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.
Absolutely wonderful time. I am so glad I could bring my fiance to this.
Goo food and a grea experience
Very organized, friendly and efficient service, and excellent food. Really enjoyed this experience and will likely buy gift vouchers for family.
The atmosphere and staff was nice. Unfortunately the food was served cold..especially haddock and chicken. Coffee was luke warm and mediocre in flavor. Appetizers were too small. Not worth the price.
Excellent service and 5-star food all in a fun and relaxing atmosphere. LOVED it!
Such a great time! Beautilful foliage colors, charming train, good service and good food. We could not expect a better wedding anniversary.
We had a great time celebrating our anniversary. The meal was delicious and well paced.
Outstanding experience, well worth the trip up north to experience railroading in the existing and restored train set. Darius
The food was absolutely first rate and was a good as any other I have had. However, the salad and appetizers should have been a little more substantial. Happily, we didn't feel stuffed after the meal, but two bites per serving was not enough. Either could have been twice as big and still considered "lite". Our biggest atmosphere issue was the "railroad travel seating". The last time we rode in the observation car we had two persons per table, this time we had four. The tables are smaller than those in the other cars and we felt crowded. Moreover, this was a wedding anniversary dinner, and having to sit across from a couple of strangers in intimate proximity – though they were a very nice couple – was a bit awkward and stifled private conversation. Meeting interesting strangers may have been part of the fun on the Orient Express, but this is not From Russia With Love, and the strangers were not mysterious figures of international intrigue. Before you book the observation car, note that it is not a true domed observation car like you may have seen in movies with big windows curving overhead. While you sit higher, the windows are actually smaller than those in the rest of the train, and given the more cramped conditions the car is not worth the additional cost. A final nit: the engine was a grim and battered Alco freight engine (an RS-3, I think) which would have never been used on a passenger train. An equally antique streamlined carbody diesel would have been more in keeping with the intended ambiance.
We had a lovely evening and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience!
We booked a train dinner anticipating a very unique experience. The train was cute and so as the atmosphere inside. Food was very average and in fact both me and my mom ordered seafood stew and it didn't taste well at all. the main course appeared as if it was cooked a while ago and just reheated. After the dinner both me and my mom had terrible stomach aches and we both believe that it was the seafood stew since everyone else in our party had something else to eat and they were dine. For the price we paid, it's not worth it. Next time, id rather go to a nice restaurant and get a fresh seafood meal.
Food was well done for banquet style dining. Service was good and efficient. We had a very nice evening.
This is our 2nd time on train. First time was just me and hubby in june and then this time brought my sister and brother in law for a nite out eithout kids. Was a wonderful time. Drinks and goos amazing. Staff so very friendly. Reccomend this to everyone.
Nice way to meet new people. Great dining experience ..reserve the Dome, upper level seating.
We were celebrating our 45th Anniversary. This made it one we will not forget everything was fabulous thank you.
This was a great experience. It was nice visiting people we did not know on the joint 4 person tables. The food was great, portions could use a bump up. We sat in the elevated section, it was worth the additional cost.
Thoroughly enjoyed our delicious, beautifully presented gourmet meal and our delightful dinner companions from Canada! It was a lovely evening!
Great experience on our anniversary! Congratulations, all team!
I didn't expect such excellent hospitality, drink, and food on a dinner train. I find it very hard to find comparable service in large or small stationary restaurants
Great service and food was delicious!
Such a fun night all around, and the gorgeous foliage just added to the lovely ambiance! The food was delicious!