The Turquoise Room

4.8
646 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.
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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Cross street
Second and Williamson
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AC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at the Turquoise room. Dinner was excellent, The menu is very well thought out to include items from the surrounding areas. My wife has the Pork Carnitas and I the "Wild Platter". Both were amazing, but my wife and I agree that the Carnitas were superior. Our service (Jason) was on point and will request him in the future. We may decide to make this restaurant our go to place for birthdays, anniversaries, and special occasions.

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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Turquoise Room is on the very top of our list for amazing food, good wine, ambiance and a wonderful getaway location with LaPosada. It's wonderful year around but especially magical at Christmas.

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MV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove from out of town to eat at this restaurant. The food is chef-made, creative, tasty, and perfectly prepared. Server was helpful and respectful. Prices are excellent. I expected to pay more.

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Y
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Have been dining here occasionally since 2000 and have never been disappointed. The Christmas shrimp tamale was exquisite with just enough spice to please but not overwhelm. The Cedar Farms prime rib was hands down the best cut of prime rib I have had in the past 20 years and perfectly prepared.

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KM
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another fine trip to Winslow, La Posada, and the Turquoise Room -- definitely worth the 5-hour drive from Tucson! Chef John's special Thanksgiving "Herb-Roasted Free-Range Arizona Turkey - Two Ways" was truly delicious. We also are glad to see new vegetarian and vegan options on John's menu and enjoyed an appetizer of the "blue corn tamale filled with pepper, squash and corn, topped with roasted squash, peppers and squash salsa." Dessert topped it off beautifully: a scoop of "Sea Salt Caramel Gelato with (chocolate) Truffles in a House-Made Almond Tulip Cup" This wonderful restaurant, in a totally unique setting, is an Arizona treasure!

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

This is our fourth year having Thanksgiving dinner at the Turquoise Room. The selection of entrees for this special occasion is always outstanding. In the past, I have favored the free-range Thanksgiving turkey dinner. This year I ordered the braised bison ribs. The meat was fall-off-the-bone tender and tasty. I did find the accompanying vegetables and polenta a bit confused. I had trouble separating the flavors. The blackberry BBQ sauce was tasty, but a bit sparse. My wife was disappointed in her prime rib. She prefers rare prime rib but the best they could offer was medium. The meat was juicy but tough; even cutting it with a steak knife took some effort. The appetizer (elk meatballs) was nicely done; crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. The desserts receive a mixed review. The bread pudding was a little dry and not particularly flavorful. My gelato, in a crispy, edible bowl was excellent. My Old Soul Pinot noir (2012) was very good; soft on the tannins and quite full of berry flavors while maintaining a rich dryness. Overall, we enjoyed our Thanksgiving dinner at the Turquoise Room and hope to continue the tradition next year.

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Second time there. Fabulous unique healthy menu! Wonderful friendly and professional experienced waiter named Forrest!!!!!
We loved everything and will definitely be back
Thank you
Gene and Kristina Bonfoey
Cornville, AZ

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b
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Thanksgiving dinner here. The food was perfectly proportioned, reasonably priced and delicious. It's a beautiful hotel. The service was excellent.

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PR
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never disappointed with a meal at the Turquoise Room!

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JF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

This restaurant came highly recommended to me by a discerning relative. Our meal was a disappointment, unfortunately. We ordered the prime rib. Although the presentation was nice, and the vegetables cooked appropriately, the prime rib was tough, chewy and tasteless. We complained to our server, and he offered to replace the meal. I declined, however, because I was too disappointed to enjoy anything else, and because I wasn't sure it would be any better. Instead of removing the cost of the meal from our bill, however, he offered us a free dessert. An $8 dessert is not an adequate substitute for a bad steak dinner, so we spoke to the restaurant manager about it. Nevertheless, no adjustments to our bill were offered, no adjustments made, nor any apology either. We were left with a bad taste in our mouths!

I wrote to the chef about our experience that night. He did not respond for a few days. In his tardy response, he did apologize but only offered a free meal in the future. Since we live in the Midwest, and do not intend to travel to Winslow again, it was an empty offer (which I feel certain he knew when he made it).

