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Bennett's Chop & Railhouse

4.5
4.5
1155 Reviews
$30 and under
Steakhouse
In every city, there is a natural gathering spot for city folk and neighborhood people in the know. This place in Saint Paul is know as Bennett's Chop & Railhouse. Located on West Seventh & Victoria, it is the perfect meeting place of uptown and downtown, of quiet neighborhood and big city lights.

It's called a chophouse because it specializes in a casual steakhouse atmosphere with top-of-the-line cuts of the finest meats. It is a Rail-house because it is on the old railroad line serving the city and rail drinks (as well as top brands) are served in the convivial atmosphere of the horseshoe bar.

And of course Bennett's is Bennett's because owners Joe and Meghan Bennett ensure that welcoming hospitality is always served. They have taken their decades of experiences with leading hospitality brands and translated it into an intimate venue where you're not only a customer, but more importantly, a welcome guest.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Burgers

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (651) 228-1408

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Joe Bennett

  • Catering

    From Box Lunches to Wedding Receptions, let Bennett's Cater your group needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Bennett's offers a Semi-Private room for groups from 20 - 80. We also rent the entire facility for groups between 60 - 100. Contact the restaurant for all of your private dining needs. Customized menus and themes available

  • Private party contact

    Meghan Bennett: (651) 228-1408

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Cross street

    Victoria

  • Parking details

    Parking provided in our secure lot and plenty of on-street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Buss Stop three blocks from our front Door.

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz the Last Tuesday of every month.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,155 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. KH

    KathyH

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and great service. Only complaint is table was close to the door and it was cold
  2. AS

    AnnekeS

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We always like Bennett's good variety of food, nice selection of drinks. I tried something different this time, and the food was delicious.
  3. AC

    ACMplsGirl

    Minneapolis

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a memorable night! Took our neighbors and had to wait a little bit for a table but we didn't mind as Tiffany Bennett, took such amazing care of us! Our food and drinks were fabulous- filet mignon and we shared their chicken pot pie which is to die for! After dinner they had Vingo, which was music video bingo, and it was SO FUN! We had more drinks and had such a blast - what a great surprise! We love the relaxed chill atmosphere... I call it a dive bar supperclub- the best of both worlds! We've been going here for years and tell all our friends how great it is.... you can always depend on the great food, drinks, service & a good time.
  4. MQ

    MaryQ

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We had a great dinner at Bennett's on Sunday night. The food and service were excellent. The only problem was the noise level was a little too high, and the staff told us they could not turn it down. Despite that, it was a lovely evening, and I will go back soon, especially for the chopped salad and the crab cakes. But almost everything on the menu is great.
  5. J

    Jdo3

    Dallas

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is a gem. Fabulous food and the rides to Xcel Energy. So friendly and accommodating!
  6. P

    Paulster

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    They do what they can with the space they’re in. feels tight in the dining room, spills right into the bar and the front door just dumps right into the dining room. Thought the food was very average.
  7. S

    Sheila

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Will definitely eat here again!
  8. DO

    DanO

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, great food, and great drinks!! Highly recommend it!!
  9. n

    njl50

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    It was extremely noisy. It is a small place and it was packed. The problem was that with all the human noise the bartenders felt the need to loudly play music. Asked waitress to have them turn it down because we were under a speaker. They did initially but in a few minutes it was back to loud. I then talked to the hostess, I was very upset at this point, and again asked for the music to be turned down. She was very helpful and asked it we would like to move to a different table which was better. We waited over an hour for our food. Food was good. I would not recommend this place if you want to have dinner and conversation.
  10. JN

    JeanN

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Disappointing! Onion rings overcooked. Risotto was more cheesy rice than creamy risotto. Salad order was mixed up. Paid way too much for a mediocre meal! It was supposed to be a special birthday dinner. Nothing extra was done to acknowledge that.
  11. S

    Sjjohns67

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience1
    Food was terrible for the price. There were only 2 people in our group of 7 who thought their food was okay best. The food looked and tasted like it was made ahead of time and reheated. There were white tablecloths, but if you're going to make it look "high end," then put up a divider to separate things a bit. It just looks odd. The place was dirty and the ceilings need to be painted. The whole place was dark and dated. Please don't let your staff eat in the kitchen where customers can watch. That was another big turn off.
  12. BJ

    BobbiJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    You can’t really go wrong with the food at Bennett’s. They’re consistent with the offerings and it’s good, casual atmosphere. If I was going to pregame somewhere, this would be a good option
  13. DM

    DavidM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great neighborhood place to celebrate a family steak dinner@!
  14. JC

    JenC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great food that always hits the spot. Love the relaxing atmosphere too.
  15. K

    Kathy

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was very enjoyable. The staff is warm and friendly. The food is served quickly. They had just had a large group leaving for the Wild Hockey game, and that was handled in a professional manner.
  16. C

    Christproth

    Argentina

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to dine! Go to when new friends or family are in town.
  17. SS

    SharonSS

    Minneapolis

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overall, it was a great experience. One person in our party needed to eat gluten-free, and there weren't many accommodations for that.
  18. MQ

