7 days a week
- Disabled Access
- Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
- Gluten Free Available
About The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train
THE CAFE LAFAYETTE DINNER TRAIN IS A FINE DINING RESTAURANT LOCATED IN NORTH WOODSTOCK, NEW HAMPSHIRE.
Once on board you will enjoy a scenic train ride and 5-course meal in the "restaurant with a constantly changing view". Recognized as one of the nation's premiere dinner trains, discover a very unique dining experience beyond your expectations. From the moment you arrive, you will be swept into an era of the past, experiencing new excitement or the reliving of childhood memories.
NOT SAFE Tables were removed from the lower level to allow for proper distancing. Unfortunately, we bought tickets on the upper leather which has fixed tables and benches and they sold seats to EVERY table. This meant we had to sit close enough that if one tilted one's head back, it would hit the person's head immediately behind. There was NO distancing. Not insufficient. ZERO. If every other table were filled, spacing would have been ideal. If they absolutely had to sell every available table, they could've at least had us stagger our seating (each 4-person table had two diners) to TRY to make the most money AND keep us safe. Not cool. Made for a very uncomfortable experience. When it's not a pandemic, I could see this as highly recommendable - good food, great atmosphere, great drinks, excellent attentive serving staff, unique and fun evening.
We had a wonderful time and all of the staff were very friendly and welcoming. The menu was great, but a little too sweet for all of us. It was just a bit too much sugar in each course of the whole meal. Otherwise it was delicious. A little less dressing or sauce and it would have been perfect.
Fantastic experience. We loved it
The Dinner Train was a wonderful experience. I took my husband as a surprise for our anniversary dinner. He used the word phenomenal when it was over! Such a fun thing to do at a time when finding activities is so hard. Thank you for a great evening.
Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train was such a great experience from start to finish. My man planned this surprise dinner for me and I was VERY pleased and happy! I'm a big fan of vintage (1930's style) and this dinner train fit the bill! Everything from the jazz standards softly playing in the background, vintage decor inside each car and the food and service which were truly spectacular. Each table was set for a 5 course meal, with a candle and fresh flowers. The meals were delivered and cleared at a comfortable pace- there was no rushing or course pile ups. The staff was also covid safe- wearing masks and asking patrons do as well when moving about the car. We went at night and the train had side lights so you could see outside, I think next time I'd prefer to go during day light so we could see more. Overall, an outstanding dinner experience!
We would have had an excellent time if there were any COVID precautions taken other than masks on while entering the train. There was no social distancing while on the train, tables where not 6ft away from each other, the backs of our chairs touched the persons behind us. No temp checks, COVID questions or anything for a large group of people confined to a small space with no airflow. I didn't think to check as I was under the assumption NH had regulations. If it wasn't for COVID this would have been lovely; however we can't live like that right now.
This was our second visit. I'm usually a meat and potatoes kinda guy, but went with the Mini Shrimp, napa cabbage, and porcini mushroom served in a Schezwan broth.My wife got the flat iron steak. Both were delicious. We were right near the kitchen. That meant we got served first and I was able to watch as all the meals went by. I counted only 3 or 4 others who had the shrimp and noodle dish, but after finishing every drop, it's may opinion the 4 or 5 of use ordered the most tasty entree on the menu. The only negative is parking. It's cramped and doesn't have a good flow, but there is little that can be done about that without land acquisition, which is not going to happen. My tip would be to arrive early and relaxed. You will be well taken care of.
Very nice atmosphere and a very nice idea for a date night.
The experience was wonderful. The staff was very organized and accommodating from making reservations, boarding, presenting each course to disembarking. My only suggestion is to plan on eating something light before or after. The portions are very small. Other than that it was a special way to celebrate any occasion.
Fantastic!! Love the art deco themed interior! Everything was excellent!! Thank YOU!
Live music would be awesome.
Great experience that we truly enjoyed. Service was exceptional!
The train ride was beautiful and it was worth every penny. I was not blown away by the entree though, next time I pick something else. My boyfriend was quite satisfied with his steak. All in all the ride and food was a good choice for us.
This Dinner Train experience was amazing. From the booking to the final course on the menu, we had great service, an amazing experience, and great food and wine. We look forward to coming back soon. Thanks to the owners for offering such a great experience.
I would like more than one option for dessert ❤️
My family and I had a wonderful experience. The food was top-notch, the staff couldn’t have been nicer, and the atmosphere was better than I ever imagined. We will be back, for certain.
We had the absolute worst table on the entire train way in the back by service. It took away from the entire experience. There shouldn't have been any tables squeezed in that table. The bar also blocked our view from the other side. Very disappointing.
Excellent time very friendly staff
Great night. The ambiance with soft music and lighting was perfect. 5 course meal meant food kept coming all night. Salads or sorbet to cleanse pallet after each course. White table cloth service, elegant dinning for sure. Food and service was outstanding. A bit on pricey side, but well worth a special occasion. Owners are hands on in this operation and it makes a huge difference. I would book this again.
This experience is fantastic. The atmosphere is great and food is very tasty.
Loved every moment of it and the food was delicious would definitely recommend this place great job guys
Great service, good food and fun night out!
The food portions were small. The food options were not good.
We enjoyed ourselves very much but drink service was a bit slow
Amazing food, stellar service and a fun, unique experience!