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River & Rail

4.7
157 reviews
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$30 and under
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Farm-to-table
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With it’s name offering a nod to the city’s rich history, River & Rail is a farm to table restaurant. Our chef is determined to buy from local farmers and provide the freshest ingredients to our guests. Our décor is reminescent of the post-prohibition 1930’s and we are housed in a L.E.E.D. certified building.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Farm-to-table
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Hours of operation
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(706) 940-0312
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
13th ave.
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 157 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

On your website it doesn't inform us that brunch menu is different from dinner. I was under the impression that the same food would be served. My husband is a picky eater and didn't like anything on the menu so he picked something simple and still didn't like it. He only ate about 4 bites of his food and was finished. I'm more of an adventurous eater and liked my food. The plates are to small for the brunch because half of my food fell off my plate and onto the table.

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2.0Dined on June 13, 2018

Our service was horrible. The waitress was not attentive at all. She was supposed to check on certain drinks for us and let us know but we did not see her again until they brought our food. The portion is extremely small. There are no appetizers, no sides and no side salads. Not very many options and it was really over prices for what you got and the taste of the entrees.

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5.0Dined on May 26, 2018

Columbus lacks these types of quality restaurants. Me and my sisters absolutely loved it. The food was delicious!!! Many people in this area don't want to pay a few extra dollars for this quality of food. That is why Columbus can't keep a good restaurant opened. Some of the portions were a little small for the price like the beet appetizer. It was fabulous! But overall, it was a great experience and great food. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on May 22, 2018

The grilled oysters are phenomenal. Very friendly service

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Went there for a girls nite out with a dear friend that I don't get to see very often. John, our waiter, was wonderful! Very knowledgeable, friendly and not once did we feel rushed. The food was nothing short of amazing! 5 star all the way, will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

What a great find! Excellent food and service, great ambiance. This farm-to-table restaurant uses fresh local ingredients in a very unusual and creative way. I highly recommend this restaurant for people who like to try new food combinations. Everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

I had noticed several negative reviews, but we were very happy with the meal and the service. Our waiter, Stormy, explained all the dishes to us and gave us some great recommendations based on our desires.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

great food wonderful service warm friendly will be back

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5.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Chargrilled oysters at River and Rail are excellent and best deal in town on Tuesday-Wednesday. Other selections such as veal and steak delicious. This is truly a neighborhood gem.

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4.0Dined on May 12, 2018

Dinner was fun. I loved the rabbit! The tea sauce glaze was very good on the rabbit. Unfortunately the corn bread was very dry/over cooked. The side was kale and it was drizzled with the tea sauce and the dark green vegetable balanced the sweet taste of the rabbit very well. My husband had the veal Parmesan. He was very disappointed in that the Parmesan red sauce was very bland. The service was really good and the restaurant was nicely decorated, quiet and clean. I would go back and try another house specialty but would forego another veal Parmesan.

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5.0Dined on April 29, 2018

As one of the few restaurants open for Sunday Brunch, River & Rail does it right! The restaurant has a great atmosphere, offering indoor and outdoor seating, and impeccable service! Stormy, our waiter, was so welcoming and was quick to offer descriptions and persona recommendations in addition to insight on menu items popular with customers. My husband and I ate outside and enjoyed started with delicious and well-dressed Bloody Marys (served promptly at 12:30 pm, in accordance with Georgia state laws). We split the Fried Green Tomatoes with crawfish as an appetizer, which came highly recommended by Stormy. They were perfectly fried and are great for a shared plate (for 2 or 4). My husband got the Alligator BLT, and I got the Gulf Fish with grits. Although much creamier than I usually like grits, I still really enjoyed my entree. At the end of the meal, we ordered coffee and cleared our table to enjoy the bench seating/lounge area on the patio, where we enjoyed some sunshine! I highly recommend this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

My wife and I met friends for dinner and wine. The food is great and they have a good wine selection. I highly recommend River & Rail.

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Fantastic restaurant. Brittany was our server and was so knowledgeable and helpful in making our decisions on what to order. We tried several menu items and everything was awesome. Staff is great. Food is great. Location is nice.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

Great atmosphere. Nicely renovated old space. Broad menu choices.

