The Turquoise Room

4.8
1082 Reviews
$30 and under
American
James Beard nominee Chef John Sharpe has really put a mark on the map for Winslow AZ restaurants. Located in the historic Fred Harvey Hotel- La Posada. Chef John has a spin on a unique southwest contemporary cuisine , while providing a mesmerizing interpretation of Arizona food. Discover a wonderful restaurant along side the Route 66 as you travel through Arizona.
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HollyG
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding flavor and presentation, wonderful service, could not have asked for a better Anniversary

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LynnM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Celebrating an anniversary and would gladly return. Ehjoyed the ambiance of the twins passing through. Thought the room had a shortage of staff as the service was a little bit slow. Overall a very memorable experience!

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Gary
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food2service1ambience5

Service was horrible. Waitress was very slaw and brought food well after it was cold. waitress showed no concern when told her. Manager offered to comp one meal but when it was time to go he did not

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MarkF
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated promptly and our waitress came to greet us and take drink orders very quickly. Food was prepared well (elk and bison). Chocolate soufflé was delicious. Everything went very smoothly.

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DandD
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both breakfast choices were delicious! The Corn Maidens Delight had an amazing blend of flavors over warm corn polenta. Mary Jane’s omelette was light and fluffy with the perfect amount of spinach and mushrooms. Great coffee, fabulous service too. We enjoyed everything about The Turquoise Room and La Posada.

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DandD
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Turquoise room did not disappoint. Great food, eclectic choices with local influences. Reasonable wine prices and cocktails. Excellent Ginger and Gin martini!

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vipAzshan
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Posada is a grand old Harvey House and it surpassed all my expectations. The Turquoise Room evoked memories of what it might have been like in the 1930s to travel through the southwest by rail. Our server was friendly and attentive. We enjoyed every dish, and especially relished the house specialty soup and the double chocolate dessert. The tables were spaced a safe distance apart, the staff were wearing masks and they were taking appropriate safety measures. They even took our temperature before they let us enter the dining room.

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BarbaraS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great old dining room in the landmark La Posada Hotel in Winslow

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing! Never disappoints. Just sorry there weren’t squash blossoms but because of that we were forced to try a different app and wow were the meatballs delicious! Will always go back.

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Santafefoodie
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite stay-cation locations. It is easy to relax and forget the hectic world. The food is so imaginative and tasty. The staff is very friendly and efficient but know how to let you enjoy your dining experience without hovering.

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LindaS
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table by the window to watch the trains. Great Service and fabulous food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was excellent as usual although on my shrimp dish the corn was cut a little too close to the cob.

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MaureenS
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! I would definitely eat there again!

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kathleeni
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the restaurant could compete with many San Francisco locations. We ate at the Turquoise Room for three dinners and three breakfasts. Outstanding selection, preparation and presentations. A real treat after not been in restaurant since February. Also absolute comfort with attention to Covid issues. Wait staff is friendly and professional.

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bernii
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Would highly recommend it 👌

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LeslieU
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always a culinary delight to dine at the Turquoise Room. Unique menu and always a lovely presentation.. and breakfast is outstanding!!!

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Standingonacorner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very pleasant visit to the TR during these challenging times. Food was outstanding. My biggest regret was not taking a picture of the signature bean and corn soup before I destroyed the signature artfully adoring the surface. Picture the dining room initials and a string of hearts. The presentation truly elevated an already fabulous set of flavors.

Had the Shrimp Pasta to follow - TR chef knocked it out of the park.

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RobertaS
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We’d made reservations as we love coming to the restaurant. The food & atmosphere are always excellent. This visit was a little disappointing . It won’t prevent us from returning — BUT
As our appetizer we ordered Spanish - Arizona Tapas with a
side dish of house-pickled organic carrots, jicama, and fennel. At the early seating of 5;00pm you were already out of the side & there was no substitution or difference in price or apology . We’d asked for some of your delicious homemade breads to go with our meal. We would buy them- we were just told you are no longer serving!!! Very disappointing
We ordered as one entree the Grilled Chicken Breast with Tomatillo Sauce and Tamale- excellent! The second entree : Classic Petite Filet Pepper Steak, again was excellent. We ended the meal with Warm Bread Pudding
Excellent.
My thought is-a few items need improvement — if you wish to remain as a destination stop.
Thank you
Roberta stolpestad

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DarrellA
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank You for the great ambiance and it is a time we will remember forever..

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ElizabethB
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I stayed at the hotel for 2 nights and I think we ate in the restaurant 4-5 times. It was excellent! We will be back in the future.

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DianaS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Turquoise Room has struck a balance between service and COVID-19 safety that I truly appreciate! We enjoyed our experience, the food and the atmosphere. Keep up the good work’!

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KevinD
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Turquoise Room is amazing! You haven’t lived until you’ve tried the signature soup.

