Fare: American Steakhouse
Food Quality: Serves USDA Prime and CAB corn-fed beef dry aged for 28 days and healthy sustainable fresh seafood dishes
Service: Professional, knowledgeable, and attentive, without being intrusive
Ambiance/Decor: Stunning! Upscale, rustic, casual
Overall Rating: 3 1/2 Stars - Classified as Chef-Inspired Casual Dining (* Note - See below restaurant classification for details)
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Star = poor to 4 stars = Best in Class
Noise level: Moderate
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy a high end steakhouse menu with stunning, rustic ambiance, in a more casual setting.
Not Recommended For: Diners who prefer more formal, fine dining, or budget conscious diners who prefer a more traditional, less expensive menu.
Recommended dishes: When available, The Kona Coffee Infused Ribeye; The Prime NY Strip Steak; and for non-carnivores, The Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna W/ Lemongrass Scented Black Rice, Pickled Shitake, Bok Choy, Edamame, and Miso Vinaigrette
Liquor: Full service bar with an award-winning wine list recognized by Wine Spectator.
Rails Steak House, set in a reconstructed
train station in Towaco, is a breathtaking, rustic 20,000 square foot
carnivores haven featuring a menu of USDA Prime and CAB corn-fed. beef.
This is an ideal spot to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends.
The construction of Rails Steakhouse features a collection of high quality rustic materials and including the use of timber, natural stonewalls, fireplaces, high exposed ceilings, and large windows, all carefully combined to create a stunning , upscale, rustic, lodge style ambiance.
Spread over 3 levels with an upscale blending of sophistication, casualness, and nostalgia.
The main dining room on the main floor with the Timber Bar and huge stone fireplace, offering the more sophisticated ambiance of all the dining areas. The second floor dining area has a more casual rustic ambiance with exposed rafters and a view of the floor below.
The lower level features a secret passage to the wine cave, the dry-aging room, and Thirty 3, a dimly lit speakeasy-style bar.
During the warmer months, there is outdoor dining on either of two outdoor terraces with outdoor bars, a stone fireplace, and spectacular views of the Pyramid Mountains.
The kitchen is run by Executive Chef Francis X. Falivene. Chef Falivene received his formal culinary education at The French Culinary Institute in NYC. He later honed his culinary skills at The Hotel Pierre in NYC, and at Restaurant Korso, in Vienna, Austria, a Michelin rated restaurant. He then returned to NYC as Executive Chef at Salute! Ristorante, and later as Executive Chef at Ora Restaurant in Morristown. He also worked under the famed Chef Terrance Brennan as his Executive chef at Artisanal Bistro.
Prior to coming to Rails Steakhouse, Chef Falivene was the Executive Chef at the Moonshine Supper Club in Millburn, NJ.
Rails Steakhouse features a seasonal menu of high end meats and seafood, with casual, Tavern-style food during the week, and a more extensive, fine dining dishes on weekends.
With Rails being a steakhouse enjoyed by carnivores, they are known for their USDA Prime and CAB corn-fed beef where steaks are dry aged for 28 days on-premise in their aging room and hand cut by their butchers daily. They also offer a selection of healthy sustainable fresh seafood dishes, a raw bar, and homemade desserts.
Rails Steakhouse is open seven days/week: Monday through Thursday 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Friday and Saturday 4:00pm – 11:00pm; and Sunday 2:00pm – 9:00pm
They are also open Thanksgiving serving a traditional Thanksgiving menu, and Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve with a special holiday dinner.
*Description of Restaurant Classification - Chef-Inspired Casual Dining:
The most popular upscale restaurants in New
Jersey, classified into three categories; Chef-Inspired Fine Dining,
Chef-Inspired Casual Dining, and Contemporary Casual.
learn more about these three types of upscale restaurants and how reviews are created.
(updated: November, 2020)