    MaryQ

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    After some confusion about our reservation (which was a utter disturbing because we were going to a concert after dinner), the staff at Bennett’s made great efforts to make it up to us, including offering a free round of drinks. That was greatly appreciated. We had a great dinner, marred only by a very large, loud party at the next table (about 25 people). We love Bennett’s but always try to go on a quiet night. It was really loud Saturday night.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We went to dinner before a show at the Ordway and it was totally worth it!
  20. BW

    BonnieW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bennett's never disappoints! Great food, drinks and atmosphere!
  21. H

    Heysandya

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a nice addition to Hudson’s 2nd Street area. Ambiance is great for any occasion from watching a game, meeting friends or a business or family celebration. A must have are the au gratin potatoes. Our table also had onion rings and spinach artichoke dip - both were very good. A surprise was the molten lava cake! It is definitely a notch above the average.
  22. l

    luv2dine

    Minneapolis

    417 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    417 reviews

    Dined on December 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chicken sandwich with fries and an entree salad were delicious and served quickly. Portions were a good size. Server was friendly and attentive. Definitely should be frequenting this place more often!!
  23. V

    Valerie

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Bennett’s is our go-to neighborhood dinner spot. Always good food and great service at a reasonable price.
  24. BL

    BrianL

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great martinis! The food was delicious too. Had a great time.
  25. AC

    ACMplsGirl

    Minneapolis

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love their $26 sirloin steak! Always a great cut done perfectly with a crusty outside….the best baked potatoes and house chopped salad…and bonus, their drinks are fabulous and cheap! This is one of our favorite restaurants as the food is so good and just a super casual atmosphere. Our waitress, Emma, was so funny & gave us such great service. We always have a great time here!
  26. SS

    SeanS

    Minneapolis

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on November 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful neighborhood place where we love to get dinner. If I lived within walking distance I probably would never use my kitchen. The shuttles to various venues for games and concerts is an added bonus!
  27. W

    Wisch

    Minneapolis

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    delicious food, served hot and well prepared - friendly atmosphere - would be nice to get water refills since that is all we were drinking at lunch
  28. TR

    TonyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food, fun time. Liked the shuttle bus and will keep in mind for the future.
  29. MQ

    MaryQ

    Minneapolis

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Another great dinner last night at Bennett’s. I love the menu, and often have a hard time choosing a dish to order. The only thing I don’t like at Bennett’s is that I have to call and check if there is a concert or hockey game the night I want to dine there. If there is, it is too crowded and noisy.
  30. D

    Duane

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    Would prefer a place that had more ample parking and where our bunch could converse in a less noisy atmosphere.
  31. CC

    ChristopherC

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bennett’s is always great — we dine there at least once a month. The food, the vibe, and the service!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was good, service was good, we had a nice time as always!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and friendly service.
  34. R

    Rick

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    Been here many times but tonight food was just not good. Ribs were dry overcooked and cold and the steak we ordered MR was like shoe leather, not sure how a restaurant coined a "chop house" would ever serve a steak cooked this poorly. Very disappointing. Not sure we would go back anytime soon with the food quality being so bad. One positive, the stuffed mushrooms were good as always so at least they got one thing right.
  35. PH

    PerriH

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bennett's is a neighborhood favorite with their varied menu (reasonable pricing) and great service.
  36. J

    Jbird

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    First time there. The neighborhood looked a little uncertain at first, but we went in to find a lovely little steak house, packed with people enjoying and celebrating. A great neighborhood gem. The tomato soup was incredible. The rest was good, and priced right. And the service was top notch.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The best food and their chopped salad is very good best I have had. Nice people excellent device
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great dinner, (Bison burger was delicious) watched the hockey game and had a fun time playing 3 rounds of VINGO!
  39. MS

    MichaelS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great martinis was just the right amount of ice on the surface. Excellent appetizers especially the fried sauerkraut eggrolls. Good salad and very good steak sliders. The sliders were the best I’ve had in the Twin Cities including kitchen and rail. The setting is old school and yet cozy. Will definitely go back again.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience2
    Pre theatre dinner. We were seated right next to the door, which in the winter will be very cold.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bennett's Chop & Railhouse does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Bennett's Chop & Railhouse also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (651) 228-1408.

Bennett's Chop & Railhouse is rated 4.5 stars by 1155 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today
Google Map for Bennett's Chop & Railhouse

1305 West 7th Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Victoria

  • Neighborhood

    Saint Paul

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 11:00 am–9:00 pm Lunch Mon–Sat 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Steakhouse, Seafood, Burgers

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking provided in our secure lot and plenty of on-street parking available.

  • Public transit

    Buss Stop three blocks from our front Door.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Joe Bennett

  • Entertainment

    Live Jazz the Last Tuesday of every month.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (651) 228-1408

  • Catering

    From Box Lunches to Wedding Receptions, let Bennett's Cater your group needs.

  • Private party facilities

    Bennett's offers a Semi-Private room for groups from 20 - 80. We also rent the entire facility for groups between 60 - 100. Contact the restaurant for all of your private dining needs. Customized menus and themes available

  • Private party contact

    Meghan Bennett: (651) 228-1408

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