Amtrak Debuts New Spring & Summer Menu In The Metropolitan Lounge At Moynihan Train Hall

May 14, 2024

Amtrak customers can now enjoy new, seasonal menu items in the Metropolitan Lounge at Moynihan Train Hall in New York City.

These new dishes are rolling out on a monthly cycle and feature a host of sustainability improvements, including eliminating 95% of plastic packaging and individually packaged products, preparing more items in the Lounge’s kitchen to reduce waste, and replacing disposable service ware with elegant china, glassware, and cutlery.

“Our food and beverage offerings are essential to the Amtrak experience, and we’re proud to debut an impressive array of new items for our guests to enjoy while they relax on their journey,” said Amtrak Executive Vice President and Chief Commercial Officer Eliot Hamlisch. “Adding a sustainability component also helps with our goals to lessen Amtrak’s environmental impact and aligns with our customers’ interest in reducing their individual carbon footprint.”

For breakfast, new offerings include a pepper jack cheese muffin, avocado toast, and overnight oats. A variety of Amy’s Bread pastries and street corn hummus are available for a quick snack and a grilled chicken ciabatta baguette, Santa Fe chicken flatbread, and poached pear, blue cheese and pecan salad are a few of the new lunch and dinner items.


The rotating menu offered in the Metropolitan Lounge comes on the heels of recent investments and improvements made by Amtrak to elevate its food and beverage offerings. This includes a rotating STARR Restaurant Group menu in Acela First Class and new snack and beverage menus at other Amtrak Metropolitan Lounges across the country. Amtrak will also be introducing Cafe Acela upgrades later this Spring for a more premium experience.

The Metropolitan Lounge at Moynihan Train Hall is available for Amtrak Guest Rewards® Select Executive and Select Plus members, Acela First Class and private room customers, and Single-Day Pass holders with same-day reservations. The space offers luxurious customer seating, a grand entry, and an expansive balcony with café-style seating overlooking the Train Hall.

Moynihan Train Hall has received the World Architecture and Design Award as one of the World’s Most Beautiful Passenger Stations according to Prix Versailles – at UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). The award spotlights contemporary architecture and design projects around the world.

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