Acela Dining

At-Seat Meals

Exclusive to First-Class Passengers

We look forward to welcoming you in Acela First Class. Once onboard, you'll enjoy complimentary at-seat meal and beverage service provided by our onboard staff of First Class attendants. Selections include freshly prepared chef inspired entrees as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.

Menus rotate approximately every three weeks.

New Spring & Summer Dishes Exclusive to Acela First Class

Amtrak is proud to extend our partnership with visionary restaurateur Stephen Starr, continuing to bring onboard his renowned, delectable cuisine made from simple, fresh ingredients. Starting this spring and through summer, customers will enjoy a new rotating selection of signature dishes onboard from iconic STARR restaurants such as Buddakan, PARC and the El Vez.

Cafe Acela

Open to All Acela Passengers

Great food is hard to find when you're rushing to catch your train. Cafe Acela is open on all departures and offers fresh, high-quality food offerings to help make your trip aboard more enjoyable.

For breakfast, try a fresh croissant with your coffee, or opt for a heartier breakfast sandwich. For lunch and dinner, choose between a selection of sandwiches and salads — or pair a cheese or charcuterie tray with one of our many wine selections for happy hour. Our fresh options are delivered to Amtrak daily from regional partners and are sure to satisfy a wide range of tastes.

Acela Cart Service

Available for Business Class Customers on Select Departures

Stay comfortable in your seat and enjoy a bite to eat. We're excited to offer an option to purchase a selection of food and beverages at your seat with our new Acela Cart Service. From Monday through Friday, customers in Acela Business Class on select departures will have the ability to purchase exclusive new food items, wine by the glass, beer and other alcoholic beverages directly from a roving cart. Cart service can be found on these trains:

  • 2122, 2159, 2168 and 2169, between Washington, DC and New York City
  • 2162 and 2193, between New York City and Boston, MA