About The Brass Rail

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.

135 Washington Street
Hoboken, NJ 07030
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Steak, Seafood

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.

Cross Street:
Corner of 2nd Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 659-7074

Website:
http://www.thebrassrailnj.com/

Parking Details:
Municipal Parking (parking validation for 4 hours)

Public Transit:
2 Blocks from the PATH Train Station and Ferry

Executive Chef:
Doug Gough

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.

Private Party Contact:
Carrie Fellens: (201) 659-7074

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

The Brass Rail Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.0

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
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Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
People Watching (2)
Romantic (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Casual (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

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!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 22, 2017

Worst experience ever. It was my Wife's birthday and they forgot !!!!!!! How those that happen I called I reminded them once I got there and we were the only table there and they failed to bring a candle just a candle with her name spelled on the plate that's all I wanted. Just a unpleasant experience. Don't ever go for special occasions . ALSO I called to speak to the owner I ask when I can call him and I got hung up the phone today oct 22 2017 at 11:45 am . Not good customer service I would say.

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·Dined on October 15, 2017

Service was delayed and mis reported. Food was not great.

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Food below par - server wore too much cologne that made us lose our appetite.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Fantastic brunch, the staff was great. My parents had steak and eggs and I had the fried egg & jalapeno hash, all were fantastic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

I have walked by this place many times but have never went in. I dined here on a Saturday night with a friend from out of town. We ate at approximately 7 PM, and the restaurant was busy but not too crowded yet. It was very cozy, with outdoor seating and bar seating as options. The downstairs had TVs with sports events playing and was louder. The upstairs, where we sat, was nice and quiet. The food was very good. I had the delicious honey glazed chicken breast and my friend had the Fillet Mignon, which was prepared exactly as ordered. I also had a mojito which was delicious. The service was very good. Would definitely return and eat here again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Good for a Date
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·Dined on August 5, 2017

Brass Rail is THE BEST restaurant in Hoboken. I have been on several occasions and have had lunch, brunch, and dinner there. I have never been disappointed or have ever left a drop of food on my plate. It is all delicious! Great variety and even better prices! The service is great with wait staff that is always accommodating! I cannot say enough great things!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Very good service and food you won't go wrong here

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Always a great meal at Brass Rail! The quality of food (and the variety/uniqueness of the menu) is amazing. However, your service is weirdly subpar when I go. Our waitress was off-putting, curt, and not warm/friendly. Work on hiring better servers!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Pleasant surroundings and good very friendly service. However the food was at best mediocre.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Went here for Restaurant Week because my girlfriend and I have always wanted to try this place. Appetizers were underwhelming (I got the Tuna tartare with avocado. It was pretty bad and the avocado had ZERO taste. my girlfriend had the caesar salad, which had wilted lettuce). For the mains, I got a rigatoni dish wirh grilled chicken and eggplant. It was okay, nothing special but better than the apps.
The desserts were the best part but I do not think we will go back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 16, 2017

I would definitely recommend getting there early if you go for weekend brunch. My friend and I arrived right when they opened and within 30 minutes there was a a wait because of the AMAZING brunch deal. Our primary waitress seemed a bit overwhelmed and wasn't very friendly, but the additional staff was great and made up for her lack of attention and being a bit rude.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Fun, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 2, 2017

To noisy for business dinning, they would not tweek down the level the slightest, and they weren't close to full; now I know why they weren't.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2017

We celebrated our anniversary here, which was also where we began dating a number of years ago. Service was outstanding and the food was great too! Brass Rail, thank you!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Great food great service and close to everything in Hoboken

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

I wish I could remember our servers name but she was fantastic! We came in on Saturday and sat upstairs (party of 5). Her recommendations were spot on from beer to entrees and desserts.

Tags: Good for a Date, Seasonal, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 3, 2017

The filet mignon with mushrooms and gorgonzola whipped mashed potatoes was excellent! My only gripe is that grape tomatoes were an unusual choice for a vegetable accompaniment. I associate them with a salad and would have much preferred haricot vert.

