The Turquoise Room opened in 2000 under the direction of renowned Chef John Sharpe. John oversees every detail of the preparation and service. According to Sharpe and wife Patricia (shown ): “We bake and cook everything from scratch, using only the finest and freshest ingredients, locally sourced to reflect many of the unique regional flavors of the Southwest”.
Breakfast: 7–11 am
Lunch: 11–2 pm
Travelers Menu: 2–4 pm
Dinner: Starts at 5 pm;
last seating at 8:30 pm
Martini Lounge: Open until 10pm
The Turquoise Room serves regional contemporary Southwestern cuisine — with an occasional tribute to the great days of the Fred Harvey Company.
In 1935, Mary Jane Colter was asked to design the private dining car for the Super Chief that was to run from Chicago to Los Angeles in 1936. It was named The Turquoise Room. The inaugural run started on Track 5 in Chicago’s Dearborn Station on May 12th 1936. “Ellie,” Eleanor Powell was named its first passenger and so began its illustrious flirtation with the Hollywood Stars of the day. The Turquoise Room was a favorite of the studio chiefs and stars of the day for their private dining pleasure. We hope you will enjoy your visit to our Turquoise Room. Also, consider railroad travel to our friendly restaurant as we are an Amtrak stop.