Altogether a disappointing experience for such a highly rated and recommended restaurant.

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MG
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love dining here on trips to northern Arizona. The colorful Southwestern decor, unpretentious and casual yet special, is welcoming and friendly. The food was extraordinary--everything fresh, seasonal and local. We started with Hopi hummus made with fresh tepary beans on blue corn tortillas light as air, unique and delicious, followed by a southwestern caesar salad with crunchy romaine lettuce topped with traditional caesar salad dressing but spiced up with pepinos and tasty red peppers. The outstanding dish of the evening was the vegetable plate, with so many delicious tastes we couldn't finish them all, everything from fresh grilled corn on the cob and tiny asparagras to chili rellenos and tamales and the most delicious mashed potatoes I have eaten anywhere to tiny grilled carrots and radishes and light as air grilled tofu with chilis. The wine list was excellent--we had a Quilt chardonnay from Napa that complemented the meal to perfection. Our server was delightful--friendly and helpful but not overbearing. A delightful evening.

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ME
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've had dinner here many times when I stay in the hotel. Menu changes with the seasons. Service has always been good and attentive. Good selection of wines. Food always prepared well. Any special requests can be made with your reservation. Be sure to remind them when you check in.

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CB
New Mexico
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing hotel location. The food was inventive and fresh. Loved the sweet corn tamale.

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FC
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch! Will be back when we can get there again.

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OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and one of the best eclectic and well priced wine lists I have encountered. Historic and beautifully restored dining room. Do not miss a chance to go.

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SB
San Diego
13 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We stopped in Winslow to eat in this restaurant on our way from the Petrified Forest National Park to Sedona. The inn (La Posada) is a delight and their restaurant is great, with a number of memorable dishes. I highly recommend it.

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C
Anchorage
10 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

My friend and I envisioned a quiet, special atmosphere during dinner. But a group of 28 was seated at the three tables in the center of the room! Not only were they very noisy - VERY - but our server had to help with them so she was unable to give us attention when we wanted it. My friend ordered rare prime rib and the server said it would probably be medium rare, but the piece was so unbelievably rare that she asked it be cooked a little longer. I had the bison short ribs, and they were tender but not very flavorful. The blackberry BBQ sauce in the description was not in evidence, and I wanted to ask the server if I could have some, but she was too busy with the large table. I only saw 4 servers for the entire dining room while there. I think it's safe to say that the large group pretty much ruined dinner for everyone else in the dining room.

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RG
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best of the best. There is no down side to the Turquoise Room. Food, setting, and service were impeccable!

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AP
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were seated in one of the booths at the side of the dining room, which is a big open space but somehow is still rather cozy. I had the elk medallions and my husband had a sampler plate - both delicious! The next morning we had classic baked eggs dishes for breakfast and those were outstanding as well. The servers were excellent and we wished we added an extra night at LaPosada to enjoy more of this atmosphere with trains going by and superb cuisine, but no worries since we'll be back someday when we go west again.!

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JJ
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. The Turquoise Room was outstanding. We had both dinner and brunch during our stay at La Posada. This was such an outstanding experience - the hotel, the history, the service, and the food. The "specialties" are special for a reason. For brunch, get the Corn Maiden's delight. For dinner, start with the soup and then try either the bison short ribs or anything with tamales. The staff is super friendly and charming. Highly recommend. This place is a gem.

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RG
Italy
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy the restored dinning room in this Fred Harvey train hotel. The food is excellent with some nice game dishes and other well made fare. Try the chocolate souffle--very light and satisfying.

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MZ
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We had high expectations. Didn’t disappoint. We definitely want to go again in the future.

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G
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant with interesting menue. Good service.
It is isolated...in winslow az...between flagstaff and petrified forest
If in the area dont miss the hotel and restaurant.

