The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train

Route 112, North Woodstock, NH, United States of America, 03262
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7 days a week

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  • Disabled Access
  • Weddings and Other Private Parties Catered for
  • Gluten Free Available
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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.

Cuisine: Fine Dining
Dress Code: Smart Casual
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Visited On Sunday, 15 November 2020

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 15 November 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

Fantastic experience. We loved it

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Visited On Saturday, 07 November 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

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!

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 14 November 2020

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 08 November 2020

Very nice atmosphere and a very nice idea for a date night.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 November 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 07 November 2020

Fantastic!! Love the art deco themed interior! Everything was excellent!! Thank YOU!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Live music would be awesome.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Great experience that we truly enjoyed. Service was exceptional!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

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.

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Visited On Thursday, 29 October 2020

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.

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Visited On Sunday, 01 November 2020

I would like more than one option for dessert ❤️

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Excellent time very friendly staff

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

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.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

This experience is fantastic. The atmosphere is great and food is very tasty.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Loved every moment of it and the food was delicious would definitely recommend this place great job guys

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

Great service, good food and fun night out!

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

The food portions were small. The food options were not good.

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Visited On Saturday, 31 October 2020

We enjoyed ourselves very much but drink service was a bit slow

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Visited On Friday, 30 October 2020

Amazing food, stellar service and a fun, unique experience!

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