"The Prohibition Pig," a mixed drink, was excellent. (It's bacon-flavored bourbon with maple syrup, served over one enormous ice cube and garnished with candied bacon.)

The second-floor dining room is considerably quieter than the noisy bar on the first floor.

A great dining experience! Highly recommended!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Our waiter was very friendly and helpful, since my mom couldn't decide what to order. The food is always high-quality and delicous. The $22 prix-fixe brunch is such a great deal! I always bring out-of-town visitors here for brunch and no one is ever disappointed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 25, 2017

All was very good but too loud. We sat upstairs which was not fully occupied and the noise level was beyond energetic since you could here many conversations going on at the same level as we were trying to speak at. I would recommend it to friends but i would warn them of the noise level.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We dined at this restaurant for my birthday and it was absolutely delicious!! I would recommend it to anyone!!

Tags: Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 12, 2017

The food was amazing ! I got the eggs and steak for brunch! The prices were really good as well compared to other places . I would recommend this place to anyone . Only thing is it gets crowded and loud so I would avoid bringing kids

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 6, 2017

Waitresses were great and attentive, food was good, perfiteroles where wonderful and ambience was peaceful upstairs.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Excellent food!! The truffle meatballs and gnocchi were amazing. Best meal I've had so far in Hoboken

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 25, 2017

I went here for my birthday with a group of friend it was super easy to make a reservation and the management and workers including the people at the hostess stand were awesome, helpful and just really nice from the moment we walked in, I would deff come again!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tapas, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Outstanding Value
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 22, 2017

Good service...ok food. Server very attentive but we could not get past the below par food. Crab enchiladas were terrible. Chicken good but not great. Tuna appetizer...horrible...prepared like a I have never seen and not at all good. Place needs a menu revamp. Server was great and deserved a better menu to work with.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Had the french onion soup and it was delicious! Husband had the calimari and salmon - he loved it. The cocktails were just ok- not great / very little alcohol.

Tags: People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Good food, good service. Nothing too out of the ordinary compared to the other places in the area. There are others nearby that are better, but it was fine for a business lunch.

Tags: Healthy, Casual, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 22, 2017

My family and I came for brunch. The mimosas tasted like thick OJ with no champagne so we switched to the Sangria and had the same disappointment. Tasted like fruit juice. The BLT wasn't very good...little bacon, terrible bread. The white bean omlet was good but not anything that would make me come back. Overall we were disappointed considering the great reviews I saw.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 30, 2016

We love their beer selection and best French onion soup! My husband had the chicken sandwich and it was great!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Fun holiday/season cocktails and a great food menu!!

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·Dined on December 11, 2016

I went for brunch and the food was amazing and not to pricey for the area.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2016

The food was great.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Love the atmosphere at this place. Brought my family and we all had great meals. Highly recommend the skirt steak.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Overall a food. Great spot for casual dining. Standard bar/ restaurant food. I wouldn't say it's a fine dining restaurant but the food was good. Good selection of food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Absolutely phenomenal! The Brass Rail is by far my favorite restaurant. Incredible menu which changes fairly frequently, outstanding staff, to-die-for drinks, and perfect atmosphere. I cant recommend it enough.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Outstanding Value, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 23, 2016

Great brunch menu and a lot of food! And a great deal with brunch drinks!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2016

Had a lovely dining experience at Brass Rail. I email the restaurant before making the reservation as I'm gluten free and wanted to make sure they could accommodate my food allergies. They were very helpful and responsive. At the restaurant, the server was knowledgeable and went through the menu and specials with us, answering all our questions.
The food was tasty and in some cases, creative. The scallop and ravioli special was really creative and different. We had a great dinner.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 17, 2016

We dined at the Brass Rail for my boyfriend's mother's birthday. We were extremely pleased with the food and service, as well as the unique cocktails provided.

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