Just completed my trip on the Star. I was pleasantly surprised with the no-dining car experience. The cafe was never crowded, the cafe well-stocked and attendant helpful and friendly. My sleeping car attendant was also friendly and helpful: Bianca assisted me thoughtfully throughout my journey. She even got my bags just before arriving in Philadelphia so I wouldn’t miss the stop. In the future, I would probably take the Meteor because you get a Dining car, but I would take the Star again if I had to.