Railstop Restaurant & Bar

4.5
135 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar is a fine-dining restaurant offering contemporary New England cuisine, craft beer, the finest spirits, 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 11:30am-10pm, Thursday-Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm
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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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Executive chef
Jonathan Schick
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Neighborhood
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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
What 135 People Are Saying
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New York Area
1 review
Dined 10 hours ago
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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New England
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
111 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
6 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
2 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
10 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
57 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
5 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
53 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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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Generous portions, delicious food and outstanding service!

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t
New England
130 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Thank you Martin, great service. To the manager on duty we look forward to you not being employed at the Rail Stop much longer. She was horrible.

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PJ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my first visit to this restaurant and although the A/C was not functioning the staff was certain to accommodate us by making sure our glasses were filled with water. The level of attention we received was great. The staff was warm and personable. The food was delicious. The muscles were my favorite of the night. I will definitely be a repeat customer. The area in which the restaurant is located is really nice and newly developed.

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

Cocktails were great, apps and entrees were timely and cooked perfectly, and great service

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DP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I never give a restaurant 5 stars, but we hit gold when we dined here. We met for a family dinner on a Sat night, and either due to our timing (we eat early), the heat, or the fact that it's a holiday weekend, the place was quiet, which helped make the evening special. We tried a large # of menu items, and each one was fantastic: not one disappointed. A couple of stands outs however were the cheddar and pepper jelly appetizer, the lobster mac and cheese, and the white clam bucatini. The last dish in particular was what I have always wanted linguini and clam sauce to be, but am always disappointed by even at high end restaurants: not here. In addition, the drinks were creative and fantastic. On top of the ones we ordered, the bartender sent over a couple that he felt we might enjoy and they were dead on. Between the fantastic food and the personal attention of the server and bartender, Xavier and Eli respectfully (I hoped I spelled their names correctly), it was a perfect, and very memorable, night out with the family. We will definitely return and highly recommend it!

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N
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went to Rail Stop based on an internet search. The server was attentive and the food was well presented and tasty. We sat outside on a warm night and it was a very pleasant evening. It's kind of a low key place that's near the city and there's plenty of free parking. We both really enjoyed the experience. I'd go again and I would recommend it to a friend.

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t
New England
130 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Tremendous server in Robert, thank you again. We'll be back soon.

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BG
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food in a terrific new venue!

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OT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience from beginning to end.

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D
New England
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant and comfortable place. Delicious, beautifully presented food. Excellent wait staff

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection. Food and drinks were amazing along with their selection and presentation. Really enjoyed the layout as well.

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LJ
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Enjoyable dining with friends. Staff welcoming and very helpful with suggestions of wine and descriptions of dishes . Very receptive to alternating entrees sides.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great , the chicken sandwich was delicious . I didn’t want fries so I was given fried asparagus . Yummy! The draft cider on ice was just perfect . Great table with view

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LW
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matt, our waiter was exceptional and made recommendations that were delicious! He described the food perfectly and because of our experience with him, we will be back and will bring our friends!

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KA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was phenomenal, from the service, the food and atmosphere. The Railstop has become a new favorite for me and my boyfriend. Cant wait to dine again :)

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SM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Waiter was great, place was quiet and the food was delicious

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WW
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usuals. The mussels and bucatini with clams were exceptional and the Giannone chicken was juicy and flavorful.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love the Railstop! We went for the first time for Mother’s Day and the food was amazing (especially the bacon wrapped dates). They even gave free apps and free dessert for my mom! The staff was super friendly and we will definitely be coming back.

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WW
New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The staff was extremely friendly, courteous and knowledgeable. Food was very tasty and well executed for the most part. The fish dishes (cod and halibut) were cooked to perfection. The prime rib was a little disappointing. It was tender and cooked to temperature but wasn’t as flavorful as I would have expected. All in all, it’s a great place to eat with friends and family.

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t
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I’ve been twice. It’s nice. The beer list is decent- could use some expansion. Steak prices were high for portion size but cooked perfectly.

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PM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always love coming here as the cocktails are amazing, service is great, atmosphere is refined and outside seating. Great times did business with friends or (like us) the family.

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AT
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing waitress Sandra. She was lovely! We will definitely go back and ask for her!!!

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