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The Brass Rail

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135 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-4658 (Corner of 2nd Street)
(201) 659-7074
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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New Vernon, New Jersey
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385 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It looks and sounds like a bar on the street level with 4 times more beer choices compared to wine offerings on the menu. So my food expectations were very low. I was pleasantly surprised with the taste of the food and presentation. We had a group of 6 on Saturday night and had no wait. The French onion soup... More 

Thank Dan P
West Orange, New Jersey
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295 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

We came here for a family function. The upstairs holds approximately 60 people. The staff was very attentive. The only complaint would be the length of time for items to come out. Alternatively, you can say that they certainly give you enough time to socialize. Now onto the meal. I started with the Caesar salad which was not very good.... More 

Thank Norjeff2
New York
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

OMG! You just have to try the Truffle Meatballs and Gnocchi with pancetta & mushrooms in a sherry cream. My husband and I were looking for ways to lick the bowl clean and still look cool.

Thank nancy t
Hoboken, New Jersey
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165 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Went there with my granddaughter for Restaurant week. Very pricey for what was offered. Salad came from a bag and was tasteless. Waited 30 minutes for dessert. Waitress did apologize but what was so complicated about prosecco sherbet???? It is a cute place but I think they could do better. I do miss the old decorations with the caricutures of... More 

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reston, va
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194 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

We had dinner here as part of a group. I had the spinach salad to start; it was just ok--with small bits of apple, cheese and a few cashews but almost no dressing. My risotto entree was pretty bad. It was both gummy and dry at the same; the few small bits of shrimp in it were like rubber. They... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

Went there for a dinner with family and friends, and everything was very good! We started with the mussels, that came in an amazing broth, had great rose wine and all the dishes were very tasty! It's a bit pricey, but the overall experience was worth it.

Thank FlaviaRBianco
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 9, 2016

Good sangria and appetizers. The food is average but it is a great spot to people watch on Washington. Definitely order the white sangria if you are up for it.

Thank JHF561
Versailles, Kentucky
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81 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2016

The restaurant is attractive, handy and friendly. The staff is helpful and efficient. The food is good but nothing special. My Kale salad was good and the shrimp and asparagus risotto was good as well, but I have had better of both. My wife felt the same about her Chicken fettuccini and my son echoed the same for his meal.... More 

Thank racehorses
Boston, Massachusetts
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46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

Nice specials in the lunch menu, very reasonably priced for the quality of the food. Good service, friendly.....

Thank tizsajon
New York City, New York
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72 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Brass Rail has a great burger and lively bar scene, without being one of those "out of control too young" Hoboken spots on Washington St. Highly recommended for "adults".

Thank Keith C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$35 - $50
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030-4658
    (Corner of 2nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: 2 Blocks from the PATH Train Station and Ferry
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hoboken
  • Phone Number: (201) 659-7074

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?