Our Story

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With a passion for great food and as long time residents of Carlsbad, we found that the restaurant scene in North County was in need of an upscale neighborhood bar that also serves great food in an elegant setting.

Black Rail Kitchen + Bar is the third in our family of restaurants, preceded by Tinleaf Fresh Kitchen and Beach Plum Kitchen. By dining with us, you are supporting an independent, local business.

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Our Mission

To create a neighborhood gathering space that serves affordably priced chef quality food and beverages in a relaxed and friendly environments.

Our Team

Black Rail Kitchen + Bar employees over 50 people. We believe that hiring the right people, training them for excellence, and giving them room to grow is what sets us apart. We take care of our team through competitive wages, tip sharing, flexible schedules, and health insurance. 
Want to work with us? Learn about joining our team.

Our Community

At Black Rail Kitchen + Bar, we work to improve lives inside and outside the walls of our restaurants. We believe that by extending our hospitality to our community, we enhance our own culture and business. We are members of The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce and we actively support local schools, Surf Rider Foundation, The Mitchell Thorp Foundation, and BroAm to name a few.

Find out more about holding a fundraising event.

All in the Family

Visit one of our sister locations or reach out to our catering and events team.

Beach Plum
Kitchen

Bringing fond memories of New England to Carlsbad.

Tin Leaf
Fresh Kitchen

Serving fresh, affordable, chef-quality food.

Fresh Kitchen
Catering + Events

Catering fresh, affordable, chef-quality food to your office or home.