The Turquoise Room

4.8
527 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Lunch: Daily: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Late Lunch Travelers Menu: Daily: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Dinner: Daily: 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Phone number
(928) 289-2888
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
John R. Sharpe
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Second and Williamson
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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service excellent. Husband had the a Wild Wild Platter, mix of bison, elk, deer and quail - unforgettable he said. We are already planning our next trip back. Wonderful views of trains rolling in and out.

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T
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chef John is a genius with flavors and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal choices. The Pepper Steak melted in the mouth and the Elk Medallions were bathed in an exquisite sauce. You must try the Chocolate Souffle laced with Grand Marnier. It is a fluffy chocolate dream for two.

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MM
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We come from Belgium and the restaurant was recommended by our travel agency. Great food. Amazing experience.

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WP
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to the Turquoise Room numerous times even though it is more than a 1 hour drive each way. It has been worth it every time and we cannot wait until we have a chance to go again. One tip, the chocolate souffle is not to be missed, but order it with your entree as each is made to order and they take awhile. 1 is good for a couple.

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CS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I can’t say enough good things about the Turquoise Room! The food,service and ambience was excellent. We haven’t stopped talking about our meal since we left. We only wished we lived closer so we could go back. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

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BC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great...breakfast and dinner! Wonderful coffee for breakfast. Bread pudding delicious! We really appreciated the delicious vegetarian entree available even without a special request and the squash blossom appetizer. We will come again When we visit the USA Southwest again. Hotel is lovely too. Wish there was a pool. Interesting art, relaxing lobby, very nice gift shop and bookshop. Thank you La Posada for keeping this historic site alive!

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MJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food and surroundings - beautifully restored Historical Harvey House Hotel and "Cafe". Wonderful overnight getaway with a surprisingly excellent restaurant.

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MA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this beautiful place! Food was wonderful -especially the Squash Blossom appetizer. Service was exceptional- thank you Forrest!

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FD
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Charming location full of history. Very inventive menu. Our meal was delicious from start to finish. Excellent service.

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Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We were staying at the La Posada Hotel & had heard how nice the Turquoise Room was. Reports were correct. Service was excellent. Vanessa was outstanding & facilitated our special requests. Food was good but some of the choices involved wild game which we would not order. Setting & ambiance were great if one liked trains which we do. Desserts were special as well.

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CA
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had an absolutely wonderful visit. Was visiting parents in Flagstaff and my friend/landlord highly recommended this place. Made reservations on their easy to navigate web site to be sure there would be a table. This hotel/restaurant has a interesting history and have much of it on display throughout. Reminds one of a museum atmosphere, which being a fan of history I really loved. The menu had many great choices and the food was fantastic. Fresh gourmet bread rolls with homemade crackers started the dinner. Order's arrived in a timely fashion. Appetizer was upscale and main meal was very well put together and presented beautifully. The service and staff were excellent. I couldn't be happier! I will definitely be returning!

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SS
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a gem this place is. We had both dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and both meals were wonderful. In the evening our gin martinis were made to perfection. The blue cheese salad was so good I am still thinking about it. My husbands prime rib was cooked to perfection and the green pepper sauce on my pepper steak was one of the best I have had. In the morning we had chiquillies and the Harvey girls pancakes both delicious. Getting to watch the trains go by is the big bonus of this space.

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KD
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were pleased
with our entire dining experience!

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TD
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time at the Turquoise Room but not our last. Located in the beautifully restored La Posada Hotel, we had a superb meal with impeccable service. My husband and I both had beef dishes made with locally sourced beef. Next visit I’m going for the lamb! The wine list is excellent.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our fourth visit to the hotel property and our second visit to the restaurant. Both continue to deserve their high ranking reputations. Had both dinner and breakfast on this occasion and both were exceptional in preparation, presentation, value, and taste! We've visited since this historic property was redeveloped (1997). It is a top tier experience with rustic charm and an understanding of its place in Harvey Hotel history. Great for train buffs too!

