We book a dinner trip for 4, celebrating my daughter and son inlaws anniversary and my husband's birthday. Service was wonderful staff so nice and attentive. Food was amazing very fresh and great choices. We ordered a cheese tray, very nice choice of local cheese. Loved the whole experience would definitely do it again with out of state visitors. Only one thing dinner should be served with bread.
The Service on-board was friendly & great! The clientele is elderly overall. The views and food were sub-par. We understand seasons change and we may not have hit the peak time, but views were very underwhelming, including the backside of businesses and homes, etc. and not the beauty of nature expected. Would definitely recommend a drive and nice restaurant on your own for less money.
We made the best of the dinner "scenic" train ride but it was a bit disappointing. Not much scenery, areas where they slowed downed the vegetation was overgrown. Wait staff was great and very friendly.
Excellent Dinner Train. Food was fresh and prepared perfectly. Enjoyable experience.
We took the experience of the train dinning ride on fall to enjoy the view of the yellowish-orange foliage and the trip was a pleasant one, the crew was very courteous, the trip is about 3 hours length the round trip, the dinner was delicious however the size of the plate was a bit small, try the local beer from the train if you are a beer lover, you can enjoy a lake view before you start your ride and after the ride you still can hang out in downtown street, parking is available, we found about that in Sunday was free, not sure is every Sunday is the same, price is reasonable, experience is good!
The train ride was so picturesque as we rode through the country side. Beautiful area! The staff was very polite and attentive as they served us our dinner which was very good and a beautiful presentation of plating. It was lacking some bread or rolls with the meal. The only other thing I wish they had was some interaction with the passengers as we rode the tour. Thanks to Green Mountain Railroad for mostly a good evening.
My company decided to have an anniversary party on the dinner train. I must say I was very much impressed with both the atmosphere and the quality of the food. As one might imagine, the options are limited, but not lacking in diversity. Highly recommend this place.
My wife and I bought tickets for the lounge 99 bar car. It was a great experience! An hour and a half to middlebury and an hour and a half back. Live music [by sammy blannchet for that particular weekend, he was awesome!] great drinks, and great, friendly service. Many different experience options [which vary in price], we will absolutely be back for another ride!
Fun and peaceful experience. Glad we did it.
We rode in the Lounge 91 car and even though you select seats on the website, they tell you when you get there to sit anywhere. Some people weren't happy having to sit across from their spouse. The music was terrific. Best thing about the trip. Don't worry about sitting on the lake side or country side. Go ride the train to enjoy the company of friends or to listen to the music. You can't see any scenery for the forest of trees blocking the way. Maybe 2 minutes of the lake is visible, but you don't need the train to see that. Hor derveres we basically a few fruit and cheese trays they told people to pass around. A couple of other items they cooked were ok, but the presentation was lacking. People don't want to have to ask someone they don't know to pass the tray of food over to them. My wife wasn't hungry at first so she waited a little while thinking it was unlimited hor derveres as advertised but when they stopped passing the trays around they never brought anything else after that. Just want people to know what to expect. Had we gone with friends to socialize, we would have probably had a blast. But we hoped to see some beautiful scenery and we were disappointed that we only got to see a lot of leaves passing by. Then when the train reached the halfway point, it went backwards and we got to see them again.