Contemporary Dining Menu Evolves on Two Amtrak Routes

July 12, 2018

Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited sleeping car customers now have a hot entree option

WASHINGTON – Contemporary and fresh dining choices for sleeping car customers on Capitol Limited and Lake Shore Limited trains include a hot entrée in addition to chilled meals, starting this week.

“Our plan to provide fresh food choices now includes a hot option, which is based on engaging our sleeping car customers on what they would like and with special training for our train crews,” said Bob Dorsch, Vice President of the Amtrak Long Distance Service Line. “This contemporary style of service has been well received by customers, with meals of their choice and at times they choose. These customers also enjoy having exclusive use of the dining cars.”

Meals delivered to Bedrooms or Roomettes – or eaten in the private dining car – now include:

  • Lunch & Dinner: Slow braised Beef Short Rib in a red wine and beer sauce; Vegan wrap; Chicken Caesar salad; or Antipasto Plate, all with side items and dessert.
  • Breakfast: Seasonal fresh sliced fruit, blueberry muffin, Greek yogurt parfait and quinoa breakfast bar.

These meals are served in a balsa wood container and are delivered to the trains just prior to origination, eliminating most on-board preparation. Customers are also offered unlimited soft beverages, a complimentary serving of beer, wine or a mixed-drink and an amenity kit, all included in their fares. A Kosher meal is provided with advance notice and children’s meals are also available. Menus for both trains are available for downloading on

The Capitol Limited (Trains 29 & 30) operates daily between Washington, D.C., and Chicago, via Pittsburgh and Cleveland. The Lake Shore Limited typically operates daily between Chicago and New York, via Albany (Rensselaer), with a section to and from Boston (Trains 448 & 449). The New York section (Trains 48 & 49) will return to Penn Station this fall.

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Marc Magliari

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