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5.0Dined on April 20, 2018

Very eclectic menu and drinks: Delicious craft beers, wonderfully unique cocktails, and small but delicious plates of amazing food (the rabbit and the octopus were our faves). Service was great too. Thoroughly enjoyed!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We went to River & Rail for Sunday Brunch. It was my husband's birthday. He absolutely loved it. He had the open faced biscuit with crabby patties (still talks about how good it was), and I had the pulled pork over Texas toast with scrambled egg. Price for the quality and quantity of food was great. Would definitely go back again.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had smoked hen; wild game pie; spaggatino; burgers, tater tots and sweet fried alligator. Everything was delicious, including our chocolate soufflé and cheesecake. One dessert was complimentary because it was my husband’s birthday. Our server was great! Didn’t get to try the wines though as we don’t drink. My family will definitely come back. Highly recommended place to dine when you’re in Columbus.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Outstanding food and global aesthetics.
If you are a foodie River and Rail needs to be on yout short list.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

The variety and originality of the menu is commendable. The wait staff is great. I haven’t had anything on the menu, I didn’t like and I usually order multiple appetizers and an entree

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went for Easter Sunday brunch. Beautiful place, classy decor. We sat outside in the back courtyard, lovely. No kid menu but our boys were able to add scrambled eggs and fresh bacon to a pancake order. It’s a farm to table restaurant and foodie’s delight. Our server was fantastic! Becky, I think..forgive me if that’s not right, was very attentive, best we’ve had in a long time. Just remember adult libations can’t be served til 12:30 on Sundays 😕

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Bday dinner

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5.0Dined on March 6, 2018

Very attentive staff, great food. Portions on the smaller side but very good and the drinks are jigger poured so... but very nice place. I went on a Monday and basically rented the place. I would guess Wednesday thru Saturday to be much busier.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Loved the food, server was outstanding, and the decor beautiful.

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

My husband and I enjoyed the pre-set Valentines menu. The food was creatively paired with different yet delicious flavors. We will definitely be back. It was the perfect setting for a date night.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

It was our valentine dinner. The place was not very busy when we arrived and yet every table right next to us was used before the rest of the place. It would have been nice to have some separation. Our waiter, John, was very informative and enthusiastic. The food was delicious.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

My girlfriend and I enjoyed our lovely Valentine’s Day dinner. We heard some great things about the restaurant and figured it was the perfect time to try it out. Will definitely return for brunch!

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Brittany a trainee served us and did a great job. Everything was fresh, balanced and tasty

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Sitting across from the kitchen, have to listen to the chef shouting was not very pleasing,
need to have some sound barrier.
Waitress Kelsy was very certious

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Disappointed with the food, the restaurant was nearly empty as there was only two other tables occupied in the restaurant. The kitchen was slow to put out the food and when they did it was wrong. The hostess failed to inform my server of the notes I filled out on open table.
Server was great and did his best to make up for the poor experience.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

We enjoyed our dining experience! We tasted several different appetizers, and everything was delicious. Our waitress was kind and patient with our group - we can be a little overwhelming! Great place for a special birthday celebration!

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5.0Dined on February 1, 2018

Great fish

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4.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Beautiful restaurant with great service! It was my sister's birthday and they offered a free champagne glass or dessert of her choice, which was an unexpected treat! The food is fun to try and very good. We have been here a few times and are very satisfied. Tonight, my husband ordered the pork chop option, which they didn't ask how he wanted it cooked so we just assumed the chef would know. It came out well done so it was a little too dry for his liking. Also, the bubbly options offered are listed with the "white wines" so it took us a minute to find them and they were out of the two bottle options we wanted to drink. Highly recommend this restaurant for those visiting Columbus!

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The waiter was very knowledgeable and attentive. He gave us really good recommendations based on menu items he likes. The food was fabulous! Our son has been there before and said the food is always good. You will not be disappointed!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food and service. Seating not conducive to intimate conversation.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

This was our first visit to this restaurant. Service was excellent with our server, Stormy. Food was well prepared with unique twists on each dish. Looking forward to our return.

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3.0Dined on January 25, 2018

I thought the flavors were good but nothing special, actually a bit bland. They did go off menu for us for a sauteed vegetable plate which was the best thing we had. We liked the menu (very different).

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5.0Dined on January 23, 2018

I was visiting from Atlanta and was thrilled to find this farm to table restaurant. Dinner at R&R was a delicious enjoyable experience. $1 roasted oysters $3 Mexican draught beer, High west whiskey, pickled grapes gulf shrimp risotto. All outstanding!

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2018

the potato salad did not compliment the etoufee. Also we did not enjoy the fennel. a little pricey as well

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

The food was good, and the meal choices are very good. We had brunch, and enjoyed Mimosas. Very quiet play, with great service.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Out of towners here. We had a lovely experience. The food was good and the cocktails were as well.

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