60 Second Review: Brass Rail to go
Brass Rail nothing special; disappointing
The Brass Rail (135 Washington) has always seemed to have an “upscale” label attached to it. Maybe it’s the historic building, the spooky urban legend – or the fact that it might have been decent way in the past (even the Hoboken411 Review back in 2007 was mediocre.)
Either way, we decided to give it another shot recently – and order a quick dinner to go. A veggie burger, a bacon cheese burger, and a mix & match appetizer plate (Caesar salad, hummus, and some cucumber salad). To sum it up – everything was sub-par – especially for an “upscale” restaurant like this.
Now while the presentation isn’t expected to be perfect – considering it was to go, the food products themselves are supposed to at least meet some minimum standards. The burger was dry, extra-tough (even though it was ordered medium rare), the veggie burger fell apart and was greasy, and the toppings were way too limp and brown. It was obvious they sliced them paper-thin to save money – but at the same time, spoilage happens that much faster (when prepped it too far in advance). The buns required tooth-filing before biting as well. An relatively unpleasant dining experience for modern humans.
Until Brass Rail gets new management or owners – we’ll stick with the better restaurants in Hoboken.