At The Rail

4.5
439 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 & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 439 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usaual we had a great time and delicious food!

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PattiA
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was lovely

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SheriD
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 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
7 reviews
Dined on March 25, 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
1 review
Dined on March 19, 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
1 review
Dined on March 18, 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
19 reviews
Dined on March 7, 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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Herm
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on March 6, 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 February 27, 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
1 review
Dined on February 27, 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 February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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RichardM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 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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nephron
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on January 21, 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
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 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 January 8, 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 December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Bb46
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 13, 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 November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing from appetizers to drinks to the main course

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SergeiD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 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 October 16, 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 October 9, 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
28 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Karen was awesome! Thank you.

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Vicki
Atlantic City
17 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Expensive but worth it!

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vipPaulR
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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DisappointedPatron
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 23, 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
Naples
49 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was delicious

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Delcious
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 23, 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
34 reviews
Dined on September 19, 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 September 13, 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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Fasteddie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Always comfortable dining with great ambiance and food.

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Today27
Washington DC
38 reviews
Dined on September 12, 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 September 10, 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 September 5, 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 August 29, 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 August 22, 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 August 15, 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 August 14, 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 August 7, 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 August 1, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

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

FAQs

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

At The Rail is rated 4.5 stars by 439 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 reservations at the moment.