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chrispk
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place to eat, for all meals. Breakfasts are outstanding, as are dinners. The open dining room felt safe and it was obvious that the management takes covid19 preparations seriously. Food, service, presentation, environment were all excellent. It was especially nice to be able to order a takeout lunch this time. Thanks to all!

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SherryG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful old-fashioned ambience. Came for dinner and stayed for breakfast. Interesting menu of modernized southwestern dishes. Nicely presented. The fried squash blossom appetizer was an excellent starter followed by melt -in-the- mouth elk medallions. Don’t forget dessert; perhaps bread pudding or Harvey Girls pie. Breakfast was fun and a difficult choice. Green chili potatoes add zip to the eggs but not overly spicey. And most importantly- excellent coffee.

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TravelForLife
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had the Tapas for a starter. They were very good but the Tapa Bars in Miami do a better job with a far greater variety of choices. We had soup for the second course. The bean on one half and cream corn on the other half of the bowl (signed by the chef) was absolutely magnificent. I have never had better even at Michelin Star restaurants in Europe. Do not miss out on the soup. Don't share, get a bowl each. The elk steaks in a pomegranate reduction was something I have never had before. It was so good that I wished I could have eaten more but the portion was just perfect which left a slight bit of room for dessert. The freshly baked pie with a scoop of gelato (had to share it) was a perfect ending of and unforgettable culinary experience.

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vipAZLolly
Phoenix
292 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We went up to enjoy Chef John's last nights of heading up the Turquoise Room menu. Other than having to wait to be seated well past our reservation time, we settled on a table at a lobby window because by then the wonderful Navajo guitarist had started. The signature soup and the appetizer meatballs were amazing. We shared the vegetable plate entree as a second course and it was spectacular. We enjoyed the elk medallions and the bison shortrib and of course also had the chocolate brownies and prickly pear bread pudding. It was quite a feast. We can only hope the future of this restaurant continues after Chef John is gone. It's a fabulous and unique menu!

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TracyP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall2food2service5ambience5

VERY disappointed the 2 things I was looking forward to eating which were on the online menu they didn’t have !!! Heirloom Tomato Salad & Beef medallions. Caesar Salad was ok too much dressing & Calamari Appetizer was good. Slow service as Waitress was busboy / table sanitizer/ order delivery they need more help . Room was freezing several of us complained . Skipped dessert because it was too cold in the room & service was so slow .

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Stuffed
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place to celebrate a special occasion ever!

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BillandPamJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

As always the experience met our expectations. Even given the pandemic-mandated procedures were handled delicately and professionally. Our server April was terrific, the food was as usual delectable. We know the owners have said that things will remain the same with chef John retiring and we hope that's true. We make the 90-minute drive from Show Low regularly and happily and would like to continue doing so.....

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HopeU
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth your time and money. I’m grateful that I don’t live closer because I’d be so tempted to eat there every day.

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ASUgrad
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special trip to La Posada and the Turquoise Room on the occasion of the pending retirement of Chef John Sharpe. This was also our first time there in the age of COVID. All precautions were in place, temperatures taken on dining room entry and all staff in masks and gloves. Tables were spaced appropriately, menus and napkins were paper; everything sanitized between table use. Service and food was excellent as always. We started with the fried stuffed squash blossoms which are still excellent. We then shared the beef filet au poivre; also excellent and hard to find anywhere. We finished with the unique Fred Harvey apple and berry pie - also excellent. Fortunately, La Posada will take over the Turquoise Room and the kitchen and serving staff will remain. Chef John has created a culinary oasis in the high desert. We look forward to it remaining so as La Posada and the Turquoise Room are worthy of a special trip.

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RevDoc
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Was at La Posado for my wife's birthday. A wonderful atmosphere, great food and great service. One of our best get-aways in our marriage.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed dinner at the Turquoise Room with excellent food, great service and pleasant ambience. The hotel and gallery are treasures too. Well worth the time!

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DavidV
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job doing with the current Covid issues. Very safe

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PamM
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a wonderful experience. Loved the precautions taken for CO-VID. Lots of space between the tables...and cute little private eating spaces in the lobby. All of our food was outstanding and the service was impeccable. A great memory for us and our friends who enjoyed a charming little overnight getaway. Thank you!

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SusanJ
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, dining at La Posada is a wonderful, nourishing experience. The food--especially sauces, seasonings--are delicious and delightful. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great! We had a party of 6 friends who met there and everyone enjoyed their meal. The margaritas were excellent and so was the service!

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PatF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are repeat diners at the Turquoise Room and it never disappoints. The service was excellent, the wide variety of entrees, coupled with the chef’s use of local ingredients made our dinner experience exceptional.

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SH1961
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for breakfast. The food was great and the atmosphere was very nice. They’re doing a great job dealing with keeping everybody safe regarding the pandemic.

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Jeffarino
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Your staff and the food was excellent as always. My only complaint is that an item was taken off of the menu, which happened to be one of our absolute favorite items.

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The Turquoise Room is rated 4.8 stars by 1082 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.