The Rail House 1449

Rahway

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In a Nutshell

  • Fine American cuisine
  • Extensive wine list
  • Housed in 18th-century home
  • Located in Art District

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Sep 7, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Not valid for wine tastings on Wednesdays. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Growling stomachs can hamper stealth operations, spoil belly dances, or, in extreme cases, induce dogs to attack. Quiet whimpering tummy tones with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of contemporary American cuisine at The Rail House 1449 in Rahway's Arts District.

The culinary artists at The Rail House 1449 draw customers into their restaurant, housed in a renovated 18th-century home, with a menu of fresh fish and seafood, homemade pastas, steaks, and poultry. Elegant eaters can nibble on the sweet-corn arepa, a yellow corn cake topped with gruyere, queso blanco, goat cheese, roasted-pepper-tomato relish, and baby greens newly weaned off broccoli pacifiers ($9).

Munch on the homemade ricotta gnocchi with roasted butternut squash, baby spinach, wild mushrooms, fresh basil, and parmigiano reggiano ($17), or the roasted Muscovy duck breast smothered in wild mushrooms, dried cherry gastrique, cilantro, and chives ($29). Cool down after a feeding frenzy with homemade gelato, available in vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, pumpkin, strawberry, and coffee ($6).

Amid the vintage dining room's wood floors, exposed brick, and fireplace, gulp a grape-smashing libation from the extensive wine list, which showcases vintages by the glass ($7–15) or bottle (starting at $29). Coffee fiends can achieve satisfaction by sipping the café joy, a caffeinated combination of coconut rum, Frangelico, Bailey's, coffee, and whipped cream ($9), or by digging a tunnel to Colombia.

Reviews

OpenTable reviewers give the Rail House 1449 a 4.4-star average:

The Rail House

With its cozy, semiformal atmosphere and gourmet American cuisine, The Rail House has become a frequent destination among those with discerning taste. Clad in rich browns and mustard tones, the dining rooms and outdoor patio almost resemble a professor's study. Design accents include exposed brick and stone, fine oak, ornate mirror frames, and white tablecloths made from the repurposed cummerbunds of a fancy giant. As eyes feast upon this almost royal interior, palates indulge in nouveau American crafted with artful panache. Dishes include sweet potato bisque with candied bacon; filet mignon; and vegetable lasagna with herbed ricotta cheese. Even the beer achieves foodie-approved heights, as 50 craft brews tempt taste buds with artisan flavor notes at the newly-renovated bar and pub next door.

Customer Reviews

Nice intimate atmosphere. Good food and friendly, attentive staff.
Diane O. · April 19, 2015
Burgers were great, beer was better. Service was also very good, nice atmosphere
Paul S. · March 31, 2015
enjoyed the meal, waiter was very good and informative. we had the burgers, but would go back and try a dinner meal as well.
Lorraine M. · March 28, 2015
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    Rahway

    1449 Irving St.

    Rahway, New Jersey 07065

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