lots of new places to try all of a sudden. I forgot to make a reservation and this was one of the few restaurants that we had not tried and had last meeting seating.

The restaurant is tucked against the NB HQ and has a lot of great decor and a nice looking bar. I thought the food was well prepared and delicious. There is a nice selection of lower end fare, hamburgers and pizza, the standard stable of apps and entrees. Nothing to that pushes the edge of culinary tastes but some times it is nice to have a steak or a lobster roll. The food was well executed and the service was good.

My husband had a good burger and my daughter had the lobster mac and cheese. I had a filet and it was delicious, slightly over cooked for my medium rare but fine.

I hope it gets a following since it is a large restaurant. I would go to the bar with a friend and the drink menu seemed broad and interesting.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

Short ribs were very dry they needed more juice on them. The pickled onions overpowered the dish as that is all you tasted! The clam chowder was amazing.
Good wine selection

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e
Hertfordshire
122 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It is in the new sports complex next door to where the Bruins and Celtics practice. A sports bar vibe but really good food and outstanding mussels. Will go back

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t
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Although I made reservations thru open table, the restaurant could not accommodate us for our time slot. We ate in the bar which was fine and the server gave us a complimentary dessert for the inconvenience. The staff are very nice and overall we had a nice experience.

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere. Service was pretty good. Food is a little overpriced for its quality. Overall great place to have dinner and a drink. Very much a bar vibe.

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OT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely time. Food was yummy and the atmosphere is very cool. We had Polo, as our server. He was very attentive and a wonderful waiter. We would for sure come back again and request him as our server!

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SM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the rail stop and are grateful it is so close by! We can sit in different sections depending on our mood - outside, at or in the bar area, or in the restaurant - all are fun! And, the service is excellent! Thanks for another great dining experience!

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HF
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The restaurant has a relaxed vibe. The tables are spread far enough apart so conversations can be had with normal voices. Our server Martin was great - knowledgeable about the menu with a good sense of humor. The food was excellent starting with the PEI mussels then to the cod and salmon entrees. A piece of chocolate mousse cake was shared for dessert. We will absolutely go back again.

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BG
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great place to meet an old friend for lunch. Good service, excellent food and convenient location.

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s
New England
60 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I booked this restaurant for brunch without any expectation . Surprisingly, normal dishes are better than we expected. Shishito peppers came with flavorful ginger sauce (mixture of sake, soy sauce, mirin or honey and some spice). Cob salad's dressing did not bother ingredients (unfortunately, I did not understand what the dressing was). My wife liked her burger, too. We will come back here.

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s
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Super service, ask for a special dessert that they provide us with a huge smile that was presented to us by the cook. Amazing place.

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Y
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food, good service easy to get to and park

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PB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time here. A real gem. Xavier our waiter was awesome. Ordered a salad, crab cakes, and the seared scallops. Everything was delicious. Comfortable and friendly atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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SY
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Location is nice, in the new inspiring neighborhood of Boston Landing. Right underneath warriors ice rink and new balance headquarter. Food was delicious, the salmon is okay but the cream that comes with it is superb. Service could have been better with water and general checkin. Overall nice place, next time I’m coming in for a drink or two

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RD
New England
55 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is always good. Had my usual filet mignon. Tried the buffalo chicken tempoura meatball appetizer and it was excellent.

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CQ
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely amazing! Our server was wonderful, knew all about the menu, and didn’t rush us in the slightest. The cocktails were so delicious. I will absolutely be back!

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S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Each dish was well presented, the waiter knew the menu well, everything was delicious.
The night we were there it was a little hotter inside than outside. The outside dining had a very nice set up and would recommend either.

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