The Brass Rail Hoboken NJ

4.5
300 reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
For the perfect fusion of Old City Charm and Modern Cosmopolitan Chic, the Brass Rail offers a tantalizing alternative to conventional dining out. Whether you're in search of a funky, energetic visit to the bar or an intimate experience in the upstairs dining room, the Brass Rail has the perfect combination of atmosphere and fine dining. Eat. Drink. Be Happy.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Seafood
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm; Friday and Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, serving brunch from 11:30am - 3:00pm.
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Phone number
(201) 659-7074
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Doug Gough
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Private party facilities
Thank you for considering The Brass Rail for your private event. Whether you are celebrating a birthday, a bridal or baby shower, a social meeting, or are planning a corporate event, The Brass Rail is Hoboken's premier upscale dining restaurant, offering a warm and comfortable atmosphere.
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Private party contact
Carrie Fellens: (201) 659-7074
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Corner of 2nd Street
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Parking details
Municipal Parking (parking validation for 4 hours)
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Public transit
2 Blocks from the PATH Train Station and Ferry
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Whether you want dinner beforehand or to ring the New Year with us this is the place!
Regular Dinner Service till 8pm & 3-course Gala Dinner starting at 9pm. Open Bar Packages available as well! See you there!

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 300 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was tasty and fairly priced. Good if you have kids but still have friends.

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SG
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Price wasn’t worth the quality for food. Service was good but wasn’t please with the options and everything I tasted was good nothing was wow to me

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KM
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Awesome go-to in Hoboken. Love that it pulls in a more sophisticated crowd than the beer pubs within the nearby vicinity. Upstairs is a hidden gem and GREAT cocktails too!

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P
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, friendly staff at the hostess stand and wait staff!

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B
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

We got there and it was nearly empty. We ordered our brunch and got our complimentary cocktail and then got offered one more and then brought the check. Never offered another drink and felt rushed out when it wasn’t even packed. I was very disappointed by that. We were planning to have a few more drinks.

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LG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Apps, main course , and desserts were all excellent —- Service was great! Fun drink menu

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MM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Brass Rail provided a very delicious dinner, and service was excellent! Highly recommended!

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LC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Food was little overpriced but good. Sandwich I ordered was too full to eat as a sandwich.

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KW
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

I came in for my birthday with my boyfriend and two of my friends and I was really excited because i have been there once before and had an awesome time. This time not so much. When we sat down it took our server about 15 mins to greet us which was her saying “bottled or tap”. No smile. Never told us her name and wouldn’t tell us her name. When we said tap she just turned around and we had to get her attention to order our actual drink order. Then another 15 mins went by and she came and took our order. Again not even a smile or an ounce of friendliness. Had to get her attention for drink refills. Probably checked on us once. The only time she was prompted to have some urgency was when she dropped the check and picked up. We are all servers so we tipped her and I really didn’t wanna leave a review but it was my birthday and I felt so unwelcomed.

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MJ
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal great time great service.
Dinner was delicious.
Upstairs party room available for groups which we’ve used in the past for bridal and baby showers.
Will return again.

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NC
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to check this restaurant for Restaurant Week and it was a great choice! The food was delicious. From our appetizers, entree and dessert. Will be going back with friends.

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AH
Italy
18 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious app’s and main course. The veal meatballs were crispy yet light. Steak was cooked perfectly. Service was superb, thank you Jess and Mateo. As with most places in Hoboken, finding a parking spot wasn’t the easiest of tasks. Would most definitely recommend. Best restaurant week menu by far.

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LM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

I went there for restaurant week with a friend. The restaurant was dark and not in a dim romantic lighting way... I was just dark andsmelled funny. I wouldn’t recommend it.

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f
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 2

Service was terrible. 2+ hours and finally asked to get our desserts to go (and then that took another 20 minutes). Unfortunate, because the food was great. Given all of the great choices in Hoboken, we will not be back.

