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#1 denmarks

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:51 AM

Are beverages, desserts, and sides included in the free first class meal in the dining room?


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 11:58 AM

Yes.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:02 PM

There is no "first class" on Amtrak long-distance trains.  Do you mean the meal included with a sleeper ticket?  That would be served in the dining car.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:03 PM

Note, however, that alcoholic beverages are not included with a sleeper ticket. Those must be purchased separately.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 12:42 PM

There is no "first class" on Amtrak long-distance trains.  Do you mean the meal included with a sleeper ticket?  That would be served in the dining car.


It's obvious that's what he's asking about. The pedantry about terminology is uncalled for.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:50 PM

When in the the Sleeping Car (Which some cars still have the "First Class" sign on or near the door), all meals are included in the Dining Car, with the exception of alcoholic beverages and tipping.  Anything purchased at the Cafe is not included (exception being the Star and Cardinal where Sleeper meals are served in the Cafe).


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 01:55 PM

When in the the Sleeping Car (Which some cars still have the "First Class" sign on or near the door), all meals are included in the Dining Car, with the exception of alcoholic beverages and tipping.  Anything purchased at the Cafe is not included (exception being the Star and Cardinal where Sleeper meals are served in the Cafe).

 

Meals in the cafe car are not included for Silver Star sleeper passengers. 



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 02:13 PM

My mistake, was thinking eating in the cafe car since no DC, like Cardinal, but forgot that Star passengers get lower Sleeper fare instead of meals.

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Texas Eagle                                      Sunset Limited                            California Zephyr                                Southwest Chief                Empire Builder            Capitol Limited           Lake Shore limited (NYP & BOS)      Crescent
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:08 PM

Included meals in the Dining Car (but none in the café) include:

For breakfast - any entree, side of meat (if desired), juice and beverage
For lunch - any entree, beverage and desert (if desired)
For dinner - any entree, side salad (if desired), beverage and desert (if desired)

Alcoholic beverages and tipping are additional.
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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:14 PM

Included meals in the Dining Car (but none in the café) include:

For breakfast - any entree, side of meat (if desired), juice and beverage
For lunch - any entree, beverage and desert (if desired)
For dinner - any entree, side salad (if desired), beverage and desert (if desired)

Alcoholic beverages and tipping are additional.

 

Thank you. That is exactly what I was looking for.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:32 PM

Extra tip... If you ask for water, they will give you a cup of water. If you ask for a bottled water, you'll get that. It seems obvious but I've been seated with fellow sleeper passengers and ordered a bottled water and others got a cup and when they asked the server said "well you didn't ask for bottled water."

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:39 PM

Included meals in the Dining Car (but none in the café) include:

For breakfast - any entree, side of meat (if desired), juice and beverage
For lunch - any entree, beverage and desert (if desired)
For dinner - any entree, side salad (if desired), beverage and desert (if desired)

Alcoholic beverages and tipping are additional.

Desert is only offered on the Sunset Limited & SWC but all the meals include dessert! :giggle:



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 03:41 PM

Extra tip: you can get a "refill", which is actually a second, full beverage.

They bring the soda in a can, so I drink one during lunch and then ask for a "refill" to bring back to my room.

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Posted 17 February 2017 - 04:31 PM

 

There is no "first class" on Amtrak long-distance trains.  Do you mean the meal included with a sleeper ticket?  That would be served in the dining car.


It's obvious that's what he's asking about. The pedantry about terminology is uncalled for.

 

It implies that there's a first class meal.  There's nothing served in the dining car that can't be purchased by a coach or business class passenger.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 05:29 PM

Do remember to leave a gratuity.  If one returns to the Dining Car again during a trip, one will be remembered.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:32 PM

 

Included meals in the Dining Car (but none in the café) include:

For breakfast - any entree, side of meat (if desired), juice and beverage
For lunch - any entree, beverage and desert (if desired)
For dinner - any entree, side salad (if desired), beverage and desert (if desired)

Alcoholic beverages and tipping are additional.

Desert is only offered on the Sunset Limited & SWC but all the meals include dessert! :giggle:

 

Desert is also offered on the California Zephyr, along with dessert.


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 06:46 PM

 I don't know what train you will be traveling on but some Amtrak routes serve good food and in some cases some fresh prepared food, On other routes you will get a reheated convection oven meal served in the cafe car.  Last August (PHL-DEN  DEN-PHL) we rode the Cardinal, California Zephyr and Capitol Limited.  The Cardinal serves reheated food. It is acceptable, better than fast food, but not as good as that served on the CL and CZ. In the past few years the dining car menu's have been cut down some but its still not bad.  Go to Amtrak.com and view the sample menu for your route.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:27 PM

 

 

Included meals in the Dining Car (but none in the café) include:

For breakfast - any entree, side of meat (if desired), juice and beverage
For lunch - any entree, beverage and desert (if desired)
For dinner - any entree, side salad (if desired), beverage and desert (if desired)

Alcoholic beverages and tipping are additional.

Desert is only offered on the Sunset Limited & SWC but all the meals include dessert! :giggle:

 

Desert is also offered on the California Zephyr, along with dessert.

 

Desert too on the Texas Eagle - 3 days a week.

 

The train that runs bewteen LAX and SAS is part Sunset Limited and part Texas Eagle.


Edited by KmH, 17 February 2017 - 10:39 PM.

1963U. S. Congress - underground trolley system • Disneyland train (1968/various other dates) • Old Tucson steam train (1969)

Amtrak: California Zephyr Coast Starlight •  Southwest ChiefSunset LimitedTexas Eagle • Illinois Zephyr

. . . . . . . Amtrak miles - 16,383, so far.

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:36 PM

Note, you do have to ASK for the salad. It's free, but not given unless asked for.



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Posted 17 February 2017 - 10:40 PM

Low hanging curve ball for ya Ryan.
 
The meals/beverages/sides aren't free, they are pre-paid, as part of the sleeper berth fare.

Edited by KmH, 17 February 2017 - 10:52 PM.

1963U. S. Congress - underground trolley system • Disneyland train (1968/various other dates) • Old Tucson steam train (1969)

Amtrak: California Zephyr Coast Starlight •  Southwest ChiefSunset LimitedTexas Eagle • Illinois Zephyr

. . . . . . . Amtrak miles - 16,383, so far.

 

 

 

 

 





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