They say if you want to know the best place to eat in any area, ask the locals. If that’s true, many people in St. Charles County would recommend The Brass Rail Steakhouse.
Known for its classic American menu featuring scratch-made foods, aged steaks, seafood, pasta and specialty drinks and tucked just off of I-64/in O’Fallon, Missouri, The Brass Rail is a hidden gem in the St. Louis region and packs a major punch with locals.
Under new ownership as of spring 2022, by April and Ryan Hammer, the neighborhood steakhouse is the perfect place to relax with family, friends or colleagues and enjoy a wonderful handcrafted meal in a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
The Brass Rail sells hundreds of pounds of steak each week—with all of their customers’ favorite cuts available to take home. “Everything on the menu is made to order even down to our famous ranch dressing, which we sell and ship anywhere,” April says. “People love it and can’t seem to get enough of it.”
In fact, April says “countless ‘regulars’ come to The Brass Rail so often, that most have specific servers they request.”
Not only are the customers loyal to their servers, but the servers are friends and respectful of each other. And many of them have been on staff at The Brass Rail since the steakhouse opened in 2012.
“Our servers are loyal and know how to give only the very best service to our loyal guests. They have great camaraderie amongst the team. Many of them spend hours together at work and are also friends outside of TBR, and it shows. It takes teamwork to make the dream work," April says.
The Smoked Chicken Wings are a staple and TBR signature item. “We can hardly keep them in stock,” proclaims April. “Most restaurants prepare the standard fried wings, but thanks to our founder’s culinary excellence, we intricately prepare our wings, and our guests know it. They are crazy popular.”
Another Brass Rail signature item are its crab cakes, which were voted “Best in Missouri.” The traditional, Maryland-style crab cakes are melt-in-your-mouth unbelievably good, April assures.
With its handcrafted food, beautiful decor and comfortable neighborhood feel, The Brass Rail is considered a perfect place to meet up after work, on a date night or after a golf game or kid’s soccer game. The Brass Rail staffers welcome diners “with open arms and full plates.”