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.
Service was excellent!!! Enjoyed our dinner and the evening. Jack & Sharon Richardson
Had a lovely time, the food was very good and the staff was very friendly and attentive. I would recommend trying it for sure!
Not very scenic.....saw a lot of “junk yard” type places and very few nature scenes
Meal was wonderful treat for my boyfriend's birthday. He loves trains, and loves great food, so the dinner train was perfect! The staff went above and beyond to help me plan a little celebration...even singing "Happy Birthday" to him. Highly recommend.
The fine dining and the meal exceeded our expectations. Thank you to all for a memorable time. Ed & Lynne Harkins
Have been here many times over the past few years. A fun place to come back to for a unique dining experience. The train ride adds an extra charm to the always good meal. I will be back again this year.
An amazing and wonderful experience.
Truly a bucket list item we can’t wait to do again!
Amazing service! Staff was top notch. Delicious food!!!! Plenty of food! The rolls were amazing! I had the salmon, daughters had the steak, husband had the eggplant. Enjoyed the food & drinks thoroughly. Not much to see on the ride - and sadly, you’re stuck with the people you share the train with. We had to listen to a group of women who were a bunch of extremely loud, obnoxious kardashian wannabes. If you know, you know. Very unpleasant. Parking area was frustrating because it was full, but most people parked like jerks and took up two spots. Other than the unpleasant group across from us, which is of no fault of the dinner train, it was amazing. Quite expensive, though!
Fantastic concept. My girlfriend and I had an amazing time and both agree it was one of the best date/dinner experiences ever. We will most definitely be back and will recommend to our friends and family.
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 ❤️