The New STARR of Our First Class Menu


Elevate Your Journey with Delectable New STARR Menu Items


Acela First Class customers will be delighted to discover a new level of culinary artistry and premium service as they experience the new Amtrak x Stephen Starr collaboration onboard. Amtrak is proud to partner with visionary restaurateur Stephen Starr — bringing on board his renowned, delectable cuisine made from simple, fresh ingredients. Customers will enjoy a rotating selection of signature dishes from STARR Restaurant Group’s iconic restaurants such as Buddakan, the Continental Mid-town, Pizzeria Stella and Adrian.



I am proud to introduce some of our signature STARR dishes to Acela First Class.

Stephen Starr helped transform Philadelphia into one of the most vibrant restaurant cities in America. His trend-setting success in New York, Pennsylvania, DC and Florida has earned him multiple honors, including “Restaurateur of the Year” from both Bon Appétit and Zagat and “Outstanding Restaurateur” from the James Beard Foundation.





Like New York City and Philly, Buddakan’s Black Pepper Beef is just bursting with flavor. Tender ribeye is perfectly marinated in a spiced black pepper sauce, wok-tossed with herbs and red finger chiles, then finally topped with crispy Chinese crullers.



This vibrant dish, from the iconic STARR restaurant the Continental, helped put Philadelphia’s restaurant scene on the map. Chilled soba noodles and fresh vegetables are sauteed in a tangy sesame dressing, then drizzled in chili oil, and topped with togarashi spiced cashews and sesame seeds.







This selection from Pizzeria Stella is as warm and comforting as the neighborhood it comes from. Each bite features traditional lasagna noodles layered with tomato sauce — perfectly balanced with just a hint of sweetness, rich ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.



Enjoy the flavors of Adrian, a first-of-its-kind restaurant concept celebrating Philadelphia’s rich history in sports and entertainment. Delicate crêpes are gently filled with creamy ricotta and nestled in a bed of savory tomato sauce then topped with mozzarella cheese.





Our new signature selections, sourced from Renowned STARR Restaurants and only available onboard Acela First Class, are offered to delight your senses and enhance your travel experience. We strive to distinguish your time with us through elevated amenities and unparalleled services. Enjoy your travels and thank you for choosing Acela First Class, where you’re the Starr.