At The Rail

4.6
467 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 467 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Melissa
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for lunch for my adult daughters birthday . It was great! Our waitress was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very great prompt service and food was delish

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PhilipG
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent place to eat and great food. Will definitely go again!

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KateC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was delicious, waitstaff was pleasant. The service was slow.

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AnnieT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 9 July 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Pasta embarrassingly overcooked- crunchy… was replaced when asked but new pot of pasta required and two people had finished their meal when third and pasta dish appeared. 2 filet orders were of different temperatures- served to wrong order- overall the food was tasty but human factor brought overall experience 180 degrees from previous impressions. Dining room was very crowded- staffing minimal. Seemed unprepared for the crowd.

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vipShirl
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was fantastic! The scallops were amazing, and the fettuccine was perfect!

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BrendaL
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was alittle upset that the crab cake had been removed from the menu… that was my main reason for choosing the rail. But the filet made up for the loss.. it was delicious

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Today27
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 2 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again a pleasant dinner at At The Rail. Laura our server was attentive without hovering. Food exactly as we ordered. Lovely evening.

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LindaM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

At The Rail has excellent food, service and decor. Unfortunately it has poor acoustics and always seems to be very noisy in the dining room. While I like the restaurant, the noise is a major drawback.

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GeorgeMallet
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on 24 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family gathering

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vipMLHEM
Philadelphia
37 reviews
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Dining room really dark, so we opted for outside seating. Two of us were seated at a huge outdoor table big enough for six? We saw smaller tables in a roped-off section. Consequently, when the server approached, it was from behind us, so we couldn’t see her. Never moved to the opposite side of the table so we could see her. Never gave her name. She was friendly and pleasant, though.

Food was best part of the evening: avocado toast (shared, no side plate offered), crab cake, short rib. Carrot cake just ok.

One thing off-putting: they ran out of the wine I was drinking and when I got my second glass, the server substituted a different wine without telling me. Not sure how any server in this level restaurant would think that was ok.

Despite the food being good, overall the evening was just so-so.

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JohnF
1 review
Dined on 17 June 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Disappointed in the food: no crackers served with the bland clam chowder and no lettuce served with the shrimp tacos. Also, very little shredded cheese came with the tacos. Breaded red snapper sandwich was okay, but too thin to have a moist texture.

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PaulM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as usual. Always a good spot to meet someone for lunch.

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DebraW
1 review
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place to eat. Great service, nice, safe atmosphere. Staff attentive.

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Marvin
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food. Unique dishes. Highly recommended.

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cake1963
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 30 May 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We went for brunch as advertised on their website but when we got there no brunch was being served. The website should have been updated. Once past that the food was good!

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HelenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phillip as great! The entire staff is wonderful and the food excellent !

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vipPASS
Baltimore
28 reviews
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our brunch at The Rail. The last time we ate there was early March right before the shut-down. We will be pleased when there are more breakfast menu items, understanding that the Brunch we remember will probably not return anytime soon.
However, the shrimp omelet was wonderful and our waitress exceptionally helpful.

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HelenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 19 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phillip is a wonderful server! The entire staff is great!

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JohnnyO
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Enjoying dinner with background live piano music contributed to a lovely evening. Food was good and service was impeccable.

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FrankM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

There we three of us eating lunch together for the first time in about 15 months. We chose The Rail because its service and food are consistently very good. the wait staff is friendly and accomodating. Parking is easy and the prices are reasonable.

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HelenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time! Staff remembered us. Food was delicious!!!

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vipPattiC
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 1 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is a great value. We all had the filet. Cooked to our personal perfection. The atmosphere is quiet and upscale. The piano player was on point. It is hard to get good coffee, it was great!

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GregR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Casual, excellent food. Nice atmosphere, quiet.
Tables well spaced for Covid-19. I think one of the wait staff may have called off because our waitress was very busy. She could have used some help, and the host did help.
Shrimp tacos were delicious and perfect for a casual, early dinner.

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HelenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 14 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usaual we had a great time and delicious food!

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PattiA
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely

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SheriD
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michaela was great. The piano player was great. The gouda mac & cheese was great.

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HelenB
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 31 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was so nice to be back in a restaurant! The staff remembered us from a year ago. We dined in weekly before the pandemic . We were very impressed how The Rail has adapted to our current environment. The food was excellent and the live piano player was absolutely wonderful!

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PaulLocal
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on 25 March 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

We love The Rail and always a satisfied customer. The manager was phenomenal! There happened to be an issue with our meal which the manager immediately corrected. I can't get back to the previous survey in which I inadvertently hit three stars for food. The food at this restaurant is always excellent.

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JillU
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, our waitress Bridget was very nice, pleasant. Atmosphere was nice, can't wait to sit outside. Drinks were great. Great evening out.

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GabJ
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing! We had the best experience there and the food was the best we’ve had in the area. We’ll definitely be going back!

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vipMarvin
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was wonderful. I only wish the restaurant would take down the website that advertises the Sunday brunch. The restaurant does not offer a Sunday Brunch.

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vipHerm
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Saturday night during the Covid 19. Reservations were for 630 and we were seated immediately. The restaurant was probably 70% full at the time service was good food was good.

We’ve done there frequently and when you want to avoid crowds and have a pleasant comfortable atmosphere this is a good choice right now. The menu although not real Broad is adequate. I had a fried chicken special dinner that was very good and my guest had a seafood we’re fish dinner that she enjoyed.

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Sammy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Had the crab cake dinner. The crab cake was good but small. It came with a couple crunchy carrots and three small pieces of unflavored potato. I was starving when I left. For the expense I should be full when I leave. The potato should be a full potato and it should include more than just a couple crunchy carrots .The staff was very nice.

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COLLEENA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time dining at the Rail and will not be the last. The food was delicious....service was great and we had a table looking out onto yhe golf course. They raised the blinds and we had a beautiful view of deer! We also loved the piano entertainment. We will definitely be back!👍❤️

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Barbara was awesome! Will be back for sure.

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RichardM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 January 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

It has been over a year since we last visited this establishment. Although the service was outstanding and the facility is very nice the quality of the food was only so so. The trout with red cabbage and mashed potatoes was virtually flavorless. In the past the crab cakes were served with delicious white sauce but that has been stopped and cocktail sauce was the only offering. Very disappointing evening.

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vipnephron
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on 21 January 2021
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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 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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vipKathyO
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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 467 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.