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The Brass Rail

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American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
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135 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030 (Corner of 2nd Street)
+1 201-659-7074
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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New York City, New York
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

If you are in a party state of mind this might be a good place to have a meal. If you are in a mood to have a conversation with friends, not so much. Food is decent and priced competitively relative to comparable restaurants in the area. Service was decent as well. It wasn't really what I wanted for my... More 

Thank Aguiladeacero
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187 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This is the place to come to for the variety of beers on tap. The list is extensive and almost every type is offered. Wines were a bit pricey. On the other hand the food ranges from average to worse. Our waitress warned us about the cheese platter and she was spot on, A few tiny pieces of cheese, most... More 

Thank njgramps
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Probably one of the best restaurants in Hoboken. I'm a city person so I do find Hoboken to be subpar.

Thank Travelswithlab
Wayne, New Jersey
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Had dinner with my son who is attending nearby Stevens Institute. Had picked this place because we both are steak fans. I ordered the filet and it was very tender and tasty (although I asked for medium and was red in center even after I had confirmed with wait staff that medium meant pink in middle). My son strayed from... More 

Thank DDRDA99
New Vernon, New Jersey
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460 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 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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323 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 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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70 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 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 HaveCape_WillTravel
Hoboken, New Jersey
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167 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 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 

Thank megtaylor10
reston, va
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226 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 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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65 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 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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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
US$35 - US$50
American, Bar, Steakhouse, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 135 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
    (Corner of 2nd Street)
  • Public Transportation: 2 Blocks from the PATH Train Station and Ferry
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Hoboken
  • Phone Number: +1 201-659-7074

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