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Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train

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3 Crossing at River Place, Woodstock, NH 03262
+1 603-745-3500
18:00 - 20:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 19:00
Tue 18:00 - 20:00
Thu 18:00 - 20:00
Sat 18:00 - 20:00
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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394 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our excursion dinner train in October. The staff was friendly and food was delicious. The train is comfy and elegant. Well worth it!!!

Thank td397
Shrewsbury, Vermont
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

A well orchestrated 5 course dinner on an actual moving train. They start you off with drinks and a dinner roll followed by appetizers then salad. To clean your palate before the entry you get a little dish of sherbert. What a neat idea. Then the entry followed by dessert. As soon as you clean a plate some one is... More 

Thank Lou B
Nineveh, Indiana
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We booked dinner on the train while on vacation. Surprised to get a five course meal on this two hour ride. Went about 12 miles down and back along the river. Nice views of the river and sunset over the mountain. Food was excellent. A little pricy, but how often do you get to have dinner in the dining car... More 

Thank Chuck B
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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346 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

There is nothing quite like the satisfaction to be had from eating a freshly-cooked meal, with fresh ingredients, in a comfortable dining car with proper table linen and cutlery as it rolls along a train line. It is an experience that is now hard to find on the "real" railway - but it is kept alive in style by Cafe... More 

Thank WardenRon
Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were fortunate to sit on the dome (top level) of the train. The ride was exceptionally smooth. The ride travels south and departed promptly by 5 p.m. Although it was a cloudy day, we were enamored with the bright fall scenery, river views, and a few cows along the way. The meal is absolutely 5 star as is the... More 

Thank LuannDP
Pittsfield, New Hampshire
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83 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a family dinner with visiting family. We live in N.H. and had never been. It was a slow relaxing ride on the train and a great dinner. You get a choice of entree's, appetizers and desserts. Also get salad and rolls. Service was excellent. Drinks are an addition to the cost of the ride and meal. Food was... More 

Thank lybohero
Dublin, New Hampshire
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This was a family outing to bring us all together. Hit the outlets of Tilton on the way here. Decent food. Cozy atmosphere. The train goes at a snails pace.Then reverses back to where you start. It was a different experience. A good time was had by all...

Thank PeterCerroni
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

They were very accommodating for gluten free options. Just call ahead and let them know. Gluten free bread and desserts made special for us. Highly recommend if you are in the area. Well worth it for the food and the fantastic views along the train ride. Can't say enough good things about the staff!!

Thank Jason S
Bedford, NH
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46 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We enjoyed a ride on the dinner train. The food was great and service was first class. We went before the leaves had started to turn but still enjoyed the ride and the company of another couple seated at our table. A fun experience.

1 Thank soccermom29
New Jersey
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Was not a good value for the money. Food is just average. Wished that they offered more seasonal fare as people visiting here at this time are here for fall foliage. Wait staff was quite attentive and friendly. Train goes a few miles in one direction and then reverses, not a very scenic route when compared to other areas of... More 

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Alexandra F, Owner at Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train, responded to this review

Thank you for the review. Just a little snippit of our seasonal fall menu. Butternut squash soup, house salad with maple cider vinaigrette, vegetarian entree with parsnip and carrot puree, and pumpkin roulade for dessert. Thank you. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, View, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 19:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
18:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Crossing at River Place, Woodstock, NH 03262
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  White Mountains  >  Woodstock
  • Phone Number: +1 603-745-3500

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?