Testimonials

"Just a quick note to express how wonderful The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train experience truly is. I do mean "experience", from the equipment, to the decor, to the wonderful staff and the outstanding cuisine. What a perfect way to celebrate an anniversary. Thank you."

Robert Davis, Tinton Falls, New Jersey

"I had the privilege of being a guest on your dinner train last Friday. My entree choice was the stuffed haddock with scallops. This was indeed the best fish I have ever eaten. Since returning home I can not stop thinking about how delicious it was. I was hoping your Chef would be so kind as to share his recipe with me. Thanks for a lovely evening."

Barbara Oxsheer, Angleton, Texas

"Never before have I felt so compelled to write and congratulate you and your staff on a phenomenal concept as well as a job well done. The ambiance was exceptional, the food delectable and the service was unbeatable. I look forward to dining with you again and again."

Linda Wilkens, Nashua, New Hampshire

"Please accept our sincere "Thank You" for several exciting evenings on The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train. Everyone that we have invited to ride and dine on your fabulous and unforgettable train cannot begin to express the breathtaking experience. The food is absolutely magnificent and cooked to perfection while the waitstaff are congenial and attentive. We look forward to many more wonderful evenings with you all."

Walter & Barbara Shepherd, Pawtucket, Rhode Island

"I am writing to thank you for hosting our American Culinary Federation meeting. Everyone who attended was duly impressed with your operation. The food served was outstanding and the best we have had at many a meeting. To feed 15 opinionated chefs and get the positive feedback I heard is quite an accomplishment.

Chef Scott Willard, Intervale, New Hampshire

"Please accept the heartfelt thanks of the Quebec Delegation, together with mine, for the beautiful meal you offered to the participants of the "Open Borders/Sans Frontieres" festival on opening day. Everyone was so impressed and pleased by the train trip, the presentation of the meal, the service, and all the touches which went into making it such a pleasant and memorable experience.

Lucie Latulippe, Acting Delegue, Quebec Delegation in New England

"I want to tell all of you how much my wife and I enjoyed our evening. The "Granite Eagle" is beautifully restored and demonstrates the hard work everyone has put in. I especially enjoyed the amazing food, service and extras that made our evening so memorable. The ride was such a treat and the view from the dome exceptional. I will tell all my friends what a great time we had and recommend they do not miss a chance for a truly unique dining experience.

James Callahan, Fairfield, Connecticut

"Just a note to let you know how impressed I was as, well as a whole lot of other people, with your establishment, it is truly "a hidden gem". The food was the best, I haven't tasted food that good in a long, long time and the presentation was outstanding. I've been raving to everyone. I also have to say that the staff was just as perfect as the food. They are all sweet, attentive and made everyone feel very welcomed. Thank you all so much for a wonderful evening.

Betsy Bolan, Waterville Valley Chamber of Commerce, New Hampshire

"My husband, Arthur, recently suffered a spinal cord injury, leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. After many surgeries and 6 months in the hospital we finally were able to take sometime for ourselves. Arthur read about The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train in a local magazine and felt it was something he would like to do. We were assured that we could get Arthur on the train and wheelchair accessible hotels were suggested. So we planned our first get away around the dinner train. And... you did not disappoint. The Cafe Lafayette Dinner Train was the highlight of our trip. The staff was wonderful, the food, excellent. We loved the hot, homemade dinner rolls right down to the pumpkin roulade dessert. You could have served me the Cafe Pate for all 5 courses and I wouldn't have needed anything else. Thank you for such a great experience and we will recommend the Cafe Lafayette to everyone we know heading to New Hampshire

Suzanne Cordeira, New Bedford, Massachusetts

"We had the pleasure of being your guests on the dinner train. Of all the dinner trains we have ridden this was the most outstanding in every way. The personnel were friendly, warm, and welcoming. The food was exceptional with the presentation just as wonderful. We look forward to riding/dining with you again.

Jill & John O'Brien, Massachusetts

"I just want to express my appreciation to your talented staff for providing our group with such a nice dining experience on board your dinner train. Everyone was thoroughly delighted with all aspects of our meal, while enjoying the pleasant train journey. The service, the cuisine, the atmosphere were perfect. I will not hesitate to arrange a similar dinner train event for the future. You all did such a great job. Thanks again for everything!

James Keogh, President, Ole New England Tours, Methuen, Massachusetts

"WOW, It's hard to express to you the response both Robin and I have received after telling people how, "Yes, they reversed the train in the middle of the road for us and we were late." This just doesn't seem to happen in the climate of today's business, but then that reflects the level of concern you have for your customers. We'd also like to extend our complete satisfaction of the atmosphere, service and food we experienced, right down to the music. All exceeded our expectations. You have a great concept and are executing it on a high level of professionalism. Keep up the good work and we'll be back. Thanks again for a great evening.

Mark & Robin Ryder, Braintree, Massachusetts

"We want to express our sincere thanks to you and your staff for making our evening with you a most pleasurable experience. In all of our out-of-town meetings of the Governor and Council, we always enjoy the hospitality expressed by the tourist industry of the White Mountains Region. Our visit with you will always rank among the best.

State of New Hampshire, Executive Council, Concord, New Hampshire

"This is a note to tell you how much my wife and I appreciated our experience on your dinner train. The food was excellent and the service was superb. Being a railroad fan from way back, I enjoyed the trip and the view out the windows. I want to particularly compliment you on the waitstaff. They were all so nice and friendly to us and all the guests. Your Chef is also to be praised for the excellent offerings he provided. Great food, great service, and beautiful presentation.

Scott Himstead, Barnstable, Massachusetts