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.
We had a lovely experiece in the upper level, dome car. We were with people hard of hearing and apologize to other guests if our table was too loud.
The dome seating had a great view of the foliage but your sitting in a bus seat so it is tight the service was great and the food was amazing And the ride was a perfect amount of time.
We will definitely do this again! I found the train's tables just a little bit too close, it would have been nicer to be a bit more spread out hence less noisy, but then they might lose revenue. I am very glad that we requested a private table for 2, but that wasn't guaranteed until the train was ready to leave the station. We wanted this to be a special date night, sharing a table with strangers isn't something we would have enjoyed. The food and drinks were very good, the waitstaff did a great job. The atmosphere was very unique! The choice of music was well thought out. All in all we will come back.
Love the CLDT!!
We truly enjoyed our evening. All aspects of this evening were just wonderful!
This was a fabulous experience! The staff had great attention to detail. The atmosphere was beautiful and the fall menu was delicious. I would highly recommend this experience to everyone!
Always an excellent time!!! Highly recommend this great event!!!
I would have given you a Five Star for the Service had it not been for one waitress that was not very friendly. I realize we all have bad days, but this is a one trip for most people and everyone should be smiling to make this experience extra special. The train ride was great with the gorgeous mountain views and river beside us. Hots off to the chef and staff!!! I would definitely do this trip again!!!
We had a great time! Loved the entire experience.
Good food. Great experience.
Wonderful experience. Will definitely go again.
It was wonderful.
Had a great time. Atmosphere and Food were fantastic. Staff was great loved the history of the trains and the chance to tour them.
This was a wonderful experience. The food was amazing and the foliage beautiful. I was however feeling a little closed in the dome sitting , crowed for four.
We chose the dome and it was very tight and clostrophobic. I would have enjoyed it much more in first class with more leg and head room for less money. The food was just ok.
Lovely autumn foliage ride! The food was good and we were lucky to be seated with quite the pleasant couple. Unique experience! We are very happy we went!
Though this is a beautiful area and at peak fall colors, view not all that great. I've been on a number of dinner trains and this was OK in comparison. I did like that there were spotlights on return leg. When anyone said anything, like menu options, it was difficult to hear. I would have liked a little description along the ride but music choices were good for the age of the train. Billing and tipping was a little odd but do not know how I would have done differently. I just didn't understand it at first and difficult to figure a tip. Glad the store had patches as I collect those. Thanks for a nice trip.
Had a relaxing dinner on a slow rolling train with my wife Foliage was beautiful dinner was good as well as service..My wife didn't like the cog au vin.as the red wine gave it a different taste so she had my pan seared hake and I ate her meal.The dome car was nice.Would probably go again in the future
It was packed, but a holiday weekend in the midst of NH foliage season. We dined in the upper compartment of the train. The food tasted awesome, passing landscape picturesque and just about the right duration. A little expensive to make it more than a once in a couple of years things, but as part of our 38th year anniversary celebration, it was pretty good. Thanks for a pleasant evening Cafe Lafayette!! NOTE: Any ~6'+ individuals should sit as close to the center of the car as possible as there isn't much headroom closest to the window.
The food was excellent, and we very much enjoyed chatting with our dinner-mates.
The service was great...fine tuned machine. The food was amazing. I'm happy that I was able to take the train ride during foliage at peak. I can't imagine it is as spectacular in the summer. It was a unique experience. My friend and I were fortunate to sit with a couple who were completely delightful and we had enjoyable conversation.
Staff was so wonderful from the train station, the wait staff to the bartender. Even the music!!
My wife and I were most disappointed, the food was promoted as being “Fine Dining” it was certainly not! The waiting staff were only interested in getting your order after a rapid run through of what was on offer, making ordering a memory test. We had ordered wine, apart from the initial pour we had ro top up our own glasses. The rail trip was a joke, hardly a “Scenic Train Ride” just a short run at snail pace up a spur line. The final insult was the gratuity which was based on the total cost, train and food, not the service provided, a total rip off. We fell into a Tourist Trap, luckily the only one during our 6 weeks in the USA.
My only comment is that it would be nice if while waiting for train to depart there were some cheese and crackers, fruit or veggies to snack on. The trip was excellent and the food was delicious
We loved everything