Restaurant Openings

Rail Stop Arrives in Brighton This Weekend

The newest restaurant from a North Shore restaurant group is in the shadow of the newest MBTA station.

Rail Stop Photos by Andrea Ruiz provided

All aboard the newest Brighton brasserie: Rail Stop Restaurant & Bar opens Saturday, June 10.

The latest from Gloucester’s Beauport Hospitality Group (Beauport Hotel Gloucester, Seaport Grille), Rail Stop is among the first retail developments around the freshly minted Boston Landing train station. The New Balance-led development, adjacent to the Warrior Ice Arena, will also eventually be home to another Flatbread Company candlepin bowling alley and restaurant, and the second outpost of Provincetown-born Kōhi Coffee Company.

Rail Stop pays homage to the railroad with barrel-vaulted ceilings, vintage brass fixtures, and seats inspired by railroad boxcars. The giant restaurant—it spans 10,000 square feet—seats 287 inside, including 30 at the bar, and 32 in the private dining room, dubbed “Brighton Hall.” Outside, there are an additional 62 seats on the patio.

Jonathan Schick is executive chef behind a contemporary New England menu spanning classics like clam chowder, Cape Ann lobster mac and cheese, prime Angus New York strip steak, and more. The bar and lunch menus also offer a few sandwiches and burgers.

Behind the bar, beverage director Eli Shapiro has stocked eight, crowd-pleasing local beers on draft, a couple dozen wines by the glass, and bottle options displayed on an illuminated wine wall in the restaurant. The full bar has a cocktail list comprised of classics, plus a barrel-aged Manhattan, and the perfect breakfast-for-dinner drink: Smoke & A Pancake, with Del Maguey Vida Mezcal, Sapling Maple Cordial, and lemon and orange juices, garnished with dry ice and a mini pancake.

Rail Stop opens this Saturday at 4 p.m. Going forward, it will serve lunch daily from 11:30 a.m.-4 p.m., bar bites from 4-5 p.m., and dinner until 9 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday and 10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The bar closes nightly at midnight.

96 Guest St., Brighton, 617-254-0044, railstopboston.com.

Rail Stop Photos by Andrea Ruiz provided

Rail Stop Photos by Andrea Ruiz provided

Rail Stop Photos by Andrea Ruiz provided

Rail Stop Photos by Andrea Ruiz provided