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JP
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit in the last few days. We went for lunch this time and our meals were excellent. Our waitress was attentive and very nice. We are on vacation, and moving on, but hope to come back again someday. It’s definitely an Arizona treasure.

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LB
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My wife had the Killer Veg Plate. She’s not even vegetarian, but LOVED it - lots of food, lots of diff things, all unique & tasty!
Frankly, the drinks were not the best (surprisingly) - plenty of alcohol, but not much added flavor.
The Creme Brûlée was good, but TINY!!!! Barely more than 2 spoonfuls for 8 bucks! And we ordered it to share! Luckily, it came with a couple nice raspberries & a dollop of fresh whipped cream (larger than the amount of creme brûlée)!

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

By far, some of the finest meals we've ever enjoyed anywhere. Creative and well-prepared dishes, impeccable service and a warm ambiance in a beautiful landmark hotel. Don't miss the squash blossom appetizer and signature soup.

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KM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

With outstanding southwestern style cuisine, the menu offered a wonderful variety of options from vegetarian to fish to meet. Don't know what all was in it but the polenta that came with the braised bison short ribs I ordered was outstanding. The wine list was extensive and offered a large and varied selection of domestic and international wines at very affordable prices. Who would have thought that such a great restaurant could exist in Winslow, AZ population 9,500? Going back again when we next drive I-40.

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TA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great meal at a reasonable price in a beautiful setting,

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SM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the most amazing meal at the Turquoise Room! We were seated very promptly, and presented with the menu, the wine list and a cocktail menu - fantastic choices, and out of the ordinary. My husband had the bison short rib - tender, melt in the mouth beef from an organic herd of bison. I had the wild platter, crispy quail, a medallion of elk, and a corn tamale with a chilli made from venison and bison, delicious and beautifully presented. We each had a glass of the wine recommended for our particular dish, an excellent pairing of food and wine. We shared the double chocolate souffle dessert - fabulous! The staff were knowledgeable, attentive, and friendly.
All in all, a fantastic meal!

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L
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous service, creative menu, delicious food, unique historical venue -- totally enjoyed both dinner and breakfast!

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DL
Dallas
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a nice place to have dinner after a long trip across country.

A little pricey but overall very good food.

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JK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was an outstanding experience. There wasn't a thing about our time spent there that wasn't enjoyable. Our waitress was a gem, the food received raves from all four of us and the ambience is incredible. We drove over from Show Low (about an hour and a half) and will definitely be doing this again.

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LS
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Loved the soup, squash blossoms, halibut, and bison short ribs. Exceptional for any location. Astonishing for Winslow. No weaknesses. Very reasonable wine prices & strong selection. Only suggestion would be to add a few ultra high end wines & liquors.

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C
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastic place in every sense of the word!!!

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ME
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I have dined here many times while staying in Winslow. Service has always been good. Attentive but not over bearing. A gem in the high desert and well worth your attention. Just remember to make a reservation as it can get busy.

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F
Nashville
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great stop on a cross-country road trip.
Winslow is a sleepy town and dining and lodging options are limited in the area. We found the Turquoise Room at the La Posada Hotel to be a great oasis in the middle of a food and lodging desert (literally!)
It's an unexpected treat, with great attentive service, fine atmosphere, a great selection of beers, wine, and cocktails, and food offerings that are hard to choose between.
We enjoyed the squash blossoms (filling and unique), the game meat sampler, and the pappardelle noodles with shrimp. Though this was plenty of food, we were also glad to have treated ourselves to a hot-from-the-oven chocolate soufflé that was worth the extra calories.
Exceptional service, an exceptional environment, and interesting delicious food made for a very special stopover. I'd recommend it to anyone in the area.

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MB
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second visit to the Turquoise Room, the first being for lunch a few years ago. This time was for dinner. Our expectations were met and exceeded by the quality of the food and service, starting with a drink at the bar. One of us had the prime rib, and the other had the bison short ribs. Both dishes were outstanding! Our waitress, Vanessa, was wonderful in providing perfect service and answering questions about the menu. We hope to return again soon.

