Many guides have been written over the years describing the best (and often the worst) places to eat. One of the most famous of these is the Michelin series of guides which accord from 1 to 3 stars to restaurants they perceive to be of high culinary merit.
A special restaurant is the dining car in long-distance trains. Travelling long distances it offers more luxury than eating brought-along food in the train, while it saves time compared with eating in towns along the way. Also, compared with other restaurants, the ever changing views of the countryside enhance the pleasure of the dinner.