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NM
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The prefixed brunch menu was great, good choices and reasonably priced

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LS
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Came for restaurant week, and everything was delicious. Only complaint was the noise level

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N
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

The food and drinks are good and good options but the noise level in the upper floor was unbearable once the room filled up. We literally couldn’t hear each other. Which is unfortunate since it’s a nice room and a good alternative to the bustling bar scene on the first floor.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

They took forever to come and take our order and forever to bring the check. The waiter was really nice though. The food was OK, nothing especial. Creme brulee with Nutella was amazing.

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SL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

I’ve been here numerous times because I personally love the truffle meatball gnocchi! I ordered the skirt steak today and it was a bit too salty. It wasn’t inedible but it really wasn’t great.. For dessert, I ordered vanilla ice cream which was delicious but I think it was left out too long before I was served because it was a bit soupy by the time it got to me. The tiramisu wasn’t great and a bit dry that my boyfriend didn’t bother to eat it after 3 attempts. Not sure if it was an off day but wasn’t my best experience today food wise. Service was awesome though.

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B
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a delicious whiskey cocktail and a dish in which they served in entire octopus tentacle. The bartenders were knowledgeable, the drink was excellent, and the food was amazing! They have the best whiskey selection that I have seen in New Jersey second only to their sister restaurant nearby. Overall a great experience, I can’t wait to return!

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AW
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Overall, excellent. Love the breakfast Mac and cheese

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and atmosphere!

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CN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

They had a big (loud) class reunion upstairs and only a couple of tables left. They should have closed the complete floor instead of trying to get 2 more parties' money. Cheap!

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L
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My experience was great! I used to frequent Brass Rail regularly until I moved. I came back and it was fantastic! Nancy, the wonderful manager and her team took good care of us! The atmosphere is fun and upbeat. The food was fantastic! I highly recommend the Brass Rail and thank you, Nancy!

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h
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Friendly and accommodating staff. Tasty food, and a great brunch deal. Will definitely be back!

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TS
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Loud. Very loud. Enjoyed the food. Ricotta app is amazing.

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H
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worked out great for a party of 7. Older folks and the Young adult kids. Good time had by ALL!!

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T
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Went for the pre-fixe brunch for my birthday. The food was great , and loved the drink deals. Decent service. Would recommend!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The strip steak was amazing. I never had to ask for more water - the servers were very attentive.

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SP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The bar was lively without being overcrowded. Good wine list that is reasonably priced. We really enjoyed the steaks, which were cooked perfectly.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Good food and setting. Waiter was a little over anxious about getting our orders. He asked 5 times in a short time period, and we didn’t have enough time to get settled and read the menu.

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ND
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was decent. We ate on 2nd floor; cool settings and architectural features.

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MJ
New York Area
51 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating birthday for Dr. Charles with good friends

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OT
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Solid pub-style restaurant. Noisy downstairs - by that I mean lively... and quiet upstairs for conversation with friends. Fried calamari and lobster Mac and cheese to share were delicious. I had the salmon which was not unique but done well. Friends enjoyed their food as well. Great beer selection! Solid place to avoid all the sports bars in Hoboken.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Nice atmosphere, bar and tables downstairs, more quite dining atmosphere upstairs. A lot of steps if handicap, bonus there is a bathroom upstairs. Food was amazing!! However parking is horrible. Parked in lot for 3 hrs was a 30 dollars. Otherwise would recommend this restaurant.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I changed the time of the reservation right before we were supposed to get there and they easily changed my time for an hour later. It was greatly appreciated with no complications on a Saturday night. Food was delicious. This party of 9 was happy and will be returning!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We went for a boozy brunch. It was too loud, service was slow, didn't taste any alcohol in our drinks, my French toast was burnt. Next time if we do go back will try ordering from their regular menu. I read so many great reviews so I was a bit disappointed.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

The food was great especially the filet mignon! The white sangria was delicious get a pitcher it’s worth the $26!!

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BB
Denver
9 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Warm, wonderful service! I was very proud to bring my manhattan friends to Hoboken for brunch here, and theyre very picky! The burnch prix fixe is such a good deal. Will return!

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NG
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

Food was not good and we were sick from it after. Won't go back.

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