On long-distance trains, Dining Cars feature rotating menus, ensuring a variety of meal selections. This system allows passengers to choose from one menu on their outbound trip and enjoy different selections on the return trip.
Get a taste of some of our long-distance dining car menus here. To see and download all the menus available on each train, visit the individual route page.
|Auto Train Coach Class Dinner Menu||Cardinal Dining Car Menu||Empire Builder Dining Car Menu Eastbound|
|Auto Train Sleeping Car Dinner Menu||City of New Orleans Dining Car Menu Northbound||Lake Shore Limited Dining Car Menu|
|California Zephyr Dining Car Menu||Coast Starlight Dining Car Menu||Silver Star Dining Car Menu Northbound|
|Capitol Limited Dining Car Menu||Crescent Dining Car Menu Southbound||Silver Meteor Dining Car Menu Northbound|
|Southwest Chief Dining Car Menu Westbound||Sunset Limited Dining Car Menu Eastbound||Texas Eagle Dining Car Menu|
Breakfast selections include a variety of entrées such as freshly scrambled eggs, three egg omelets with vegetable-cheese filling, French toast with blueberry compote or continental breakfast service with hot or cold cereal, fresh fruit, breakfast bread selection and yogurt. A rotating chef's hot good morning selection is available on each route. Lunch selections include a spicy chipotle-black bean veggie burger, an Angus steak burger, a fresh made vegetarian entrée salad, a warm specialty sandwich and a rotating chef's hot luncheon entrée special.
Entrees include a small tossed salad, warm roll, butter and coffee, tea or milk. Seasonal entrée options include a butcher's hand-cut marinated steak which is described onboard, an herb roast half chicken, a vegetarian pasta entrée, a seafood offering complemented with a contrasting sauce and a special chef's marketplace special that is announced onboard. To complement the onboard experience, cocktails, cold beer and a selection of premium red or white wines are available to purchase in half bottles or by the glass.
Sleeping Car passengers on Coast Starlight and Empire Builder are offered a complimentary wine and cheese tasting on select afternoons. Different from mainstream products that you find in a wine or grocery store, our wine and cheese selections are chosen from areas and locales along these two routes. What's even better is you can bottle your train ride memories by purchasing our select wines by the bottle. Take a look at our wine & cheese selections and the trains available for this special enjoyment:
Offerings are available on each of the lunch and dinner menus and choices include premium offerings in three distinct menu categories: chocolate, cheesecake and fruit or nut. In addition, Haagen Dazs ice creams and a Cio Bella Sicilian lemon sorbet are also featured.
The children's menu includes scrambled eggs or French toast for breakfast with hot dogs, pizza, griddled cheese sandwich, chicken tenders and meatballs with penne pasta available for both lunch and dinner. Children can also order from the regular menu as well.