Railstop Restaurant & Bar

4.7
494 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

Rail Stop offers contemporary New England cuisine, craft beer, the finest spirits, Boston's only barrel-aged cocktail bar, and an exceptional wine list.

Offering outdoor dining, private dining rooms and an expansive bar/lounge area.

*No dogs allowed on the patio*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 494 people are saying
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DonnaS
New England
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat on patio. Lovely visit

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vipDeborahC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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vipAngel
New England
31 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, atmosphere and fun! Clean space, larger space than pictures show

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vipkitpaula
New England
19 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. However, we ate outside and on two chairs and the ground below them, there was an abundance of old French fries...rather disgusting.

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vipMaria
New England
42 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The atmosphere is hip and welcoming. Our appetizers were terrific (Brussels sprouts w/ bacon and shoshito peppers); the lobster roll was good and my spouse said his burger was good / decent. We went on a Tuesday night.

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vipDaCosta
New England
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I had a working lunch here and the service and food were great.

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GabyT
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat outside and it was calm and quiet. The server is was very attentive and the food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Down right delicious!!

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Goose
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed the restaurant. The food, service and atmosphere was very good.

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AVB24
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service.

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vipBostonresident
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Always wonderful drinks and good service. Accommodating with dietary needs. Great for larger groups or casual dining.

Could work on small details that add to experience. Manager came by and asked other tables including ours on how things were going. When we mentioned we were celebrating a birthday, thanked us for celebrating with them. No trace of anything special done. No acknowledge by the server, writing on the desserts etc. Was also noted on our reservation.

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UnicornTears
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Not many vegetarian options especially for the sandwiches.
Cocktails were wonderful as was the service.

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ManuelB
New England
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice lunch on the outdoor patio. The food was very good, as always, in particular the salads and the lobster rolls. It was a bit noisy because of the construction across the street but not too bothersome.

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BellaB
New England
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Awesome food, such a cool interior! Would definitely go back!

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TinaS
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant

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JeanB
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the Rail Stop. Food is fresh and delicious. The servers are friendly. The location is great for the area. Oh, and get the fries!!

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SuzanneE
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A first trip out for a bunch of coworkers. Service was exceptional, presentation of drinks and food was outstanding. We sat outside and even with foot traffic we were able to converse without an issue.

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vipAdderley3C
New England
101 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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Mag42
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

The food at Rail Stop was great. This was a good environment for a lunch meeting with lots of meal choices/options. There was both indoor and outdoor seating. The restaurant was very clean and the staff was friendly. Our server took a while, but we were there during prime lunch hours and it was apparent that there was a huge lunch rush just as we arrived. Everyone seemed to sit down and order right at the same time so I couldn't blame it on the server. I'd definitely go back.

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vipKristieM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great service! Taylor was fantastic, very attentive and always there when we needed something! Will definitely be back soon!

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GardenGirl
New England
26 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Evy dish was delicious. Highly recommend the arancini!

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DavidB
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Menu looked diverse. Seemed to be such a variety. Portions were small and were lukewarm. Drinks were fine and not watered down. Server was very quiet . Plenty of all fresco seating so not rushed.

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LeeW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our server was very good. Service was very good and server had a nice sense of humor.

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vipNickK
New England
17 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Rail Stop was phenomenal! The food was delicious, and the waitstaff, as well as the manager, were all delightful. They are attentive, energetic, and very detail oriented. Hard working crew. I cannot wait to dine here again in the near future. Keep up the great work!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic place to go for any occasion. Beautiful place, nice people and excellent food.

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SusanC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went for $1 oysters and was not disappointed! Welcoming staff and very clean restaurant. Will definitely return!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service & a terrific Bloody Mary

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Jay38
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great bar, spacious, elegant. Knowledgeable and friendly bartenders. Made a fantastic old fashioned and changed a channel on the TV screen in front of us, made for a very enjoyable dinner at the bar.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Been to Railstop multiple times, but latest experience was disappointing. Took 25 minutes after ordering drinks for them to arrive. Server kept asking us if we wanted to order, and despite saying we’d wait until drinks arrived, he asked at least three times. Drinks arrived and we ordered. Appetizer came out within 10 minutes and entrees soon hereafter. Server never came back to see how our food was except when clearing the table. Food was so-so: Risotto was bland and entree salad had too much dressing. Only about 10 tables were occupied and only 5 or 6 at bar, so they weren’t that busy. No one said thank you on the way out.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Lobster Roll at *Market Price seemed a bit pricey at $33. Other than that was yummy with fast service.

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vipKMac
New England
14 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

It was great to be back here! The staff were wearing masks. The food and service were as good as ever. The cocktail menu continues to have many tempting options. This is a great place to meet up with friends.

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vipSamandaJ
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are high prices. But they also have cheaper options.brought my parents here and they LOVED it

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Cindy
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The ambience and place were exquisite. But the food really wasn’t all that great. We went for brunch and I got the steak and eggs, would rate 2/5. The steak wasn’t delicious and the potatoes you could taste were boiled and super hard. My family also didn’t love what they ordered but the place itself is really beautiful.

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MarleneG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third time at Railstop and I am never disappointed with that service or food.

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Violet
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! This restaurant is a standout in Allston/Brighton!

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vipJenna
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fantastic spot all around: the food is phenomenal, the space is chic and the staff is incredibly accommodating.

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vipMaryD
New England
36 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Drinks and dessert were great. Prime Rib special did not seem to be prime rib!

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vipMiked
New England
57 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant well staffed with knowledgeable and attentive staff. Food variety was excellent as was presentation, but mist items were over cooked. I had Statler Chicken which appeared to have been cooked in advance and warmed and served.

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CulinaryCapitol2021
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor meal w family. Seafood dishes here are always on point, fantastic drink menu

FAQs

Railstop Restaurant & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 254-0044.

Railstop Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 494 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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