At The Rail

4.6
430 reviews
$30 and under
American
Indoor & Outdoor dining available. At the Rail Wine Bar & Grille offers a Contemporary American Cuisine, featuring Signature Crab Cakes and an array of Creative menu items. Our award winning wine list highlights beautiful wines from around the globe. From novice to expert, we have the perfect wine for you. Come enjoy hand-crafted cocktails at our dramatic antique bar from 1904 or enjoy an award winning view from our Veranda deck, which overlooks our championship golf course. Remember, we’re not private, only our recipes are. Our dress code is smart casual/country club casual, we ask that no hats be worn in the dining room during dinner.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 430 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.4
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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nephron
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The Rail always delivers. Closest thing to a “fine dining” experience in the Christiana area. Wide open dining space ideal for COVID-era dining out. One our business go-to spots.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 10 January 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

We go almost every Sunday. Barbara is always our server and that’s why we keep coming back. Most of their food is excellent but something has gone wrong with their griddle specials and waffles. The waffles use to be excellent. They are now HORRIBLE. I’m thinking they may have switched to some kind of prepackaged mix. Their pancakes were good (not sure if they changed that batter as well) but they refuse to make a plain pancake if you don’t like the griddle special. They are stuck on peanut butter pancakes. I love peanut butter but not in pancakes. Many people are allergic to nuts so that alone makes it a bad choice. I am someone who can’t take all the grease with the other offerings so just would like some good waffles and pancakes to come back!

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KathyO
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just a very comfortable atmosphere and great food and service. We loved it!

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Jabar911
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve dinner. Spacing was perfect. Piano player was phenomenal.

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Bb46
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We continue to enjoy At the Rail and list it as one of our favorite restaurants. I would like to compliment the restaurant in this time when safety and health concerns are paramount to any visit. We felt that At the Rail took every precaution to protect us as their guests and in return expected their guests to follow protocols to protect their staff. The food and drinks continue to never disappoint. Thank you for making our brunch so relaxing, safe and enjoyably delicious.

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ChrissyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from appetizers to drinks to the main course

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SergeiD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was excellent but we expected to have the buffety as it was described on-line. We understood why the buffet was canceled but the web-site didn't show that it wouldn't be a buffet. Being charged for toast was disappointing and they were out of rye bread and there was no romaine lettuce for the ceasar salad.

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Disappointed
1 review
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointed in The Rail. They completely changed their menu and took off all the good food. Our family is very sad because this was one of our favorite places to go for dinner. We won’t be visiting there again.

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DianeW
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious food and COVID-19 compliance in effect.
Highly recommend At The Rail. Never disappoints.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Karen was awesome! Thank you.

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Vicki
Atlantic City
16 reviews
Dined on 3 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it!

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vipPaulR
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a quality relaxing meal. I keep going back!

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DisappointedPatron
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

I usually have good experiences at the Rail and the food is usually delicious. However, this time the food was barely edible. We ordered a Filet Mignon which was severely over cooked and the vegetables that came with it were under cooked. We also ordered the Flank Steak tacos which were severely under cooked. The meat was so red and just bloody all throughout. The best part of the taco meal was the coconut rice. The saving grace of the entire meal were the wings we ordered as an appetizer, which we're glad we ordered since we didn't eat our dinners. The service was subpar. Our waitress was never around and she only took our orders; our meals were brought to the table and cleared by other waitstaff. Then when we were ready to leave, we waited a while for our waitress to come over to ask about the check. It wasn't busy so we're not sure where she was throughout the evening. Just not a good experience.

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viptj3685
48 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious

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Delcious
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The crab cake had little filler and had loads of crab meat. The house dressing to go with the side salad was delicious! We dined outside on the patio on a sunny afternoon so the ambience was perfect.

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Herm
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Saturday night dinner at seven. Will h social distancing it was very quiet. Service was excellent and food was good. Menu seemed reduced in selections

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vipSue1983
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem for sure! I had the short rib omelet special and my husband had the chicken salad. Cocktails and food were all delicious and the meal was shockingly inexpensive for the view and quality. The service was quick and the very nice manager even offered to take our photo outside! We'll be back soon!

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vipFasteddie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always comfortable dining with great ambiance and food.

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Today27
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You don't have to be a member to enjoy this lovely country club. Restaurant and veranda are spacious and welcoming. Service is attentive. Food is very good. Will return next time in Wilmington.

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vipJrbdelaware
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great. Comfortable experience for a mid-week dinner in the COVID environment.

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DougR
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience3

Always a great opinion. We always have nice experiences at The Rail. Saturday night did feature a rare steak that had to be sent back. Management did what was right and apologized. Sadly, the server was snippy after this happened, even though she was not at fault, except for perhaps not sticking around to make sure the steak was cooked correctly. Since this is the first time in a half a dozen trips this happened, it should be put in perspective. We will be back. Also kudos to the pianist who made the evening seem more special.

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vipLauraP
Philadelphia
46 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner with friends. The menu was limited but offered some nice choices.

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PAUL
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

At the Rail was a pleasant dining experience. The staff was friendly, the service was quick, and the food was very good.

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StephenM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The crab cakes were excellent! Piano player was awesome. Great service. The room is large and dark, but plenty of social distancing space. Highly recommend.

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AndyM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the rail. It is a quiet restaurant and bar with great food and service. We never had a bad experience.

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LaurieG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall3food5service4ambience4

All was good until they kicked everyone out of the restaurant because “a tornado was coming” - it was only a rain storm. They overreacted, very unnecessary.

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Mizjne
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere, Great menu, Great service and Great Food!!!

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TomJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 19 July 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food and place was empty because of the pandemic. We went on a Sunday and they have a limited brunch menu all day, so couldn't get an entree for dinner. Food was good and service was excellent.

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vipRussR
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The atmosphere was a little lacking, maybe because there were only 3 tables of people, but the food was excellent.

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Kathleen
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food , everyone complying with measures to prevent covid, good service and great view

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JoAnnS
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and Service was good. I had the crab cake sandwich and my friend had the Corned Beef sandwich.

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JohnM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

It was nice just to get out, they did an excellent job with social distancing and performing the other necessary precautions, the food was very good but it’s very tough to give a fair review when the restaurant is dealing with so many restrictions.

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DonnaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Enjoyed - friendly staff good food, lovely live music

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PatrickM
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food is good however the menu is very limited which makes frequent visits a bit of an issue. Service and drinks are outstanding!

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JohnA
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our first time there we liked it, the menu was shortened because of covid which was disappointing but loved the dinner music. We will go back.

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great atmosphere which was clean an safe guards were taken. Friendly staff. Would definitely recommend

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and nice music for a family dinner.

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Coach
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Food & service were top notch. The drinks were fantastic!

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Herm
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Saturday evening say 6:45. Large group on one side of the dining area just three or four tables in use on the other side. Service was excellent food was good, the cheesecake for dessert was just OK. The piano background music was soothing and made up as an offset for the large groupOn the other side of the dining room.

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CindyC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoy this restaurant and don't visist as often as we would like. I love the parmesan cheese bowl for the caesar salad and thank you for allowing me to put the scallops on it! My husband had the crab cakes, which are always delicous and never disappoint! Looking forward to our next visit!

FAQs

At The Rail offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (302) 994-6700 ext. 3.

At The Rail is rated 4.6 stars by 430 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.