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Essex Clipper Dinner Train

) #5 of 11 Restaurants in Essex €€€€ American
1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426-1516
+1 860-767-0103
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“crackers” (8 reviews)
“prime rib” (13 reviews)
“chicken” (5 reviews)
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1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426-1516
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My kids gave us this experience and we truly loved every minute. We rode in a lovingly restored 1924 Pullman Dining car. The meal was wonderful and served on china, with silverware on cloth table clothes. The views were great/ especially seeing Gillette Castle across...More

Thank dberiau
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a Christmas gift from our children . It turned out to be a great relaxing afternoon. The dining car is beautiful. The attention to detail by the staff- impeccable! I ordered gluten free food- They came out with gluten free bread , crackers...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Great Ride. Very friendly staff and most helpful. Service was great and my Seafood casser was real good.

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 3 July 2017

The Essex Clipper Dinner train was truly everything we expected. Service and food was amazing. I have no complaints. When we first pulled in to the parking lot, there are parking attendants who direct you in where to park. Then there is a nice lady...More

Thank Ale M
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Imagine dining in luxury while traveling through the countryside in a restored dining car! And Here you go! Food great, truly excellent, old school service. What a treat!

Thank Tom D
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Fun train dinner but the food is only ok for the price they charged. No appetizer at all - only serve some crackers with cheese and 2 pieces of salami. Main course is ok, but the drink service is slow, so order your drink right...More

Thank Janelulu88
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Pros: This was a fun experience for our anniversary. The train was set up and decorated with an old-fashioned feel, but with air conditioning. We enjoyed the relaxing 2 and 1/2 hour ride along the CT River. Meal was quite good. Appetizer was a small...More

Thank B H
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Experiencing a romantic dinner on a train was on my bucket list. The 1920 Pullman Car dining experience on the Essex train fulfilled my expectations. The decor, service and food were all excellent. I enjoyed every minute of this special adventure. It was everything I...More

Thank peggygris
Reviewed 30 September 2016

I just loved this....the service was amazing as was the dinner....I am still amazed how nothing moves on your table ....the trip was so lovely, moving at a slow pace for 2 1/2 hrs , shifting between wooded areas, water views, quaint homes and streets,...More

Thank zj97
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

The Essex Clipper Dinner Train is a step back into the 1800's. The train ride is about two hours and during that time you are served a white linen dinner . They have four wonderful choices an d a four course dinner complete with a...More

Thank Marsha S
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Marlene R
10 August 2017|
Response from Ale M | Reviewed this property |
$60 pp for the main cabin. I dont know about a vip. if there is any....
15 September 2016|
Response from Pat W w | Reviewed this property |
Hi and "Happy Anniversary." The Essex is an excellent choice for your celebration. Their on line menu can best answer your question regarding the menu. My quick review shows that there are choices for younger diners. The... More
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Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Railroad Ave, Essex, CT 06426-1516
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 860-767-0103
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