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CE
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We dive 150 miles to eat here at least once a year. The food is outstanding and our waitress was the best. All around great experience

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G
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This was a very pleasant surprise discovery as we were traveling through Arizona and visiting the Petrified Forest. Food, service and ambience exceeded our expectations. Three of us had the Wild Platter and one of us had the Elk medallions - tasty, well presented meals. It was difficult to choose which entree we would go with. We appreciated the wine suggestion for each of the entrees they offered. If we are ever in the area again, we would certainly return to The Turquoise Room. My only disappointment was that I noted that we were celebrating a birthday (it was to be a surprise) on the Open Table reservation. Nothing was done or acknowledged.

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TP
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We enjoyed the evening very much. Our server Kyle was very informative and helpful
in picking out a wonderful dinner and the food that was prepared for us was delicious.
Thank you so much for our wonderful evening.....

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GM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Moving trip to New Mexico

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J
Orange County
29 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We drove all the way from Southern California to dine qt the fabulous Turquoise Room. It was worth the drive!

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SW
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been wanting to see the hotel & eat in the Turquoise Room for years..... it did not disappoint! Food was wonderful, wine and beer were delicious, the dining room was beautiful, the wait staff was awesome, and service was timed perfectly.... Hope we can visit again!

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LS
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The last time we had a chance to eat here we raved about it for years; after this time, we will rave about it for a decade. Exceptional food, service and atmosphere.

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RV
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food prepared as requested. Server was great, polite and attentive when needed.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome service. Delicious food.

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DG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Most of the diners were adults, but one table had a small child who added a bit of noise to an otherwise lovely dinner.

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BA
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent, the room is absolutely beautiful but the food was not as good at dinner as it was last year at this time. Some entree choices were not available and the one I chose was not good at all. I wish I had ordered something else. On the other hand, breakfast was just delightful. Seems like the kitchen does a better job at breakfast than they do at dinner.

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KD
Baltimore
16 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best in the West. The Turquoise Room must be the best in Arizona. Wonderful local cuisine with native American and western entrees. Good friendly service with beautiful Arizona decor in a fantastic art deco hotel.

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E
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First of all the food was great, in my case a shared calamari, elk steak and a shared, classic chocolate soufflé. Then the service...friendly, attentive, interactive (OMG,- how old fashioned to speak to customers rather than hurrying them out to prepare for the next diners!) and efficient. Ambience...classy interior, stunning modern stained glass triptych,- all within La Pousada which itself is a fascinating mixture of history, American crafts and modern art.
Note, the adjacent cocktail bar...which retains its 30's charm, is a separate franchise when it comes to the billing.
Best meal of our US trip so far.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food in a historical location! Great experience!

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LM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service...the Elk with black currant sauce is beyond delicious and the Grand Marnier® Souffle is to die for. A visit to the hotel museum is an absolute must. Watching trains go by in silence is fascinating. This was our choice for our 52nd-anniversary dinner and the 3rd anniversary we have spent dining at The Turquoise Room in the La Posada Hotel. We drive over 80 miles just to enjoy this fine restaurant.

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A
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dining at The Turquoise Room at La Posada is a great experience. Starting with history, it is easy to imagine oneself eating in this dining room some 70 or 80 years ago after a long train ride. The room has been tastefully updated with impressive Navajo rugs as wall hangings. One can still see the trains come and go right out the front windows, but it is easier to stay focused on the high-quality cuisine with local ingredients that held my attention. Appropriate for fall, I chose an appetizer of elk meatballs deep fried and resting on mixed greens with vinaigrette. They were served with a creamy apricot aioli. For the main course I tried the lamb trio prepared with lamb from the Navajo Reservation. There was ground lamb in a posole flavored with chorizo, a lamb medallion on a bed of fresh mint leaves and a tamale of lamb stew—the masa was delightfully sweet--topped with roasted corn and light cream. I ordered crème brulée for dessert, but there were other more adventuresome offerings. Until I make it back to this hotel and restaurant, the memory of this dinner is sure to last.

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B
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Turquoise room in the La Posada Inn, originally a Fred Harvey restaurant designed by Mary Colter. The food is eclectic and delicious, our waiter was wonderful and the wine and drinks are great. The La Posada Inn is a great place to stay for the art and the ambience. The breakfast is delicious.

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