The Rail House 1449 to replace David Drake

Restaurant David Drake will be replaced by something called The Rail House 1449. New signage went up in the window earlier this week.

Activity at the Irving Street site has drawn curiosity in the past several weeks, with “David Drake” searches spiking on the blog and some reader inquiries via email.
Unfortunately, I don’t have any details other than what’s found at, where it’s described as “casual elegant” and “contemporary American” with an “amazing wine list,” and the patio dining area called The Rail Yard.
David Drake was considered among the best restaurants in the state before it closed in January. It had been in operation for about five years.
The property is assessed at $203,600 and paid about $10,000 in property taxes last year, according to
Interesting story in The New York Times recently (“Less Luster on the ‘Gold Coast'”) detailing the glut of inventory and price reductions in places like Hoboken and Jersey City and other Hudson County towns.