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SH
Des Moines
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the posole (lamb stew), which was a delicious and filling lunch. The cornbread had a somewhat unusual flavor and consistency but was excellent also. Service was good. The hotel itself is beautiful and historic and worth a drive to visit

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CH
New Mexico
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Worth stopping for if you’re traveling I40. Great stuffed squash. Late-got-the-Train coffee is a real treat. Outstanding Fred Harvey restoration.

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L
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Watching this gem of a hotel and restaurant evolve over decades has been an honor and a treat. It is our go-to for special occasions and we never tire of the scenic drive from Flagstaff, even if we don't stay the night in one of the amazing rooms or suites. Make sure and walk the entire site, the ramadas and the sunken garden, and visit the two upstairs areas with co-owner Tina Mion's amazing artwork (some of which has been displayed in the Smithsonian in D.C.). The wait staff is professional, local, and well-versed in reading the customers' needs and desires. A true gem for foodies and tourists, locals or near-locals alike! The Hopi piki bread handmade of blue cornmeal and the squash blossoms (depicted) are a must, as is the signature soup whose yin/yang of spicy pureed black beans side by side with creamy corn chowder. We found our dessert soufflé itself marvelous, but we chose to eat it without the accompanying sweet whipped cream in combination with dark chocolate and Grand Marnier. Next time, it'll be our standard: the creme brulée. The Turquoise Room's version is the best we've ever had, even in Europe! The Mion/Affeldt co-owners have made sure that correct period décor is perfectly combined with more modern amenities--as if you've traveled back in time to the era of the Harvey Girls. Planned work with artist James Turrell is the proverbial icing on the cake. Eager for the next phase to be revealed to justify our bazillionth visit—as if we need an excuse!

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S
Denver
14 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service enhances the dining experience.

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AC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The squash blossoms are great! Give them a try. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is pricy but well worth it. The atmosphere was historic and classy. We splurged getting both an appetizer and the chocolate mousse for dessert, but it was worth it.

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RM
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb meal as always. Squash blossoms and signature soup are extra special

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K
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

I had watched your chef on UNC TV program. He stated that lamb was specialty and that it was featured on the menu everyday. Since this my 86th birthday and our 34th wedding anniversary , was looking forward to some tasty lamb. Not so! Only two choices for lunch. I chose the fry bead taco. I could hardly cut the bread with the knife provided. And further could not was not detect any lamb on this item. Also the fry bread was like leather. Further, waitress was not very well informed on the menu items, plus she kept removing our drinks rom the table before we finished them. And we had ask for water and did not provide straws, had to request them. Overall this was a very disappoint experience.

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JS
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A friend recommended staying at La Posada Hotel and dining at The Turquoise Room. I have to admit when we arrived in Winslow, we had out doubts, but the hotel and restaurant exceeded our exectations. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. We had the squash blossoms as an appetizer, the Chicken Breast with Tomatillo Sauce and the Churro Lamb sampler. Heads up to anyone who likes lamb, this Churro lamb has a much milder flavor, not at all like New Zealand lamb. It's worthwhile taking a look at the chef's recipe book (there's a restaurant copy) to see the amount of work that goes into preparing these dishes.

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L
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Enroute to/from Santa Fe, we stop at LaPosada and have dinner and breakfast at the Turquoise Room. The ambiance is interesting, the menu and food is good, service is often good though sometimes not, and the price is somewhat expensive.

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S
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were staying at La Posada where the Turquoise Room is located. The stuffed squash blossom appetizer was superb, with much delicious hot and gooey filling. We both had the wild game platter which included a quail, an elk medallion with current sauce and a wild game chili covered corn tamale. It was all delicious, and neither of us could decide which item was best. We finished with a scoop of gelato served in a cookie bowl with fresh berries and sauces. Truly a delightful meal

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DR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is delicious, beautiful, great history. I would highly recommended La Posada

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